Our weekend was a whirlwind of fun picnics, amazing food, and fireworks. I’m not complaining one bit, but WHEW was it exhausting! Myles is totally off his sleep-schedule so it’s going to be a few days till we’re back to normal around here.
I’m also feeling like I ATE my way through the weekend (omg picnic-food…) so I’m feeling sluggish and generally “blah”. I’m looking forward to getting back to normal eating and running. I have another 5K in less than a month … eek!
I got a nice comment from Sara this morning letting me know she nominated me for this blog-award…
Here are the rules:
- Thank and link to the person who nominated you. (Thank you, Sara — everyone go check out her new blog, Sweaty Mess Mama!)
- List the rules and display the award.
- Share seven facts about yourself. (See below)
- Nominate 15 other amazing blogs and comment on their posts to let them know they have been nominated. (Also below.)
Seven Facts About Me…
- I am with my high school sweetheart. Mike and I dated in high school (I was a senior, he was a junior). We broke up after about a year but I never quite got over him. I got married to the guy I dated after him, moved away, got divorced … and years later Mike and I ended up back together. We’re technically engaged, but we’re both pretty happy with our relationship as-is so I don’t know if we’ll ever technically get married — but we still call each other “husband” and “wife”. (I wrote about our “love story” in a 3-part series.)
- I’m a (semi-) crunchy mom, I guess… I became an instant step-mama when Mike and I got together. My step-son, Ben is almost 6 years old now and it’s hard to believe he was just a little toddler when Mike and I got back together. Mike and I also have a son, Myles, together. Myles was born at home with a midwife, which was one of the most amazing, empowering experiences I’ve ever had. I loosely follow the basic ideas of attachment parenting (co-sleeping, gentle discipline, etc.) but I am far from perfect.
- I almost became an anthropologist. When I graduated high school, I had NO idea what I wanted to do with my life. My mother pushed me to study computer science because I’ve been a fanatic for computers most of my life. So I started in the CS department. At the end of my freshman year, I decided I hated it, and I was really in love with anthropology after having taken a few electives. I switched my major and took tons of anthropology/archaeology classes. I even went on a dig! I absolutely LOVED it, but by the end of my sophomore year, I had matured enough to realize I didn’t have the dedication to go on and get a master’s degree right away, and I was too much of a homebody to travel the globe studying foreign people and cultures. So I switched my major once again and ended up with a degree in Management Information Systems (MIS).
- I have a love/hate relationship with social media. I’ve written about it before, but I continue to love Twitter and hate Facebook. As a web developer, I feel like I HAVE TO be on Facebook, but I really wish it would go away already…
- I have a lazy eye. Thankfully, it doesn’t “drift” much at all anymore, but when I was a kid, my right eye turned in toward my nose sometimes. I had to wear a patch on my good eye when I was around 3-4 years old, to try and strengthen the muscles in my right eye to keep it straight. I remember as a very little girl, my doctor told me if I wore my glasses, some day my eyes would possibly get better and I wouldn’t have to wear them anymore. I took it to heart and took very good care of my glasses, wearing them faithfully. By the time I was 16, I didn’t need them anymore!
- Straw papers and crumpled napkins gross me out. (File this under really bizarre, I know…) At restaurants, after you take the paper of your straw and crumple it up, I get really weird about it … that crumpled up paper (in my mind) is germy and gross and I want it as far away as I can push it. And don’t even talk to me about if you sit down at a table and there’s a crumpled straw paper from the last person who sat there. (Queue heebie-jeebie shudder…) Also, if you crumple up your napkin and put it on your plate at the end of a meal, then whatever leftover food might be underneath or beside that napkin INSTANTLY becomes toxic to me. If you pick a leftover french fry from underneath your napkin, I will dry heave in my mouth a little. I don’t know WHY those things gross me out so badly, but they really freak me out.
- I am incredibly uncoordinated. Perhaps it was because of that lazy-eye, but I have terrible hand-eye coordination. Softball in school was a joke. I also pretty much suck at basketball, volleyball, tennis, and anything else that calls for catching/throwing a ball or hitting it with some kind of implement. I was a cheerleader and a sprinter on the track and field team, because that was the most coordination I could manage. Even so… I always manage to be the ONE person that makes a klutzy fool of herself!