Friday, May 23, 2008


We have a lot planned this weekend because not only is it a holiday weekend, but it's my birthday too! I'll post all our activities on Tuesday because I'm not sure what I'll be able to do and not do cuz SURPRISE! Callee's sick again. She went to the doctor yesterday and got some meds so hopefully she'll be feeling better soon.

Until then, AZMom has tagged me for a get to know your blogger moment (as she called it, who knows what it's actually called!) So here is a bit more about me that you may or may not have known before.

1. Favorite Person - Hmmm, of course I love all my family and friends and they have all been there for me in different ways so it really depends on the day. Today it is my hubby and kids.

2. Favorite Food - It changes every few months, but right now I'd have to say grilled chicken.

3. Quirks about you - I hate odd numbers so if the TV volume is on an odd number it will set me over the edge. Not sure why but it does.

4. How would the person who loves you most describe you in ten words or less? Mike doesn't let his "true" feelings show (you should have heard him propose) so you'd get something like, "She's mean and nasty, but I still like her!"

5. Any regrets in life? Not meeting Mike in high school, but it wasn't meant to be.

6. Favorite charity/cause: St. Jude's because their infomercials always make me cry. No really, if anything were to happen to my kids we would need help like that, we are not rich. I think it is great that they help these families like that. It's all ready a rough time who wants to be thinking about the burden of bills?

7. Favorite Blog: I have lots of favorite blogs. I have a list of them if you'd like to look to your right.

8. Something you can't get enough of? Time with my husband.

9. Worst job you ever had? Working at a grocery store. Management was horrible, but I did meet 2 great people there so I got the better end of the deal in the end.

10. What job would you pay NOT to have? Daycare worker.

11. If you could be a fly on the wall anywhere, where would it be? Daycare. I get told all this stuff about my kids that is totally different from how they act at home. I'd love to see if it's true. (It's all good stuff just that they are quiet and play alone, etc.)

12. Favorite Bible Verse/Quote: Psalms 56:3 "When I am afraid I will trust in you" It has been my fave since I was about 10.

13. Guilty pleasure: Used to be cigarettes. Now it's just alone time in the evenings. The silence to be able to watch a show I DVR'd is wonderful.

14. Got any confessions? Nope..not that you know of.

15. If you had $1000 to spend on YOURSELF, what would you spend it on? This is hard. I'd probably go get as many 1 hour massages as I could.

16. Favorite thing about your house? That my laundry room is on the first floor. Definitely not the neighborhood, we need to get out!

17. Least favorite thing: The neighborhood it's in.

18. One thing you are bad at: Remembering anything.

19. If you could change on thing about your current circumstances what would it be? I would move out of the neighborhood our current house is in.

20. Who would you like to meet someday?Michael Jackson. I have always loved him he is an awesome performer and I may not agree with everything that surrounds him, but I'd still love to meet him.

21. What makes you feel sexy? This is going to sound corny so Josh just skip this one, but when we are somewhere and Mike looks at me from across the room with his look. Bonus is when he then walks over to me and gently slips his arm around my waist.

22. Who is your real life hero? Really moms in general, but especially my mom. You know the history with my brother and she had 3 others who were not exactly easy teenagers. She lived through it and so did we and I think we turned out pretty good.

23. What is the hardest part of your job? Which one? I think the hardest part of BOTH of my jobs (real world work and being a mom) is juggling the two. (Stolen from AZ Mom, but I couldn't have said it better.)

24. When are you most relaxed? In a nice hot bath or when Mike comes to bed. It's like I can finally allow myself to drift into a deep sleep then.

25. What stresses you out? Everything. Life in general. I am a very frazzled person most of the time and I'm never sure why.

26. What can you NOT live without? My family

27. Do you agree or disagree with the recent article that reported that blogs are authored by narcissists? Disagree.

28. Why do you blog? I blog to remember things and to show my kids later on that I did love them through this situation or that. Also, if they have questions if it's "normal" to feel this way or that way, they can read it here and know that I've been there too. I also like to keep my out of state friends and adoptive grandparents up to date on the girls and our lives.

29. Who are you tagging? Laura, Kathy, Steph


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the heads up on not reading that

Kellan said...

Great answers, Courtney. That thing your hubby woul say about you is zactly the same thing my hubby would say about me - HA!

Have a great Birthday and a great weekend - see you soon - Kellan

Angela said...

Happy birthday and I would go for the massages too
I am not saying that because I am a massage therapist
Come see me I will give you a birthday one

HRH said...

That was really sweet. It is always good to get to know ya better!

Kristi said...

Our birthdays are close...mine is this Friday. Yea Gemini! I love hot baths too and need one almost every night. And I'm jealous of the laundry room on the first floor.

AZMom said...

Great to get to know you a little bit better. And thanks for the compliments on my answers too :-)

I also have to say I wish we lived in a different neighborhood too. Our closest neighbors are great but there are not a lot of younger kids in the area (despite living 1 mile from school) and so just letting the kids go out and play while the adults talk is not a situation we are ever in out here. :-( We had that kind of neighborhood in CO and I miss it!

Anyway, hope you had a fun weekend and hope Callee is better!