Monday, August 30, 2010

Friend Makin' Monday

I am a newbie.  I have never participated in Friend Makin' Mondays before, but always wanted to.  Thanks to a little nudge from Shortmama, I decided there's no time like the present!  Apparently, it is usually hosted over here on the first Monday of the month, and then is hosted by a variety of people for the rest of the month.  Today, it is over here.  If you found me from over there...WELCOME! 

I like...doing laundry.  I know, it's boring but it's true.  I like to fold clothes fresh from the dryer, and I love that of the 90 minutes it takes to wash and dry a load of laundry...I only have to "work" for about 7 minutes.  Making a machine do all the work is my kind of chore! 

I don't like...every other chore, which is why I need a maid (or for my kids to be a little bit older...).

I love...quiet time with Roon after the kids go to sleep.  It's the only time of the day when I can talk to him without having to shout over noise and chaos.  Even if we don't have anything to say, and we just sit there wathing old TV episodes from Netflix, it is my favorite time of day.
I dream day having my house under control.  I keep implementing new systems for organization, and it's slowly falling into place...but I dream of a day when it all just runs like clockwork, and I don't have to think about it so much.

I wonder...why things always seem to break when Roon is at work.  I don't DO handyman stuff.  That's why I got married!

I children love me and each other even when they are screaming the opposite. 

I went...a little overboard on plans to re-do our half bath, and organize the master closet.  Hopefully once it's done, Roon will like it so much that he'll forget how much it cost...

I have...a slight addiction to my iPhone.  Okay, it might be more than "slight".

I think...people who choose not to vote, should keep their mouths shut!

I plan...on going back to college once my kids are all in school.  Something about having my Associate's degree in "Generals" has never sat quite right with me.

I regret...not exercising on Thursday and Friday morning.  Now I'm 2 days behind on my exercise goal.  I hate being behind!

I do...collect Box Tops religiously.  I send in roughly 300 a year.  It's a sickness, really.

I drink...soda WAY more than I should.  I'm trying to get back on the water bandwagon, but parting is such sweet sorrow...

I wish...I lived closer to family sometimes.  It's nice to be on our own, but it sure would be nice to be able to just get together for dinner sometimes!

I am...always making lists.  I get a sense of accomplishment from being able to cross things off!

I am not...going to make the mistake again of substituting other people's opinions for my own.

I lose about 8 more pounds before my next heart check up.  It makes me mad that I gained that much back to begin with!

I graduated...from one high school, but consider myself an "alumni" to 2. 

I hope...people consider me dependable. 

I go on a trip with Roon that would involve me getting a passport.  Australia is my ultimate dream destination...

I sometimes...let the TV babysit my kids.  I feel guilty the whole time, but sometimes it's easier to get things done when my "helpers" are distracted by the glowing magical box!

I the "best for last".  I eat the middles of my sandwiches last.  I always eat the Skittles or Starbursts that I don't like before the ones that I do.  This way, I always know I have something to look forward to.

I can...heal an owie with a single kiss, and that tells me that moms really DO have superpowers!

I work...hard to make sure my children are respectful of others. 

I cannot...function normally on less than 6 hours of sleep.  I may be up, but I am most definitely not myself.

I avoid...anyone who says the words "I don't like drama" because they usually turn out to be the biggest drama queens of all! 

I will...probably go with Roon tomorrow when he has to run an errand for work.  Any excuse to get out of the house is a good one in my book! 

Holy cow!  That took me forever!  I think I overthink things sometimes. 
Now, I'm going to head over to link up, and visit some soon to be friends!  You can do it too, if you wanna...


MiMi said...

Don't blame me, I didn't vote!
I hate that hate that hate that hate that!!!!
That is all I guess.
Great list though! :)

shortmama said...

My friend and I were just talking this weekend about how people who talk about not wanting drama are the ones that are always in the middle of it!!

Jennifer said...

Sami, is THAT why you avoid me? Because I say I don't like drama? Am I a drama queen??? (I'm just kidding. you don't avoid me. not kidding about the not liking drama part though :) )

Emmy said...

LOVE this list. Do you want to come to my house and do laundry? Because well I don't like it very much.

And sister I am right there with you with the iPhone thing... but I also have an iPad touch, so I pretty much live with apple products 24/7

Totally agree about the voting-if you don't vote you can't complain.

I need to lose about 8 lbs myself.. mostly in my gut. I hate my stomach.

Myya said...

Loved your list. It would totally take me a long time too, I always overthink things as well. SOOO true about the "I hate drama" people oh & the ones about people not voting. Those people are annoying, it is your duty people come on!!! 8 lbs... pffftt, I've got a good 30 or so. I'd say you are awesome at only 8 lbs. :) So... when did you say you are moving to my state??? I could sure use some instructions on organization, how amazing would it feel to like I had some order in my house. Oh wait you aren't moving here - DANG IT!!!

Stephanie said...

Love your list! :) Thank you for visiting my blog yesterday! Have a great week!

Evelyn @ Hanging by a Silver Lining said...

LOVED getting to know you a little better! great post!