Saturday, March 31, 2012

30 Days.... Boom, Boom!

     So life has actually been fairly.... calm lately! It has been so nice. John has been home *most* weekends, and last weekend when he had a trip up north we all got to stay at the cabin with my parents, so that weekend was still fun and we got to see him each day! I know his work schedule is about to get really intense again, until like September, so I feel incredibly blessed that this past month has been so low-key on the work end of things for him. 
     But since I sort of stink at keeping up on this blog, I'm giving myself a bit of a challenge! I saw it on a friend's blog. Its a list of things to blog about for 30 days straight. Plus, it will help keep my mind off of how horrendously bored I will be most nights!  So I start today, now that we finally have our computer back and working like a champ!

Here it is:

1. List 20 random facts about yourself.  
2. Describe 3 legitimate fears you have and explain how they became fears.

3. Describe your relationship with your parents.

4. List 10 things you would tell your 16 year-old self, if you could.

5. What are the 5 things that make you most happy right now?

6. What is the hardest thing you have ever experienced?

7. What is your dream job, and why?

8. What are 5 passions you have?

9. List 10 people who have influenced you and describe how.
10. Describe your most embarrassing moment.
11. Describe 10 pet peeves you have.
12. Describe a typical day in your current life.
13. Describe 5 weaknesses you have.
14. Describe 5 strengths you have.
15. If you were an animal, what would you be and why?
16. What are your 5 greatest accomplishments?
17. What is the thing you most wish you were great at?
18. What has been the most difficult thing you have had to forgive?
19. If you could live anywhere, where would it be and why?
20. Describe 3 significant memories from your childhood.
21. If you could have one superpower, what would it be and what would you do with it first?
22. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years? 15 years?
23. List your top 5 hobbies and why you love them.
24. Describe your family dynamic of your childhood vs. your family dynamic now.
25. If you could have dinner with anyone in history, who would it be and what would you eat?
26. What popular notion do you think the world has most wrong?
27. What is your favorite part of your body and why?
28. What is your love language?
29. What do you think people misunderstand most about you?
30. List 10 things you would hope to be remembered for.

1. List 20 random things about yourself.
1- I'm a middle child, and very much have the "middle-child syndrome". I'm loud, blunt, and stubborn to the core. But I also prefer to go-with-the-flow. It isn't necessary to stress about every little thing! Save that for the big importants.
2- I'm crazy paranoid. It drives John nuts. I keep the apartment super locked-down when he isn't home, and I lock my car no matter where I am or where I am parked. And I look behind me about every 10 seconds when I'm outside and its dark. There are way too many more to list!
3- I love underwear. When I'm super-stressed about something, I go on an underwear shopping spree.
4- I'm a Harry Potter nerd to the core.
5- If I watch a horror flick/thriller, you can bet on the fact that it will take me about 4 hours to fall asleep. With all of the lights on. But I still love them.
6- Neither of our kids were planned, but I wouldn't change it for a thing. They bring more joy to my life than I could have ever expected.
7- John & I have known each other since we were 8. I still find it super cute, even in my own head.
8- Junior year I told John I could never wait for him if he joined the military (I know, I was a terrible person, but we hadn't been dating long!). Boy, did that ever change!
9- Spring is my favorite season. I love seeing everything be "re-born"
 10- I have huge feet. Size 10. And since having Jake I officially have to get a wide in most heels.... Its embarrassing.
11- I have dance parties with my kids to the closing music at the end of every movie we watch, it is my absolute favorite part of the day.
12- I love to cook, but am pretty limited in what I know how to make. A cook-book is on my birthday list this year!
13- I hate lettuce. And get criticized for it often. It tastes like a mixture of dirt & water, exactly where it came from. I'm perfectly happy never having a salad!
14- I'm a Republican. For the most part. 
15- I have always wanted to foster older kids..... But my husband is really against it. Not right now of course, but later in life. We'll see where the fight ends up :)
16- I love Disney Channel. I'm embarrassed to even mention how many episodes of Wizards of Waverly Place I watched late at night while John was at training last spring/summer.
17- I love to take pictures & scrapbook. I am soooo
18- I love art. One of my favorite days I can think of is when I spent 4 hours at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and got to go through and read about and delve into each piece.
19- I was not born with a green thumb. I have killed every plant my husband has given me. Thank goodness he generally saves them. Needless to say, last summer while he was gone, I only had a cactus.
20- I love to change room layouts & colors. Our living room furniture gets moved around at least every 6 months. If only I had the funds to redecorate that often!

Well, there it is, until tomorrow!