Thursday, February 2, 2012

Ten Things Thursday!!!

I’ve loved Laura’s idea for some time now, but have been out of the blogging routine for too long recently for me to jump on her bandwagon.  But, today is the day!!  Do you guys remember that thing that went around on Facebook a thousand years ago – where you wrote 25 random things about yourself – I LOVED that!  It really made me think and I love thinking… cuz I’m a geek like that!

10 Random things for no particular reason….

  1. I can think and analyze and process things to death – but I swear it does me good in the long run.
  2. I got to drive with my top down (of the car, not of the woman – though that was seriously contemplated) for the last two days…. That would be the last day of January and the first day of February… and OMG can I just tell you how happy that made me??  I was in bliss.  There are few things better to me than driving with the top down.  I LOVE to drive – period.  But add the top down – the sky right there reaching down to touch me – and … yeah, life is really, really good!!!
  3. My 13 year old son is turning into a man in front of my eyes and it’s wigging me the hell out.  First there is his size.  He’s not that tall yet, maybe 5’4”, but that’s a solid 2 inches taller than me and really he might be taller than that and I’m just in denial – but it’s his shape.  He’s got a very traditional V-shape going on that men strive for.  He’s got broad shoulders that taper down to a narrow waist.  AND if that wasn’t bad enough, as you’ve heard me mention before, he’s hairy as shit!  Well he’s really not in any way shape or form abnormally hairy, but he’s WAY hairier than he was a couple of years ago.  He’s got man hair on his legs and under his arms and I don’t really want to think about the rest of the places he has man hair (closing my eyes, and plugging my ears and singing la la la la la la).  I have to buy his clothes in the men’s section now because of the shape of him.  AND he’s seriously solid.  He’s quite thin, but very, very solid.  I watch him on the basketball court and he’s in the taller half of the kids but there are certainly kids taller than he is – or bigger in other ways – but.. he’s an imposing figure because he’s so broad.  He weighs 130 lbs.  I don’t even know what to do with that number on my little boy.  Hell, that’s what I should weigh.  His feet are ginormous, he can’t wear his dad’s shoes anymore – he outgrew them.  But then there’s the way he conducts himself.  I mean he’s still a surly 13 year old who’s regularly a pain in the ass – but… he’s a good person.  He’s polite and courteous and helpful to others.  We regularly get unsolicited feedback on what a lovely young man he is – and this is all delightful of course – the best you can hope for as a parent – but… shit.  He’s just not a little boy anymore.  And I’m not too happy about it.  Well except for the fact that he’s bigger and stronger than me and I haven’t had to carry anything heavy in a while now…. So that’s good!
  4. I have this friend who is such a pleaser it’s really hard to know what really comes from her and what comes from what she thinks others want.  I want for her to become the amazing person I know she can be.  The more I think and analyze and process the things she does and says I wonder which decisions are truly hers at a gut-deep, personal level and which decisions she’s made in her life because she felt she had no other choice – no other options. 
  5. I am So. So. So. Fucked.  I have been SUCKING at anything that points me in the direction of meeting my health goals.  I need swift kick in the ass I think.  Jesus God, I don’t like this part of myself.  I think I need a little reminder that I can see – that I’m so fucked, to keep it in the front of my mind (as if I can’t remember all by myself)… I’ll have to give that some thought.
  6. My 11 year old son is entirely too funny.  He has a very dry wit and extremely good comic timing.  I think he could put himself through college by doing standup.  Every single day he makes me laugh out loud.  Well, often my older son does too, but in his case it’s more a matter of laughing at him vs laughing because he’s a natural comedian. 
  7. Sometimes I think I live off of cheese sticks.  They are quick protein, fairly filling, really easy to grab and not too bad a choice.
  8. I worked 7 days a week for a ridiculous number of hours for all of January, but that thankfully is now over.  I am so glad to be getting back to normal now.
  9. Because my schedule has finally freed up (see above) I can now undecorate from Christmas.  Yup, that’s what I said.  Other than the outside lights which my husband took down several weeks ago and the real tree that basically disintegrated in a green cloud all over our family room, the entire house is exactly like it was on Christmas day.  Yeah – well.. I swear it’s really high on the list now - really!
  10. I’m really glad I don’t live in Wyoming in the winter.


~Sandi @ This one time at 'band' camp... said...

I wish I could ride with my top down too. lol Oh, and yeah, I live on cheese sticks too, no lie!!! Hope things get back to normal for you soon and get that Christmas stuff put away in time for V-day!

Theresa aka Tessie Rose said...

If you lived down here you could just make the tree a Mardi Gras tree, lots of people do that!

Dawnya said... and your keeps me smiling.