Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Crazy Things About Me ...

I thought I might veer away from adoption for a bit (although, I'm certain there will be an update at the bottom of this post) and talk about some of the things about me that are just crazy! :-) Now, those who know me well will tell you there are a LOT of things about me that are crazy, but even they might not know some of these.

  1. I like to eat canned asparagus straight out of the can. I LOVE it and can eat the whole can.

  2. I'm addicted to The Young and the Restless and tape it to watch. While Kevin and Josh were away at camp, I watched the two weeks' worth I missed while in Kyrgyzstan.

  3. My car is attracted to mailboxes and I have hit (read: TAKEN OUT) two this year alone. My insurance company thinks I'm crazy.

  4. I used to eat Lima bean sandwiches when I was little.

  5. I failed "White Gloves and Party Manners" and had to re-take it when I was a little girl. Technically, I suppose I didn't fail, but I guess I didn't "get it" so my mom signed me up for another session. I still don't have a clue where the fork and knives go and have a photo/cheat sheet in my utensils drawer.

  6. I love office supplies and remember as a kid that I LOVED going back to school just to get new office supplies. When I worked in a "public" job, my favorite thing to do was to go to the office supply store and buy things.

  7. I like the smell of bookstores.

  8. I don't "understand" north/south/east/west. I get the concept but if you were to put me in my yard and say, "Point north" -- I couldn't.

  9. I loose something almost every day. It's ridiculous.

  10. I wanted to be a journalist when I grew up.

So, there you go, ten crazy things about me. If you are a blogger, why not write 10 crazy things about yourself?

And, as promised, an adoption update. We still don't know about our court date. I've sent another email to our agency, who truly has promised they will let me know as soon as they know. Patience is not one of my strong suits -- I guess that's why God has made me wait so long -- hoping to improve that area of my life. *smile* I have the name of a local pediatrician and I'm going to call them tomorrow to see if he has openings. While we have a pediatrician for Josh, we just feel that because Ellie is a preemie and because she is an international adoptee, we might need someone who specializes in those areas more than our doctor does. We LOVE her for Josh so it's not about that. My friend Jennifer is coming over Tuesday afternoon to help me go through the piles of clothes I've bought through the years and find out what I actually have that will fit The Princess. I suspect it will be embarrassingly little as I NEVER thought she would be a) this young or b) this small. We are going to put the clothes in storage containers based on size so that I'll be able to get them out as she grows into them.

I have ordered a Peanut Shell sling. I liked the look of Gen's from her blog and she recommended it. I love the color. I got the pink/brown reversible microfleece. Now, if I looked like this MODEL, we'd be in business. In my mind, I do!! That might be another one of those crazy things about me, I'm not sure.

BEST NEWS of the day: Kevin and Joshua have returned from Centri-kid church camp. Both of them are really tired. Several days of 7:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. have exhausted them both. I'm so glad they are home so my life can be back to normal -- it's odd not having them around. Josh couldn't wait to watch Camp Rock that he taped while he was gone, so as I post, he is watching. I really thought he'd be asleep by now. I know I'd like to be.

Here are photos of Josh and his cousins on the day we went to the movies and the park. The other photos are "Golfer Josh" on that same afternoon when we went to the golf course for him to hit a bucket of balls.

These photos are from the day Josh and Kevin left for Centri-kid church camp. Can you tell I'm a LITTLE behind in uploading photos? Note Kevin's Twizzlers. That's another crazy thing about me -- I HATE chewy candy like that. Must be a texture thing.


Lisa B and Family said...

Maria, those aren't crazy. They are quirky!
Quirky = cute
Crazy = scary
Okay, the mailbox thing might qualify as crazy;)

Anonymous said...

I loved the idea so I did it on my blog!