Sunday, July 17, 2011

The A-Z of Me

This post is kind of like that 25 random things note on Facebook.  I thought it would be fun to one-up Facebook and do 26!  Here is a snap-shot of my life as it is right now.  People change, and things change.  But this is me today.

A- Appreciative – I am thankful for every person, opportunity, and blessing that comes my way.  I pray that I will always remain humble and appreciative.  Selfishness is so rampant these days, and I do not want to forget “where I came from” or those who have blessed my life.

B- Books 

I have books in every corner of my home.  They are on shelves, in drawers, in cabinets, on tables, on floors, and even in my car.  I love to read them, keep them, and decorate with them.

C- Christmas – It’s my very favorite holiday!  Jesus is the reason!

D- Decorating – I am just starting to LOVE decorating.  I could look at decorating magazines, books, and websites for hours.  I don’t, but I could… I particularly love The Inspired Room.  It’s one of my faves right now!

E- Ears -  Apparently, I have a really good set of ears.  Many of my friends have picked up on the fact that I can listen to two completely separate conversations at the same time.  So, if you are nearby and trying to slip something by me…don’t!  I can hear REALLY well!

F- Family 
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Family is the most important thing in the world to me, besides my relationship with God.  I love each one of them dearly, and they are my daily inspiration.

G- Grammar Snob  I saw a card on Etsy that perfectly describes what I feel about the use of grammar these days.  I am a stickler about there and their and your and you’re.  Also, what’s up with using “meh” instead of plain old “me”?  As if we aren’t selfish enough in this country?!?  Now we need another letter to bring attention to ourselves!  Seriously!

H- Home- Home is my favorite place to be.  I am what you’d call a home-body.  I love to putter around and do this and that at home.  It’s my Nest: a place of retreat, rest, or lodging.  That’s exactly how I feel about my home.  Love this printable and have it framed in my home. 


I- Imperfect – No one is perfect, especially not me.  I like to think of our family as “perfectly imperfect”.  I think there is a really cute blog by that catchy name.

J- Jokester - I love to play little jokes on my kids.  Just little things like hiding their utensils at dinner or telling them we are having mud stew for breakfast.  I love to tell them that I am going to get out of the car; turn up the music; and dance when I drop them off at school.  They loovvee that! 

K- Kids – My kids are my world right now.  Yes, they fight and fuss and get underfoot.  But, I wouldn’t trade them for the world.  They are the best two kids a mom could wish for.  I am so proud of the Godly people they are becoming.

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L- Listener – I’ve been told that I am a good listener.  I do LOVE people and listening to their stories.  I wish I was able to do more to help at times, but I can offer a listening ear.  And sometimes, that’s what people need most…

M- Mommy - I love being a mommy!  It's the best job in the world. AND the hardest!

N- Noise – Noise is probably my #1 irritant (2nd to heavy perfume).  I need peace and quiet.  I crave it.  I do love people, but if the noise level gets too high, I get a bit jumpy.  My mother once bought my kids electronic megaphones complete with lights and beeping sounds!  Not sure if she really loves me…

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O- Overprotective – I guess I can be accused of being overprotective of my kids.  Heck, I’m overprotective of my husband, my parents, in-laws, friends, puppies, and anyone else I care about.  I feel the need to keep them from harm or bad influences.  Not a job for the weak!

P- Procrastinator- This is probably my #1 problem.  I am a huge procrastinator!  I put things off constantly and then use the adrenaline created by the deadline to get things done.  It’s an awful practice, which I do not recommend!!

Q- quiet –Again, I crave it.  I will be at home all day while my kids are in school and have NO NOISE.  No TV.  No music.  No telephone.  Just quiet…It refreshes my soul.


R- Running – Let’s get this straight right away…I am NOT a runner.  But I WANT to be!  I have started and stopped my running journey many times. I do not aspire to be a marathon runner.  I just want to be consistent and get the mental and physical benefits that running offers.  I am never so “clear headed” as I am when I am running.
This is me – In my dreams : )

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S- Sewing- For those who have read my other blog posts, you know that I have a sewing machine that is still in the box.  Yes, I am intimidated by that bobbin!  But, I will learn to sew…someday.


T- Thrift Store junkie- this is a new obsession.  Just know that my husband thinks it’s the gateway to hoarding.  So, I have to keep my purchases under control, or under the guest bed…hee hee.


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U- Understated- I’d consider myself very understated. I don’t like to be “on display”. I am confident, most of the time, but I don’t wear a lot of jewelry or flashy clothes, and I don’t make a big show. I am more content to stay in the background and enjoy the show that others are putting on : )  I also like to make snarky comments while I watch.

V- Vacation-  Besides Christmas, it’s my favorite time of the year.  It’s great to have my family get away from the day-to-day together and enjoy some fun.


W- Weight loss – Like  a lot of women at “my age”, I am struggling with weight loss.  I go up and down, and it’s a frustrating process.  I realize that I am not alone, but that doesn’t help me zip up those skinny jeans!


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X- eXpressive- I am very expressive when I talk and when I have strong feelings about something.  My face usually tells it all, and if not my face, my hands flail about wildly if I am passionate about a subject.

Y- Youth- Again, at “this age” I am trying to hold on to my youth with everything in me.  I am gripping it tightly, as I don’t want to end up like frumpy momma.  I always want to be cool and fun!  Wish me luck!

Z- Zookeeper – “Z” was a toughie.  But we were gonna go to see Zookeeper at the theater yesterday.  But we looked up the parent reviews and decided against it.  I am a fan of the brownie story.  Read it sometime…


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reginajones

Hahah. you always bring a smile to my face! I do believe I like you from a-z. Your sense of humor is something that I aspire to have one of these days. I love the value on family and your 'P' sense of protecting all those you love. Great note. Thanks for sharing.

Leasa

Great post Kim!! I think these things describe you perfectly. I will have to try this but I think it will take me a while to think about something for all the letters.

fungalmonk

You're the best sister I ever could've gotten, Kimmie.

Kim@todayismysome-day

Haha! You guys didn't tell me that "U" was missing! I guess I was so understated that you didn't notice :)

Stacey

Love it Kim! I agree---you are a good listener and a great freind (was that on there---I will add that for U---You (U) are a great freind :)

I had to laugh at the grammar snob comment! It drives me crazy with to and too!!! That's one of my big pet peeves :) I love this post! I just read the last one too with the 4th of July pennant, which was great!!! I did not realize that drop cloths is such a big thing now a days :) I just used it on our back patio (did you see that on our blog?). I didn't realize I was so "in"---I just thought I was cheap LOL!

Love you!!! Love the blog!! Love the post!!!

Stacy

I can relate to so many of those things!!! That was fun to read and such a creative way to write an about me page. Thanks for linking up!