Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Because everyone is doing it...

We have all seen the email or Facebook chain notes getting emailed around.. so I couldn't help but do my own! (FYI the rules were to write a note with 25 random things, facts, habits, or goals about you. )

1. If someone would have told me at 16 that I would be 25, staying at home with (almost) 2 kids living on a reserve, I would have probably killed myself laughing and then said, "No really.. what am I ACTUALLY going to be doing".
2. I still remember the first time I saw Mike in the halls of good old Campbell Collegiate.. and I honestly can say I don't remember the first time meeting anyone else.
3. I am minorly plagorizing Kerri, but I'm smarter than I appear! haha
4. I love horses. Not in a like, "horses are my favorite animal" kind of way, but in a "I'm an obsessed 12 year old girl dreaming about riding horses all day" kind of way. Really not healthy at all. (But hey, I don't smoke.)
5. I actually LIKE cleaning out stalls and doing chores. Clearly I haven't ever LIVED on a farm! haha
6. I think Ben is the single funniest human being on the planet.
7. I feel guilty about having another child.. the three of us have done so much together and I feel like a traitor wanting another one. Any Freudian experts feel free to comment.
8. I miss the city and all the ammenities sometimes, but have no intentions of ever living in a city again. (Unless forced to by Mike's job!!)
9. I like doing laundry.10. I love Italy and dream quite frequently about going there.. someday. (Heather Togeneri.. YOU SUCK! haha KIDDING please take me with you next time)
11. I have great friends, and can attest to the fact that great friends remain just that, even when you move all the time.
12. I think our grandparents generation was the greatest.. (Read, 'The Greatest Generation" by Tom Brokow if you don't believe me). As I get older, and raise my own child, I have the upmost respect and reverence for the hard work and general stubborness of their generation. Our generation is self-centered, spoiled, entitled slackers in my opinion. haha
13. I love being at home with Ben.. most days. However, I feel I would serve the world just a bit better if I could get out and work a few days a week.
14. It took getting a dog for me to fully realize that I am a cat person. I love Sam, but Sophie is my gal!
15. I can say I know what it feels like to be a minority now.
16. I love good books.
17. I'm THAT person that says the book is better.
18. I have friends I've had since birth (Michelle! Happy Birthday!!), and am so thankful for all of the amazing friends I still have today!
19. I've never had to work hard at school or university, and I hope to god my kids don't inherit this. It's not a good thing.. hard work pays off much more. See #12
20. I still am, and always will be a cheerleader. Deal with it people. I smile, I giggle and I am enternally optomistic. (And intend on being eternally blonde as well.. forget the brunette phase people, it won't happen again!!!)
21. When it comes to parenting, I use 'the book' to prop my feet up at the end of the day. Say what you will, my parents had no 'book' and I feel as though they produced pretty decent kids!!22. The greatest and most generous people I have met are from small towns.
23. I am a clean-freak. Like F-R-E-A-K
24. In my next life, I am coming back as a show horse.
25. I miss my friends and family and wish I got to see you more!