Monday, March 26, 2007

Four Things About Me

I feel obligated to write a biographical post, but I'm boring, and I have a boring life. In the interests of spicing it up a little bit, here's "Four Things About Me."

(I'm not done, but the baby's awake. Check back for revisions...)

Four Places I have worked:
1. Wal-Mart (cashier - bleh.)
2. Decatur City Pool (lifeguard - best job EVER)
3. North Adams Community Schools (substitute teacher)
4. Adams Central Community Schools (middle school swim coach)

Four movies I watch over and over:
1. The Princess Bride
2. Moulin Rouge
3. Big Fish
4. Shrek

Four movies I couldn't finish watching:
1. Munich
2. Talladega Nights
3. The Matrix: Reloaded
4. The Cat in the Hat

Four underrated tv shows
1. SeaQuest
2. Earth 2
3. Everwood

Four places I’ve lived.
1. Ossian, IN
2. Monroe, IN
3. Notre Dame, IN
4. Decatur, IN

Four television shows I watch:
1. House
2. Monk
3. My Name is Earl
4. Scrubs

Four television shows I've never watched:
1. American Idol
2. Survivor
3. Desperate Housewives
4. Sex and the City

Four places I have been on vacation:
1. Houston, TX
2. San Diego, CA
3. Wake Forest, NC
4. Colorado Springs, CO

Four websites I visit daily:
1. Crosswords
2. ILP message board
3. The Lactivist Blog
4. Myspace and Facebook

Favorite foods
1. chocolate-chip cookies
2. fajitas with lots of guacamole
3. artichoke-spinach dip
4. smoked salmon

Favorite beverages
1. Ice water with lemon
2. Munchie beer
3. Mountain Dew
4. Raspberry mocha cappuccino

places I would rather be right now
1. outside in a hammock
2. taking a glorious afternoon nap
3. in a bigger house
4. on a comfy couch in a bookstore

Foods I hate
1. Guinness beer
2. lima beans (does anybody like them?)
3. mayonnaise
4. Kraft mac & cheese

Spring Break, and it feels like spring!

Now, most spring breaks here in Indiana are not very spring-y. Cold, rainy, snowy, and just plain ol' miserable are more apt adjectives to describe the annual week where the kids run wild.

It's 75 degrees! And the sun is shining!

So I took the kids out to run some errands this morning, which was fun. Lauren loves the feeling of the wind on her face. It makes her gasp, and then she giggles and stretches her arms out wide, like she's catching the breeze. No matter which way I hold her, she turns her head so she's facing into the wind. (aside: Great-Grandma Sheehan would shake her finger at me and say, "Keep that baby's head covered up! You don't want her getting dysentery, do you?" I've never even heard of dysentery outside the context of The Oregon Trail.)

Anyway, we went to get Matthew's guitar, which still isn't in. Then we went to Dollar General, the credit union (keep your fingers crossed that they approve the refi on my truck), Wal-Mart (we were there two days ago, but Lauren decided she'd had enough halfway through the grocery aisles, so today we finished shopping. But I forgot milk.), and the eye doctor (but they were out to lunch).

I'd promised (read: bribed) Matthew that if he was good during the errands, that we'd go to McDonald's for lunch. But he decided it would be more fun to get our food at the drive-through and go to a park. The park by our house is right by the river, and with all the rain we've had lately, it's a soggy mess down there. So we went to the park by the city pool. Matthew found his friend Nicky to play with (Nick and his brothers spent every day at the pool with us last summer), and Lauren and I learned that she LOVES to swing. Those great big baby belly laughs are so much fun!

Then Lauren decided she was hungry and tired, so we headed for home. Now Matthew's playing Guitar Hero, and Lauren is asleep. I'm wishing that I had a comfy chair or a hammock outside, so I could be out enjoying the sunshine. But I have all the windows open and there's a nice breeze blowing through, so that's almost as nice.

How time flies...

So it's been a year and a half since I last updated this blog. I had actually forgotten it existed, but lately I've been reading some blogs fairly regularly - the lactivist and chewymom are two that I've been interested in - and I thought to myself, "Hey, self, you like to write. You should create a blog." So I tried to create a new blog, and it tells me that I already have one!

Massive brain fart aside, I thought it might be a good outlet for me. We'll see, I guess.