I'm back! Phew, it has been awhile....like almost half a year!!! How is it possible that I have not written on here in 6 months...I really need to get my shizz together. So much has happened in the last 6 months and I feel overwhelmed in trying to get you caught up on life.
I figured I would just start with a good old fashion link up. And so today I am linking up with Andrea over at Momfessionals for this Show & Tell Tuesday. The idea is that two Tuesdays a month they give you a prompt to write about that helps readers and friends get to know more about you...like a virtual show & tell.
Today is all about my quirks, phobias, weirdness and things that make me "me". These will be random, which should not be surprising AT ALL if you have ever read anything else I write, so here goes!!
Untreated wood. Now get your mind out of the gutter. I am talking about popsicle sticks, wooden kitchen spoons, craft sticks, etc. The texture, the smell, and don't even get me started about biting down on one!!!! I have to put a paper towel around the stick just to hold the popsicle...if I am forced. Normally I steer clear of those things and buy ice cream or some sort of frozen treat that has NO WOODEN STICKS. I buy anything other then wooden kitchen utensils. I don't know what it is but it makes my skin crawl and I shutter and cringe at the thought alone. I can't be the only one, right!?!?!
Chalk. I am not talking nails on a chalkboard...although I hate that too, because, well, who likes that?!?! I am talking chalk on my hands...the dry dust, the texture, the sound...ugggg I am realizing I might be a little strange with these texture issues I seem to have. But seriously, thank the good Lord for dry erase boards....am I right?!?!
Enough weird phobias. Let's get to the stuff that makes me "me".
Being a mom and wife. I know, cheesy...but it was the first thing that popped in to my head when thinking about what makes me "me". I have never naturally gravitated towards a career or found a passion that means more to me then being a mom and wife. I take that role seriously and love every single minute of it...even the crazy minutes. Being a mom and wife has shaped me into the women I am today and I can't really list anything else without talking about my two special people.
Writing. I love writing...like duh, right? I have a blog so this probably comes as no surprise, but I seriously LOVE writing...like, it completes me. I read this quote recently in a book and it struck me in such a strong way that I was almost brought to tears because of how much I understood what they meant by the words.
I have always found comfort in keeping a journal. In my most desperate and devastating times I have turned to writing as a form of therapy. Sometimes I would just write and write until suddenly I understood what I was feeling and thinking. It's like writing about stuff clears my mind and allows me to un-shuffle my thoughts and suddenly they start making more sense. I could never have a YouTube channel or be on TV because expressing myself verbally has never been easy. When I need to tell something important to someone I always write it down...that way, I know I am getting everything out that I want and in a way that makes the most sense.
Enough about writing...I am sure you get it by now...I love writing.
I hate wearing socks to bed. Maybe not that weird, but I hate doing this. I always read all of those stories of people putting cream on their heals and then socks and they wake up the next morning and their feet are sooooo soft...yeah not happening, no socks for me!!!
I hate using a top sheet. I knew it was true love when I realized my husband hated top sheets too! It feels so constricting and that sheet just gets all messed up under the blanket...just thinking about it makes me annoyed. Anyone else hate top sheets?!?!?!
I love circus peanuts. Always have, always will. If you don't know what these are I am sad for you because they are delicious...although most people would tell you they are disgusting. Don't knock them until you try them...so good!!!
I cannot stand watching re-runs of tv shows. I don't know what it is...it just seems like a waste of time to me because I have already seen it. My husband could sit all day watching Seinfeld re-runs, but not me...it needs to be new or new-to-me! I am also not a huge movie person. I like going to the movies, but sitting at home watching movies is just not my thing.
I usually have to be doing something else while watching TV. Again, maybe it seems like a waste of time if I am just sitting there watching TV, but I always have to have something to work on whether it is sewing a hair bow or looking at a magazine...doesn't really matter, just something to make me feel like I am doing more then sitting there. It is a problem...I have a hard time relaxing! This drives my husband nuts.
I love coffee cold and espresso hot. Not much to say here...I rarely drink these the opposite way...iced coffee every morning, hot espresso later in the day if I feel like it...but rarely is my coffee hot and my espresso cold. I don't really know why.
I have to shave my legs every single time I take a shower. I HATE feeling that stubble...even in the dead of winter when no one is really going to see my legs, I just can't!
I have a serious love affair with all things beauty. Makeup, nail polish, makeup tutorial videos, ULTA...basically anything that relates to beauty.
I put butter on my peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. I am not sure why other then my mom always did this and I think her mom did too...it just tastes better. Try it. I also love cottage cheese on my baked potatoes, SO GOOD....and if I eat pop tarts (which is super rare) they have to be un-frosted and with butter on top...so healthy, but sooooo good!!
There ya go...random quirks and weirdish facts about me.
And because I take a million pictures a day and I haven't updated you on daily life in 6 months..I will go ahead and end this post with some random pics from over the last few months.