Thursday, September 24, 2009

11 Random Things...


Eat your heart out, Kathy...

1. I've always had a secret wish to live in Savannah, GA. I love the idea of the South: history, food, friends, and family, sunrooms, southern belles and drawls, Paula Deen, smiles and waves, backwoods hillbillies, "Yes, Ma'am" and "Yes, Sir," fireflies, country music, hot and humid summer nights, beautiful landscapes, and I love that some down south call the Civil War, the battle of northern aggression:).

2. I've come pretty darn close, but have yet to find the PERFECT pair of jeans.

3. I'm a complete and total sucker for a really great love story (any recommendations?). And I don't mean explicit sex scenes, etc. I said, "great love story," classic, timeless, so much more than what goes on in the bedroom, or the...or the....

4. I dream of being a writer. Someday, someday. I figure I'm still "becoming," and hopefully my season will come.

5. When alone in the car I crank up the country music and sing...shamelessly. Seriously, people, sometimes I really think I AM Taylor Swift (I'm not implying that I really sound like her...I just really feel it, if you know what I mean). No other type of music does it for me...it's just country music.

6. This morning, I watched Ben saunter down the hallway into the kitchen. I thought to myself, "Whoa, he totally looks great from behind...who needs love stories in books when I've got my own manly man right in front of me?" Granted, I still need love stories, but I realized that I'm living my own, too. After 10 years of marriage, I'm stoked that I can still say that...and mean it. I'm sure I have just completely embarassed my husband.

7. I've been asked at random if I had to choose between living in the mountains or by the beach, which would I choose. Well, I thought forever that I was a "live in the mountains" kind of person. However, as my little self has evolved, I think I'm a "live by the ocean" kind of person. I don't mean hot, southern CA/FL-ish beaches. I'm leaning more towards OR/WA or Northeastern beaches.

8. I haven't really dwelled on the idea that I was vain, but, since moving into this house 6 months ago and not having a full-length mirror anymore, my life has changed. Looking back, I used to totally scrutinize myself every morning...choosing what to wear, shoes, etc. Can you imagine all the wasted time spent on stuff like that? I changed clothes more than once during the day (not every day, but often). Now, I don't have one, and I can't even stand on the toilet seat in my master bath and get a good full length view. It has been so healthy for me to pick an outfit and wear it. I'm easier on myself, too, because I can't beat myself up if I don't look how I think I should look, especially because my lower half is where my insecurities dwell:). Wow, this kind of sounds like true confessions.

9. I think thumb-sucking in small children (thinking of my little Annie Grace) is about the cutest thing I've ever seen and heard. I know, wretched parent that I am...I can't bear to break her of it. Please no responses about the harmful consequences of childhood thumb-sucking.

10. I think I have a slight OCD when it comes to floors. I love to vacuum, swiffer, scrub, etc. I love the process and the results.

11. I love people. I love to make people feel good, happy, important, worthwhile, etc.

Wow, feels good to get those things off my chest. I think I might be a size A now:).

7 comments:

Candy said...

hey dude, I AM a size A...so if I vented like you just did, I'd be like to little caves. hahaha!

Fun to read Lanette! I might just be an Oregon ocean girl in a few months!

miss you!

Poulsen Family said...

I would like to find myself a perfect pair of jeans!

Kerri said...

Would you love to come OCD my floors? I really don't like floors. I'm more of an organizer type. Organizing cracker crumbs & mac 'n cheese off the floor just doesn't excite me.

Joel and Mic said...

SO fun to read about you. I love learning more and more...fun family hike day. Ya know, I've lived here my whole life and I'v eonly hiked it once and it was in college. Next time call us, I would love to do it again and now you can show us the way!!!! How are you? I miss talking to you!

Harley said...

You are great Lanette! I love that you love people & that you are interested in them. I always felt that from you. You do have a wonderful way of making someone smile & feel good about themselves. :)

Kathy said...

awwww - you DO love me :) i love your number 8. good for you.

RaeLynn said...

Okay...now *I* want to live in the South. You make it sound SO great :)

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