Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Birthdays seem like a good time for updates. And not the here is what I am doing today kind. Here it is, in my favorite style. A list. I could go on and on about any one of these things, and will if you ask. But a list is enough for me to look back on later.
  • I am 27.
  • I am married. And I would rather be with Andrew than with anyone else. If you ask me to do something where he can't come, I will probably say no.
  • I like to be organized. And have lots of lists.
  • I like to make a system be more efficient. I don't always follow my systems, but I like a good set-up.
  • I get excited about reusing materials. Furniture, blankets. Just about anything. I like taking other people's (or my own) forgotten items and making them usable again. I don't get excited about recycling or reducing, even though I do them. I get excited about reusing.
  • I have lots of family and a few friends that love me and support me. I like it that way.
  • I like office supplies. New, clean ones, lots of back-ups too.
  • I have a love/hate relationships with my cats. Mostly love, except when John whines, which can be frequently.
  • I have lots of creative ideas. But the execution of them normally doesn't go smoothly and it frustrates me.
  • I'm a control freak which can also displays itself as demanding, bossy, etc.
  • I teach special education but I am not patient.
  • I want a huge garden and to can and preserve the food I grow. But I am scared at the same time, as I have never done it before and something will go wrong this first year.
  • I hate when people have expectations of me. I like to do things well, but I hate when they start to expect it. Pressure.
  • I wish I knew how to sew and to play the violin.
  • I like being around people once I am with them, but usually the thought of being social sounds like too much work.
  • I like reading books that let me stay in my comfort zone and make me happy. Getting out of my comfort zone is for real life.
  • I hate cleaning bathrooms.
  • I like smart people who make me laugh. But I laugh at stupid things.
  • On that note, I think I like middle schoolers because that is about where my humor level is.
  • I like being outside. Doing just about anything.
  • Some days I like cooking. Everyday I like to eat.
  • My favorite meal right now is rosemary and olive oil bread (the nice kind) and avocado. And orzo salad.
  • I don't like to ask for help. Or have to rely on others, although I do. I want to be able to take care of myself. Which ties into growing more food, making more things, and being about to work more on our immediate necessities, instead of for money.

P.S. This post has been a few days in the making, and I think it is time to just go ahead and post it. I am tired of thinking about myself. Feel free to suggest any additions or deletions your think necessary.


Kimball Family said...

Funny you hate cleaning bathrooms, I find that one highly satisfying. It's that weeding I hate...I'm sure you remember Mom telling us to get a bucket of weeds and me finding all sorts of ways to do it without actually weeding...like filling the bucket with dirt and putting a few weeds on top. :)

Anonymous said...

It is wisdom to know others;
It is enlightenment to know one's self.

You're awesome! Love ya, Dad

Amanda said...

I love this. It is so fun to know you better as an 'adult' (isn't funny how we change, but then don't at the same time?). It's also fun to hear your perception of yourself and some odds and ends. Fun list.