The idea of this post has been popping around in my mind for some time so I thought today would be the day you get to learn a bit more about me...ABC style! Sorry, that is the mom of a preschooler part of me coming out.
A - Adopted. I am adopted and honestly feel I am completely adjusted. You here about syndromes adopted children may face...or at least I have when reading books about being adopted....but not me. However, there is the slight fear of people leaving me but in all reality, I think anyone can face that. :)
C- Candy. I have a sweet tooth but I am pretty darn good at resisting candy. However, cookies are a completely different story. I strive to keep them out of the house because they are so tempting. And if I am feeling tired or stress, my will power can crash and I fall victim to eating a cookie or two.
D - Determined. I am very strong-willed and determined. It is good in some instances but in others, not so good for my overall happiness. I can become focused on little things too much. Thing is, I am also able to back down if it means keeping the peace. Sometimes peace of the group is more important than my own happiness. Please note, I said sometimes.
F - Flowers. I really don't like receiving cut flowers as a gift. I tend to think they can stay where they are and I can appreciate them in nature. Although, if darling daughter picks some flowers from our garden to bring in to me, I love that!
|We grew this from a seed|
H - House. I do feel the American dream of home ownership is at risk...or perhaps my view is tainted because I live in a place where a simple home can cost close to $400,000. I am not talking mansion ladies and gentlemen. I am at a phase in my life where this is troubling me somewhat. I would love to own a home but feel I won't ever be able too. But on the bright side, I am pretty darn good at turning a rented house into a home in a matter of minutes! Okay, maybe hours.
I - Ice Cream. I used to be hooked on this stuff and in all reality, I can resist it now. I do like a bit of mint chocolate chip or cookies and cream here and there but could live just fine without it.
K - Kindness. This is extremely important to me. I feel we should treat others with kindness as much as possible. It does make the world a better place and it is contagious. Start spreading more today!
L - Lipstick. I am drawn to the idea of lipstick in awesome shades but feel I look ridiculous in it. I really shouldn't ever put any on. I am not good at picking the shade for me I guess.
M - Menus. I create a weekly menu of what our family's dinners will be. It keeps me focused during shopping, helps with the budget, and avoids that end of the day "what's for dinner" dilemma. I stick to it pretty close unless dear hubby announces he won't be home for dinner. Then darling daughter and I have an easy meal with girls' night. I am not big on cooking a big meal for us when I am fine with nachos and she is splendid with a sandwich! Why make life harder on myself? P.S. I am also a firm believer in a family eating dinner together as much as possible. No excuses unless dear hubby is working.
|My hand and nails|
O - Open-minded. I am pretty open-minded. You don't have to agree with me. I don't have to agree with you. But I feel you deserve the respect of me being open to your opinion or argument, and vice versa. There is more than one way to slice an apple.
P - Perfection. I believe it doesn't exist but still strive to be closer to it. Go figure!
Q - Quiet. I tend to be the quiet one in the group. I will stand up and speak when needed. I am fully capable of doing a presentation to a small or large group. But I enjoy listening to the thoughts of others. I think this ties into the open-mindedness.
|Before a long run....aloha fam!|
S - Streak. One of the best decisions I made in my life was to run every day. It makes me happy. It makes me make time for me. It allows me to be a better me. It works for me. I love it!
T - Teacher. I worked as an informal educator and camp director. It was probably one of the hardest jobs in my life. Teachers deserve more respect. I don't know how they do what they do everyday. God bless them.
V - Vicious. It hurts me when people say mean things to others. There really is no reason to it and often results out of hurt feelings. I think hugs and empathy are more valuable tools! P.S. I am a Libra...do you see the trend of equality and balance coming out in me?
W - Wishes. I still make wishes (aka dreams, goals). Without them, how could I push myself to be all I can be? Wow, now I am sounding like an Army commercial but you get the point.
|Zebra at a zoo|
Y - Yawn. You may often find me yawning on my way home from work. As much as I try to keep my energy reserves full through exercise, sleep, and good nutrition....I am so tired at times!
Z - Zebra. I truly love the eyes and eyelashes of this animal. Beautiful!
Daily Gratitude: I am thankful for family who will listen to me vent when I am frustrated.
Daily Affirmation: I have the power to make the most out of my life.
|Sisters and our kiddos!|