Sunday, July 31, 2011

This Summer

This has been a very busy summer. I recently started working at my church office. Hubby, who is a teacher, is Mr. Mom while the kids are on summer break.... he can't wait to get back to his day job *smile* He has a new appreciation for stay-at-home moms. 

While I'm hard at work, trying to balance work life with family life and church life, I'm learning a lot about myself. I'm not talking deep, philosophical stuff. I'm talking strange, quirky stuff. Let me share a few: 

  • it drives me crazy when people leave their blinkers on and I'm stuck behind them on the road. I find myself constantly tapping my breaks thinking, "Now? *tap* Are you gonna *tap*... wait, breaking now? *tap* No, not now. What? *tap* Now? *tap*" You get the drill. Very annoying. Maybe I should just give up and ram into them. That'll teach 'em not to keep their blinkers on.
  • when I go through the drive-thru, and I happen to be doing that a lot lately, I take my sunglasses off when I get to the window. For some reason, I feel the need to look the people in the eye when I'm giving them my money and collect my stuff. I have this thing about people talking to me with sunglasses on. I need eye contact! I make exceptions if it's sunny outside and migraines are involved. 
  • The concept of gum kind of grosses me out. The thought of chewing on a piece of rubbery blob for hours that has now been contaminated with the stuff that was stuck between my teeth turns my stomach. So I try not to think about it when I pop a piece of gum in my mouth.
  • Speaking of chewing gum, I don't really chew it as much as I pop it between my front teeth.  It's such an annoying habit and I really try to be conscious of it while I have gum in my mouth, but when I'm alone with my gum... it's pop heaven, baby!  It's kind of a stress reliever and helps me process.  Weird.  
  • I want more kids... what?! Yes, this is a biggie... maybe more philosophical than quirky, but it's true nonetheless. For my friends who know me and are shocked by this, we need to get together for coffee. 
  • I've crossed over to total Mac Snobville. I got an iPhone and I'm in love. The love affair all started with our mac desktop computer a year ago and now is fueled by my iPhone. LOVE... that's all I can say. 
  • I realize that I get hooked on one or two songs and it's all I listen to for a week, driving the people around me crazy. Then it's over and I move on to another set of songs. It's weird and it's been a problem since I was 12 years old and was hooked on Madonna's Crazy for You.  I listened to it so much that my best-friend at the time made a tape of the song over and over again. She was doing it out of annoyance and a joke, but it's still one of the best gifts I've ever received.  Like I said, weird.  
  • I have a full-fledged coffee addiction. It used to be that I would get the shakes if I had too much coffee. Now I get them when I haven't had caffeine. True addiction. I need to do something about that. I'll start Monday. 

These are just a few of the things I'm learning about myself. There is so much more but I have to leave for church now. 

I can't promise when I'll write again. Probably when the girls start school and I have a little more time. I do have a lot to share... if I still have readers...




1 comment:

  1. I still read! :) Remember Hannah who did our hair for our weddings? She HATES gum. She hates the smell, sight, and sound of it. I didn't know you didn't like gum either. I try not to chew too much bc of my TMJ.

    I'll keep you and kids in my prayers. God is bigger than surgeries and circumstances.

    Oh, and will we ever see each other again? I miss you <3



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