Today my oldest turns 9. I wish, for his sake, I could get a handle on my emotions and cheer up. But I’m just not doing too well. Grief really does suck. I’m not sure why our family has been a target of so much depressing stuff this year, but I sure hope that 2004 is better. Please Lord, let it be better for us!

I found this at a blog and really enjoyed it!

9 Layers of Me

Layer one

Name: Amy

Birth date: August 2, 1966

Birthplace: N. California – VERY Northern

Current location: N. Californi (about the middle)

Eye color: Hazel

Hair color: Dark brown with blonde streaks

Height: 5’4″

Righty or lefty: Righty

Layer two

Your heritage: English, Scottish and German

The shoes you wore today: white slippers (sh! Don’t tell Flylady!)

Your weakness: anything with chocolate

Your fears: snakes and crowds

Your perfect pizza: lots of fresh veggies

Layer three

Your most overused phrase on the Internet: LOL

Your first waking thoughts: Where are the boys?

Your best physical feature: my eyes

Layer four

Pepsi or coke: coke

Mcdonald’s or burger king: Burger King

Single or group date: group

Adidas or Nike: neither

Lipton ice tea or nestea: I prefer my own blend

Cappuccino or coffee: coffee

Layer five

Smoke: About two weeks in College (cloves only)

Cuss: not much at all anymore

Sing: always

Do you think you’ve been in love: I am in love

Want to go to college: I’d like to finish someday

Liked high school: uh no

Want to get married: I am- 16 years and going strong!

Believe in yourself: Yes

Get motion sickness: Yep

Think you’re attractive: I don’t break mirrors

Think you’re a health freak: Nope

Get along with your parents: Yes

Like thunderstorms: Nope

Play an instrument: No

Layer six

in the past month…

Drank alcohol: Yes

Smoked: No

Done a drug: nope – only ibuprofen

Made out: *giggle* yes

Gone on a date: Yes, if going to the movies to see LOTR during the day counts – No kids, so it should!

Gone to the mall: Yes

Eaten an entire box of Oreos: Nope

Eaten sushi: No

Been on stage: No

Been dumped: No

Gone skating: No

Made homemade cookies: Yes

Gone skinny dipping: No

Dyed your hair: Yep

Stolen anything:Nope

Layer seven

ever…

Played a game that required removal of clothing: Yes

If so, was it mixed company: Yes

Been trashed or extremely intoxicated: Yes

Been caught “doing something”: Nope

Been called a tease: Don’t think so

Gotten beaten up: No

Shoplifted: no

Changed who you were to fit in: Sadly, yes

Layer eight

Age you hope to be married: BTDT, married at 20

Number and ages of children: 4 boys – 9, 7, 3 and in heaven

Describe your dream wedding: quiet and intimate- I have very few memories of ours – it was very overwhelming

What do you want to be when you grow up: A friend just told me she figured out what she wanted to be when she grew up – a grandma! I’ll go with that one – someday!

What country would you most like to visit: New Zealand and Australia

Layer nine

Number of drugs taken illegally: Never

Number of people i could trust with my life: at least 10

Number of cds that I own: I dunno

Number of piercings: ears- 2

Number of tattoos: no way!

Number of times my name has appeared in the newspaper: Hmmm… 6 or 7

J1 (almost 9) is playing a math game on the computer. In it a character taunts him by saying, “What’s a matter – you afraid of cats?” To which J1 replies “I’m not afraid of nuttin!” (short pause and quieter voice) “Except monsters under my bed!”

LOL It was all I could do not to laugh out loud! And, poor kid! I thought he was waaaay past all that!

We wrote a letter for the year-end and posted it online. I wasn’t interested in writing on at all this year, but DH didn’t want to stop this tradition. It just seemed like there was nothing good to this year, but DH was able to make it not depressing! 🙂 If you’d like to read it, you can find it here!