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 just visited here again today – what a blessing these pages are! All those fun stories all in one place! 🙂
I found this at a blog and really enjoyed it!
9 Layers of Me
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
Righty or lefty: Righty
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
Your most overused phrase on the Internet: LOL
Your first waking thoughts: Where are the boys?
Your best physical feature: my eyes
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
Smoke: About two weeks in College (cloves only)
Cuss: not much at all anymore
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
in the past month…
Drank alcohol: Yes
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
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
Changed who you were to fit in: Sadly, yes
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
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!