Thursday, September 25, 2008

Progress and Quirks

I am extremely excited about my Limelight Hydrangea’s evolution over the last few weeks. I feel like a proud mother, disregarding the crunchy-yellow leaves at the bottom of the plant. I tend to kill things that grow from the ground (or in pots for that matter) but look at her go. I am hoping for some full-size poms by the end of fall; just one or two would do. Praise God for his beautiful creation and giving grace to the nurturer!!

On another leaf, the lovely Mrs. Lew tagged me to list 6 quirks about myself. (Upon reading I thought to myself 6, only 6?? Maybe I should list the 6 things that AREN’T quirky.) But here it goes.

Here are the rules:
Link the person who tagged you
Mention the rules on your blog
Tell about 6 quirks of yours
Tag 6 fellow bloggers of yours to do the same
Leave a comment to let them know


I love to make lists. To-do lists mostly. There is just something so satisfying abou1. t crossing items off. However, many times I add things to my lists that I have already done just so I can cross them off. That way by the end of the day I have a full account of what I accomplished. At work, I even use a straight edge to cross off my items (I know I am crazy). Then my list looks pristine.

2. I HATE going to Wal-Mart. It seriously gives me anxiety just to think about it. We have a local IGA in the small town that we live in and I would rather spend double the money than step foot in that firestorm. Avoiding it altogether is virtually impossible, but I try to avoid it at all costs. I guess I am a boutique shopper.

3. When I clean I have to throw everything in the middle of the room and then reorganize it, piece by piece. This is only the case when things are REALLY BAD, which truthfully hasn’t happened since I got married. Maybe Matty has had an impact on me.

4. I rarely eat a real lunch. I tend to just snack during the day. Usually something like cheese and crackers, popcorn, or cookies hold me over until dinner. (This could partially be caused by the attention-seeking Izzy who hardly lets me sit down for 5 minutes over my lunch hour).

5. I am obsessive about washing kitchen rags/towels. After I use them once I can’t stand using them again. It makes for a whole lot more laundry, but in my opinion it is worth it.

6. I crack my neck and back A LOT. I know some people find it disgusting but I think it feels amazing. Matt swears he isn’t going to pop my back any more but somehow I get my way.


Branda said...

I feel the same way about Wal-Mart! I would rather go to smaller, locally owned businesses and give them my support even if it costs a little bit more. I am also a big fan of the Market at the Square farmer's market in Urbana. You could take Izzy cause there are all sorts of dogs there!!! And I also pop my neck and back ALL the time :)

Anonymous said...

I too feel that same way about Wal-Mart! I will spend so much more just going to farm fresh and I dont care one bit! I love that you make lists. I think its such a great idea! Thanks for doing this with me :) It makes me happy to see that Im not the only person with my little quirks!

PS Ive not told Adam yet, but I was thinking that maybe we should have pictures made of ourselves. We havent had anything nice since our wedding or since Piper joined the family :) So, I was wondering if you were ever in the area if you would be interested in making some money :)

Dani said...

I'm tagging you that allowed? Oh well, I am because I don't have that many blog friends :)