Monday, March 1, 2010

Let's Do This

I'm finding it hard to get motivated this morning and I have a very full and busy week (and day) ahead.

But, I was given an award last week. I just didn't have time to get to it until today.

It was given to me by The Dish - and I'll wait and let her tell me if it's okay to put a link up.

The Award:

The rules are that I have to list 10 things about myself - which is gonna be tough - because I tend to let it all hang out around here. I'm also supposed to pass it on to 6 bloggers, but I think most of the derelicts I hang around with have already been given it. If you have not, feel free to pick it up! :-)

1. I hate going to the grocery store. At least on a Monday, midday, it's not too crowded or full of Walmartians.

2. I don't have OCD, but I do have some OCD type tendencies. My kitchen sink has to be dry at all times (both in the sink and around it). After I missed a step and badly sprained my ankle years ago, I count all steps now. When I twist the stem off an apple, I say a letter of the alphabet every turn until it comes out. I enjoy having a routine and sticking to it - even though my life resembles the movie "Groundhog Day". LOL.

3. I bruise like a tomato. Even just a little tap will leave a mark.

4. I dig watching gory shows on Discovery Health. If someone has a huge tumor removed - I'm there with my eyeballs glued to it. I also enjoy watching videos of people popping zits, cyst, boils or any manner of pus filled goodness.

5. I'm a list maker and obsessive planner. I keep all bills in a folder with various notes and I check off each bill as I pay it. That way, I know I paid it, how much I paid and on what date. No greedy utility company mofo or credit card shark want me on the other end of the phone.

6. I love to chew people a new asshole over the phone, but in person, I'm much less fierce. I probably should have listened to my dad and gone to law school.

7. I was a vegetarian for 9 years and could easily go back to it. It would make meal planning for the family very difficult, so I just stick with what is easiest.

8. We do a full load of dishes in the dishwasher almost every day. I still can't figure out how a family of four goes through that many dishes, utensils, etc.

9. I consider myself to be a master stain fighter. I have mad stain fighting skillz. I use Spray and Wash, Oxyclean and Color Safe Bleach in my arsenal of stain fighting tools. Oh, and hydrogen peroxide for greasy stains. I pity the stain that thinks it can outwit me.

10. I feel like I am entering the best part of my life right now. No more diapers, high chairs, etc. I love watching the children become who they are. I think the Evil Twin and I have grown as a couple - still in love, but we have a greater appreciation for the other person now (at least that's how I feel). We've always been very in sync, but it's even stronger now.

There ya go! Whew! This was very difficult. It has taken me an hour, but to be fair, some of that time was spent on the phone and providing bathroom aid to Sissy or fetching her food/drink. LOL.


  1. Very interesting stuff.

    We have 3 in our house and it seems like the dishwasher is always on!

    You chewing people on the phone - that is hard to believe. You seem so sweet. Of course I have never talked to you on the phone and as far as I know, never made you angry, and I don't plan to!

  2. Ha ha, I am the same about the phone call thing... my husband always has me talk to whomever we're disputing a bill with, etc. I'm even worse with a letter or email, though. A few in my family have actually asked me to write them a letter of complaint for them.

    What do you use on grease stains? Those are the hardest for me. I use stuff called Greased Lightning, from the Dollar Store, and it's the best I've found so far. Grease stains piss me off.

  3. Dear Hausfrau,

    I wanted to write and share the bad news. YOU ARE OCD !! Here are my OCD-ish things. I have to have every volume control number on an even number. Same with treble etc. That's it ! (3,4,5,6, daisy, poopsie, whoppee) Pay no attention to the guy behind the curtain chanting !!

    Apparently Meleah and I share a strange love of Mr. Cleans Magic Eraser. You ??

  4. I'm a master stain maker so I guess I'm your nemesis!!

  5. Great post!

    I hate grocery shopping too, that's why I send my husband. He sticks to the list and it saves us a TON of money because when I go I tend to buy the crap on the end isle caps... They got my number! Grrrr.

  6. I don't think I could ever be a vegetarian. In fact, I'm sure I couldn't.

    I don't mind grocery shopping. I usually take a while to do it because I'm looking at all the options and different variety of items available. It would be different if I had a kid with me though. ;-)

  7. I should have sent you Haley's WHITE coat from Justice that got washed with Green Crayon - I tried everything! I finally just threw it away and bought her a new coat!

  8. #4? Really? I'm a little pukey just reading about it!

  9. Stain fighting skillz are a must!

  10. Al - I have to feel all kinds of rage and frustrations to really let someone have it. LOL.

    Lady - I use hydrogen peroxide with some success. They're the toughest stains!

    Rebecca - It's the TRUTH! Haha.

    Joe - I LOVE the Magic Erasers. I especially love them for kitchen clean up, but they are miracle workers for loads of other things, too!

    Ron - LOL!

    Chandra - If I sent the Evil Twin, we'd be broke and dining on nothing but Nutty Bars and Beef Jerky.

    Jay - I don't mind it when I'm by myself. That day is just around the corner for me again! (Sissy is enrolled in preschool for the fall 2010).

    Vinomom - I tried to help you with the coat. You probably should have taken a butter knife to the wax and THEN done the brown bag and iron trick.

    Powdergirl - I may be physically weak, but my stomach is strong. LOL.

    Doc - A definite must if I want the kids' clothing to last more than one wear! :-)

  11. Every stage my son went through were the best years - until the teenage years - but now we're back to "best years" - seriously, the older I get the more I'm at peace with who I am and who others are. It just keeps getting better and better.

  12. Walmartians? hehehe...makes them sound alien..which is probably accurate...

    I can list ten things about me...

    Just write 'Drinks vodka' ten times...;-)

  13. Mad Stain Fighting Skills!!!!!

    I need me some Mad Stain Fighting Skills!!!!!

    To clean the Stains on my Soul!!!

    hee hee