Thursday, September 9, 2010

Catching up and "10 Surprising Things About Me!"

It's been awhile since I've caught up...on reading and posting. I have been rather busy with 1)trying to find a job 2)dealing with all the stresses that come with looking for/buying a home 3)Etc...

-On the job front...there's no news yet. Not bummed but not excited about this either.

-On the house front...we put in an offer last week and it was accepted (shockingly! You see, it was about $10k less than asking, with them paying closing, leaving appliances etc...). We had the inspection today (it passed with flying colors!) and we are waiting on numerous other things. If all goes well we will close at the end of this month. We absolutely love this house. It's shocking that we found one in such good shape in our price range. It was a 1 owner home built in '83 and they renovated the whole inside from '00-'09. Pretty house that we are hoping to call home sooner than later! :)

-On the etc front...nothing new on the fertility front really. Just that it's been hard to separate the "omg...this seems new, this could totally be because I ovulated and we are pregnant! (ie: sore boobies, mood swings, etc..)" from the "huh, well this seems to be what "normal" people experience a week before their periods, oh period is coming." You see, since I've never been normal, it's near impossible for me to read into things about what's going on with my body because, well, I don't really have anything to compare it to!

Ok, M at Joy Beyond the Cross tagged me for the "10 surprising things about me..." thing and I decided, why the heck not?! ;) So here goes, and forgive me if there are things in here that you already know:


1) I grew up with my grandparents. I have lived with them since right before 2nd grade. Love them and can't even begin to imagine where my life would be now if it wasn't for them.

2) I am super sensitive/emotional. Movies make me cry. Commercials make me cry. Mean people can (sometimes) make me cry. A sweet message can make me cry...You get the picture!

3) I love love. Truly, I am a sap for a good love story, a beautiful wedding, family love, etc...

4) I shattered my jaw when I was 13. I was sitting criss cross in the back of a bus and when it hit some dips, up I went and when I came down my jaw slammed the seat. It shattered in two places and cracked in another. I had my mouth wired shut for quite a few weeks.

5) I love to talk. I grew up always getting in trouble for talking too much. You can imagine how hard it was to have my mouth wired shut for all that time then! ;)

6) I worry WAY too much about what others think. I think that it stems from my whole not wanting to hurt anyone or upset them. Along with the whole caring way too much about what others are thinking, I over analyze things way more than the average person. I really wish I could be a bit more care free but I haven't mastered that just yet.

The first 7 years of my life were not great. In fact, I still can't believe that they were really part of my life and not simply from a horrible movie or documentary. Those first years have caused me to have difficulty in trusting people (God bless my DH for sticking with me through some of my low "testing" moments). And really, I think that also is why I worry about others too much...

8)I am a salt/spice tooth through and through. I'll take a bowl of chips and salsa over ice cream ANY day. By the way, one of my favorite hot sauces aside from Chalula is the Peppered Garlic Tabasco...SOOO good.

9) My favorite colors are yellow and pink. My DH jokes that he's married to a 13 year old girl. I tell him, "that doesn't make me look bad...just you!" ;)

10) I am a lefty.

Okay, I know that I am suppose to tag 5 people...but I am not sure who has already participated because I'm behind on reading blogs, so I am just going to leave it up to you guys, if you want to participate..go for it!!

And that's all for now folks!

"If you only had faith you would receive in a single request what it takes you years to obtain. So believe that I am listening to you and that I always answer-in a way that you may not recognize to be the fulfillment of your prayer." (Taken from a book I love: HE AND I)


Mary said...

I am not even sure how I got to your blog :) I think through Hebrews' blog or perhaps JBTC?...but anyway, as I was reading this I thought "woah, we are a lot alike!"...and then right at the end it says "I'm a lefty." Me too! Maybe our personalities are connected to our left-handedness ;) Although I do a lot of things with BOTH hands...I just write with my left.
Thought it was interesting. So I thought I'd share.

ps - nice to "meet" you. :)

Joy Beyond the Cross said...

#1 is so sweet. My parents and my siblings lived with my mom's parents until I was 5 and then we moved just 3 miles away. My dad's parents lived just 12 miles away. I loved the fact that I grew up near both of them and they were a huge influence on my life. Saints Ann & Joachim, please pray for all grandparents!

#9 - Oh my girl - chips & salsa OVER ice cream! That is just down right crazy! Well, I guess to each their own.

Thanks for participating! Oh, and good luck on closing on the house, that is awesome!

Lauren @ Magnify the Lord with Me said...

I'm a lefty, too! And just hearing about #4 is going to make me hurt for weeks. I literally gasped with an OMGosh when I read that. YIKES!!!!

Random note from me- I just love, love, love your profile pic. I love it. Everytime I see it, I think of how much I like it. It's so classy and clever!! I love your skirt, your boots, and your turn out! And I love your husbands jeans and plad- and how he's leaning into you! I just love it!! (Sorry to gush!)

Lauren @ Magnify the Lord with Me said...

OH YEAH!!! YEA for the house!!!! That's incredible!!! Congrtas!

Ann - Building a Nest said...

The house sounds perfect! You've already gone through the big hurdles. Wishing you all the best.

I love your list!
#4: OMGoodness. I cringed just reading this. Poor girl!

#5: I'm a big talker, too. Bloggers think I am shy or quiet until they meet me in person. Then they realize . . . my typing fingers just can't keep up with my mouth!

#7: Me, too. Trust issues, but I don't know why.

#10: Now you're weird. I don't understand lefties. ;)

JellyBelly said...

Yay for the house!!! I can't wait to see pictures!!!!

I used to be a lefty -- my mom "trained it out of me" when I was little. So cruel.

Megan said...

Congrats on the house! And hang in there with the job front!
I loved your list! I honestly cannot imagine having my jaw wired shut! I would go crazy, but I would probably grow in virtue... I am definitely a talker! :)

Leila @ Little Catholic Bubble said...

#7 is actually such a hopeful one for anyone who has suffered early in life (look how well you overcame!!).

OUCH on #4!!!

Congrats on the house!!! So exciting!