Thursday, September 11, 2008

10 for 10

I was tagged! By the illustrious Stacie and longer ago than you would believe, Angella . I can kill two birds with one stone here so I am gonna.

Anywho, this is supposed to be me divulging 10 or 6 interesting/random/quirky/normal/silly things about me...things I'm looking forward to, basically whatever I want.

Cool. Permission to do a completely random post. If that isn't good, I don't know what is.

1. I think of the most interesting blog posts right before I fall asleep. By morning? They have disappeared into the night along with my dreams (never remember those either). Except that one where I was kissing Joshua Jackson. Now that I remember. Don't worry, in my dream I was not married to my Jay, if I had been, there would have been no kissing of Joshua or anyone else.

2. I am a million contradictions. I want to be less about getting more stuff and more about living life but also? I love to shop and get new stuff. I want to spend more time with my kids doing things together but I seem to spend more time doing other things while they amuse themselves. I want to spend more time with my friends but I also want to spend more time with my husband. The list is endless...I have just never been good at being all one thing or another...just a big 'ol mix mash of a million different things.

3. I love to travel. I have a list of many, many places that I want to go, including in no particular order.... Hawaii (surfs up dude!), Jamaica, the Grand Canyon, Mt. Rushmore (Badlands), DisneyWorld again with my boys, New Zealand, Eastern Canada, specifically Nova Scotia (Hi Conor! Honest, we'll come someday)....and when the boys are grown up I want to travel Europe with Jay and see Italy (and eat too!), Paris, London, random castles with tonnes of history in the country side, the South of France... the list is endless really.

4. I love being at home. Yet another contradiction....maybe it just means I am well balanced? No? Well humour me at least a little.... I work at home and am also a stay at home Mom. I love being at home and love even more coming home after I've been away, whether it be a day or a week. I have always felt this way. Home is my safe place, the place where I can be me and most importantly be surrounded by those who I love the most in the world. And also? It's were my bed is and my bed is my favourite thing in the entire universe.

5. I have the annoying habit of not looking people in the eyes when I am talking to them. I find it hard to concentrate when I do...I look up or away as I talk. I know it's rude but I just can't help myself. I feel like they can see into my soul and that maybe they won't like what I see. Gee, do you think I need therapy or what?

6. I seem to have a knack for remembering people however I always think there isn't much chance they will remember me. I am the person who heard myself described as a wallflower more times than I can count after all.... To avoid the embarrassing situation of them having no recollection of having ever met me, I pretend I don't see them unless they say something first. Yup, I really do need therapy. It's official.

7. I have the tendency to interrupt people, just ask my friends, I do it all the time. I try really hard to stop myself but if I think of something interesting to say I will just blurt it out. Interesting is likely a matter of opinion of course. It must be so frustrating to others and I need to curb this habit. Pronto. Honestly, if I were to psychoanalyze, and I will, I think it's the wallflower thing again...yes, I am milking that excuse for all it's worth.

8. Thankfully I don't take myself too seriously. Really, making fun of myself is a hobby, if you can't laugh at yourself then you should likely expect others to. I am also very hard on myself and like to point out my faults endlessly. This likely won't surprise you if you have read this post!

9. Money doesn't motivate me. Granted, I have never really wanted for much, my parents gave us a fabulous life. However, we never were overindulged. Growing up we didn't get every little thing we wanted, though some might argue against that, Mom I am looking at you. But seriously, we had to help around the house and to treat our parents with respect. Nothing that every kid shouldn't have to do, in my opinion. I think we were taught to respect money, not covet it. I see so many people working like slaves to support their lifestyle and I just don't want that for our family. I value my time with my family far more than having a brand new $500,000 house, big screen TV, WII, whatever the thing of the moment might be. This is something Jay and I agree on wholly. For the most part, our family time come before the opportunity to make a few bucks. I feel that this is something that our parents instilled in us and for that I am grateful. We don't live high off the hog but we have a fantastic life and we fully believe that having it all in terms of stuff, will not make us any happier than we are right now. If I can teach one thing to my kids, it is this, money does not equal happiness and you are the one who holds the key to your own happiness.

10. Phew. Maybe this is more than anyone ever cared to know about me! Let's lighten up this meme a bit now shall we? Next on my list of top 10 things about me is that friends are like flowers in the garden of life. Whew, where did that come from? St. Daniel School cica 1985 I think. I remember the choir teacher singing it. She had a beautiful voice and when she sang, I could see a silver plate on the roof of her mouth from my perch on the gym floor. It's funny that this phrase has stuck with for more than 20 years. But it's really true isn't it? Family is precious but friends are too.

And the tagging part? Well I never know who to tag and who not to, so I am not going to. I think many people have done one like this already so if you ahven't and you want to, please do. And come tell me about it so I can read it.

Love and hugs to all!


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10 comments:

Kristin said...

Great list.
I love/want to travel, and I love being at home too.

teeni said...

Ah, Kami - you are always interesting to read about and I love that you have that wonderful ability that allows you not to take yourself too seriously. I need to work on that myself. And number five - that is true for me too, I just never heard anyone describe it like you did. I had a hard time looking people in the eye but not because I was lying, it was more because I thought they could/would see something in me that they wouldn't like. Wow. I thought it was only me. So if you need therapy for that could you save me a seat on the big couch? ;) If you ever plan your trip to New Zealand tell me because maybe TGH and I will take one too and we can all meet up with Hannah and Hay!! Wouldn't that be a blast?

Hannah said...

That is a fantastic post!! I feel like I know you a lot better, and we've actually known each other for quite awhile now.
Your #4 really spoke to me - I feel exactly the same way!! I work at home and I stay at home too. I totally *get* what you are saying about loving being home. I do too!

Oh, and I find myself doing #5 sometimes too, it's because I'm nervous.

Thanks for sharing all this - it was great to read. You ROCK!

Angella said...

Great list, Kami! I am the same on most of them (no surprise). :)

Elaine A. said...

I love learning more about you! And... "Yep" to numbers 2,3,5,6,7,8,9...

Natalie said...

okay, love the list. love learning about you...

but, er, where is Texas and Six Flags on the list of places you want to visit??? :-)

Karen MEG said...

I love these random posts, Kami, I feel that I always get to know you so much better through the quirky stuff! Lots of fun.

I'm always interrupting people too...Ian says it's one of the most annoying things about me. I think I just get excited! He always has to tell me to slow down and let him finish... too funny!

Melanie said...

I loved what you said about money not being able to buy happiness or something like that. It is so true. Everything time I catch myself wishing that I had a bigger house, more clothes, money to go extravagant vacation 2 or 3 times a year, or what not, I think about my kids and my husband and how they mean more and bring more to my life than money could ever buy.

mamatucci said...

fantasic list

Laski Gal said...

I loved reading this!!! Learning more about you only makes me realize we have a lot in common.

Like #2. Exactly. Er, not. No, exactly. See????

And 3. Our lists are nearly identical!

I could go on . . .