Friday, February 19, 2010

7 Random Facts About Me

Janel, from Run with Scissors, did a post about 7 Random Things her readers might not know about her. I thought it seemed like a fun idea, so here are mine...

1. I am terribly accident prone/klutzy. I get injuries doing things that no other person would get hurt on. Example, I broke my tailbone when John was about two months old after I sat on a toy truck. I sprained my ankle twice in a year stepping off of curbs. I have three separate burns from cooking in the last two months (one is on my eyelid after boiling spaghetti sauce splashed me in the face.)

2. I am TERRIFIED of cockroaches. I mean jump an a chair or run out of the room, nearly in tears scared. I know it is irrational, but I can't help myself. I hate them so much that I am not even going to put a picture up.

3. I never really wanted to get married, or have kids when I was younger. I used to tell everyone that I wanted a dog, but that I was just going to leave a huge bag of food out so the dog could feed itself. A story that my mother likes to tell everyone. Then I saw my husband, who I dated and was friends with in high school, after a short absence. I realized that I wanted him in my life and quickly and profoundly fell in love with him. As soon as I fell in love I realized I wanted to have kids, hopefully several, with Josh.

The two happiest days of my life
Now I realize that being a wife and mother was what I was put on this earth to do.

4. I hoard stickers. I buy them to use them and then can't bear to part with them. I have hundreds in a box that I go through periodically and admire. It is such a strange obsession, but at least I am not hoarding old food or dead things ;)

5. I did IVF to get pregnant with John. I have so many awesome, memorable, and painful stories I love to share with people because it seems that everyone has questions.
The day of our embryo transfer
Who else is lucky enough to have a picture of their child at 5 days post conception?

6. I want to own a summer camp someday, preferably back east in Vermont. I would LOVE to teach writing, arts and crafts, healthy vegan cooking. Josh could teach gardening, electronics, outdoorsman stuff. A blob and a zipline would be necessities of course.
I am not really a big dreamer, but I have wanted that since childhood.
7. I am obsessed with Sarah girl crush. Her music calms my soul, and it seems to do the same for my son. I even have a tattoo on my inner wrist of one of her drawings.


  1. oh my goodness I am queen clutzy too!!
    too funny :)

  2. oh my gosh I never wanted any of this when I was a kid either! My nieces and nephews made me realize that I just couldn't do the kid thing and I was never one to dream of my big beautiful wedding. Then Brett happened :)

    haha and my girl crush is on Fiona Apple <3