When I was younger, I hated it. I used to pray at night that I could be turned into a boy. I was always told I couldn't do things because I was a girl.
I couldn't go hiking alone, because I was a girl.
I couldn't go camping because I was a girl.
I couldn't go camping with boys, because I was a girl (trying to remedy the first problem.)
I couldn't do a lot of things because of my gender, and so I hated it. I loved being outdoors, and being independent. I envied my brothers their freedom.
And then, one day, when I was 23, I had an amazing moment, where, for the first time in my life, I was glad to be a girl.
I am starting to wonder about that now.
Evidently, I wear a mustache very well.
I never thought I would, but the proof is in the pudding.
Who would have thought? It is such a sad truth. And a big fat stache for that matter. Sigh.
Looking at that picture, I really feel like I am the cartoon.
Moving along, Evelyn of Hanging by a Silver Lining had a few questions I want to answer.
1. Three home improvement projects:
I feel all proud of myself. I got the bathroom unpacked and cleaned up yesterday. Today I am working on my room, and then I am hoping to get a quilt started. *Ahem*2. Three favorite songs:
I have so many, it isn't really fair to just choose two. But one song that always makes me smile is Fields of Gold by The Police. Lately I have had The Boxer by Simon and Garfunkel stuck in my head, and to rock out too, I would have to say Eye of The Tiger. How can you not move when hearing that song? I ask you!3. Three dreadful things I’m really not looking forward to in the near future:
Ugh. Faye is going in for surgery part two next week. I went to the dentist this week and learned I may need a root canal. So not excited for that. And our car is on the verge of dying. So, I am praying it will somehow heal itself and at least last until Jeffrey finds a job, and gets a few pay checks under the belt.4. Three most surprising things about giving birth for the first time:
I went in for my weekly check-up and my doctor said "Holy cow! You are at an 8. Go to L&D right now!" I so wasn't expecting that. Also, they messed up on the epidural. I will never again have one. And here I had been conditioned to think it was impossible to have a baby without an epidural. Pshaw. Then the most surprising thing of all was when they took him away from me and put him in NICU. I wasn't expecting that one at all!5. Three easy recipes:
Lucky for me, I have a recipe blog. So, just go there and take your pick. I would say the Cafe Rio burritos are awfully easy (think I have promoted them enough yet?). The Roasted Zucchini sandwiches are among my favorite, and when I don't have much time, I make Skinny Enchilada Soup.6. Three really totally awesome things I did today that make me a Super Mom/Super Woman:
Well, Faye is asleep, and Keith is playing, so I haven't done much awesomeness yet today. We will be going to the library, though. Does that count?7. Three things I never leave home without:
I am a pretty low key kind of girl. I don't have things I always take with me. I quite often forget my phone or wallet even. So I guess I would have to say my sense of humor, gratitude, and a pair of comfy shoes.8. Three favorite movies pre-1970:
Laughing at awkwardness. Typing (60+ wpm, baby). Playing the Polly Anna Game.10. Three awkward happenings on the honeymoon:
Just three? I am going to just say the whole night was awkward!And let us not forget...Three pictures
Mustache, mustache and mustache.On a new topic, Emmy Mom also has a meme for Proud Mommy Moment. Today, Keith read 6 words. I was so happy and proud of him!
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