Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Tagged 2

My SBS sister, Aimee, tagged me a few days ago. I have to come up with 7 interesting facts about me. And then I am supposed to tag 7 more people. Okay, here goes.

1. I once accidentally drove a riding lawnmower into an empty in-ground pool when I was 15. I was in the process of cleaning out 10 years of guck, driving in reverse near the edge of the pool, and I slipped. I thought my dad was 1) going to kill me, and 2) never let me get my license if I lived past that day. So I called the radio station and told them the story and asked them to play "It's the end of the world as we know it" on my behalf. They totally didn't believe me, but played my song anyways. I made a double batch of peanut butter cookies (my dad's favorite) and my dad actually laughed at the scene while dipping fresh baked cookies into a glass of milk. Whew! (Sorry, that was long winded of me.)

2. I am normally NOT long winded and can hardly stand when people dominate conversations, especially when I can see right through their know-it-all-ness. I usually get right to the point. Learned this in business school.

3. I am a SAHM to two girls (4 and 2), and I was NOT given the maternal gene. (I don't "get" kids, but I love mine.) But I stay at home for the benefit of my kids, hoping to raise responsible, moral children.

4. Even though I didn't get the mommy gene, I am the Primary president (over all children's Sunday school) of my LDS Church ward. Hah! Now I have to manage over 100 other children and all of their teachers--in addition to my own kids. This IS funny if you know me.

5. I suffer from depression. I got PPD really bad after 2nd baby. I'm not completely cured. Today was rough. I spanked my kids for the first time in over a year today. (I gave up spanking because it only infuriates me more and doesn't work on my kids.)

6. I have a goal to get a book published some day. You probably cannot tell by my blog, but prior to mommy-brain, I was quite the writer. I was known in my MOB (that's me in the middle of the back row) program for my writing abilities and quite enjoy tapping the keyboard.

And 7. Holy cow, I am PREGNANT! We just found out on Saturday. It's one of those "How in the Hades did that happen" things, and my hubby lovingly claims it's the milkman's child (I went on a week-long vacation and he's been working the overnight shift at Target). But I'm so happy and I consider it a miracle from God. Shame on me, but I'm hoping for a girl. I have 4 sisters and love it (plus, girls like to play with My Little Pony and Strawberry Shortcake. They're about the only toys I love seeing on the floor).

I hereby tag:
Sue at http://www.stampndaly.com/ (SBS 5)
Alana at http://www.godchickdesigns.blogspot.com/ (SBS 2)
Maren at http://zanynotcrazy.blogspot.com/ (SBS 3)
Deb at http://countrylovincardmaker.blogspot.com/ (SBS 4)
Jany at http://scrapbookandmoremania.blogspot.com/ (SBS 5)
Tami at http://www.stampingatcatscorner.com/ (SBS 6)
Dawn Marie at http://www.sewflake.blogspot.com/ (SBS 7)


Godchick said...

Let me be the first to congratulate you on your pregnancy!!! May God bless you with an easy, fun & stress-free time. Free from morning sickness, extreme fatigue and most of all depression. Come and touch her Lord with your healing hands. Exciting times!!!

JazzyH said...

Congratulations!!!! Isn't God awesome!!! Enjoy all your upcoming adventures.

Lesa said...

Woo hoo! Alana is going to have a baby! Congratulations Sister!!!!!!
I loved reading your facts. The whole primary president thing cracks me up. I bet you are awesome with them. (They just put me BACK in the nursery cause they can't find anyone. I babysit my Granddaughter full time and could use a break on Sunday. Sigh...) It's all good I will get used to it. Merry Christmas Sister! Oh and sometimes Mommy needs a break, have one k?

Kerry J. said...

Congratulations Alana! Here's wishing you a happy and healthy 9 months! What an amazing blessing - I love it when God surprises us!

Maren said...

Thanks for the tag! Congrats on your news!!! Boys are wonderful too....I have 3!

Marilyn said...

Congratulations on your pregnancy!! So happy for you!! Hopefully this one will fly by and you'll wonder where the time went!! Keep us posted on how you are doing!!

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Rosella said...

Congratulations on your pregnancy Alana! Please keep us up to date on details, like when are you due, ?
Loved reading all these different facts about you.
Have a wonderful Christmas!

Michelle said...

Congratulations on the new baby coming! Babies are gifts, aren't they?

I love your mommy brain comment and the whole writing thing. I keep hoping mommy brain goes away, but I fear that the placenta is made up of mommy brain cells and they just throw them away, never to be found again.

Congrats to you and the milkman!

Tami in OH said...

congrats on your pregnancy & I have finally done my "tagee" duties - sorry it took so long! Hang tough with the morning sickness, I know how wretched it can be.

Stacy said...

Congrats girl!!! How did I miis this post earlier!!