Monday, 30 January 2012

Day 7: A picture that makes you laugh

This is Husband (who was just Boyfriend then). Husband had been out with the boys, imbibing a few (read: he got trashed). We were on our way to Indiana to pick up a dog for me, and the roads were a bit twisty. This was right before he vomited up some jalapeƱo potato chips and about four hours' worth of bad decisions. It makes me giggle.

Day 6: A picture of someone you would like to trade places with for a day

1. I would like to know what it's like to be tall
2. I would like to know what it's like to have a penis
3. I would like to know what it's like to have a Scottish accent
4. I would like to know what it's like to yell "This is SPARTA!!!" while superkicking a dude in the chest.

Day 5: A picture of your favorite memory

I don't have a favorite. There are way too many; setting foot in Tampa for the first time (and realizing "I'm going to live here!"), the first time Vlad was laid in my arms, my wedding day (funniest wedding EVER!), talking to my husband right after Vincent was born (and hearing him say he had to sit down for a second when he saw the video my sister had sent)... far too many. Which is a good thing.

However this photo (taken by my friend Lacey at Sugar Bear Photography) cemented what I'd always heard, but never realized until I had two Vs of my own: once you have a child you cannot imagine ever possibly loving someone else as much as you do that child...until you have your next.

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Day 4: A picture of yourself and a family member

I'll give you two :) These are my two younger sisters, Kayla and Jymelee, on Kayla's 21st birthday. I've no idea what round of shots we were on; I do remember Kayla saying "Are the glasses moving toward me?"

Friday, 13 January 2012

A picture of the cast from your favorite show

or more specifically:
That is all.

Day 2:

A picture of yourself with the person you've been closest with the longest.

This one was a bit more difficult than I'd first expected. Aside from family, I have quite a few friends who ebb and flow through my life. I've moved around a lot, and I become closer with some friends at different times due to logistical issues such as proximity. Although Facebook and Skype have certainly affected the ease with which I'm able to keep in touch, I still notice that at times I'll be more involved with some friends and less with others.

That said, there is one person I've known for (*cough*) over 30 years now; she and I haven't always gotten along (pretty much a prerequisite for family), but as I have gotten older the rough edges of our relationship have smoothed away, and she's usually the first person I call with good news or bad.

Thursday, 12 January 2012

100 Days of Photos (hopefully)

Okay. I've seen this on several friend's blogs; most recently my friend Mandy and my friend Ashlee. So now, I blog. For 100 straight days. Hopefully.

So, Day 1: A picture of yourself with 15 facts -

1. The photo above is photoshopped. I love; I truly do. It makes me pretty, even when I'm not :).
2. I am an RN, and I love it. Even when it's crappy, even when I'm tired, I love my profession, and I love encouraging my friends who are thinking of going to nursing school to do so. It's difficult, it's tiring, and it takes a big commitment, but it is absolutely worth it.
3. I was a vocal music major, before I switched to art (AKA my "professional bartending" degree). I had plans to be the next Broadway star and play Christine in Phantom of the Opera...however my Christine wouldn't have wimped out and run off with Raoul; she would have stayed in the depths of the Paris Opera House with Erik and had little musical prodigy Phantom babies.
4. I love the world of microbes. One day I want my own electron microscope, with a lab deep underground and a strange-looking lab assistant.
5. I have Marilyn Manson's "Antichrist Superstar" and Celine Dion & Andrea Bocelli's "The Prayer" in the same playlist on my iPod.
6. I do not like strangers knocking at my door. Ever.
7. I will give my younger son a cookie just to see the excited jig he does once it's in his hand.
8. I am consistently startled, shocked, flattered, and outrageously amused at some of the stuff that comes out of my older son's mouth - which is why he now has his own facebook page, Sh*t My Vlad Says.
9. I knew I could possibly marry my husband when I found out he loved reading as much as I do.
10. I'm not done with school. Sometimes I feel like I'll never be done with school. It's a good thing I like school.
11. I have taken first place in every talent show I've ever entered except for one; in that one I placed second, to a pianist. I've entered 17.
12. I plan to go on a trip with an amazing group, Project Helping Hands; probably sometime after both boys are in school. They provide non-religious  medical care and health education for people in developing nations. I heard Jeff Solheim speak during my first year of nursing school, and ever since I've made a commitment to myself to go on one of these trips.
13. I love sneaking into my boys' rooms and watching them sleep for a little bit. I don't think I'll ever get tired of that.
14. However, I also look forward to the day I can go on a month-long vacation with my husband, child-free. We're thinking cruise. Hopefully while we're both still young enough to drink into the night.
15. I hardly ever fold laundry. It's washed, it's separated into baskets for me, each V, and Husband... and we usually dress out of the baskets.