Thursday, November 29, 2012

All About ME!

Tonight I'm feeling selfish. I feel like having a post all to myself! So I present a few little known facts about me. 

1.  I NEVER hit the snooze button. My alarm goes off and I'm up within a minute. Snoozing stresses me out. What if I hit the wrong button and the alarm never goes off again? Ugh. I can't handle it. So I set the alarm for the latest possible minute I can sleep. 

2. I have to align my Starbucks cup a certain way before taking a sip. The drinking hole needs to align with the sleeve's logo and the sleeve has to align with the cup's logo. My OCD about it goes far as to want to align any Starbucks cup I see. 

3. I cannot STAND ketchup. OMG. It makes me gag. No kidding. I hate everything about it.. the look, the smell, the taste, the sound when it comes out of the bottle. My disgust used to be so bad that Brian had to build a 'barricade' between me and his ketchup. 
For that matter I don't like any condiments. Not mustard, mayo, relish. Eww.

4. That brings me to my eating habits. I'm quite the particular eater. I don't want to say picky because I've gotten better. I mean I used to not even put salad dressing on salad! But I have some unique eating habits. Like, I don't ever drink the milk from my cereal. I prefer my hot dogs and hamburgers plain. I pick out the fruit from my yogurt. I don't eat tomatoes from a restaurant. I like them, but only when bought from a grocery store, by me. I pick out the whole tomatoes from foods such as spaghetti sauce, enchilada soup. 

5. When Brian and I were planning our wedding my parents offered to give us the cash to start our new life instead of having a wedding. I declined and everyone said I'd regret it. I don't. 8 1/2 years later and I would still choose the princess wedding over the cash. 

6. I'm a better working mom than a stay at home. I love my kids with every ounce of my being, but I know that I am better to them, have more patience and appreciate them more when I work outside the home. 

7. I don't like fast food. McDonald's, Taco Bell, Jack in the Box... pass. 
Now Chipotle is a different story. I'd eat there every day if I could. 

8. I heart reality TV. Love the Real Housewives series, Top Chef, Amazing Race, Cheer, DCC, Dance Moms, The Bachelor, the list goes on and on.

9. I used to be a go-with-the-flow girl. Before kids. Now, I need to have a plan. I can't handle going into a day without a plan. I'm always looking a head... breakfast, dinner, shopping, activities, whatever. I need a plan.

10. When in a store I feel this need to arrange messy shelves. I find myself folding a shirt someone else unfolded, straightening a crooked magazine

11. I miss being pregnant. I totally got jipped. Twice. My baby carrying days were cut short :(

12. I'm not a morning person. Or a night owl. I need at least 8 hours of sleep. I get 7 if I'm lucky. An ideal night would be going to be bed at 9:00 pm and waking up at 7:00 am. Yes, I realize that's 10 hours, but I'd really like to sleep until 7:00 am again.

13. I LOVE working out. Weird I know, but I feel much better after I do it and if I don't go to the gym for a few weeks, my body feels miserable. Last year I joined a bootcamp class that kills me every time I go, but I love it and wish I could go 3 times a week. I'm lucky to make it twice.

14. I've eaten the same cereal, Special K Vanilla Almond, every workday for the past 7 years, if not longer.

15. My favorite meal of the day is breakfast. I love weekends and school breaks just for the shear fact that I can make breakfast, from scratch. No Bisquick pancakes in this house! Most of the time, I make it just for myself. Jaxon & Brian are not breakfast eaters. I hope Reese is or I'll be heartbroken. 

16. I can count on 1 hand the many times someone has ever spelled my name right without me telling them. Sometimes it irritates me, but most of the time I chuckle at the ways people spell it. My favorite is "A-N-E-B-E-L-L" Not even close.
"A-N-A-B-E-L-L-E" In case you were wondering and would like to make my day by spelling is correctly on a note. :)

And there you go. 16 things that make me me. 


Ami said...

Our friendship must be based on the 'opposites attract' rule I guess! I just got up finally after hitting snooze for the 3rd time. :)

Anabelle said...

You're morning the other day made me think that I never hit it. :)
And Holy crap! Why are you up and reading blogs at 4:30 AM?!?

Courtney said...

We are kindred spirits!! Enough said ;) This was a great post!