Sunday, June 28, 2009

Journal entry 258--Cliche

What cliche best describes you?

"Don't count your chickens before they hatch" That seems to apply to me. When I get excited about something, I tend to jump ahead and think about all the future possibilities! I'm learning to relax and wait.
I'm changing this blog to a once a week meme, so now it will be weekly reminders. Hope that's okay with everyone.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Journal entry 257--Father's day

Write about a memorable Father's Day with the man you love.

My best Father's Day has been since I was married. I was blessed to have found such a great man who is a great father to our children. He is everything that I wished for in a father. I always remind my children how fortunate they are and thankfully they know it. I love seeing them interact with their father and after seeing my husband's father, I know where he learned it. He was a great example to my husband and he is more of a father to me than my own was. It's been good for me to see that there are men out there who are loving fathers.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Journal entry 256--Tickets

Have you ever gotten a driving ticket? Describe what happened.

I got my first ticket when I was 17 years old for speeding. I thought it was okay to drive 75 in the fast lane of the freeway. Granted, this was back when the speed limit was 55 on the freeway.I tried to talk my way out of the ticket, a skill that would later work in weasling out of a ticket, but this time it didn't work. During that time, I was in college and taking a biology class. I was bringing home my dissection rat to study for a test. The poor cop was a bit grossed out seeing my flailed opened, pinned down rat lying on the passenger seat. Oh well.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Journal entry 255-Child

Describe yourself as a child.

I was a happy little kid up until my father left us. After that, my mother kind of shut down and my sister, brother and I had to grow up fast and parent ourselves. By age 8 or 9, I was still silly. I remember getting a hold of a tape recorder and saying random things in it like recording all the German words I knew, which weren't very many. I was also imitating some of the characters on the "Dukes of Hazard" television show. One time my brother and I decided to record our version of the Beatle's Number 9 song only ours was called "Take 10." It was fun to be silly because it took our minds of other things.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Journal entry 254--Morning

How do you get ready to start your day? Any tricks to being on time?

I'm great at running out the door, frantically yelling at my children to "hurry" and being late somewhere. I think I just try to do too much and then I run out of time. My 7 year old is teaching me how to not rush her by being very slow and getting angry with me when I tell her to hurry. Consequently this makes getting ready last longer and I get more frustrated. Since then, I've thought about what I'm expecting of her--to drop everything she's doing and run out the door. So to compromise, I now give her a 10 minute warning and show her what the clock will look like when it's time to go. This way she can finish up whatever she's doing and be ready to go when the time comes. It's a work in progress. I just need to be better prepared.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Journal entry 253--Travel

What do you think is the best part of traveling? Seeing new things or coming home?

I love to travel and see new things and meet new people. I love to see how other people and cultures live and act. However, if I'm with my family, I'm okay to stay a long time. I don't miss the busy life and deadlines and homework, etc. If I'm away from my children, I start missing them too much and can't really enjoy myself. The best trip we took as a family was a cruise. I didn't want to leave the boat!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Journal entry 252--Winning

How far would you go to win? Are there any actions that would be acceptable to you?

I love to win, especially when it's a game that I know I'm good at or in my mind, should win. However, I won't cheat to win. What's the point? You end up knowing you won under false pretenses and that it means nothing. When I play a game with my husband, it's all out war and each one of us tries to win. Usually when playing with my equally competitive 11 year old, I don't cut him any breaks but I do for my 7 year old (naturally). I hate when people cheat in games and don't follow the rules. My 11 year old is inheriting my competitive nature!