January 26, 2008
Legos: When I was growing up, I wanted to be an architect (for part of the time…I also wanted to be a teacher, veterinarian, astronaut and teacher. Possibly other things too but I don’t recall.) I told my mom and dad that I wanted to be an architect and I would make models of buildings for clients out of legos. I really liked legos. I think legos are thought to be a boys toy but I didn’t care. I loved putting together the models. Now little monkey got some duplo legos for Christmas. I’m hoping that when he’s big enough, he will like the regular legos too. Then we can spend days putting together models of buildings, cars, planes, etc.
Leftovers: I strongly dislike eating leftovers. I will do it, sometimes, but in most cases it’s not going to happen. I have to eat it immediately, like the following day’s lunch or maybe the next day’s dinner. Needless to say, even though I am saying it, we throw out a lot of leftovers. We almost always cook where we know we will end up with leftovers. I’ve tried to get better at eating leftovers but it’s hard. Maybe I can donate my leftovers to some charitable cause!
Lake Mary: From the time I was in 8th grade, I lived in Lake Mary until I went to college. Some folks in our area, (ie: people who didn’t live in or go to LM) thought that all the kids who did were rich and spoiled. Now this was not the case for everyone. But many were one or the other or both. For the most part though, the kids in LM were from middle class families. Anyhow-I liked Lake Mary. Everything was very close together. (We had like 5 Targets within 20 min of my house!) Now that we live in Lake County….well things are quite a bit more spread out. The problem of course is that there are like a million lakes in our county and maybe only one that has a bridge over it. So anywhere you want to go requires you to take a roundabout way to get there to get around all the lakes.
January 25, 2008
Ketchup: Little monkey’s Dad loves ketchup. We always have at least two extra bottles of ketchup on hand. I think he’d put ketchup on everything if he thought we wouldn’t find it gross. Thankfully he spares us from those experiences.
Kids: So far we only have little monkey and as of now, I’m not sure that we’ll be having any more monkeys running around here. Currently I babysit two other kids during the week for a couple days and that’s enough to tell me that I don’t know that I could handle more kids! Until we decided for sure though, we continue to hang on to most things from little monkey’s younger days in the event that we will need it later. I did manage to go through little monkey’s old clothes (I had kept virtually EVERY thing he had EVER worn) and get rid of almost half of what I had.
Kit Kat: Does this count for two?? I’m really scraping the bottom of the barrel with this one. I like Kit Kats but it’s not my favorite candy. Although I do like practically anything with chocolate in it.
Krispy Kreme: I just remembered this one. I talked about it before in D for donuts. I do like Krispy Kreme and wished that we had one here. I don’t even know where the closest one is. Probably somewhere in Orlando. I think I’ll have to take a trip out there to find one…maybe tomorrow even.
January 21, 2008
Josh Bear: I had a bear that my Grandpa gave me when I was younger. It looks similar to a bear that he had at his house and I always carried him around when I went to visit. He is a brown bear with a red bowtie. I still have him….currently he is in my room beside my bed.
The Jetsons: When I was in middle school, I would watch the Jetson’s every morning before school. I thought they were so cool and of course was awaiting the day when we too would soon be flying around in little cars like they were. And we would all have robot maids too. Where the heck is my flying car?!?!?!?!?
Jacob: The name I originally wanted to name my future children if I had any boys. Of course when I had little monkey, Jacob was the number one boys name for like the 3rd year in a row. Which would mean that there would likely be multiple Jacobs/Jakes by the time little monkey makes it to elementary school. I didn’t want him to grow up that way (There were always multiple Kati’s growing up.). So if Jacob didn’t end up being the most popular name…..I would have likely named my first son Jacob Matthew. I’m much happier with little monkey’s current name.
January 19, 2008
Ice Cream: I used to eat ice cream EVERY NIGHT. I don’t do that anymore but it used to be a must have. I like many kinds of ice cream but would often pick things like Cookie Dough, Peanut Butter Cup or anything with Peanut Butter and Chocolate. Then I would top it with things like sprinkles, chocolate syrup, or maple syrup. I’ve heard many people think putting maple syrup on your ice cream is so gross, but honestly- I really like it!
Insurance: I hate paying for insurance of any kind-health, auto, life, homeowners-you pick. I understand the point of having it and you may need it one day. The rest of the year though-its just a waste of money for the what ifs. There is a small silver lining though, well at least for our auto insurance. We have our auto and homeowners insurance through USAA. Every year, we get a check with a small amount back from our auto insurance. The amount varies depending on how well they have done for the year. It might not be a ton (this year it was $60-something) but it’s something.
Internet: My oh my where would I be without the Internet. Well I’d probably have read more books, learned how to cook better, actually sewn more items, have my house look cleaner, who knows what else! Needless to say, I do spend quite a bit of time on the internet. There is, however, a wealth of information that can be found on the internet. I am able to communicate with many of my family and friends as well as people I don’t know in person. I read about their lives, see photos of their families among other things. I am quite happy that Internet has come to be. The bad parts of the Internet though….well I wish those never existed. I can’t believe some of the things that have happened in this world because of the Internet. With all things that can be good, I guess also there can be some bad things created right along with it.
January 17, 2008
HCC: Heritage Community Church is a new church plant that we are a part of. My old youth minister is the Lead Pastor of the church. It currently meets at Wildwood Middle School. We have met a lot of great people through the new church and have some new friends that we would not have found otherwise.
Hospitals: Not that a hospital is anyone’s favorite place to be…but I spent about 4.5 hours in the ER of one last night with little monkey. He has been sick all week and was very dehydrated. Little monkey’s Dad works there part-time and was on shift last night when we had to go in. They got the little man all hooked up and started filling him up with fluids. The staff was great and everyone was very concerned. I’m sure it helped that little monkey’s Dad worked there but still.
Holly: She is my new friend that I met at HCC. We got along very well from the start and now enjoy spending time with each other and our children throughout the week. We talk at least once a day….but usually more! I am very grateful that we met and click so well.
January 15, 2008
I’m having a hard time to come up with things for the letter G. So this post is digging for something to write about!
Green Beans: I don’t like very many vegetables, but I do like green beans. I could eat green beans with my dinner every night. Well, okay maybe not every night…some meals don’t lend themselves to have green beans with it.
Grapes: Grapes are a great snack! Even little monkey likes to eat them (although he likes a lot of fruits). I used to take frozen grapes to work as a snack. I prefer to eat the green grapes, but the red ones are okay too.
I told you I was trying my hardest to come up with something for G. Maybe I’ll figure something out one of these days and come back and add it in!
January 9, 2008
Fireplace: I love fireplaces. In the house I grew up in, and the first house I owned with little monkey’s Dad (same house), we had two fireplaces. One of our fireplaces was on a wall that was entirely made of brick. My dad built it (along with people from his work). It was an entire wall and hearth of brick. I LOVE this wall and was VERY sad when we had to sell that house because of little monkey’s Dad’s job. I wanted to have a fireplace in the new house; it was one of the items on my “the new house must have” list. The only problem was the fact that the area we were moving to there were pretty much NO houses that had fireplaces. So I had to give up on that. We do have a small outdoor fireplace that my mother in law bought us as a housewarming gift. We haven’t used it yet though; we really should seeing as we’ve lived here for just over a year now!
Firefighter: Little Monkey’s Dad is a firefighter. While I am amazed by his desire to want to do such a job, I often worry about the what ifs. I know you can’t live your life in this manner but it is hard when you realize that he may not come home one day. I try not to think of these things, but when news articles/stories hit about firefighters being killed-it becomes a bit harder. For me, the reality that he might not come home is a bit stronger than just a worry. A good friend of mine died while working a training fire while he was still in the academy. He was a part of a large family, most of whom were firefighters.
Fabric: I am a fabric collector. Well generally I buy fabric with good intentions to make something. But more times than not, it gets added to a stack, not to be touched for quite sometime. The problem, of course, is that I have a 22 month old child, and two children that I babysit twice a week, a husband and a house. Needless to say there are many other things that need my attention more than sitting in the
sewing room sewing/office/piano/sleeping room for the girl I watch/guest room and get anything fabric related done. The first order of business in that combination room is to get it more organized and fully create space for all my crafting supplies. One day, I’ll get to it!
January 3, 2008
Elmo: Little Monkey LOVES Elmo..now recently he has taken up liking Blue’s Clues and Veggietales…but he still loves Elmo. He has way too many Elmos (at least if you ask Little Monkey’s Dad) and of course he will get more. I say this as a fact, more than a likelihood, since I already bought him a build a bear Elmo for his birthday!
Eggs: I don’t really care for eggs all that much…but I will have them scrambled every once in a while. Otherwise, I only really use eggs for making cakes and such.
Elephant, Elevated, Exclamation: These are the words Little Monkey’s Dad came up with when I asked him for words that started with E. I don’t have anything else to say about the letter E. He also came up with a few other choice words…but I did not feel like they were good for this exercise. Oh look another E word!
Exercise: I HATE to exercise…I mean, don’t most people…unless you’re like a crazy fitness person? Thankfully, I don’t really NEED to exercise (ducking now to avoid being hit) although I’m sure it would probably do me a lot of good. Ya know, tone up and be healthier…but that’s not likely to happen!
January 2, 2008
Dogs: I supposed this would be a cop-out to use since I already wrote about my dog Amos for the letter A. But I do like dogs and plan to get another after Amos leaves us. Little monkey’s Dad thinks we should get a basset hound…but I’m thinking either a Great Dane, a Min-Pin or a dachshund. I know those are on opposite ends of the dog size spectrum…but I just can’t decide!
Donuts: I like donuts…I prefer Krispy Kreme glazed but since we don’t have a Krispy Kreme close by, I like Dunkin’ Donuts Chocolate Creme filled powdered donuts. They are SO good…although probably not so good for you!
Diapers: This would be one of my least favorite things about having kids! :) Little monkey is starting to notice that he is wet/dirty so hopefully that’s a good sign. He’s still a bit young for potty-training, but it’s a start. I can’t wait to be done with diapers!!! Of course, that will mean that I will need to stop babysitting in order to be fully out of diapers…so it may still be a while before there are no more diapers to deal with!
Desserts: I LOVE desserts. I sometimes wish we didn’t have to eat dinners…just dessert. In fact I did this at the Fire Dept Association’s Christmas Party this year. Well…I had cheese sticks and then key lime pie and cheesecake! :) What can I say…I wasn’t really hungry and we did have some pasta before we went. I could eat dessert every day. I love most kinds of desserts too! Ice cream, brownies, cookies, cake…you pick and I’ll likely eat it!