Who am I.

I have recently been named in a meme by a fellow stay-at-home mom blogger.  Her blog, Blogging While Nursing, is pretty fun.  I’ve been draggin my feet a little bit, as talking about the kids is often a lot easier than talking about me…  Let’s face it.  They’re cuter, funnier, and snugglier.

These are pretty fun questions, so let’s give it a go.  It’s a cold, rainy day here.  I’m snuggled on the couch with my coffee–kids are asleep (woohoo!).  Here’s to a few answers about me.

If you can go back and relive one moment, what would it be?

Definitely not childbirth… not my wedding day… I’ve got two, dead tie.  1) Summer of ’07 before Sophia was conceived, my husband and I were running around Prague in the middle of the night “barhopping” with two very dear friends.  It was our last night with them, and they wanted to show us a good time.  It was beautiful, romantic, fairy-tale like, a wee emotional, and oh-so sweet.  Miss those friends, and would give an arm and a leg to hang out with them again.  2) October ’07. Barely pregnant with Sophia, husband and I went to see Wilco at the Orpheum in Omaha, NE.  Besides Wilco being fantastic and playing for more hours than my bladder could stand, we got introduced to Andrew Bird who opened up for Wilco.  This was when he was playing solo.  What a show!  Wow, his music, voice and presence completely enveloped the room.  It was perfect!  I don’t know if that night could be recreated.  We’ve seen both bands since, but not at all the same show.

If you could go back in time and change one thing, what would it be?

With out a doubt my major in college.  I majored in math and got a masters in math ed.  I hate math now… no… it’s just that you shouldn’t expect an 18-year old who has no idea who they are to pick a major that will determine their career choices.  I found out that I LOVE little kids!  And, I’m pretty good at teaching them.  If I could do it again, I would get an elementary ed. degree and a masters in library science.  I don’t know.  Maybe, I’m a late bloomer, but as I inch closer to 30, I’m finally getting a little taste of “who I am.”

What movie or TV character do you most resemble in personality?

Kristina Braverman from “Parenthood.”  She’s very type-A, super hardworking, slightly anal and overprotective.  She LOVES her family, tries not to muddle and hover but winds up muddling and hovering…

What TV/movie character would you most like to be?

Joan Allen plays Arlene Groden in “Off the Map.”   Simple movie, worth watching.  She’s a beautiful, gracious, hippie wife who lives “off the map” in New Mexico.  They live with almost no income completely off the land (and the dump).  They do everything for themselves.  She has no worries in the world.  She’s a great gardener, cans much of her food, and cooks everything from scratch (of course.)  She invites everyone for dinner, loves everyone she meets, and is so gracious to her husband through his battle with depression.  What a lady.  I want to live just like her.

Name one habit you would like to change about yourself. 

My inability to be a morning person.  I’d love to hop out of bed, chipper and alert ready to tackle the day.  Instead, I usually feel like an 80-year old woman every morning.  Complete with aches and pains, grunts, snorts and general cantankerousness.  Ah, hypothyroidism.

Describe yourself in one word.

Hopeful.

Describe the person who named you in this meme in one word.

Frank.

Why do you blog (answer in one sentence)?

I blog because sometimes I want to shake my kids; reflection and storytelling helps me gain perspective.

Name at least 3 people to send this meme to, and then inform them.

I’d love to hear from…

@freshoutofnormalcy

@faith,hope,love

@iamasojourner