So it's my birthday today. The big 33. Whatever, age seems pretty irrelevant to me these days. The numbers that used to seem so old are suddenly pretty young still. I have always had lots of friends who are older than me and many of my closest ones are halfway between my age and my moms, or even closer to hers! So really, I feel nothing about the numbers but it is a great excuse to pamper myself a bit, have lunch with my girlfriends, do a little shopping, and for once throw productivity out the window for a bit.
I have been tagged several times on Facebook for my top 25 and I have read several interesting top 100's about people that have made me realize just how similar we are or how much I like them. So since today is all about me, at least for me it is, I decided to do my top 100. So here's to a little self indulgence!
1. I am the oldest of 5 kids and I act like it. 2. I think my parents are 2 of the most amazing people in the world 3. I look, act and think most like my dad, only with a lot more hair! 4. I don't know how I could survive without my mom she has the answer to EVERYTHING, and she is simply the best! 5. My kids have taught me what love is. Each in a different way. 6. There is no one I enjoy listening to sing more than my husband.
7. If I could choose any talent to have it would be to be able to sing beautifully 8. I always sing in the car, loudly. 9. I broke a toe on my right foot and it stopped growing when I was 7! 10. I drive way too fast 11. I probably talk way too fast too 12. I definitely talk way too much 13. I am an interrupter, my whole family is, we're not trying to be rude, we just couldn't agree or disagree more and can't possibly wait to tell you so! 14. I am still really working hard at being patient 15. I LOVE to dance 16. Big groups are my favorite, and embarrassingly I am always one of the last people to leave a party. 17. Good friends are crucial to my sanity 18. I think I am a pretty good friend 19. I will always bend over backwards to help anyone out anytime, it makes me feel good 20. I pride myself in being a hard worker and that is one of the qualities I admire most in a person 21. I am pretty sure I really can do anything. I just have to care enough to make the effort to figure it out. (okay except maybe learn to sing) 22. I hate the details of big projects, I might be the queen of "GOOD ENOUGH" 23. EXCEPT when it comes to clean. That has to be all the way all the time. 24. Diet Coke from the fountain and fresh limes really makes me happy. 25. I think you can love anyone if you take the time to get to know them 26. I cry easily for happy or sad things, or just because I really mean it 27. I really was a natural blond once (until I was about 4 Does that count?) 28. I like my hair better with Blond in it 29. Jeff likes my hair best when its dark 30. I have always said tan fat looks better than white fat. I LOVE to be tan 31. I love to read, but can't usually stop until the end of the book. Can you see how this could be a problem? 32. I am really bad at stopping in the middle of anything. I just have to finish whatever it is I start. 33. I have an excellent memory and can still tell you the birthdays of kids in my 2nd grade class because it was posted on the wall then 34. I hate apologies, don't want to give them, don't need to get one, lets just all do it a little better next time 35. I am quick to forgive and forget, really quick 36. It takes a LOT to make me mad 37. I own way too many articles of clothing and still don't have enough. 38. I am empathetic. If something good happens to someone I care about, I feel like it may as well have happened to me, same goes for the bad stuff too. 39. I have always loved the rain 40. I was a gymnast and competed all over the state for 8 years 41. I played club volleyball for 2 years in Jr. High. 42. One of my regrets from high school was quitting sports to be a cheerleader for 3 years 43. I am still good friends with a few people from elementary school 44. I love to stay up late and sleep in 45. I am always up for a last minute road trip to anywhere 46. I still haven't figured out how to get anywhere on time, and it really bugs me 47. I was the assistant manager of Kinney Shoes when I was 17 48. Co manager of The Limited and then recruited to Anne Taylor when I was 19 49. I love sales and negotiations 50. I think I undertand people and what makes them tick pretty well 51. I went to Ricks College when it was still called RICKS! 52. I majored in fashion Merchandising 53. I am an eternal optimist 54. I like to be dressed up best 55. There is something purely cozy about new socks and grey sweatshirts 56. I love to run 57. Other than college I have always lived in California 58. I was the queen at my freshman winter formal. 59. I think I have really ugly hands 60. I also have a really funny looking smile 61. I have had a subscription to US Weekly for too many years. Keep saying I'm going to let it lapse, but can't follow through... 62. I NEVER have nothing to do
63. I want to learn to take great pictures. I don't want to miss all those moments as my kids grow up 64. Until about 3 years ago I was deathly afraid of going to the dentist...totally freaked me out. I'm getting much better 65. I love surprises! 66. I have no problem with last minute anything, I can roll with it 67. I love watching my boys sporting events 68. I LOVE the letters i get from friends at Christmas time telling all about their families. I really do care! 69. I am VERY independent 70. I like to figure things out on my own, even if its not the easiest way, its just my way 71. Telling me I can't do something is pretty much an invitation for me to show you that I can 72. Naps on the beach with hot sun and sand in my toes make me the happiest girl alive 73. My husband massages my back, feet, or legs every day. I know I am spoiled. 74. I am not very consistent with things in general. From discipline to remembering to take medicine every day until a prescription runs out. 75. I guess I'm not really one for too much structure 76. Most holidays have a certain candy that I anxiously await the arrival of. 77. I love playing card and board games 78. I went to the Emmy awards 4 years ago 79. I don't sit during the day except to drive my car or to send off a quick email 80. I love hanging out with my siblings and their spouses. 81. I would NEVER consider living somewhere that I didn't have family 82. My kids are close with MY grandparents, they are awesome! 83. I have gone camping at Whiskeytown lake every single year of my life at least once 84. I like lists and I love checking things off of them 85. I love rollercoasters! 86. I will always choose carb-y foods over sweets 87. No experience in life has been as miserable as being pregnant...all 4 times 88. I like toddlers, way more than babies 89. I wish I could serve in the Church exactly where I am now until I'm 90 90. I always feel very awkward around people who are very quiet. I just don't know what to say... 91. My faith leads my decisions daily from the big to the very very small 92. I hate confrontation so much that I won't even tell the workers at McDonald's if my fries are stale 93. I can't tell a lie with out smiling, it's a dead give away and therefore totally pointless 94. I have a very hard time saying no when I'm asked for something 95.I love to sew but totally hate to use patterns...i think its the details 96. I'm a romantic, I love love. I love to be in love. 97. I know I've probably over shared here Sorry! 98. I get slap happy late at night. Especially with my sisters and my mom! 99. I'm actually pretty smart, but I feel like I haven't done enough with it 100. I can't wait for to read your Top 100!
I am mom to 3 tough guys and one tiny princess. I am the wife of Prince Charming. I am slave to my laundry, dishes and dirty floors. I am a short term visitor to my bed, devout member of the gym, and a regular to the late night scene at my office computer. I am dedicated in my faith, loyal to my family, devoted as a friend. I am a rock star in my car. I never, ever have nothing to do. I am the boss of the whole wide world, just ask my dad!