Monday, July 9, 2007

Like A Virgin... and Sevens

Feener over at MommyVents tagged me for my first Meme.
Yay, I'm really a blogger now!

Ok, so I'm tagging:
Black Sheep, as soon as she settles in from her honeymoon
Shauna, and her beach trip in her new car, or her loaner, you know, whatever. (Allen, are you reading this?)
My friend Irene, who has a blog but has not yet given me the URL. (If she does, I'll add it here later)
MommyBrain, since she has identical twin girls just like me
Brillig because I love her blog with all its slithy toves
Erin, to help her pass the time waiting for baby #2

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is this:

One: Each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
Two: You need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names/pseudonyms/blogs.

8 Random Facts/Habits About Me:

1. I've had various interesting summer jobs (during college). I worked in a gold mine for 3 summers, giving tours and teaching people how to pan for gold. I am very good at panning for gold. I did advertising for a Branson style dinner theater, and ran the spot light during the show. I drank beer every night during the show with the sound guy, and our boss never knew. By the end of the summer we had filled a huge black garbage bag of beer cans out of sound/light booth.

2. I've never colored my hair.

3. I'm jealous of people who can give birth naturally. I've had two L-O-N-G labors, pushed for hours on end, and had 2 Csections.

4. My best friend and I have not lived in the same state since 1993. We have long distance DOWN!

5. I was a vegetarian for years. I did not crave meat at all. I was even a vegetarian during my twin pregnancy and through nursing twins. Then I started eating meat again, because it was so much easier to make dinner for my family that way. Also, I was the only non meat eater in like a 50 mile radius. Now, I love me some flesh, with my veggies.

6. I've never been on a diet. Sure, I've had health kicks where I exercise more and eat healthier, but I've never done SlimFast, or Weigh Watchers, or South Beach, or any of them. (Ahem, about that... well, let's just say it's high time for another health kick, um, like yesterday.)

7. The women that I work with as a doula and teaching childbirth classes are the healthiest group of women I have ever been a part of. Being with them every week makes me a better person, wife, and mother. They are my tribe, and getting a job there saved my life. Really. I love them so much I would marry them. All of them. But you know, I have David to consider...

8. I love newborns. I love having a baby in the house. I want another baby, but I don't want 4 kids. David does not want any more.


My birthday was on Saturday (7-7-07!) and my big girls picked out a princess pinata for me. A Disney Princess Pinata. I know, totally my favorite. Then today, they were asking if we can have a pinata for Marin's bday in September. I said no, that's not a very good 1 year old activity, and besides babies can't even eat candy. Kate replied, "Well, YOU could eat the candy, and then Marin would get it in your milk." Ahh, that girl kills me.

Ok, so more about my lucky sevens birthday. We took the girls, all three of them (and I rarely leave Marin) to David's brother's house. Then David and I spent the day shopping in a very quaint little town. We had Indian food for dinner, and listened to live music, and bought some local art for our house. (We also ran into, like, 14 wedding parties. Newly weds are high jacking my day!) Other than my boobs nearly exploding from not feeding Marin, it was a fantastic day.

Oh, and I got an IPod from David. He rocks.


Swistle said...

#8 is a big problem for me. I want a steady supply of newborns, but not a steady supply of KIDS. I haven't come up with a solution yet.

Erin said...

I really wish I knew you & Swistle in real life. Then you could come over and take care of my newborn and I could take care of your toddlers & kids. Are you busy in, say, three weeks?

Thanks for the tag! I made a little different variation on the Eight Things List, and it's actually helped get me excited about having another newborn.

moosh in indy. said...

I'll loan you out any newborns that come my way.

Brillig said...

Happy belated birthday!!! And thanks for the kind words and the tag--I'll get to it... one of these days! :-)

I think that doulas, childbirth educators, and midwives are the most amazing women on the planet--Of course, I think I say that every time I comment here. Hahaha. Well, it's true, okay?

Shauna said...

Thanks for the tag. I'll get it to it, no promises as to when, though!

I was a veg-head once, too. Now I love me some meat.

Mommy Brain said...

#5 is the one that impressed me the most. Especially being pregnant and nursing. And #4 is really awesome.

Thanks for the tag. I'll try to get to it soon.