Thursday, July 12, 2012

Listography: List 79 & 80

list 80: the best part about getting older
1. Becoming more comfortable with myself
2. The kids that have joined our family
3. Growing older with Regan and our marriage getting better and better.
4. Learning and growing.

list 79: 34 things about me

1. I wanted to be a ballerina when I was a kid. So much that when I went to sleep I would try to be a ballet position so that if someone pulled my covers off quickly I would look like a ballerina.
2. I have a headache most days. (sadly just like my friend Heather)
3. I have a bad back. It hurts me a lot.
4. I want to be more organized but I have trouble actually BEING organized.
5. I am terrible at calling people back.
6. I am forgetful about lots of things but if it matters a LOT I won't forget it.
7. I have size 12 feet.
8. I am not a morning person and I am not really a night owl. I think of myself as more of a noon person :)
9. I am tired pretty much all the time.
10. I love sugar way to much.
11. I like meeting new people but I often feel like people forget about me easily. I am a fairly forgettable person.
12. I don't like people peppering me with questions. It kind of drives me crazy.
13. I have a hard time getting out of a bad mood when I am in one.
14. I want too many things and I hate that about myself and still I am the same.
15. I wish I was motivated to exercise.
16. I am pregnant with my 5th child and yes it was a surprise.
17. I often feel like my mother is too busy to spend time with me and I hope that I do not make my kids feel that way ever.
18. I want to go on a trip badly.
19. I would love to hold more dinner parties.
20. I love magazines a lot. Lately especially food ones and decorating ones.
21. I dream about my dream house almost every day and plan what things there should be in it.
22. I wish I was a good gardener but then I never actually put forth the effort to be good at it.
23. I am a terrible budgeter and wish I was better at it.
24. I can not sleep without a fan going in my room.
25. My hair on my neck lately drives me crazy. So since getting a short hair cut I am not really a fan of it.
26. I get discouraged easily some days.
27. I love grocery shopping.
28. I love eating out at restaurants but I also love cooking good food at home.
29. I've always wanted to write a book.
30. I think I am pretty good at seeing others needs and doing something for them but lately I have not been doing anything for anyone and that makes me feel unhappy.
31. I wish I was thinner.
32. I used to struggle with an eating disorder and I have to be careful about the way I think about my weight.
33. I love clipping my kids nails.
34. I worry way to much about what others think about me but I have gotten way better the older I have gotten.


Lisa C said...

number 16! So excited for you!

Crystal said...

Really?! #16 is true?!! I am so happy for you! You are such a good Mama - this baby is blessed to be joining your family.

You are doing something for someone these days. You have 4 children and you are loving and caring for them. That counts for alot!!

Take care of yourself. I hope you can get the hair thing figured out :) and enjoy these hot summer days :))

Laura Dunford said...

I love how open and honest you. You are a woman I admire greatly! Sending loves and happy vibes your way. I'm also sending wishes for Lucy to get a sister :)

Jaime said...

What?! Congrats on baby#5! And seriously, you are superwoman, you have many talents I envy.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on 16 and hang in there. I love all that you do share on your blog re 12. some people think they are entitled to everything just it is on a blog but you don't share everything in everyday so why share everything in blog land.:) Kari

AKutarna said...

Wow wow wow, congrats!!! That's so exciting. Also I don't think you are a forgettable person. You have a lot of spunk and personality with talent to boot!

Lyndi said...

Oh my I feel like I can relate to quite a few of these. Congrats on baby no.5, I hope you are feeling well! and as for 12, I've only ever spent a few hours with you but I don't think I could ever forget you. You made me so comfortable and were so genuine, I really like the time I got to spend with you and I have often wished I knew you better. I remember one time I saw you with a bunch of girls at Time out for Women (in Calgary) and I was so wishing I was in that group because I just think you are a really awesome person. Maybe thats why I comment on your blog so much even though we don't know each other that well...

Unknown said...

Congrats! Hadley is very excited that Lucy's mom is having a baby too!

Kinsey said...

Congrats Rhonda! Four kids and pregnant with a bad back and headaches - you ARE doing a lot and Jaime is right about you being superwoman! :) I'm sorry you haven't been feeling great. I feel like I'm probably one of only a few who didn't know you were pregnant - did Facebook let me down??

I can definitely relate to caring too much about what people think of me. I can also relate to about 10 other things on that list.

We were out for a walk tonight and Eli was hanging out by himself on your porch. Clark asked, "Eli are you keeping an eye on the neighborhood?" And Eli said, "No, Jesus does!" :)

Christal said...

okay I found it and I don't feel to to bad cause I never did see this post! Some of these make me sad and some of these I could have written for myself ! Hang in there and you know I'd do anything for you! Don't do it all super girl!! Thanks for being such a great friend you truly are wonderful!! Beautiful inside and out and you can do it!! 5 kids ;) congrats again and a big hug!!!

Stacy said...

Rhonda--I read your blog often but don't comment very often. I loved this list. #1 is hilarious. I related to a bunch of the others. I don't think you are forgetable, at all. You are amazing. I so wish I lived closer to you so we could be friends again. (We are still friends, but I want to be the kind that hang out. :) If you ever come to Utah let me know!!

Heather M. said...

oh rhonda!!! congratulations on #5! i'm so surprised! i hope you are feeling okay and this pregnancy is better than your others.

i loved your list - could relate to so many of them. wish we lived closer so i could do something for you right now.

and i was going to post some things about my family on mine but knew my mom and sister(s) would be reading so didn't say anything. you are an amazing mama who continually inspires me. :)

Mike and Jodi said...

Okay Rhonda - this is mostly a depressing list #79! I would love to see a list that long of all the wonderful things there are about you! You're fabulous --- and GO ON A TRIP!!