Aug 18, 2016

30

I'm 30 which is blowing my mind.

ONE // One of my favorite things is updating my spreadsheet after transferring money to savings. I love watching those numbers go up even if it's just by a little bit.

TWO // It makes me irrationally angry that Stella crawls on my night stand. I don't know what she's looking for but it drives me crazy.

THREE // When I was younger, my parents told us that we were going to get a mini van. I got really excited but was quickly disappointed when I realized that mini van didn't mean that our van was going to look like Minnie Mouse. Probably one of my biggest let downs as a kid.

FOUR // When Rob and I first started dating I put off our second date twice. Once was because I was sick and the second time was because it started snowing a little and I hated driving in that kind of weather. At the time he thought I was just coming up with excuses to get out of going out with him again. We did go out a week or so later and it obviously wasn't the case. He now understands that that's just the way I am. I will avoid at all costs driving in snow, ice, and even the rain or at night.


FIVE // When I step out of the shower, I like to stand in the same spot on the rug in order to leave footprints. No clue why. I don't even look to see how well the footprints came out after I walk away but it's just the fact that I know I did it.

SIX // The hubs and I have been watching all the Star Trek series together for the last few years. And yes I said years. We started when Addison was born and we are currently watching Star Trek: Voyager. I wasn't a huge fan of the original series, although I do like the newer movies with the same characters. I was a fan of The Next Generation and I actually really enjoy Voyager. I, however, don't like Deep Space Nine. My like for Star Trek isn't openly known before now and it pleases the hubs quite a bit how much I enjoy watching ti.

SEVEN // I hate ticks. I mean I seriously hate them. They completely freak me out.

EIGHT // I get really sad when I end a good book series. Depending on the series it sticks around for a couple days.

NINE // I used to eat buttered bread for a snack after school.

TEN // One time when we were younger and I had a waterbed my sister was messing around and I was upset. I just wanted to eat my orange in peace, so I told her "get off my bed if you're going to be wild." And when she didn't get off or stop, I kicked her as hard as I could. She didn't see it coming and fell off the bed and landed on a Barbie car. That was the best shot I ever had as the little sister. And to make it all better, the whole thing was caught on audio tape since we used to tape everything.

ELEVEN // One day when my sister and I were eating lunch at my parents' house - this was when I was still living there and she was home from college maybe - she asked me if we had any Cheetos. Not thinking I got up and walked to the cabinet to look. Just as I opened it she asked if I would bring the Cheetos. Apparently she knew all along but didn't want to get up. Such a big sister move. But I still bought the Cheetos back.


NINE // When I was younger and I used to hang out at my friend's house, if I was left alone for more than 30 seconds I would start reading whatever book was there. I probably had about three books going at her house at once at any given time.

TEN // I don't mind killing spiders although I would prefer to not if the hubs is around. What I really hate is disposing of the little body. I have this crazy idea that they are playing dead and are going to attack or that its friends will show up and attack. Either way it ends with being attacked. (Just for the record I have never actually been attacked by a spider.)

ELEVEN // One of my favorite shows growing up was Charmed and I still watch it regularly now.

TWELVE // I hate nature. No seriously I either have allergies or get bit by something or step on something or something falls on my head. Fish freak me out and fishing is boring. I don't like to think too hard about the animal my food came from even. I don't enjoy a hike in the woods. It's just not my thing.


THIRTEEN // I played two years of tennis in high school. I thought about playing my senior year again but I didn't want to go get another physical and I was worried about being on varsity (all seniors are) because I wasn't good enough for it so I didn't. But I did enjoy it while I did play and there's a small part of me that wished I would have played my senior year.


FOURTEEN // Once sometimes twice a year I get really antsy and start getting rid of things. We basically have a massive clean out because I can't stand stuff and feel everything closing in around me.

FIFTEEN // I am two and half years younger than my older sister but several inches taller. It was about 7th or 8th grade when I shot up. We have a picture of the two of us standing side by side before she was about to go to a fall dance and I was shorter then later that winter we have the same picture but I'm taller.

SIXTEEN // When I was younger my sister would sneak into the bathroom while I was showering and wait for the shower curtain to billow then grab my ankle. It's a wonder I never fell and hurt myself. But it also probably gives me more reason than anyone else to be freaked out while in the shower. (And now just for the record the hubs will wait until I'm washing my hair or face and have my eyes closed then move silently up to the door and stand there with some weird facial expression. What is it with people trying to scare me in the shower?!)

SEVENTEEN // I always have my toenails painted because I think it looks really weird when I don't.

EIGHTEEN // I used to read certain books because I always thought there was this expectation that I should be reading those kinds of books. But I don't really care for books that really make me think or when I have to figure out what the tree or river means. I like escaping, not thinking more. I'm not ashamed that my guilty pleasure is Nora Roberts books and I have read a lot of them. It's not reading or a grade or class so I want to enjoy what I'm reading.

NINETEEN // I am not a gazer/snacker by nature. I will eat a snack but that's usually it. I don't go back over and over again.

TWENTY // I squeeze from the middle of the toothpaste.

TWENTY-ONE // My right eye twitches when I'm stressed or my anxiety is high.

TWENTY-TWO // I hate lotion on my hands. If I put it on my legs then I wipe it off my hands when I'm done.

TWENTY-THREE // When I eat a sandwich I eat around it eating the crust first so my last bite is the center of the sandwich and probably the best bite of the whole thing.

TWENTY-FOUR // All throughout high school I wore red shoes and t-shirts (always doubled up) with jeans and my hair up. I never got any fancier than that. When I was playing tennis I occasionally had to dress up on game days but otherwise it was always the same. I was actually sad to throw away my really worn down red shoes, but since then my style has changed quite a bit (although there are days when there is nothing better than a plain old t-shirt!).


TWENTY-FIVE // I hate carrying purses but now I carry one because I'm a mom and basically there is only one thing in the purse that's actually mine. But when I did start carrying a purse even a couple years before I became a mom, it always had to be big enough to carry a book because I took one everywhere - you never know when you might need something to read while you wait. (Of course now I don't carry a book because being able to read while waiting is long gone since I have to keep two kids busy while we wait most of the time. That's less fun than reading!)

TWENTY-SIX // I have a love hate relationship with exercise. I love it because I feel better but I hate getting up early. It wasn't until my late twenties that I really got into exercise. I had never really exercised much before - not even leading up to my wedding. But you won't catch me running. I hate hate hate running (not to mention it's hard on my knees).


TWENTY-SEVEN // I am not a morning person. I really hate mornings.

TWENTY-EIGHT // I hit my elbow an insane amount of times during a day. Rob keeps telling me that I need elbow pads but I pretty much spend all day hitting my elbow on one thing or another. It's actually really annoying and I think my elbows are permanently bruised.

TWENTY-NINE // I sleep with a pillow between my knees.

THIRTY // I like to put a pillow behind my back when I'm on my side so I don't have to work so hard to stay on my side. I'm a bit of a lazy sleeper!


There you have it! 30 random - and I hope new - facts about me on my 30th birthday. I just can't believe I'm actually 30! Where did the last decade go?

This will be my last post this week so I can have a relaxing weekend with my family and enjoy being newly 30.

Have a great weekend!

xo, B

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