“100 Things About Me – In No Particular Order”
20. Things I’ve already done that I would have added to my ‘Now I’m 41 list’.
- build my own website, fill it with things I love and update it regularly
- develop my own signature style
- engage in water pistol and balloon fights with the kids and giggle out loud with them
- give imaginative presents to my loved ones
19. I’ve started a ‘Now I’m 41 list’.
So far it includes:
- sliding down a banister
- going to the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras
- donate blood regularly
- describe to a child under 5 what I do for a living
18. I don’t tolerate stupidity.
In fact, find my someone who does and I’ll shake their hand. They’re obviously far more tolerant than I am, and I think I can tolerate quick a bit.
17. I don’t trim my own toenails.
Haven’t done now since I was pregnant with the Beautiful Girl (she’s nearly 14 *gasp*) and Husband starting doing it for me because I couldn’t reach my toes over my pregnant belly. Somehow or other, he’s just kept on doing it. And also does the Beautiful Girl’s and the Little Man’s! Our own personal pedicurist 🙂
16. I believe in ghosts.
I’ve had several encounters with them over the years, in several different locations. My favourite was the woman who used to sit by the Little Man’s head while he was asleep. We’ve moved from that house now, but I think of her sometimes when I sit and watch the Little Man sleep, and I wonder what her story was…
15. I haven’t dyed my hair (whole head) in 9 years.
I succumbed to streaks for my baby Brothers wedding 2 1/2 years ago – but only because I wanted to look revenge-fabulous.
The reason I don’t dye my hair…?
Apart from the chemicals in the colours (and yes I know there are natural alternatives available), I made a bet with a friend that I wouldn’t dye my hair…
Sounds ridiculous right? The back story is she was having a whinge about how much it cost her to have her grays dyed every 6 weeks. I had a dig at her about not dyeing and embracing her gray, to which she responded “I bet when you find your first grey you’ll dye them out!”
So far the kids have found 3 gray hairs for me!
14. I’m in love with macro photography.
Which if you’ve been following the blog for a while, you’ve probably noticed by now…
13. I’m fastidious about the washing up.
Water as hot as I can stand; glassware first (rinsed in very hot water); then cutlery; followed by crockery and finally pots and pans.
Beware anyone who doesn’t do it in this order (which is usually Husband and just to piss me off).
12. The Little Man & I plan on travelling around Australia in a ‘hippy van‘.
We don’t really care if Daughter & Husband come with us – this is something we are planning together. Oh, and the hippy van has to be blue. With flowers painted on the front.
11. I *crave* quiet sometimes.
Living with a very active almost-8 year old and hormonal 12 year old can be very trying. Plus, as a result of working in loud work environments, hubby is partially deaf so has trouble regulating his voice volume.
Edited to add (06/11/-2011): the almost-8 year old is now a 9 year-old boy in every sense of the word. He drives me to distraction sometimes, but he’ll always be my Little Man. Just as the ‘hormonal 12 year old’ is now a hormonal 13 year old, who (thankfully) still likes me and talks to me.
10. I am an lactoovovegaquarian.
That is, I eat milk products, eggs and chicken, fruit and vegetables, and fish. I DO NOT eat red meat. It literally makes me sick.
9. I am passionate about teaching hearing kids Australian Sign Language.
All kids in school should learn it. Break down all barriers, I say.
8. And salami.
7. But I love anchovies and olives.
6. I hate tomatoes and sardines.
5. I have achieved the dream of living in a converted railway carriage.
Two and a half years (pre-kids) – loved that it took me about 10 minutes to clean the house!!
Considering I am an incredibly un-religious person, I find this quite amusing about myself.
3. A life long dream of mine is to raft the Zambezi River.
2. I never wanted to have children.
And now I have two!! Being a Mum really is the best job in the world. You get paid in kisses.
I had a tough time turning 30, but am really looking forward to turning 40. I’m more comfortable in my skin now, than I was 10 years ago.
Edited to add (06/11/2011): I’m officially 40 and I love it!!