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Oh, Kim!

Kim’s Kitchen Sink tagged me in a chain blog and if there’s anything I love, it’s a challenge.

Not that chain blogging is challenging, it’s just that blogging in general is challenging lately, what with my current work schedule and all.  Anyway, it was My Cheap Version of Therapy who started the whole thing.  These are the rules:

A – List 7 habits/quirks/facts
B – Tag 7 people to do the same
C – Don’t tag the person who tagged you or tag “Whoever wants to do it”

And here goes…

1.  Lately friends have been saying things like, “I saw a dead animal on the road yesterday and I thought of you!” and it makes me feel all squishy inside.

2.  Michael is coming home tomorrow and all day I’ve been having reunion fantasies.  I’m so excited I have butterflies.

3.  I’m super impressed with myself for keeping my shit together while he was gone for ten days.  It wasn’t even that hard.  I really thought it was going to be awful.  I was totally nervous.  But I’ve been fine.  I’ve missed him, a lot, but between my two jobs, all of the household chores, and the animals, I’ve been too busy to be depressed.  It’s kind of awesome.  And very exhausting.  But awesome!

4.  I’ve decided to take more interest in clothes.  Once upon a time I loved clothes, loved shopping, loved putting together outfits.  But one day I decided that I was a terrible outfit-put-together-er and ever since then I’ve been devoted to t-shirts and ripped jeans and whenever I do put together an outfit and wear it in public, I look back on it later and am completely ashamed that I wore such ridiculous clothes out in public.  Being scrappy is so much easier than being cute.  However.  I’m a grown-up now, and I have a professional job and my clothes are completely inappropriate.  And I met this girl who’s really smart and funny and cool and she works in fashion and she’s offered to go shopping with me and teach me how to put together a whole new wardrobe of clothes, on a budget, that I can use interchangeably for work and going out, and she’s going to teach me how to accessorize and change shoes to make something more dressy, and all that jazz.  I am so excited I am counting down the days until our shopping trip.  (Fifteen.)

5.  I’m no longer pursuing a career in acting.  Maybe that’s obvious, considering I never ever talk about auditions or anything, but it’s been a long time coming and I can’t tell you the relief I feel.  I have no intention of giving up acting, I just don’t want to depend on it as a way to earn a living anymore. I want to focus on my family.  I want to focus on getting our life straightened out, I want to buy a house in Southern California and spend my weekends gardening and making babies.  Then I want to raise the babies and then I want to retire.  Sure, there will be lots of hard work in there too, that’s life.  I hope there’s also lots of traveling, but whatever happens, happens.  I’m ready for it.

6.  I’ve seen every single episode of Grey’s Anatomy.  It’s not something I’m proud of.

7.  In my fantasy life we live in a sprawling old house with secret hiding places and a garden with fruit trees and avacado trees with the kinds of limbs meant for climbing and spending afternoons curled up reading.  There are window seats inside and writing nooks and skylights and the floor is that great Spanish tile and everywhere is bathed in sunshine.  We grow all our own vegetables, make our own soaps and shampoos, we raise chickens for eggs and we have two big-headed slobbery dogs and two children and we build all our own furniture and make all our own clothes and we live happily ever after.

Now it’s your turn!

Dopey LaRue
Marie Hamm
People in the Sun

Yeah, I know, that’s not seven people. So I’m a cheater. But I’m a tired cheater, so I’m going to bed.  Sweet dreams! (Not about teeth falling out or blood clots or Salad Fingers, K?)