The hilarious Kelly at This Ain't the Lyceum threw me a bone and tagged me for 5 Things where you write 5 things about yourself that most people wouldn't know. Ummm, I pretty much have no blog filter so I think you all know everything there is to know, but I'll try!
I hate being in pictures. Hate hate hate. All I see are my flaws and I always look better in my head (but not in a vain way, if that's possible). One of the reasons I participate in What I Wore Sunday is because it makes me try to dress nicer than normal for Mass and I love seeing what everybody else is wearing. But it's truly outside of my comfort zone. The other pictures of me scattered throughout the blog are usually taken because my wonderful husband makes me get in some of the pictures to prove I was actually part of our family. I think it's really good for kids to be able to look back and see their mother in pictures too.
And on that note, here's WIWS:
|We'll call this "Eskimo Widow Blinded by the Sun"|
Shirt: Gap ($5.00 on clearance over the summer)
Skirt: Old Navy
Leggings: Old Navy
Uggs: From the Lost and Found at the high school I work at.
Don't judge...they were practically brand new and nobody claimed them!
And one outside of church with my gorgeous daughter:
|We'll call her look "Pinkalicious Eskimo Complete with Sunglare"|
Please go see the better dressed at Fine Linen and Purple!
One of the reasons I don't like my looks is because of my teeth. I had a horrible overbite and buckteeth and wore braces for five years starting at age 8! You know your teeth are bad when they put braces on an 8 year old! Then I wore a retainer for years and actually had beautiful teeth. But one fateful day I was playing Flag Football at good old Stubbier U and I slipped and fell (but made the catch!) and landed on my front tooth. I totally killed it and it turned brown and I had to get a root canal. The oral surgeon and my dentist from home both agreed to bleach the tooth, but it only lightened the bottom half. They then decided was too fragile to try and bleach it out any further. For years I went along with a half brown tooth until my current dentist, a female, understood my plight and tried bleaching it some more. After three tries, it finally worked and looked much better. But over time it has faded again and I'm not sure if I want to spend another $300 getting it done again. Ugh.
I grew up in a house with 2 brothers and 3 sisters. That makes six of us. My oldest brother is an engineer (married to a doctor), my next brother is a doctor (married to a nurse), my oldest sister is also a doctor (married to yet another doctor), another sister does tech/computer magic (married to an attorney), and my little sister is a nurse (married to a medical sales megastar). We all went through college and grad school/medical school using scholarships, financial aid, loans, and working our behinds off. My kids will do the same.
If I could only eat one treat for the rest of my life it would be these chocolate chip cookies. Bonnie is giving them away and I'm hoping my mention of that scores me an extra entry?!?!?
Growing up we were not allowed to have barbie dolls. I vividly remember opening up a gift for my 7th birthday party from a male friend, and it was a Barbie Doll. I looked at her with horror and longing and thought he was going to get in BIG trouble with my mother for bringing such contraband into her sacred house. But she waited until the party was over and then took Barbie and put her away until we could re-gift her later. Don't feel too bad for me though, I had everything that Little Ponies could make!
And now I tag these 5 lovely ladies to play along: Jeannine, Valerie, Mary, Billie Jo and another Mary.