Wednesday, September 19, 2007

8 things...

8 Things I'm Passionate About

1-optimism
2-laundry
3-being a good mother
4-organization
5-the way people talk about and to each other
6-choosing joy
7-proper usage of "then" and "than"
8-life being about people, not about things

8 things I want to do before I die

1-go to England
2-hug my grandchildren
3-finish more scrapbooks
4-become comfortable in my own skin
5-watch my husband retire
6-become a "real" photographer
7-see my children live the lives that make them happy
8-learn to sew

8 Things I say often

1-"Well, where is the last place you remember having it?"
2-"Dear Heavenly Father..."
3-"I know I came in here for a reason..."
4-"Food." (in response to 'what's for dinner?')
5-"In case you haven't noticed, Mommy's losing it!!!"
6-"Talitha. T-a-l-i-t-h-a."
7-"Well, crap."
8-"Bye, babe. I love you!"

8 Books I've recently read

1-Here If You Need Me
2-Twilight
3-Life and Death in Shanghai
4-Language Report
5-The Very Hungry Caterpillar
6-Keeping it Together in a Pull Apart World
7-The Great Divorce
8-Parenting Teens with Love and Logic

8 Songs I Could Listen to Over and Over

1-I Had a Dream, from Les Miserables
2-Remember When, Alan Jackson
3-Celebrate Me Home, Kenny Loggins
4-Sometimes, Nicole C. Mullins
5-Samson, Regina Spektor
6-Nothing, from A Chorus Line
7-How Can I Keep From Singing?, Shaker hymn
8-Life is a Highway, Rascal Flatts

8 Things that Attract Me to My Best Friends

1-how they make me laugh
2-that they notice the little things
3-the way they see the world
4-their commitment to becoming the best people they can
5-the gentle ways they help me
6-how they choose to focus on what's good
7-the way they parent their children
8-the acceptance I see in their eyes

8 things I've learned in the last year

1-children grow up in a moment
2-how to use my husband's electric drill
3-there is no greater blessing than a good marriage
4-white vinegar and apple cider vinegar are VASTLY different things
5-my 15 year old needs me to say I love him before he can leave the house
6-I might actually like pushing myself
7-people just want to be listened to
8-I'm not 18 anymore

8 People that I think should do "8" (in no particular order)

Please, anyone who feels like doing this:
If you have a blog, put it there.
If you don't have a blog, email it to me, I'd LOVE to read yours.

6 comments:

Brittany said...

Thanks for taking the challenge - I knew I would enjoy it! Funny how even though I've known you my whole life, I still learned a lot about you from this post. I'll call you if I ever need to work an electric drill...

The New Parent said...

Hi HM--the 8 things you wish to do before you die has some poignant items (smile).

Choosing joy, amen.

Calamity Jane said...

Love learning more about you!

Julie Q. said...

What a fun list. I'm with you on "How can I keep from singing" and at least a few others in every category. But the white vinegar/cider vinegar thing....this is news to me.

happy mommy said...

Julie--try making an Asian chicken cabbage salad with apple cider vinegar rather than with white vinegar and you will know what I mean...oh, boy, will you know what I mean.

so grateful to be Mormon! said...

this was such a great post. loved reading it. i especially loved what you wrote about what makes your friends your best friends ... and i also love that song how can i keep from singing.

good stuff, thanks for sharing, kathleen :)