Friday, July 2, 2010


Ok, so I haven't done one of these before, but I figured it give it a shot since I'm in no mood to blog on my own.  I just found out I have adult-onset asthma, which explains my asthma-like symptoms since January.  And I'm really upset because I feel like crap all.the.time and I can't be active until I get my breathing under control and I'm just really really grumpy about it!  Hopefully answering these questions will cheer me up at a bit, or at the very least, save you all from more of my woe-is-me complaining... 

1. Seeing that it's a patriotic holiday of sorts I thought of this one: Where were you on September 11th?
I was asleep in bed, three months pregnant with our first son.  Jeff was in the shower listening to the radio when he heard about the first plane.  He woke me up and told me "somethings happened in New York" and told me to turn on the TV.  It turned it on in time to see the second plane hit the second tower.  It was so surreal.  I still didn't fully grasp that it was a terrorist attack.  The most horrifying moment came a little bit later when the first and then the second tower collapsed.  Jeff said, "no, it was just another explosion" and I said, "no, the tower just fell" and when the smoke cleared, sure enough the towers were gone.  It was a terrifying day.  I was so scared for my unborn baby, bringing him into a world that was suddenly thrust into a war.

2. What is your idea of fun? If given the chance to skip work/life for an entire day, what would you do? (assume you'd be by yourself)
I would make a beeline for the bookstore or library.  I'd grab myself a latte on the way and just spend hours browsing the books and flipping through them.  Then I'd come home and take a 2-hour nap, wake up and freshen up, and head out to do some shopping.  Ahhh... sounds divine...
3. What are some of your quirks?
Let's see... I read magazines back-to-front.  Its something I picked up from my mom.  I also cannot stand to run my windshield wipers unless I absolutely have to.  I prefer salty to sweet, most oftentimes.  I have a shower ritual that goes...shampoo, condition (not rinse), body wash, rinse conditioner, face, shave.  It always goes like that.  Always will.  :)

4. Repeat question. Pick one day and one healthy thing you'll do for just that day next week.
I will get my water in tomorrow.  I love drinking water, so there is no excuse for me to not be getting in all my fluids!!

5. Repeat "Make someone a superstar" question. Whose blog or blog comment stuck with you this week and why?
Tracy Z's blog is my favorite.  Her and I both live in Colorado and we both started out near the same weight.  She is spunky and sassy and sarcastic just like me.  And she's a total inspiration!  She's lost almost half of her desired weight and doesn't let anything stop her!  She's inspired me to put myself out there instead of always waiting "to lose the weight" before I try new things.

Ok, thats it for me.  I'm exhausted because, you know, breathing is hard and stuff.  *glare*  But I think DH and I are going to take the kidlets to the pool this afternoon.  Nix that idea.  Just looked outside and the clouds are rolling in.  Awesomesauce.

On to plan B...


  1. I like your plan for the day as well. That is the first place I would head for...a library or bookstore. Sit in the sun with an umbrella drink and read my book. :)

    Good luck on the asthma. Hope you can get it under control. Happy Fourth Weekend!

  2. HI! I was banded on June 16th! I am excited to have found your blog. Who is the creator of BYOC? I would love to participate! My blog is:
    Thx again for an interesting read!