Curly Crafty Mom: 10 Loves, 10 Hates

Friday, August 28, 2015

10 Loves, 10 Hates

Happy Friday! It has been a BUSY week here... second FULL week of school, memory and spelling has been added to the everyday homework AND cross country started. Whew. I couldn't be more ready for the weekend... especially when Aut and I have a little fun Daisy Scout camp day on Saturday. And, this is at a camp I used to go to when I was a scout. We aren't spending the night yet, but it is a full day of fun activities with her troop. I can't wait!

So, I am keeping it light today. You've probably seen the 10 Loves and Hates buzzing around the blog-world and the lovely Shaunacey at Confessions of a Frumpy Mommy tagged me to go next! I think she tagged me over a month ago... maybe more. Oops. I can be so bad at these sometimes. ;) I do enjoy them and I always feel so honored when someone tags me! So, THANK you Shaunacey! Oh, and if you ever need Jamberry nail wraps, Shaunacey is your girl!

Loves and Hates

10 Loves
1. Brian and the kids. :) I have the most perfect family. I'm not saying we are perfect, just that Brian and the kids are perfect for me. I hope that makes sense.

2. God. :) I have been keeping a prayer journal and I love writing in it once a day and praying. It gives me such peace to pray and lift up my worries, stress and problems to him. It is like a weight off my shoulders. It is amazing how different my day is if I pray or if I don't. It is so worth it to take the 10-15 minutes out to pray and reflect in my journal each day. I am hoping to add some bible reading/books to this time a few days a week, too.

3. Travel - I love traveling, especially to new places and to Europe. Ok, I have only been to Europe once and saw Paris for a week and LOVED it. Brian and I are planning a trip to Italy for the summer of 2016. I am nervous, but I can't wait. I also LOVE the beach, Disney and big cities! I love cruises, too and I've been on two... but, I haven't been on once since before Nathan was born!

4. Pinot Noir Wine - I have recently really cut back on wine, sugary drinks (because I can't do diet), coffee, etc. I'm trying to drink water 95% of the time. Anyway, it is hard... and, it makes me enjoy my glass of wine when I get it even more! :)

5. Reading - I have been trying to read a couple of books a month and I usually read them while I am running on my treadmill or while I am in a Lush bubble bath. I am currently reading Wonder and I am planning on reading The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

6. Ok, which brings me to my love for Lush products! I love their bubble bath bombs or just really any of their bath products. I have a bubble bath tradition and I take one every other week. Thanks to Brian (because I always tell him to get me Lush for my birthday or whatever), I have a lot of bath bombs to pick from and I always enjoy picking one out for my bath! I also love their Karma lotion, Rockstar shower soap, etc.

7. My kitties- Rose and Bratchey. Rose is really Brian's cat, but she loves me just the same. ;) Rose is a rag doll, which is the sweetest and furriest kitty I've ever had... and, she thinks she is a dog... and, well... she is a BIG cat and is bigger then some dogs. :) Bratchey is a calico and such a sweet kitty, but very skittish and shy. But, she follows me everywhere, because she knows I'm her momma. :)

8. Exercise. I work out 5 days a week and it is HARD to fit it in... but, so worth it. I have been running since my daughter was born and lately I started Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred DVD. I had an old upper body DVD I was doing instead on the days I didn't run, but it broke... so, I pulled out her 30 Day Shred DVD again. Its amazing how long I've had this DVD and people still rave about it and are using it. I love that it works my core and not just my upper body. I just need to see if this DVD will work out my abs as much as I need. That is a real problem spot for me :(

9. Writing to-do lists. I love sitting down every night and writing out a to-do list for the next day. Yes, I am crazy. I really need to not do a to-do list for a day and see what happens... ha!

10. Fall. I really love fall! I think I may even love it more then summer, but I don't like that it is so close to winter. And, I am looking forward to writing my fall bucket list very soon!

10 Hates
1. Grocery shopping. I think I've mentioned this, because I have to make my grocery list and go shopping tomorrow. I just feel like it is always such a repetitious chore. I also grab myself a Starbucks iced drink at the store (the kind in the refrigerated section) and it is always my Friday grocery store treat. Yes, I always go to the grocery store on Friday... at the same time. I'm so predictable, I know.

2. Last minute plans. I hate when someone asks me or pressures me to do something last minute. Example, I take Autumn to church to sing in choir and its just me and her since its a Saturday night and a couple other moms decide they want to do dinner afterwards and invite me and Autumn. Of course, it is fun and all... but, I always cringe, because I hate, hate, hate being asked to do something on the spot like that. Especially in front of a kid that will not take no for an answer. ;) I'm just so not good with spontaneity. 

3. Double-checking homework. I hate double checking homework after its been done every night. I am not sure if every parent does this or if I should do this... but, I just feel it helps them if I see if they did a problem wrong and I help them work through it.

4. Rush Hour. My kids live about 20 minutes from their school and with rush hour in the morning it can take is 30-40 minutes. Thankfully it isn't so bad when I pick them up. I have seriously thought about taking back roads, but adding 10 minutes onto our commute in the morning is not worth it. So, I deal with the rush hour. We really just need to move closer to the school!

5. Cleaning and then having the clean area get messy again within 5 minutes. Ahh, this was my summer over and over when both kids were home from school. Bless their hearts :)

6. Periscope. Ugh, I installed this on my phone and I am just NOT sure what to think about it. Videos of bloggers shopping in Hobby Lobby while yelling at their kids, videos of people DRIVING while taking it. Agh... I have not done a video yet, but I was folding and putting away laundry yesterday and thought WOW... I could Periscope this! Ok, not really... but, I made myself laugh. Ok, I can't believe I just shared that. And, I came back to add this... there are some really nice Periscopes I have seen done, especially ones that offer blogging tips.

7. When a company contacts you with a great opportunity and then you realize they didn't even do their homework... as in, they didn't even check out your blog before contacting you. You're all excited and they turn you down because... oh, we didn't realize you weren't local. Or, some other lame excuse. Yeah, and they turn you down after you tell X amount of people about it. Sigh.

8. People that gossip more then they should. Yeah. It gets old REAL quick. Especially when they gossip about someone you actually like.

9. When I don't get a generous pour of wine. (Ok, I am really just starting to run out of ideas for things I hate, but it is a bummer!) Whenever Brian and I go to a restaurant, we always comment on the pour... is it generous, is it skimpy? Is it just that the glass is deceiving? Wow, this sounds bad.

10. Tornados. They freak me out. I live in St. Louis, so you'll see my hanging out in my basement under a mattress a few times every Spring. 

And, now it is my turn to tag a few people to post their 10 Loves and 10 Hates... BUT, I think I am going to be totally lazy and leave it open to whoever wants to participate! 
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