Wednesday, July 02, 2008

My 200th post!!

    To celebrate my 200th post I wanted to do something special. I know this isn't all that original, but it's all I could think of. So, here are 200 things about me!

  1. I'm not sure I can come up with 200 things about me
  2. I like cats
  3. I like dogs
  4. I do NOT like birds
  5. I have two boys
  6. I'd love to be pregnant again
  7. I've been married almost eight years
  8. We live in a townhouse
  9. I wish we lived in a real house with our own yard
  10. However, I hate to do yard work
  11. I used to own my own house
  12. I did not have the best yard on the block
  13. I did however have awesome wood floors that I refinished myself
  14. I like to do creative projects around the house
  15. I put down the laminate floor in our refinished basement myself
  16. I've done all the creative painting in our house
  17. I hate the prep work and clean up of painting
  18. but I'm pretty darn good at the actual painting
  19. Our bedroom is the only room in the house we haven't painted yet
  20. This is because Amazing Daddy and I can't agree on a color
  21. I let my seven month old watch the Teletubbies
  22. I may be a bad mom
  23. I am not a morning person
  24. My ideal day would start at 9am
  25. And I wouldn't go to bed until 1am
  26. And there would be a nap sometime in the afternoon
  27. I tend to have the TV on all day, even if I'm not watching it
  28. I spend far too much time on my laptop
  29. I love my job - most of the time
  30. But my boss can drive me crazy at times
  31. I think I am good at what I do
  32. I get hurt when I find out someone has not been honest with me
  33. I loved being pregnant
  34. It was the only time in my life I was happy with my body
  35. My breasts have always fascinated me
  36. I love that I can breastfeed my baby
  37. Even if I have to take fenugreek and domperidone to keep my supply up
  38. Pumping however, is a bit of a chore
  39. I make my own baby food for Kiel
  40. Sometimes I make vegetables for him that I don't like - like beets
  41. I sometimes think I am funnier than I really am
  42. I like to sew
  43. and do needlepoint
  44. and crochet
  45. I love to read
  46. Right now I am reading Seven Ancient Wonders by Matt Reilly
  47. I'm pretty sure I'm not going to be able to come up with 200 things
  48. I'm actually pretty damn boring
  49. I'm a couch potato
  50. I hate exercising
  51. I really hate being hot and sweaty
  52. I love to take baths
  53. I love to read in the baths
  54. I can spend an hour or more in the bath if I get the time
  55. I rarely get the time
  56. I have my own little sewing business
  57. It is very little
  58. In fact, it has been almost a year since I have accepted any orders.
  59. I wish I could draw
  60. I love nap time.
  61. I'm not very good at keeping up with my kids baby books.
  62. In fact I downright suck at it.
  63. My husband and I met in a chat room in May 1999.
  64. He came to visit me nine years ago this week.
  65. Our first date lasted a week.
  66. Yes, we had The Sex on our first "date."
  67. But we had been talking on the phone every day for over a month by then.
  68. I fell in love with him before I ever met him in person.
  69. Adopting Noah and giving birth to Kiel were the two most amazing things I have ever done.
  70. Better even than the first time I soloed when taking flying lessons.
  71. Oh yeah, I took flying lessons when I was 22.
  72. I ran out of money to get my pilots license.
  73. I was a licensed EMT when I was 18.
  74. I rocked the exams, but never had the confidence to really do anything with it.
  75. I was going to be a doctor.
  76. But I decided I wanted more of a life than that would allow me.
  77. So I went to pharmacy school.
  78. But that was after I was the Assistant Director of Campus Safety at the college I graduated from.
  79. I decided I did not like busting fraternity parties.
  80. I would rather be drinking at them.
  81. My mother suggested I be a pharmacist.
  82. So I said OK.
  83. Not much thought went in to that decision.
  84. It's worked out OK for me though.
  85. I don't like beer
  86. but I love hard cider
  87. I prefer to read fiction over non-fiction
  88. I prefer interesting and exciting fiction over what others consider "good writing"
  89. I can be incredibly shy
  90. I hate large gatherings
  91. I suck at small talk
  92. Given a choice, I'd rather be at home
  93. unless it has to do with going out to a fancy restaurant
  94. I love to drink wine.
  95. I also love fru fru fruity type drinks
  96. I used to be hugely addicted to Diet Coke
  97. I play the piano
  98. I used to play the trombone
  99. Yes, I was a band geek in high school
  100. I was also the valedictorian
  101. and graduated with a 4.0
  102. and was voted most likely to succeed
  103. and most intelligent
  104. they were all very mislead
  105. I was sophomore class president
  106. in college I was a Delta Gamma
  107. in pharmacy school I was in a co-ed fraternity, Kappa Psi
  108. I did not have a 4.0 in pharmacy school
  109. however, I was voted outstanding graduate in my class
  110. I did 'shrooms with one of my pharmacy professors
  111. it was fascinating
  112. but I won't do it again because I liked it far to much
  113. my favorite flowers are spring flowers - lilacs, tulips, daffodils, peony's
  114. I always wanted to get married in the spring, and carry lilacs
  115. instead I was married in the fall
  116. I don't remember what flowers I carried
  117. My house is a mess
  118. I am NOT a good house keeper
  119. I wish I could afford to hire someone to clean for me
  120. I'm a decent cook
  121. and a great baker
  122. but I really hate to make dinner
  123. unless it is for a dinner party
  124. I've made and decorated cakes that others have told me looked professional
  125. If i could make a living doing something creative like that I would
  126. but I could never make enough money
  127. I have expensive tastes
  128. We have three cats
  129. We used to have four, but one had butt cancer
  130. I used to have a Bouvier named Sabena
  131. She had a stroke when she was 15 years old
  132. She had to wear a diaper towards the end
  133. I've backpacked around Europe and the United Kingdom
  134. I spent a semester in college in Stirling, Scotland
  135. I've climbed to the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa
  136. I've kissed the Blarney Stone
  137. I know how to drive a stick
  138. I grew up on a farm
  139. I used to have my own pig
  140. his name was Wilbur
  141. I also had my own pitchfork
  142. When I was a kid my job was to collect the eggs from the hen house
  143. Chickens can be mean
  144. Did I mention I'm scared of birds?
  145. I got in big trouble at work because of something I said on Twitter
  146. It is the reason I changed my blog name
  147. I really wish I could be pregnant again
  148. and have another baby
  149. maybe when Kiel is three
  150. but it will be too late by then
  151. and my husband would have a fit
  152. My wrists and hands are failing me
  153. I had carpel tunnel surgery on my right hand just before the IVF procedure that resulted in Kiel
  154. I'm not very good at playing with Noah
  155. I lose my patience very quickly
  156. I still haven't sent out birth announcements for Kiel
  157. but I do think I finally figured out where I am going to order them from
  158. I love chocolate
  159. but prefer white/vanilla cake over chocolate cake
  160. I'm not very good at eating my vegetables
  161. I eat too much junk
  162. I still have a teddy bear
  163. and I sleep with it at night
  164. I wish I was a better writer
  165. I still have a lot to learn when it comes to grammar
  166. but I write for a living
  167. I'm not good with confrontation
  168. I try very hard to admit and acknowledge when I am wrong
  169. or hurt someone
  170. I miss my grandmother terribly
  171. I'm a picker
  172. I was born in England
  173. but we moved back to the states when I was two
  174. Growing old scares me.
  175. turning 40 this year was hard for me
  176. My husband is Jewish
  177. we are raising our boys Jewish
  178. I'm not religious
  179. but I love Christmas
  180. I really hate dieting
  181. I'm not ready yet to move Kiel out of our room in to his own.
  182. I miss him when I'm at work during the day.
  183. I do see a therapist.
  184. She helps me more than wine.
  185. But I still drink wine.
  186. Sometimes I get sucked in to infomercials.
  187. I never return my library books on time.
  188. But, I always pay my overdue fines.
  189. I'd like to see this blog become something.
  190. I've been asked to contribute on another much larger blog.
  191. I'm very excited about doing that.
  192. I really cherish having my alone time.
  193. If I don't get it I get very bitchy.
  194. I love to travel,
  195. but I love coming home even more.
  196. I love buying books and toys for my children.
  197. I hate putting laundry away.
  198. I also hate unloading the dishwasher.
  199. I love my husband and my kids, even when they drive me crazy.
  200. I know that I am a very lucky woman.

Wow, I made it! And if you read all of these I'm amazed and pleasantly surprised.

A big thank you to all my readers! It means so much to me that there are people out there that want to read what I write. Thank you, thank you, thank you!


  1. You don't know me but I found your blog and I hope it's okay that I comment. :) My husband and I have been dealing with IF for 5 years now. I don't have a special needs child, but my husband is pretty ill. He has diabetes and has had a kidney transplant and heart issues. I hope it's okay that I came here. If you want to talk or see my blog, you can visit at

    Thanks so much for listening to my rambling. :) You've got a beautiful family!

  2. I love how you just threw in #171, because as a mommy, it made me think "nose picker", which may not have been your intent, but now I can only picture you knuckle-deep digging for gold, trying to pronounce "Lara". ;)

  3. I came here via Twondra's blog and noticed you live in the Philly burbs like me! There are others who live in the area using that used a donor (gasp!)...I thought I was the only one. We're pursuing IVF w/donor sperm. I hope you don't mind if I follow along?

  4. I'm 100things sucked it all out of me and I don't think I could make 200. Congrats on your 200th post!!

  5. WOW! This was an AMAZING list! AND WOW, I am in AWE at the things you have done so far at the age of 40! If I lived to be 100, I doubt I would EVER get that done!
    Congrats! CONGRATS!

  6. Congrats on your 200th post. Wow...I don't think I could think of 200 things about me. I guess that's kind of sad...must work on that :)

  7. Wow, I learned a lot about you! I am so impressed that you were able to think of 200 things. I am still a looonnnng way away from this milestone.

  8. holy crap! you did it. i am thoroughly impressed. there are about 199 things on that list that i did not know (lol).