1 - Tender things make me cry. I'm not talking about lame tender things like kittens or dandelion fluff (no offense), but tender heart things. I have become teary watching a commercial, a marriage proposal in a movie, listening to a song or even singing one. I must have inherited that from my Mother, I cry at everything. Well, everything except kittens and dandelion fluff.
2 - I'm a total pansy. I am so not ashamed to admit that I am scared of the dark and other things that go bump in the night. I stay away from scary movies because they stay with me for months and I still sleep with the hall light on when Cody is at work. I know what you must be thinking, "She's such a wuss!" Yeah well...you're right.
3 - I love singing with Cache in the car. It still surprises me when I hear Cache singing along to something I've been listening to in the car for a few days. Whether it's my fave band of the moment or a musical of sorts (oh yeah, Cody looooves that), it's hilarious when he busts out during the chorus.
4 - Something I'm totally proud of? When I'm cooking tortillas, I can flip them in the air with the pan. Oh yeah, that's flair for ya.
5 - Never underestimate the power of a white t-shirt and jeans. This ensemble is fool proof and acceptable for almost every single outing. Why? Because it can be dressy or casual. I have fallen back on this rule for years and it has never let me down.
6 - I love impractical shoes. You all know of my passion for stilettos, but I'm talking about the style of stilt I love. Embellished, saucy and different. I don't go for anything super crazy, but I do own shoes that sport tweed, rhinestones and feathers. The colors of shoes I own? Lets see, red, emerald green, metallic pink, sky blue, purple and white patent leather. I realize that they are not practical and I certainly don't wear them around the house, but I can't help myself - I am a sucker for heels. Besides, since I basically live by #5, a fancy set of stilts is the perfect thing to sass up an outfit.
7 - I do my best housecleaning late at night. After the kids are in bed and I've had some down time - watch out. That's usually when the frenzy kicks in. In and hour I can do more cleaning than I can in an afternoon. I usually do this when Cody is at work, so of course I stay up late (I never sleep well when he's gone, anyway) but it feels great to wake up to a shiny house! Or at least a shiny room.
8 - You know that TV guy, Billy Mays? He's the dude in the blue button up, beard and yells at you to buy some cleanser or whatever? That man needs to be stopped. I don't care how it's done, but he must be stopped.
9 - My sister is the strongest person I know. She and her family were in town for the Holidays, and I watched her as she took care of her kids and husband, cooked meals for everyone and planned stuff for all of us to do together. I realized then and there - I am the sloth sister. Andrea can (and does) everything. She is brilliant beyond belief and even though I feel inadequate around her, there is no one on the Earth I would rather have as a sister or as my idol.
10 - Expensive jeans really are worth it.