I really don't like photos taken of me, but today is a special occasion: it's my 33rd birthday. Although I'm not big into birthdays, its a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the past, present and future. So, for the sake of posterity, here's a mini-inventory of my life today:
What I love about my life: being a mom to Amazing DD; having a talented and sensitive DH; being a farmgirl at heart; having wonderful friends, family and neighbors to share my life with; meeting new farmgirl friends who share my passions.
What I don't love about my life: my silly insecurities, the fact that it's all going too fast, my impatience with people, the fact that I don't send enough cards to show people how much I'm thinking/praying/caring about them, my guilt over not scrapbooking since I spend so much time & energy blogging.
My favorite foods: I know I should say something about fruits & vegetables here, but the truth is that I'm a junk food junkie - - Doritos, Little Debbies, Mt. Dew, turtle candies, popcorn, peanut M&M's, steak dinner from That Place on the Corner. I really like a big salad with mixed greens, mushrooms, bacon/ham, hardboiled egg, and ranch dressing, too.
Music I'm into: U2, Michael Buble, Diana Krall, Fallout Boys, Green Day
Guilty pleasure: blogging; sitting in the comfy chair my dining room nook on a sunny day doing absolutely nothing; sitting in the henhouse listening to their "conversation".
I usually find myself thinking about: How to start an on-farm market; what home improvement project should be next; God's will for my life.
What I regret: No regrets - - I learned a lot from my mistakes.
My favorite childhood memory: any time with my Grampa Carbo; driving to Lake Pepin with my mom in a little Chevy Citation; being able to ride my bike all over town (pop. 500).
Most admired childhood heart-throb: Rick Springfield, Nick Rhodes (Duran Duran), Mr. Fox (seriously - he was my middle school English teacher - so hot).
Okay, so I'm LOL at all the memories flooding my little brain. This was a fun exercise. Is this what's considered a "meme"? If so, feel free to do one yourself . . .