Monday, October 27, 2008

Tag, I'm It

I was tagged by both hubby and Kara (Brigham's wiffy*) on the same day.

I'm not huge into the tagging thing, but I'll humor you both today. : )

The Rules
1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on the blog.
3. Write six random things about yourself.
4. Tag six people at the end of your post (same deal as #3).
5. Let each person know they have been tagged.
6. Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

Though I am usually not one to rebel, I'm a serious rule-breaker today. But I'll abide by rule #3.

Six Random things about myself:
1. I love cottage cheese.
2. In high school I loved pantomime, enough that I competed in drama competitions.
3. I'm a thief. A copy-cat doer. Most of what I've picked up over the years, I've heard of or learned from someone else and decided I wanted to adopt it. Including how I discipline my children (thanks Sara Fisk). Or making an amazing quiet book (thanks Stacy Yarrington). Or how we do family scripture study (thanks Rebecca Carlson). Or how I got rid of restless leg syndrome at night** (thanks mom). Or using asterisks in my blogs with little footnotes (thank you Stephanie). Or asking people to de-lurk and comment on my posts (thanks TJ, though I've just not had the success you've had. I think you just have the magic blog touch).
4. One of my pet peeves is people that don't believe in ADD or depression, and/or don't believe in medication to help remedy those situations. Clearly those people haven't struggled with these VERY REAL*** issues. Grump grump grump.
5. I almost always shower at night.
6. My favorite thing to say to my boys is, "Guess what???" or "I have a secret!" If I can get them to say, "What?," I cheerfully say, "I love you!" Jeffrey has reached the point that it doesn't even phase him--he rolls his eyes. Bryce gives a shake of the fist with a fake mad face (though he's smiling through the gritted teeth), but Nathan still falls for it hook, line, and sinker.

*wiffy=wife. And Brigham is Rob's childhood best friend, and Brigham and Kara are also good friends to me from college.

**Whether it's a wives' tale or placebo effect, this has worked for me: I put a new bar of soap down by my legs when I lie down at night. If my legs really get restless I've even rubbed the bar on my legs. I can't believe it, but it really has stopped my restless legs, which lead to panic attacks for me when I can't sleep at night. I started doing this begrudgingly to appease my mom who kept asking me if I was doing this, and now I'm glad I did. Thanks, mom. You can now insert "I told you so" into the comments. : )

***OOh, this could SO become a rant. The bottom line is, if you or your kid had high blood pressure or diabetes, would you say, "No, this is all in his mind"? Or "She just needs to have beeter sleep, diet, and exercise habits"? Of course you wouldn't. You'd seek medical treatment to help yourself or your child be the healthiest self possible. In the fast-paced society we live in now, sometimes our bodies lack the chemicals that allow us to function at our best, and I believe God has allowed remedy medicines to be discovered that help our bodies have the best balance of chemicals so we can function and even thrive in our daily lives. Thank goodness for modern medicine.


Brig said...

Bryce gives a shake of the fist with a fake mad face (though he's smiling through the gritted teeth).

He gets that from Rob's side of the family; all the Wilson boys did it when they were younger. Heck, maybe some of them still do it.

(Is Rob shaking his fist at me now with a mad face and teeth gritted through a smile?)

Kara said...

I guess I better delurk and post a comment now. I just never know what to say, but I do read your blog. I really do. I promise.

Tesana said...

I'm glad to hear that the soap worked! Now, if you could just educate me on how to fit exercise into my day. . . . ;)

The Pope 1/2 Dozen said...

Reading after someone has been tagged is so much fun! I love the tip about restless legs, I get that sometimes. Especially when I am pregnant.

BG said...

De-lurking now. Amen to the "rant" about ADD and depression.

Kimbooly said...

Brig, LOVE your comment. : )

Kara, you're so sweet. Remember, you were a favorite person another day for posting to me.

I have to admit, I'm a closet lurker, too, because I usually only comment if I think I have something clever to say. Clearly, under those rules, I wouldn't comment too often. So, I'm trying to comment now since I ask for it.

But isn't it just fun to say the word "de-lurk"? It just sounds so mysterious. I like these new made-up words in the world of the web.

Tesana-You have to exercise before doing anything else, or the day just gets away with you. I know. I've been out of an exercise routine for over 3 weeks now.

BG-love your comment and I even went to your blog and tried to comment on your kids' cool "I don't know but I've been told..." type of song, but it wouldn't let me comment, so here's me saying hello, nice to meet you and thanks for delurking. : )

Kimbooly said...

Becky, sorry for saying "nice to meet you"

It wasn't until I went to your site again (which I still can't seem to comment on) and saw the bird poop story that I remembered who's blog this was.

I can't believe how many Houston friends I'm able to connect to through blogging. Daisie Dance, Carolyn Gardner, Becky Gordon (you), Stacy Yarrington, Sara Fisk, Claudia, Jen Hoyt, Melody Naungayan, TJ, Jennifer Pendell, etc etc. I love it.