Sunday, November 23, 2008

Seven Things

The haircut is pending. I still haven't decided, but it looks like the votes are mostly for "a".

My cousin Andrea tagged me, so here goes--

7 things I can do:
1. Sew little girls' dresses like a champ. Dresses for grown women are much more hit-or-miss.
2. Run down the stairs, across the living room, and slide in my wool socks from one end of the dining room to the other. This never fails to impress my children.
3. Nurse a baby while blog-surfing.
4. Play the piano.
5. Make a week's worth of groceries stretch for two weeks. (Yes, I really hate grocery shopping that much.)
6. Sing all the words to "Happy Little Working Song" from Enchanted. :)
7. Survive three months in a row of John on call. (It's done, behind me, and I'll never have to do it again. . . knock on wood.)

7 things I can't do:
1. Sleep well when John is not home.
2. Remember to get the library videos back on time.
3. Stop talking about myself.
4. Go back and finish a project I got frustrated with and set aside.
5. Use Superglue without gluing all my fingers together
6. Follow a recipe without changing something.
7. Write un-punctuated and un-capitalized text messages on my cellphone.

7 things that attracted me to John:
1. His steadiness and ability to stay calm in a catastrophe
2. His eyes
3. His smile
4. His kindness
5. His steadfastness in the gospel
6. His desire to serve those in need
7. His sense of humor

7 things I often say:
1. Apparently. . .
2. Yes, it IS fair.
3. Do you think that was good choice?
4. Is that how we speak to our mom (or sister or friend)?
5. Try again, but use your cheerful voice.
6. Don't you tease me.
7. I'm done.

7 People I admire:
(This is the hardest question--how do you narrow it to 7?)
1. John (he really NEVER gets mad--how does he do it? And can you believe he stuck with me through my entire "World's Worst Girlfriend" and "World's Worst Fiance" stages?)
2. My mom
3. My dad
4. Brother Black (my high school seminary teacher)
5. My grandparents (all of them, because if I list them separately, I run out of slots)
6. The creative genius behind the idea of blogs
7. My brother Pete for making it out of the MHS class of 2006 alive

7 Favorite Foods:
1. Alfredo chicken pizza
2. Spinach and strawberry salad
3. Chocolate cookies with peanut butter chips
4. Twix
5. Spinach pie
6. Waffles with strawberries and whipped cream
7. Roasted asparagus or cauliflower

7 People I tag:
1. Amy DeWaal
2. Kelly Galbraith
3. Kellie Story
4. April Born
5. Nissan Alicia Lucio Garcia de la Rosa McCandlish
6. Martha Taylor
7. Bonnie Wheeler

(I've seen this tag around, and I hope I didn't tag someone who has already been tagged. Or not tag someone who would like to be tagged. This is more stressful than it should be.)

7 comments:

Annabelle said...

i actually think about how impressed i am at the way pete made it out of that class. that situation was a lot scarier than most people realize. i still here new things now that were going on and i'm more and more thankful every time.

brittani c. said...

Just so you know, you could pull off almost any hair cut. A pixie would be adorable...you are in the 3 percent of people who could rock a pixie.
Good luck in the decision...you won't regret a hair cut. Change is good.

Sara said...

I'm just requesting that the hair cut happen soon. I want to see it in person when we come for Thanksgiving!

Logan said...

Since the haircut is still pending, let me go ahead and throw in another plug for choice E. Go for it, Emilee. You've been wanting that haircut for a while (as evidenced by the crumpled magazine photo you've been holding on to,) and now is the perfect opportunity for you to go for it and give it a try. E! E! E! E! E!

Denise said...

I loved this post. I am SO impressed you know all the words to happy working song. Do the cockroaches and vermin help clean your house too?!

can't wait to see pics of your haircut!

Rindi said...

Emilee,
You make me smile every time I read your blog. You are so funny! Hey, could you please send me your new address? rindi@netzero.net
Thanks a bunch!
-Rindi

M said...

Hope you don't mind a stranger commenting on your blog but I couldn't resist. I just set up my blog and discovered yours using the "next blog" button. Within the last week I just got 11" cut off my hair and feel so much better with all the "clutter" gone and getting back to basics. Take care.