Friday, April 21, 2006

Home again

Sigh. I'm home. It is so hard to leave those two munchkins, especially when Gracie is saying in the backseat "Papa no go home." I wish we lived closer. I'm already planning my next visit. We had such a blast and the time flew by way too quickly. We spent all day Thursday at Bonfante Gardens. It was a beautiful day, and we had so much fun, but the best part was we met up with Stacey from Teague Family Adventures and Mary Mia from Do They Have Salsa in China? It was so fun meeting people whose blogs I spend so much of my time reading! I LOVE blogging! Of course, I got to meet Stacey's son Austin and brand new baby sister Ryleigh. Both very cute! Cameron and Austin had so much fun riding the rides and playing in the water fountain together. I can hardly wait until I have a little one for Ryleigh and Gracie to play with! Those Northern CA bloggers are so lucky. I think we Southern CA bloggers need to plan a little get-together. How about it? I'll plan it, if anyone is interested. I'm a little jealous of their get-togethers, and would love to have one of our own. E-mail me if you want to. C'mon, it'll be fun! :) It doesn't matter whether you already have your little one home, are waiting, or are just starting the process. We adoptive Moms have to stick together! Oh, I was going to finish my "six unusual things about me" list. I was talking on the phone to my husband last night and happened to mention that I had been "tagged" and that I had to come up with six wierd things about me and I was having a hard time thinking of things. So he promptly begins naming off tons of wierd facts about me that I could use. Ummm..Thanks honey! So now I have a whole list of things to choose from!
3. I was reminded of this just today. I hate squirrels. They creep me out. We saw some at the park today and they were running around like crazy, jumping into the air and rolling around on the ground. Watching them actually gave me the chills. To me they look like rats with fluffy tails. When I was a kid my Mom used to take us camping quite a bit. I remember we stayed at this one campground in Florida for what seemed like a long period of time(I was small, so it could very well have been only a couple of days, but it seemed like a long time to me). They had a lot of squirrels in this campground, and they were quite tame. They used to come into our Volkswagon Van to get the food. It scared the heck out of me. I used to have nightmares that they would come into my sleeping bag in the middle of the night and bite me. I hate squirrels! I don't care what anyone says, they are not cute! Today at the park I got my niece to say "I'm cared(scared)" of the squirrels. Good!
4. I love to watch true crime movies and/or television shows. I am fascinated by them. It is so unbelievable to me that seemingly normal people could commit such horrific crimes and nobody suspect them. The neighbors always say "He/she seemed like a perfectly well adjusted person to me". Consequently, I am often very paranoid of strangers, especially white males in their mid twenties-early thirties. Especially if they are clean cut and good looking. Aren't they always the ones who abduct young women and keep them in their basements before killing them and dumping the bodies in a nearby wooded area? I watch so many of these shows that I often think my neighbors are criminals. Remember when I thought our next door neighbor was chopping up his family with an electric saw because I heard him using it at ten o'clock at night? Yeah, I have a problem. It doesn't stop me from watching those shows though!
5. My whole life, until I was nineteen or so, I hated tomatoes(raw tomatoes). I couldn't stand the smell of them, and I wouldn't eat anything that they were on. One day, a fast food restaurant messed up my order and forgot to leave the tomato off of my sandwich. I was lementing this fact to my husband(then boyfriend), and complaining that I was so hungry, but I would not eat that sandwich that had tomato on it. Finally, Joe turned to me and said "Have you ever tried tomatoes?" I was offended and answered "Of course"! He said, "Just try the sandwich with the tomato. If you absolutely hate it, then I'll go back and get you another one without tomato." So I tried it. And you know what? I liked it! Yes, I know this sounds a lot like the "Green eggs and ham" story. So now I love tomatoes. I love them on burgers, in salads, even all alone!(And on a train, and in the get the picture:) Just think, I would probably hate tomatoes still today if my husband had not urged me to try them!
6. I am afraid of the dark. I think it stems from my television watching habits(see number 4 above). I will not go into a room if the lights are not on. If I am sleeping alone, I leave one small light on. Once, at our old house, the electricity was turned off because of a misunderstanding with the power co.(it wasn't my fault, I swear). I returned home from work and refused to go into the house alone. This was before I had a cell phone, so I couldn't call anyone. I waited in my car over two and a half hours for my husband to come home. I made him go into the house and light tons of candles before I would get out of my car. If I get home from work after it is dark and Joe isn't home, I go through the house turning a light on in each room as I go. If a light isn't working, I won't go into that room. Hey, I didn't say it was a rational fear!
Well, that's it. Six wierd things about me. That wasn't too bad. I could probably fill two or three more pages, but the challenge only called for six!


Joannah said...

Squirrels, huh? That is weird, but it's okay... How do you react to Chip 'n Dale when you go to Disneyland?

Gracencameronsmomy said...

You ARE wierd, don't put these fears on my daughter! She loves squirrels! And aren't Chip and Dale Chipmunks?? How do you feel about those?

Michelle said...

I said I didn't like squirrels. I never said ANYTHING about chipmunks! Chip N' Dale are very cute and I have nothing against them!

Kristin said...

Yes! Jillian is close... Stacey probably could use a cup of coffee about now...who else in in our neck of the woods?

Joannah said...

Oh, yeah! They are chipmunks. BUT, it would stand to reason, that one would have an aversion to both. They are very similar. YES?

Anyway, I'd love to meet up sometime. Let me know what the plan is.