Wednesday, July 8, 2009


My friends Alicia and Jess both gave me this award and in turn I am supposed to write ten honest things about myself. I'll try to be original and come up with something that ya'll don't already know....

1) I'm pretty strict, I like rules, and it really, really bothers me when I have to deal with kids from families who don't agree with my need for rules. Because of this I have a hard time understanding, accepting or even liking some kids.

2) I'm pretty sure I have OCD.

3) I hate, hate, hate being late, or when other people are late, or when things start late. This is a bad thing for someone who is surrounded by people and groups who are very lax about punctuality.

4) I'm mean and angry a lot more often than I'd like to be.

5) I wish I could afford to only work part time, or be a SAHM.

6) I'm becoming more conservative as I get older, although I don't think I'll ever go so far right as to become a Republican :D

7) I consider converting to Christianity fairly often, even though I don't believe in the core belief that Jesus is the son of God. However I feel there is a lot that a Christian church can offer in the way of moral teaching that my kids sadly don't get through our UU church, even though I think that UUs are more innately moral than most Christians. Why is that we don't bother teaching our kids those morals?

8) I am very grateful that I have girl children; I am pretty intolerant of boy's behavior.

9) There's a part of me that is really drawn to the "country" life-style: cowboy boots and hats, music, horses, ranches, farming, square dances. But I probably would be miserable if I ever tried to adopt the life as the viewpoints on most everything is so radically different from mine.

10) I have a daddy complex, I think my dad is perfect and no man, including my husband, will probably ever be able to live up to him. Sorry honey. If it's any consolation, you are a very, very close second.

Whew, that's it. I probably offended half the people who read my blog with this post, sorry. Honesty can be brutal. Now I'm supposed to tag some people to follow up:


You're it!


Alicia said...

No offense here! I could have written #1-6 myself. We're a lot alike, Hon.

And I get #7 too. Christian churches CAN offer a lot, but the idea of living based on morals is lacking, like you said. Morals are important to me, too, as much as faith.

And #9 made me giggle a little because the life sounds so appealing, but in truth I think I would be bored to tears after a couple of weeks.

Lweeks said...
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Lweeks said...

Thank you for your honesty. #7 - you do everyday by example. I completely understand where you're coming from. Girl Scouts works well for this doesn't it?

Christina said...

Yes Linda, you're right, Girl Scouts does work well for #7. Thanks for the reminder my friend! :D

Jess said...

yay! You did it! It's kind of hard to be so honest, but liberating at the same time.

I can relate to most everything you said, so no worries on offending :)

cristina said...

yeah, i can relate to A LOT of this . . . .glad to know some more about you!

Michelle R said...

6 and 7 YES! and thanks for saying it!

Melinda said...

Wow, I understand what you mean about number 7, and am not offended at all. I feel like our church is caught up in beurocracy, spends more time on social events and publicity, and I often feel I'm not getting what I cam there for... :( I also don't know if I have the energy to push for change.