Saturday, October 04, 2008

6 Quirky Things About Me...

Tagged by Tammy

1. I feel the need to brush my teeth for long periods of time. I usually brush between 10-20 minutes at a time. If I don't, I always think I will get a headache. Matt can't understand why I brush so long and I can't understand how he can brush so fast.

2. I LOVE to eat salt. I add extra salt to everything. When I make things like salsa, I add the normal amount to make everyone else happy and then sprinkle more on each chip dipped in salsa for myself. When I was little, I remember my sister making a mixture of salt, water and flour in her hand and we would hide behind one of the chairs and eat it. I love to suck on rock salt and I love to eat salt on lemons. Matt and I have an ongoing debate about putting salt or powdered sugar (gross!) on your grapefruit. I'm sure you can guess what side I am on. ;)

3. I love the rain. I like the sound of it and I really love to listen to it as I'm drifting off to sleep. It makes me feel cozy and safe in my house. I remember being little and laying in my Mom's bed (we took turns sleeping there when my Dad was on trips...he was a pilot) and watching storms through the sliding glass door. She would always talk about how lucky we were to have a nice, warm house and bed. Now I do that with Winston and I think he loves them too. Plus, you get to cook yummy comfort food on cold, rainy days and it's fun to eat!

4. I have the same two recurring dreams. One is that I discover I can breath under water. I am always in huge, deep, beautiful swimming pool. I am swimming under water and realize that I can breath. In the dream, I am always so excited and feel like I always knew I could do it, I just had to figure out how. Then I swim around for hours and play in the water. Whenever I wake up from that dream, I feel really happy and relaxed. I love it.

The other one is that I am in school and it is near the end of the semester. I suddenly realize I have forgotten to go to one of my classes the whole semester and now I am not going to pass and I will not graduate with all my classmates. Sometimes it's college, sometimes it's High School. Either way, I hate it and I'm always so relieved to wake up. The funniest thing is that Matt has this same dream. What does that say about us?

5. I'm a fidgety person. For some reason, I just can't sit still. There always has to be a foot moving or a toe tapping. I play with my hair and touch my face or wiggle my leg. It's not from nerves or anything, I just have a hard time sitting still. Sometimes I think I got this from my Grandma Smith. We always laughed how she could never hold her feet still while she was sitting. Sometimes, while we are watching tv on the couch, Matt will have to ask me to stop moving my foot against his leg because I am rubbing it raw. I never even realize I am doing it. Oopsie.

6. I love to read. With a lifestyle where there aren't many breaks, it is a way to escape and forget all my worries for a bit. Unfortunately, the only time I have to do it is at night and I end up staying up a bit later than I should sometimes. Fortunately, Matt loves to read just as much as me (we both love Louise L'amour) and we can occasionally take turns watching the kids while the other one reads a book in the bath. It's the best when it's raining or snowing and you can open the bathroom window (but keep the blinds closed!) and let a nice stream of cool air in while you are in the steaming hot bath water. Heaven!

I hope these made sense and fell under the quirky category. It was kind of hard to concentrate while Charlie climbed and jumped repeatedly on me. He actually climbed on the back of the couch and jumped on my head several times. Seriously. I finally (gently) pushed him off the couch and said "go away!" and he laughed and climbed right back on. Why do they always have to be right where I am and in the middle of what I am trying to do?! Grrrrr!

Now I tag Lorri, Wendi, Gayle and Becca. Have tons of fun.


Cheryl said...

I have the exact same dream when it comes to college...and it' always too late to drop the class so I flunk it!!! What does it mean????

Mardi and Jeremey said...

I love dreams. I have had the dream about school a millions times too. I wonder what it means. I can't believe you brush your teeth that long. Oh, and I fidget all the time too.

Whitney said...

I have the SAME dream too about school. But mine is always a math class. That is so weird!

Angie Penrose said...

I remember when I used to sleep over when we were younger and you would brush your teeth forever! I always tried to keep up with you but never could. LOL! You do have the prettiest teeth I've ever seen and if anyone will be able to breath under water it will be you! love ya. :)

Tammy said...

love it! These are so funny. I love Charlie climbing all over you too. Baths are the best, but Chad can't stand it. He gets too hot too fast and ends up getting out. Sad :(

d/b/c/m said...

i love dream interpretations. i found this:

if that's the case, i have to say that my sense is that you are the best, most patient, on-top-of things, caring, hard-working, amazing mom ever!

shelby said...

This was fun to read! As far as Brooklyn is fine, no harm done. Your kids are great!

Melissa said...

WHOA. I knew none of these things about you (except that you guys love Louis L'amour - which totally doesn't fit...btw did you love his books before you were a McGhie??).
1. You REALLY brush your teeth for 10-20 mins? Really really? Have you always done that or is this a way to escape the kids for 20 mins?

2. Powdered sugar for sure. You meant gross for the salt I assume.

3. I love the rain too but what a perfect time to talk about your blessings of a warm house and comfy bed. So sweet to do that with Winston.

4. You can breathe under water and you just haven't told anyone else yet - is that the real dream? Are you a mermaid?
The fact that you and Matt have the same recurring dream - so weird.

Cool post. I feel like we are so much closer now.

Corina said...

Oh! It's so good to read your blog. You guys always make me laugh. Very interesting things to learn about you. I don't think it's possible for me to brush my teeth that long. I start gagging after 2 min. When I watch other people brush their teeth it also makes me gag. So...don't invite me over to watch.

How's good old Spanish Fork? We miss ya by the way.