Have You Ever??

I stole this from “Butter’s” blog from my Mommies forum….

Basically you copy and paste these 150 things and BOLD the ones that YOU HAVE done!

Here is how it looks for me:

01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink
02. Swam with wild dolphins
03. Climbed a mountain
04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
05. Been inside the Great Pyramid
06. Held a tarantula
07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
08. Said “I love you” and meant it
09. Hugged a tree
10. Bungee jumped
11. Visited Paris
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
14. Seen the Northern Lights
15. Gone to a huge sports game
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
18. Touched an iceberg
19. Slept under the stars (a summer camp adventure)
20. Changed a baby’s diaper ( just a few minutes ago)
21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
22. Watched a meteor shower
23. Gotten drunk on champagne
24. Given more than you can afford to charity
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope (thanks to girl guides)
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment (ugggg yes!)
27. Had a food fight (with the kids at work….awesome good time!)
28. Bet on a winning horse
29. Asked out a stranger
30. Had a snowball fight
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
32. Held a lamb
33. Seen a total eclipse (only once)
34. Ridden a roller coaster (of course)
35. Hit a home run
36. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking (heck ya! all the time)
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment (I feel that way now)
39. Had two hard drives for your computer (uhh huh, thanks to Mike)
40. Visited all 50 states
41. Taken care of someone who was drunk (yea, I hate to tho..once someone throws up..I’d be joining them)
42. Had amazing friends (still do….there’s no HAD about it)
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
44. Watched wild whales
45. Stolen a sign
46. Backpacked in Europe (Only in Paris)
47. Taken a road-trip (oh yea, to Nova Scotia, and the Adirondack mountains)
48. Gone rock climbing (another summer camp adventure)
49. Midnight walk on the beach
50. Gone sky diving
51. Visited Ireland
52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them
54. Visited Japan
55. Milked a cow
56. Alphabetized your CDs
57. Pretended to be a superhero (dressed up as a crazy unknown superhero when I worked at the pregnant teen home)
58. Sung karaoke (with the kids at work and when I was in Cuba)
59. Lounged around in bed all day (oh yea, not anymore… no time!)
60. Played touch football
61. Gone scuba diving
62. Kissed in the rain
63. Played in the mud
64. Played in the rain
65. Gone to a drive-in theater (not in a long time, but I’ve been)
66. Visited the Great Wall of China
67. Started a business (I sold scrapbooking products for a while)
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken (awwwww yea)
69. Toured ancient sites (In Paris and Mexico)
70. Taken a martial arts class
71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
72. Gotten married
73. Been in a movie
74. Crashed a party
75. Gotten divorced
76. Gone without food for 5 days
77. Made cookies from scratch (yum! of course…can I have a cookie?)
78. Won first prize in a costume contest
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice
80. Gotten a tattoo
81. Rafted the Snake River
82. Been on television news programs as an “expert”
83. Got flowers for no reason
84. Performed on stage ( I was in the drama club and took dance as a kid)
85. Been to Las Vegas
86. Recorded music
87. Eaten shark
88. Kissed on the first date (uhh huh)
89. Gone to Thailand
90. Bought a house
91. Been in a combat zone
92. Buried one/both of your parents
93. Been on a cruise ship
94. Spoken more than one language fluently (yup, English and French)
95. Performed in Rocky Horror
96. Raised children (Just started, love it)
97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking (duh hasn’t everyone done this?)
103. Had plastic surgery
104. Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived (not sure if it qualifies as an accident but I’m deathly allergic to bee stings and survived anaphalactic shock when I was at summer camp and the nearest hospital was an hour away)
105. Wrote articles for a large publication
106. Lost over 100 pounds
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback (at work all the time with survivors of sexual abuse)
108. Piloted an airplane
109. Touched a stingray
110. Broken someone’s heart
111. Helped an animal give birth (my hamsters when I was a kid, does that count?)
112. Won money on a T.V. game show
113. Broken a bone (collar bone, foot, and my wrist THREE times)
114. Gone on an African photo safari
115. Had a facial part pierced other than your ears
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
118. Ridden a horse (summer camp)
119. Had major surgery (appendectomy, c-section)
120. Had a snake as a pet
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
122. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours
123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states
124. Visited all 7 continents
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days (I’ve been on several 7 day trips – I use to go to summer camp ALL the time as a kid/teen)
126. Eaten kangaroo meat
127. Eaten sushi (I have and its nasty)
128. Had your picture in the newspaper (a theatrical production I was in was in the newspaper when I was in highschool)
129. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about
130. Gone back to school
131. Parasailed
132. Touched a cockroach (don’t even get me started on this one)
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes
134. Read The Iliad and the Odyssey
135. Selected one “important” author who you missed in school, and read
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
137. Skipped all your school reunions
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
139. Been elected to public office
140. Written your own computer language
141. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream (oh yea, everyday)
142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
143. Built your own PC from parts
144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you
145. Had a booth at a street fair
146. Dyed your hair (too many times to count)
147. Been a DJ
148. Shaved your head
149. Caused a car accident
150. Saved someone’s life (I work with teens that have emotional struggles, some are suicidal…I’d like to believe everything I do in that job is saving someone’s life.)

Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired

Well I did it…

I crossed the road from sanity to insanity and allowed Jacob to be moved to his own room. He is just shy of 6 months old (turns 6 months on December 9th) and we needed to move our desk into our bedroom to put the Christmas Tree up in the living room. So…the desk is in and the crib is out (insert sad face here) and thus far I have managed to cope. I can’t say that either one of us is sleeping better with this transition (I am DEFINITELY not) but Jacob seems to have adjusted fine and isn’t going to grow up with PTSD and tell me years later in family therapy that his issues revolve around being moved to his own room. I have always felt strongly that I did not want a toddler in my bed unless the boogie man was hiding in his closet waiting to snatch him OR the thunderstorm outside was too frightening.

Okay can I take a moment to disgust my audience?

Jacob refused CEREAL so we tried adding some squash to see if it would help with the taste and he loved it! Now, I gotta say the kid eats like he’s fresh of the plane from a stint in Ethiopia as a starving orphan! He just gobbles and gobbles up the food and screeches if I take too long to put more in his mouth! I’m not impressed however with the way squash is digested in the body and POOPED out in a disgusting array or orange and brown runny nastiness! Are you grossed out yet? Good! You should be…I shouldn’t have to deal with that alone! Nevertheless we started veggies 10 days earlier then we thought we would (we planned to start solid foods at 6 months) and Jacob loves them…so tomorrow after 6 days of squash we start either CARROTS or GREEN BEANS…poor kid.

We had Jacob’s 6 month professional portraits done this week and it was an experience to say the least. We loved the photographer….once stopped tickling our son to try and make him smile. His attempts were having the reverse affect and Jacob would end up crying…so after he learned that Jacob likes to smile only for Mommy and Daddy…and not poking and prodding photographers we were able to make some GREAT progress…the pics turned out marvelous…I’ll show them off once Mike picks them up tonight and scans them tomorrow!

I’ve realized lately that I’ve been sick and tired of eating crap that is not good for me and sick and tired of being overweight…I’m so sick and tired of it…that I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired (someone famous once said that but I’m not sure who) and in the New Year I am committing to a new me…the new me wants to be a parent who runs after their kids and can actually catch them….the new me wants to be the mom that does all kinds of fun things like ride roller coasters with their kids (I haven’t even tried in the past years cus I’m too afraid of not fitting in the rides…pretty sad huh?)….I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired of not trying hard enough…so this is the end of the road….I’ll enjoy Christmas and start the new year off with a promise to myself – not a resolution – but a promise that I will be a healthy active parent for Jacob and set a good example for him to live by.

Alright, I’m done for now…I’m off to make tacos before my husband returns from work and spend some time rolling on the floor with my son….

I typed this pretty fast and I don’t have time to make corrections for typos…so COPE….ha!