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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Five Obsessions Tag

So, my great friend Shaina tagged me in her last post. Although I am still bitter about not winning her recipe book, I will do the tag. ;)
I am supposed to list 5 obsessions of mine and then tag 5 more people to do the same. hhhmmmmm

Let see here, I am totally doing this off the top of my head.

Obsession #1 A clean house (clutter free)
I CAN'T STAND clutter. So I guess you could call that an obsession. I am constantly picking up clutter all day long. Toys, clothes, papers, keys, ect. Some people tell me to just let the house get messy and clean it all up at the end of the day. Believe me, I wish I could do that, I really do, but I can't. I would completely loose my mind. When the house is clean and clutter free, I feel like I could fly!

Obsession #2 Interior Design
My house doesn't look like it...yet, but I love dreaming up my dream house and my dream furniture and my dream paint jobs in the kids rooms and my dream decor, ect. I have a notebook full of my ideas as well as pages and pages on Microsoft word full of pictures and different styles of decor. I have the house and decor all planned out, and it is adorable and so classic and nice looking. I am slowly collecting a rug here and a lamp there, a shelf here and a picture there. I am saving for the dining set and the couches and all the accent chairs. Waiting to own the home where we will paint the kids rooms and the house super cute. It will all come in time, but it is so fun to plan and look forward to.

Obsession #3 Working out, especially running.
I LOVE to run. It has been a truly difficult summer as far as not having enough blood or energy to run. I miss it terribly. There is nothing better to me than waking up in the early hours when the air is still crisp and blasting out a good 5 mile run. It is so wonderful. Training for a marathon is also so rewarding and so addicting. I love pushing the limits when it comes to physical stuff. Running truly is a deep obsession of mine. I can't get enough of it. Aside from running, I like any form of working out. Hiking, swimming, elliptical, sports, ect. I just love the feeling of working my body and feeling fit.

Obsession #4
Holidays. I LOVE HOLIDAYS! I am definitely obsessed with them. I love decorating for them, partying during them and going all out. It is so much fun to me, especially with kids who soak it all up. I am slowly collecting decorations for each and every holiday. I can't wait to get into Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas, and the winter Birthdays. Yippee! Yes, I am obsessed with Holidays.

Obsession #5 I am having a hard time deciding between licorice or a good book. I guess I will cheat and do both. I read and eat licorice at the same time anyway, so it works.

Lately, I can't seem to get enough licorice. It is so weird. There is absolutely no explanation. I eat licorice all day, and when I run out, my body goes nuts! I think about it all the time, and I just have to have it. We finally caved and bought the 5 pound bucket of red vines at Sam's Club yesterday. No twizzlers...blah! I hope it lasts through the next few days...seriously! Too weird. At least, it is a low cal. craving.

Good book...I am always hunting down a good book, especially a good series. Once I start, I can't stop. I will read a series in a crazy amount of time and then be so sad once it is over. I really am obsessed with reading.

So there you have it. In no particular order. I am obsessed.

I don't know who to tag. I guess I will tag Jeni Hogman, Deanna Poulsen, Darringtons, Hardy's and Jessica and Juliet Belnap.

oops, that is six. Oh well.


shaina said...

Yay. Thanks for playing along. Sorry you didn't win the recipe book.
I need to pick up the house through the day too. Hate clutter!

J&E said...

can i just say I soo agree with you on the whole red vines thing, twizzlers are pathetic... man o man... this week i have really been having an "i miss the maynards and the hardys" kind of week. i think it's because i know school is starting for jacob on monday (boo). we miss you guys!
PS We SOO need to see some pictures of your much awaited bedroom set! or did I miss that post (this is possible...)
PPS I will answer the call of the tag as soon as I can! Thanks for thinking of me, it made me feel good. Lot of love you way,

Colleen said...

I can't wait to see your house one day when all your favorite ideas have been pulled together. Your house is cute now, so I can only imagine! And I am no fan of twizzlers either, like chewing plastic with flavoring. It's good to know I have such clean friends, that seems to be a theme!

Dan and Katie said...

Yeah blog amiga! I WANT to be obsessed with no clutter...does that count? I am working working on getting each part of my house organized, and boy does it feel good once it is!

Jenni said...

Oh man I am with you blah to Twizzlers and hooray to Red Vines!! I wish that I had your obession with clutter clean up! No wonder your house looks great in the background of all your pictures, mine always looks like a tornado hit! And some day when I have a real house you will have to come and decorate it for me. This was way fun to read and I'll have to get on and write mine, thanks for tagging me!!

Jenni said...

Oh yeah and I wanted to say that I love the new picture with Sam picking his nose... seriously cracked me up forever!

kendra said...

you are such a fun, cute, energetic person!

I'm with ya on the clean house thing and a good book - I go crazy if I don't have either!