Ten On Tuesday: I Want To Live A Simple Life

February 9, 2010

1. Fill in the blank. Sometimes I wish my life was more ______.
Simple, spiritual.

2. How do you cure the hiccups?
Take a knife or a fork and bite down on it. While your teeth are clenched there, take a couple sips of water without letting them go. You will probably spill some on you, but your hiccups will be gone if you do it right – guaranteed.

3. What are three of your favorite indulgences?
Pedicures, chocolate, and reality TV.

4. Where is the most exotic place you would like to travel to? The most mundane?
Most exotic – Africa for a safari. Most mundane – Kansas to visit friends.

5. Does having your time planned out stress you or relax you?
Relaxes me. Even when I have time off to do what I want, I like to plan it out for myself so that I can accomplish everything I want to, even if it’s just reading a certain number of chapters or catching up on DVR.

6. What are your favourite fabrics to wear?

I’m not a fashion snob, and I like wearing anything smooth and comfortable. I know what I like when I feel it, but I have to say that I don’t know what that is.

7. Do you sleep through the night?
I almost always wake up when David comes to bed 2-3 hours after I’ve already been to sleep. He says that I moan in pain/exhaustion at that time, like nothing could be worse in the world at that moment than not being asleep. I also rouse when my dog Cleo wants to get under the covers, or if she wants to get out from under them. That happens a few times during the night, but I don’t fully wake. If I didn’t have those two distractions, I think I’d easily sleep through the night every night.

8. When you were younger, what did you think you would be doing at this age? How close is that to what you are doing?
I can’t remember thinking about this age much when I was younger. It was so far away it was like a different world to me, one where I didn’t belong. I guess I had some vague ideas of what I wanted to be when I grew up, which ranged from a photographer to a physical therapist. The latter is somewhat along the lines of nursing, I suppose.

9. What has surprised you most about growing up?
I think it’s that I never really feel like I’m “grown up.” I don’t feel old, and I’m not depressed about getting older. But also, I never would have guessed that my parents (and my in-laws) would be my friends at this age, and that I would enjoy spending time with them more than almost anyone else.

10. Are you good at keeping secrets?
Yes, except from my husband. I consider him an extension of myself, so don’t tell me anything unless you’re okay with him knowing too. But don’t worry, you can trust him. :)

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Comments on Ten On Tuesday: I Want To Live A Simple Life

  1. 1

    From Scott:

    Boy do I wish I could sleep through the night (this has nothing to do with anyone but me. Even in complete silence, all by myself, I will wake several times a night. It’s quite frustrating.)

    Also, I thought I would be a veterinarian.

  2. 2

    From David, The Rainmaker:

    It’s weird to me to think that my occupation didn’t exist when I was growing up.

  3. 3

    From Chelsea:

    I would get NO sleep if our dog slept in our bed. It’s bad enough as it is!

    #10 seems to be the common answer. Everyone has said, “Yes except I always tell _____.”

  4. 4

    From Emily Jane:

    Major points to you for being able to willingly accept the distractions! I have the same problem – I’m a horribly light sleeper, so anything will wake me. Even the faintest little hum of the electric blanket. Through earplugs lol. The cat has her own room at night, and David and I have recently taken to separate rooms – as much as I hate it, we both sleep better – I don’t get woken up, and he doesn’t WAKE up for fear of waking me!!

  5. 5

    From Stephany:

    See, I feel like I sleep like a rock but it’s my DOG who doesn’t. He’s constantly moving around, getting up to get a drink of water, and just bugging me. But I love him and let him sleep with me so it’s my own fault! ;)

  6. 6

    From Lauren From Texas:

    I LOVE the new layout, it’s gorgeous! Good job David, now do mine! ;)

  7. 7

    From kapachino:

    I bet David will do yours for you! Want me to ask him? :)

  8. 8

    From dstagg:

    Don’t tempt me… I love doing it!

  9. 9

    From DeMo:

    Kansas is the most mundane?? Haha. ok ok. It’s been known to be that way. But we have some killer awesome sunsets.

  10. 10

    From kapachino:

    I love Kansas! But you gotta admit, it’s kind of the opposite of exotic. :)

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