My great friend Katy tagged me to tell you 7 things you might not know about me:
1. I'm charismatic at heart - I can't tell you how many times I want to dance in the aisles at church during worship or say "amen" to a well-spoken truth. God just amazes me and leaves me in awe and I get so excited - but usually I'm just crying from the emotional overflow. :)
2. I eat a bowl of ice cream almost every night before I go to bed, and I also microwave it for 9 to 10 seconds before I eat it because I like it soft. This caused much strife amongst my mom and sisters while growing up b/c I used to microwave the whole half gallon instead of just my bowl.
3. Reading at night before I go to bed is a hobby I love, but it also serves as a deterrant to keep my mind from thinking crazy thoughts like, "what if Andrew runs out in front of Target and gets hit by a car? what if he's on some bridge and falls off the side?" These thoughts strike me most often at night before I go to bed, hence the reading. I know I should deal with this fear with God - its an ongoing process.
4. When I was a junior in high school, I looked into photography schools in New York b/c I seriously wanted to become a photographer. God took me another direction (safely into Clark Morgan's heart), but I still want to learn how to take amazing photos.
5. I LOVE to shop! I don't ever do it now b/c a) I have not enough money to shop like I want and b) I have not enough time without children to do it. But one day...
6. When I'm in the car, I barely pay attention to what is on the radio. Sometimes, when I run an errand without kids, I'll drive the whole time with a children's CD playing and not even realize it. I'm a deep thinker, y'all. But if KCBI is on, I'll listen to that.
7. My left pinky fingernail is retarded - it grows all curved and weird.
I tag Staci, Alice, and my cousin Kara, who just started her blog!
Name that movie! Anybody? Anybody???
Lindy and the bridesmaids (from left: high school friend Alexis, me, Lindy, our older sister Staci)
Corinne (in her Easter dress since this was the weekend before Easter)
all the cousins at the rehearsal dinner
I made an apron! I saw one like this online and made my own! This is some leftover fabric from when I used to make tote bags, and I think it came out really cute! I didn't use a pattern, so it isn't perfect. But I did it!
So, my friend Heather, you know the one who started a second (second!) blog, she tagged me to do this book meme. I'm not really sure what a "meme" is, but all the bloggers are doing it...
I'm supposed to grab whatever book is nearest me and find page 123, then locate the first 5 sentences, then type the next 3 sentences.
Well, the only book on our computer desk is "Saunders Manual of Critical Care" and page 123 is the end of a chapter and looks a little bit like this:
1. Spastic quadriparesis or quadriplegia
2. Pseudobulbar palsy, dysarthia, mutism
3. Pupillary or oculomotor abnormalities
There are four more like those, and I know what you're thinking - "Wow! Erin is such a good wife that she reads about Clark's job and keeps up with the medical knowledge."
Ha! I kid.
I grabbed the book on the top of my stack on my nightstand and its "The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World" by Michael Pollan.
"All at once the bones in my legs began to go soft. I found I could no longer form a sentence without specifically addressing the muscles in my lips. The barn, you see, was nothing more than a shell of boards, and no police officer standing in it could fail to spot the two green giants through the opening in the rear wall."
This book is described by saying that "Michael Pollan ingeniously demonstrates in The Botany of Desire that people and domesticated plant species have formed a similarly reciprocal relationship (as that of the honeybee and the flower), a relationship that is just as common and essential to the way nature works."
The particular quote is from the second of four chapters and is about cannabis sativa x indica, otherwise known as marijauna. It's been a somewhat interesting book, but I'm glad I'm almost done with it.
My good friend Heather has a second (second!) blog here. She's a speech therapist/pathologist (I never know which one is right) and has a great heart for helping kids learn language skills. She knows a ton!
I heart her b/c she has a passion for young kids like I do - although I don't keep up with the teaching world much since I left it to mommy!
Check it out!