Monday, May 5, 2008

Days away and this is all I give you...

Yes, I have succumbed to the "inevitable newborn hiatus" that my friend Amanda predicted. I've been riddled with guilt. So whilst Ryland is asleep and my parents are entertaining my "big kids" I will come back to the land of the blogger...I've been tagged by my friend Ann Marie, and being the good law abiding blogger that I am, I will hold up my end of the bargain. Here are the rules:

Link to the person who tagged you
Post the rules on your blog
Write six random things about yourself
Tag six random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs
Let each person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment at their blog
Let your tagger know when your entry is up.

Six bits o randomness ala Erin:

1) Kevin and I are having a contest to see who can live off the least amount of money (proportionately...there are 3-1/2 of us in Texas and only one of him in Montana), so in my attempts to save money I decided to start clipping coupons before going grocery shopping. I have NO CLUE where people find all of these alleged coupons! I painstakingly looked through all the junk mail I get every day...but no actual coupons, just ads. I'm so lost. I feel like such a yupie. How do I now know where to get coupons???

2) I have almost no sense of smell and my brother has absolutely no sense of smell. You know how your sense of smell is supposed to tie to your ability to taste? Not the case for the Wright kids. Boy can we taste...but smell? Nope, not at all. My lack of smelling capabilities comes in handy when changing Ryland's explosive diapers, it also makes me a fine catch since Kevin is free to make all of his manly odors and I can't smell any of them.

3) Sometimes when I'm cooking at home, or well actually EVERY time I'm cooking at home, I pretend I'm making a show on Food's a cross between 30 Minute Meals, Paula's Home Cooking and Semi Homemade...but with much more witty banter and a lot les corny sayings and mis-placed inflection (ala Rachel Ray and Sandra Lee). Granted, I don't know too many people who would watch a cooking show that features the likes of tuna casserole and "clean out the veggie bin soup" but it makes me feel fancy.

4) I started kindergarten a year early. My birthday is in October so I just missed the cut off but I attended private school in Arizona at the time and they (along with my Mom) decided that I was ready to start when I was four, almost five. So that means I was always the youngest person in my grade...I had a lot of friends whose birthdays are also in the fall...but when they were all turning 16 and getting their licences I was turning 15, it also means I started college when I was 17. Sometimes it was kind of fun to be the different one, but BOY was I NOT ready to move away to College Station at age 17...I honestly think 75% of the reason I didn't finish college was beacuse I was far too immature to handle the freedom.

5) I've lost 25 lbs in the last 13 days. Yes, I'm bragging...and granted 7 of those pounds are asleep next to me, but still. How many times in your life can you say you've lost 25 lbs in less than two weeks?

6) I only like the skins of tomatoes, not the runny inside and seeds. So that means I don't like tomatoes on sandwiches of any sort because they come in slices and I don't do slices.

Hey, you asked for random so random's what you got!!!!! I don't think I can come up with six people to tag but I'll try. I tag Amanda, Sabrina, Kelly, Keri, Meg, and Boo go at it!!!!!


BooSheep said...

hi! Thanks for tagging was fun. #4 was true for me too! My b-day is October 27th, but I started a year early. How funny! I posted my responses. I hope you and baby are doing well. I can't wait to see more pictures!


Michelle said...

Check the Sunday paper for coupons. There are usually 2-3 different coupon inserts in there. Buy a couple papers. Always check through them to make sure the coupons are in there, many people will just pull them out and not buy the paper. Also, wait for an item to go on sale, then use the coupon. If you have a store that doubles coupons, go there. It takes a bit of work, but it adds up. This past weekend we bought well over $500 worth of stuff for about $200. Good luck!

Amanda said...

You failed to mention that you got your hardship license when all of us were turning 16! Maybe one day you could write about when we drove your dad's porsche to the mall and nearly killed ourselves stalling under the freeway? ha ha! You need to visit my friend Lori's Bargain Shopper Blog and take her online coupon class. She is AMAZING. I will do mine tomorrow! And I want to bring you some lunch soon so let's email about that. Also, I have been praying for you about Kevin going back to Montana.

The Silva's said...

Ok, I did it. Hope you are enjoying your time with all the kids, good luck with the coupon clipping- for sure check the sunday paper though!! I think Hunter and my two boys would have so much fun together! Boys always have so much fun anyway!!!
Praying for you while your hubby is away, and sending you best wishes for everything with Hunter!!!

Keri said...

I have to apologize.

I'm dodging the tag. Please forgive me! I just did one of these and I honestly don't have 6 more people to tag! LOL!

But I wanted you to know I'm not ignoring you and thank you for tagging me!