Saturday, November 10, 2007

More Elena-isms

Elise tagged me to do more isms about myself. So here goes:

1. I love animals and when I get a pet, I keep it for the duration of its' life. I am fully committed. (Much to the chagrin of my husband. But he puts up with me.)

2. I am a lover of people. I don't mean just people watching, which I do enjoy. (Especially at the fair; people come out of the wood-work there!) I truly love most people. It is easier for me to find the good in someone than it is for me to find the bad. (Don't get me wrong, I can still find negative things, I'm not perfect.) I even feel sorry for crazy murderer people if I see them give interviews on t.v. and I hear their side of the story. I could NEVER be a prosecuting attorney, I'd lose every case.

3. I am addicted to chocolate and sugar. The ONLY times I can make myself stay away from the stuff is when I am pregnant and have gestational diabetes. I guess worrying about my child's life is a lot more motivating than worry about getting my own self healthy.

4. I have a pretty good memory. I am not talking about remembering what's on my calendar. (My babies took all those brain cells.) I am talking about memories of people from my past. If I knew you at all when I was younger, I still remember you. No matter how little our relationship was. I can also dial a phone number once and have it in my head for forever. And I consider myself pretty good at remembering birthdays, however there are a few that I just have mental blocks on!

5. I have to sleep with one leg hanging out of the blankets. I also HAVE to have my pillow. I take it anywhere I go. (Except on my big trips, I am too afraid I'd lose it.) I've had this particular pillow for 14 years and the one before that I had since I was a baby. Jarom tells me this not something to brag about. But I LOVE my pillow. It's made of squishy foam and the exact firmness is hard to find. I actually lay on the pillow in the store before I buy it. Crazy, I know.

6. I don't believe in letting kids cry themselves to sleep and I do believe in a family bed. Hence the reason we had to finally give in and buy a king size bed. As much as I complain about Carter not sleeping in his own bed, I really quite like to cuddle up to him and my other kids during the night. I know they won't be around for forever and the time seems to keep moving faster and faster.

Now, I am supposed to tag more people, but I don't know how you all feel about being tagged. So if you want to do this I would love to read more about you. (Please, please!) And thanks to Elise; I kind of like these silly things.

11 comments:

Brad and Jennifer said...

Elena --didn't you see that thing on Oprah about how germ-ridden pillows get? I think you're suppose to replace them every two years. I don't know if I'll ever feel the same about you again knowing you're all covered in cooties :) (I'm just kidding--I'm the same way, when I find one that's comfortable I don't want to let it go!). Thanks for letting me know more about you! I think you should tell the story about when you took your friend's parent's car (see! I have a good memory too :)!).

Elena said...

You do have a good memory. I am not even sure I remember what story you're talking about. And yes, I did see that Oprah episode. I should probably stick my pillow in the freezer of something like that to kill the cooties, cause no way am I replacing it yet! :)

Brad and Jennifer said...

It seems like at the big new years party you threw several years back you told me about going into a friend's house as a teenager when they weren't home and driving their parents car. Perhaps I was just tipsy from all the sparkling apple cider and being up past 10:00 that I misunderstood :)?!

Elena said...

OOOOHHHHH!! That little tidbit....Great, now I have to explain seeing as my mother reads this. :) LOL! No names will be mentioned so as not to get other people involved into trouble, but yes we drove someone's car when they were out of town. HOWEVER, we did have permission and knowledge of keys and such, from the kid who lived there. But I am sure that kid didn't have permission from the parents to loan out the vehicle. Just one of those SUTPID things you do as a teenager not realizing that if someone caught you, you could have been charged with a felony for "stealing" a car. (Thanks for bringing that up Jennifer!)

Elena said...

and IF I could spell "stupid" right, it might even be more affective. Wait, I think it was better spelled wrong. HA!

Elena said...

Maybe I should have Jennifer post the story of when she took a car and it didn't come home... ?? LOL!

Julie said...

Ok Speaking of fun memories. Meisters tour...guest house in Pocatello-little boy sleeping in our bed. We took pictures. Oh and don't forget rice pudding for breakfast-Yuck! Ha! :)

Elena said...

Was that Pocatello? I thought is was Northern Idaho somewhere. At any rate, those were good times.

Becky & Kevin Ward said...

Such a tender little thing! I love reading these little facts.

Quin said...

I know how hard it is for us Smith types to give things up. for example I am often told that I need to get a more grown up looking leather wallet as opposed to my blue velcro one from when I was eight. I do recommend the disinfecting of things (aka pillow/wallett). Especially after someone (Natalie) tells you that it looks like a blue scab.

Quin said...

What do you mean by "I actually lay on the pillow in the store before I buy it. Crazy, I know."? Haven't you only had like 2 pillows your whole life? You make it sound like it is a weekly event to go pillow shopping.