Monday Listicles

I found this on a friend’s blog and thought I would join in for something a little different…



1. I used to HATE oranges when I was a kid

I didn’t start eating them until about 6 or 7 years ago.

2. I am unorganized now.

I used to be super-organized.  I had lists of my lists.  My grocery list was alphabetized and in order by the layout of the store. My Christmas lists were on Excel. I now have twins.  I don’t have time to be that organized.

3. I dye my hair.

I’ve been dying my hair since highschool.  I honestly don’t know what the natural color is.

4. I was never an animal person– just dogs and cats.

These days… nothing scares me.  Guess it comes from living closer to the “country” and having friends with animals.  The day I picked up a duckling without squealing, I thought my mom would keel over in a dead faint.

5. I love outdoors.

I used to love to hike.  But, I haven’t been hiking since I was in high school.

6. I used to play clarinet– in band, in a community orchestra, and take private lessons.

I haven’t touched my clarinet since I graduated high school.  I’m not even sure I could remember the keys for the notes.

7.  I used to be super-critical about everyone and everything.

I didn’t stop or realize it until I met my husband and he would point it out to me.  So, I try as hard as I can to not be like that.

8. My ultimate dream is to be a professional race car driver.

I know it will never happen.  But, then and now… I would love to be a professional drag racer.

9. I used to love to fish, now the idea of it makes my eyes roll.

We use to go fishing all the time as a kid… but, since I was old enough to stay home I would bow out.  I used to love it… sitting there with my pole waiting for a bite.  These days, I think I would rather go to the dentist.

10. I love to read– both then and now.

I love to read.  All the time.  When I was in highschool, I used to stay up and read all night, go to school, come home and do it again.  These days, I have to sneak on my reading while the kids are playing…


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  1. I loved fishing as a kids too and now not so much…

    The race car thing is interesting. I’d be way to scared to even consider it! I’m kind of paranoid about cars and accidents.

  2. How awesome are you, wanting to be a race car driver? I gave up dying my hair a few years back, as I couldn’t remember it’s real color.

  3. I lol at your fishing comment. My oldest is 11 and OBSESSED with fishing. I am happy to take a book enjoy the conversation and the scenery while he fishes.

  4. It is true, it is amazing how we change over the years. For one I used to play the recorder in school and now I do not remember a note!:) Have a good week.

  5. I’m with you on the reading! I’ll bet your clarinet would come back to you. I played the violin for years and earlier this year I picked it up again. It was surprising how my fingers knew where to go.

  6. These are so fun. I would definitely tell my younger self to stop wasting my time! Stopping by from Mom’s Best. I am a new follower via twitter. Hope to see you at True Aim!

  7. I love the eclectic nature of your list. I get the race car driver thing. Speed Racer was one of my favorite cartoons growing up. 😉 Ellen

  8. Being organized is so overrated, all moms will agree 😉 Pop those shoes on and go on a hike my friend. It is so good for the soul.

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