I immediately knew that 4 years of this yellow in my laundry room was entirely too long, so I've decided when school is out, I will paint this room vintage turquoise like the kitchen. I have the paint after all!
Number 3: The perfect job for me would entail running a quaint little country store where I sold my hen's eggs, things I have preserved myself, and cute little kitschy things like homemade cards, etc. However, in my neck of the woods, this AIN'T gonna happen!
Number 4: I would love to be a little taller. 5'2" just ain't cuttin it (and where are all the aint's commin from tonight?) I've been teased all my life about my height, my husband included. His favorite joke always happens on a Sunday morning on the way to church. It's just a given that he drives, and I ride in the passenger seat and read. So, whenever he gets in the drivers seat, he always says really loud, "Who was the last person to drive this? A circus monkey?" referring of course to my height, which then sets the kids into hyperactive silly mode all the 25 minutes to church. This also stems from the fact that unless I'm shopping in the petite dept. of a store, a pair of capri's, looks like a regular pair of pants on me.
Number 5: I don't regret stopping piano lessons when I was a kid. You know that sometimes you hear people say...."I wish I would've continued on with (instrument) lessons longer when I was a kid so I would've retained it longer as an adult." I don't wish that. Never have, never will. I was bitter for awhile when I stopped, only for the fact, that my sister, who is 3 years younger than me, stopped at the same time. I took three years longer from the mean little lady who taught us piano. Not quite fair.
Number 6: I've said it before, and I'll say it again. I don't regret for one minute moving my family to the country. I grew up on a farm and wanted to totally GET AWAY from that when I got married. Turns out, I only got 6 MILES away for 7 years, until we had kids and decided to move to the country. I don't miss people seeing what I was doing every time I stepped outside, and I don't miss the noise. I like the quiet country nights, and the 4 other neighbors on our road, who live a good distance away from us. I like the fact we can take walks on our road, and not have to worry about traffic, except for my grandpa's truck which passes our house at least 5 times a day to go to the main farm. My husband always wanted to live in the country, and for the first years of our marriage, I balked at that. Now, I guess I see what he meant.
Number 7: I wish I was a better singer. My sister has a great voice, and I'm pretty sure I don't. I mean, when I plug my ears, it sounds decent, but I know it's not. When we sing Happy Birthday to the kids in kindergarten, I sing the quietest.
Number 8: I love roller coasters. There is not many chances for me to indulge in this activity, since my husband is afraid of heights, but, I secretly get a big thrill out of them. The way your heart jumps up into your throat, the minute you climb and hill and then plummet down.....nothing like it!
Number 9: I could read all day long and night, if it didn't put me to sleep. I LOVE to read. Give me anything, and I'll give it a try. Maybe not a classic, though. My book club tried that, and I hated every minute of it! My dad loves to read, and passed it on to me. I hope my kids pick up on it. There is just nothing quite like transporting yourself to another world.
Number 10: I'm kinda glad this list is done. I can't think of anything else you don't already know about me!