Tuesday, October 14, 2008

"I Am" Meme

I am: too lazy to think of something to post about tonight!

I want: to be out of debt.

I have: everything I need to be happy: faith, family, friendship, food.

I dislike: whining.

I miss: living near my mom. The Wasatch mountains. Russia.

I fear: losing one of my children (even though I know that they are mine for eternity.)

I feel: grateful for the multitude of tender mercies in my life.

I hear: nothing. And it sounds wonderful. (The kids are in bed, Jared is reading.)

I smell: sweaty! Just got back from a walk.

I cry: often. When I hear beautiful music, especially hymns. When I read a great book or watch a great movie. I even cry at the end of most Amazing Race episodes and anytime I see an LDS commercial. I am a crier.

I usually: have some chocolate in the house.

I search for: the phone. It only rings four times before it goes to voice mail and I never know where I put it down last.

I wonder: what the Lord has in store for me and my family.

I regret: the moment after I say something gossipy.

I love: my husband. Duh.

I care: about people commenting on my blog.

I always: check my email when I walk by the computer.

I am not: skinny. Sigh.

I remember: the words to almost every hymn.

I believe: that God's plan for me is better than anything I could come up with, and I need to trust Him to guide my life.

I dance: with my babies.

I sing: alto. Too loud, generally.

I don't always: get my way. But I usually do!:)

I argue: when I'm hungry or tired.

I write: to get in touch with my thoughts and feelings.

I win: sometimes, but not consistently. But I love to play.

I lose: paperwork, business cards, the lids to tupperware.

I wish: there were more hours in the day.

I listen: to conference talks on my walks.

I don't understand: chemistry.

I can usually be found: at home.

I need: a little time to myself every day, for prayer, scripture study, exercise, and to talk to my mom.

I forget: to send thank you cards. (Actually, I just procrastinate until I'm too embarrassed to send them.

I am happy: when I've had time to myself for prayer, scripture study, exercise, and to talk to my mom!

17 comments:

Allison said...

Fun meme! I would do one too, but I would be to tempted to just copy your clever answers!

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Cornfields, children and waterballet said...

You are so right! I actually took this meme from my blog friend's daughter!

I find it's much easier sometimes to write a meme when I don't have time to blog about the day!

I love your blog! Thanks for sharing bits of your life.

Life At MandyLand said...

I'm saving this one for a day I know its time to blog but no time or can't think of anything

Love the sunshine... said...

Your MEME made me cry. It was very heartfelt and made me wonder what mine would say :)
Tawny

Erika said...

I love it! So creative & genuine.
Thanks for sharing!!
xxoo

JandJ said...

We have a lot in common, Michal. At first I thought it was just the crying at the end of the Amazing Race thing, but then I kept reading and realized it was almost everything...maybe that's why I think you are so WONDERFUL and AMAZING :-)
I really do!

scrap chair potato said...

That is a fun meme! I'll have to remember that one. I loved all of your answers.

Can I vote more than once on the poll on your sidebar? I would be willing to do more than one of those.

Michal said...

scrappy,
regarding the poll: please check all that apply!:)
tawny,
it makes me weepy that you are such a sweet and thoughtful reader of this little blog. i miss you.

Leslie said...

I left you a comment on my blog and am so happy you know who Diana Krall is. She is a talented singer and musician. My son listens to her all the time, and
we love to listen to jazz after Christmas. It makes us feel like we're in a jazz lounge in New York, and that we're very upscale and urban.
haha
I read your blog last night and then went to bed and read about the subtle influence of individualism and collectivism. It was in my book and it talked about the many ways we may define ourselves with the sentence "I am." I thought it was funny that I should stumble upon that after having just read your blog.
I loved your answers and thought they were clever and meaningful.
I am also a crier, but am highly embarrassed by it. I used to cry through Sesame Street songs when I was little and I'm afraid I'm still pretty much the same.
I loved your suggestion of listening to talks while you walk and also of putting your trust in God's plan and trusting him to guide your life.
I love the blogs and that we are able to share thoughts and ideas.
I think yours is great.

Tamlynn said...

Thanks for sharing this.

Love the sunshine... said...

Michal, I read your blog everyday. I have to get my fix of your wonderful family that I miss so very dearly. In this order I read my Bible, your blog, your home school blog then Craigslist :) I cross my toes that there will be new pictures of your precious little ones that I miss with all my heart.

The Renouf Family said...

Michal,
I loved the human-ness of this post. I have read it a few times and just thought each time, "you see? this is exactly why I love Michal!" What a lucky girl I am to have such a friend.

The Renouf Family said...

ps. I can personaly vouch for a few of these. She really does know the words to a million and one songs.

Aubrey said...

We have more in common than I thought. I can so relate to most of these!

Prudy said...

I miss: you. Especially after reading your post.

Keli and Mike said...

I loved reading this! I am going to have to do this one day, but I'm sure it will take me awhile to come up with the answers.