Tuesday, September 11, 2007

The view from here (and then some)





I'm playing a little catch up on things I've been "tagged" for...I apologize to you gals that I have kept waiting. For the rest of you: this post has almost nothing to do with Lily, so you might wanna move along to the next blog on your list.




OK, here goes: Christine wanted to see the view from my front porch, so here it is in all its glory. Yeah, I had to wait till Lily and her daddy were outside mowing the lawn before I snapped the pic...you know I have a hard time doing a post without her in it! And you get a bonus glance at what I drive. The white Equinox parked out front is "how I roll".



Anyhoo, I live in a cute, little bungalow in a cute, little subdivision. I really love my neighbors and am very happy here. We are about 5 minutes outside of our downtown area where we spend much time (especially in the summer). We are minutes from 3 major expressways, so it is easy to get places quickly and Jay LOVES that. Lily will go to the Elementary School that is 2 blocks away...how cool is that? Lotsa trees and parks. That is where I live. (Oh, and Lily can now tell you where she lives-address, street, city and state.)





Secondly, Dannye tagged me for the middle name meme. I'm not posting the rules and regulations (I know, I'm a rebel)...it's pretty self explanatory. I just list one fact relevant to my life for each letter in my middle name, which is Renee. Ugh. That's a lot of E's.




R. Restaurants. I have worked in the restaurant business since I was 19. I met my hubby at work. I STILL wait tables 4 shifts a week. Sometimes I kick myself for not doing something with the Communications Degree I worked so hard (and long) to get, but for now it works perfectly for my life as a mom...I am a stay-home mom who also happens to have a job. And most days I really like it. The people I work with are more than friends - they have become my second family.




E. Energy. At times I have a ton of it. I love it when I am hyper and talkative and go-go-go. When I am in that mode, I am a firecracker. Unfortunately, lately I have lacked this energy. I'm hoping to be revived by my hip-hop class...do you think I'm expecting too much from poor Dustin? (our instructor)




N. Nurturer. That's me. I love tending to the needs of those around me -- especially my baby girl, of course. But, not only her. If someone is hurting, I like to help. Except for my hubby...I make him suck it up and take care of himself. I'm horrible. I'm also kidding (kind of).




E. Emotions. Holy cow am I ever emotional. My poor husband. Being married to me must feel like a daily trip to the amusement park. Can you say roller-coaster!? But I am much better now than I was when I was younger. Now I'm pretty bearable 3 weeks out of the month anyway. My mom used to call me Mary Melodrama...and Lily seems to be following in my footsteps. I might be in trouble.






E. Man, another E. Um, I guess I'm Easy. And before you take that and run...I mean, I am pretty easy to please. I don't need a whole lot to make me happy. Don't need lotsa money and gifts, etc. I just want to love and be loved in return. (although now that I mention it...I wouldn't MIND some more money and some gifts. he he)



OK, that's that.
Oh, and I had my first hip-hop class tonite and I LOVED IT!!!! It was sooo much fun. I am already sore and I sweat my butt off...really feelin' my age! It is gonna be a challenge but I am up for it! I am so glad I signed up. Five of my girlfriends signed up too -- so that makes it even more fun. I am more excited about this than I have been about anything in a long time. I needed something just for ME.

16 comments:

redmaryjanes said...

I would love to take a hip hop class, that sounds really fun. Love the mowing pictures. You said you are easy??

Sophie's Mom said...

Looks like a lovely neighborhood! I've always lived out in the country, and have never had houses close by. Has its benefits, I'm sure! But I couldn't go to the mailbox in my t-shirt and underwear though...

LaLa said...

Love the mowing pic! The class sounds like a blast but I would probably hurt myself LOL

Much Ado said...

Looks like you have a lovely neighbourhood. That Hip-hop class sounds like so much fun!

mommy24treasures said...

oh I am glad the dance class was fun! I love your middle name meme. I like the N one. Nuturer.
I was tagged and I have had a difficult time having a minute to think of something for all the letters! I like questions better :)
Love the mowing pic.

Janet said...

I'm emotional too.....our guys have to like that in some way....:-)

Tracy said...

Good job getting through all of those "Es"! ;)

Ms. Dragonfly said...

Hip hop. I wish I could see that, Renee.

Lauren said...

Hip Hop sounds like loads of fun! I love the pic of Lily and her daddy mowing the lawn. How precious!

kerri said...

Your neighbourhood is lovely, much the same as ours, bungalows with terrific neighbours, lucky aren't we?
Hip Hop, sounds like a blast!!

Beckyb said...

Love the mowing pics AND I think you need "Dancing Queen" playing on your blog now!!!

Mr.Brian said...

You sound like every mans dream women.Easy to please.
Does that mean you are LOW MATINANCE??????
lololol IS THERE SUCH A THING IN A WOMEN?
Enjoyed the MEME.A fun way to get to know everyone a little better.

ADELE said...

A hip hop class sounds so much fun. I would probably pass out during the first five minutes. HAHA.
Love the view from your porch. I love neighborhoods like yours. They have so much character.
Okay, I have to ask. Where do you wait tables? I didn't know you worked at a restaurant. Does Lily go to work with you? I bet you meet some interesting folks.

GWEN OATSVALL said...

i want a video of that hip hop class on the next blog ... i too think your are easy ..hee hee ... just kidding ... i am telling you a diet mtn. dew will cure all those energy problems ...lol

theghelertertwins.blogspot.com said...

I love your neighborhood. Don't know where you live but it is quaint.

Easy? I'm glad you clarified! lol... You are too cute.

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