Friday, October 31, 2008


So the tag is, 6 things I value, 6 things I don't value, and 6 people I tag...

I value (in no particular order):
  1. Real Bathrooms How I love to be in a place with a real bathroom, I would much prefer it to be my own bathroom, but a real bathroom would be better than those yucky hole in the ground with a seat on it... YUCK! My definition of a real bathroom is one with running water (preferable hot water), and a toilet that flushes. Not that I have gone camping lately, but I MUST have a real toilet or I refuse to go. Unfortunately, I have taught that one to my girls too, they will need to go and then see what the toilet is like, and say I will hold it.
  2. Living in today's world-by that I mean with the technology we have today to stay in touch with people far away, and being able to travel quickly (or quicker than many years ago) for visits. I really value this since my family is far away, it makes it nice to know that I can pick up the phone or get on the computer to talk to them so quickly. And when I travel it doesn't take forever to get there (even though it feels like it).
  3. My Girls They are my treasures that I hold dear to me. They help me to stay focused on what is important and the way I should live so that I can live forever with them. They make me experence just about every emotion there is... I laugh because of them and then sometimes I cry because of them too, I would give my life for them.
  4. My husband I don't really know what else to say, he is my best friend, he loves me always and will forever. I look forward to being with him "forever and always" just like we said over 15 years ago.
  5. Sleep It may seem silly, but I SOOOO value sleep. I LOVE to sleep, which seems odd because I should be sleeping now instead of doing this... I think I could literally sleep all day long on a Saturday, or a Monday or Tuesday, okay on anyday!
  6. Family My family has taught me many things... growing up in a large family taught me to share, love, work, get along, serve, forgive.... the list could go on and on. My parents especially set a fabulous example for me. They taught me the gospel and through their examples, they showed me how to be happy and all the other blessings from living the gospel. I am grateful for all they have done for me.
I don't value (in no particular order):
  1. Money Okay so obviously we have to have money, but I really hate what money does to you. It seems like people act differently with their income level. I hate that it makes conflicts in the home when money is tight or being spent in the wrong way. I also hate that it goes so fast. I wish money was more s-t-r-e-t-c-h-y-!
  2. Long Car Rides I say this, but then I think, I have to have long car rides to get to WA to visit my family... but bad things happen on long car rides. Everyone gets tired, they fight, make a mess of whatever they can find to chew up, tear up, or take apart. Sometimes on long car rides, I even get speeding tickets trying to get to my destination quicker-OUCH! Obviously the officer hasn't traveled with my girls before or he would totally understand!
  3. Dry skin It seems like every fall/winter time I get such dry skin. I have dry skin normally anyways, but its worse in the colder seasons. My hands get all chapped and flakey and start to crack and bleed. I know what lotion is for, and I do use it. It just seems with all the diapers, food prep, and bathroom trips, I am constantly washing my hands. I can't keep up with lotion. My feet are actually worse then my hands. With my feet they start in the summer time and I get HUGE cracks in my heels which shoot up throbbing pain everytime I walk. This is when I use TONS of lotion on my feet, put them in plastic grocery type bags, put socks on my bags and sleep all night with them on. I am doing that tonight for a cracked foot.
  4. Peanut Butter breath Sounds weird I know, but this is one of the worse smells I think I have ever smelled. I don't know what it is about it, the smell of peanut butter on your breath is GROSS! I like peanut butter, and recently have been eating lots of it. Just don't come talk to me after you eat peanut butter. I think it all started way back with my brother, he use to breath or blow in my face more likely after he would eat his peanut butter sandwhiches. (I am smelling it now... yuck!!)
  5. Decision Making I really dislike making decisions, I would love to have a personal decision maker that would automaticlly make all my choices for me. I am not talking about like MAJOR choices, just the small meaningless ones. Such as where to go to eat, or if I should go get the pizza or let Robert go and get it. I learned this flaw of mine back in high school when I went to visit my sister and her family in AZ. They asked my brother (the peanut butter breather) if we wanted to go to the beach or to the mountains... I said "I don't know." Through out our few weeks there, when asked my opinion on what to do or where to go, my brother in law would respond in a girly voice, "I don't know." I don't say "I don't know" as often, instead I say, "I don't care" or "it doesn't matter to me." It drives Robert crazy!!
  6. People that don't listen well I am talking about those that seem like they are listening or seem interested in what you are saying yet you can tell they aren't really engaged because when you stop to have them respond they don't, or you tell them something funny or sad and they don't react to it like they would have if they were listening. For example, you are telling something really amazing that your child did or that you learned and the listener (who isn't really listening) says, "oh really", or the famous, "uhuh" and you are sitting there thinking, did you just hear what I said?
People I tag:
  1. Adrian
  2. Brenda
  3. Jamie
  4. Candice
  5. Lilly
  6. Tiona
Man that took me forever! I couldn't think of anything tonight that I don't value! Normally I can come up with tons of things I dislike or want to complain about... I guess I am just tired!


The Johnson's said...

YAY--I LOVE tags! THanks!! It may take me a few days with Halloween & all, but I'm excited to do this one...I haven't seen it before so that's even better!

wendy said...

That was fun to read, Karla! I had to laugh at real bathrooms.

For your feet/hands, have you ever done vaseline at night with the whole bag/sock routine? My hands have been like you describe since ds came along, and it seems to help more than lotions. Unless you have a good lotion. The lotions I have usually sting my cracks. If you do have a good lotion, tell me what it is!