Me at My Thoughts Out Loud tagged me a few days ago with this.... Middle Name Meme? I'm not sure what it's called but here are the rules:
Rule 1. We have to post these rules before we give you the facts.
Rule 2 You must list one fact that is somehow relevant to your life for each letter of your middle name. If you don’t have a middle name, use the middle name you would have liked to have had.
Rule 3. At the end of your blog post, you need to choose one person for each letter of your middle name to tag. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.
My middle name is Catherine.
C - Cats. I love cats. I have four of them and if I weren't married and had a kid, I would probably be the crazy cat lady.
A - Allergies. Never had them growing up, but it seems like the second I turned 35 they came at me with avengence. I now have to spray stuff up my nose in spring and fall just so I can function without blinding headaches.
T - Time. I wish each of my days had a couple more hours of it. Between work, family, home stuff and trying to squeeze in exercise, it seems like there is never enough of it. And I need to make even more time just to spend by myself because I'm a bit of a hermit and go nuts if I have to be around people TOO much.
H - Home. We moved into this place in early summer. I have managed to paint all the bedrooms now and get blinds up. There are curtain rods in place in one room and the rods are still in the closet in another. The only room that is actually finished is my son's. EVERYTHING else here is a work-in-progress.
E - Eating. I am learning how to eat. Not physically, but learning how to properly fuel my body so that it can do the things I need it to do. Like not fall apart from bone degeneration. Or explode from a heart attack or stroke. Or eat it's way out from my stomach. I take medications for ALL of those things. And learning how to eat and lose weight so that I can get OFF those medications is a huge part of my life right now.
R - Relationships. Always a work in progress. Trying to be closer to hubby. Trying to calm my child (who seems to be wigging out a bit right now). Trying to be good mother, daughter, wife, friend and employee (yes, the relationships of work count here too).
I - Inspiration. I look for it and find it everywhere.
N - Noise. Before we moved, noise was a big issue for me. it was unbelievably noisy where we lived, AT LEAST TO ME. Now that we live in a quieter area, I realize just how noisy my son is. I believe STOP THUMPING will be my epitaph.
E - Earth. We are serious recyclers now. Every newspaper, cardboard box, plastic container, glass bottle - it goes into the recycle bin. And I've noticed that our regular garbage can, which used to barely hold everything we tossed, is usually only half full on the ONE day of the week when the garbage trucks come. I am amazed.
So - there you have it. Now I am supposed to tag people to do this. I hate tagging people. So if you enjoyed this and think you might want to do it yourself, please feel free to lift the rules and explore your own life one letter at a time.