Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Day 9 . . . . .

Day 9:  Favorite Book

I LOVE to read.  I don't have the time that I used to, but I still LOVE it.  So I have read A LOT of  books in my 42 years on this earth.  

But I would say my FAVORITE is "The Hunger Games".  It's probably the BEST series I've ever read.  LOVE it.  

I will read it again pretty soon because the new movie comes out in the Fall, and I've already forgotten a lot of it!  :(

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Day 7 . . .

Day 7:  What Do You Want To Do When You Grow Up?

Well, since I'm ALREADY a grown up, physically anyway, I guess I'll answer it a little differently.

I'm a Realtor.  And I LOVE being a Realtor.  

But I think my dream job would be either to be a Child and Family Counselor or to be a CSI.  I love watching all the shows that show how they figure things out.  Collecting evidence.  Doing research.  I'm sure it's more boring than it sounds, but it sounds like a cool job to me.

My degree is in Psychology and I've always been drawn to that, so I think I would LOVE the Child and Family Counselor.  I like listening to other people's problems and trying to help them come up with a solution.  I like being the 3rd party that isn't in the mix, so I can look at things more objectively.  I just LOVE the counseling aspect.  If I could afford to go back to school, I would definitely go back for Psychology and Counseling.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Day 7:

Day 7:  Favorite Movie

Another easy one.  My favorite movie of ALL TIME, is The Sound Of Music.  Please don't judge me!  I remember watching it every Thanksgiving when I was a kid.  I LOVE that movie.  I mean LOVE it.  I watch it every time it comes on television.  I also have it on Videotape, DVD, and Blue Ray.  I listen to the CD in the car.  I LOVE it.  Again, please don't judge me!

Whew!  Finally caught up.  *wiping brow*

Day 6:

Day 6:  Favorite Drink

That's the easiest one.  Diet Coke.  I LOVE Diet Coke.  I drink it ALL. THE. TIME.  I probably drink 2-2 liters a day.  Yes, I know it's too much.  Please don't lecture me.  :)

Day 5:

Day 5:  Favorite Place

That's easy.  Las Vegas.  I LOVE Vegas.  I mean LOVE it!  The bright lights.  The people watching.  The food.  The shows.  And yes, the GAMBLING!  I LOVE Roulette.  It's my favorite game.  I could play it for hours and hours.  And I have!  :) 

I love Disney too, but it's always so crowded and hot.  So that's why it's 2nd on my list.  But I love the rides, the shows, the characters.  Disney ROCKS!

I always say if I win the Lottery I will take TWO vacations every year.  One to Las Vegas WITHOUT the kids.  And one to Disney WITH the kids!  :)

Day 4:

Day 4:  What You Want To Do Before You Die

I've wanted to go to Australia for as long as I remember.  Since I was a little kid actually.  I'm not sure why, I've just been fascinated with it.  I used to collect koala bears.  I loved reading about and watching shows on it.  I honestly don't know why though.  I guess when I was little I just saw something on it, and I was hooked.  So that's DEFINITELY one thing I would like to do before I die. 

Catching Up: Day 3:

I was at the lake for a few days and internet on my phone is very sporadic, so now that I'm back in town, I need to catch up.  :)

Day 3:  Favorite TV Show

Anyone that knows me knows that I LOVE TV!  Probably too much.  I watch A LOT of TV.  I can't stand silence, so I ALWAYS have it on in the background.  When I'm working, when I'm cleaning, when I'm cooking.  You get the picture.  It's ALWAYS on.  

So I like a lot of different shows.  But I would say I have TWO favorites.  

Criminal Minds and Big Bang Theory

I have seen every episode.  Of both shows.  And I still watch all of the reruns.  I think it's funny that my 2 favorites are SO different from each other!  I'm sure that means something, but I'm not going to psychoanalyze it, because I probably don't WANT to know what it means!  :)

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Blog Challenge Day 2 . . .

Day 2 is My Favorite Food

Well OBVIOUSLY I like food!  :(

I don't really have a FAVORITE though.  But Mexican is my favorite TYPE of food.  I could eat Mexican food pretty much every day of the week.

Imagine what it was like trying to get MEXICAN food while living in CHINA!  :)

That was a treat!  

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

About Me Blog Challenge . . .

I've been trying to figure out how to get more motivated with my writing.  So purely by accident, I found This Site.  There are A LOT of Challenges that I liked, but I thought I'd start with THIS ONE first.  If you've been following me long enough, you know that I have ADD and am a HUGE Procrastinator.  So let's see if I can stick with this long enough to complete it!  :)

Day 1:  Your Full Name

Michelle Lynn (Kremer) Bruner

I wish when I'd gotten married I'd changed my name to Michelle KREMER Bruner instead of Michelle LYNN Bruner.  Kremer is such a HUGE part of who I am.  I actually still use it, it's just not really a legal name.  But, it's Me.  And it always will be.  :)

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

PYHO: Things I Wish I Could Change . . .

Are there things about yourself you wish you could change?  There are A LOT of things about myself I'd like to change.  I wish I was thinner.  I wish I was smarter.  I wish I had more self esteem.  I wish I was a better Mom.  A better wife.  Better daughter.  Sister.  Friend.  I wish I was more organized.  LESS scatterbrained.  Less ADD. 

But the fact is, I'm not.  I am what I am.  And I'm 42, almost 43 years old.  My guess is I'm not going to wake up tomorrow and be thinner, smarter, more organized, OR less scatterbrained.  It's just not going to happen.  Yeah, I can WORK on some of those things.  And I have been.  I've been trying to write things down and I mark them off my list as I get them completed.  I've been putting the really important things in my phone so that it will remind me to do them.  Then I just keep hitting snooze until it's done.  Sometimes, I hit the snooze button 20 or 30 times.  But I get them done.  USUALLY.  But every once in awhile, something slips through the cracks.  Sometimes the things that slip through aren't that important.  At least not to me.  But they're important to others.  The funny thing is, the LAST thing that slipped through the cracks?  Amounted to about 4 pieces of clothing.  FOUR pieces.  Not a big deal.  Only it was.  Nevermind all of the 100 things BEFOREHAND that DIDN'T slip through the cracks.  THIS one did.  And I HATE that it did, but there's nothing I can do about it now. 

I was talking to a friend of mine last week.  I was telling her that I think I've ALWAYS had ADD, it just seems like it's getting worse the older I get.  She pointed out that it's probably because I have A LOT more on my plate now.  I have a husband who works full-time, and part of that is spent traveling.  I have 3 kids that are currently in 2 different schools, soon to be 3.  I have FOUR part-time jobs.  That's right, I said FOUR.  Real Estate, which is my passion, and I LOVE it.  I've been doing it for 19 years.  I also sell 31 and Avon.  (I enjoy those, but I don't LOVE them.  So maybe that's where I look first if I want to give something up).  I've just recently started Substitute Teaching.  And I LOVE that.  If I could Sub at my kids' Elementary School all the time, I could see me doing it pretty much every day.  I started Subbing because I could work it around Ryan's travel schedule and the kids school schedule.  If the kids are out of school, there's no Subs needed.  And if he's traveling a lot, I can just call myself off so that I can be here to take care of the kids.  But when I DO work, I GET PAID.  It's not like Real Estate, which again, I LOVE, but sometimes I work A LOT before I get paid.  And if there are too many problems and it doesn't close?  Then I don't get paid.  So that's one of the things I like the most about Subbing.  Work.  Get paid.  And while we're trying to pay of the Home Equity Loan, every little bit of extra money helps.

But yeah, I have A LOT on my plate.  So is my ADD really getting worse as I'm getting older, or is it just that I have TOO much on my plate?  And if so, what do I give up?  Definitely not my hubby and my kids, and they're the BIGGEST part!  I wouldn't trade them for anything in the world.

So I guess I just keep treading along.  I keep trying to do better.  I keep writing things down.  I keep putting things in my phone.  And I hope nothing else slips through the cracks.  Because let's face it, like I said, I'm 42 years old.  I don't think I'm going to just wake up tomorrow and be "cured".  It's not going to happen.  Do I LIKE it?  NO.  But like I said, it's who I am.  And it's just one of the MANY things about myself that I wish I COULD change. 

What are the things about YOU, that you wish you could change?

Old School Blogging . . .

I found this thanks to Shell, who then sent me to Elaine and Jennifer. I liked the idea, so I thought I would join in.

A. Attached or Single? Attached.  Will celebrate 17 years of marriage in October.
B. Best Friend? My hubby.  I've told him things I've never told anyone else.  And never will.  After him, it's Laura, my best friend from high school, and Sandy my best friend from college.  Laura and I have been friends since we were 13.  She's Sarah Beth's Godmother.  And Sandy I have been friends since I was 19.  Not too many people can say they have friends from 20+ years ago.  I'm truly blessed.
C. Cake or pie? Pike's Peak Pie from Buckheads.  Chocolate and peanut butter ice cream, with chocolate and peanut crust, and chocolate and peanut butter drizzled over it.  YUM-MEE!
D. Day of choice? Any day spent at the lake.
E. Essential Item? My phone.  I am LOST without it.  I will actually go back home if I forget it. 
F. Favorite color? Aqua/Turquoise.
G. Gummy bears or worms? Bears.
H. Home town? Louisville, KY.  Born and raised.  And have NO intention of ever leaving again!  :)
I. Favorite Indulgence? Girls Night Out.
J. January or July?  Both, but for different reasons.  My baby boy was born in January, so it's a VERY special month to me.  But I HATE winter and cold weather, so the ONLY reason I like January is because of Andrew.  Otherwise, it would be July.  Hands Down!
K. Kids? Three beautiful children.  My boys are 14 and 11.  And my daughter is 5 1/2.
L. Life isn’t complete without?  My awesome hubby and kids.  My family and my friends.  They make life worth living for me. 
M. Marriage date? October 5, 1996.
N. Number of brothers/sisters? 1 AWESOME brother.  He's 1 year and 10 days younger than me.  And I love him with all my heart.  He's one of the best people I know!
O. Oranges or Apples? Oranges. Cuties especially.  I could eat 3 or 4 at a time.  YUM!
P. Phobias? Death of a loved one.
Q. Quotes?  "Life is not a dress rehearsal.  It is a one and only performance.  So you live life like you're gonna live.  Not like you're gonna die."  Heard it while in high school on an episode of  "Facts Of Life".
R. Reasons to smile? Hubby and kids.  Family.  Friends.  Days at the lake.
S. Season of choice? Fall.  LOVE the changing of the leaves.  Then Spring.  Then Summer.  Then Winter.  HATE Winter.  HATE cold weather.
T. Tag 5 People.  Anyone and everyone.
U. Unknown fact about me? Harrison Ford has been my favorite actor since I was about 10 years old. 
V. Vegetable? Green beans.
W. Worst habit? Procrastination. 
X. Xray or Ultrasound? Both.  Had ultrasounds while pregnant.  X-rays for my migraines.
Y. Your favorite food? Mexican.
Z. Zodiac sign? Leo

Friday, June 7, 2013

Not Very Consistent . . . .

I keep saying I'm going to try being more consistent, but it's not happening.  I always feel like I have to say something "important" or "life changing" when I'm writing.  But honestly, I just miss the writing.  I've been writing for as long as I can remember.  (You'd think I'd be better at it by now).  :)  It calms me.  It helps me clear my head.  It helps me figure things out.  It just HELPS me.  

So I'm going to try to stop worrying about 'solving all the world's problems', and just get back to doing what I like to do, which is write.