Betcha Didn't Know...


-- That I threw up in Zumba yesterday.  Oh, yes, I did.  Well, I didn't actually throw up IN Zumba, but I did make a mad dash out of the room and into the bathroom with my hand covering my mouth. 

-- That before going to Zumba one should not consume 14 mini-Snickers out of the Halloween candy bowl.  They do nothing for the body when said body is trying to keep up with the disgustingly perfect washboard stomach of your instructor who has birthed seven babies.  YES. SEVEN BABIES.  That alone will drive you to eat 14 more mini-Snickers.

-- That November brought in my domestic side.  I am cooking, cleaning, quilting, and causing my husband to say things like, "Who are you?" and "I don't know you anymore."

-- That as a result of my domesticness, I actually fried chicken the other day.  Like real chicken.  Fried.  I can see that you are as shocked as my family was.

-- That I have been staying up to watch the World Series even after the man-child goes to sleep.  Don't ask me why.  Because I don't know what to tell you.

-- That I am not getting the flu shots for my family.  We're going to take our chances and roll with it.  If we all end up oinking...you can tell me that you told me so. 

-- That I got to keep the nursery at church the other day, and it had the exact opposite effect on me that it usually does.  I snuggled this little precious squishy baby face and decided that I need one of those.  The husband is highly dismayed.

-- That I'm thinking of putting up my Christmas Tree this week.  Because it makes me happy.  And because we are going to be traveling so much in the next couple of months, I want to be able to enjoy it.

-- That the children ruined a piece of my antique furniture by lysoling the pull handles on all of the drawers.  In case you wondered....lysol strips the stain off of furniture.  Kudos to the rascals for trying to be all germ-free and stuff.  But you don't really have to worry about germs if your necks are wrung plum off.

-- That in exactly a month I will be sitting in the home of my bestie that I've never met in the skin.  We'll be sipping coffee and giggling and enjoying the sounds of our babies playing together.  And it will have been a long time coming.  And I.Cannot.Wait.

-- That I still know e.v.e.r.y.w.o.r.d. to "Ice Ice Baby."

-- That I have been known to bust out in song and dance to honor the almighty Vanilla.  And my children are starting to say things like, "MOM!" when I do.

-- That you can totally rip this post idea off and steal my button if you are suffering from bloggy block.  You're welcome.

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-- That this picture makes me laugh every.single.time. I see it.


Have a great day.  And a highly domestic November.


Tiffani said...

oh I am SO ripping this idea...thanks for sharing!!!

LOVE that you're being so domestic...me too, let's hope it sticks right?! But, since we spend the majority of the day "together" anyway, accountability is awesome!

I don't have to tell you which of these is my favorite, right?! I think every.day. about how wonderful it's gonna be when y'all get here!!! There just aren't words!!

Gretchen said...

Oh, I can always use a good steal. But I don't know that I could ever pull it off as you had--what with a boy-pig and all.

Sorry about the Zumba purge. And the Lysol party foul.

So gladdy mcglad that you get to see the Tiffster soon!

Cathy said...

From the "looks" of things you've ALREADY taken your chances with the swiney.;)

Ok...please tell me why I didn't know about the Vanilla Ice...because we SO could have relived my college days and cruised around in your rental with the windows rolled down, blaring "Ice" and singing at the tops of our lungs.

I laughed a little when you twittered about throwing up yesterday. Sorry. Must not be a very good friend.

Glad you get to meet your bestie.

And the domesticness must be in the air, because we haven't eaten out since last week sometime. Pretty amazing around these parts. And I even washed my sheets yesterday....

Maybe someday we'll chat again...:)

imnotned said...

Stop. Collaborate. And listen.

Words to live by.

Kellie said...

Whew! You are one busy girl! And I am so glad to know all these things boutcha!

Jessica said...

I just finished my second mini snickers, think that'll be it for today. We're not doing the flu shots either. gasp. and i did not know that about lysol, so thanks for that info.I need some of your domesticness, hubby is coming home next week after being in Houston for a month. needless to say, haven't been very domestic.
Word to ya mother.

Alison said...

Betcha didn't know that your blog button doesn't work. :)

Fun post! And yikes....I HATE throwing up, and do get sick in public is a scary thing. So sorry that happened.

Carpool Queen said...

I know about the Lysol one....cuz I'm the one that stripped the finish off the table.

In my defense, it was for a good cause that cannot be shared in bloggyland but may or may not have involved one of my children and the contents of their lower intestine.

Nina Diane said...

umm,....Amber, is that you?? cooking, quilting...haha! girlie, you crack me up!!

Lindsay said...

Love your blog post, Amber. Sorry to hear about getting sick at Zumba. SEVEN BABIES... Are you talking about Julie? Like the idea of putting the tree up early. I have a miniature one with only homemade ornaments (each with its own special story).

lisa@littlesliceoflife said...

I heart that new blog button! I can't wait to jump on the Betcha bandwagon!

Michele said...

So proud of you for all things domesticky.

So sorry you threw up at Zumba. . . poor thing. . .

You and Tiff are going to have a blast. I may pop over and bring you some freshly juiced carrot juice - hee!hee!

Babies do that to me too. . . and I swore they never would. I'd probably have a couple more if the hubs would agree. . .