2.15.2010

Betcha Didn't Know....

 



Betcha Didn't Know is a fun little game that I like to play every once in awhile that lets you peek into some corners of my boy crazy life.  Really it just is another outlet for my superior hankerings for randomness, but we'll pretend it is for your own information.  Oh...and if you want to play, too (because I LOVE to peek into other people's randomness..uh...I mean corners of your lives), then have at it.  I'll leave the code for that nifty button up there at the bottom of this post.

So...let's get to the stuff that I Betcha Didn't Know.....


***That I spent an hour vacuuming my kitchen, dining room, and entryway floors followed with a good scrubbing on Saturday.  An hour of my life that I will never get back.  Especially since not 18 minutes later, the Rascals and their Father tromped their snowy muddy footprints all up in my business.  It is possible that I growled and bared my fangs in their general direction.

***That I like to vacuum my hard floors instead of sweeping them.  Because my floors are gross.  And I always feel like I get up all the dust and gunk and legos that were threatened to be thrown away if they weren't picked up better than with a broom.  Saturday I even busted out the husband's ShopVac.  Made me feel powerful.

***I actually used the ShopVac because my vacuum wasn't working right.  The handy husband discovered the problem when he tore it apart.  SOMEONE, who shall remain nameless but whose name starts with a K and rhymes with Shmeaton, had given their wizard mask a haircut and decided that the best way to dispose of the evidence was sucking up the 394,329 pounds of long stringy white hair with my vacuum cleaner.  I thought that wizard looked balder.  I must learn to be more observant to all things of a less hairy wizardy nature.


***That I got cupcake pajama pants for Valentine's Day.  The husband and I gave eachother a swanky new living room for every holiday this year, so the cupcake jammies were even more than I expected. 



***That the cupcake jammie story would be so much sweeter if I left it there, but in the interest of full disclosure, I must tell you that it is possible that I reminded the children every time we passed those very cupcake jammie pants in the store that they would make their mama a very happy lady if they would tell their daddy that mama really needed her some cupcake jammies.  Luckily they have good memories.  And lucky for their daddy, they just happened to be on clearance.  Score.


***That I am engrossed in all things Olympic.  I chew nervously on my nails throughout sports and events that I didn't even know existed, and I whoop and holler through sports that I've never cared a lick about. Curling?  I'm there.  Hockey?  You betcha.   Marathoning skiers?  Um-hum.  Love it all.   I'm also slightly obsessed with all of the outfits that parade around.  I tend to be distracted easily by bright colors and shiny objects, so the lycra and spandex abundance serves me well.


***That I'm losing copious amounts of sleep due to said Olympics.  It just doesn't seem patriotic to turn the coverage off before they are signed off for the night or watch other programming.  Just doesn't seem right at all.  Like I'm committing Olympic infedelity. 


***That I'm ready for Old Man Winter to get on up out of here.  I'm ready for Spring.  And flip flops.  And suntans.  And not going to bed with my teeth chattering.


***That what pushed me over the edge of wanting Mr. Winter to move along were the snowy boot tracks all over my newly vacuumed and scrubbed floors.  Stick a fork in me.  I'm done.


***That my newscaster just announced that she's pregnant on the 5 o'clock news.  And I feel as though I need to buy diapers and host a baby shower. 


***That you can play the Betcha Didn't Know game, too.  Well...you did know that, because I already told you that you could, but anyway.....all you have to do is tell me stuff that you Betcha I Don't Know.  And you can take my little button over to your place, too, if you want.  Can't wait to hear what I Don't Know!!!  C'mon...I triple dog dare you.

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Blessings all over your sweet heads, friends!

13 comments:

Mocha Momma said...

Very cute idea. I love your jammies too.

No snow here, but some rain and even dry, sorta warm days. It's crazy.

Trees are budding & crocuses are up, it's crazy.

Hope your spring comes soon. Take care,
Nannette

Jim said...

Amb,
BETCHA DIDN'T KNOW I'VE LOST 18 LBS IN THE LAST26 DAYS!

BETCHA DIDN'T KNOW I'VE GOT TA GO BUY NEW PANTS FOR THE OLD ONES LOOK LIKE THOSE THEY WEAR AROUND THEIR "KNEES".

BETCHA DIDN'T KNOW MY B/P HAS BEEN AVERAGING LIKE 115/76 LATELY AND MY BLOOD SUGAR BETW 68 AND 85.

BETCHA DIDN'T KNOW I'M FAST WALKING AT THE MALL 30 MINUTES 3-4 DAYS A WEEK.

BETCHA DIDN'T KNOW I REALLY AM FEELING GREAT! GEARING UP FOR MY TRIP TO ISRAEL IN 13 DAYS.

BETCHA WON'T ASK ME TO DO THIS AGAIN!

BETCHA KNOW I LOVE YOU,

JIM-DAD

Marla Taviano said...

I had a comment in my head, but Jim-Dad's ALL CAPS distracted me. :) Fun post!!

Stephanie said...

Count me in...

Tiffani said...

Jim-Dad lost 18 pounds!?! Wow!

Betcha Didn't Know That you are the most wonderful girl in the world and I love you more than moon pies with sprinkles and hot summer time w/ flip flops?? OK, I know you did know that but I DO!!

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

I love this game, Amber, and I want to play SO bad. I might chime in later this week...because my life at the moment is a bit out of control.

Love your jammies. And I vacuum my hardwood floors too. And mine are snowy/muddy minutes after I mop them. And it drives me crazy.

Nina Diane said...

betcha didn't know that so many of your post make me laugh out loud.

and check me out....I grabbed your button...go read my blog.

Christi said...

Love the cupcake jams!

I sweep sometimes, vac sometimes...and HATE doing both! :) Where's the maid when you need her?!?

Michele said...

Love this and love those jammies!!!

Betcha didn't know I think I'm going to join you and Tiff.

Becca~TimeWellSpent said...

The jammies are cute~and comfortable looking, which is VERY important to me.
I vacuum my hardwood floors too. It's so much easier that way:)

whimzie said...

I think we need a new vacuum. One that does good on floors and carpets.

I'm just impressed that your child knows how to turn on the vacuum cleaner. I think mine was painted with a poisonous toxin because they've never touched it.

Gretchen said...

I am thrilled for Jim-Dad!

Lurved this. Will catch it the next time you do it. Because I'm sure i have plenty of really interesting stuff about me. Mysterious, really .:) I vacuum my floors, too. B/c of dog hair. And crumbs. And b/c I hate to stoop and play that "into the dustpan" game.

Cathy said...

See how behind I am? Told ya.

But I just had to come back and comment on the vacuuming of the hard floor thing. I, myself, did not know that wasn't the norm until Dani (who's living w/ us) says after watching me vacuum, "I have to say, I have NEVER seen someone vacuum their hardwood floors before." My response? "Really?! But why WOULDN'T they?!"