Book:the House of Night series, the Twilight series and the Harry Potter series ~ For the past 7 years I've read the Harry Potter series over and over again. Then for my 29th Jennie and Elle. So then I was reading the Twilight series repeatedly. Then while Christmas shopping with Alex I came across these books at Best Buy (of all places!) that just sort of sucked me in. I tried to ignore them because we were buying for the kids but I could only ignore them for so long. Then Alex was kind enough to buy the first 4 books in the series (there are 6 or 7 total in the series) and now I'm hooked. What can I say, I've got a weak spot for the paranormal. =)
Snack:Chocolate peanut butter ~ Alex shared this little discovery with me. It is amazing! I've been a huge fan of Nutella since I was about 11 or 12 but this is so different. It's kind of like a big group of Reese Peanut Butter Cups all mushed up and sold as Peanut Butter. Nothing short of amazing.
Restaurant:Fast food: SubWay Breakfast: IHOP Lunch: Panera Linner/Dinner: Applebees Hanging out/Munchies: Denny's ~ That's the complete list for any mood and/or occassion.
Beverage:Coke Cola ~ Hands down, with everything I drink Coke. It used to be Dr. Pepper and then it started to taste funny. Now it's Coke. It's always been Coke ever since I was a little kid. My mood will change for a while and I'll drink something else (like Dr. Pepper) for a little while but I always come back to Coke. I never ever drink straight Pepsi though - a Pepsi product like Dr. Pepper sure but never Pepsi, it's nasty.
Decor:No, thanks. ~ Surprisingly enough, as artsy as I am I'm really not that into decorating. That's Alex's thing. He decorates. I get to add some input, especially about paint colors and stuff like that, and we're all happier for it.
Actor:Vincent D'Onfrio ~ Yes, I've listed him before in other memes but he's just so yummy he's worth listing again. He's also looking hot and yummy to the left (to the left). =) Of course, Christopher Meloni (Law & Order: SVU - hot and hunky to the right) is pretty darn yummy all on his own too. Yes, I do have a thing for my Law & Order men. =)
Actress:Kate Hudson ~ I just think she's adorable. If I could scoop her up, put her in my pocket and feed her M&M's - I would. But I can't. That doesn't change the fact that I just love her and her work. "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days" is one of my all time favorite movies, in fact.
Movie:Syfy's Alice ~ I've always been a huge fan of the books and the old school movies, especially the made of TV version from the early 80's. I recorded this version unsure if I would even like their take on the cherished tale. I don't like it. I LOVE IT!!!!! I cannot wait for it to come out on DVD and BlueRay so I can own it! I want to watch Hatter and Alice get together over and over again in the last 5 minutes of the movie. I just lurve this movie!!!!!!
TV show:iCarly ~ Yes, I'm aware that it's a kids' show on a kids' channel. Yes, I'm aware that I am very much not a kid. Do I care? Not particularly. I am currently hopelessly addicted to this show. It's my television "brain candy". It's cute and funny. The characters are witty and endearing. I even managed to get Alex hooked. (lol) And on Monday, January 18th Carly and Freddie will finally get together! I am so stinking excited I can't even tell you!!!!!!!
Hobby:Blogging ~ When I have more time on my hands I love to scrapbook, make greeting cards, draw, paint, and keep up with the Boys baby books (they each have 2). Right now, the easiest and most enjoyable hobby I have is blogging. I love setting up my blog. (I can't seem to get this setup quite right but I can't figure out what I don't like about it either.) I love the blogging process. I especially love making friends and connecting with others.
Band:The Beatles ~ They will always be my #1 band. Period.
Song:Mylie Cyrus's "The Climb" ~ Right now, this song really fits me and where I'm at in life. So it's my favorite. Tomorrow that may change, who knows.
Meme:I love them all. ~ Although I must say that the people who participate in the Wednesday Wishcasting meme are really cool. But I love all my Meme Friends and all the memes I participate in, otherwise I wouldn't do them.
Blog:BPDinOKC ~ Jennifer's blog is what inspired me to start this blog. I love her honesty and how courageous she is to be so honest about what she's been through and how she feels.
Lover:Alex ~ I love him. And I'm rather attached to him after all these years. Plus since I'm into the whole monogamy thing, he's the only lover I want...well, the only one I'm ever going to want, really.
Friend:My older sister: Pruney, and one of my best friends (who's hubby is stationed in FL): Sassy ~ Both of these fine ladies have been super supportive of me during some of the darkest times of my life over the past few years. (I haven't known them my who life - either one of them, which is a long story.)
Quote:"Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional." ~ At least that's what I used to believe and live by, before. Before I was diagnosed with a chronic pain disorder that nothing helps. Before working to make the "suffering optional" became a trigger to make the pain just that much worse and oh so not worth it. I still love the quote and live by it when possible. I just recognize that it isn't always possible.
Peeve:Ignorance ~ I can't stand ignorant people. It drives me crazy. There isn't an excuse for ignorance, for one thing. If you don't know about something, go look it up. Between the library and the internet, there truly isn't an excuse not to know.
Sport:To play: Gymnastics (once upon a time)To watch: Gymnastics & Volleyball ~ I was involved in gymnastics for 8 years. It was some of the best years of my life. My teammates were cool. The meets were nice. But I loved the sport most of all. I loved the feeling of "flying" when I would do my fly-away dismount on the bars. I've never felt as graceful as I did performing my routine on the beam. Gymnastics just seemed to complete a part of me. Until I blew out my left knee during my floor routine at a meet, then I was done. My knee is still messed up. I need to have knee replacement surgery on both knees at some point in the future. But those 8 years were definitely worth it.
Singer:Christina Aguilera ~ I love her music. Especially her songs on her "Stripped" album, they just speak to me. A lot of them feel like they were written for me or about me. It uncanny. I've loved her music since she first came out and "Genie in a Bottle" used to calm AJ down because it was popular when I was pregnant with him so once he was born it was comforting to him. Now she's a source of inspiration for me.
This blog contains my inner most thoughts on all things in my life, my heart and head. It is my goal to someday purge my soul of all the stains and heal the wounds I've been carrying with me for nearly my entire life.
There will be times when I will discuss triggering topics. If these will be difficult for you, I want you be warned now and not blindsided later.
I am a survivor, or so I'm told. This is where I come to tell my story. Dymphna is not the name given to me by my mother, but it is the name I have taken as my own to use during my "healing". The things I need to share, do not belong in my "real" life at least not now. So I will write them down and leave them here. Someday, perhaps I will share them with my family and friends. That day is not now.