Because I <3 lists… a meme…

Five Ways to Win My Heart:
  • clean the bathroom
  • making coffee
  • a back rub
  • arranging time for me to read uninterrupted
  • babies
Some things I feel strongly about:
  • Breastfeeding
  • DIY culture
  • parenting
  • body modification acceptance
  • human rights
Favorite books from the past year:
  • Someone at a Distance by Dorothy Whipple
  • The Sunne in Splendour by Sharon Kay Penman
  • Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens
  • Saplings by Noel Streatfeild
  • The Stolen Crown by Susan Higginbotham
Highlights of my day:
  • Target shopping with Hope
  • napping in the afternoon
  • coffee and reading tonight
  • watching Atticus attempt crawling
  • smooching Sam
What I’m listening to:
  • Wolf Parade
  • St. Vincent
  • Wye Oak
  • Explosions in the Sky
  • Fleet Foxes
Pet Peeves:
  • hair in the bathroom sink
  • people talking AT me and not TO me
  • asking me the same question a million times
  • improperly brewing tea
  • dirty dishes in the sink at work (i.e. lazy-ass coworkers!)
What I ate today:
  • Cream of Wheat
  • leftover home made vegan pizza with basil, spinach, asparagus, and sundried tomatoes
  • a spring salad with walnuts, blueberries, and cranberries
  • biscotti
  • spaghetti
What’s planned for this weekend:
  • Farmer’s market
  • A sleepover for Hope
  • First pool trip of the summer
  • Visiting my parents
  • cleaning the house
Guys I find attractive
  • Sam
  • Thor!!!
  • Richard Armitage
  • Tom Hardy
  • Ira Glass
Lusting after:
  • a new tattoo
  • chocolate cake
  • cute sandals
  • a new summer purse
  • JoAnn’s !!! (opening soon!)
My fears:
  • spiders
  • my family dying
  • germs
  • clowns
  • Sarah Palin
Goals for the next year:
  • lose 52 pounds
  • learn to sew
  • take a trip with Sam
  • read 52 books
  • save money
What I miss:
  • being tattooed
  • sleep
  • having “time” with Sam
  • Catherine
  • my credit cards
Things I dislike about my self:
  • my body
  • my bad temper
  • my penchant for swearing
  • depression
  • my low self esteem
Five things I like about my self:
  • trying my best to be a good wife/mom
  • my sense of humor
  • loyalty to my friends
  • my nerdiness
  • my independence
What I’m doing tomorrow:
  • watching The King’s Speech and stitching
  • reading
  • making chili
  • playing with the kids
  • more smooching Sam


  1. 5 things I love about Amanda
    1. her strength
    2. girl can bake
    3. the way she loves her husband and babies
    4. she recommends excellent books
    5. she makes iconoclasm look easy


  2. ummm… if i were to make a list (and if i did, it would be half filled out in a notebook i would lose and find 3 years from now, full of shopping lists and french notes) you would absolutely be on my “people i miss” list. seriously girl. why do i have to live so far away? can’t wait for september (and the hanging out before hand.)

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