Friday, August 31, 2012

mosquitoes freak me out & accountability

It's sort of funny how things come together.

Maybe not terribly funny, but interesting. Ironic?-NO.--enter Alanis Morrisette's, tune of the same name here. I think there are no coincidences. But things do get crazy. things are crazy, most of the time in a good way. I am still waiting on the dock of the bay.

Just in the last week, my church group--[ I connect with them virtually--through email, google chat, twitter, Im's] was talking about accountability, in whatever part of life you made need. To be honest, me and accountability have had a love/hate relationship. Sometimes I do well, sometimes i don't. I avoid it like a giant buzzing mosquito. Speaking of which, the news of west nile virus in mosquitoes thriving in texas, just TWO states away, FREAKS me out! Those suckers loooove me! die enemies of mine! die!

Ok, back on topic. Do you get along with accountability? so I really rather not go into what I shared with my group that i need to be accountable for, but i can share that i've certainly dug a little deeper into my life to see what can be better in my life. 

For sure, I could be reading from the Bible everyday, join Shereadstruth, which i have talked about before and never did yet join..FAIL! A definite important truth is for me to simply accept the love of God.

I've got someone new for ya'll to meet who is a genius at accountability & then some. Everyone, here's Lacey. Lacey, everyone! 

She has a pretty bubbly personality, like me! Lacey is the writer behind And They Call Me Mommy! this hot mama is workin it and losin it(weight that is!) as she keeps herself accountable and keeps her readers updated with her weekly weigh-ins! I am in awe of her dedication and motivation! I need to learn to say NO those sweets of mine, or cut back on the potatoes! "PUT the cookie DOWN!" but i dont really eat cookies lol and get back to pumpin it up with my one pound weights! ... anyways, she is also homeschooling her kids, which i think is pretty dang cool! If I did have kids, i would definitely want to homeschool them for pre-school and maybe longer, but who knows right? I realize that homeschooling is not for everyone, and that's ok. I went to public schools my whole pre-k through high school years (and did great!), but i certainly think it's another neat way for a child to get their education.

Here's a little Q&A that bee littlequeen asked Lacey; here are her responses! stop by Lacey's online abode and say hello, you might just have more in common than you think! Who doesn't like love comments!? :)

1. Why do you blog and when did you start blogging?

I started blogging two years ago with a coupon & deal blog. I was spending so much time telling all of my friends and family about all the money I was saving that I figured I should just type it all out for everyone to see! After some scary life changes and realizing I couldn't keep up with the demands of a coupon blog + what was going on in my life at the time I made the move over to And They Call Me Mommy. Now I enjoy the freedom of posting when I want and what I want. There are a lot of reasons why I blog, but I've found that connecting with readers and other bloggers is really what I enjoy the most.

2. What color represents you (your spirit, style, personality, etc) and why?

I would have to answer that question with the color orange. When I think of orange I think of vibrant, energetic, upbeat, and outgoing. All of those words describe me.

3. What was the last book you read? Do you even like to read? lol

I love to read. I'm kind of  a book nerd! My "to read" shelf on goodreads has about 500+ books on it and it is always growing. I'm currently reading Jennifer Weiner's Certain Girls. I hate to say it because she is one of my favorite authors, but I'm not loving this book!

4. What is your favorite non-alcoholic drink?

Well, I used to have a Coca Cola in one hand at all times up until 6 weeks ago when I quit drinking it cold turkey! Now all I drink is water and iced tea. 

5. Up to this moment in your life,what is your favorite memory?

My great grandparents used to own a very large ranch in the Texas Hill Country and we always spent long weekends there when I was  kid -  my entire extended family; aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents - everyone. I have so many great memories of that place and of being there with my family. I learned to drive my uncles' stick shift Ford Ranger on that ranch; I was like, 12! Memories of my cousin chasing jack rabbits through the field, knowing darn good and well she was NEVER going to catch them (those suckers are fast!). My extended family isn't close like we used to be, so I cherish the memories of us spending time together at the ranch.

6. if you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you like to go?

I've always been obsessed with Australia. My grandmother had tons of old National Geographic magazines tucked away in a closet and one of the first ones I ever came across was all about Australia. Once I saw the pictures of the beautiful beaches I was hooked. I've been talking about going there for decades (#crapIMold) and hopefully someday I'll get the chance to make the trip!

7. any fave quotes ?

Say what you mean and mean what you say. 
That quote is practically "The Golden Rule" in my book. 

8. What super hero would you be or what super hero power would you have?

Well, my favorite superhero of all time is Mighty Mouse (Here He Comes To Save The Day!) but since I don't want to be turned into a little rat...

Two Random Things About Me:

Just LOOKING at tapioca pudding makes me want to puke.
I take ridiculously long showers.


Thanks so much for letting us get to know you girl!! I love mighty mouse & sometimes the theme song does spring into my head! the memories of spending time at your great-grandparent's ranch sounds dreamy & SO much fun with all of your extended family!! I want to go! lol AND i do like the color orange!! so bright & cheery :)

alright, alright, enough of me rambling.

Happy Labor Day weekend everyone! What are your plans?


Lacey_Renea said...

Thanks so much for having me Britt <3

No(dot dot)el said...

Accountability and me get along really well. I like, no I love it when people in my life are strong enough to ask what I have been up to in all areas of life. I appreciate the boldness and I welcome the love. BUT that being said, if it comes from someone that I don't necessarily deem worthy.. then it's not received as kindly. Does that make sense? Like if I don't know someone all that well and they think they can just stroll on in and start telling me what to do... I am like ... Ummm No I don't think so~