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Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Tag I'm it!

Tristi tagged me the other day for 6 things......

*I have to make the bed every night before I get in it. With troy working til 7 am, he sleeps til 2 pm and leaves the bed all un-made and un tucked! I hate that, it has to be all neat and stretched tight! {this is not our bed... but I can dream ,right!}

*That said, once I get all comfy, I can sleep with out hardly disturbing the covers.... that is IF Troy's not in there too, cause he un-tucks everything and complains that he feels trapped!



*When I was younger, I loved snow. I love going out and playing in it ... snowmen, snowball fights, snow forts, snow angels, tubing or sledding {'cept we only had tubes, ya know the black ones that used to be part of the tires :)} down the hill in the dark. It was such fun! Now, I hate to go out in the snow.... it's SO much work getting everybody ready to go play and then have them tell me they want to go home cause they are COLD! I do, however love how pretty it looks as it is snowing and how it is like a blanket on the earth.

*I use to write poetry ages ago {like in high school and the first few years we were married}. I haven't written anything in 10 years! {I posted a poem I wrote in 1991 on my side bar, if you're interested. Scroll down, it's there.}

*When we were newlyweds, we lived in Phoenix in a studio apartment. We didn't have kids yet, so I could sleep in a bit {OK a lot! until I got a job} and I was rudely awaken by the sound of keys opening the door. The problem was that the one opening the door was not my husband, it was the repair guy! He didn't even knock! Just came right in! Scared the bejeebers out of me! Now, the end of the bed came to the door nearly and it was quickly closed in his face, but I was for sure AWAKE after that! We went right out and got a lock that could not be opened from the outside, one of those hinge kind that fold over the door. Don't really know HOW much safer I truly was, but I felt better. Troy also called down to the manager's office and had a few choice words with them abt the repairman!

*I have an unfounded fear of the dark. There is no reason for me to fear the dark, but I always have. I hate to be outside by myself or to be the only adult in the dark with my kids. I'm just sure something or someone will get me! I'm alright if we can be making a lot of noise, but I don't think my neighbors would be too happy with us if we are loud at say 11 pm or 12 midnight {which is a normal time to arrive home on a Friday or Saturday night over playing games with friends.} recently Cody and I had dog duty {Cody dog sits for some people from church}. We have to go in the morning abt 6am to feed, let them out and walk them and then put them in the kennel outside. Then return around 8pm to feed, walk and put them in the garage for the night. I was brave as I could be, but my son is WAY braver! He had to take Shantel with him one of the nights {cause I was out on a date with my hubby} and he complained about how she is scared of the dark and didn't want to walk very far! {I didn't tell him that his mother is a BIG chicken too! Are you kidding?! no way!!}
So there ya have it 6 more tidbits {that you probably didn't want to know, but now do} about me! :)

14 comments:

Tristi Pinkston said...

Thanks for playing!! And you know what, I kind of have to agree with feeling trapped in a made bed. :)

angie said...

I with you on the made bed thing. Have to have it remade each and every day so that everything is just right. I LOVE reading random tidbits.....

TOTALLY wild about the mono mono mom you met at the Ronald McDonald house with so many similarities to my situation!

KATE said...

I am totally the same about the bed! My husband doesn't work at night & he still doesn't make the bed. I don't think in 10 years he's EVER made the bed. But he's like your husband & has to untuck everything. Drives me nuts!!
What we put up with, right? ha ha

carrie & troy keiser said...

Tristi- :) To each his own {about made beds!} It was kinda fun trying to come up with interesting things to say. gets me thinkin, so when I get to post 200 I can do it right and put down a bunch a dumb .. I mean interesting facts!
Angie- It is fun to read about others. Yeah wish there was a way I could get you two together.... her name is CaMee and she's from WY.
Kate- Yup MEN! Troy will make the bed if we happen to be getting up at the same time ... but making it to his is just pulling up the covers, not re-tucking and then pulling up all smooth! :)

Are You Serious! said...

My husband can't have any part of the bed tucked in... I don't like it pulled tight when I'm in it but I do like a nicely made bed! To bad I can't get my kids to make theirs! :)

Andrea said...

I had my own choice words with a maintenance guy at our first apartment after the second time he came in without knocking. We then changed the lock and didn't give them a key, requiring them to schedule an appointment with us.

carrie & troy keiser said...

Serious-I like it that way, then it's eaiser to make in the morning! :) Good luck with the kids and made beds. We've been trying to get ours to make theirs.... not much luck though. :S
Andrea- What is up with THAT!? good idea to change the locks. See there is another plus to home ownership {you were having a rough dripping day...}

crystal said...

I love your poem! You're talented--wow. I have to get in a fresh bed too.

carrie & troy keiser said...

Crystal- Thanks, the poem came to me while driving around with my cousin and her family that summer. I submitted it to the New Era and they said it was too long
:( Oh well! Yeah for a freshly made bed! :)

Cecily R said...

Jon and I don't tuck because we can't sleep under the same blanket. He burritos. I like my feet to stick out so I know I'm not trapped.

I'm so with you on the snow thing. And the dark thing. And the scary repair man thing (creepy).

carrie & troy keiser said...

Cecily- Here's to unfounded fears! :)

so grateful to be Mormon! said...

fun post carrie. thanks for continuing to comment on my book. you rock.

and i can't stand it when the bed is a big ole mess. i have to make it nice before i feel comfy in it. my hubby and i are total opposites on this. isn't that always the case, i guess :)

take care, kathleen :)

Shellie said...

I live those locks, I have quite a few of them around the house! I share blankets with my husband but he can't stand the top sheet, so I ended up doing away with it.

carrie & troy keiser said...

Shellie-We like thoes locks too, had one on the front door in Vegas {keep the kids in!} My husband hates both sheets! ..NO way I'm giving in to THAT! :)