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July 8, 2008

Getting to know me

Filed under: me, random — Jana @ 10:50 am

I guess today is tag day. So here is another one.
How to play the game. Post these rules on your blog: List 3 Joys, 3 Fears, 3 Goals, 3 Current Obsessions/Collections, and 3 Random surprises about yourself. Tag five people at the end of your post by leaving their names.

3 Joys
1. Carmen and Lee
2. The chime on my phone letting me know I got a comment on my blog, or made a sale in my etsy shop… I don’t know why but it is really exciting.
3. Knitting, it is so relaxing and yet I still feel like I am being productive. I love all the beautiful yarns, and how a combination of little loops can create something amazing and original that wasn’t there before. Plus the repetitiveness of it calms some of my ocd tendencies.

3 Fears
1. a disaster striking and not being able to get to Carmen in time.
2. That I am not a good enough mom, that I don’t feed Carmen all the really healthy foods I should, and that I don’t spend enough one on one time teaching her and playing with her (yeah and this blog thing is really helping the cause)
3. That something will happen to Lee in any one of his adventure sports that he loves so much, yet hates to wear a helmet doing.

3 Goals
1. Have at least one more kid (if you know how hard my pregnancies are, you know this is a big one for me… we are trying anyway though)
2. To get organized and be that person who is always on top of my cleaning, shopping, remembering birthdays, etc.
3. To be more spiritual, read my scriptures and pray more, and be able to focus when I go to church so I can feel like I actually went there to learn something.

3 Current Obsessions/Collections

1. Yarn, somehow over the past few months I have collected quite a stash of yarn. My husband helped me organize my craft room the other day and was quite surprised to see how much I actually have. A lot of it I have had to buy because I don’t know if I will get another chance to stock up since they don’t seem to make the colors of licorice yarns I like anymore. Some of it was learning what kinds of yarns I acutally like. And some of it was just pure indulgence.

2. I will still say the office, even though it isn’t on right now and I am forgetting what I ever saw in TV.

3. Twilight of course… I can’t even help myself.

3 Random Surprises About Yourself
1. I get semi-offended when people trash on breastfeeding, I feel like I don’t judge people who don’t breast feed, so don’t judge me if I decide to breastfeed over 1year. (for anyone who doesn’t know I breastfed Carmen till she was 15 months old, and wished I could have done it for longer)
2. I love to wear a new outfit, it just makes me feel so much better!
3. I hate email forwards… unless you immediately think of me when you see one and are addressing it to only me, don’t put me on your huge list of people you forward every random thing to.

Ok that last one was really hard, because there aren’t many secrets left after having this blog for a few years, and those secrets were lame but whatever.

I am not going to tag anyone in particular, just anyone who needs something to blog about.

*follow-up: I guess my breastfeeding comment did spark a little heat! What I really should have said was that I think people should be supportive of other people’s choices on the matter, and try not to make alienating comments. On a side note I saw on the soup a lady that was breastfeeding an 8 year old, now not to totally just contradict myself, but ew! Now that is pushing the limits of what is appropriate and what’s not. I mean where do you draw the line- College?



  1. Love the list. Nice yarn collection, you really are obsessed!

    Comment by Misty — July 8, 2008 @ 10:54 am

  2. amen on the forwarding thing… i liked this post.
    Your a GREAT mom one.
    two… i think it’s rad you were able to nurse carmen for so long and am totally jealous. i totally wanted to nurse kardiff til he was 2, unfortunatley my body is lame and had other plans for us. 3….. hmmmm casnt wait for the office to be back on. and last… are you going tonight?? please do. i miss you.

    Comment by lauren — July 8, 2008 @ 11:37 am

  3. Glad you’re back and had a fun trip! We are getting ready for our road trip to Utah and Idaho and the thought of 4 kids in the car for that long of a time is already making me think if I’m not already crazy I will be by the end of the trip! I will never judge you about breastfeeding, heck I still breast feed Sidney! Just kidding! but I do tend to do it until they are 15 – 17 months old too.

    Comment by jenn handy — July 8, 2008 @ 11:51 am

  4. Wow you really do love yarn. That’s crazy. Breastfeeding is awesome. I didn’t make it past a year, but I still think its the best thing you can do…so awesome job on 15 months.

    Comment by linds — July 8, 2008 @ 12:06 pm

  5. After reading your random surprise about breastfeeding, I hope that my post on Mommy Milk didn’t offend you. I think breastfeeding is awesome. http://toddmistybarry.wordpress.com/2008/05/06/breast-feeding-may-boost-iq/

    Comment by Misty — July 8, 2008 @ 12:34 pm

  6. Well the comment about not breastfeeding after a kid can talk, those are the ones that I do find a little insensitive. I think if you teach you child appropriate language that wouldn’t be out of the ordinary in every day speech, it is not inappropriate for a child to ask for milk. Plus when kids get past a year they only really nurse before nap and bed time, so for the most part they aren’t expecting you to whip out your boob in the middle of the mall or anything.
    But no I am not offended by your post, I’m glad you are trying to encourage people to breastfeed.

    Comment by Jana — July 8, 2008 @ 12:56 pm

  7. Yeah, I was worried about that, but it was more like the kid asking for a boob (in complete sentences: Mom, I am hungry and would like to breastfeed right now, can I suck on your boob?)! I knew of a kid that was going into kindergarten (which I touched on in my post) that still breastfed with the rest of his younger siblings. I think that the nourishment is awesome, just the social aspect of going to school and still breastfeeding, would be a hard one to tackle. When I talked about my mom breastfeeding Nate until he was 18 months old, it was more that I wouldn’t be able to do it – personal preference and it is VERY time consuming, hard enough when younger. I hope there were no hard feelings from it.

    Comment by Misty — July 8, 2008 @ 1:13 pm

  8. No, not at all.

    Comment by Jana — July 8, 2008 @ 1:43 pm

  9. I keep getting so excited to see more posts, I am loving it. Your yarn collection/ organization made me drool a little. You know I am with you on the breastfeeding thing, too. The “old enough to ask” argument is the most common thing I hear and it makes no sense to me, either. Even though I plan on 2 years, I wouldn’t dare judge another mom for doing less OR more.

    Comment by Eve — July 8, 2008 @ 6:27 pm

  10. Great post Jana! I love learning new random stuff about people and this is a great way to do it. I love your yarn obsession and I think I’ll have to buy a cute beanie from you very soon. :)

    Comment by Holly — July 9, 2008 @ 7:54 am

  11. Wow, my post and comments obviously went way further than intended. I guess I can’t please everyone and the post was originally intended for my blog only, but Jana, I just didn’t want to offend you. These were my opinions only and what was right for me. I do not profess to know what is right for everyone else.

    Comment by Misty — July 9, 2008 @ 8:11 am

  12. I totally agree on the new outfit bit. I love the way I feel when I’m wearing something new and cute with my hair and makeup done.

    About that yarn I ordered you…I’ve been harassing Jo-Ann’s about it. I placed a special order for 10 rolls for you, but they haven’t come in yet. The lady said that they were having trouble getting it from the warehouse but will get it to me soon, whatever that means. When I get it, I’ll let you know.

    Comment by Reese — July 10, 2008 @ 2:19 pm

  13. jana your posts about whippin out your boob or hooter(talking about garments on tracy’s blog) makes me laugh sooooo hard! josh always wants to know what im laughing at but i dont ever tell him exactly what im laughing at…

    Comment by Carly — July 21, 2008 @ 4:11 pm

  14. Jana,
    I love your blog entries…especially the ones that give a glimpse into the amazing person that you are!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!! Wish I could express myself like you do! Miss you tons! Mama Q

    Comment by Mama Q — July 27, 2008 @ 10:53 pm

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