Friday, May 22, 2009

An Odd Duck.

The more blogs I read, the more I realize how odd I am.  LOL  I think it is because most of the blogs I end up reading are focused on parenting or family.   Most are written by women.  Most are adoptive moms.  And most are stay-at-home moms.

I am not a mush.  You'll never find me bearing my soul on my blog.  I'll probably never talk about the love I have for my husband or the wonder and joy I feel when I look at my son.

I never dreamt growing-up of being a mom and a wife.  I knew I wanted those things but it was never really my sole focus.  I didn't really play with dolls and mother them.  I liked Barbie and dressing her up.  I often chopped her hair off.  Then I'd have to start over with a new one...

I wanted to adopt and I wanted to always work in a field where I was helping someone.  I just prayed for a man who would respect those desires. I got him.

I like to work outside my home.  I love spending time with my son but I also love working in the world.  I like meeting new and different people.  I like people who are castoffs or weirdos.  (So if you are my friend IRL, you can now wonder about which category you are in.) :)

I can't even sew a button onto pants.  I am a decent cook and enjoy that.  I HATE scrapbooking.  I cannot imagine taking the time to glue or stick or paste all those little letters and papers on a page.  I tried it once and failed miserably.  

I don't do crafts.  I'd much rather read a book.

My house is neat and tidy but I don't find any joy in cleaning.  My husband I split all the household chores.

I love to decorate.  I have a thing about everything in my house having a place.  I am a freak about putting everything in it's place at the end of the day.

I have a planting bed in the front of my house and have been bugging my husband to build me a raised bed to grow veggies in the back.  (I hope he reads this.) :)

I like to think I am well-rounded but I am pretty sure I am actually narrow-minded.

This turned into a rambling mess.  But maybe now you know more than you ever wanted to about Andi...

PS I, for one, am glad we are all so different.



Leslie said...

I am glad we are all different too! Loved reading this!

RussellFamily said...

I hate to bust your bubble...but I think we are VERY alike!! heee-heee :)

Melba said...

I love how you ended this post, it echoes my exact sentiment as I was reading what you had to say. I think our differences are what make this world work well...when it works well that is! :) I love all this about you, and I love that you are in touch with who you really are. Not that many women could go through the adoption process and not be, but still...I think it's great, love the post!


Emily said...

I am so glad to hear someone else isn't crafty and hates scrapbooking... I tried too and it looked like a 3rd grade project done in a hurry.