Thursday, November 6, 2008

The Crazies

A while back, someone tagged me on making a list of quirky things about myself. It's taken about 3-4 weeks to come up with these things. How boring is that? I know I have others 'issues' but these were all I could come up with for quirkinesses. (Is that even a word?) So, here we go:

1. My extra fridge in the garage has to be full of milk. It stresses me out if it gets even close to empty. At our house we drink milk like it's going out of style. We drink about 1 1/2 gallons per day. It needs to be full because what if there is a milk shortage or a natural disaster? I can do without a lot of things, but milk is not one of them. **knock on wood.
Beautiful picture, isn't it?



2. Whenever I go anywhere, even if I am alone, I count the kids and lock the van doors multiple times. A lot of multiple times. For example, if we are going to church, (the street behind us) I count at least twice and lock the doors as many times. I even tend to lock the doors before Zack can go around to his side and get in. Just going to Wal*Mart (7 minutes away) requires at least 4 headcounts and 4 to 5 door locking sessions. A trip down to BYU is a very busy one for me.

3. This summer I have to say that I was much better when it came to my freak outs with bees. However, I realize that even though I have calmed down a lot, I still have a ways to go. I found (to every one's delight) that when I am in the van and a bee comes by my window, I lock the doors as fast as I can and then hold down the window 'up' button for the duration of the bee's visit. I don't know if it's because I am worried that the bee will somehow be able to open my door and get me or if I am afraid that the door and window will spontaneously break open and let the bee in. That, or I fear that Zack will roll my window down from his side just to get a rise out of me.



4. I LOVE to cook and bake. I love to cook things that can take over an hour to prepare. Everyday, if possible. This is my thinking time. Plus, I get to listen to Glenn Beck and laugh my head off - he's so right on and funny at the same time.

5.I have conversations with 'other' people in my head and then expect Zack to be in on what 'we' were talking about, even if it is several weeks after the 'conversation'.

6. I have very long thought out (and always very dire) scenarios playing in my mind. I'll take one idea and have a full 5 year plan on what I would do 'if'....

OK, now I am embarrassed. As I read through these, I realize how crazy I am sounding. So, don't be scared the next time you see me, come and say hi. After all, I might be 'talking' to you already.

11 comments:

Heath and Jessica said...

You crack me up! I always have to have lots of milk too, but we don't go through it quite as fast. I have conversations with my cats. They don't talk back to me, at least not outside of my head.

Dad E said...

Amber - I loved the picture of the milk! I feel the same way - I hate being out of milk.

Love, Dad

Suzie said...

What could I possibly have to say about that.
I have no words.

The Eggett Family said...

You crack me up! I can't believe you go through that much milk. We go through 1 gallon a week about. I can't buy the costco 2 packs or they go rotten before we use them. We just aren't huge milk drinkers.

Aaron and Devony said...

Mmm, we all have crazy sides and things we're deathly afraid of. But we still love you! That's why we're here - we're your true friends. Also the whole rolling down the window to get a rise out of you? Totally something Aaron would do too. Beast.

Erika said...

That is so funny! Don't be embarrassed because I do a couple of these myself!

Jessica said...

Yummy Milk! I hope you buy at Costco or Sams! They have cheap eggs too, I've noticed.

Stacy said...

My extra fridge in the garage is full of Diet Coke. Not only for myself, but I figure if things ever turn dire, I can use it to barter and trade for all sorts of goods!

Laurie M said...

You are SO quirky!

Amy said...

You ever been diagnosed? :)

Steffi said...

Hilarious! Big families need a lot of milk - everywhere as it seems. The only thing I don´t quite understand is the driving to church part! It is basically next door! If you let your car in the garage you could save some stress with looking the doors multiple times! :-)))