Mission Statement

We are a people who tell stories in one form or another.
After all isn't blogging just another way to gather around and tell those stories?

Motherhood is Painless is about finding the humor in the every day. In finding the happiness in those stories that we tell. What would happen if we *all* learned to laugh at ourselves? Maybe then the dark corners would recede a bit and we would all rejoice at the love we find there.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Kickin It Old School Style

My friend Andrea, the lovely lady in charge at Good Girl Gone Redneck, suggested that I try this "Five Things" meme out this month. Since I have far too many serious things weighing on my brain, I am giving it a whirl
She, in turn, got the idea from the ladies who run Old School Blogging:

Five things I have a passion for:

  • family
  • food
  • crafts
  • love
  • good writing

Five things I would like to do before I die:

  • travel to Australia
  • get something published
  • climb a mountain 
  • take a month off for a major road trip
  • own a home
Five things I say a lot:

  • "Why would you think that would be a good idea?"
  • "Ben get off your sister!"
  • "That doesn't go in your mouth"
  • "Don't make me use the Mean Mommy voice" (this one cracks me up, since it's totally David Banner. "Don't make me angry, you wouldn't like me when I'm angry!
  •  "Ben, stop. Just. Stop. It." (In fact, I just said that one while trying to write this. Kiddo likes to "help" me type.)

Five books and/or magazines I have read lately:

  • A Song of Ice and Fire #1: A Game of Thrones [George R. R. Martin]
  • A Song of Ice and Fire #2: A Clash of Kings [George R. R. Martin]
  • The Year We Disappeared: A Father - Daughter Memoir [Cylin Busby, John Busby
  • Outlander [Diana Gabaldon]
  • The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors and the Collision of Two Cultures [Anne Fadiman)
Five Favorite Movies (Maybe you've seen them five times?):

  • Casablaca
  • Ghostbusters
  • Moonstruck
  • Miss Congeniality
  • Moulin Rouge

Five places I would love to travel to:

  • Iceland
  • Australia/New Zealand
  • Japan (again)
  • Fiji
  • India
Five people I invite to do this meme:
I'm not linking up. But this was a super fun way to pass the afternoon. Try it, you'll like it! And there you have it. Simple as simple (to quote Claire)

If you're up for linking up, too, go on over to see Alison at Writing, Wishing or Elaine at The Miss Elaine-ous Life and join them like I did! It's fun. And it's a great way to flashback to things you enjoy and who you are. And did I mention it's fun?

4 comments:

Sue said...

I just started the game of thrones books, I'm half way through the first one!

Andrea B. said...

Fun!! And you should totally link up. You don't have to tag anyone to have them do it!

I love the travel list. I want to go to Australia someday, too. SOMEday. Ahhh. Dreams!

And I didn't tag you - I gave you a shoutout in my 'hood, I don't like to pressure peeps to do anything meme or writing-wise! ;)

Alison said...

The list of things you say a lot cracked me up. :)
Thanks for playing along!

Elaine Alguire said...

I have a Ben too! :)

Oh and Moulin Rouge is SO good. I Love the music!