Random Shtuffff

I’ve thought a lot about being a bit more personal here on my blog.  
I want my blog to be real.  Because I’m real.  What I do is real.
But it’s a scary thing putting yourself out there to the world.  
I don’t want to be judged.
I’m just a gal.  Regular life.  Regular stuff.  Not perfect.  Far from it.

So I’m taking a leap of faith, and I’m keepin’ it real today.
 I don’t have any pictures of myself that I really like.
I guess that’s what happens when you’re always the one behind the camera!
But this is me.  What I look like in real life.  😉
Anyway, let’s get to know each other a little better why don’t we!

Here are 20 random things, thoughts, musings and stuff you may not know about me:  I warn you this is all very random and all over the place…that’s how I roll.

  1. Fall is my favourite time of year.
  2. I’m a TV junkie.  I mean when the kids are in bed by 8, what else is there to do really?!
  3. Mamma Yamma followed me on Twitter and I’m so stoked about that!  CBC Kids?  Anyone?  😉
  4. This summer has been tough.  Lots of kid bickering, and I’m not used to it.
  5. I love coffee.  My morning coffee is my favourite part of the day.
  6. I had a pulmonary embolism in February.  Scary stuff.  It’s all good now.
  7. I want to live in the countryside.  The prairies are where my heart sings.
  8. It’s unnerving to me that this year my hubby & I will have been married 13 years.  I don’t like the number 13.
  9. Referring back to #8…I’m a little superstitious:  knock on wood, salt over the shoulder, disliking certain numbers…that sort of thing.
  10. I really really dislike negative comments.  Don’t leave them if you don’t have anything nice to say.  My feelings do get hurt you know…
  11. I miss my childhood best friend.
  12. I love to clean.  Yes it’s a problem. Ok, not a real problem, but maybe a little weird?  It calms me down.
  13. I want to paint over the tree mural in my master bedroom.  Shhhhh, don’t tell my hubby.
  14. My favourite colour is blue.
  15. I once had a gold fish that lived for 12 years…I kid you not!  hahahaha  (I told you this was random!)
  16. I hate exercise.  Wish I didn’t, but I do.
  17. I have an Environmental Science Degree.
  18. I secretly wish I could bike the BMX track when I watch my son out there…it’s SO awesome.
  19. Storms are the best.  I think I could storm chase…
  20. Putting this stuff out there is giving me heart palpitations.

And deep breath.  Ahhhh.

On a side note, some of my most favourite blog posts to read are ones where I get to know the blogger behind the site…it’s so great…so I hope you enjoyed this?

Anyway, tell me a little bit about you…I’d really like to know who y’all are…maybe write your own post and share the link…

Have a brave and inspired day!

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  1. I really enjoy your blog and enjoyed learning a little more about you. I can’t imagine that anyone could have anything negative to say about this post or any others on your blog! My husband and I are in our thirteenth year together and so far everything has been great, so I don’t think you have anything to worry about there!

  2. I love your blog. I use it as my inspiration. I also love that we live in the same area. Your photography inspires me. I love how you share you authentic life. Cherish the bickering that goes on between your children. Before you know it they will be off living their own lives separately pursuing their own pursuits.

  3. This is such a wonderful idea… definitely doing this for our blog 🙂 Fall is my favorite season as well, i hate doing exercises, i also want to live in the country side. Have a lovely day Jo-anna 🙂

  4. I love this! Thank You for sharing. I’m 28 years old and live in Ireland with my husband of 5 years and my 2 sons (4 years and 7 months). I hate exercise too…

  5. I think your comments and the stuff on your blog are great Jo-Anna. Someone I know once told me I must let just one thing define who I am – it used to be ‘my Dad died when I was 18’ then ‘I’m a teacher’ and now ‘I’m a mum’ (although I love that one!) My daughter is the most beautiful thing in my life but I am lots of other things too and your ‘random’ comments are just perfect for reminding everyone of all the different things that make us who you are. I found your blog looking for a way to put handles on jars to make lanterns (for some reason I just couldn’t figure it out myself!) but I have already wandered through several posts and it looks great.

  6. That should read ‘I must NOT let just one thing define who I am’ oops! That’s the trouble with being and doing so many things of course – typing, parenting, tidying, all at the same time – oops!

  7. There are already a zillion replies to this, so I hope you’re feeling awfully loved 🙂 But I just had to share anyway!
    I love storms, and fall, and hate exericse too! And your comment about your childhood best friend… my heart clenched a bit. I do too. Whatever happens to best friends forever? Tis sad. *hug*
    PS- I confess that I assume no one reads my comments when there are so many before me 🙂

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