Lydia tagged me

* Write six random things/unspectacular quirks about yourself

Lydia did this tag the other day on her blog. The sad thing about Lydia is that I haven't seen her in years. We were inseparable growing up, like sisters. I was over at her house every weekend for sleep overs. Her mom taught me a lot about make-up, cooking, laundry, manners, etc. At one point I even had a crush on her brother.

In all sense of the word, she was my person.

Then she moved out of state during high school, I went to college and she got married, then she had kids and I graduated from college. Our lives went in different directions. I finally got married and now have kids. We haven't seen each other in so long that I thought we must have grown apart and out of touch...till I read her answers to this tag:

1. I obsess over naming; I have kept my husband up many nights checking off names. I literally have 6 children already named even though I only have two and am not expecting.
  • I do this exact same thing! Jonah Michael for the next boy and Matrona Jean for the next girl.
2. I have to check the mail everyday, even if I'm not expecting anything.
  • Daniel will tell you that mail is a huge thing for me. He used to write me letters and put them in our box on the way to work in the morning so that when I'd check it in the afternoon I'd have mail.
3. I ask Greg to do stuff for me even when it would be easier for me to do them myself. (I’m so spoiled.)
  • Daniel is basically my go-go-gadget arms. I'll usually ask him to get me stuff and do things for me when I know I could do it myself. And he does them. I'm spoiled too.
4. Any time Greg is napping, I can't help but to go in and bug him.
  • I do the same thing to Daniel. If I wake up in the middle of the night or can't go to sleep after he's already snoozing I have to really control myself not to wake him. Most of the time I can't control myself. Luckily Daniel goes in and out of sleep very easily. :)
5. I can eat a whole can of frosting straight from the can, but I don't put the whole can on the cake (that's just too much frosting).
  • That is so me. I hate too much frosting on cakes, I end up giving it to Daniel, but when I know we have a can of frosting in the freezer, it doesn't last long.
6. When Christmas or my birthday comes along I always snoop around to try and find out what I'm getting for gifts. Every year Greg has to come up with sneakier and better ways to hide my presents, and every year I find it out. :)
  • Surprises don't last long for me either. Daniel has to hide all my presents and can't even tell me that they exist till the actual holiday cuz I'll run around the house with a huge grin on my face and I won't stop till I find it. He found that out the hard way.

Lydia, I love it that we haven't changed that much after all.

To me fair friend you never can be old,
for as you were when first your eye I eyed,
such seems your beauty still.

Your friend forever.

1 comment:

Lydia said...

Jocelyn, we will never grow apart. I think about you all the time and miss you often. You will always be my best friend, and I will always love you.