Happy Sunday morning everyone! Now, you might be asking yourself, “Why is Liz posting on a Sunday morning? Why didn’t she get her booty to church like everyone else?” Well, the answer to that is that my sweet husband woke up sick this morning, so we are playing hookie today. So I’m happy to stay home with him and blog instead. 🙂 But I won’t dare leave the house until after lunch, lest anyone mistake me for a heathen. 😛 (Just kidding). I am a little disappointed to miss Pastor Gregg’s sermon this morning, because he is starting a three week series on The Birds and the Bees. I’ve heard some women (like Beth Moore) teach on the subject before, but I can’t remember ever hearing a sermon by a senior pastor about sex before. Kudos to him, though! That can’t be an easy subject to preach on. Especially when our congregation is so large and diverse.
So, my dear friend Jana has tagged me, which for all of you less familiar with blogging terms, that means she has challenged me to answer a question that has been passed around. That is great with me, because that provides me with material to write about! 🙂
So Jana’s tag is for me to share 10 honest things about myself. And since this is the Ramseys’ blog and not just Liz’s blog, I will extend these 10 honest things to include Mr. Ramsey as well. 🙂
1. I am a Martha. If you don’t know what I mean, then click here. At any time of the day, I can easily come up in my head at least ten things that I need to do, whether its things to buy, clean, write, organize, make, cook, you name it. I literally haven’t been bored in years and have never been without something to do. It’s a challenge for me to sit and relax and do nothing. Usually I do okay with this state of Martha-ness, but this often leads to stress and me burning out.
2. Branden, on the other hand, is very much a Mary. I am so thankful for this, even though at times I can’t for the life of me understand him. 🙂 He is very content to let things be, and to do something fun or relaxing instead. He is for sure a hard and honest worker, but he is more at ease when not everything is put away or organized or checked off from a list. We balance each other out very well. I help him remember to clean up after himself, and he helps me to stop and smell the roses.
3. Branden and I can communicate without using words. We have developed an entire vocabulary of noises that we use to get our points across. But don’t ever ask us to demonstrate because we’ll act like we don’t know what you’re talking about.
4. This is probably true of most people, but I value family a lot more now as an adult than when I was younger. I wish I could remember why I was so embarrassed as a kid when my parents were around. Why didn’t I know how kind and funny and smart they were? For me, it was nothing extraordinary to spend an afternoon playing with my sister or going to Tyler to visit my Grandma and visit with the cousins. Now I wish I had another day to see Erin and Billy face to face here on earth. Fortunately I know I have an eternity to spend with them in heaven, but the memories I have of them are extra special to me now. I get super excited when Branden and I make plans to drive 40 minutes to Tomball to visit my parents. The thought of one day having a family of my own also thrills me.
5. I have a huge amount of hair. I do pretty well at keeping it under control, but there is a ton of it under there. Every time I go to a salon, the person doing my hair will comment, “Oh, look how much hair you have!” This is usually followed by them calling someone else over to also observe how much hair I have. It will also take this person three times longer to cut my hair than their average customer, so I usually feel oblidged to tip them a little more. Branden also has very thick hair, so our children will probably look like Cousin It.
6. My dad, Branden, and I all share the habit of analyzing everything. We can’t just look at something and end it there. We need to debate how it works, why it’s there, who made it, etc.
7. My dad and I are also alike in that we get lost all of the friggin time. We have no sense of direction whatsoever. It’s dangerous if the two of us run errands together because we’ll completely forget where the car is. Our family got my dad a TomTom for Christmas, though, so at least there’s hope for one of us now. 🙂
8. Branden’s super power is falling asleep on commmand. It doesn’t matter what he was doing prior to going to bed, or what he ate, drank, experienced, thought or talked about beforehand. Once his head hits the pillow, he’s out. Not only this, but if something wakes him up in the middle of the night, no big deal, he’ll just go right back to sleep. I am completely jealous of this fact.
9. Most of my dreams involve me flying. It’s usually not a Superman type of flying, but it usually involves me flapping my arms and legs, kind of in a swimming motion. I guess my brain finds it too bizarre to dream about flying without propelling myself in some way. That would be weird, right? 🙂
10. Branden is fantastic about making stories funny. I can talk about an event to someone with a fair amount of animation, but Branden can tell the same story and he’ll have everyone laughing. I like that he can do that. 🙂
Whew! Thinking of ten things was harder than I thought it would be. Time to go find something productive to do now (see #1). Tootles! 🙂