confession

i can’t make decisions. it sounds silly, but it’s true. i have this intense fear of making decisions. i don’t know if i had some experience in the past where i made a decision and for some reason it was the wrong one and made someone mad….i don’t know where it comes from, but i simply cannot make decisions now. i’m petrified of making a wrong one and making joe, or anyone else for that matter, mad.

it all came to a head last night. joe and i went to this nice italian restaurant here in town. everything was great until he asked the fateful question: do you want dessert. i kind of did, but i’m not one to speak my opinion first. so i asked him what he wanted. he said he didn’t really feel like dessert, so at that point there’s no way i would say that i did. that would be a “wrong” decision.

when our waitress came by, joe asked me again and i got really flushed and embarrassed and said, “whatever you want.” then i got mad at him for trying to embarrass me because he knows i can’t make decisions. and the fact is i know he would never, ever try to embarrass me. the point to this long and rambling story is i need to learn to make decisions. joe says to just start making them, but that’s easier said than done. i wonder if there’s any kind of baby-step thing for this type of problem.

aj the thief

yes, aj has a new name. this morning when i woke up i saw my new capris slowly sliding out the door. aj, who had the strings in his mouth, was pulling them out of the room. then, when i got up to go feed the rascals i found my cell phone, charger attached, in the hallway. i’m scared to see what he tries to take next.

finally i win

after three years in the news business, i can finally say i’m an award-winning journalist. yep. i won third place in breaking news in the georgia associated press contest. w00p. sure third place doesn’t sound like much, but it’s a great feat, at least in my opinion. and i’ve been waiting three years for SOMETHING. now hopefully i’ll take first in the georgia press association contest next month. 🙂

friday’s feast

appetizer
name something that helps you fall asleep.
watching tv in bed with the lights off

soup
who brings out the best in you?
joe

salad
what do you like to do on a rainy day?
curl up on the couch and read

main course
complete this sentence: In our home, we never have enough…
quiet! with two cats running around here it’s always noisy!

dessert
which shoe do you put on first?
left.

thought i’d be more yankee than dixie

Your Linguistic Profile:

70% General American English
20% Dixie
5% Upper Midwestern
5% Yankee
0% Midwestern

should’ve been an expert

since i was an english major in college i’m slightly disappointed.

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