Monday, January 19, 2009

Wellbutrin, Watermelon and Wine....what do they have in common?

Chris at What's in Sissy's Head had a fun meme (or was it a challenge?) on her blog where you're assigned a letter and then you need to list 10 things that start with that letter that you like and why. She assigned me the letter "W". Needless to say, it took me a few days to figure out some things that start with "W" that I like...and I still only came up with 9!! That's close enough to 10, don't ya think?

Okay, here goes....

1) Wellbutrin. Anyone who knows me or reads my blog knows this is my drug of choice since November 2007. Some people are addicted to caffeine. I'm addicted to an anti-depressant. I've tried to kick the habit but that usually results in me balling myself up into the fetal position and crying all the time, while Tim scratches his head and tries to figure out what the hell is wrong with me. He used to say, "Sweetie, are you due for your period?" when I would act like this. Now he says, "um, I don't know how to ask this without you flying off the handle but did you remember to take your Wellbutrin today?". I'm a Wellbutrin junkie. Nothing wrong with that.

2) Watermelon. It's seriously like the best summer fruit, I think. There's something about a huge, juicy watermelon that screams "summer....bring it on".

3) Wine. I never used to really be a big wine drinker, until I had kids. Hmmm, coincidence? I think not. Just pour me a tall glass of white zinfandel and I'm as happy as a clam. I don't need any kind of expensive wine...just the $3.99 bottle of White Zin from Safeway will do. I'm still convinced that the 2 glasses of wine that Tim urged me to drink at dinner back in July 2006 while his parents babysat Cole and Bella overnight had a lot to do with me becoming pregnant with our 2nd set of twins. Not the alcohol itself so much. But more the way the alcohol affected my ability to say "no, not tonight...I have a headache". And that's all I'll say about that.

4) Water. Yeah, this may be a little wierd (hey, there's another "W" word right there!) but I really enjoy water. Just plain water. There's just something very refreshing about it. But don't put lemon in my water....for some reason, it tastes like pee to me. Not that I know exactly what pee tastes like but I would imagine water with lemon would be what pee would taste like. Here's an interesting little tip I learned from watching a survival show....if you're ever stranded on a desert island (because we know that happens all the time, right?), drinking your own pee is actually good for you and could possibly save your life. Alrighty then....moving on....

5) Wednesdays. Hump Day. Love it. It means 2 more days until the weekend!

6) Windy days. Not super windy days where you can't where a dress, out of fear that the whole world will see your underwear when your dress flies up (or your hoo-haw if you pull a Britney Spears). Just a light breeze with some sunshine and crisp air and I'm in heaven.

7) Writing. I've always loved writing. I've been working on a book for a little while now. It probably won't be done until my kids go off to college because I maybe spend 20 minutes a week right now working on it. Let's just say it's a work in progress.....a 15-yr project.

8) Wiener dogs. Alright, not really. I mean, I think wiener dogs are cute but personally I prefer bigger dogs. But I couldn't think of any dogs I like that start with the letter "W".

9) Waikiki. Tim and I went there in 2003. It was my first time there and it was everything I dreamed it would be. I spent almost every day on the beach, just soaking up the sunshine and smelling the sweet sea air. We were in the midst of IVF #1 and I was totally freaked out about how I was going to manage to get all my needles on the plane without security thinking I was going to use them to stab someone in the neck. My RE was kind enough to write a letter to the airline explaining why I needed the needles. However, I was hoping she wouldn't be very specific in the letter about WHY I needed the needles....just something like "blah, blah, blah....my patient needs these needles to inject medicine necessary for a medical procedure....blah, blah, blah". No such luck....the word "infertility" was all over the letter and I remember crying all the way home from her office, in complete agony that I might have to show someone at the airport that letter. Tim didn't get what the big deal was but men never do. Seeing the word "infertile" next to my name was a huge, huge deal.

So there you have it....9 of my favorite things that start with "W".

13 comments:

Erin said...

I'm with you...lemon doesn't belong in water. Fun post!

Ashlee said...

Great list! My husband is a watermelon farmer. When I was pregnant this summer, I regularly went to the barn and picked one out to take home and eat. I'd eat half in one sitting! Yum! I can't wait for June! I don't like lemon in my water either.

barb said...

Fun post....I'm with you on everything but the Wellbutrin. Have a great day!

eight helping hands said...

Fun list! I'm with you on all of it. Good luck with your book! How cool is that!

Fearless Mom said...

great list. i like what you said about windy days. i used to do uphill hikes, and the feel of a breeze on my sweat was just the nicest thing.

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4 Twin Boys and a Princess said...

Just wanted to say hi! My two sets of twin boys are 21 and 7 and we have a daughter who is 9. I am glad that I had more of a break in age spacing than you did. I love your blog and you give me lots of inspiration!
Janell Callihan, The Woodlands, TX

Sharlene said...

Wellbutrin, lexapro, whatever gets us through the day right! :)

Amy W said...

This reminds me of a children's book we have called "The Worrywarts". It has a ton of words that start with W in it, not to mention that it's really cute.

Nancy said...

That was a hard letter and you did great! :D Loved your post.

Luckygirl said...

I wanna play - give me a letter :)!

I love watermelon and I hate lemon in my water, but I love lemon in my iced tea and I love lemon bars and lemon pie though not lemon meringue pie; the meringue freaks me out... okay, this is getting ridiculous :)

mrsbear said...

Great, now I'm in the mood for watermelons. And I love water with lemon in it, I'm funny that way. I wouldn't know if it tasted like pee. I'm hoping it doesn't. Ick.

Retro Heather said...

LOL about wine being responsible for a kid or two. I used to love wiener dogs, until I got one! (j/k)

I figure that if the children are alive when my husband gets home at the end of the day, I've done my job.

----Roseanne Barr



 
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