May 25th, 2007

insane loki

The letter meme

After commenting in his blog (found here), syrturtle, has challenged me to come up with 10 things I like, all beginning with the letter "M". Without further ado, here's my list:
  1. Marriage - Not being given the letters "H", "J", or "Y" (if desperate), what other way is there to sing the praises of my husband? There's a group of us that firmly believe that our spouses deserve sainthood for the crap we put them through. My marriage is a truly wonderful thing that, I will never give up on, no matter what it takes. Simply being told "We vowed in sickness and in health, I guess this is the 'sickness' part," will always stand up there as one of the most beautiful things anyone has ever said.
  2. Money - Please. Did you really think this wouldn't be on the list. I won't say that money will fix all problems, but having enough to do the things you like and not worrying about a lack honestly make life so much easier. (And probably my marriage as well.)
  3. Marji - For those of you who aren't frequent readers, marjai is my older sister. Our relationship over the years has been rocky, but blood is always thicker than water. Over the past few years, we've shifted from being barely acquainted to truly being sisters in every sense of the word. I love you muchly, Marji and I'm proud to be your sister.
  4. Modems - My oh my! I could never exist as marginally sane housewife without a modem to access a social life and information. Without it, money would be an issue because I'd spend most of my days hanging out in stores buying crap we really don't need. It's my lifeline to the world.
  5. Modern Medicine - Reality here, folks. If it wasn't for modern medicine, I'd either be dead or terminal. Beyond the whole cancer issue, the breast reconstruction I've had is absolutely amazing. I'm still very angry about the cancer and my imminent start of chemotherapy, but I can recognize how this will allow me to be around for a long time.
  6. Meatloaf - While I do like the food stuff, I'm speaking of the artist. (Meatloaf O'day?) C'mon, "Paradise by the Dashboard Light" should be a wedding classic as far as I'm concerned. Bat out of Hell is one of my favorite albums.
  7. Motherhood - Yes, there are times I want to strangle my kids. Frequently. I've successfully evaded backhanding Sarah. Livs frequent calls to remind me of things is getting on my nerves. Still, being pulled up on a stage to dance with my youngest... being able to crack crude jokes with my oldest, along with passing on pieces of advice (including my infamous "On the Care and Feeding of Men"... these are the things that make my life. It's not always easy, but having that hand reach out to hold yours - even from your teenager... wow.
  8. Monitors - Ah yes, I remember the days of paper display terminals. It's been years since I had to use one, but how can I not love my flat-panel monitor that displays the things I want to read. (Joe's is bigger, but I can always slide into his chair and watch videos on that wide-screen.)
  9. Meat - I can understand why folks do the vegetarian thing. Still, there is nothing like a rarely cooked steak to set my mouth watering. Chicken, beef, even a bit of pork... hamburgers and hot dogs... yum!
  10. Motorcycles - OK, for me it's a look but don't touch situation. I don't actually have a license, nor have I ever driven one. But I look back with fond memories on some of my favorite guys who used to take me out riding on the back roads of Alachua County. Joe won't let me get a motorcycle (one of our "matter of principle" situations), but he was cool about me riding on the back of one... until the whole cancer thing. With the problems I've been having, I definitely don't want to hop on one just yet, but maybe a certain person (who shall remain nameless) will let me be her husband's "cycle bitch" some nice day in the future. (And I'll want to wear the vest, please.)

So, there you have it. My list of things that start with the letter "M". If you'd like a letter, just drop a comment. If I don't tag you before Friday afternoon, just hang on until Monday. (Livs and I are off to TMT this weekend.)
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