Monday, June 4, 2007

Yikes!

Gosh, it's been a busy couple of weeks! As Abby said, I just need to keep posting! I know. I know. As she also said, People just need to get to know me. So, here goes.

- Olive is my grandma's name.
- I think it's pretty.
- My real name is spelled so bizarrely that if I told you it and you knew where I lived, you'd easily be able to find me and chop my little body in to many littler pieces.
- I don't want that.
- So, I took on Olive as a blogging moniker.
- I think Olive can be just the name, or sounds like "I live" sometimes.
- Is that weird?
- You can call me Olive.
- I am 26.
- I am single.
- Part of me wishes I wasn't.
- Someday, I want to be married and have kids.
- I love kids.
- I live in Minneapolis, MN.
- See? Now you know where I live.
- I work in the non-profit industry.
- I was a missionary after college.
- I live with my mom and sister.
- Yeah, I know.
- I'm moving out (again) soon.
- I moved in to save money.
- And then my dad got sick.
- I stayed to help out after he died.
- I miss him a lot.
- But I know he's at peace now.
- I want a fun, cute apartment I can decorate.
- I want a new job also.
- When I get a new job, I'll move out.
- I had an interview today.
- I really want the job.
- It'd be doing events at a Christian University/Seminary.
- I get nervous about these things and have a hard time trusting God.
- I want to trust God with ALL areas of my life.
- It's hard sometimes.
- I am short.
- That was random.
- I love to sew.
- And craft.
- Basically, I wish I was Martha Stewart.
- Or, worked for her.
- I'd apply if she didn't freakin' live in NY.
- I wish she lived near a beach.
- I'd be there in a second.
- I'm a bit of a clean/neat freak.
- My mom and sister call me Monk.
- They're joking.
- I'm REALLY not that bad.
- I only have a few eccentricities.
- Like, I all the switches on a light switch panel to face the same way.
- Or, I can't sleep if my closet door is open.
- I like things to be straight.
- Crooked freaks me out.
- Especially in pictures.
- That's about it for my Monk tendencies.
- I just think Monk is HYSTERICAL.
- And sad.
- I am the oldest of 3.
- My brother is a year and a half younger than me.
- My sister is 8 1/2 years younger than me.
- I remember pretty much all of her life.
- I saw ALL of her birth.
- I cut the umbilical cord when she was born.
- She's graduating from high school on Thursday.
- That makes me want to cry.
- When she was born in 1989, I remember thinking that I'd be SO old in 2007 and that we'd probably have flying cars.
- Why? Because Back to the Future II told me so.
- I'm sad my dad will miss her graduating.
- I can't believe she's almost an adult.
- I hope she doesn't get married before me.
- Seriously.
- I'm one of the only single people left from my group of college friends.
- There was one more.
- He met a girl on eHarmony.
- That seems weird to me.
- I think it removes the "pursuing" aspect.
- And, it seems desperate.
- I know that's not really true, it's just my opinion currently.
- My opinion may change.
- I still never want to do eHarmony.
- I want to marry a funny man.
- I doubt funny translates over eHarmony.
- Mostly, I want to marry a man who LOVES Jesus.
- And loves the lost.
- And loving LOST wouldn't hurt either.
- But that one's not a deal breaker.
- I love LOST.
- Have you read my blog before?
- I also love babies.
- And kids.
- I don't work with kids.
- I'm afraid I'd be burned out and not like them so freakin' much.
- So I'm a babysitter extraordinaire to many family friends.
- It's a good baby fix for me.
- My cousin is pregnant for the 2ND time in a year and a half.
- Another cousin just had a baby.
- His name is Henry August.
- August is one of my favorite names for a boy.
- Abby has a son named August.
- I also like her 1st daughter's name a LOT.
- I'm not sure how to pronounce her 2ND daughter's name.
- I like it though.
- Is that weird?
- Most names I like for my now fictional children start with an "A"
- I wish I didn't think of those things.
- Until I get married.
- I also think about my wedding.
- Again, I wish I didn't.
- It's another area I need to trust God in.
- I am motivated by the Great Commission in my life.
- I want everyone to hear about God's plan for their lives.
- It's late.
- I have to work in the morning.
- I should go to bed.
- I'll be back sooner than a week and a half this time.
- I promise.

2 comments:

Abby said...

I loved this post. i learned so much! And I'm glad you like my kids' names. You know my dad wouldn't even call them by their names when they were born? He does NOT like them! But I do. And you do. I hope they do. I think we might have a lot of things in common. And you know what else? I have a 27 year old brother in law! He's very cute. And single. AND he lives near the beach. He works at the beach. For a real estate development company. In Florida. So that might be too far for you to ever meet him. But he's great. See how I'm writing like you in these short sentences now? It's fun. I may have to write a whole post just this way. Well, let me know if you're ever headed down to the Alabama Florida area. He works so much, I think there's not too much danger of him meeting anyone anytime soon. But I'm thinking there's a pretty good chance you could at any time- especially if you're starting a new job. I hope that works out for you! Let us know!

Two Sisters said...

Well, enjoy being single. Marriage is awesome too, but if we do it right, we are only single once, right?

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