I love posting updates about the girls on their birthdays, but I’ve never done one for myself.  And since I’ve already had this blog for 8 years, there’s a chance I will have it for 8 more.  And, if that’s the case….

  1. I will be FOURTY YEARS OLD.  OMG.
  2. I think it will be fun to look back on the 32 year old me.

So, here it is – 32 things about the THIRTY TWO YEAR OLD me :)

one:  I love holidays.  ALL OF THEM.  Even the made up “National ______________ Day” ones.  This is why I love December so very much <3

two:  I find REAL JOY in making coffee after work and, if the girls allow, catching a few minutes of what I like to call “the news”.  People laugh at me, claiming that MY VERSION OF THE NEWS is not ACTUALLY the news.  But, meh.  Good Morning America has IT ALL, people! :)

three:  I sleep on the right side of the bed.  (Phil would argue that I don’t have a “side” and that I take up THE WHOLE BED, starfish style.)

four:  I am terrified of birds.  And I’m not very fond of other creatures that move unpredictably.

five:  I only ever make 12 cups of coffee in the coffee maker.  I don’t know how to make any less.  So it’s 12 cups, whether it’s me alone or a household of guests.

six:  I love housecoats (ah-hem, “robes” as some of you may call them).  I have three of them with us in Kuwait – two are from the kids section of Debenhams and the other is from “Claire’s”.  They are cozy and FABULOUS and worn ALL THE FREAKING TIME :)

seven:  Green is my favourite colour.

eight:  Driving stresses me out.  I have my license in both Canada and Kuwait and I will do anything possible to avoid driving in either place.  Public transport (or walking!) is MY JAM.

nine:  In the world of Starbucks lattes, I always ask for my drink to be made less sweet than the norm.

ten:  I inherited the love of taking pictures from my mama.  And, confession time, I currently have 33,732 photos in my camera roll.  Thank goodness for the iCloud.

eleven:  I’m not a big water drinker.  But when I do drink it, it’s always room temperature and has to be CHUGGED (because I’m spontaneously and dramatically dehydrated).

twelve:  I love writing cards.  I think the act of writing a card to someone is one of the sweetest gestures there is <3

thirteen:  Ever since having Juliet (three years ago), my hair is straight in the front and wavy in the back.  If I don’t straighten it in the morning or braid it overnight (or put it in a top knot), it’s a really good conversation starter.

fourteen:  I’m living proof that you CAN, in fact, survive on peanut butter.  My body runs on that stuff.

fifteen:  I want to hike to Machu Picchu.  Because Phil and I got engaged at Mount Kilimanjaro, I thought it would be a fabulous “10 year anniversary” trip.  He’s learning this RIGHT NOW, as he reads this :)

sixteen:  I love the movie Legally Blonde.  I have such great memories of wisdom teeth recovery and watching this movie on repeat while my Dad took care of me :)

seventeen:  I don’t use Twitter or Snapchat.  They confuse me.

eighteen:  I think people mistaken my kindness for naivety.  (I think kindness is my SUPERPOWER.)

nineteen:  I believe in “power red nails” on the first day of school.  My nails have been painted this colour every single first day of school that I can recall as a teacher.

twenty:  One of my scariest life memories (besides being attacked by a rogue crow in Canada or being chased by a cow in Sri Lanka) is opening my bedroom blind in the morning (one of those roll-up really fast ones) and seeing a deer staring right at me.  #WhatHorrorMoviesAreMadeOf

twenty one:  I was a lifeguard for many years and yet I really, really dislike swimming.  It’s cold.  And wet.  And I’d much rather be bundled up, all cozy with coffee.

twenty two:  I love Taylor Swift.  I even made my students design an experiment for Taylor Swift.  I even changed the words of her song “22” for the title of this post.  #FanGoals

twenty three:  How do people use google calendar to organize their life?  I can’t buy into the idea of organizing my life virtually.  I feel a paper agenda is a MUST and I am a huge advocate of the ban.do brand :)

twenty four:  Expiration dates exist on food items for a reason.  Phil hates that I believe and abide by them.

twenty five:  Prescription sunglasses have changed my life.  Worth.  Every.  Dinar.

twenty six:  I love when people match.  Children, couples, entire groups of people……I see it as totally un-cheesy and all “WOW, I WANT TO BE THEM!”

twenty seven:  One of my favourite tv shows of all time (maybe THE MOST FAVOURITE) is Parenthood.  Have you guys seen it?!  The story line just ropes you in and makes you feel like you’re a member of the famous Braverman clan.

twenty eight:  Phil always teases me because, all week long, I whine about how tired I am.  Then, on Friday and Saturday morning, I can’t sleep in and I’m bright-eyed at 4:45 a.m.  I don’t get it either, but I do love my endless cups of coffee and quiet time on weekend days :)

twenty nine:  Meat needs to be WELL-COOKED or not eaten.

thirty:  I always dreamed of happening upon a flash mob and my best friend made it happen for my 30th birthday!  I still tear up thinking about that day.

thirty one:  I suffer from extreme paranoia if I forget to put deodorant on in the morning.  I’m not quite sure where the paranoia comes from, but it’s BAD.  Like, begging Phil to drive home and get it for me B.A.D.

thirty two:  I really love to write and I want to dedicate more time to it.  Let’s hope I can make it work at Age 32 :)

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