Wednesday, January 30, 2008

I've Been High-Fived

I've been high-fived by my friend Marie at Marie's Random Thoughts on Love and Life. It's an archive meme.

Here is the reason why this meme was started:

"I know that when I find a new blog that I want to visit again, I rarely have enough time to go back and read everything from the beginning (although sometimes I do!). I want to get to know that person, but it's hard to commit to reading all of the posts from the last 2 years!This meme is designed to make some of those old posts readily available to those who may be new to your blog, or even those who are regulars, just not from the start."

Here are the rules:

Go back through your archives and post the links to your five favorite blog posts that you’ve written. But there is a catch:Link 1 must be about family.Link 2 must be about friends.Link 3 must be about yourself.Link 4 must be about something you love.Link 5 can be anything you choose.

Post your five links and then tag five other people. At least TWO of the people you tag must be newer acquaintances so that you get to know each other better. Readers - don’t forget to read the archive posts and leave comments!

So, here's my list of links:

Family-This was probably the funniest post I wrote. My daughter is now 4 and is already out of this difficult stage! I can't believe how much she changed since then!
Friends-Oh my gosh. I just realized I barely write about my friends, probably because I barely SEE my friends. That reminded my of my list of resolutions.

Myself-My list of 7 most random things about myself!

Something I love-Well what I love more than anything else, I guess, is doing things with my kids. I love weekends, and when they're on vacation from school.

Anything-I have to say that my new budget that I've been on has had a big impact on me. I'm still so excited. I've gone from spending $200 to $100/week on groceries for a family of 6! I figured I already saved about $600! Read this one. It was my lifesaver.

I have to tag 5 people. I choose... Jen, Leslie, Irene, SuburbanCorrespondent, and Steph. Have fun!


Steph said...

Wow! I didn't think I was at the right place! Nice new layout (though it's probably not new anymore, huh?) And funny, but I always pictured you with dark hair! :)
I will do this may take me a while though! I have to so sort out my archives! Thanks for the tag though! I still need to do the birth month? one you tagged me for I'm behind!

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

Thanks for combing through your archives! The story about your daughter is HYSTERICAL, especially since that hasn't happened in our house. Yet.

*knocks on wood*

Jen said...

Wow, thanks! I've seen this meme around and thought it looked like a fun one.

OHmommy said...

Oh..... man..... she DID NOT use a maxi pad, did she? LOL, that indeed is one great post.

Irene said...

This sounds like a fairly easy meme. I like doing them, but sometimes when they take too much thought, I procrastinate until I forget. I think I have a couple from you that I have forgotten about. Hopefully you did too?

Christine said...

Awww...cute photo!

Having a 4yo who will be 5 soon, I had to check out this story, and I'm laughing hysterically that is just too funny!

Dawn said...

These were great posts that you put on this meme. I loved the silly one about your little girl getting into everything and the budget one was inspiring- I really need to try that. Have a great day.

Karen said...

Oh I love the maxi story! Kids have a fascination with those things, don't they?

girlymom said...

Oh this was fun, I am new to your blog and it was really great to read a few things about you. I love the story about your daughter. AND...I'm an ice cream lover too, can't live without it!! :)

Amy said...

what a great idea! I'm off to read your archives!

Lester R.N. said...

Thanks for the high five I will post tomorrow! I don't have a lot of posts so I should do okay! I hope you have a great week! I'll put pictures up also tomorrow long day! Bye

Zoe said...

i need to do a budget! you are dedicated. mine usually last about as long as my diet!

Kellan said...

I don't want my kids to move away from me either - and ... I have already turned into my mom (from your 7 random things). I loved your list - take care and see you soon. Kellan

kimmy said...

Congrats on the award! That picture of the kitten is cute!


Lizzy in the Burbs said...

Hi, Maria!

I think this meme is a great idea! Funny story about your daughter *giggle* I'm going to have to try your grocery store strategy, too. I can't seem to get out of the store without spending at least $200 a week, and I do try to buy off brand, etc. I don't know what I'm doing wrong!

BTW, I really like your new page design!


Anonymous said...

You are quick my friend!

I loved the posts you chose...I'm still laughing!