Tuesday, May 09, 2006

My 7 Sevens List

As requested by Elizabeth-W, whom I don't yet know.

7 things I want to do before I die
  1. See all of my children and their spouses together in the celestial room of the temple.
  2. Tour my husband's mission with him (Japan).
  3. Go on a mission with my husband.
  4. Be a better friend.
  5. Travel through Europe (specifically England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales).
  6. Live in a completely finished house.
  7. Build a treehouse in my yard.
7 things I cannot do
  1. Grow a beard. (Give me 20 years, though, and I might be able to do it.)
  2. Ski.
  3. Crochet.
  4. Walk on a tightrope.
  5. Plumbing.
  6. Wire a house.
  7. Lift my van.
7 things that attracted me to my spouse
  1. He's tall, dark, and handsome.
  2. He has a great sense of humor.
  3. He loves to play with children.
  4. He's not afraid to cry.
  5. He is humble.
  6. He teases kindly.
  7. He loves me.
7 things I say often
  1. Who are you in charge of?
  2. Holy cow!
  3. Take care of each other, walk safely, and remember who you are. (To my boys as they leave for school)
  4. Uh-oh! (courtesy of Love and Logic)
  5. I love you.
  6. Oh sh**!
  7. Is your homework done?
7 books I love
  1. I Came to Love You Late, by Joyce Landorf
  2. These Is My Words, by Nancy Turner
  3. Anything by Robin McKinley
  4. The Dark Is Rising series, by Susan Cooper
  5. Harry Potter
  6. The Magic of Ordinary Days, by Ann Howard Creel
  7. Whatever I'm currently reading

7 movies I could watch over and over (or really like a lot--who has time to watch a movie over and over?)
  1. The Princess Bride
  2. Anne of Green Gables
  3. Shrek (1 and 2)
  4. The Emperor's New Groove
  5. Whale Rider
  6. Music from the Heart
  7. Christmas Story

7 People I'd like to hear 7 Sevens from (only seven?!?! Sheesh!)
  1. Dalene
  2. Lorien
  3. ~J
  4. Nihao
  5. Lessel Peeper
  6. Lesleigh
  7. Elastic Waistband Lady


compulsive writer said...

The s-word was number six? Six of seven? I'm shocked!

All right. I'll get to my 7 Sevens eventually. Right now I'm busy clearing my head over junk.

p.s. You are already a good friend!

Elizabeth-W said...

Thanks for posting. I've been reading your blog for some time now, and just haven't posted. Sorry if I came across as stalker-ish! I'm still working on blogger etiquette.
"Who are you in charge of?" I need to start using that one a bit more.

Julie said...

Compulsive: Well, I didn't list them in order of most often used. I'm flattered that you are shocked, and thanks for your p.s.

Elizabeth: no problem. Notice that I wrote that I didn't know you yet. This could be the beginning of a beautiful blogship, right? :-)

I use "Who are you in charge of" when my oldest starts playing the parent with his younger brothers. He continues to boss them around and play cop, so I don't know how effective it is.

So how did you link up with my blog? just curious.

Elizabeth-W said...

I've seen you post on Carrot Jello and Elastic Waistband Lady, Mormon Mommy Wars(?) etc. and started following yours a few weeks ago. I think we might run in the same circle of fairly hip women ;)

Geo said...

I love reading these lists and always wish they were longer!

elasticwaistbandlady said...

Julie has new admirers!!! Welcome to the Julie Fan Club, elizabeth. I'll be collecting the dues. You can pay me by check, money order, or free psychotherapy.

I'm working on a theory that just as flies are attracted to sh** so are bloggers to the great pottymouth mom and her usage of the word sh**. See them hovering around you Julie waiting for more? Awesome.

Thanks for the in depth info. of the life and times of Julie. It's great fodder for my new book, "No, I didn't say that, you must have heard me wrong". It's a companion piece to my first pictorial book, "Soap Bars Around The World:An intriguing look at the internationally favored method of correcting potty mouth syndrome".

~j. said...

Great list.

I'm working on mine...

Julie said...

Geo: I suppose we could to a list of 10 tens or something. But it doesn't have the same ring to it as 7 sevens, seven being such a mysterious number and all.

Elastic: You are SO funny! Your comments always crack me up. I never needed soap bars until I got married. But stay away from that Lifeboy stuff--I hear it's poisonous. My source is very reliable too. I watch lots of movies.

~J: I can't wait to read your list. I'm sure it will be entertaining!

Lianne said...

Ah, Susan Cooper... the ORIGINAL cool series for kids. Well, maybe not the original, there was CS Lewis, after all.

Love your list!

Thing I can't do: sleep through the night without peeing!

Elizabeth-W said...

Just tonight I threatened the soap method for the first time in my parenting career. My almost-3 year old used the word 'stupid'. And, when my 5 year old started the punishment process, I utilized a new phrase, 'And who are you in charge of?' Her response? "No one??"
Which brand of soap do people recommend for first time offenders?

Moi said...

Hey, I've been reading too. Just didn't want to pay any dues, so I didn't post. EWL posts sevens, she does writes them in peoples comments section. There's something about Mormon women. We're like magnetic or something. We attract eachother.

Julie said...

Better than attracting flies, I suppose. Much better. Thanks for commenting, Jello.

Lianne, it's always nice to find a fellow Susan Cooper fan.

Elizabeth-W: Use whatever soap you have on hand. The best trick (or worst, if you ask my kids) is to rub their toothbrush on a piece of clean bar soap and then brush their teeth with it. They taste that soap for hours. I've also heard that making the verbal offender rinse their mouth with a tiny bit of vinegar works too.

Elizabeth-W said...

Thanks for the tips. I told my baby she was on notice, that she was going to be having nasty stuff in her mouth next time I heard bad words. Does she believe me? No. Will she believe me next time? Oh yes.

Gloria Glo said...

Wow. Magic of Ordinary Days is one of my favorite books. Not enough people have read it.

Moi said...

Woah, I just noticed that you couldn't walk on a tightrope either. That's wacky eh?