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Saturday, August 6

Stuff Portrait Friday~ Obsess Much?

Oy, I am so stressed. I could not get any photos up yesterday as this is the first time I have sat down at my own computer. This week's offerings:

* Your Horrible Habit

My bad habit has to do with breaking the law. I am just not able to drive the speed limit, unless of course, I am carting around children. Then I try to maintain the proper speed. Granted, I have gotten speeding tickets, but now I know where all the speed traps are in my vicinity! My husband thinks I need to go to a track and race cars.

* Something you obsess over

It's has to be my skin. I am a lotion freak. The moment after I wash my hands, I must slather lotion all over them. After a shower, I have to have lotion on my entire body else I cannot clothe myself. And my face! Well, I have 2 kinds of face wash (not pictured), then I tone, lift, apply eye cream, then moisturize. I spend more time lotioning up my face than I do in the shower and afterward body lotioning combined. I am a freak for different lines of skincare and currently am using products from Oil of Olay, Arbonne, Clinique, Biotherm, Lancome, and Chanel. All for my *face*!!!

* Something that causes anxiety
(Sorry, internet, no photos to share of this one.)

I had to think a long time about this, thus the Friday posting on a Saturday. I then asked my husband his opinion of what stresses me out the most. He ran the gammit from having a clean house, to being on time for everything, to the refi of the house, but when it came to the one thing that causes me the most anxiety- it's my friendships.

I think about my friends almost all the time. And when I don't hear from them, I get really stressed out. I mean, I make an effort with regard to spending time together, why can't they? Now, the friends who are reading this- please do not get upset! These are my own *perceptions*! Remember how powerful perceptions are and how I had to go on an anti-anxiety/depressant for over a year? Ya, powerful schtuff.

I need to accept the fact that some people don't have a lot of time for in person friendships; some people just prefer to e-mail or use the phone as their preffered method of bonding. For me, I like the in person time. I *love* hanging with my girlfriends. Even if it is just sitting at the kitchen table, listening to the kids'laughter in the other rooms, chatting about nothing in particular. That really adds value to my relationship. I have some really close friends where we can do that often, but I gotta stop stressing about the friends who can't!


  • At 9:02 AM, Blogger Liz said…

    Hee. The picture of your speedometer made me laugh. I am a recovering speedaholic, but it's all too easy to fall off the wagon. Especially when it's going 85 mph.

  • At 4:07 PM, Anonymous Josh said…

    I am loving the Arbonne item in your picture - where can I find more!

  • At 6:18 PM, Blogger Mainline Mom said…

    I am totally a speedster!! I blogged once about the only time I was ever pulled over. Check it out. http://waterwatereverywhere.blogspot.com/2005/03/i-too-like-it-fast-and-loud.html

  • At 6:31 PM, Blogger Vajana said…

    I'm a big dorky "only 5 miles over" driver. That is only because I get caught doing ANYTHING wrong.

    If I go 6 miles over I know I'll get a ticket. Just my karma for being some total jerkhead in my former life I guess.

    I stress about my friends too. You are fortunate to have girlfriends to hang out with. Most of mine abandoned me when I had kids...now they're having kids and it's like, "Oh yeah, NOW I see what you were talking about."

  • At 8:17 PM, Blogger J Bo said…

    Liz- your comment is too funny!

    Josh- uh, yeah...I can introduce you to my co-worker with the winning smile who sells Arbonne on the side....

    mainline mom- I was pulled over for speeding with my cute daughter crying in the background and I *still* got a ticket. Quotas!

    vajana- you know, all my really good girlfriends who have kids are women who I met online. Seriously! Well, except for my most fabulous neighbor. She came with the house. :)


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