Tuesday, August 20, 2013

What's in a name?

So it took me only a few minutes to come up with a name for this blog.  Yes I wanted to pick something that would catch your eye, but I also wanted it to be an ironic and unique description of my personality.  Let me start off by saying that I LOVE dessert!  Like, a lot!  I'd rather skip dinner and go straight for a piece of cake, or a cookie, or a big bowl of ice cream (which is usually non-fat frozen yogurt....more on that later!)  I'm health conscious, yes.  I watch my weight and check myself every week when I do my weigh in (I lost 50 lbs after my second baby with Weight Watchers - LOVE IT!...more on that later, too!)....But I'm a chocolate lover!  It's in my genes - my mom, my sister, even my great-grandma...we're all the same way!

Now you might remember that I described myself as Type A - organized, detail-oriented, anal, on a strict schedule, etc, etc.  But the term 'Peace and Love' is used to describe a free-spirit, more of a hippie!  It's so ironic but I have a very good friend (he's one-half of one of our closest couple friends), that's known me for about 3 years, and he describes me as just that - a free-spirit! LOL  The first time he said it I literally laughed out loud (as did my husband!).  I couldn't imagine that that is how I could possibly be perceived by someone.  I do take it as a compliment though...  I may have 1,000,001 things running around my head, mental lists that I'm making about what I have to buy at the supermarket later or what I have to get done before my son goes to school in the morning, but I act "as if"....as if I have it all figured out, as if I'm not a total neurotic, as if "I'm right on top of that, Rose!" (a reference to a line from Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead - too funny!)

So there you have it.  My blog is born...we've been properly introduced...and I'll see you tomorrow with more!