Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Finish This: Week Eighteen

Joining the link-up party with these lovely hostesses: Jen at The Arizona Russums, Nicole at Three 31, Lisa at Coastlined, and Becky at The Java Mama.

I feel an adrenaline rush when someone says they want to watch Doctor Who for the first time, when my sisters and I all get to hang out together, when a new book comes out from a favorite author, and when the ramp meter gives me the green light to get on the freeway.

I feel energized when I have more than two loads of laundry to do. I know, this is weird, but there's something about being doubly efficient {one load in the wash, one in the dryer} while doing something else {productive or not!}. I also feel energized after spending time with people - extroverts, holla!

I feel small when driving next to semi-trucks, hugging my dad, gazing at the ocean, and of course checking out this stud:

 I feel big when I hug my mom. She's 4'11", so my 5'4" height actually seems tall in comparison.
When I was about 12 years old, my mom was doing my hair in the bathroom on the ferry. There was a little girl in the bathroom also, and she said to her mom, "Look, that lady is doing the other lady's hair!"
My mom told her, "Oh, she's not a lady. She's my baby. I'm her mom."
And the little girl responded with, "Look, Mom, it's a little mama!"
So that is my nickname for my mom: Little Mama.

I feel indestructible when I'm rocking out during Zumba class. I know I don't look indestructible, but I definitely feel it!

I feel stupid when I paint my nails. How hard can it be to apply two layers of polish without smudging the anything? Impossibly hard, apparently. 

I feel smart when tutoring my student in pre-algebra. I feel smart, and I hope I make her feel smart, too, because she really is getting good at the whole math thing!

Thanks for joining the fun! Add your post to the link-up or respond to the prompts in the comments, and then comment on someone else's post! Also, per the wonderful hostesses, I'm inviting Laura at A Single Drop in the Ocean to join the Finish This link-up. You're welcome, Laura :) 


  1. BUWAHAHAHA I love, love, LOVE your responses!!!!! Math questions make me feel like an idiot and I rarely, if ever, paint my nails without messing them up, and I'm LOTS taller than my mom too. I did Zumba a few times while pregnant and definitely felt like a crazy person, but it was loads of fun. Thanks for joining us this week! xo, Nicole

  2. I never learned how to properly paint my nails either. I feel like it's a skill I will never acquire. Everyone always tells me "just go get your nails done Gaby. Please." Haha! I feel your pain!

  3. Oh my gosh, I cannot paint my nails wither! Seriously, I have avoided them for YEARS since I always would mess them up :-) And that meme about zumba? HAHAhahahaah yes!

  4. Semi trucks are my small thing too!!!!!

  5. Mt. Rainier! I love it. I always get so excited when "the mountain is out". :)