Since returning to Houston, I've been super busy trying to update our downstairs bathroom. Expect a full post on it later this week (along with my Cara Box reveal AND an easy wedding DIY) but for now here is a peak at the before:
|Yup, that's shiny forest green paint. It's gotta go!|
And on to the Sunday Social for this week from Ashley and Neely!
1. What do you miss most about being a kid?
Appropriately enough, being carefree - no bills, very few responsibilities, no pressure.
If you haven't checked it out, I recently wrote about the struggles of being on a budget when you have no income. As some of you may know, I started nursing school in May while wrapping up my fifth (and final) year of teaching. My last paycheck came in 10 days ago. Yikes.
2. Dd you have a nickname growing up? What was it?
Kookookarabajackal. (Hint: sounding it out makes it easier to say. Koo-koo-ka-rab-a-jackal.) My stepdad gave it to me when I was about 10. It stuck and I love it. I think it's from some old song lyric but I couldn't tell you for sure.
And also Kay-Kay. I couldn't say "Caitlin" when I first learned to talk so I was Kay-Kay and my brothers were Pat-Pat (Patrick) and Day-Day (David). Clearly, I was a wordsmith from a young age.
3. What was your favorite thing to do at recess?
Given that I grew up in Texas and my recesses were about 100000000 degrees, we tended to hang out anywhere there was shade. Under a tree, under the fort part of a playscape, under the roof's overhang. You get the idea.
4. What did you want to be when you grew up?
I always wanted to be a doctor and I never wanted to get married or have kids. Then life took me on a different path and now I'm here - in nursing school (which I love) and engaged but still not wanting kids. Yet.
What's they they say about planning and then God laughing? Pretty sure he's enjoying this one!
5. Did you participate in any school activities?
I loved school activities. My passion was playing volleyball but I was also on student council, in volunteer groups, NJHS, blah blah blah. I went to a private high school and there was a large focus on being the smartest, the most involved, the best athlete, etc. So, you know, typical overachiever right here. Guilty as charged.
6. What is the funniest thing you did as a kid that your parents still remind you about?
When I was about 3 years old and my brothers were about 18 months old and I used to torture them. If they were in the little pack-n-play I would throw everything imaginable at them. If they were out, I'd put doll clothes on them. My grandmother used to say, "Get your licks in now. Pretty soon they'll be bigger than you and don't forget - there are 2 of them and just 1 of you!"
She didn't actually encourage hitting. It was just a joke. Calm down, peeps.
Do you have any funny childhood stories? Any crazy nicknames? Join the link up!