Monday, March 3, 2014

NaBloPoMo March Day 1-5 Interesting Things About Independentmami

I have recently taken on a new challenge for the month of March-NaBloPoMo.  What is that?

National Blog Posting Month, frequently abbreviated as NaBloPoMo, is a month-long writing exercise.

I will be participating this March and it looks like the topic is SELF.

NaBloPoMo March 2014

Today's topic-Tell us five interesting things about yourself?

Well I am pretty open to tell you about myself and it is really hard to thing of 5 different things to tell you that I already have not spoken about in the past but I will give it a try.

#1-  I am an OCD cleaner.  When my now husband-then boyfriend and I first started dating is the first time I really think this became an actual OCD.  On Thursdays, I would come home from work and started cleaning everything.  I made sure the house was spotless.  I never really have been a clean freak as my mom kept our house squeaky clean when I was growing up.  She would be up at 4 am and you could smell the house being cleaned.  I did not think I would ever see myself acting like this but I have become my mother's daughter when it comes to cleaning.  To me everything has a home, and if everyone does their part-it will go smoother for the ones who clean.  Don't get me wrong I do not use a white glove to check my house but I do get on my hands and knees to scrub my floors.  But what is even crazier is that I like to clean, what??  I know.  I go in the ZONE.  It is kinda therapeutic for me.  I can be having a bad day and I will go an organize my closet, clean the cupboards, or start cleaning out the pantry.  So there you have it, I admit, I like to clean!

#2-  I am cheap.  I am super cheap.  I think of it as being thrifty, budget friendly, and frugal for the future but my husband plain old calls it CHEAP.  But my cheapness has rubbed off on him as well.  It all started when I worked retail.  I saw how much the clothes was being marked up, and then discounted.  I started to shop on the clearance racks and used my discount.  Now, I do not even look at anything in the front of the store.  I look for the RED or YELLOW signs calling my name.  I like anything above 70% off.  I really enjoy going through the racks and finding items under $10 or $5.  If it is higher than that, I think about the need I have.  Do I need this item or do I want this item?  Then I make the decision for purchase or to put back on the rack.  I love end of season sales.  My favorite stores to shop at are Garden Ridge (Christmas 90% sale in January), Walgreens (75% after each holiday clearance sales), and outlet stores (they sometimes offer extra discounts on items you were already going to purchase).

#3-  My name means THE DAWN OF LIGHT but I hate mornings.  I would rather sleep in on days I have to be up, and on days I don't have to be up-stupid self decides to wake me.  Don't get me wrong I have had to wake up early for work and school, etc... but I prefer late start.  My body takes awhile to adjust when it is not daylight outside.  There you have it...I, Alba, and not the Dawn of Light you expected.

#4-  My middle name was my delivering nurses first name.  My mom picked it last minute.  I prefer it to my first name since people sometimes don't get 4 letters and always mess it up.  People think I am a guy from reading my name.  And it just rolls of the tongue better-Ca-Ro-Li-Na.

#5-  I hated English writing, and essay assignments and yes I like to blog.  Weird, huh?  I think it is because I like to talk but my circle seems to think I talk too much.  So If I write my thoughts here who ever wants to read it does, and they can stop when they want to.  But I get to say what I want and no one can stop me.  I will say I do not to spell check and proof my writing because what I type and say in my head sometimes are not the same.  Hopefully you get what I say when I do that and miss the correction.

So these are my 5 maybe not-so interesting things about the mami behind Independentmami.

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