Day 21 – My 10 favorite foods

Wooooohoooooooooo — this is an easy one.  I like to eat and am very simple with my tastes.  No super fancy food over here in my neck of the woods!!


  1. Rice – any kind– most recently Rice and beans have been an ultimate favorite
  2. Chips and Guacamole — not sure if this should count as 2, but I don’t care haha
  3. Macaroni and cheese
  4. Chocolate chip cookies
  5. French fries
  6. Morning Star spicy black bean burgers
  7. Bean and Cheese burritos
  8. Snap peas and Green Beans
  9. Onion and Pepper Pizza
  10. Steamed broccoli

Okay, so now I am hungry and want a little bit of all the things mentioned above hahaha.

Day 14 — If you won the lottery….

Okay, so in typical Michelle fashion, I have fallen behind on this challenge already.  BUT– to change it up, instead of just giving up, I am going to jump back in.. and hopefully back track on some of the days as I make time to.

Today’s challenge is, If you won the lottery……

Definitely  a challenging question and while I think about it all the time (don’t we all), I have never really THOUGHT about it.  t doesn’t give a dollar amount that you won, so I am just going to assume that it is a pretty substantial amount.  Possibly one that would mean that I would not need to work anymore and could still manage to live quite comfortably.

With that being said, I probably would NOT quit my job.  I mean, I don’t think that I would necessarily stay on full-time, but I would certainly work part-time for as long as possible.  I would also pay off any of our big “loans”. Damian’s student loans, the house, my car.  I would finally add-on the additional bathroom that we don’t quite have the money for right now.

Of course I would like to help out my family members as much as possible as well.  So yes– all of the normal things that I feel like most people would want to do with some of their winnings.

THE #1 THING I WOULD DO IF I WON THE LOTTERY, would be——————————————————————-

GO ON A VACATION!!!!  Well to be honest, 2 vacations really.  I would like to go on a vacation with just Damian and I and then an additional vacation with the whole family.  This is so important to me!  We haven’t been on a family vacation since before Mayci was born. When Myles was 1 and a half we spent a weekend away so we could go to the Bronx Zoo and then to the New England Aquarium.  Not even what I would consider a true vacation.  And Damian and I, we took a long weekend for our anniversary about 4 years ago.  And we have done a couple of overnight stays in NJ/NY at his brothers places a couple of times since then.  I want a true getaway.  Like more than a few days and somewhere longer than 3 hours away.

So, see– I wouldn’t be too greedy if I won the lottery.  It would just be nice to be able to live comfortably for a time.  Something that we don’t always do, depending on the time of year.

Unfortunately, I don’t play the lotto, so if I don’t play, I guess I will never win!


What would you do if you won the lottery??

Day 7 — Your pet hates

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So we only have 1 pet here in the Curtis household.  A creepy bearded dragon named Rex.  And let me start off by saying, he was definitely NOT my idea.  I have always wanted a pet.  But I think it was more of the idea of a pet.  I am pretty lazy and always knew that having a pet would mean more work on my part.. and let’s be honest here– I don’t want any extra work.
I really just think Rex hates the cold.  He hates the fact that I keep breaking his damn UV light and that because of that he has trouble digesting his food sometimes.  He hates the fact that the ones who REALLY should be taking care of him are too busy hanging out, playing video games,  making a mess, not cleaning their rooms, or brushing their teeth.

Oh– and don’t mind the red picture– seeing as how I broke his last light, He has his nocturnal light on ALL the time!!

On that note… is any one looking for a gross dragon lizard looking thing for their home??

Day 6 — my 5 senses right now

Sight …….  My iPad screen as I type this and Criminal Minds on my phone.  I would take a picture, but Criminal Minds is way to good right now!

Sound ……. Criminal minds; Damian, Danny, and Robert downstairs in the studio; Myles and Mayci arguing about juice boxes 

Smell ….. Leaves candle from Bath and Body Works, and cakes cooling on the stove

Touch …… The iPad screen and my flannel pajama pants

Taste ….. Dunkin Donuts coffee and … Gummy bears from a school fundraiser
What are your five senses right now?

Day 5 — 10 songs you love RIGHT NOW

Yay… Even though I am a day behind on this one, this is an easy one for me.  I pretty much listen to the same songs over and over again… Then I switch to a new group of songs.  Right now currently, my favs are:

1. Til I Collapse —– Eminem (this is my current favorite song to put on when I am really hitting a rough patch during my runs.. Have a feeling I will be listening to it a lot in Disney)

2. Heartfelt Lies —- Ron Pope

3. Drop in the Ocean —- Ron Pope

4. Here —- Alessia Cara

5. Never say Never —- The Fray

6. You and I —- Stevie Wonder

7. Lay me Down —- Sam Smith

8. I See Fire —- Ed Sheeran

9.  Soldier —- Gavin Degraw

10. Like I’m Gonna Lose You —- Meghan Trainor ft. John Legend

Day 4 — What are you afraid of?

In my Day 2 blog post, I mentioned random facts about myself.  In that I mentioned my fear of large crowds and of vomit.  I am not exactly sure that these are the kind of fears that’s reviewing asked about.  Maybe they are, but I am going to dig deeper and really think about what I am afraid of.  I am sure there is not just one answer.

I would have to say that one of the things that I am afraid of is never truly finding AND doing the things that make me happy.  At 33 years old, sometimes I feel like such a failure.  Now please don’t over think that.  I sure as heck try not to.  Yes, I am married. Yes, I have 3 kids. Yes, I on a house. Yes, I have a job. Yes, I have friends (not many, but just enough for my liking). Yes, I have loving and supportive family members.  BUT– sometimes, let’s be honest here… most times, I still feel like so much is missing.  I’m afraid that I am gotten sucked into this idea that I must do things in a certain way at a certain time, with certain people.  I’m afraid that if I don’t start really living for me, I will be stuck in this mold and never know the real meaning of life.  

And if I allow myself to continue living this way,  I’m afraid my children will continue the cycle.  I look at Mayci in all her 4 year old glory and envy her vivacious and fiery spirit. It had to have come from somewhere.  She has an “old” soul and a laid back attitude like her daddy… But that want to excitement and that light in her eyes, could that have possible come from my gene pool.  God I can only hope so! Myles, at only 6 has that ability to learn something new and yet still want to learn even more about it. He seems to have a passion for always needed to broaden his intellect.  I want that! And Madison, her sense of accomplishment and drive toward success in everything she touches, I pray that it sticks with her until her last days. And I fear that if I don’t start living my life FOR something, I will not be able to nurture those qualities in each of my children and they will get locked away in a place never to be found again.

I think as I am getting older I am thinking more about the quality of my life as opposed to what I physically have in my life.  I am afraid of not living a life worth anything.  I am afraid of not making a difference in someone’s life.  There are so many people that I credit for changing my life in many ways. I just want to know that when I am done with my life here on Earth, that someone can say that I left a mark on their life.  I’m not looking to change the world, but I do want to have an effect on the future.  

But you know what….  Maybe what I should really be afraid of is that all of these fears are the very thing that are keeping me from reaching the goals that I ultimately yearn for………..  



Day 3 — Your favorite quote!

Day 3 – Your favorite quote


Oh Dear– I LOVE quotes.  Quotes of all kinds. Quotes about love, happiness, life, inspiration, strength, fear, etc  I don’t think that I could ever narrow it down to just one.  So I will list 5 of my favorites (in no particular order)– and even that will be hard:

  1. “Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, or won.  It is a spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, & gratitude.”   ~~Denis Waitley
  2. “Embrace the glorious mess that you are.”  ~~ Elizabeth Gilbert
  3. “Your naked body should only belong to those who fall in love with your naked soul.” ~~Charlie Chaplin
  4. “Be the type of person that makes everyone you come across feel perfectly okay with being exactly who they are”
  5. “Don’t judge someone just because they sin differently than you”


Day 3— DONE!