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I have learned that I don't like the unpredictable - I like to know how situations are going to play out before I get into them. This makes me avoid unknowns which annoys me.

I like to have easy routines such as the same thing for lunch everyday or the same dog walk in the mornings, until one day I get totally 'cannot do this anymore, ever' and then I change that routine for another which I will follow for a few weeks. And repeat.

My capacity for procrastination is sky high :-)

I love to potter round my house, getting things done and making things better.


I'm glad I know you, the end.


I am without question NOT a morning person. I can't function until about 11:00 am and even then I'm shaky. This makes life very difficult, as everyone I know, including hubby and D17 are morning people. Arguments have ensued because I cannot go to bed earlier than 11 pm.

My house is, and always will be, a work in progress and messy. My goal in life is not to have a spotless house, but to have a happy family.

I am lazy. Like, slothfully lazy. Which is why the house will never be spotless, I will never be Whippet thin and my kids will never be over-scheduled.

I love my parents but I don't like them a whole lot. They support me when I am toeing the line according to their values but if I stray, I feel like I am a 9 year old again.

Wine is hard for me to resist. Good wine. Also, I have learned that I like really good beer, not watery bad beer. So basically I'm saying that I'm a wine and beer snob, which is okay because damn it, I've earned it.

Flirting is something I have always done and is something I will always do. If you can't handle me joking around with your spouse and assume that it means I am after him not that I am just having fun, then it will be hard for us to be friends. I was closer to my brother than my sister growing up so I feel very comfortable around men. I don't gang up on men like many women do. So, honestly, what I am calling "flirting" is more just me talking to your spouse and not being all "lady like". Deal with it.

When the shit hits the fan, I WILL put my kids before my husband.

Which all could make me sound like a total bitch, but honestly, I am one of the nicest people you will ever meet - very open minded, not judgmental, will do anything for a friend.


Oh and, like you, Carmen, I am fixated on fast and old cars. My son and I drool over them.

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  • Carmen Staicer is a whirlwind of energy and execution who rarely sleeps and loves coffee and happens to have six outstanding awesome, incredibly loud and opinionated kids who are always right no matter what. Her passions include Zumba, hiking, photography, homeless ministry, reading, cooking, and spending time at the beach as often as possible. She's a college student studying to be a social worker who works as a Barista. State of mind? Tired, y'all.