Can't remember if I have posted this before or not.
1- My favorite color is black. Not because I am weird, but because black is a color that makes all the other colors around it look that much better.
2- I love shopping in thrift stores.
3- Solving a problem by thinking outside the box thrills me.
4- I am overweight and if I spent as much time exercising as I did obsessing about fat, I would be anorexic.
5- Five is how many c-sections I have had.
6- My brain sees a "Far Side" cartoon in every situation.
7- My smile is my favorite thing about me.
8- Clean sheets are one of the things I love. Bic brand medium point blue ink pens are another.
9- I can handle doing a menial task longer than most people.
10- I regret having bought a front loading washer/dryer, even though my laundry room looks really nice.
11-I kept a perm in my hair from 5th grade until 10 years ago.
12- I have a "thing" for old tables, old linens, and old pewter.
13- I tend to be a pleaser, a peacemaker, and I cannot stand confrontation.
14- I love being married and cannot wait for my husband to retire.
15- I get misty-eyed at the drop of a hat.
16- I love tent camping.
17- I am the middle child of three children. My brother, the oldest, was born with mental retardation and had to be institutionalized at the age of 7 due to a major seizure disorder. My mom almost miscarried her pregnancy with me. My sister was born with a diaphragmatic hernia, which has a minuscule survival rate percentage. She was dark blue when she was born and had to undergo surgery immediately (this was 36 years ago). I am blessed with two incredible siblings.
18- The smell of cat urine is the grossest smell in the world.
19- It drives me crazy to see words like "finally" or "dining room" spelled wrong (ie "finnally" or "dinning room")
20- I want to be a birdwatcher when I grow up.
21- I stopped smoking about a year before I had my 4th child. Now, seeing someone smoking makes me sad for them. I pray that they will find a way to quit.
22- I am one of those cooks that rarely follows a recipe. I just go by what flavors taste good together.
23- I read magazine backwards, as in I start from the back and work my way toward the front.
24- On the morning of my birthday in 2004, I needed something from my memorabilia box which is stored in the attic. King brought it down for me and when I opened it, there was a smaller box right on top of all the stuff. Inside there was a note that my dad had sent to me when I was at college. It said: "Happy Birthday! I wish I could be there on your special day." (He died in 1988). I thought it was hilarious and so much fun and through laughter and tears of joy I yelled out, "Thanks, Dad!" One of the best days I have had in my life.
25- I have a "wine-stain" birthmark on the side of my left foot.