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5 More Things About Me

Robert Hruzek tagged me in a meme that asks you to list seven things about yourself, but since he couldn’t count, I decided to only list five like he did, so he wouldn’t look as silly. 🙂

I have done a meme similar to this one twice before. Since I don’t want to be redundant, and I know you like reading my blog so much, I will give you the opportunity to go back and read 7 Things About Me and Five Things That May Surprise You. Just don’t forget to come back. 😉

Now that you’ve caught up, I will tell you five more things about myself. If, after reading those two posts along with this one, you still don’t know quite enough about me, go ahead and do your own list of five (or seven, if you can count) things about yourself and re-tag me. 🙂 Here’s my list.

  1. I don’t quite own “on.” Being from the south, I used to think that both on and own were pronounced “own.” When I tried to correct my pronunciation, I went a little too far. Now they are both “on.” And even more mixed up than that is that sometimes I will say, “I did it all own my on.” Maybe this little mess-up in pronunciation is why…
  2. I like to write. Now I don’t mean that I like to write short stories or poetry. I mean I literally like to get out a piece of paper and write.  It is also important to have a pen that I thoroughly enjoy writing with. If the pen isn’t write, the righting experience isn’t as good. 🙂 It might even make my hand fall asleep. Speaking of which…
  3. My head has fallen asleep. My head has literally fallen asleep on one side, and it was the weirdest sensation. This topic came up with when I tried to have a coherent conversation with Luke after falling asleep on the couch. Speaking of sleeping, I need to start saying goodbye soon. But here’s a little something to wake you up until the end of my post…
  4. I like mixed drinks. Now, don’t come to any conclusions until you have read more. I like mixing different juices together (with no added “ingredients”). Apple-strawberry is good, but my favorite is orange-apple-pineapple! Other mixed drinks I have been known to drink are peanut-butter-chocolate-milk and coffee-tea. Speaking of mixed drinks a cup of tea (regular mixed with sugar cookie sleigh ride) sounds yummy. Talk to you guys later….What? Oh. I’m only on number 4? There’s one more? Guess I really can’t count!!!
  5. I always say “goodbye” 3 times. My mom pointed this out to me when I was a pre-teen. I began to pay attention to myself, and sure enough, I always tend to say “goodbye” three times before I actually mean it.

So, there you have it. Five things about me that you were just dying to know. Now it is my turn to tag 5 people. I choose as my victims…

Good bye!

7 Things About Me

I was tagged by Amanda to list 7 Things about myself, so here goes.

  1. I love bananas but they have to be the perfect ripeness. There seems to be one or two days in the life of a banana when it is perfect for eating. When at this perfect ripeness, bananas are my favorite fruit!
  2. I have a short temper. For some reason this one surprises people. I have to watch myself or I will get frustrated with someone just for not being like me. I forget that not everyone thinks in the exact same way that I do! (Praise the Lord!)
  3. I am a middle baby. It may sound a bit confusing, but even though I was the middle child in my family, I have always been treated like and have acted like the baby. Don’t get confused here. I did not say that I act like a baby. I said I acted like the baby of the family. There is a difference, albeit a small one. 🙂
  4. I make it a habit to stick my hand in the toilet. Well, maybe that’s going a bit overboard, but I have stuck my hand in the toilet more times than I can count. It’s just that way with 5 kids. How else are you going to get the poop out of underwear during potty training without washing it down your sink? Interestingly, my hand took a dive in the toilet last week just to rescue a nail. Hey, any excuse works!! 😉
  5. I am becoming a geek. I guess anybody that is around Luke long enough will begin to form some geeky tendencies. I have learned to do a little with CSS (note I said a little) and am currently learning about Joomla!. I have learned to go to the computer every time I am curious about anything. I use it as a dictionary, Bible, phone, journal, TV, newspaper and several other things. I would be lost without my geeky computer (and the husband to go with it).
  6. I like the smell of new clothes and books. I know I will probably die with some form of sickness from sniffing them, but they just smell so good!
  7. Yes, all five are mine, they all have the same father, I do know what causes that, none of them are twins, I do have my hands full, and I’m loving it!

If you want to know more, read a previous post where I listed 5 things about myself.

Now for the fun part. I get to give you all something to blog about. I tag Luke, Rebekah, Matthew, Lisa, Paul, Butterfly Mama, and Angie.

Here are the rules:

  • Link your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
  • Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog (some random, some weird).
  • Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
  • Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

5 Things that May Surprise You

I have been tagged by my husband (Big surprise….he loves chasing me and I have to let him catch me once in a while!!) 🙂 I am supposed to tell you 5 things about myself that you might not already know. Let’s see. I have 3, I mean 4 children, but I bet you already know that. I am homeschooling…wait, most of you already know that too. This is tough for me because extroverts have trouble keeping secrets – even about themselves! OK. Here goes….

1. I am an extrovert.

Throughout grade school, I was an extremely shy person. Because of this, I always thought myself to be an introvert. It wasn’t until I got married and was looking through books on personality types that I discovered that being a shy person is not what defines an introvert. An introvert is idea oriented (not me at all!), but an extrovert is people oriented. I care what people think of me – usually too much so!! When I was a freshman in college, one of my friends joined the yearbook staff. I was very interested in both writing and photography, but would not join because I was afraid my friend would think I joined because she did!! I know that is absolutely silly, especially from this friend, who actually asked me if I wanted to join in the first place. But I did not see how silly it was until recently. I care what people think. As a matter of fact, I considered leaving out this illustration because I was afraid people would think I am a fruitcake. 🙂 Fortunately, there are people who do not mind, and may even like fruitcakes!

I enjoy working with the elderly.

My grandma used to take me with her when she visited the nursing home. We would see her friends and people that had no family to visit them. Thus the beginnings of my interest in the elderly. In college, I was part of a group that visited a nursing home regularly. It felt a little awkward at first, but then I realized how much our visits were appreciated. To some at the nursing home, we were the bright spot in their week!! Even if they did not know us or thought we were somebody they knew, they enjoyed our visits. Between my grandma and the college group, I have formed a soft spot in my heart for the elderly, even if they do get a little mixed up sometimes. Speaking of getting mixed up…..

3. A friend and I used the men’s restroom by accident.

Yes, we actually went into the bathroom and did not notice until we were coming out. Yes, we heard someone actually come in, do their business, and leave while we were in the stalls. I am sure the looks on our faces were priceless when we walked out of the stalls and noticed 2 whole rows of urinals that we had walked right past on the way in. Somehow it did not make sense to ask if they were there when we went in. (I guess it would now be pointless to mention that maybe I’m not very observant!) 🙂 Fortunately, we got out of the bathroom without getting as embarrassed as we could have been. I don’t know why the cashier looked at us so strangely when we came out……. 🙂 Even though this experience may make me appear a little ditzy, I am actually quite smart. As a matter of fact…..

4. I am currently learning Ruby on Rails.

A month or so ago, I looked at my husband as he was working with a database and said, “I bet I could do that.” He loved the idea and has been working with me off and on ever since, teaching me what he knows about building databases and how computers work. I still have a long way to go!! For those of you who are wondering, Ruby is a programming language, and Rails is a framework that makes it easy to connect a database to a website. The learning process isn’t exactly fun, but I look forward to the day when I can create my own usable database that will make both my life and the life of others easier. And last but not in the least…….

5. I have a blog!!!

I hope that someone is actually reading this post because nothing I have typed here is a big surprise to me!! 🙂 Plus, if no one is reading it, no one will ever know if he/she got tagged by me!! If you are reading this and were surprised by anything I said, I would love to hear about it. Leave me a comment. If you already knew I had a blog, why haven’t you commented on it??!! An extrovert is getting lonely, here!! Oh, I hope that didn’t offend any of you…… 🙂

Okay, now for the fun part!!! I tag Marie, Rebekah, Chris, Kelley, and Amanda. If you have a blog or are willing to start a blog, please post 5 things that you think others may not know about you and tag 5 more people. For information on how to start a blog, my husband has described how to do it here.

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