So here goes- a bit more about me:
~I love the challenge that the farm has offered me. I have always enjoyed making things, and on the farm, I am able to create without worry. If it is not perfect, I accept what I have done, or begin again.
~I love learning about other places. Many times I will be reading on line about a place that I have a book about. I love to read how families/people live around the globe, learn about the foods they eat, what they wear, and what they believe.
~I am a better driver than passenger~especially in the mountains. Don't ask my family as they most likely will tell stories about my phantom slamming on the brake, or grabbing the handle in the truck and more that will make my face turn beet red!
~I rarely wear socks~although tonight I actually have on a pair of one of the boys. I think I own two pair of socks.
~I rarely wear any shoes at home. And after I married Bill, I realized high heels of any sort would do nothing for me, so I do not own ANY high heels.
~I saw the movie Silence of the Lambs. We were living in Germany and I was pregnant with my second son when AFN(Armed Forces Network) played it. I had to watch the entire movie once it began as I have this terrible thing in me that creates far worse mental images than a movie can create. I had no idea that AFN showed scary movies and also would show movies without editing~remember back then, TV still censored language etc. That movie was horrible. I do not understand why people write that stuff or film it. Poor Bill had to go even to the bathroom with me for weeks.
~I went to high school in the middle of nowhere. I have not gone to any reunions and hope maybe to make it to my 30th in 2015.
~I am more than an optimist. I am a verb to make things happen. No this does not mean that things are perfect for me. Instead this means that I am willing to roll up my sleeves and do what needs to be done. Tomorrow is coming no matter how much I complain, sulk, cry, or close my eyes. I decided long ago to accept this and be part of what I could do.
~I love old movies. If I could, I would own all of the Abbott and Costello, Jerry Lewis, Lucille Ball(movies and TV), Doris Day, Cary Grant, Rock Hudson, James Garner(TV and movies), a few of Henry Fonda's (Spencer's Mountain, Fail Safe, 12 Angry Men) as well as a few of Jimmy Stewart's and many of the older musicals...Oh and in case I disappointed anyone with my scary movie reveal in #6, I love some Alfred Hitchcock movies-Dial M for Murder/Rear Window/North by Northwest/Strangers on a Train...and a few more.
~I love to read. When I was a little girl I read The Bobbsey Twins, The Three Investigators and Trixie Belden. I read everywhere and anywhere. I read the cereal boxes, carted home books from the school library, and ordered books from the school book orders.
~When given the choice between home economics or shop class in school, I chose shop class. I was deathly afraid of the power tools(still am), and still smile at how I was able to complete a mini shelf. It was not level and I sanded it like crazy, for months, to 'look' busy. I am sure my grade was out of pity instead of skill, although I did receive an A in the class(for those outside USA-this was top grade).
~I love playing games and miss that my kids are getting older and this part of our life has slowed down some.
~I nearly drowned as a young girl. It is the main reason I had all of my children take Red Cross swimming courses. This is also the reason I love to go to the beach, but not swim, and sit on the edge of the pool with my feet swirling around.
~I do not like sweets that much. If I had to choose a favorite chocolate bar I guess it would be a Reece's Peanut Butter Cup-or the original Whatchamacallit.
~I can write in reverse and it is legible if you hold it up to a mirror.
~I still have my stuffed bear from when I was a little girl. I had the chicken pox when I was in 2nd grade and mom bought me a bear to make me feel better. My bear has been on all of my kids beds at one point or another and soon will have a place back in my bedroom. I eventually called the bear Pookey although it was nameless for several years.
~I do not like coffee. I suppose over my life, I have had about 10 cups of coffee. To me the taste is so misleading~as the smell is so heavenly. Bill drinks coffee with no sweetener~he loves coffee.
~I constantly am studying. I love to learn and have at any given time several topics or areas I am researching. I am a person with lots of interest and cannot imagine a time where I won't have several books about with notepads, highlighters and index cards.
~With the family, every single rock larger than my hand has been brought to the farm. For my siblings~how about that? Do you remember the rock shirts? I have had my kids use the rock shirt concept to haul their toys away etc. and now all these years later, I had to haul rocks to my place! How funny is that? But here is the twist, every rock I collect~has a fossil on it. When you look at photos of the farm and see the rocks larger than a hand~keep this in mind~every single one, was hauled here.
~Every day except for Saturday, I iron Bill's clothes. I suppose I could iron all at once and be done with it, but when I iron I chat with Bill. So this is how I like it.
I thank all those that entered the contest and shared so much about you. I tried to think of new things about me~but don't forget this: I am a believer in Jesus Christ and am thankful for His work on the Cross. I am happily married to my best friend Bill. We have been married for almost 24 years. I have four amazing children. Well three are adults and one is a teen, but to me, they will always be my babies. And as no post should be without a photo~here are my babies...1996.