Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Getting to know me…

Here are 10 random things about me that you may not know:

1. I do not like CGMan (or anyone) to lay their head on my pillow. No snuggling on my side of the bed.

2. I am slightly claustrophobic, especially my feet. I cannot wear boots or tight fitting clothes. One of the reasons I don’t scuba dive is the thought of putting on a wet suit gives me anxiety.

3. I love to bake for bake sales.

4. I have to make the bed the minute I get out of it.

5. I have an irrational fear of driving in my vehicle and being struck by lightning.

6. I’ve always wished I was left-handed, like my dad. He has beautiful penmanship, so I thought I would too, if I was left-handed. Plus, lefties are cool and unique, with stuff made just for them.

7. I know how to burp at will.

8. I taught myself how to change a tire and the oil, to sew, cook, crochet, type and all things computer. I’m pretty handy with a drill, too. I had my own set of tools when I met CGMan.

9. I’m not really a redhead, but I am part Irish.

10. As women were coming into their own and breaking through the glass ceiling, the only thing I ever wanted to be when I grew up was a mom. Even though I’ve had many outside the home jobs, my career of choice was the best job I ever had. I’m looking forward to being promoted.


Now tell me a little bit about you!


  1. This was a good post. I knew about everything you listed except:

    1. Getting struck by lightening while driving.
    2. Wanting to be left handed.

    I will share 3 things about myself:

    1. I want to live to be at least 80 years old, but not give up any of my
    bad habits.
    2. Even after my scooter crash in Greece, I still have a real desire to own
    a motorcycle. I have had a motorcycle license for 30 years and never
    owned a motorcycle.
    3. My wife is my best friend and my super hero.

  2. I found that I'm a lot like you!
    #3, #4, #6 (my mom is left handed and also has beautiful penmanship.)
    #7, can you burp the alphabet?
    Half of #8.
    All of #9, Harry's uncle has called me "the little Irish girl with the French name", been doing that for 31 years now. I went red 14 years ago. I'm actually, what my mom calls, a dirty blonde.

    And #10 is dead on! The only thing I ever wanted to be when I grew up was a mom of 5 kids. The Lord only sent me 2. I never gave up and even tried to adopt two different times but they both fell through. The last one after we had the new born baby for 7 days. In the State of GA. the mother has 10 days to change her mind and she did. I suffered as if the child had died. Harry refused to let us go thru that again. But last year when I turned 50 I realised I wouldn't be having anymore and I've just settled into the GRAND~girls. Looking back... The Lord knows what He's doing. I have to trust in Him!
    Sorry this turned in to such a long comment. I was just surprised at how much we really are a like, except that painting habit of yours, not me at all!
    Make it a GRAND Day!

  3. I remember well perfecting #7 with you!!! Ahhh the good ol' days! ;-)

  4. I love that you like to bake for your friends, too (no sale required). I kind of agree with #1, but my vice is a fork. No fork sharing. I cringe when people share forks. Now if I have wine glass 1 & 2 you will see me share a fork w/ Mike after glass #2. If you wanted to share something with me and handed me your fork you would watch me fight the inner voice of DON'T DO IT. YOU MAY DIE (hee hee).

    I agree about #4.

    Love you!


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