Tuesday, January 16, 2007

100 things

1. I am the oldest of four girls.
2. I have lived in New York, Maryland, Georgia & North Carolina
3. I love Walt Disney World, but I don’t love Disney characters on adult clothing
4. I have one son
5. If I have another child, I think I would like another son (even though we miss out on all the cute girly clothes!)
6. I met my husband 10 years ago, in a restaurant where we both worked
7. He used to bring me Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups before we were dating
8. We have had a lot of personal struggles during our relationship
9. I haven’t grown as much as he has
10. I started decluttering my house 3 years ago, and it’s really changed how I feel about myself (thank you flylady!)
11. I have always struggled with managing my finances and living within my means
12. I have kept a journal since elementary school
13. I love to speak in front of groups of people, but I tend to feel anxious about making small talk at social gatherings
14. I am very picky about who cuts my hair
15. My short hair is always in need of a trim (because I’m so picky!)
16. I live in a teeny town, and sometimes I miss the suburban sprawl (and Target!)
17. I chose to live in this teeny town
18. I love to read, but normally I only find time to read in the bathroom
19. I’ve never been in a book club
20. I have very clear visions of things
21. I tend to forget to share my visions of things
22. I get frustrated when my visions of things don’t happen like I envision them
23. I have played the piano since I was 5 years old
24. I love musical theater and performing on stage
25. Music can make me cry
26. The first song that ever made me cry was “Never Gonna Let you Go” by Sergio Mendez
27. I was about 11 years old
28. I have always struggled with being overweight
29. I eat too quickly
30. I felt my best in 1995 and 1996, physically and emotionally
31. I am a control freak
32. I am compulsive
33. I am a little obsessive. At night, I have to check my alarm clock three or four times by actually touching the set button
34. I have spent more than ½ of my life living near the coast
35. I don’t like oysters or mussels, but I love my mom’s recipe for stuffed clams
36. I have taken sailing lessons in my life, but I still get nervous sailing because there are no brakes!
37. I find it hard to exude sympathy
38. I love to be a big fish in a little pond
39. I shine in group settings
40. I am a spiritual person
41. I don’t go to church as often as I feel I should
42. I enjoy preparing food, but don’t enjoy the planning so much
43. I am a “book cook” – I will follow a recipe to a tee
44. I am usually turned off by a recipe that has more than 6 ingredients
45. I don’t consider myself to be very athletic
46. The last organized sport I played was junior high field hockey
47. I enjoy walking outdoors, but NOT on a treadmill
48. Sometimes, I find it hard to get motivated to go out for my walk
49. After I go on a walk, I feel like I could take on the world!
50. I am getting ready to direct the show “Godspell.”
51. Watching “Extreme Makeover Home Edition” brings me to tears
52. I went to music camp for four years as a camper, two years as a counselor
53. I was in marching band in high school
54. I never thought of myself as a music geek
55. I love pizza with sausage, peppers and onions
56. I have become very good about sending thank you notes (thanks, mom!)
57. I haven’t kept very many friendships from high school or college, but my two oldest friends in the world are still a part of my life
58. I love peppermint stick ice cream during the holidays
59. Since I started lurking in the blogosphere, I have learned to make homemade marshmallows, I have made an effort to take better pictures, I have made an advent activity jar, I have read “Gifts from the Sea,” and I have started to send good mail just for the heck of it
60. I am a coffee in the morning girl
61. I tend to over commit myself, and then stress that I don’t have enough time off
62. I feel adrift when I have “free time,” hence the over commitments
63. I prefer Crest toothpaste, and never had to have a filling until I was 35!
64. I have worn glasses since the 3rd grade
65. I had braces two times!
66. I look like both of my parents
67. My hair is becoming very salt & peppery, and I think I’m OK with that
68. I have hazel eyes, and one of my eyes has a mole in it
69. My very first “job” was teaching kids how to make ribbon barrettes at a local store, circa 1979
70. My youngest sister got married in 2006, and we made ribbon barrettes during her “bachelorette party”
71. I hate to talk on the phone
72. I have spent a good part of my life thinking I’m not “cool enough”
73. I’ve been a Rotarian since May 1, 2004
74. I write with my right hand, and eat with my left hand
75. I get giddy over fun things in my mailbox, but I’m usually disappointed with a mailbox full of bills and junk
76. I typically look through a catalog eight or ten times. The first time, I want to buy one of everything. The next few times, I pare down the list to things I “really” want. I hardly ever order anything!
77. I enjoy camping, as long as there are some “basic” amenities (i.e. toilets and access to potable water)
78. I enjoy listening to live music, but not at concerts! I think they’re too loud! I prefer open-air music festivals and other places where the music is all around, and I can sit on a blanket and picnic.
79. I need new shoes!
80. I love platinum and white gold jewelry (although most of what I have is sterling silver!) I love chunky bracelets and interesting necklaces
81. I’ve had my ears pierced 6 times (four on one side, two on the other), but now I only wear one pair of earrings
82. I never wear matching jewelry sets
83. I can’t stand to have dry lips, so I am always using lipstick, lip gloss, lip balm or chapstick. I could never fall asleep if I didn’t have something on my lips!
84. I believe in chiropractic care and holistic healing
85. I also believe in Advil liqui-gels
86. I read something inspirational each morning, before I start my day
87. I leave my husband inspirational sayings taped to the bathroom mirror
88. I drive a Chevrolet Trailblazer
89. I’ve never traveled overseas
90. I think it would be fun to drive Route 66 in an RV
91. “I may not be perfect, but I am excellent!”
92. I make my son’s Halloween costumes
93. When I was younger, my sister and I took sewing lessons from a neighbor. She bartered for my mom to give her children piano lessons
94. I love it when my house feels and smells fresh. Fresh, to me, smells like citrus and bergamot or lavender or “fresh linen”
95. I hate overhead lighting. I NEVER use the fluorescent light in my office
96. I love the sound of snow falling
97. My favorite season, hands down, is fall
98. My birthday sometimes falls on Thanksgiving Day
99. I have always felt that someday I would be “famous” for something
100. I believe in Destiny


Jill said...

Hey my lurking friend, I just saw your comment on my blog and am wondering why you're a lurker instead of a regular commenter? I just read your 100 list and think you sound like a great girl. Apparently you've been lurking a long time based on #59. I'm officially inviting you to come out of hiding and get to know everyone so that we can get to know you as well. You won't regret it.

Crystalyn said...

liked reading your list of 100 and getting to know you a little better. you certainly sound "cool enough" (: i am left handed but play sports right handed.

Kelly A. said...

Wow, I loved your 100 list. Very thoughtful. I love getting to know the bloggers!

scrambled brains said...

I was referred to your page by Rebekah for your SPT ideas, and I have to say that I read your 100 list as well as Rebekah's and I loved them! They were great portraits of 2 amazing people, one I know and one I feel like I know. Truly Inspiring! Thanks!

Burgess' Intermountain Martial Arts said...

What a fun site...I saw the link on embracethechaos-lene.
So glad I came and looked.
I will be in her often.