Monday, 5 November 2007

100 Things About Me - Part 1

There is a blogging tradition, that when you have reached 100 posts, you list 100 things about you. Here is the list I came up with, although I will split it over the next two days. Enjoy.

  1. I have been a member of the LDS church my entire life.
  2. Since I was born in Utah, I am an American citizen.
  3. I am also a Canadian citizen.
  4. I have lived in both countries, but I’ve lived in Canada the longest.
  5. By the time hit my 30th birthday, I had moved 30 times.
  6. I’ve lived in Alberta, Idaho, and Utah.
  7. After living all those places, I have determined I prefer small town living and really don’t like cities.
  8. If I could go anywhere in the world, I would take a long trip to Scotland.
  9. I like to listen to bagpipes.
  10. As teenagers in a small town, my friends and I had to come up with creative ways to entertain ourselves. One of our favorites was to get a blank tape for our cassette player and record our own radio stations and soap operas. Fun times.
  11. In high school, I auditioned to be a cheerleader, not because I wanted to, but because people thought I was too shy to do it. I actually made the cut. Talk about surprised.
  12. I went to Ricks College. I wanted to get an degree in English Literature, but everyone tried to convince me it would be too hard to find a job in that field.
  13. So I took fashion design and merchandising instead.
  14. In my second semester of this course, I designed and made my own wedding dress.
  15. My aunt and I owned a fabric store and ran a sewing and alterations business, specializing in wedding dresses and prom gowns.
  16. After the business folded I was left with more fabric than I’ll ever know what to do with. I call it part of the years supply and insulation for the house.
  17. I tat. I wanted to learn how, but my grandmother passed away before she could teach me, so I taught myself.
  18. I cross-stitch and do other types of embroidery.
  19. I can never afford to frame anything.
  20. I love homemade quilts and decided as a teenager that I wouldn’t have purchased quilts or comforters in my home after I got married.
  21. All the quilts in my home are homemade.
  22. I like to scrapbook, but I’m way behind and don’t think I’ll ever catch up.
  23. I have way too many hobbies and not enough time for any of them.
  24. Give me a needle and thread and I can do just about anything, but give me a paint brush and paint and I’m bound to have a panic attack.
  25. Almost every wall in my house is beige and I want to change it, but I have no idea what to change it to. Also, it would require holding a paint brush.
  26. I have pink carpet in my living room. I hate pink carpet and I am still trying to figure out what the previous owners were thinking.
  27. I have been married twice.
  28. When my friend wanted to introduce me to the man that eventually became my second husband, I asked her why I needed to meet him. She said, “He would be perfect for you. You’re both short.” I fell in love with him anyway.
  29. When he proposed to me we were watching “Sesame Park” (Canadian Sesame Street) with my three year old. She tried the ring on before I did.
  30. My husband is 12 years older me.
  31. I am the oldest of six children.
  32. Now I am the mother of six children. Three are my own and three are my step-children.
  33. I have the best kids ever. I keep wondering how they turned out so well.
  34. My oldest step-son is only twelve years younger than I am.
  35. Four of my six kids are taller than I am. One never will be, and the other is quickly catching up. I always tell them the tallest person in the house gets to do the dishes. So far it hasn’t worked.
  36. My favorite movies are all over 50 years old. I especially like all the silly, old musicals.
  37. One of my all-time favorite movies is Casablanca. My husband has never watched it with me. He always falls asleep.
  38. I can watch a movie over and over again, but I have a hard time reading the same book twice.
  39. My favorite performer is Josh Groban. I love his music, and my husband likes to pretend he is jealous.
  40. The music in my cd cabinet is quite eclectic. I like a little bit of everything, although the radio is usually tuned to the country station.
  41. I play the piano.
  42. I also love to sing, but I haven’t done a solo in years and the thought scares me to death.
  43. I always wanted to sing on Broadway. Now I would just like to go to a show on Broadway. When I finally get there, maybe I will sing anyway. Outside the theatre, of course.
  44. I have always wanted to be a writer. My first book was a collection of poetry that I gave my great grandmother for Christmas when I was eight.
  45. When I write, I like to wrap one of my big fleece blankets around my shoulders and put my rice bag around my feet. Because I write best this way, most of my writing is done in the winter.
  46. Classical music is usually what is playing when I write. I find stuff with lyrics to distracting because I end up singing along.
  47. When I was growing up, my favorite books were the Little House on the Prairie series. I think I read the whole series at least five times.
  48. I own way to many books and keep running out of bookshelf space. At last count, we had over 1400 books in the house.
  49. The library is one of my favorite places. I could spend hours there.
  50. I would rather shop for craft supplies than clothes.
To be continued...


Ronda Hinrichsen said...

Wow, you sound sooo talented! Good to get to know you.

Avery Gray said...

My husband is twelve years older than me. His first son is ten years younger than me. I am the youngest of six kids. I adored the Little House books. I cross-stitch, too, but I always have my stuff framed because I give it away as gifts. I make my own fleece blankets and rice satchets, and that's how I like to cuddle up with hubby to watch TV in the winter.

How funny is that?!

Mandi said...

You were born in Utah? Now why did I not know that? Wow - there are really a lot of things I did not know about you! And now I think you know something about yourself - you can do a 100 list!!! Congrats!!

Ajoy said...

I'm so glad you did this. I've learned so much more about you! The more to love. :)

I know this is a dumb queston..but what do you mean you Tat? What is that?

I was born n Provo- but lived there only 1 year before we moved. I've lived all over the world since my daddy was in the Army. I like to cross-stitch too, I love Josh Groban, I love to scrapbook...will we ever be caught up? NO! and I would much rather shop for craft supplies then clothes.

Thank you for sharing more about you. :)

Stephanie Humphreys said...

It's funny how much we find we have in common with others when we just take a moment to share.

ajoy - Tatting is a type of lave making. Here is a website with some good examples. They say it is one of the hardest things to learn, but once learned, one of the easiest things to do.

Stephanie Humphreys said...

Oops, forgot to put the link for that site...

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