- I have been a member of the LDS church my entire life.
- Since I was born in
, I am an American citizen. Utah
- I am also a Canadian citizen.
- I have lived in both countries, but I’ve lived in
the longest. Canada
- By the time hit my 30th birthday, I had moved 30 times.
- I’ve lived in
, Alberta , and Idaho . Utah
- After living all those places, I have determined I prefer small town living and really don’t like cities.
- If I could go anywhere in the world, I would take a long trip to
- I like to listen to bagpipes.
- 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.
- 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.
- I went to
. 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. Ricks College
- So I took fashion design and merchandising instead.
- In my second semester of this course, I designed and made my own wedding dress.
- My aunt and I owned a fabric store and ran a sewing and alterations business, specializing in wedding dresses and prom gowns.
- 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.
- I tat. I wanted to learn how, but my grandmother passed away before she could teach me, so I taught myself.
- I cross-stitch and do other types of embroidery.
- I can never afford to frame anything.
- 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.
- All the quilts in my home are homemade.
- I like to scrapbook, but I’m way behind and don’t think I’ll ever catch up.
- I have way too many hobbies and not enough time for any of them.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- I have been married twice.
- 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.
- 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.
- My husband is 12 years older me.
- I am the oldest of six children.
- Now I am the mother of six children. Three are my own and three are my step-children.
- I have the best kids ever. I keep wondering how they turned out so well.
- My oldest step-son is only twelve years younger than I am.
- 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.
- My favorite movies are all over 50 years old. I especially like all the silly, old musicals.
- One of my all-time favorite movies is
. My husband has never watched it with me. He always falls asleep. Casablanca
- I can watch a movie over and over again, but I have a hard time reading the same book twice.
- My favorite performer is Josh Groban. I love his music, and my husband likes to pretend he is jealous.
- 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.
- I play the piano.
- I also love to sing, but I haven’t done a solo in years and the thought scares me to death.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Classical music is usually what is playing when I write. I find stuff with lyrics to distracting because I end up singing along.
- 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.
- I own way to many books and keep running out of bookshelf space. At last count, we had over 1400 books in the house.
- The library is one of my favorite places. I could spend hours there.
- I would rather shop for craft supplies than clothes.
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.