April 4, 2007

75 Things about Me- UPDATED

UPDATED: September 2010

In the good old blog tradition, I'm doing 75 things about me (I couldn't think of 100 I'd be willing to share!)

1. I'm a list-maker.
2. Which comes in handy for this task!
3. I've got an older brother.
4. And a younger sister.
5. That puts me in the middle.
6. I was NOT the classic overlooked middle child.
7. But growing up, I thought I was.
8. I don't know my biological father.
9. I have a great dad.
10. When I was in high school, I wanted to go to college
here.
11. But I ended up going to college
here.
12. I made the right choice for me.
13. I came back to my hometown after college.
14. I planned to move away.
15. 17 years later, I'm still here. It's been 20 years now.
16. When I was a teenager, I thought I was proud atheist.
17. I was really a blasphemer.
18. God had other plans for me.
19. He grabbed my heart at 24.
20. I accepted His grace and forgiveness at 28.
21. I can't believe He died for me.
22. I'm so glad He did.
23. Because I'm going to Heaven.
24. And I can thank Him in person.
25. I'm married to my best friend.
26. I love spending time with him.
27. I don't deserve him.
28. I have a beautiful daughter.
29. I don't deserve her, either.
30. I could read "Pride and Prejudice" once a year & still love it.
31. It's my favorite book ever.
32. I wish I were as spunky as Eliza Bennett.
33. But I'm not.
34. I love roller coasters.
35. And snow.
36. And coffee.
37. And good friends.
38. And Motown.
39. And Frank Sinatra.
40. I'm not really a cryer. I've probably cried more in the last year than in my entire life.
41. That doesn't mean I don't care.
42. I am not patient. At all.
43. God's working on that one.
44. I'm the tallest female on either side of my family.
45. I'm only 5'6".
46. My favorite Gospel is Luke.
47. My favorite Old Testament book is Joshua.
48. I've never seen "Willie Wonka & The Chocolate Factory".
49. I don't feel deprived.
50. I have a weakness for chocolate.

51. Especially Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. Not so much anymore.
52. And Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies. See #51.
53. I can tell you which episode of "M*A*S*H" is airing within 30 seconds of its start.
54. I still watch it almost every night. Not much of a TV watcher anymore.
55. I'd rather watch Food Network than just about anything else on TV. The exception to #54.
56. I'm not a great cook. Actually, I started cooking more in the last year, & my family loves it.
57. I keep hoping I'll learn by watching. I have.
58. Or reading one of the many, many cookbooks I own. I don't have so many anymore.
59. I'm an avid reader.
60. Though I don't have much time for it. But I make time.
61. I don't have a green thumb.
62. But I keep trying. Turned that over to my husband & daughter.
63. I like the beach in 3 seasons.
64. Summer isn't one of them.
65. I get sunburned faster than anyone I know.
66. I stay inside a lot.
67. I'm a big sports fan.
68. I'm not athletic.
69. I wanted to be a lawyer when I grew up.
70. I'm a paralegal instead.
71. And a Southern Living at Home consultant. And the wife of a full-time student.
72. I co-teach an adult Sunday School class. Now it's youth girls.
73. I'm amazed anyone would listen to what I have to say.
74. Or read what I write.
75. But I do it for Him. And that's what counts.


Melissa

9 comments:

Shalee said...

I'm sure you could have made it to 100... slacker!

This list is great as it really shows some insight to you.

Blessed Beyond Measure said...

Just wanted to stop and say hello. I dont think I've done that since you surfaced. xoox

Julie said...

I love your list!

Lisa writes... said...

I just had to pop in one more time and tell you I too love Pride and Prejudice and not only can but do read it at least once a year! I'm also not a cryer nor athletic and am continually amazed that anyone actually reads what I write! But like you I do it for Him and for His glory...

Blessings,
Lisa

Liza's Eyeview said...

Great list! Glad to blog-meet you and get to know you a little bit through this. I landed here by browsing through the Family Friendly Blogs blogroll :)

Anonymous said...

Great list!! I read them all, so people do read the things you write. I would love to read pride and prejudice, been trying to read it for so long. I alway get to the first three pages and stop although I'm a book worm. Continue doing what you do for Him.
Blessing!
Virginia

Kimberly said...

That was fun! I love learning about other people. Thanks for sharing!

Carpoolqueen said...

Thanks for stopping by! And I'm glad you had this post prominently highlighted. We have quite a few things in common.

Darcy.
Not knowing dad.
The Commonwealth of VA (lived there for six years).
Food Network.
More cookbooks than nights in the year to cook the recipes.

Looking forward to getting to know you more!

2cats said...

I just read your list. I have only just recently become a follower. I am very glad to know you. Your list has inspired me to create my own list.