Saturday, December 31, 2016

50 More Facts About Me

    Oh, friends, I know you've been waiting for the next installment to the Facts About Me.

    Here they are!

    1. Most of my adult life, I was 5'9". I am now 5'8.5". I guess I'm over the hill.
    2. My first car was a red 1972 Nova. It was a gas guzzler.
    3. I have had 2 speeding tickets. The first one was more than my paycheck.
    4. I have been in only one car accident. Someone rear-ended me in a snowstorm.
    5. I have lived in 5 different houses in my lifetime...all in the same city.
    6. My daughter and I each have a mole in the very same place...not telling where!
    7. My eyes are hazel...the same as my mom's name.
    8. My father was an abusive alcoholic, but not going there anymore.
    9. I love Diet Pepsi, but will not drink more than one per day, if at all.
    10. I prefer a bath over a shower any day.
    11.  My favorite band is the Rolling Stones. I have seen them in concert 3 times!
    12. Cruising is a favorite vacation. We've gone on far!
    13. We also like to travel by Amtrak. We've gone on 4 train trips far!
    14. I love coffee, but limit myself to no more than 2 per day. Hot and black.
    15. I lack a sense of direction and can easily get lost anywhere. A Garmin is always in my glove box.
    16. I've been a Christian all of my life and always will be. God has blessed me in many ways.
    17. I have an uncanny way of telling people what's on their minds.
    18. I also tend to be very empathic. Not always a good thing.
    19. To fall asleep, I must have my ears covered.
    20. I was engaged to another man when I met my husband.
    21. I have a scar near my right eye when I was thrown from the back seat in my sister's car at the age of 4.
    22. I became an aunt at the age of 6.
    23. I won 1st place at a local Pillsbury contest and won $500.
    24. I tend to be very lucky. Once in a while I'll  play the lottery.
    25. My blood type is O positive. I donate blood every 56 days.
    26. I get along with most people, but am easily intimidated.
    27. I prefer the toilet paper to roll off from the top. I've been known to change the position of the roll in other people's houses.
    28. I've always been a great speller.
    29. I rarely buy anything at full price. Groceries are excluded. I love a good sale!
    30. There is always a pile of books at my bedside.
    31. I am NOT photogenic! Hence, there is no photo of me on the home page of this blog. Yet.
    32. French Fries. I love them! This has to change!
    33. Scary movies are not my thing. Neither are roller coasters.
    34. I recycle everything I can. Keeping the world the best we can for others is important to me.
    35. I broke both bones in my left wrist in 2007. I wore an external fixator for 5 weeks and had 5 months of PT following. I now have a 2% disability in that wrist.
    36. I wore glasses at the age of 4 til 2nd grade. I was cross-eyed.
    37. Now I have prescription glasses for work to help me read. At home, I wear cheaters. +1.5
    38. Rainy days always get me down.
    39. I am always on the lookout to help someone. It makes me happy to help.
    40. I always wear a watch. It goes on my left wrist.
    41. I cannot learn anything new beyond 8:00 PM. My brain is not receptive and nothing sticks.
    42. I have to look at my hands to tell left from right...remember I am directionally-challenged!
    43. I have never worn high heels. Nothing over 2" heels for me. I am too tall.
    44. I gave birth to both of my children with NO pain killers. Totally natural. TMI?
    45. I've always wanted to be a woman who loves to host dinner parties, but it's not me.
    46. I collect pennies in a 5 gallon glass jug. When it's full, I take it to the bank and buy something frivolous.
    47. I really don't like talking on the phone. I like person-to-person conversations.
    48. I am a homebody. I can stay at home happily for days and days.
    49. People who are rude, biased, close-minded, and disrespectful really bother me. I have been known to support the innocent by-stander.
    50. I like making lists and usually have 3 or 4 going at once.
    There you have it!

    Do you see anything here that we have in common?

    *Day 31 of 31 Days of Blogging Challenge (I MADE IT!!!!)


      1. I love lists and have many on the go, I also have special notebooks for particular kinds of lists. I too change the direction of the loo roll if it isn't right. We have many other things in common too, I am a Christian, homebody, upset by bad weather, wear glasses, never buy anything full price, and I am completely with you on wanting to do dinner parties but it is just not me (it makes me too anxious). x

      2. First I want to say that you are a giant compared to me... I am 5' !! I'd love your winning recipe... not that I bake too often, but I am curious!! I still live in the same town where I was born and my kids were born here too! I get my left and right mixed up and have to stop and think when giving or getting directional information (and let's not confuse things anymore with your left and my right!! Lol).

      3. omg I love posts like these where I get a glimpse into the real person!!! Thank you for doing it. Now to the things we have in common. The first thing was a first car in the 70's. I first drove the fam car, a tank, then a beater station wagon (cool chick driving a station wagon, imagine!) then an olds. Father was an abusive alcoholic as well. yep. I'm very intuitive too, wonder if it comes from trying to read a situation growing up? I became an aunt at age 5. Involved in a car accident with my sister driving when I was about 5. #27-30- all yes to me too. French fries scary movies, yep yep. rainy days, ick. I did teeter around in Candies heels as a young thing on the disco floor.
        And finally, big connect on #49. We need respect and kindness, we've been hurt enough for a lifetime, and it really isn't all that hard y'all, just be nice.
        Like Kathy.

      4. This was fun to read. I would have never thought of these statements. A great way to get to know you.

      5. I also love a bath over a shower and absolutely love coffee, only I drink at least 2 pots a day! I have been a Christian all of my life and always seek to improve my life. Putting the toilet roll on in the same way you do is a big thing in our home, I try hard not to change it at others yet barely succeed. I could eat French Fries every single day and still want more! I do not remember when I started wearing glasses, but it was during grade school and due to the fact that I was getting horrible headaches. I still wear glasses today, recently went to bifocals. I also have to look at my hands to tell my left from my right. Plus, in the years that my husband and I have been together, which equals the time I have been quilting, we have become big time homebodies. Once again, I enjoyed this post and sharing parts that are common. Thank you for sharing and have a fabulous day!

      6. Hi and know that I completely enjoyed reading all of the posts here...First off, I would like to wish you all a Happy New Year....i'm a mother of 6 which have all flown from the nest...out of the six none are quilters and with 4 being girls, that makes me sad....I live with my pet miniature Schnauzer which has no sense of humor...Before my husband passed away he used to tease me about living in quilt shops. He would say "it's all about the chase" (sometimes I think he was right) I enjoy quiet days and sometimes several on end...I'm proud to know God and feel good about our relationship...My sight is beginning to fade..(I'm also Type 2 diabetic) so I guess I'd better get busy making the quilts I've been so busy "chasing for" If anyone has an idea on how to use all the salvage peices I've been saving for years please let me know..The only thing I come up with is the Split Rail Fence...but don't know how I can use such thin peices...oh dear!

      7. Great post, Kathy! These are so fun. Things we have in common: 7,16,24,26,31,32,33,45,47,49.

      8. My goodness, I feel like I learnt a lot from that - some odd things, but what's even more hilarious is that the odd ones are the things I have in common!! lol.
        E xx