11 Random facts about me...

It's been a few days...sorry....I'm back. And I'm trying to be a faithful blogger.

It's been a crazy week or two and it's so cold here that I've been staying inside and not doing too much blog-worthy. Here's my picture. I heard from someone the other day that picture-less blog entries are boring so....here's my picture. This is what I'd rather be doing. I'd rather be sitting on a lawn chair, with my feet up, sipping iced tea (Canadian Iced Tea - not that unsweetened crap), watching my dog and my kids play in the sun.

But, I'm not. It's only -10 today which is pretty nice, considering it's almost Feb. so I'll be thankful that the -30 snap is over and I'll dream of summer days tonight.

A challenge was put out to list 11 random facts about me so....here goes:

1. I feel like my age stopped at 25 or so and that all my friends are all 25, just like me. It always surprises me when I remember I'm 35.

2. I cry like a baby at sappy movies - any sweet love stories, any untimely death stories, any missing children stories, and especially sad animal moments (like Charlotte's death in Charlotte's Web, etc). I also cry when watching a baby being born, human or animal - the miracle of birth never, ever ceases to amaze me.

3. One of my biggest pet peeves is typos and grammatical errors in officially published documents. I used to work for a man who would write his advertisements the way his brain translated them - directly from Dutch to English - without asking someone who actually spoke the language to edit/double check.....aaaarrg!

4. I had my first baby in the front seat of our Dodge Neon. Not exactly what those cars were designed for by the way.

5. I played (past tense) piano. I was studying my Grade 9 Royal Conservatory when I finished high school....but I haven't played much or used it since and so even though I got a piano for Mother's Day a few years ago, I'm really rusty and don't play much.

6. When I was in Grade 12, I went on a band tour to Europe for a couple of weeks - we saw The Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, and France. And at the end of the tour, our last concert was in Grand Forks, North Dakota and my friend and I were so tired of wearing pantyhose (eeeewww) that we ducked into a supply closet right after our last concert and ditched ours there.

7. With my first pregnancy I had a craving for oranges. I once ate a 5 lb bag of oranges in 2 days - as well as drinking OJ for breakfast. And, stranger yet... I love to read - read every single day - but with my 2nd pregnancy I had an aversion to reading. For several months I couldn't concentrate on a book and didn't even like to read, despite the fact that I was in the middle of a series by my favourite author at the time. A couple days after my DS was born, I came home and devoured the whole series.

8. Trev & I were friends for a couple of years but we only dated long distance for 2 months and in the same city for 1 month before getting engaged. When I called some friends to tell them I was engaged, their reaction was, "...to who??" Our first date was to a dinky-small-town theatre to see "Wayne's World" (still love that movie!)

9. I had serious doubts and even mocked people who felt they had met 'good friends' online through the internet/chat rooms/websites....and now I'm one of those who feels like I belong to some great, great, great groups of women!

10. My greatest desire is to know God and recognize his voice when He speaks to me. My second greatest desire is to love and be loved by Trev.

11. I kill houseplants. Really - I can't keep them alive to save my own life. I don't even know really why I try. I can barely keep plants alive outside where I have the sun and the rain to help me.

Don't know if those are random enough - or if any of them are actually news to you, but that's me! Take it or leave it.



Tam, I am said...

Love em. I kill plants too. I have killed even the most stubborn Texas cactus!

Maria B said...

Awesome! Does that mean that I'm only 25 too??!!! I like that :-)

Oh and I loooooove your pic.!!! I am SO waiting for lazy summer afternoons, watching the kids play around in the backyard, looking through a scrap. mag. on the deck. AHHHHHHhhhhhhhh

Jessica said...

love those Cathy! too funny! sad that you aren't playing piano when you have a talent..I've been taking lessons for 2.5 years, and MAN it's SO HARD!!!!! does it ever get easier? or does the music just get harder? LOL! thanks for sharing!

Alicia Barry said...

Hi Cathy. Wow, having your baby in the car. That must have been an interesting experience.

Erica said...

I kill everything green.

I LOVE that picture! I wish I were right there beside you girl!