- I love to write, I always have loved to write, and since I was sitting around nursing my babies all day long, I thought I would use that opportunity to do something productive, and enjoyable with that time.
- I long for connection. This outlet allows me to communicate with friends and family, yes, but blogging has done much more than that. It has given me a way to connect with people with whom I share a similar experience, most of whom I've never met. They have encouraged me, offered helpful advice and blessed my life--you know who you are.
I was checking my blog stats recently, which tell me, among other things, where my readers are from. I learned that I have readers from the Isle of Man (I had to look it up to make sure I knew where it was). I realized that they (those people over on the Isle of Man--hello!) and many of you don't really "know" me. I recently read a blog post titled, Things you should know about me if we are going to be BFF. I thought it was a fun idea. So, below are a few things about me, so that all of you, especially you people over on the Isle of Man, will know me just a little bit better.
My mom is an identical twin.
I enjoy the smell of Skunk.
I was on life support for three weeks when I was 27 with a bad case of mono (I don't recommend it).
I'd rather have a glass of red wine than eat dessert.
I love gardening! (zinnias from my garden)
I love playing board games--my favorite is Scrabble.
I never cut my hair until I was a senior in college. I donated almost three feet of hair to Wigs for Kids. (this is the only picture I could find--everyone on our basketball team in high school braided their hair in dreads--I'm on the far left).
I sucked my thumb until I was nine years old (I don't recommend that either).
I'm tall, 5'10"--I wish I was an even 6'.
In 4th grade I memorized all the Presidents of United States--I can still recite them today.
I have this one rogue arm hair that is over two inches long.
I have three sisters.
My favorite food is fresh pineapple.
I started wearing contacts in 4th grade.
We have two dogs, Winnie and Fiona.
My favorite color is green.
I wore my hair in pigtails when I had the twins.
My favorite animals to see at the St. Louis Zoo are the Malaysian Sun Bears, followed closely by the penguins and puffins.
I can't stand the feel of lotion on my hands; I have to wash it off immediately.
I double majored in Biology and Psychology in college.
When people use improper English while speaking to me, I'm often distracted by correcting them in my head.