Monday, July 14, 2008

100 Things

First, I must say I'm loving that I can write whenever and just schedule posts to publish at a later time - so it seems like I write a lot but actually sometimes I'll sit and write three posts and then have them publish on different days! It's awesome!

Anyway, it's a custom in blogger land to post 100 things about yourself for your 100th post. Well, at the time, I didn't know about this tradition and since I'm approaching 500 posts it's a little late. :) I'm sparing you 500 things about myself and just giving you 100. :) These are in no particular order. Enjoy.
  1. I became a Christian at the age of 3.
  2. I'm the oldest of 7 kids.
  3. I've been a dental hygienist since 2001.
  4. I've lived in 4 states.
  5. I've moved 9 times.
  6. My husband is 4 1/2 years older than me.
  7. I tell him he robbed the cradle.
  8. We married in 2002.
  9. He completes me.
  10. We knew we wanted to adopt before we married.
  11. We didn't know it would be so soon.
  12. We planned to have biological and adopted children.
  13. God had another plan.
  14. I am passionate about adoption.
  15. It is the most significant life-changing event of my life.
  16. The world looks different to me now.
  17. I hope to be a mom again through adoption.
  18. One of my sons had an unrepaired cleft lip and palate.
  19. It was adorable to me.
  20. I work at a living history museum.
  21. In costume.
  22. It's the most fun job I've ever had.
  23. I really dislike doing dishes.
  24. I love to cook and bake.
  25. I was president, secretary, recreation leader, and vice president of my 4-H club.
  26. In different years.
  27. I was secretary/treasurer of my dental hygiene class.
  28. I don't floss every day.
  29. I actually don't like to floss but don't tell anyone. :)
  30. I don't think you can ever have enough hand sanitizer.
  31. Parenting is the most difficult and rewarding calling.
  32. I love chocolate.
  33. And coffee.
  34. And ice cream.
  35. And fruit.
  36. I used to be a size 4.
  37. I'm not anymore.
  38. It's okay.
  39. I create recipes.
  40. Growing herbs is one of my hobbies.
  41. I'm thinking about using cloth diapers.
  42. Because I believe in environmental conservation and stewardship.
  43. I thought I wanted to be a judge.
  44. Sandra Day O'Conner was my inspiration.
  45. I could never have been a judge.
  46. I love to entertain.
  47. Planning the menu and favors is my favorite.
  48. I have 14 cousins.
  49. I'm still close to many of them and their spouses.
  50. I also love cheese.
  51. I rub my feet together as I fall asleep.
  52. My kids are the greatest.
  53. And cutest - I can say that, they don't look like me. :)
  54. Pedicures make me happy.
  55. I edit my writing about 10 times before posting and then about 5 more times after. :)
  56. I don't like to talk on the phone.
  57. I only like to talk to my family and close friends.
  58. Laundry isn't my favorite.
  59. But I love clean clothes.
  60. I dream of travelling.
  61. I've been to Scotland, Belize, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Bahamas, and some other places.
  62. I lived in Florida for a year.
  63. I loved it!
  64. Moving sounds fun to me.
  65. Only in theory.
  66. Watching my kids sleep is one of the most peacful and beautiful things.
  67. Imagining my life without my kids makes me want to cry.
  68. I've never really been an animal person.
  69. But I've changed a little.
  70. And I love my dog.
  71. I love to camp.
  72. U2 is my favorite band.
  73. I took piano lessons for 12 or 13 years.
  74. Sadly, I don't own a piano now.
  75. I wish I did.
  76. I love to play.
  77. It's therapeutic.
  78. I also played the trumpet.
  79. I wish I had stuck with it.
  80. Our kids will be required to take music lessons for at least 2 years.
  81. I was homeschooled.
  82. And I was socialized.
  83. We "built" our house in 2004.
  84. It was a great experience.
  85. I love going to the Farmer's Market.
  86. I don't like gooseberries.
  87. I love to read.
  88. I devoured books as a kid.
  89. I would read several per day.
  90. These days, I'm doing well to finish one in a couple of weeks.
  91. Green is my favorite color.
  92. I dream of publishing my own cookbook.
  93. I kind of want to be The Next Food Network Star.
  94. But I actually don't like public speaking.
  95. I used to love acting.
  96. Now it kind of terrifies me.
  97. I'll be 30 next year.
  98. I think age and life experience have made me more reserved.
  99. I'm quieter and less social.
  100. That said, I love my family and friends.


Alicia said...

That was very interesting and fun! I didn't know about that tradition but I'm up to almost 300 posts, haha.

Heather L. said...

Very fun post! I didn't realize green was your favorite. I do believe it's mine too -- if you look at my house and my wardrobe. :) And I used to laugh at people who liked green! :)

Rachel said...

That was fun to read.

Yea! for 4-H! I was all of those except the rec director, but I was the reporter for years.

Also, 4 1/2 years does not rob the cradle. (At least not compared to us.) :)

And I had no idea about the living history museum. Interesting.

Ambrose Family said...

Fun to read! Some of those things I knew (obviously especially the Conner Prairie related ones), but others were a revelation.

I tease Dan about robbing the cradle too, but he's 7 years older. What can I say, when it's right, it's right!

You wanted feedback on posts, I love posts that are more personal, about you, your family, your history etc. They make me smile, and let me learn more about you.

Merrilee said...

Ok, I gotta say that you are just cool!!! I wish I had such a great list of 100 things about me to write....

Kim said...

Wow---I learned so much about you!!! I didn't know you were homeschooled! That's great and encouraging to me!

Loraena said...

Very interesting! We have a SCARY lot of things in common. =)

Sara and Adam said...

Just found your blog from someone else's.
28/29 made me laugh- I always question my dentist on how often he actually flosses when they tell me I need to floss more!
And 52/53 makes me laugh too. I always say that I am entitled to say that Rylie is the cutest because I am not responsible for how cute she is!
Fun post!

Mary said...

That was fun! I loved reading all those things about you,

Muriel and Jerry said...

What a fun post. Have a great vacation.

Paula said...

O.K. wait a minute. I thought you are a hygenist....and you don't floss everyday. I thought you dental people practiced what you preach :)
Love your list !!

Thad & Ann said...

LOL, love the list. I say #53 too. :) I was also Homeschooled...I'm normal..go figure. ;)

Great list!

Barbie said...

Thanks for posting that even if it was a little late. :-) It is fun to get to know you more!

Noah and Josh's Mom said...

I rub my feet together too! I always thought I was weird! :)

Very fun!