Saturday, May 26, 2007

I got tagged

Thanks, Anne! (said with great sarcasm....just joking of course). Oh my, not sure if I can come up with 7 interesting things about myself. Since it's actually 7 Random Things, they don't all have to be they??

First of all, the rules:
Each person tagged gives seven random facts about themselves along with the rules of the game, as well as tagging seven others by listing their names as part of the blog post and leaving a blog comment for the tagged individuals to let them know that they've been tagged.

Ok, let's see.....

1. We've lived in 5 different states in 10 years: Alabama, Georgia, California, Mississippi, and Texas. Nope, we're not military, but dh's company sure does like to transfer us. We'll be moving to the Atlanta area in the next 9 months or so. And....I'm growing roots. It's been fun and quite an adventure, but I'm done with the moves.

2. I'm originally from a very small town in south Alabama. I'm talking 2000 people small, no red light, no fast food restaurant, just a couple of banks, a post office, a grocery store, and a Dollar General, of course. Oh, and I can't forget, my Grandmother's Florist. I think she and Pawpaw (who is now deceased) have had a business there for something like 53 years. It's certainly a slower paced lifestyle.

3. I can wiggle my ears, too. I saw this on kittymuggins' blog. I have no idea when, why or how I discovered this incredible "trick" but I can do it.

4. I'm short....5'1" short even though I was a head taller than all the other girls in my 5th grade class. I just stopped growing. Must be all the times my parents dropped me on my head. LOL! We laugh about it, but yes, I fell off things a lot when I was young. Mom claims the first time I ever decided to roll was from the top of the washing machine. I road my walker right out the door of the trailer. Mom and Dad lived in a trailer while building their house. Which leads me to the biggest fall of all. Somehow they thought it would be wise to take a toddler into the attic while stuffing insulation. I was supposed to play on a piece of plywood and as one would expect, I managed my way off the plywood and fell 2 stories to the basement. Thanks to my fuzzy pink coat, I survived completely unscathed.

5. I'm an engineer by degree so all those falls must have not damaged too many brain cells. Hannah did that for me. LOL! I swear, I've lost my noodle since becoming a mom. It's a trade, though, that I'd make a million times over.

6. Speaking of Hannah, she's an IVF baby. I don't mind sharing that we did IVF to conceive her. By the grace of God and the miracle of modern medicine, we are so blessed to have an incredible daughter.

7. I hate to clean house. I actually think, well know, that my house is cleaner since being on bedrest. That's so sad, so so sad! Dh just came up here and announced that he has been cleaning. He said, "I know in the past that you've been 'afeared' of the vacuum, but I'm letting you know that I've tamed it." ;-) I'm thinking that he's done such a good job why stop when I get off bedrest! Seriously, my main problem is that I sew a lot and end up spreading stuff all over the house. I'm demanding a dedicated craft room in our next home.

Now let's see if I can find a few folks that haven't been tagged. How about....

Stopping one person short. I hope I haven't tagged someone that has already been tagged. Forgive me if I have!!
Wow, that killed an hour of my bedresting time. Thanks Anne! :-)


Wool Winder said...

We've also been transfered a lot, so I understand about needing to put down roots. My roots have grown in Texas and though we may move again someday, I think we will retire in this state. It feels like home.

I hate to hear you're moving, but it will be closer to your family, so that's good.

Anne K. said...

What fun stuff!!! Love knowing all these things - can we call you "Short Stuff" now?!!! :-)