Friday, January 30, 2009

25 things...

Fertilized! I accept the challenge!

1. I married the only boyfriend I ever had.

2. I am proud to be Canadian & look forward to moving to Toronto.

3. My kids are my proudest accomplishment. They are teens & we still have a great relationship. I don't just LOVE them, I actually LIKE them.

4. There are incidents from my past I will take to my grave.

5. I am very grateful for my faith. It was the only thing that got me through the death of my father. If I didn't know I would see him again in heaven, I don't know how I would have coped.

6. When I had cancer & went through radiation, I had nightmares that were so vivid I woke up crying and was awake for the rest of the night. I have never had nightmares like that before or since.

7. I think my cancer scar is a badge of honor.

8. I'm intimidated by every new person I meet & still intimidated by many of my friends. I constantly worry what people think of me. I think you are better than me because you are thinner, smarter, wittier, have better hair...

9. My husband refers to my mother as "the spoon" He's right. She is constantly stirring things up.

10. My nanny (grandmother) is closer to my heart than anyone other than my husband and kids. She took on the role of Mom to me when I was a teen. Her health is failing, she has Alzheimer's, & I am terrified of her dying.

11. I am a really cook cook. I am a decent baker, but a really good cook.

12. I performed well below my intellect and ability in college. My GPA sucked.

13. If I could do it all again, the only thing I would keep the same from my wedding is my groom.

14. I graduated from Bob Jones University. I am not proud of that.

15. I am a crappy friend. My husband is my best friend - i don't look for fulfillment in relationships with girlfriends.

16. I hate to talk on the phone.

17. My first kiss was with Jimmy Shearer, He had a very sexy Tom Selleck mustache.

18. I love mysteries - books, movies, TV.

19. I will never trust anyone named Timmons again. I know it's a ridiculous generalization, but it is what it is.

20. My high school English teacher had a crush on me. He'd probably be in trouble today.

21. I honestly believe I am capable of murder when it comes to protecting or avenging my daughters.

22. My dog Sophie makes me happy. She was a comfort during my cancer treatment.

23. I don't read my Bible or live out my faith like I should.

24. I regret not standing up for myself years ago. My mother & mother in law should be very grateful I have been a coward.

25. I think random movie stars are sexy - like Arnold Vosloo from the Mummy, 24. Brad Pitt, meh, not so much.


We used this song as part of the service at church on Sunday - yeah, my church isn't like most churches - we're way better. You should have been here the week we did Pink Floyd. This week it's a little Lynyrd Skynyrd Freebird. But, that's a post for another day...check us out at

Anyway, Dreams has been running a near constant loop in my head since - it's one of my all time favorite songs. Dolores O'Riordan has such a uniquely beautiful voice.

Thought you might enjoy it too.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009