It was surely dark but probably not stormy 52 years ago when I was born in a German Army Field Hospital. In celebration of my own birthday here are 52 things about me!
1 – I love Cats!
2 – I am scared of the dark.
3 – I love the Green Bay Packers. Before Farve, after Farve, forever.
4 – I cry at, over and because of just about everything.
5 – I love to sing but really stink at it.
6 – I was named after my mother. Why couldn't my older sister have been saddled with this?
7 – My aunts are the greatest and I am so lucky to have them!
8 –I have a friend who has been my friend for over 42 years! Love you Sidlet!
9 – I am deathly afraid of spiders. Even little teeny tiny ones. I blame it on the Tarzan TV series of my childhood.
10 –I hate milk except on cereal and with chocolate desserts like chocolate chip cookies, chocolate cake and brownies.
11 – I have dissected both frogs and chicken eggs.
12 – I walked into a plate glass window at the mall during Christmas time. I wanted to see if a guy had sesame seed buns. (He was wearing a Big Mac shirt)
13 – When I was a senor in High School a group of Junior boys would follow me around. I never could figure out why but NOW I work with one of them!
14 – As a teenager I wanted to be a Social Worker and save the world one child at a time.
15 – I am 5 ½ inch feet tall.
16 – I wear ring size 5 ½ and shoe size 5 ½.
17 – I was my mom’s second biggest baby. The biggest baby (Jack) is now about 6 feet 1 inch. Life is just not fair.
18 - Being Seventeen was my favorite year until I turned 50! Great memories.
19 – The High School Adiel coaches cheer at once put a Fire Hydrant next to me during a Basketball game. We were the Huskies so I guess it was kind of funny.
20 – I had German Measles when I lived in Germany.
21 – I love yellow roses and daffodils.
22 – Fall is my favorite season and September my favorite month.
23 – Thanksgiving dinner is the best. That is what we’re having for my birthday dinner!
24 – I hate to shop for clothes, shoes and accessories because I can never find anything that fits right.
25 – I wish I had both of my sisters crafty genes.
26 – Water scares me.
27 – Because of this I only shower, never bath!
28 – But rain makes me very happy.
29 – There is a touch of OCD floating around inside of me.
30 – I read the Bible from cover to cover when I was 15 years old.
31 – My favorite Christmas Hymn is Oh Holy Night. I love the part that says, “Fall on your knees.” Give me chills every time I hear it.
32 – Merry Christmas, Darling can still make me cry. 34 years later!
33 – Speaking on Christmas, my favorite Christmas song is Felix Navidad played REALLY loud.
34 – When I was born I had a full head of thick black hair. I now have thin, fine, mousy brown hair.
35 – I am not a morning person.
36 – BYU and the U of U are my favorite college teams. Unless they play each other and then I become a BYU fan!
37 – All my toes have been broken. Some more then once. (I swear I am not a klutz. Said in my best Nixon voice)
38 – I sucked my thumb until I was in fourth grade.
39 – Because of the German Measles I had I got Mastoid Infection which paralyzed the left side of my face. I then had to have surgery in German at the age of 18 months.
40 – I love to work with the youth at church.
41 – Apples are my favorite fruit. I eat at least one a day.
42 – I love Snowmen and have a growing collection.
43 – I have been a huge Barry Manilow fan.
44 – My favorite concert of all time was Elton John in 1975 when he was still dressing up and being a wild and crazy guy.
45 – I have watched the Sound of Music at LEAST once a year for as long as I can remember.
46 – I had my first child at 30 which is VERY old here in Utah.
47 – Diet Coke is my good friend.
48 – One of my brothers died from years of drug abuse. PLEASE DO NOT TAKE DRUGS!
49 – In 1974-1975 I steadily dated three guys named Kelly.
50 – My favorite hobby is reading. (Is reading a hobby?)
51 – Contrary to what my family will tell you, I really am able to spit gum out a window as long as it is open.
52 – My life is better now than I ever thought it could be and probably better than I deserve.
Here I am with my MUCH older sister Marrla shortly after my surgery and while still living in Germany. I am the cute little bundle of pink on the left. I am sure there were times when my mother too wanted to feed me to the wolves!!
Thanks for celebrating with me and thanks so much for all your love and support! I feel like I have so many blogging friends that I may never meet who really are my friends! And thanks to all my friends I have actually met! You are all the best and I miss seeing you! (And thanks to Jill and Kristin for being good sisters and sister-in-law and reading my blog!)