Saturday, September 20, 2008

It Was A Dark And Stormy Night

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!)


Emily K. said...

Happy Birthday!!!!

Tara said...

Hey, Happy Birthday Marrdy! Those were some interesting tidbits! My favorite part was the pic of the bundle of pink, so cute.

McEwens said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! How in the world did you break all your toes??

Very interesting list! A friend for 42 years!! WOW!! It is great getting to know things about you!

Hope your birthday was great!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Marrdy! You look great for 52, and I loved reading all that intresting info about you! That is such a great idea, my 30th is coming up so maybe I should do something like that.

Wow...I'm going to be as old as you were when you had your first kid, wierd, considering I have an eleven year old.

Kristin said...

Sung at loudest birthday party voice...
"Happy birthday to you-cha cha cha
Happy birthday to you-cha cha cha
Happy birthday dear Marrdy" ok you know the rest.
Hope you had a yummy Thanksbirthday dinner!
(and that your young did not make you cry this week)

Sid said...

It's funny I was thinking about how long we had known each other the other day! I can't believe it's 42 years! I'm not old enough for that and neither are you! You know that the only reason you're my friend is because you were the only one shorter than me! hehe Love ya Mard! Hope you had the best birthday ever!
Oh and YES! you do deserve every ounce of happiness! (you and I both know you've earned it)

Veggie Mom said...

Happy B-day, gal! I'm ALL OVER Numbers 1 & 3! Stayed up late last nite to watch The Pack lose to the Cowboys; now hope to stay up late to see Brett hammer San Diego. My girls were at Lambeau Field last nite--I'm sooooooo jealous! BTW, got a Great New Giveaway going on over at my place, to commemorate my 100th post--please stop by!

Insane Mama said...


You sure were a cute little bundle next to your VERY older sister... HAHA

Liz said...

Happy Birthday!!!! But please don't ever sing Feliz Navidad in my presence....I can't take it!

Sherri - KaysvilleMomma said...

Happy birthday!!!!

Lynn - the piggy bank painter said...

Happy Birthday!

I love the picture. So cute!

And I am taller than you. I am 5'2" : )

Meaghan said...

Happy Birthday! Great picture.


Tracy P. said...

Happy Birthday! You share a birthday with my sister-in-law.

You may have thought you were old at 30 for having babies, but I was 37 and 38 when I had my kids!

Adiel said...

Happy Birthday again, let's go out for your birthday lunch again. :)
Love the picture of baby Marrdy!

Dawn@Embracing the Ordinary Life said...

Just wanted to say thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday...100 things and being saucy was a lot of fun!! So glad to have you checking me out...You have a great 52 list!!

Marrdy said...

Thanks for all you Happy Birthday wishes. My little sister, who has never left a message, sent me an email that said she actually learned some things about me along with all of you!


Tara-I was a cute little kid, thanks!

Pam-I always seem to slam my feet into things. Couches, planters, bed frames, vacuums and on and on.

Tonya-Just think you will be a grandma when you are my age too. But that will be fun.

Kristin-You are my favorite sister in law!!

Sidlet-Love you, love you, love you Grandma!

Veggie Mom-You are my wise Packer Backer!! And lover of kitties.

Mariah-I may have been cute but I could never compare to how cute you were! (are)

Liz-Felix Navidad!! (I promise I will never sing it to you!)

Sherri-Welcome Back!

Lynn-Thanks to my tallest blog friend!

Meaghan-Thanks! I am enjoying your blog!

Tracy-I was 35 and 38 when I had the last two! We're almost twins.

Adiel-It's a date...always!

Dawn-I am so glad I found you again! Thanks.

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Happy Birthday! Love your list :)

Kim said...

Happy Birthday! Very interesting facts you have there!

~Trish~ said...

Happy Birthday! Thanks for stopping by my blog when it was featured last week! I'm still trying to catch up with all the comments I got!!

Melissa B. said...

Happy Birthday! I think I've told you this before, but I'm a Cat Lady, too!

Roger's Wife said...

HEY!!! I read your blog too!!!! What am I....chopped liver???? ;)

Your favorite "barely" older sister!