Wednesday, November 20, 2013

8 things

There's this thing on facebook:
you get a number
and then you write that many things about yourself.
If someone 'likes' or comments on your post, you give them a number
and they write.....

Well, I very purposefully didn't 'like' or comment.
Until I did.
Here's what I wrote:

I was so careful to not ‘like’ or comment on any of these number posts and then, wham, I lost my mind for a second, 
and overwhelmed with missing my friend, coupled with her complete awesomeness, I commented. 
And as a result, I was given a number.  
 Which I thought was because I have birthed 8 children, but no, 8 is just Lisa’s favorite number ;-)

1.       I’m actually a yankee (don’t hate me) 
I was born in a suburb of Chicago and lived there for the first (almost) 10 years of my life.
When I hear myself speak, I’m always surprised by how ‘southern’ I sound.

2.       While I don’t exactly LOVE housework, I really don’t dislike it, 
with the exception of cleaning the floor behind the toilet – that job, I hate!

3.       I used to say,
 “I am so glad God didn’t call me to homeschool my children, ‘cause I would NEVER want to do that!” 
We are currently in our 13th year of homeschooling…

4.       I was 18 when I had my first baby, and 41 when I had my last. 
I feel less confident as a mother now, 
than I did when I was 18.

5.       I can do a 2 minute plank. 
Tyler says it’s more because I am stubborn and tenacious 
than strong. 
He’s prob’ly right :P

6.       I love when my children want to share something beautiful with me.  
I‘ll drop everything and run to the window when I hear, “Momma! You have GOT to come look at the sky.”
Even my grown kids (especially T) will text me when their sunset is especially pretty. 
I love that they notice beauty, 
and also that they know I’ll want to see it, too.

7.       It is impossible for me to choose a ‘favorite’ anything. 
There are just so many variables, ya know? 

Wait; that’s not entirely true ~ I was able to choose a favorite once. 
My man. I chose my favorite man.  

8.       It is also very nearly impossible for me to follow instructions exactly. 
I try, though. I really do. 

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad you participated! You're awesome. :)


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