Sunday, February 21, 2010

100 Random Facts about me!


Since I have passed my 100 post mark, I thought I would list 100 random things about myself. For those of you who have been with me this past year, a lot of these things you may know already. I'll try to think of some new things to list!

1. I am a brunette.
2. I have blue eyes. I think that is why I have always loved the color blue!
3. I wear glasses. I am near sighted and far sighted. (the joys of getting older)
4. I am a cancer survivor. My 7 year anniversary date will be Oct. 2, 2010.
5. I have been married almost 34 years. We got married May 15, 1976.
6. I met my husband in high school when we were both 15 years old.
7. I have 2 wonderful daughters. Lauren is 26 and Adelaide is 21.
8. I love the Lord! God is a very important part of my life.
9. I love church and also my Bible study groups!
10. We have 2 pets. A cat named Sassy and a dog (chihuahua) named Holly.
11. I love to cook and I especially love to bake. Cookies, cake, pie, homemade bread, etc.
12. I enjoy spending time at home. I never run out of anything to do at home.
13. I love to travel. When I graduated from high school I got to spend a month in Europe.
We spend a lot of time in the mountains of NC, where my parents have a 2nd home and
where my sister lives too.
14. Speaking of which, I only have one sibling, a sister. She is 11 years older than me.
15. I enjoy all kinds of crafts, but my favorite is quilting and knitting.
16. Scrapbooking is a favorite hobby of mine too.
17. I actually enjoy cleaning my house. I always have.
18. I was a stay at home Mom after my children were born. Then I taught pre-school for 16
years and now I am a professional Nanny and love it!
19. I enjoy walking, but I hate to run.
20. I am a people person. My children tell me I could go to Mars and see someone that I know.
I also love to talk, so the 2 go hand in hand.
21. I like hot weather much better than I like cold weather.
22. I LOVE sweets and I rarely eat a meal without having something sweet!
23. I am a night owl and also an early bird. In other words, I stay up late and get up early.
24. One of my favorite places in the US to visit is Charleston. I love the southern charm of
Charleston!
25. My favorite flowers are daffodils. I get so excited in the spring when I see the first daffodils
blooming.
26. My birthday is March 15, 1954.
27. I drive a blue Toyota Camry.
28. I love to wear bright colors. I wear jeans/pants to work, but I love to wear dresses too.
29. I love Brighton jewelry. My Brighton cross necklace is one of my favorites.
I actually have lots of cross necklaces that I enjoy wearing.
30. I collect angels, Noah's Arks and Santa Clauses.
31. Speaking of which, I LOVE Christmas!! I have so much stuff I decorate with at Christmas.
I love my house at Christmas. It is so festive!
32. I enjoy reading, but don't read as much as I would like to.
33. I enjoy all kinds of music. Christian, Country, the Beatles, Beach music....I'm not hard to
please. I don't like Opera.
34. The most famous person I have met is Chris Tomlin. I blogged about that last year.
35. I have a cousin who was the place kicker for the Washington Redskins. His name is Mark
Moseley.
36. I have an easy going personality. I don't get mad easily.
37. I am a happy person. I find joy in every day!
38. I love spending time with family.
39. My parents are still living. My Dad is almost 89 and my Mom is almost 86. They are the
greatest. I am so blessed to have such wonderful parents.
40. I am not one to snack. I was brought up to eat 3 good meals and we never snacked.
41. I was not a trouble maker growing up. I always followed the rules and did what was right.
42. I graduated with a degree in Home Economics Education from the University of North
Carolina at Greensboro.
43. I was born and have lived in the same city all my life.
44. I have never broken a bone in my body.
45. I have pierced ears.
46. I love spending time with my girlfriends.
47. I enjoy looking at magazines.
48. I enjoy watching football, but I am not a big basketball or baseball fan.
49. I love to go to the movies.
50. I enjoy thrift shopping. I love hunting for a bargain at Goodwill or a yard sale.
51. I am not technologically savvy. If it weren't for my girls, I would never have gotten into
blogging.
52. I mostly wear flat shoes. (I guess that is a dead giveaway to my age)
53. In the summer I wear a one piece bathing suit.
54. I still have hot flashes. Are they ever going to end?
55. I love to eat and there are very few things that I don't like.
56. I enjoy feeding the birds and watching them eat at my bird feeders.
57. I love cookbooks and I enjoy sitting down and reading them. I have a large collection of
cookbooks.
58. I enjoy sharing and receiving recipes from others.
59. I love milk glass.
60. I love pretty dishes, glassware, etc. for entertaining/kitchen use.
61. I love old linens and quilts.
62. My beverage of choice is sweet iced tea with lots of lemon. I'm a true Southern girl.
63. I am not a big alcohol drinker. I enjoy a pina colada, daiquiri, etc. in the summer and I
will drink white wine, but I do not like red wine.
64. I like to have milk on my cereal, but I don't like to drink milk.
65. I love ice cream and we enjoy making homemade ice cream in the summer. My favorite
flavor is banana.
66. I am a chocoholic. I LOVE anything chocolate.
67. My favorite candy is a Heath bar. My second choice is an Almond Joy.
68. One of my all time favorite things to do is spend time with my girls!!!!
69. It doesn't take a lot to make me happy. I love the simple things in life!
70. I enjoy writing notes to people and sending cards.
71. One of my daughters was born by C-Section and the other daughter was a natural delivery.
72. I have never been to California.
73. I hate snakes!
74. Although I love people, I am just as happy at home by myself.
75. My favorite holiday is Christmas!
76. My favorite season of the year is the summer time.
77. My favorite foreign country I have visited was Italy!!! I want to go back some day.
78. I love Lilly Pulitzer. Her clothes just make me feel good. I guess it is the beautiful colors!
79. I love Herend figurines. My daughter, Lauren, gave me my first one for Christmas.
80. I collect Beatrix Potter figurines. I got my first one when I went to London.
81. I enjoy going to weddings.
82. I love walking on the sand at the beach.
83. I love to take a hot bath at night before I go to bed.
84. I love the feeling of fresh sheets.
85. I look forward to the mail coming each day. I love getting cards/letters!
86. I enjoy visiting new places and doing new things.
87. I have always hated Math.
88. I love fresh strawberries in the spring. I love making fresh strawberry jam each year.
89. I do not like conflict.
90. I love to burn candles/tealights.
91. I cry easily and have a very tender heart.
92. I am so blessed to have so many wonderful friends in my life.
93. I don't like people who are negative.
94. I love to sit on the porch on the porch swing. (at our mountain house)
95. When we were first married our dog was a Russian Wolfhound (Borzoi). I would love to
have another one someday. They are huge dogs, but wonderful pets. Very affectionate.
96. I enjoy making handmade cards for friends and family.
97. I don't like rainy weather.
98. I love quotes/sayings and I have journals that I keep favorite ones recorded in.
99. I am a patient person.
100. I feel blessed that I have had such an amazing life! I am very fortunate to have such a
loving family and so many wonderful friends. I cherish each day that God has blessed me
with!!

Thanks to all my blogger friends for your love, caring, sweet comments and presence in my life!
I never knew how much I would love blogging when I started over a year ago. I have learned so many new things, cried for you, prayed for you, laughed with you, shared recipes, traveled the world with you, solved the world's problems with you, celebrated successes together, suffered losses together, etc. You folks have become my "blog family" and I cherish our time together in the blog world. I hope to get to meet more of you in person.

Love & blessings from NC!
Melinda

21 comments:

  1. You have the same birthday as my hubby (but different year). I really enjoyed getting to know you better through your list.

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  2. Loved reading your list!!! It seems so much like me!! ;D

    Suzanne

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  3. congrats on your 100th post! i enjoyed getting to know you better.

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  4. Enjoyed getting to know you better. You say you have a cat and a Chihuahua, Holly. Which one is that and who is the other? I like you even more now that I know you are a Chihuahua person. ;)

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  5. I loved reading your list. We have a lot in common. But, we already knew that. I always enjoy my visits here.

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  6. I really enjoyed reading your list. I wish you were my neighbor!

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  7. I just recently started reading your blog and you are very refreshing and so fun!! You remind me sooooo much of my mama (please don't take offense to that!!!) We're both southern girls and I love that you're so close to your girls because I consider my mom to be my best friend!! Much love from Arkansas!!

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  8. This was fun. I already knew we had lots in common.... I"m glad to know your birthday. Hope you have a happy Monday!

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  9. Loved reading your list! I thought I was reading about myself. We have so much in common. Have a blessed day!

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  10. Congratulations on your 100th post! This is the first time I have visited your blog and I am so glad to meet another empty nester. After reading your 100 List, I believe we have a lot in common.

    So nice to meet you,
    Lee Ann

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  11. Now THAT was interesting! How hard was it to come up with 100 things? On my birthday each year, I list things I'm thankful for to match the # of birthdays I've celebrated. This year it was 61, and it takes some time to complete the list (not that I don't have much MORE than that to thank God for....just because it takes time)!

    Looking forward to the NEXT 100 posts - and you'd better start on the 200 LIST right now :)

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  12. Lots in common. Congrats on 100!

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  13. That was a fun post. I enjoyed reading all about you. I can't believe you were born and lived in the same city your whole life. I thought I was good living in the same state my whole life.
    If you ever want to CA I would love to show you around.
    I think it's great you had 100 things to write about yourself. I don't think I could do that.

    Hugs,
    Joanne

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  14. I feel like I know you! I would have to dig deep to think 100 things. I might try soon!

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  15. What a great 100th post! I definitely relate to #19. walking not running and #87. about your distaste for math. thanks for your sweet comment by the way! brightened my day! have a blessed week as well!

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  16. Happy 100th post! What a great way to celebrate and let us all learn a little more about you!

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  17. We have so many things in common! Can't wait for us to meet. GREAT post!

    By the way, the birthday cake in my post yesterday for my mom, came from Maxie B's on Battleground. GREAT cakes!

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  18. Wow, I think it would take me hours to write 100 facts about myself! I must be very boring!
    Your dau's are beautiful!

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  19. I love your blog. What a blessing to find it. We share many things in commom. Look me up at www.darlasbackporch.com. I will checking back in. Great post!

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  20. Happy 100th post! It's hard to believe you have been blogging that long!

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  21. I liked ur blog a lot.
    btw, no offence, but i think ur a foodie.
    i'm one too...and i dont think theres anything bad in it! :D

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