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.
I am a 57 year old Mom adjusting to my new life as an empty nester. I love the Lord!!! I taught pre-school for the past 16 years, but I am now working as a Professional Nanny and I am loving it!!! I love anything blue. Christmas is my favorite holiday and I collect Santas. I also collect Noah's Arks and angels. I am a Southern girl and I love sweet tea and desserts!!! My hobbies include quilting,knitting, scrapbooking, making cards and just about anything "crafty". I love thrift shops/yard sales and searching out those special "treasures" for my home! My 2 daughters are the JOY of my life and I love spending time with them!!! I married my high school sweetheart and we have been married for 34 years! I love to cook and baking sweets is my favorite!!! I love the beach, but we spend a lot of time in the mountains!
I am a cancer survivor and I treasure every day that God has blessed me with!!!