Sunday, November 30, 2008

7 more things

Here are 7 more things you may (or may not) know about me to add to the "6 quirky things about me" and the other "7 things about me" posts that I have done...

1.) I lived on a farm for 4 years. We had cows, chickens, horses, dogs, and a pet goat. Although I love horses, and the experience was great, I am NOT a farm girl. I love living in the suburbs... with neighbors.

2.) I taught aerobics in high school and was very active. Despite my CF, I did pretty much anything I wanted activity-wise. Most of my high school friends didn't even know I had CF. I was also a cheerleader and the school mascot one year. That was fun!!!!!! I dressed up like an eagle and acted really crazy! Probably the best year in high school!!

3.) I am a procrastinator. I TRY to live by the "delayed gratification" rule, but still find myself putting off what I don't want to do until the end. I always did this in school too. I was the one staying up all night the night before a project was due. I seem to do my best work under pressure though. Casey gets a little bit of this from me, but is much better than I am at getting things done.

4.) I love to cook, but hate to bake. I don't like following recipes to a "t". I like adding my own spices and other ingredients. With baking, you have to follow the recipe almost exactly or it won't turn out right. My husband is the opposite. He absolutely loves to bake!! He is obsessive in nature, so the "following the recipe" thing appeals to him.

5.) I love black. I like wearing it, I like decorating with it, I like buying black things for gifts. I am not a depressed person in any way, but just find it appealing. I actually had someone ask me one time if I wore anything besides black. Since then, I have tried to incorporate some color into my wardrobe, but still go straight to the black clothes at the store. I also love black and white photos. Something about them catches my eye like I cannot explain.

6.) I am a night person! I can easily stay up until 4 am and sleep until 1 or 2 pm. Even when I worked 1st shift as a nurse, and had to get up at 5 am, I didn't turn into a morning person. Thankfully my husband works 2nd shift and doesn't get home until 12:30ish. He and my daughter are also night people. On the weekends, Casey loves to stay up late with us and sleep late in the morning. We all get energy around 9 or 10 at night.

7.) I do not like talking on the phone! I love texting, emailing, blogging, chatting online, or talking to you in person, but the phone annoys me. I am partially deaf which probably contributes to it, but I find that people do a lot of small talk on the phone and I'm not a big fan of that. Most of my friends know that an email will serve more purpose in getting in touch with me and conveying a message than a phone call. Thankfully, my daughter is a "texter" and we text all the time when she's at her dad's house. It's so easy and convenient and can be done in a restaurant or store without disturbing others.

Ok.. that's all the things I can think of now. We are getting ready to go pick up Casey and go to my sister's house for my family's Thanksgiving. I will try to remember to take my camera and get some pics of today. I know how much my blog readers love pics. It's my favorite part of other people's blogs too!!


Aimee said...

We have lots in common!
I love black, hate talking on the phone, i am a night owl for sure, i love cooking and hate baking! haha

Lisa J. said...

WOW we have more similarities. I am a night owl and hate the telephone!