Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Where Has the Time Gone?

Wow! It has been 4 days since I posted last?!? How did that happen? Well, I had Stamp-A-Stack on Saturday, church on Sunday, and I have worked like a crazy woman yesterday and today at Starbucks! Sorry for the silence. I am off tomorrow, so I plan on posting some things.

In the meantime, Lydia tagged me and here's what I have to do:

I have to share 7 random facts about myself and tag 7 people. Okay, I don't know if I know 7 people to tag, but I'll share 7 random facts bout myself.

1) I'm the oldest daughter of 2 oldest children. That sort of makes me warped, but all the perfectionistic, anal things we did growing up seemed normal to me. I perpetuated the cycle by marrying a firstborn and having only one child. Three firstborns in one household can make for some hilarious control-freak situations!

2) I'm from Indiana and I'm proud of it. When people ask me where I'm from, I assume they want to know where I grew up, not just where I've spent the adult years of my life. I grew up in Fort Wayne, and only lived in 2 houses from the time I could remember until the time I left home. My parents have moved 2 times since I left home, and I haven't had to help pack or unpack boxes either time.

3) I have a degree in journalism from Taylor University, a small Christian liberal arts college in Upland, Indiana. My first job out of college was as the lifestyle editor of a small weekly newspaper called the Glen Ellyn News. I love to hear people's stories and ask them questions!

4) I have one sister who is 2.5 years younger than I am. She is the perfectionist I never was, the valedictorian of her high school class, a fabulous pianist and organist, and one of my best friends. What stumps me is that she doesn't really like making cards!

5) I believe in God and know that He created me to have a personal relationship with Him. I believe in the power of prayer, Heaven, Hell, and forgiveness. Knowing God brings much peace to life for me.

6) I met my husband on the steps of a church, and he was the third "blind date" I had in the course of 3 months after I moved to Wheaton, Illinois. We dated 3 months before we got engaged--freaked my parents out--and were married 8 months after that. That was 18 years ago. I am very blessed.

7) I don't really like steak. If I do eat it, I like A-1 sauce on it, which makes my husband crazy.

Let's see, who can I tag? I tag YOU, my readers, especially you lurkers out there who never comment. Share something!


Lydia said...

These are GREAT!!!

Well, except for the steak part. I gagged a little at the A-1, I'm not gonna lie- Bob is a wise man.

When you come down here Bob is going to bop down and have a bone in filet medium rare at Flemings!!

Anonymous said...

OK, you must be talking about me, the lurker.

No A-1 here either. Love a medium rare Steak.

We do have something wonderful in commom, we both just shared being married for 18 years to two great guys.

Kathleen Mc

sandra said...

you already know all my story..it will take more than few lines to say it. but as you, I'm proud of where I am from (Italy) and proud also to be now an american citizen. Happily married for 8 years with a wonderful man and only one child (one is not enough, two are too many, my mom says).
I thought my husband how to eat pasta, how to make tomato sauce and how to eat a good steaK: medium, of course, with just a pink line in the center, but he still put A-1 sauce on it!!!!