Since I have been totally lazy this week and NOT in the mood for projects or making any more yummy treats, I thought it would be fun to do share a little bit more about myself with you. I don’t know about you, but I always enjoy it when my favorite bloggers share some of their personal life.
–I have a irrational FEAR of spiders! I do not like them…AT ALL! My husband (and now my sons) have been trained to kill them upon immediate discovery. This “mandatory” understanding arose out of pure necessity after I stepped into the shower one morning and a spider leaped across the opposite wall and slid down my entire leg…*shudder*. That incident took place only a few short months before I saw a spider crawling on the ceiling in our bedroom one night just as the hubs was falling asleep…Before the mandatory kill rule. The hubs simply turned over and went back to sleep. I lay in bed paralyzed with fear and eventually fell into a disturbed slumber. In the middle of the night I awoke with a start and could feel something crawling on my face. I violenty slapped and brushed off my face in total panic. Sure enough, when I looked in the mirror in the morning, there were smooshed spider parts on my cheek!
–I can not have my feet covered when I sleep. I get this from my Dad. I have to kick out the bottom of the sheet if it is tucked under the mattress so that my feet can “breathe”. But, they can not hang over the edge of the bed (cause the monsters can grab them).
–I learned how to ride a horse in College. I took several Equestrian classes and was in the Equestrian Club for about 3 years. I competed in several small Riding Competitions and helped teach the Beginning Equestrian classes. I learned to ride both Western and English styles. I loved it…I haven’t saddled a horse since. I miss that!
–I love running. I have been a runner since College as well. I ran regularly up to the time I was pregnant with my third child. Then Motherhood took over and I found less and less time and ENERGY for it. I would run off and on, but finally began to get serious about it again within the last 9 months. I have missed it!
–I don’t like balloons. I am not really “scared” of them…but they make me nervous! I will still buy them, but am nervous having them in the car! I don’t let my kids play with them when I am nearby…I am nervous that they will pop! When I was a kid, there was a popular party game that was a relay race where you would see which team could sit on and pop the most balloons the fastest. I would always sneak to the back of the line or make an excuse so that I wouldn’t have to play.
–I love to play Basketball! It is my favorite sport!
–I grew up backpacking in the Uintah Mountains in Utah. My Dad was a big backpacker and took all five of us kids from the time we were teeny tiny. We loved it! I had never been “car camping” (where you drive to your camping spot and pitch a tent) until after I was married. It took a lot of getting used to camping right next to other campers. We are still big campers!
–I used to be a clogger…we even took first place in the State Championship one year.
–I love to read!
–I love a good thunderstorm. Ever since I was little (and to this day), when a thunderstorm hits I will grab a blanket and sit outside (under the porch cover) and watch the storm.
–One time I was almost struck by lightning! One night a huge thunderstorm rolled through. I was upstairs in my bedroom and was suddenly awakened by an intense light. My room was instantly HOT and there was a strange smell. Almost immediately after the whole house literally shook with an ENORMOUS rumble. I flew out of bed and ran to my parents room. Only my Dad was awake. A few minutes later we heard the sirens. My neighbors chimney had been struck by lightning and was on fire. Their chimney is directly across from my childhood bedroom window no further than 20 feet away.
–Back to running…one night in college while I was running, a man came from out of nowhere and began running right next to me, stride for stride. I didn’t hear him come up because I was running with my Walkman on (does that date me? ;) Surprised, I turned my head to look at him and saw that he had tied his shirt around the top of his hat like a turban…other than that, he wasn’t wearing a stitch of clothing! I turned away and took off like the wind. I have never run so fast in my life! LOL! I went immediately home and called the campus police. They never caught him that I know of. To this day I wish I would have looked to see if he had running shoes on…weird thing to wonder huh?
–I tried to teach myself to play the guitar many years ago…I failed miserably. My son is now using my guitar and taking REAL lessons. I would give anything to learn how to play the piano.
–My childhood friend taught me how to suck my thumb when I was four…she quit…I didn’t. It wasn’t until I had to have a metal bar with three downward spikes poking down from the roof of my mouth, that I finally quit. I was almost 12 years old.
Okay! That was my turn! Now it’s your turn! I hope you will play along and won’t leave me hanging here. If you have a blog, go a do a similar post so we can get to know more about you and each other. Then come back and link them up here! I would love to learn some more about my readers!