Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Ten times Ten

Unbelievably, I have reached the milestone of my 100th post. As is customary, today I will bore dazzle you with 100 tidbits about myself. I decided to break it down into 10 lists of 10 just because it was easier and more entertaining for me.

Ten Little Known Facts About ME

  1. I have lived in 5 states and attended 11 schools before graduating from high school (and…no..my parents weren’t in the military)
  2. I speak Spanish. I grew up learning both languages.
  3. I once jumped off a 40 foot high bridge (into the water) on a dare from some cute boys, and shattered my knee cap on a submerged rock.
  4. I have sung in 31 weddings.
  5. I was in the Miss West Virginia pageant after winning a lesser title because my mom told me I HAD to find another use for my expensive prom dress.
  6. I am a HUGE college football fan and the best team out there is the West Virginia Mountaineers.
  7. I volunteered at a child abuse shelter when I was in high school and it had a significant impact on my life.
  8. I hadn’t even read a blog before January of this year. I would hear my husband talk about them and so I thought they were a business tool. Boy was I wrong!
  9. I was president of my sorority in college.
  10. I have been pulled over for speeding 7 times but have never received a ticket. No…I don’t attempt to get out of it in ANY way.

Ten Things I Have Learned from Blogging

  1. It is a great creative outlet
  2. There are great people out there in the blog world
  3. Just when you think you are the only one dealing with a particular situation, you find a blog that proves you wrong
  4. Checking for comments can be addictive
  5. Blogging can become an obsession
  6. You can learn some really great tips, tricks, games, recipes, etc.
  7. You can become friends with people you have never really met
  8. It can cause you to become a walking notebook full of ideas and edits.
  9. It is a great way to communicate with family members
  10. Sometimes it would be nice if my blog was completely anonymous

Ten Things Motherhood has Taught Me (though there are many more)

  1. Your heart can overflow with love for more than one child
  2. Seeing your child sick, even with a cold, is heartbreaking
  3. Like it or not, sleeping in is over!
  4. When the time changes in the fall you DON’T gain an hour.
  5. Tolerance for the all things involving bodily functions increases tenfold.
  6. Kiddie music is VERY catchy
  7. The laundry in never done
  8. Toys and baby gear can quickly take over your house
  9. One of the best sounds in the world is hearing your kids laugh
  10. Your diaper bag should always have a change of clothes for Mommy

Ten Reasons I Would Marry My Husband Again

  1. He knows me better than anyone else
  2. He is a great daddy
  3. He is creatively romantic (stories to come)
  4. He looks like Chris Cuomo is attractive
  5. He brings a lot of humor to my life
  6. He is a great leader and provider to our family
  7. He works hard but puts me and the kids first
  8. He is a good Christian man with a lot of integrity
  9. I love him with every fiber of my being
  10. He loves me like no one else

Ten Things I Say Daily

  1. “NO!”
  2. “Are you stinky?”
  3. “You make me smile.”
  4. “That is not a breakfast food.”
  5. “Please use your fork!”
  6. “Mommy doesn’t need help cooking. Please go play.”
  7. (to myself) “Mommy needs a nap”
  8. “Close the refrigerator!”
  9. “How was your day?”
  10. “I love you!”

Ten Things I Would Like to Learn

  1. Cake decorating with fondant icing
  2. Blog Design
  3. How to cook some great exotic dishes
  4. How to use my camera even better
  5. Much more about Photoshop
  6. How to sew curtains
  7. How to get my kids to fall asleep in a stroller
  8. How to blog in my sleep
  9. How to get my husband to reduce his video game play
  10. How to paint murals for my kids’ rooms

Ten Things I Love to Do

  1. Laugh and play with my kids and husband
  2. Teach
  3. Photograph my kids
  4. Cook/Bake
  5. Grocery shop (preferably alone)
  6. Read
  7. Write
  8. Organize things
  9. Travel to new places
  10. Spend time with family and friends

Ten Things I Don’t Enjoy

  1. Picking up dog poop (I have enough poop in my life)
  2. Getting “rid” of bugs
  3. Clothes shopping with my kids
  4. Dealing with unkind people
  5. Cleaning bathrooms
  6. Scary movies or shows
  7. Hard rock music
  8. Running (though I wish I did enjoy it)
  9. Heartburn (I get it when I’m pregnant)
  10. Losing to my husband at cards

Ten Traits/Values I Want to Instill in My Kids

  1. Kindness
  2. Patience
  3. Loyalty
  4. Honesty
  5. Integrity
  6. Compassion
  7. Responsibility
  8. True Friendship
  9. Empathy
  10. Faith
Well, if you are keeping track, then you have noticed that is only 9 lists of 10. I figured it might be fun to let you, my readers, ask me a few things you might like to know that I didn't already volunteer. Leave your questions in the comments or email me and I will post the last 10 things later this week. If I don't get any questions then I will, no doubt, get the hint that 90 things about myself is more than enough.


Darcie said...

I love how you broke your list down. Great idea!

Every time I read someone else's 100 list I always find a thing or two I can relate with. I found far more on your list though! ;)

That shattered knee cap thing sounds very painful. Boys are always trouble aren't they?! Congrats on your 100th!

The White House said...

What a great post! Happy 100th. I really do like the way you split it up... it was easier to read. And I have so much in common with you, but not that speeding with no ticket thing- lucky thing girl you are! You didn't have anything about food, what is the deal, that would take up at least five on my list. what is your favorite food? What is the worst thing you have ever eaten?

The White House said...

Sorry, I didn't proof read b/f I hit publish- what a mess that comment was!

Leslie said...

I love your list! So agree with you on the blogging bit! ;) So tell us, what is your dream car, dream job and dream location to live??

Jenn said...

How funny,I just put mine up ! Great list ! Congrats to you on your 100th !

Carol said...

Wow that is a lot of information, great post.

What is your favourite TV show, book and recipe?

Wendi said...

I. am. dazzled.
Congratulations Girl!
What a milestone.
100 posts.
And to think, neither of us knew what a blog was 9 months ago.
I loved your 10x10.
I wanted to do this too...but couldn't think of enough topics.
You did an amazing job.
Here is my question.
If you could change anything about your life what would it be and why?
Oh..and a more thought provoking question...what is your favorite fashion accessory?

Elizabeth said...

Great list...I did one a couple of weeks back and it was a lot of fun.

watson said...

who is your favorite sister?

Jennifer said...

Fantastic post! I loved every single one. Sang at 31 weddings? Didn't know you were a singer!

Patty said...

Hi Susan! Thought I would check your blog today. :o) Loved the recent pics of Austin and Mia...sooo cute!! Congrats on your 100th blog too - wow, what a big milestone! And oh, if you find a way to get Mark to play less video games, let me know...I need to do it for Mitch. Though we just went out and got Rayman2 for the Wii. It's hilarious!

Tabitha said...

I totally hear you about blogging being addictive, yet so rewarding! (My husband feels like he has lost me!) I feel like I'm 10 again and have pen pals? I still have a notebook with letters pasted inside from people all over the country and world. (I loved and still love letter writing!)