Saturday, August 25, 2007

Tag!!

I've been tagged by Pam to tell 8 things about myself. The rules are... I'm suppose to link to her and then tag some others I would like to learn about.

OK....here it goes. Boy is this going to be uninteresting!!!
1. I am the oldest child of 5....4 girls and 1 boy....all with names that begin with "B".

2. As I was having children, I was terrified of having twins because my mother is a twin, my maternal grandmother had 3 sets of twins, my maternal great grandmother had twins, my paternal grandmother had twins, my paternal great grandmother was a twin. Boy, do I feel lucky! 2 kids....no twins!

3. In my BC (before children) life, I was a bookkeeper. I retired when the oldest was born and never returned to that type of work. When my youngest started school, so did I. I enrolled in college classes and thought about becoming a math teacher. While taking math classes and being a wife and mother, I also started substitute teaching on the days I didn't have class. I substituted for 5 years. What an eye opening experience! I formed a new respect for teachers and decided that wasn't really what I wanted out of life. Oh well, I have 63 hrs. of credit....a lot of it in math...and I can say that at 38, I survived and passed Calculus. I decided I like being a wife and mother... and having plenty of time for quilting!

4. I wear glasses and have since I was 3 years old. I tried contacts and hated them.

5. I have lived in Texas, Virginia, and Missouri. I really liked living in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. It's beautiful there. I love the colors of fall and the crisp, cool mornings.

6. I met my husband at age 16 in the parking lot of the county courthouse where we were waiting to take our test to get our driver's license. I really got to know him at age 18 when we were trying to pair up our best friends who were interested in each other. Our friends never got together, but we ended up dating and marrying at age 21...and we've been married 31+yrs. now. He supports and encourages my quilting habit, so I'm planning to keep him. :-)

7. I have been told numerous times that I have a pretty handwriting. When I was in elementary school, I always looked forward to penmanship practice. I still enjoy writing on paper with a nice writing instrument. I do keep a journal. There is just something soothing to me about sitting with pen in hand and putting my thoughts on paper.

8. I love birds and flowers. My favorite birds are hummingbirds and my favorite flower is the bluebonnet.

See, I told you I was boring!


Since I don't know who all has participated in telling about themselves, I'm not going to tag anyone....but please feel free to tell us about yourself if you haven't already. We would really like to know more about you.

4 comments:

Darlene said...

That was not boring - it's about you and I'm certain you are not boring! Thanks for sharing a bit about yourself.

Bren said...

I agree with Darlene. I find you very interesting. Feel like I "know" you better now

loulee1 said...

Thank you for sharing a little. It's nice to know a little about a person whose blog I read.

Pam said...

Not boring!! But it is hard to come up with things. Thanks for sharing :))