July 03, 2007

8 Things I Bet You Didn't Know

Sarala at blogaway tagged me for the 8 Things Meme that's been going around lately. Here are the rules:
* Players start with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
* People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.
* At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
* Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

  1. I hated reading as a child. In fact I didn't get very much pleasure from it as an adult either. It wasn't until we got rid of the TV and started homeschooling that I started reading in earnest. Now it's practically the only thing I want to do.
  2. I always wanted to be a mommy. When asked what I wanted to be when I grew up I would always say an interior decorator but my secret wish was to be a homemaker. In the 80s(when I was growing up) "homemaker" was a dirty word. Now we call ourselves stay-at-home moms. It was the only dream I had consistently throughout my childhood.
  3. I always wanted red hair. My mom has the most beautiful red hair. It runs in the family, except in mine. Mom had no little red heads of her own. I inherited the fair skin and the freckles and even the curls, and I have some red in my hair but it is basically brown.
  4. I worked as an extra on The Power Rangers. I can even be seen in one of the episodes. Actually my back can be seen. I also worked on Sweet Valley High and a really really bad gangster movie starring Martin Sheen.
  5. I love being pregnant. It's the only time I can consume caffeine(including chocolate *sigh*) without it making me irritable.
  6. I am related to Thomas Jefferson in a round-about way. We're something like third cousins 5 times removed. There are an abundance of Thomases and TJs in my family.
  7. I taught myself to quilt. I love crafts of all kinds but quilting is my real passion. Sometime I'll post a picture of my butterfly quilt. It's beautiful and I am very proud of it.
  8. I saved the most important one for last. I am head over heals for the man I married. We celebrate 14 years of marriage next week. We have had more than our fair share of troubles it seems but each year my admiration and respect for him grow. And I still think he's a hottie too.

I am not going to tag anyone because I think I would be hard pressed to find anyone who hasn't already done this meme. If you haven't done this one and want to just consider yourself tagged.

One more thing. I am leaving tomorrow on a one week family vacation. I'll see y'all when we return. TTFN!


kookiejar said...

Isn't it nice to be able to be married to a man that you love and are attracted to? I love that I still look forward to my husband coming home at night (even after nearly 20 years).

I think it's cool that you were on Power Rangers (even if it was just your back).

MyUtopia said...

I hated reading when I was kid too! It wasn't until I was nine that I got into books.

Trish said...

I wanted red hair too--just like Anne of Green Gables. :) I even died my hair when I was in 8th grade, but it came out strawberry blonde. I just want to be a homemaker too, but alas...

I would love to learn how to quilt. I made a quilt a few years ago, but its just patchwork square--not *real* quilting. And I had a lot of help from Grandma.

I haven't done this meme yet, but I just finished one about 8 things I love...so I'm going to pass for now. One day I'll get around to it.

Trish said...

And I had to laugh about the hubby comment. I think that's awesome! And congrats on the anniversary.