Well, here we go. It’s my birthday!! And what do I do each year? Make a list….all about me. I’m going to keep up these birthday lists as long as I can come up with them! After all…I am a list lover! Amazingly, I only had to re write one thing that I found on one of my previous lists. It wasn’t as hard as I thought it was going to be.
1.) I struggle making plans or any concrete decisions really.
2.) Growing and preserving food makes me happy.
3.) I don’t take vitamins. Instead I consider my diet to be my main nutritional value.
4.) I never want my kids to ride motorcycles…they scare me.
5.) For the first time in my life I am starting to consider myself a writer.
7.) I wrote this list yesterday. Thought about working ahead months ago, but I don’t think I’ll ever work ahead that way.
8.) I am a homebody. I can stay home for days, maybe even weeks, without leaving. I wonder how I’ll feel about that when I’m buried in three feet of snow this winter.
9.) I think I may actually enjoy building things with Legos with my kids…just sometimes.
10.) As a kid I ALWAYS had a Dairy Queen ice cream cake for my birthday. Then one year my littlest sister made me a gluten dairy free version. It stuck and now my husband makes me one every year too. Yummm. I can’t wait!
11.) I have sculpted two life sized human heads in my life…one was of myself, a self portrait.
13.) Thirteen is my magical number.
14.) I am a night owl, yet love to get up early. Those two don’t really mix well.
15.) I am very forgetful and suffer from major brain fog at times.
16.) I love baking and eating pies. Particularly peach pie. But blueberry is pretty nice too.
18.) I get anxious when my family separates and goes off in different directions. I like it when I know exactly where everyone is.
19.) I am a quick surface house cleaning kinda gal, but things like sink, toilet, and shower scrubbing tend to fall to the wayside. When I do indulge it is usually around midnight.
20.) I am really good at having babies. Literally. My midwife would attest.
21.) Almond butter is one essential ingredient that I should have on hand at all times in the kitchen!
23.) I think I have the best kids, the best husband, and the best families EVER (for me that is). And I love them all so much!
24.) Too much noise easily overwhelms me. When my kids get too loud, they go outside.
25.) I cut my kid’s hair, but send the dog to the groomer.
26.) My finger nails are always cut short. I can’t stand them long. And certainly never painted.
27.) I don’t shave my legs very often.
28.) I’m pretty good at roller skating. I used to go with the Girl Scouts a lot as a kid. We returned to the same rink I skated at as a kid this past fall…and after years, I could still skate fast around the rink. It felt crazy.
29.) I thrive on sunshine, but cloudy days can make me feel cozy too.
30.) When I think I need something, I usually figure out pretty quickly that I don’t.
31.) I feel like I am always aiming for simple, even though sometimes simplicity might seem complicated.
32.) I worked at a horse farm when I was 21. It was one of my favorite jobs. Cleaning the stalls and dumping manure.
33.) After that I got a job at a grocery store and rode my bike two miles to work and two miles home every day. Often in the dark, but I didn’t have a car.
34.) I like to dream BIG. Sometimes things don’t pan out, but that doesn’t stop me from thinking that they could…someday…or if I wish hard enough, maybe sooner than later.
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