Sunday, January 27, 2013

10 Things About Me

Here's a little random "get to know me" post for all my new followers :)

1. Talk history with me, particularly American history.  I don't care about the details of war or economic changes, I want to know about the day-to-day lives of people that came before me.  I want to know the daily routines, their lifestyles, their beliefs, the good-the bad-the ugly.  I sometimes feel overwhelmed with the thought that every day I CREATE history.  Think about that for a while.

2.  I am technically challenged.  For a while, in the early 2000's, I was digitally literate.  Now I'm barely able to turn on the computer or operate the remote.  I don't know what happened.  I suspect the last 2 kiddos had some to do with it......

3.  I LOVE football.  Especially NFL but I enjoy a good local high school game on a Friday night also (GO NEWTON, IL EAGLES!).  My obsession with the NFL started when I was pregnant with Bear.  It gave me something to do that didn't require moving (he was born in the middle of the season) and I could spend some time with the big boys also.  Now I knit while I watch the game.  Maybe sometime I will tell you how I choose which teams to root for............

4.  I LOVE creamy pasta dishes, spicy Mexican (or Mexican-American) food and good authentic Cajun food.  But I don't like crawfish or oysters.  Although the men in my family hunt game, I very rarely do more than taste it.  Give me chicken, beef, pork, turkey....I'm good but still picky.  I could probably live the rest of my life as a vegetarian but would miss dairy foods.  So I won't :)

5.  You can probably call me a prude but I firmly believe that women should behave one way and men another.  I think that a lot of problems in society today stem from the inability of women to behave themselves.  I do hold women to a higher standard to men.  Keep things covered up that you don't want your grandfather to see.  Watch your language and try to act like you've got a little sense....the world will be a better place for it.

6.  Knitting gives me peace.  I believe that life is too short to waste on cheap yarn.  I happily make beautiful, impractical items.  I knit things that make me smile and make those around me smile. 

7.  I joyfully homeschooled my older 2 children from K through 6th grade.  They each transitioned into public school in the 7th grade.  I do miss them terribly but am proud of their accomplishments.  I am once again homeschooling a kindergartener.  This time around I take nothing for granted.  These days are short and they are adorably cute.  I cherish every single thing the littles do and I cherish the memories made with the older 2.

8.  I LOVE to I blog.  I'm not sure how worthy my words are of reading but I write them anyway. 

9.  I LOVE to read.  Mysteries, suspense, end-times stuff, history (particularly American or anything about royalty past or present), biographies, and my Bible.  I also read a few magazines and blog that I find inspiring or interesting.  I like to know about the daily lives of people (whether they are dead or alive - see #1).  You can see my current reading list in the left-hand sidebar. 

10.  I do care what others think of me.  I try not to, because I know that only God matters, but it happens.  I'm very soft-hearted.  I wear my heart on my sleeve.  I want to get very close to you, but I can be hurt easily.  I forgive easily.  I try to always see the best and assume the best about everyone.  I am learning that I don't have to allow myself to get hurt.  That was a hard lesson to learn but I'm working on it. 

I guess that's it for now.  I'll probably post another 10 things some other time.  Here's a post of wrote a couple of years ago......


Alix said...

I totally agree with number 7!

Victoria said...

Thanks for sharing. :)