Thursday, January 22, 2009

25 Things....

I've been tagged a few times, so here's 25 things ~ randomish about me...

1. I grew up as one of five kids.
2. My parents are both dark-haired, dark-eyed. Go figure. 3 of us kids are blond.
3. I've had a crush on Nathan since I was 12.
4. When I was a kid, I was scared of bathtub drains (some kid in FL told me he flushed an alligator egg, and I thought its offspring might pop through the hole)
5. My mother has 37 first cousins, my grandmother had 57, I have only 10. We must be dwindling.
6. I love apple and peanut butter sandwiches.
7. I also love buttercream frosting on saltines.
8. I taught myself to read at 3 while listening to a Richard Scarry children's dictionary tape set; I don't remember not being able to read.
9. Because I could read, I was required to go to 1st grade reading in kindergarten, 2nd grade reading in 1st grade. When we moved, I had to repeat 5th grade reading because the new school wouldn't allow me to do that anymore.
10. I am terrified of snakes.
11. I spent most of my summer days as a kid with purple fingers, from shelling purple hull peas.
12. My favorite childhood books were Little House on the Prairie.
13. I remember my first exposure to foreign language: some Asians at Rock City on the swinging bridge; I was captivated!
14. I have a B.A. in Spanish with a minor in linguistics.
15. Our wedding date was the same as my grandparents, Joyce and Ponder Frederick.
16. My mom's dad died the week of my wedding.
17. Nathan and I are on our fifth golden Syrian hamster, Squeak V.
18. Living with Nathan IS like living with a great Bible commentary set, and a lot more exciting ;o)
19. Kathryn is as strong-willed as I am, which I hear is pretty scary ;o)
20. I love all crooners from the 40's.
21. I love to bake all kinds of goodies; just made some homemade Almond Joy bars this week.
22. If I were rich, I would always have fresh flowers in my house.
23. When I die, I want to be buried (just checking if you're still here ;o)
24. (running out of thoughts....) My normal wake-up time is 5:30 a.m. ugh....
25. Nathan is the only man I ever kissed.


Mary Ellen said...

I'm so glad you did this.
#5 - cracked me up, maybe the next generation will get those numbers back up there!
#12 - those books were in my top ten list of favorites too, I should have kept track of how many times I read that series
#16 - I remember your Grandpa well, what a great man
#19 - I was a strong willed child too but I think it made me a better matter how stubborn my kids may be I know I can be more stubborn and stay consistent with what I say. Be glad it isn't just her that is strong willed and that you are too so she can't walk all over you! And that will of hers can be bended and molded and someday it will serve her well as she stand true to what she believes.
#22 - ME TOO, that and a weekly massage
#23 - made me laugh, you have a great sense of humor

Derek Hickman said...

Have all the Squeaks just . . . disappeared?

We have a theory that Nate ate Squeak 1. He was a pretty pathetic cook back then.

Charity said...

Squeak 1 was prior to my time (maybe he got tired of Totino's), Squeak II died of old age (arthritic hips don't do well on a wheel), Squeak III was a dwarf female beast who after realizing it was untameable, we tossed in the backyard, Squeak VI died horribly, twitching and spazzing (we found a spider in its cage- ugh!)... Then there was Chips for 4 years... and now Squeak V. Happy now? ;o)