Tuesday, January 15, 2008

100 facts about me

1. I was born in 1965.
2. I have parents who are still married after almost 45 years.
3. As a child, I listened to frogs and crickets outside my window every night.
4. I graduated from high school in 1984.
5. I got married in 1986 (young).
6. Our son was born in 1989.
7. Exactly 2 years later to the day (1991) our daughter was born.
8. I graduated from nursing school in 1997.
9. For 6 years I worked as an OR nurse for the hospital.
10. Now I still work at the hospital but for a group of urologists as their OR nurse.
11. I see things in my job that most people will never see their whole lives. It's a privilege.
12. I get up at 6:15 AM.
13. I leave for work at 7:00 AM.
14. I NEVER eat breakfast (I've been that way my whole life).
15. It takes me 5 minutes to dry my hair and put my makeup on in the morning.. I like low maintenance.
16. I drive a Ford Taurus with 143,000 miles on it.... I'm shooting for 250,000.
18. I enjoy reading.
19. I like to cook and try new recipes.
20. I love veggies
21. I can't think of a food that I do not like.
22. I always cry at my kids activities (concerts, musicals, etc.)
23. I have the BEST kids in the world.
24. I am NOT a sun worshiper. You'll find me in the shade.
25. I would rather take a vacation to a winter wonderland than the Caribbean.
26. Hot temperatures physically make me ill.
27. I sleep with a fan on me all year round.
28. I have never been outside of the United States.
29. I don't have a desire to travel to other countries.
30. There are so many things in the US that I would like to see (Grand Canyon, National Parks, etc.).
31. I like to camp with my family.
32. I want a travel trailer.... I vow to have one in the next few years.
33. I LOVE photography.
34. I want to take a photography class.
35. I want to take an adobe photoshop class.
36. I like to cross stitch (I'm still working on the same project I started 3 years ago).
37. I'd like to learn to knit.
38. I got on a snowmobile for the first time 2 years ago (I loved it)
39. I like to read true crime books (Anne Rule)
40. I read every night to help me fall asleep.
41. I always read the local daily newspaper.
42. I love my bird feeders (hummingbird and seed).
43. I'm not very good at attracting unusual birds (my Dad is a genius at this).
44. I can't have a cat because my husband is allergic to them.
45. I love my two adorable dogs (I never even liked dogs until I got Seadra).
46. I like to garden, but I'm not very good at it.
47. I appreciate beautiful gardens and landscapes.
48. I love nature centers.
49. I love hiking trails.
50. I enjoy winter but I am always happy to see spring arrive.
51. I love living in Michigan (seasons).
52. I love antiques, although I have very few.
53. I love family heirlooms.
54. I like to walk through antique malls just to admire.
55. I love thunderstorms and pouring rain!!
56. I like to lay in my hammock and read.
57. I'm not big on candy but I LOVE "The Chocolate Garden" truffles.
58. I love my swing on the front porch.
59. I think I would like to go skydiving someday.
60. I would like to go para sailing too someday.
61. I love rides at Disney World... I'm not afraid of thrill rides.
62. I hate to exercise, I wish I didn't.
63. I only liked two cartoons as a kid, Flintstones and Scooby Doo.
64. I love "The Andy Griffith" Show.
65. I hate sci-fi movies (I've never watched Star Wars).
66. I love to blog (you didn't already know that, did you?).
67. I have never broken a bone (why I thought to say that I don't know).
68. I love to go out to dinner.
69. My favorite color is green.
70. I LOVE old historic homes.
71. I also LOVE log homes.
72. I am fascinated with Alaska (I read lots of books about the Alaskan Bush)
73. I love reading about arctic adventures, early settlers, etc.
74. I want to take an Alaskan cruise someday.
75. I get really excited when I see a wild deer.
76. I'm excited that the new "American Idol" is starting tonight (it's the only reality show I watch)
77. I am so proud of my son's musical talents. It's been a great joy in my life.
78. I am so proud of my daughter's band, track, dance.... she always makes me happy.
(OK, so 77 and 78 were really about my kids and not me)
79. I can't wait for Caleb to star in "Guys and Dolls" this spring (was that about Caleb again).
80. I panic when I realize I left my cell phone at home. I hardly talk on it much but it's my security.
81. I LOVE to have my back massaged... I absolutely melt.
82. I love old churches.... if walls could talk.
82. I love Jesus and my church.
83. I love old barns.
84. I once saw an old old barn fall from the effects of time. It was magical!
85. I was very shy as a child.... Still am somewhat. I admire people who never meet a stranger.
86. I love ice tea.. all year round.
87. I love fireplaces and fire pits.
88. I like the message version of the Bible.
89. I hate people that are always down and constantly complain.
90. I believe that you should try and make people feel better about themselves.
91. I believe that life is too short to let injustices eat away at you.
92. My favorite flower is the cone flower.
93. I love hostas!! All varieties.
94. I love vanilla candles.
95. I enjoy finding ways to save money.
96. I won't spend money on myself but I over indulge my kids (typical Mom).
97. I like to grocery shop.
98. I hate to clothes shop.
99. I love my husband.
100. I am very blessed.


Frasypoo said...

Very interesting to hear about you.Knitting is very easy,I attempt making one every winter

Ferndoggle said...

Jessica, I was reading this list saying yep, yep, yep, yep...

You sound like a person I would LOVE to know!

I'm gonna do this on my blog.


The Brat Pack said...

I love these lists, you learn so much about a person. (I came over from Jen's blog) I can SO relate to #80!!

Maryann :)

Peanut said...

I came over from Jen's blog also. This is interesting since it seems like so many of us can go around saying yep that's me.

Ruby Bleu said...

Hi Jessica!!!

Gosh I'll have to try this too, but 100 - yikes, I'm going to have to think, huh?

I started a blog in the new year too... http://andapuppy.blogspot.com


Jeannie! said...

oh I so enjoyed reading about you!

I am not sure if I could come up with 100 random facts about me, but I will give it some thought.

I love grocery shopping!!!! I could shop for Britain in a supermarket, I am in heaven!

If its ok with you I may do something like this on my blog, but I may have to finish at 20 things if my inspiration runs low.

Although I have never been known to write a short post......

love and light from Jeannie in Scotland xxxxx

Rachelle said...

I started my own blog for me the person if you want to come visit. My address is http://rachellemc.blogspot.com/

Rachelle peanut and flash's mom

Mary A. Kaufman said...

I read every word. I think you'd make a wonderfule friend and I have an idea you have quite a few. I've been a bloger for just a few short weeks now and loving it. I'll be back for another visit soon. Mary from Meander With Me