Well,after reading a list like this at HipHSMomma’s site I decided “Why not!’. Hope it amuses you and doesn’t seem too egotistical…
1. I am a native Californian
2. I have never surfed anything but the net
3. I do not ski (not even on water)
4. I like brussles sprouts
5. I like dunking my fries in Wendy’s Frosty’s
6. I love really toasted (almost burnt) marshmallows
7. I lived for 18 months in New Mexico when I was in High School
8. Pink is my favorite color (ok–you might have known that)
9. I can’t type
10.I hate writing—always have
11.I love split pea soup
12. I snort when I laugh
13. I sneeze in three’s
14. I married my one and only love
15. I call myself my dh ‘s “Trophy Wife”
16. I was born exactly 5 years and 364 days after my dh
17. I never thought of myself as the “mom-type”
18. I am the youngest of three kids
19. I accepted Jesus when I was 22
20. I never finished college (familial responsibilities got in the way)
21. All my children’s name’s start with the same letter
22. My best friend’s nickname for me is Bwana
23. I hated Les Mis’ (the book)
24. I love cookies
25. My hair was stick straight when I was young
26. My hair is very curly now
27. Each of my pregnancies has made my hair curlier
28. I hate being late (but I always am)
29. I love bulldogs
30. I used to run 3 miles a day 3-5x’s a week
31. I hate running
32. It really wasn’t running–just fast walking
33. I love roses
34. My favorite food is food
35. I like tea in the afternoon and evening but coffee in the am
36. I order tea from Murchie’s in Canada
37. I’ve always wanted to be a helicopter pilot
38. I hate the beach
39. I love the mountains
40. I’ve always wanted to live in Alaska or Montana or Victoria,BC
41. I like ice hockey
42. I like and understand football
43. I was working on my Anthropology degree in college
44. I declared Criminal Justice as my Minor in college
45. I had to take remedial math in college (ain’t the ps system in CA great) just to take a general ed.math class
46. I cannot memorize scripture no matter how hard I try (and I try!!)
47. I talk to myself…alot
48. I never thought I’d have 5 children
49. I like a Hazelnut creamer in my coffee
50. I hate sweetened tea
50. I chew ice but only when I’m pregnant
51. Fall is my favorite time of year
52. Spring comes in a close second
53. I cannot bake oatmeal cookies
54. Lately, I cannot bake anything
55. I don’t like jewelry
56. I sometimes forget to wear my wedding ring
57. I love old hymns
58. I hate math of any kind
59. I will talk to anybody
60. I talk way too much
61. My dining room is cranberry red
62. I like country music
63. I like Rock and Roll
64. I named 2 of my children for authors
65. I don’t do my nails
66. I get my hair cut every 5-6 weeks
67. I used to be an Estee Lauder girl at a local department store.
68. I can’t wear Estee Lauder cosmetics
69. Most perfumes give me headaches
70. I ran a 5k race in about 30 minutes
71. I know really stupid facts
72. No-one will play Trivial Pursuit with me (see #71)
73. I love “Keeping Up Appearances” on PBS
74. I want to visit England
75. I want to bicycle through Provence
76. I want to bicycle through Tuscany
77. I want to learn to draw
78. I want to learn to watercolor
79. I can hold my breath for almost a minute (well, at least I could as a kid)
80. I don’t like swimming (it’s a bathing suit thing)
81. I hate snakes
82. I hate spiders
83. I don’t care for night time TV
84. I love peppermint ice cream
85. Valentine’s Day and Easter are my favorite holidays
86. I wish I had not started this list
87.I am running out of things to tell you
88. I wish I could play the piano
89. I can’t carry a tune in a bucket
90. I wish I could sing
91. I don’t like dancing
92. I wear a size 11 running shoe
92. I love sunrises
93. I hate card games
94. I am not sentimental about much except my kids and my husband
95. I still have my first teddy bear
96. I don’t really care for my mother’s cooking
97. I was named for my great grand-mother, great-great aunt, grandmother and mother
98. I have a beagle
99. I never wanted a beagle
100. I love my beagle….Whew!
I’m sure that’s more than you ever wanted to know about me.

originally posted  3/6/06


This has been a fairly quiet summer for us…just a little schooling going on…math and writing. And, so far, only one day trip to the coast: Drake’s Beach, Pt. Reyes, California. I was slightly apprehensive taking Babycakes…she loves water and shows no fear. I was afraid she’d spend the whole day making my heart stop by getting too close to the violent water that is the California coast. Well, my fears were unfounded…Babycakes and her siblings spent the whole time building sandcastles, chasing seagulls, helping Daddy-man take pictures and generally having a good time…well away from the water. Whew!  Nothing but a day of fun, fog and sand…the perfect beach day if I do say so myself.

Coram  Deo, Lola

Ah, the first taste of summer today…swimming at a friend’s house for 3 hours. LaLa, Mimi, ink and Babycakes enjoyed themselves immensely! It was Babycakes first foray into the world of swimming and she LOVED i t! She showed no fear as she jumped in, reaching for the “noodle”, kicking her feet and turning her little body toward the pool’s edge just to haul herself out to start all over again! And Tink did great given her memory of her near drowning accident a few years back…both little one’s wore their life vests and weren’t hampered by them in the least. Laughs and smiles were the rule of the day! It was good to see them having fun in the sun! Mimi and Lala were just happy being able to swim with two of their friends from our local homeschool group..and best of all they live just down the street!

I’ll try to post a couple of pic’s soon.

Coram Deo,