Friday, January 25, 2013

Just the Facts

I've been sporadically finding new blogs to follow.  I enjoy reading others' blogs when I can (maybe just a quick read in between grad school papers), and not all the blogs that I enjoy post every day, so I'm looking for a few more to add some variety to my reading.

One of the new blogs I'm following posted to a link this week called The Facts of Me.
I thought I'd jump in a little late... but better late than never... well, that's a good place to start:

Fact:  I HATE to be late.  I come from a very punctual family (Daddy roaming the hall announcing, "10 minutes and all is well... 4 minutes and all is well... 2 minutes and all is well..." ensuring that you have been properly informed of how quickly approaching is the time to leave).  In my job, with services to children, last minute chats with teachers, weather, and traffic along the Interstate, I've learned to tell teachers that I will be there around such and such a time, because I hate to be late.

Fact:  I HATE emails without subjects!  Oh man, does this get my goat.  I file my emails and keep everything and save them and search for them from time to time.  I appreciate subjects to emails, even if they have nothing to do with the content of the email.  Maybe its a cute word or joke, or a simple "Made me think of you," but I LOVE email subjects.

Fact:  I prefer baking to cooking.  I'm not sure if its the end result -- I prefer cookies, cakes, pies to sauteed chicken -- or the process -- I'd rather be covered in flour than splashed with sauce, but I prefer baking to cooking.  I cook so that my hubby and I eat.

Fact:  My hubby LOVES to cook.  While I cook so we have food, my hubby cooks because he enjoys it.  Did you know that delicious scallops can be made in an ordinary kitchen?  I really thought you needed to be in a coastal restaurant to get delicious scallops.  You don't!  You just have to be in the kitchen with my hubby when we have scallops in the house.

Fact:  My closest friends live hundreds, and in some case thousands miles from me.  This is hard.  They are not in 1 place... they are many places.  Boston to Virginia, Michigan to Texas, New York to Mississippi... I love them and really miss them.

Fact:  I shower in the evenings... most of the time.  I get up at 4am for work 4 mornings a week, so I've found morning showers are not in my best interest.

Fact:  I prefer my graduate school with a side of wine.  I have found through my later (legal) years of schooling that sometimes I want to write a paper and sounds intelligent and I get too stuck in my head, mentally revising something I haven't even written yet.  With a glass of wine, I loosen up and at least get that first draft out of my fingers, and then I can revise from that first draft, even if its horrible.  Once I get that first draft written, revisions are easy.  Thank you, glass of wine.

Fact:  This is the last year of my twenties.  Enough said?  Okay, I see this year as the end of a wonderful, amazing, life-changing decade, but when the time arrives, I am eagerly anticipating a new and wonderful decade when my thirties arrive.

Fact:  When I'm REALLY angry... I mean REALLY -- beyond angry, I eat Ben and Jerry's ice cream with a fork.  Yup, that's right, it's got to be a fork when I'm REALLY angry... you know, when I get an email with no subject.  :-D  Just kidding.

Fact:  The day I become my hubby's wife, was the best day of my life!  I think back on our wedding day so often -- more often than I ever imagined I would.  So many of our long-distance friends and family all came together for an entire weekend in my hometown and I became wife to the most wonderful man I've ever met.  Our wedding was the day our marriage began and I LOVE our marriage.

Fact:  Our marriage is not perfect.  I know, you were thinking it was... but we have learned... and continue to learn to work together, to communicate, to love through hardships, to compromise, to support one another... and so much more.

Fact:  Our marriage is completely perfect!  Because its ours, and our God is perfect and He brought us together for His Work and Glory.  Our marriage is amazing, and the best marriage I've ever been a part of -- yeah, the only marriage I've ever been a part of.

What are the Facts of your life?

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1 comment:

  1. I love this!! I too cannot stand to be late! Having kids has kind of made me relax a little about it though because sometimes there's a blowout to change or whatever that's out of my power to leave on time. I've learned that to be out the door on time with three kids, I have to start getting ready 1 hour before.
    I shower at night too.
    I love the marriage facts - both are so true!


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