A few random things you may not know about me:
*I can't stand to have the TV on all day. As soon as the kids go to school, I turn it off. Lily doesn't watch any TV yet. The only time I watch it is when I run on the treadmill and when my husband and I hang out at night. TV background noise drives me CRAZY!
*I was a vegetarian from the time I was 8 years old until I was 21 years old. I do eat some meat now, but avoid most of it. Poultry and pork is it for me!
*I am a really fast reader. I used to be able to easily finish a book in a few hours. Unfortunately, my schedule doesn't leave much time for that anymore. I also type really fast. Often faster than my thoughts flow out!
*I am usually on the go from the time I wake up until the time the kids go to bed. Even if I feel tired, I still have a lot of energy. I have a difficult time sitting still!
*I don't drink. I despise the taste of alcohol, and I hate the way it makes me feel. 1-2 drinks a year, tops, is my limit!
*I love musical theater. Before we had kids, Grant and I performed in many shows together. There is no time for that anymore, but I have to say, I really miss it! I get my fill by singing along to soundtracks in the car!
*As a teenager/young adult, I rode my horse every single day. Even when it was below zero, above 100 degrees, and even with a concussion and with my ankle in a brace! I can't even tell you the last time I rode my horse. It is very difficult to coordinate a good time for me to go to the stable alone to ride. I always say that when my children are adults, I will buy another horse and begin riding every day again!
*I have a very low pain tolerance and a bad tolerance to medication. Half a dose of my migraine medication gives me the jitters.
*I get very anxious when I have to drive on snow-covered roads. I used to be okay with it until about 10 years ago, when Grant and I got stuck in a blizzard, driving home from Virginia. Driving through the mountains, in a state that was technically shut down due to bad weather, was a terrifying experience. By the time we made it anywhere near a hotel, we were almost home, so we kept going. To this day, I get nauseous and shaky when the snow sticks to the roads!
*I constantly worry about my kids. Constantly.
*I am very OCD about having the house cleaned up. Clutter drives me crazy. It is a constant battle keeping it the way I prefer!
*I did very well in school. I always carried a GPA above 4.0. Learning came easily to me. Many people can't believe that I didn't end up with a huge career. I, however, consider my current job pretty incredible. Money would be nice, but I wouldn't trade it for anything. I do keep my mind active, though. I always stay on top of current events, research many things, and try to read and do a crossword puzzle every day. I have to nurture my inner nerd!
*I love dolphins. Swimming with them on our honeymoon was an amazing experience.
*I despise gory movies. Just watching them makes me sick to my stomach!
*I have a really hard time telling people no (except my kids...ha!). I need to work on that.
*I get light-headed when I see a lot of blood or a bad injury. Quite often, I pass out. This doesn't work out very well when you have kids!
*My favorite place in the world is the beach. I don't get there often enough.
*I am almost always cold. My feet and hands are always freezing. I hate central air conditioning. Even in the summer, I need a sweater or sweatshirt if I'm in AC or after it gets dark.
And there you have it! A rare occasion where I actually talked more about myself than my kids!