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My Very Wordy List

September 17th, 2016 at 09:32 pm

1. My husband and I have been married for 21 years, but have been together (next week) for 26 years. We should have met long before we did. We were often in the same places at the same time (same berry field working as youngsters, junior achievement one door down from each other, Sunday School (big group of teens in a huge church that met altogether and was then separated by class and we were one grade apart), numerous things like that. We kept being put in each others' paths, but did not meet until we both worked at the same restaurant chain and he transferred to my store.

2. I never discuss politics, religion, or major issues on my Facebook page because people are crazy with their opinions and I'd like to keep my friends and family. Except for prayer requests when stuff gets really bad. Only exception.

3. I have 2 children, a girl and a boy, but we originally planned to have 4. Life didn't work out that way and by the time my youngest was 3, it was definitely for the best.

4. We started raising our own fruit, vegetables, and meat animals due to my son's massive allergies to food additives, preservatives, colorings, and artificial sweeteners. It changed our lives.

5. We are a one car (van) family and that van is paid for.

6. I am a massive Doctor Who Fan. To the point where I wrote fanfiction for several years. I am also a huge Labyrinth fan even 30 years later, but I did not get involved in the fandom, other than the time suck that is watching fanvids on youtube.

7. I love to read, but for many years I barely did. This year I have really gotten back into it again. I have probably read more in the last 6 months than I did in the last 6 years. My favorite things to read are epic military fiction with a strong female captain (think Kylara Vatta or Heris Serrano or Esmay Suiza) or flat out romance novels.

8. I dislike historical dramas on TV, but love historical fiction. I don't get it either.

9. On rare occasions I have had violently accurate intuition. For example the time I'd been driving behind a hay truck on the freeway and felt a sudden need to get out of the lane. I moved over and one of the cords securing the load snapped and hay bales fell off the truck into the space I would have been in. Or the time when DH and I were dating and were (ahem) parked and I was overwhelmed by the irrational urge to leave right then and DH listened to me and we got out of there. I found out the next morning that someone was murdered 10 minutes later who had been walking to her car parked in the same area. Within a few feet of where we'd been parked. Or a time when I chose to take a different route than my usual one because I got a weird feeling of dread as I approached one intersection and would have been involved in a multi-car pile-up where several people were badly hurt and 2 people died if I'd gone the usual way. I'd say about once every 5 or 6 years something like this happens. It scares the crap out of me every time. But I always listen to that feeling.

10. I love to cook, but I hate to clean up the kitchen. I have created dozens of my own recipes in the last 25 years.

11. I hate it when people say "It's only" in reference to money. It's only 3 cents or it's only a dollar or it's only 5 bucks. And then complain how they have no money and they can't save anything. It's just as important to mind the pennies as it is to mind the $100's.

12. I love bubblegum pop music. I love almost all forms of music, but bubblegum pop is always fun and floaty and puts me in a good mood.

13. Instruments I have learned to play over the years with various degrees of success: violin, viola, mandolin, piano, organ, flute, harpsichord, and a few chords on the guitar (my hands are small, so guitar is hard for me). I want to learn the banjo. A lot.

14. I wrote my first novel in the 3rd grade. I love writing. Even more than reading. I am always working on something.

15. I desperately want to be good at drawing. I am mediocre. I can paint, though, in both acrylics and watercolors.

16. I have taught myself to loom knit, but not to needle knit. I want to learn both it and crocheting, but my brain and my hands don't want to communicate properly when it comes down to it. I have the dexterity due to playing instruments, but there is a serious disconnect when I try to knit on needles. Crocheting is not any better. I also want to learn to machine sew more than hems.

17. I love farming. I didn't think I would take to it anywhere as much as I did. Both the animals and the extensive gardening have added so much to my life.

18. My mother drives me crazy, but she is the best person I know. Aside from my husband, she is my best friend. She is the person who taught me to always keep going no matter what life throws at you.

19. My short-term memory has not recovered fully since my concussion when I broke my nose last year. I have to leave post it notes everywhere so I don't forget things I should remember. It is getting better, but it still is disconcerting, considering once upon a time I had an eidetic memory. I've had 3 concussions in my life. This one has been the hardest to bounce back from.

20. People always think I am a much more serious person than I actually am. My humor tends to be dry and sarcastic or punny and fast wit, but I don't generally let it out until I know people pretty well. Until then I am pretty reserved and quiet. Once I am comfortable, though, it all comes out.

14 Responses to “My Very Wordy List”

  1. scottish girl Says:

    #11, I agree. In fact, your blog motivated me to save little amounts. #20,it takes me a while to let people in.

  2. VS_ozgirl Says:

    We share 2 and 11.

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    My oldest daughter is a Doctor Who fan! I wonder if she has read any of your fanfiction work, is it online? I love that you are tuned into your intuition!

  4. Tabs Says:

    Wow, that is a seriously interesting list!

    #1 is so sweet!

    #2 I am 100% the same way. Just yesterday, something a friend of mine said made me facepalm so hard. Something about petitioning for Hillary Clinton to be removed from the race because her pneumonia was really a set of lies about her real health.

    #4 I've always found your activities on home grown foods to be fascinating.

    #8 Maybe you might find this interesting.
    #11 I fully agree as well.

    #12 Have you ever heard of J-Pop or K-Pop? It's Asian pop songs, but they always tend to be on the very cute, bubbly, and goofy side. Remember Gangnam style?

    #13 That's amazing. I've learned the cello, oboe, and piano myself, but truthfully, never liked it. I would have much preferred to just spend all my time doing martial arts, but my parents didn't like that when I was young.

    That's the stuff I have any comments on anyway. Great list!

  5. laura Says:

    #6) Me, too! Can't beat being a Whovian. I loved, loved, loved Tom Baker - I woke up late every Monday morning in high school because I stayed up late to watch it on Sunday nights! Way before DVRs!!

  6. ceejay74 Says:

    Great list! Since your blog is mostly about working the farm and figuring out life and finances, you DO come over as a bit serious. Glad to know all these fun things about you!! Wink

  7. rob62521 Says:

    Amen on number 2 -- I can hardly wait for the election to be over (50 some days?) because I am very tired of all the fighting on Facebook and the fact people think it is A-OK to post nasty comments about the OTHER candidate, but get highly offended if someone posts something against THEIR candidate.

    Great list. As for the bubblegum pop music, it reminded me of the scene in the movie "Mr. Holland's Opus" where the teacher introduces the music student to "Louie, Louie" where he says it is just fun and she should have fun playing her instrument.

  8. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Love your list! That's fascinating about your intuition and how it got you out of several possibly very bad situations.

  9. LuckyRobin Says:

    CCF--If she was into the romantic Doctor/Rose angle she probably has read it or if not, is at least aware of my pen name. I used to be a BNF.

  10. LuckyRobin Says:

    TABS--Basic alternate history, yes, very probably. That's right under their with end of the world apocolyptic scenarios. I love that stuff.

    I'm aware of K-pop. My daughter was heavily into it and all things Korean for a while. J-pop, less so, but she had some of it, too.

  11. LuckyRobin Says:

    Laura--Tom Baker was a lot of fun. It played at 2 a.m. here, so I would stay up late on Saturday nights and then be too tired for Sunday School the next morning. I've liked the reboot even better, I must say. Well, the 9th and 10th Doctors, and 11 to a lesser degree. I never did warm up to 12, but I haven't watched his second season yet.

  12. LuckyRobin Says:

    CJ--I am pretty serious about finances, but I've had to be. You guys tend to get the analytical side of me. Or the venting, frustrated side. But that's really only half of me. I spend a lot of my time laughing and experiencing joy. I just don't talk about it much.

  13. LuckyRobin Says:

    Rob--Yeah, exactly. I like the ones that poke fun at both sides, though. When they don't make me want to cry at what our country is going to be stuck with.

  14. LuckyRobin Says:

    FT Laura--Sometimes I call it my guardian angel or God whispering in my ear, not just intuition. But mostly it is just a strong feeling I've learned not to ignore.

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