I prayed for this child and the Lord has granted me what I asked of Him. I Samuel 1:27

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Tagged - I'm It!

I've been tagged to tell 8 things about me. Here we go!!

1. I didn't have any alcohol until my 21st birthday - really!! :)

2. I play the piano, trombone, flute and I sing. I love to make music!! (I was almost a music therapy major)

3. My life long dream is to perform on Broadway. This is one of those - if I had my life to live over type things. I LOVE musicals. (drives Jay nuts!!!!) I've only been to one show actually in New York. (Into the Woods) My favorites right now are Aida (the Walt Disney - Elton John one), Avenue Q (saw it in Vegas at the Winn - LOVE IT!! So hilarious!!), and Once on This Island. I want to see Wicked SO BAD!!!

4. Me, my husband, my brother and my sis-in-law all have advanced degrees. I have my Master's in Library Science, Jay has his Masters in American History, my brother has his MBA, and my sis-in-law is a vet. Between the four of us - that's a lot of school!!!

5. In my first life I was a special education teacher (jr. high and high school), in my second life I was a librarian (at the American Printing House for the Blind and at my current employer), and I now work for a Consulting firm. (and no - I don't believe in reincarnation - that's just how many different careers I've had)

6. We have three horses. Two girls and a pony. They are a lot of fun - but they are mostly Jay's - he does the most with them. (I married into the sickness)

7. I collect Longaberger Baskets. My mother-in-law got me started. (she used to have a business where she made custom liners for the baskets) I'm inventorying my collection (as well as Linda's) Linda has 120. I have close to 50 right now, and I still have the upstairs to go through!!

8. I LOVE football - I mean LOVE LOVE LOVE football. High school, college, pro, arena league - I don't care!! I really like Ohio State Football (and any Ohio State sports). For the pros, I'm a Browns fan at heart - but they have just been terrible lately. I also follow the Colts - because they are close to where I live, and my brother is friends with a couple of the players. (and we get ESPN the Magazine at our house, and it comes in my name!!)

Ok - that's probably more than any of you ever wanted to know about me!!

(and on the Alex front - he has a double ear infection!! I don't know what I'm going to do with this kid - he's been so sick lately!! Hopefully the antibiotics will kick in quickly!)


Soltana said...

Poor little man..I hope he feels better :)..My step dad is a HUGE Colts fan...he's been a fan since they were in Baltimore... We went through Indianapolis on on vacation.... we should have met up there..at 3 am LOL..... We are a basketball family.. we do however like the Redskins... they didn't do so great either :(

Lori & Robby said...

I am catching up on your blog and just read that you are looking for ideas for a mission project for VBS -- I've got one! My mom and I are going to be visiting and working with a children's home right outside of Antigua while we are in Guatemala. I've been emailing the director and can't fit everything I want to bring for them in my luggage. Email me if you want more info: lori_beth27@yahoo.com

Holly G. said...

I'm with you on #1 and how come nobody ever believes us when we tell them this???

I hope your little man gets better soon.

Natalie said...

Oh dear...I hope the antibiotics kick in real soon so Alex can get feeling better.

Michelle Smiles said...

Longaberger is an expensive habit :)

The McKenzie Crew said...

I hope he feels better soon:)

I used to have a Quarter Horse - her name was freedom - she was the sweetest horse ever - she was very gentle and had the best personality - during a thunder and lightening storm she ran into a fence and broke her leg. We had to put her down - it broke my heart -
I will never have another horse after freedom~~ she was irreplacable:)


Kris and Mindy said...

Oh poor thing....ear infections are no fun at all. We have had our fair share if hem here. I hope he feels better soon. I love the tag thing and reading all about everyone. So cool to hear about the things you don't always talk about.

Debra said...

I just finished 10 days of antiboitics, I hope Alex feels better soon.

To funny about #7. Paul and I were just having a ocnversation about my Longaberger baskets this morning. Some of them are currently in the playroom and now that Alexis is becoming more mobile they need to find a new home. I have to admit I haven't bought any in a few years but I do look at the website to keep up. I have also had the thought about selling them all to finance the next adoption. Oh and I did take a trip to Dresden, Ohio and the Homestead and loved it. I want to take Paul and Alexis and show them the giant basket office building.

p.s. Wicked is awesome! I have seen Phantom 3 times but now Wicked is my favorite. I have the soundtrack in my car, it always makes me smile.