Thursday, January 8, 2009

Seven Random Things

I was tagged by Cindy to tell 7 random things about myself that people might not know. I'm not sure if there are 7 but I'll see how this goes. If you are reading this, consider yourself tagged also.

1) Cindy tried her hand at being a Mary Kay Consultant and color consultant and so did I. I actually was a Mary Kay consultant for about 15 years. Like Cindy, I loved doing it, and helping people feel good about themselves, but I wasn't good at sales or getting others to want to be a Mary Kay Representative. I made enough money to break even on my inventory.

2) I like scrapbooking (although I might have mentioned this before). I have done one for my son and for my daughter, and am now working on one for my husband and I. When my daughter passed away, I took the scrapbook to her viewing and her friends loved looking at it. It's a great keepsake that I have of her.

3) I went to Israel in 2000. It was one year after my first husband passed away. It was a life-changing trip and helps you see the Bible in a whole new light. (That trip is what started me scrapbooking, as I did a scrapbook of my trip).

4) I like writing poems. Most of my real-time friends and family know this one. I write a poem every year for my Christmas letter. This year it was based on the "12 days of Christmas", reviewing the 12 months of the year.

5) I love reading christian fiction, and always thought I would someday write a book. Since starting this blog, and reading other blogs, I am now convinced I would not be a very good writer. But if a good idea comes my way, who knows(?), I may try it!

6) I like classic musicals (Sound of Music, West Side Story, etc). Recently I also enjoy comedy movies and family drama's--heart-warming stories. I also like Chonda Pierce, as she makes me laugh and laughing is healthy (It increases your endorphins that boost your immune system.)

7) I love keeping in touch with old friends--I talked on the phone with an old friend yesterday for 45 minutes. I have also really enjoyed making new friends through this blog. It's been a real blessing.

I didn't think I would find 7 things, but there you have it. I'll be looking forward to seeing some of yours.


Brenda said...

I am wondering if you have made a portfolio of your poems? If not, that would be another good winter project--as if there are not enough already.

lookuptoday said...

Thanks for giving us a peek into your life with participating in the "seven random things" I am sorry about the loss's in your life. I am glad you had photos to make an album. So many people now days just keep them on their computers or a cd. Albums are so much more gratifying. I would have loved to visit Israel. Like you, the people that i know who took the trip, say it was also life changing for them. I like keeping in touch with my friends, and making new friends on the blog. I consider you a friend. Dee

Kristen said...

I loved this post and getting to know you better. After reading that you have lost a daughter and husband... your strength in the Lord is quite a testimony. It is a privelege to be a part of your life in bloggy land!
God Bless!

Letters From Midlife said...

I enjoyed getting to know you better through your 7 random things!

Gina said...

I loved learning about you through your 7 random things. Please post your poem(s) sometime here. I would love to hear them.

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