Friday, December 10, 2010

100 Things

Here are 100 things that you never needed to know about me, but I'm going to post them anyway!!

  • I'm the only person in my whole family who does not have blue eyes.  (Mine are green)
  • I haven't dyed my hair in over 6 years.  Yes, my hair is naturally that dark!
  • I used to be a natural blonde.  Really!
  • I used to collect teddy bears.
  • I have no sense of humor.
  • I adore Kettle chips and homemade sour cream ranch dip, with a Blue Sky Cola with crushed ice.
  • I love sour things.  Almost nothing is too sour for me.
  • I do not like game meats.
  • I almost didn't graduate from high school due to missing half a credit.  Mom came to the school.  Credit was mysteriously found.
  • I never aspired to marriage and babies.  Ever.  How wrong I was!
  • I am a naturally tense person.  I catch myself clenching my hands and hunching my shoulders all the time.
  • I've never had braces.
  • I've had one cavity in my life.  In a baby tooth.  It was filled at the dentist.  Said tooth fell out not too long after that.
  • I used to have a mortal fear of going to the dentist.
  • I have had at least 4 of my babies with no meds at all.  But I like meds in childbirth!
  • I used to wear bi-focals.
  • I used to be anorexic.
  • I have had food issues for quite some time.
  • My favorite color was peach.  I used to be The Peach Girl.  The colors of my wedding were ivory, peach and emerald green.
  • Labor and delivery terrify me.  Every time.
  • I do not like parties.  Or crowds.
  • I used to be anti-social.
  • I hate board games.  And card games.
  • I had never seen a Bible in my whole life till I was 13.
  • Likewise for snow.
  • I do not like pets.
  • I do not like dogs.
  • I struggle with insomnia.
  • I take a lot of naturopathic meds.
  • The only doctors I have are an OB and a perinatologist.
  • I have seen a naturopathic doctor for over 12 years.  As has most of my family.
  • I can't stand the sound of chewing.
  • I am not a compulsive person.
  • I am loyal.
  • I am not a good communicator.
  • I have been in choir, in some form or another, since I was 6 years old.
  • I like to sing.
  • I hate to sing.
  • I am a serious morning person.
  • I hate nights.  I guess you could say I'm afraid of the dark!
  • I would love to have twins again.  Any time of the year!
  • I read voraciously.
  • I can read one book a day.
  • I was addicted to the pain medication Darvocet.
  • I eat gluten/wheat free, as well as mostly dairy free.
  • I like my collar bones.
  • My wedding ring is a size 4.
  • I don't really like or need jewelry.
  • I hate having my feet touched.
  • I snore when I'm pregnant.
  • I don't really know what my Love Language is.
  • I like all kinds of music.
  • I once kissed my newborn baby's buns.
  • I don't think I'll ever dye my hair again.  My son thinks silver/gray hair is beautiful.
  • I do not like alcoholic beverages.  I don't mind if others do.
  • I would like to have more babies at home.
  • I have dimples.
  • I hemorrhage severely after birth.  Yay.
  • I love road trips.
  • I love to eat out.
  • I hate milk.
  • I've never made a snowman.
  • I've never ice skated.
  • I'm clumsy.
  • I love warm brownies.  Namaste or Pamela's. Yum!
  • I'm very suspicious.
  • I'd like to be an author.
  • I have a Bionic sense of smell.
  • I have very refined taste buds.
  • I could watch cooking shows all day.
  • I really like my step-mother-in-law.
  • I come from a broken home.
  • It's always bothered me that my brother does not like me.
  • I can be very morose and critical.  And negative.  
  • I love bare trees in the winter.
  • I love to cook and make up my own recipes.
  • I'd like to record a CD with my husband.
  • I've dislocated both of my knees, the left one, twice.
  • I want to go to France someday.
  • I have a deep desire to be fluent in French.
  • I loved French class in high school.  I remember almost everything.
  • My favorite singer is Celine Dion.  Her voice gives me chills.
  • I secretly wish we were really having triplets.  Or that Olivia was really alive and the Dr made a mistake.
  • After I have my babies, I usually stay in the hospital alone.  At least I have since Kellie was born in '03.
  • We do not have cable television.
  • I really would love to decorate my house beautifully.  Alas, I have no talent for it.
  • I have never liked facial hair on men.  My husband is very clean shaven.
  • I would like to go to Hawaii, with all my kids and husband.
  • I love Van's waffles with gobs and gobs of butter and a touch of syrup.
  • I grew up in Huntington Beach, CA.  I can still smell the Coppertone and feel the sand between my toes.
  • I love hardwood floors.
  • I've been flossing regularly.
  • I have to have a notebook and pen with me at all times, in case thoughts come to me.
  • I like to write poetry.  A lot.
  • I hate showing my written material to anyone.
  • I am a pretty private person.
  • I love V-8 juice.
  • I'm totally okay with having only one son.  And no, we aren't going to "try till we get another boy."
  • And no, we don't NEED another boy.  At least, the Lord doesn't think we do, so far.
  • I love cabbage in any form.  And sauerkraut.
  • I do not like pork.
  • I've been to Mexico on mission trips twice.
  • I can't play any instruments.  I don't want to either.
  • I like to make cards.
  • I save my journals.
  • I adore good pico de gallo and guacamole.  I eat them with a spoon!
  • I have very dry skin.
  • I eat 100% organic and natural.  I feel soooo much better because of this.
  • My bath/body products are mostly organic and natural too.
  • I have sensitive skin.
  • I love Greek food.
  • I only use Dixon Ticonderoga pencils.  Bought in bulk at Costco.
  • We try not to buy things that are not made in the USA.
  • I tend to have a bad temper.  Ugh.
  • I love Risotto.
  • Are you still there???


Kathryn said...

How fun! I might have to do this too!

Susan said...

Wow I learned a lot. The neatest thing is that we both grew up in California. I lived in Hemet so you may not know where it is. But I still excited to meet another california girl.

Gayle said...

I'm here!
And I learned alot, too! I'm curious about how you eat 100% organic, as in, what tips do you have?
I've been very interested in this, but 1. I don't know where to begin, and 2. It seems to be extremely expensive.
Maybe a future post? :)

Susan said...

Leanne, Thanks for stopping by to let me know you knew where Hemet was. Makes me laugh about the orange groves. when I was in highschool that was one of the famous hang outs. I love that we are both havign babies at the same time and number 8 for both of us. my boy is at the bottom, and if the ultrasound is right it's another boy, but for some reason i feel like it's a girl. We'll just have to wait and see.
I also wanted to let you know i have been praying for you on this journey. I was just there last year and i thank God for how close he was to me the whole time.
I will stay in touch so I can see how you are doing with the rest of the pregnancy.

Devin said...

That was really fun to read...I can't believe how much MORE we have in common than I thought--and how some things are so different, too!

Renata said...

Hi Leanne
I love your list!! It's lovely getting to know you a little better! So much I was saying "me too" about!
Hope you are keeping well & able to rest a lot!