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Monday, March 14, 2011

Photo Prompt Challenge, #1: Photo of Me & 10 Facts

Sometimes I feel like my blog gets a little overloaded with homeschool stuff and/or kid-centered things.  That IS kinda my life right now, so it's to be expected, right?  But, in honor of trying to make my space (not to be confused with MySpace) a little more well-rounded, I wanted to start something a little different.  I ran across this Photo Prompt Challenge (PPC) on a blog called "it's gravy, baby!" and apparently there's also a popular facebook page on it too (with slightly different prompts).  Anyway, I figured that when things got bogged down, or I needed something to spark some blog inspiration, I'd take a stab at it.  So, it won't be every day for 30-days or anything like that (at least I don't think it will be!), but we'll see how it goes or when I need to implement it.  Should be fun!  I'll start with Day One now...

Photo of Me and 10 Facts...

1) The first fact is ... I almost went ahead and listed 10 well-known facts about general things, just 'cause it didn't say "10 facts about yourself." I was gonna be all smart-alecky and say things like "E=MC2" or "red and blue make purple" or maybe even "Greenland is physiographically part of the continent of North America, although it belongs to The Kingdom of Denmark."  Y'know, something obnoxious like that.

2) I was an only child, and had very little experience with children before having my own.  I never babysat or really spent much time with babies or kids, and I'm still somewhat awkward around kids that aren't the ones I live with.

3) Right before I started 6th grade (middle school), I broke my ankle while roller skating.  Actually, I was just trying to sit down on the floor with roller skates on, and my ankle turned wrong.  Despite the fact that I heard - and FELT - it snap, my Grandma's husband (step-grandpa?) told me and my parents that it wasn't broken and so we didn't go to the doctor till the next day.  It was broken in two places.

4) My first job was as a hostess at a little mom & pop diner.  I was awful at it.  I don't think I ever rung anyone up correctly and I kept hanging up on people when they called in 'to go' orders because I couldn't figure out the phone or how to input their orders.  It was also very smoky all the time and it was making me sick every nite.  I quit after only a few weeks.

5) My second job was at a call center and I stayed there for about four years, working in various positions, until the company laid us all off.  At one point, my Grandma, Aunt, Mom and I were all employees, though working in different departments.

6) I used to travel the DFW Triangle nearly every day.  I'd start in Fort Worth, drive to Denton for school at UNT, to Dallas for work at the station, then back home to Fort Worth.  That's about 100 miles.  And I didn't mind.  I enjoyed the drive, usually with music blaring!

7) I am incredibly indecisive.  So much so that I usually can't pick a favorite color, favorite food or anything like that.  And please don't ask me where I wanna go to eat... (and good, grief, I found it really difficult to decide on what 'facts' to include here).

8) I really enjoy baking, but hate cooking.  I get overwhelmed at having to come up with dinner ideas, having the right ingredients on hand.  I just dislike the whole thing.  But, give me a reason to bake a cake or make up some cookies... I'm all over it!  Can't we just have pie for dinner?!?!  Actually, if I didn't have a family to feed, I'd probably survive on cereal just fine.

9) Along those same lines, I'm absolutely horrible at housework too.  Yep, Domestic Diva I'm not.  I don't mind doing laundry or loading/unloading the dishwasher... I can usually keep up with that no problem.  But dusting, window washing, tub/toilet cleaning, etc... my husband will tell you, I'm the worst!  I used to could blame my lack of homemaking on the fact that I worked... but now... I can't.  I just plain suck at it.

10) This post took me exactly two weeks to complete.  Seriously. 


Anonymous said...

I love all of those facts! I can totally hear you saying all of them :)


Kelly said...

We definitely have a lot in common. You look great, by the way!

Mary said...

Fact 1. Even though we haven't spent much time together we are more alike than you know.
Fact 2. You were the first baby I ever held and I was scared to death I would break you.
Fact 3. I learned how to get around in Dallas and Fort Worth by driving my friends to a different mall every weekend when I was 16 years old.
Fact 4. Music always make me in a better mood.
Fact 5. Little Kids make me nervous, but big Kids Challenge Me.
Fact 6. I have always been proud of you and brag on you to my friends.
Fact 7. Housekeeping is overrated. Check out Flylady.net she gave me direction and helped me establish some good habits. No, I don't do everything, but she approaches the deadly chore with humor.
Fact 8. Getting outside of your world on a regular basis will entertain your friends and family.
Fact 9. I learned to cook by looking up recipes of my favorite restaurant selections. I manage now, but still have trouble planning.
Fact 10. The relationships you cherish will create forever memories. Love Ya, Aunt Mary

Karrie said...

Entertaining answers! I enjoyed reading them!