It has been a day, sweet readers.
A day filled with necessary things like cleaning, and laundry, and hauling babies to the backyard pool, and then hauling soggy babies back inside again. I’ve cleaned, and cooked, and finished my virtual assistant work.
Everyone in my household is asleep, but me, and I really should be asleep too. But I’ve promised myself to post on this little ol’ blog of mine on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays–and so here I am in a quiet little house, somewhere in rural Nebraska writing to you.
So today, instead of sharing a recipe or a how-to or an update, I thought it would be fun to share ten things that you may (or may not) know about yours truly, and then–if you are willing–I’d LOVE to hear a few things I might not know about you!
Are you ready?
Here we go.
10 Things You May Not Know About Me
- I worked two summers as an Electrician’s Apprentice. I was a Theatre major, looking for a good summer job, and this just happened to be the best paying of all the jobs I sifted through. I really enjoyed my first summer as an Electrician’s Apprentice, and worked full-time with an Electrician at a local college. We installed automatic doors, wired large machinery, replaced light fixtures, and did many other tasks as well. The Electrician was a health nut who liked to eat spinach raw, take the stairs two at a time, and generally never stopped moving. I lost ten pounds that summer, and wasn’t sad about that a bit.
- I’ve won three Instagram Starbuck’s giveaways in the last six months. I’ve also won two cookbooks, a bucket of paint, a $75 Pink Blush Maternity gift card and some jewelry! What can I say? I enter a couple giveaways every day, and I’ve had a lot of fun!
- I am now a podcast host! In case you haven’t seen any of the posts I’ve written recently, my Mom and I finally launched our podcast! This has been a dream of mine for YEARS, and I can’t tell you how much joy it has already given me to hear the feedback from those of you who’ve listened in!
- I didn’t know how to pronounce my boyfriend’s last name, until we got engaged. We dated two years before we got engaged. I wasn’t one hundred percent confident I was pronouncing his last name correctly. Then I got engaged, and it was about to become my last name so figured it was about time to learn. Ha ha!
- I have a Theatre degree. I took classes like Shakespeare, and Stage Movement, and Directing. I was outside imitating squirrels and leaves with my theatre class when other students were stuck inside doing equations or taking business classes. I don’t regret it one bit.
- I was convinced Gideon was going to be a girl, and Eloise was going to be a boy for the first half of both of their pregnancies. Next time we have a baby, I’m just going to listen to my gut instinct, and know that the opposite gender from my instinct is the correct one.
- I had horses when I was growing up. My Dad told me that if I saved the money for a horse, that he and Mom would help pay for the upkeep. Dad later regretted saying that, poor guy. I sold eggs, and ran lemonade stands, and did many other side jobs to save up for a horse. We had Lacey (an arab), Romeo (a quarter horse), and Snickers (a paint, pony) throughout my high school years. We rode on the country codes, through the corn fields, and in the county fair.
- I have four brothers, and one sister. This fact shocks and amazes all the Chinese kids that I teach ESL classes to online. Honestly, it shocks and amazes a lot of people. I always enjoyed sharing how many siblings I had to other people, because they would always be so surprised. Then I met my husband who has nine siblings. He wasn’t shocked or amazed. He was non-plussed when I shared how many siblings I had, and then I told me how many he had, and I realized why.
- I failed my first driver’s test. I made several grievous errors such as not knowing how to turn on my hazard lights. The cold-hearted examination lady didn’t even look at me when she told me I’d failed. She did tell me, however, not to come back until I was ready. My parents brought me back the following week. I–techinically–failed again, broke down sobbing in front of the mean examiner lady. She gave me a long speech about how when I fail at something, not to look behind me, but to keep my eye on the road and keep looking ahead. Then she told me to walk over to my Mom, show her my tears, and tell her I passed. I think about that speech that lady gave me almost every day.
- My little garden plot is all tilled, and ready for plants. I am SO excited about our garden this year! My hubby tilled me a little strip of land in our backyard, and I can’t wait to fill it with tomatoes, herbs, flowers, and peppers! It isn’t very big, because I wanted to start small, and not let it get away from me, but I can’t wait! I have never planted flowers in my garden (besides hollyhocks), but I fully intend to this year. At the end of the summer, I always wish I had some flowers I could cut to bring inside! I’m thinking about putting in a bunch of zinnias (like this picture above), because they are such gorgeous flowers, and produce so many blooms!