About a year and a half ago, I completed the very popular Facebook meme "25 random things about me". I am not big into meme's and am aware that viral narcissism like this is really for me because it takes more thought and energy to compose a list like that than it will take a reader to read it or even think twice about.
Mine is not very funny, only slightly insightful (to me, probably to no one else), and it is sharing way too much about myself that no one really cares about. But, it made me happy to go back and read a list I wrote to see if it holds true to who I am, who I strive to be.
1.I think my husband is HOT, still, after 11 years.
2.I have a weakness for Dr. Pepper, Mexican food, my husbands blue eyes and my little boys’ kisses.
3.When I got to college, I started playing soccer, played on the college team the next year, have refereed and coached more soccer games than I can count.
4.I have a soccer ball tattooed on my ankle.
5.I am on a mission to prove that not all homeschool moms wear denim skirts and have their hair in a bun.
6.I can not stand for my house to be a mess.
7.The closet door can not be open when I go to bed. Monsters, no, just compulsive about order.
8.I tried growing a pumpkin patch a few years ago and ended up with hundreds of them.
9.I miss my dad, he was a true man of integrity that sacrificed for his family, friends, and even strangers.
10.I get sucked into family drama easily and will defend my family to the bitter end.
11.I think that life is too short to not live somewhere beautiful, I prefer mountains.
12.Never listened to a country station in my life until my Wrangler and cowboy boot wearing husband came into my life.
13.My first kiss~ chasing Jason Hampton around the playground in elementary school, kissed him, then ran into the corner of a roll-out window and ended up with 8 stitches.
14.My children are beautiful, I know, all parents think that, but really mine are.
15.As I look back at high school, I wonder why we let people pour nasty stuff all over us to become part of a high school sorority, wish I would have stood up for myself better against people who made up lies about me, and am glad that my parents sacrificed so I could be a part of all the activities that I chose to do.
16.I have become a pretty good cook since getting married, but still use the smoke detector as a timer at times (especially with bread).
17.I am overly generous and a loyal friend, and I would not change that.
18.I have 5 brothers, am the only girl and was not spoiled one bit (shhhh bro's, no comments here).
19.One of the guys I worked with in Memphis (Greg) thought I was Elvis’ illegitimate daughter, we even called my mom so he could ask her if she attended any of his 1970 tour.
20.We are starting to build a cabin on our land that will be all solar and make the smallest footprint possible on our land. An 1800s homesite is just 50 feet away from our cabin site and we will rebuild the fireplace that still stands to make an outdoor kitchen. No, not city-fied anymore.
21.I don’t like to fold clothes or empty the dishwasher.
22.I love to entertain, I still polish my great grandmothers silver and use it!
23.I over-indulge my children as far as their imagination, they have every kind of outfit you can think of ~ Peter Pan, ninjas, most Superheroes, cowboys, Indians, pirates, oh, the list goes on. But, no they don’t own or play video games.
24.I don’t just want my life to make a difference, I want to change the world. To be PRESENT every day.
25.I love the Lord and yearn for a stronger relationship with HIM. Not what the church defines that is, what He defines that is.
Now it is your turn. Do you have a list? If not, make a list, it is more for yourself than for others. You can share it with the bloggity world or just complete it so you can look back to see if your life is focused in the direction you dream it should be when you remember the list next year. Or, that you were sleep deprived, hungry, or bored when you wrote the list.
The Park Wife