Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Tidbits of useless information

Ok, so Kim tells me I'm supposed to blog 100 facts about myself that you may or may not know when I reached 100 blogs. (guess I'm not up on my blog etiquette! haha)

I'm not sure I can come up with 100 all at once so I'll see how it goes...

1. I am married to a drummer.
2. I am a mom to 3 stepmom of 2 and have 2 waiting for me with Jesus.
3. I teach Kindermusik. (LOVE IT)
4. I sell Pampered Chef. (Just so I can get the stuff! haha)
5. I have 2 sisters and a brother - ALL OLDER THAN ME!!
6. I've had the same best friend since the 7th grade - Kelley Stewart. (We still talk at least once a week as she's out of state)
7. I can "talk" to doves.
8. I have lupus. (no one said they had to be good things did they?)
9. My dad is with Jesus.
10. I have 14 aunts and uncles! (11 on one side, 3 on the other)
11. I have more cousins than I can count. Really there are over 30 1st cousins. Some I've never even met. BIG FAMILY!!
12. I've lost 50 pounds in the last 2 years. (still a little more to go)
13. I had my right ear cut off in a roller skating accident and required over 200 stitches to reattach it. (don't ask!)
14. I like to eat tomatoes and cucumbers with my eggs for breakfast. (don't knock it til you've tried it)
15. I was a flower girl when I was 12 years old! (thanks Tina!)
16. I LOVE jewelry!!
17. I LOVE shoes!! Have more than I care to confess to!
18. I met Tim McGraw. (cutie pie)
19. I have 5 Bibles.
20. I love to read.
21. My name is spelled weird and people always mess it up. ValArie
22. I've assisted in inserting a chest tube into a man.
23. I've been exposed to TB. (perils of the medical field)
24. I've changed the dressings on a 4 year old girls burns on her head and neck. (mom dropped boiling water on her - ACCIDENTALLY!)
25. I've drawn my husband's blood, my mom and dad's blood and my sister's blood. (Like, in a tube, not on paper with a crayon! haha)
26. I've done CPR - successfully - on 2 people. SCARY!!!
27. I've had to accompany a Dr. to tell someone they have Cancer and I've been the family who HEARS that news. (ok - enough with the medical stuff!)
28. I've been in church since BEFORE I was born and since I was 2 weeks old.
29. I lived in WV, FL and NC. (not at the same time! haha)
30. I marched in the Disney parade!!! (one of the highlights of my life! ha)
31. I've thrown up for 9 months on 3 occasions! hahahahahahaha
32. I've sung with the Charlotte Philharmonic Orchestra and the Charleston City Orchestra.
33. I play the flute.
34. I love to play spades!
35. I have 5 nephews, 1 niece, 1 great-nephew and 1 great-niece and another great-nephew or niece on the way!!!
36. My favorite movies of all time are Steel Magnolias (I love you more than my luggage) and Dirty Dancing (Nobody puts Baby in a corner)!
37. I've been to the place where DD was filmed!
38. I've been to the Virginia Tech Memorial.
39. I've been on ONE blind date in my life! First and last, thank God!
40. I sat at my daddy's side as he met Jesus face to face! AMAZING!
41. I can't sleep with dirty feet. (weird one to follow that isn't it? haha)
42. I'm a Beth Moore groupie! hahaha
43. I LOVE light jazz music. (when there's no lyrics!)
44. I LOVE to dance! (Yes, I watch "So you think you can dance!")
45. I've eaten moose. The animal, not the dessert!
46. I teach children's choir at church. 4th graders!
47. I broke my collar bone doing cartwheels DOWN the steps in grade school! YES, I said cartwheels DOWN the steps!
48. My imaginary playmate growing up was Jayvee (like gravy) and my stepson's name is J.V.! How weird is that?!
49. I LOVE the beach and cry every time I see the ocean. God's creation just blows me away and I'm a cryer!!
50. I fulfilled a dream and sang backup on my friend's CD this past spring!!! God is good!!!

Ok ya'll. That's 1/2. I'll do more later as my brain is on overload just trying to think of these!


Leigh Gray said...

oh and i forgot to say thanks for playing along on the "digging" Jesus thingy!!

Love you still!!

Nicki said...

I just had to leave this comment......I didn't get to read all of them but I think it's neat b/c my husband plays the drums too! I loved learning more about you! What two bible studies are you doing right now? Have a great day!!

Penless Thoughts said...

Linked on to you from Pen-of-Jen. I love to read these 100 things.