Wednesday, July 28, 2010

about me list

  1. A friend of mine, Sarah, did an 'about me' post of sorts... a list of 110 things, and I thought I'd follow suit.
  2. I'm currently eating my second bowl of this incredibly delicious white chili with a mexican flair. I'm not eating because I'm hungry, or because I'm bored, but because it taste that good to me.
  3. If you would've asked me 5 years ago what I'd be doing in 5 years, I'm pretty sure my answer wouldn't have involved being a homemaker and 3 children. It wouldn't have included ANY children (yet), actually, but something like a college degree and a career. Funny how life changes- and man, am I thankful.
  4. My dishwasher is currently broken, thus making me the dishwasher. There are roles I like more in my life.
  5. Two rooms in my house are painted a turquoisey-tealish-tiffany's blue color. And they're my favorite rooms in my house.
  6. One of those two rooms is my living room, and I painted it as an act of desperation in the middle of the longest winter of my life... I needed something bright and happy.
  7. My hair is getting really really long, and mostly unmanageable with this crazy humidity. I'm about to give up on brushing it- after cutting out knots TWICE this week!
  8. My husband is a youth pastor + Bible teacher (at a school) + assistant camp director which = really busy. But there's not a more fitting job for him on the planet.
  9. I think it will take me the rest of my life to learn how to be a ministry wife. I say this, because I imagine I'll be trying to learn to be un-selfish the rest of my life as well.
  10. I love timex ironman running watches. You'll rarely to never see me without one. I've had one since my frehsman year of high school.
  11. When i began running, I couldn't complete the half mile loop that circled our neighborhood pond. 
  12. My longest run ever is 13.1 miles - which was a mini-marathon that I didn't train for and found absolutely miserable. My second longest run was a 13 miler, which I did my junior year of high school and breezed through.
  13. I have a ridiculous amount of clothes. Most were purchased super clearanced or second hand, though.
  14. I'm a fairly regular clothes purger, however.
  15. My computer desk is a little wooden corner piece that I bought off of craigslist, and I love it.
  16. I gained 42 pounds while pregnant with Cate.
  17. I only gained 27 with Corban.
  18. I had hoped to have a spring or fall baby next time, but God had other plans, and I'm completely okay with that.
  19. I love to bake!
  20. I had never taken a picture with an SLR camera of any sort prior to purchasing one in November of last year. I fell fast in love.
  21. This is harder than I anticipated. I'm a pretty boring person.
  22. Cate slept on my chest for the first time in a really really really long time today. I let the water boil over in the kitchen just to savor the moment.
  23. Which spelling do you prefer: Nora -or Norah? No real reason, just asking... (ha!)
  24. I really enjoy John Mark McMillan's new album. You should check it out.
  25. I woke up too many times trying to lay on my left side or raise my arm above my head last night.
  26. My cardiac surgeon told my family that I would feel 'like I worked out really hard' referring to the pain I would have in my left pectoral muscle after surgery. I'm going to go out on a limb and say he's never had a big metal box placed underneath a muscle that was stretched out in order to remove the old box. Just guessin'.
  27. Jordan and I used to write three to four page letters to eachother every night while in middle school. I still have a few.
  28. He informed me of his feeling for me (way back in 1999) via email, saying, "I really super like you."
  29. I really hope that after this baby I can get into some sort of competitive running condition. I miss it more than you could ever imagine. Recreational running just doesn't do it for me.
  30. I cannot wait to drink a pumpkin spice latte when they return this fall. I think I have a mental block, though, as I can't remember the flavor... and I'm afraid of the rush of emotions that will come with one sip.
  31. Our air condition doesn't work upstairs. It's hot.
  32. We're secretly (okay, not so secretly) praying that we'll soon be informed that they want to bulldoze or house. 
  33. I have a LOT of tomatoes in my garden that should soon be red, and I can't wait!
  34. I battled an eating disorder throughout the latter part of my high school days, and attribute overcoming it only to prayer and God working in my heart... and a lot of baby steps. 
  35. I misspelled 'engineer' in the 5th grade spelling bee which kept me from being the winner for my grade.
  36. I was a major tom-boy my elementary school years.
  37. I don't really like to watch TV or movies. I usually fall asleep doing so.
  38. I played softball for 13 years. I was almost always a first baseman, and did some pitching also.
  39. My most favorite food ever is probably avocado egg rolls from the cheesecake factory.
  40. I was pretending to be scared of my growling-like-a-dinosaur daughter today, and my son told me to 'be strong and courageous'! He melts my heart.
  41. The weather outside today could best be defined as oppressive. Or miserable.
  42. I have 20/40 vision in my right eye, and 20/200 vision in my left eye. 
  43. I have really loved turning our old junky 1970's house into a place I love and very easily call home. I'm really proud of the work we've done. Does that seem to contradict a prior number on this list?! ha
  44. My first non-babysitting job was in an icecream shop.
  45. I never imagined that I wouldn't finish college- but I'm content with where I'm at right now. I'm not sure if I'll ever go back... most things I would like to pursue, I can do without a college degree. But at the same time, I would love to finish what I started.
  46. I would love to write a book about the life and journey and impact of my little brother. 
  47. I've had a blog since 2004.
  48. When Jordan and I first married, we lived in a house with a ton of other people, were both full time students, and both working- I at Panera Bread, and he at Starbucks. We survived, and were probably blind to how difficult our situation was because of that newly wedded bliss.
  49. One time, we drove straight from Indianapolis to Moses Lake, Washington. 33 hours in the car. Beautiful drive. Amazing vacation.
  50. There aren't any good boy names left out there, I'm convinced of it!
  51. Did you know they make cookies and cream hershey kisses? I'll tell you right now... hide the bag after you buy them, or you'll have to share. And you'll be sorry.
  52. I really really really love newborn babies. I wish the newborn stage lasted wayyyy longer. 
  53. I am not what one would consider an animal person. I have no desire to own a pet of any sort. I don't mind a big outside dog, but I'm not interested in one to keep in my house. 
  54. I need to buy a ladle. I don't have one. And I like soup.
  55. My husband is home from youth group now, and downstairs waiting on me to finish. I think 55 is a good number to stop at.
I may pick it back up in the near future... I wanted to try and make it to 100.
Did you learn anything? Wonder about anything? You should do it, too!


  1. I need a ladle too! And tongs. I had to throw our crappy ones out. I used to have some with silicone and I don't know where they went...

  2. i may give this a whirl tomorrow...haven't updated my blog since march. hmmm. the fact that you hope your house is bulldozed almost made me spit out my water.

    and, norah. I prefer norah. ;)

  3. Please do #49 again, except drive a little further west. I promise it's worth it and I don't think Corban, Cate or McG #3 will mind. Doing it straight thru is pretty hardcore though, that's not necessary again.

    I agree with Jill. Norah- because I like silent h's.

  4. I would define the 100 degree temperature today as "crazy stupid hot".

    I like Norah.

    I too wish they would bulldoze my house so we can start over.

    i'm going to steal this idea.

    i typed this entire comment one handed and i'm getting pretty fast at it.

  5. I also have my "About me List":

    I think Norah's better than Nora.

    I really, really HATE hot temperature, it makes me look and feel crazy!

    I still bite my finger nails up to this very moment; and I don't want to stop! LOL! ;p

    I typed this comment with my eyes closed. HAHA! Just kiddin'!


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