More About Me
We’re all puzzles wrapped up in puzzles, best figured out by calculating the sum of all our parts. Here are some of my parts.
#1: I was interested in how my son saw me, and so asked him. “Is there anything you don’t know about Mommy that you’d like to know?” He thought for a second, a puzzled expression on his face. “No,” he finally said. “I know everything there is to know about you.”
A few minutes later he came back into the room. “I thought of one. Why don’t you give spankings like Daddy? (he’d just gotten a spanking for shooting his sister with the BBgun.)” I love the way the 7 year-old brain works. “I just don’t like giving spankings,” I answered. “That’s Daddy’s job, when you absolutely have to have one.”
#2: I like to cook, but hate to clean up.
#3: I spend my days writing, working on church stuff (newsletter, VBS planning, website, and various and sundry other things), teaching a homebound student, and occasionally doing mundane things like laundry and housework. I try to procrastinate on those as long as is humanly possible though.
#4: I love rainy days, as long as I don’t have to go out in them.
#5: My favorite modern invention: TIVO.
#6: Favorite food: Bananas Foster.
#7: Favorite Bible verse: Jeremiah 29:11: “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you, and not to harm you.” I also love the entire chapter of Hebrews 11, on faith.
#8: While I don’t think it’s amazing literature or anything, I was nonetheless hooked, and read the entire Twilight series in about two weeks flat. And I am ashamed to say that my ancient self salivated over that young studly whats-his-face along with all the little teeny boppers and their mommies. (Not pale Edward, the other one. Jacob.)
#9: Something from my Now: I am currently taking a class in Children’s Lit, and doing a project on graphic novels in the high school classroom. It’s heady stuff.
#10: Something from my Future: I’m thinking about taking a photography class, because I want to be better. Muchos betteros. Or something like that.
#11: Something from my Past: I tried to have Patsy Cline’s Crazy or I Fall to Pieces played at my wedding because I was on this Patsy Cline kick and just thought they sounded cool. My mother-in-law had to tell me that if I listened to the lyrics, they were totally about love gone wrong and probably wouldn’t be appropriate. Whoops.