101 Things


You’ll learn tidbits about me, through reading my posts.
Yet I thought it would be fun to make a list of 101 random things about me.
Here goes…

1. Sometimes we have cereal for supper. I’m completely OK with that.

2. My Twins were born by emergency c-section. Shortly put, one started pushing the other out causing a whole mess of chaos. The in-utero bully is still the bully of the other, to this day.

3. I am the youngest of 7 – an Oops a miracle

4. I have an intense fear of spiders – super intense!

5. Whenever at home, I wear PJ’s or Yoga Pants – all.the.time.

6. I start many projects and never complete them. My to-do list will always be longer than this list

7. I wear glasses, sometimes contacts

8. I always sit cross legged in vehicles {when not driving, of course}.

9. You’ll never catch me in a skirt or dress.

10. I still have my sticker book from when I was young

11. David Usher is my all-time favorite musician, ever. *Swoon* {‘St. Lawrence River’ gives me goosebumps, see video below}

12. Both my parents have passed, yet I know they are with me.

13. I have watched The Biggest Loser while eating potato chips.

14. I have a ‘don’t talk to me’ rule, until I have my first cup of coffee. I am a morning bear.

15. I am a sun worshiper, which sucks since I live in Canada

16. I have never skied and refuse to ‘play in the snow’. That’s just dumb to me.

17. Joan Jett will always be tops, and I’m not just saying that ’cause she can kick my a$$

18. I am very patriotic, yet did I mention that I cannot stand the weather in Canada?

19. I know every single word to ‘Never Ending Story’ from watching it so much as a kid {including the background music}. It irritates people who watch it with me, and that makes me laugh.

20. Yes, I am a Twi-Hard, both the books and movies. I have met Chaske Spenser’s family.

21. I drive a Minivan, and I don’t mind that fact.

22. I love thunderstorms, the louder and fiercer – the better

23. I went on a student exchange to France and Germany in high school. Yet, I think I was too young and naive to really appreciate the opportunity.

24. I tried knitting once. I now have a {14 ft long X 3 ft wide} winter scarf. And, that was the end of my knitting.

25. Up until I was 19, I was a Ukranian dancer.

26. I rarely make my bed

27. I’m not nice to telemarketers. At all. I don’t care if it’s their job, their calls always wake up the kids…

28. … UPS and Fed Ex always wake the kids too. While I’m in it, Mr. UPS – stop kicking my door instead of knocking. I’m ready to yell at you. But, you bring me presents, so I haven’t yet. It’s like yelling at Santa…I just can’t

29. I took Nursing in college

30. A pet peeve of mine is seeing kids walking up the slide at a playground. It’s like driving down the wrong side of the road. Where are their parents?

31. I love the smell of rain, fresh cut grass and Joop! cologne

32. With the amount of ‘keepsakes’ that I have saved for my children thus far, I’ll soon need a storage unit to house it all. But not in the ‘Hoarders’ sense of collecting. Yet.

33. I don’t watch reality TV, except for Big Brother.

34. I had a Hamster when I was young…

35. …His name was Chip…

36. …Having him ultimately taught me the word, ‘Rigamortis’. BTW, I love that word, it sounds cool.

37. …I also adore the word ‘Mopar’. It sounds tough…

38. …yet, I really dislike the word ‘balloon’.

39. I’m not a good singer at all, but I sing anyway…

40. …When Isabelle was 2, she used to cover my mouth with her hand when I started to sing. Seriously, she did {I get the infamous eye-roll these days}

41. I cherish the warm Christmas spirit {except when being trampled in the stores at Christmastime. Then I wish for July}.

42. I used to watch Y&R with my Mom everyday…

43. …After my Mom passed, I still watch it *almost* everyday. She would have liked that.

44. 3 days before Isabelle was born, I made 18 Apple Pies from our Apple tree….

45. …We don’t have our Apple tree anymore, so I don’t make pies…

46. …But I make one mean apple pie!

47. Daisies to me, are like the sun. I love them.

48. My choice of cuss word? Freakin’…

49. ….I also said, “Son of A…” alot, yet I’d never finish the sentence. I stopped saying it one day when Isabelle finished the phrase for me.

50. Getting new appliances excites me…

51. …More than shoes…

52. …And more than handbags

53. I believe that ‘God can exist in many places at one time’ David Usher

54. My first concert was N.K.O.T.B – and no, I’m not pleased about that. But, I was at the time.

51. My dream is to go to Bali

52. My paradise is Punta Cana, DR…

53. …And I ‘visit’ this happy place every day

54. I am not a perfect parent, and have never claimed to be

55. I have made many many mistakes in my life

56. ‘Alive’ by Edwin makes me cry, laugh and dream all at the same time {the amazing video is at the end of this post}

57. I became an Auntie at age 3

58. I am now a Great-Aunt

59. I’d do anything to help a friend

60. I am capable of forgiving, but never forgetting

61. I am addicted to Tim Horton’s

62. I have only one houseplant that I have not killed – yet. I stay far away, just in case.

63. When I was young I had a paper route, so that each month I could get a new piece of Barbie furniture. Bless my Mom for teaching me about work ethic, to earn & save money and to appreciate my toys {oh, and for walking with me to deliver the papers, ’cause I was young and scared of those 2 really mean dogs down the street}

64. I have drafts of posts I started a year ago, and never hit ‘publish’.

65. Carbs are my weakness

66. I dream of being a runner…

67. …And not the struggling runner, but one that loves to run {‘at this point I don’t understand how anyone can truly ‘love it’. I want proof that it’s possible.}

68. I hardly give my kids sweets, but love their excitement when I do

69. I enjoy blogging, but my kids come first. Always.

70. I have Photoshop, but have never used it…

71. …because I prefer original un-touched photos, as ‘imperfect’ as they may be…

72. …it’s almost like editing too much, distorts memories

73. I strive to have gorgeous flowerbeds every year…

74. …even if the kids destroy them continually

75. In a fire, I would first save my kids {duh!}…

76. …then my DSLR

77. My Aunt lives down the street from the real Amityville House…

78. …And no, I have never visited her. Maybe that’s why?

79. I love movie night with Isabelle. It’s our special time.

80. I cannot ever drink Wildberry Coolers again. Even the smell makes me gag. You can probably guess why.

81. I have literally ran from stores yelling, “Start The Car!” after hitting an awesome sale.

82. I love coupon stacking too.

83. We used to have an old Camaro with T-tops. It was hawt!

84. I’m an 80’s music lover

85. I only listen to Country while camping, They go hand in hand.

86. My Dad used to talk in Czech when he was mad.

88. I have never broken one bone on my body. Knock on wood.

89. I have had a poem published

90. I cannot stand the phrase, “You have your hands full”…

91. …Or, “Double Trouble”

92. I have a Hypothryroid

93. I have one tattoo

94. I am fascinated with Airports, Flight and airplanes….

95. …maybe I’ll be a pilot when I grow up

96. I can’t roll my R’s…

97. …Yet would love more than anything to speak Spanish.

98. I live in the same city which I was born

99. Before the Twins I worked for the government…

100. …caring for mentally and physically disabled adults…

101. ….I am now a SAHM of 3, and love it more than anything!

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