Saturday, October 08, 2005

101 things about me

101 things about me….

  1. I am in my early 40s and I'm still trying to figure out how that can be...

  2. If asked, I still think I'm about 28

  3. But that is funny, because if you had asked me at 21 my age, I would have thought, about 28

  4. I am the oldest of four children

  5. My dear brother, who was 12 months younger than me, died a week after my fourth child was born ~ I'm still trying to come to terms with his death

  6. Being a Mother has to be the greatest experience and calling of my life

  7. I married my best friend and soul mate.

  8. We are a part, more than we are together, that makes our relationship good as Im a very independent person and so is he.

  9. I love pizza, I could eat pizza everyday of my life [with different toppings of coarse as to keep variety in my life]

  10. I adore seafood and could eat fresh fish and shellfish daily

  11. I love good, whole food

  12. I love to create things

  13. My favorite mediums are photography and pencil drawing

  14. Someday I hope to be able to create a work of art everyday

  15. I love to sew, but haven't in a while because my sewing machine is broken

  16. No money for a new sewing machine because I'm saving for a good digital SLR camera, I like photography more than sewing

  17. I like to knit and crochet, and pray I have many days of life when I'm older to just sit and knit and crochet and listen to music, my Nana from Sweden taught me needle work

  18. I love music,,,all kinds, don't have a favorite, but I dislike rap.

  19. My wedding song was a Reggae song by Bob Marley

  20. I used to skydive, 268 times to be exact

  21. My parachute was the colors of the rainbow

  22. I used to rock climb and rappel..........I would prefer to climb first and rappel down, but most of my climbing was the other way around

  23. I love the rain,,,,I love to watch it, hear it and I love the smell of the air when it is raining

  24. I am………

  25. The above statement refers to my spiritual beliefs…..I am, I believe that everything is possible, that all religious and spiritual beliefs are valid and to that extent, I am part of the whole.

  26. I was raised Roman Catholic, but today am a member of four local churches and visit many more..........I love to attend churches and temples and see how others worship, although I can't define myself as any one religion.

  27. My favorite place to pray and meditate is outside, in the gardens with my hands digging in the dirt, or in the early morning as the sun is beginning to dawn and the world is slowly waking up..........those are the times when I feel most connected to God.

  28. I am Irish

  29. I am Swedish

  30. I am Cherokee Indian

  31. I am human

  32. I live in the country, in a valley called 'German Valley'.......and my favorite view is looking up the valley towards 'Schooly Mountain'

  33. My home is my most comfortable place to be.........I like being home more than any place else in the world

  34. I love to garden and grow things

  35. I have over 23 verities of lavender growing and hope to continue to add to my collection

  36. I love to grow herbs and perennial plants

  37. I am not the best vegetable gardener, so mostly buy from the local farmers

  38. I make a wicked apple pie

  39. I am a good cook, and always try to improve

  40. I lived in New York City for three years and absolutely love the city

  41. I visit on occasion and it always brings back the New Yorker in me

  42. I was a stockbroker for 9 years

  43. I was a media relations specialist for 4 years

  44. I worked in a high pace, cut-throat environment

  45. I don’t want to work like that ever again

  46. Right now I am a professional Mommy [I care for two other children besides my own four]

  47. I had four distinctly different births

  48. My first was overly medicated and controlled by the doctors without any due respect towards me ~ I was treated like a piece of meat

  49. My second was absolutely perfect, beautiful and peaceful with a midwife

  50. My third was my most difficult ~ as my son was breech and they turned him, first at 37 weeks and then again at 40 weeks and induced me........he was born direct OP and a lot of work to deliver

  51. My last was my most ideal birth because she was born at home and I delivered her, but not as perfect as my second because this was not a planned homebirth and it happened so fast

  52. I have nursed for a total time of 12 years and 8 months

  53. You can just call me Bessie the cow! Lol!

  54. I love water

  55. I love taking hot, long baths with lavender in it [that is why I grow lavender]

  56. I have had some powerful experiences in my life that first appeared to me in my dreams

  57. I don't know what that means other than it can be quite freaky

  58. I could get lost in a bookstore for hours and hours looking and reading,,,,,,

  59. I love to read, when I was younger I would walk to the local library a few times a week and check out books to read and my house today is filled with books, and I collect children's books.

  60. My most favorite place to read was sitting on a rock over-looking the waterfall near our house

  61. My friends and I used to jump off of this same waterfall

  62. Today, I would have a nervous breakdown if I knew my own children would be jumping off this same waterfall ~~~funny how things change

  63. My mother is from Ireland so I am first generation American on her side

  64. My husbands father is from Germany so he is first generation American on his side

  65. My dh travels the world over, I like to stay within 10 miles of home

  66. I love to play backgammon and card games

  67. I don't drink often, but if I do, I love Margarita's or a very good red wine [my hubby brings me wine home from all over the world]

  68. I have never smoked, I hate cigarettes

  69. I married a non-smoker, who now smokes? Still trying to figure that one out

  70. I think that Amsterdam has the right idea about legalizing cannabis

  71. I love rollercoaster's, and I am glad all four of my children do too, cause we have so much fun visiting amusement parks and going on all the rollercoasters

  72. My one vice is coffee, I drink two cups a day [sometimes more]

  73. But I have to get it at the coffee shop, as I just can't make a good cup at home

  74. I think that it might be not just the coffee but the routine of going to the coffee shop that I really enjoy

  75. I can't go into a local store without having to stop and chat and say hello to everyone I know,,,,this makes for long shopping trips

  76. I hate nail polish and fake nails

  77. I rarely wear make-up

  78. My hair has always been long [past my waist] for most of my life

  79. Right now it is long and I always wear it in a bunn

  80. I'm thinking I need a change

  81. I don't dye my hair, so it has a lot of gray in it

  82. It is exciting to me to watch my children grow and learn and become their own unique selves

  83. Sometimes it is scary to watch this process, especially since Katrina and Greta are teenagers now

  84. I would love to be a grandmother and great-grandmother someday

  85. The continuum of life fascinates me

  86. I married my first true loves ~ best friend,,,,they are still best friends today

  87. I love movies that are either funny or about relationships and love

  88. I hate action movies and scary movies, can't/won't watch them

  89. I love the discovery channel and the history channel

  90. I faux finish and paint murals

  91. I love to go to the theatre and at one point in my life, I had seen every play on and off Broadway

  92. I used to eat at Windows on the World once a week

  93. I was supposed to be at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, but because of my daughter Emma Sage being born with Down syndrome I chose to leave my job that would have brought me to the WTC that fateful day

  94. I believe there is a reason for everything

  95. I have never gotten a ticket while driving [knocking on wood right now]

  96. I love animals and have 3 dogs and 3 cats and 3 goats

  97. I don't know why I have 3 goats and they are living up the road at my neighbors farm right now

  98. I hate to shop, but love to go to Home Depot and Lowes and look around

  99. I Can't figure out why my daughters love to shop so much when I despise it.

  100. I collect pigs, antique figurines and paintings

  101. I have every letter and card ever sent to me in my life in a wooden box in the basement ~~~~sometimes I bring it upstairs and read though the different facets of my life that were sent to me by family, friends and lovers ~~~ I cherish the written word and it is such a treat to reminisce over cards, letters and poems


Kim Ayres said...

Fantastic! The 101 things really does give a deeper insight into the person.

Did you have much problem coming up with your list?

I guess in point 27 you meant to say "meditate" rather than "medicate", although I wouldn't want to presume... ;)

Tara Marie said...

Medicate.....meditate [same thing right? lol!!!!]

Actually, it is funny you ask that Kim, because as I was writing it, I was only able to brush upon a few facets that have lead me to where I am today, and if I could, I actually could write another 101 expanding the first 101.

It was interesting to re-read it, because the point of age, and how I feel like I'm perpetually 28 [even long before I actually became 28] has to do with all the incredible and many life experiences I had already had by the age of 21....and now, moving past 28.....I've mellowed abit, but my mind still seems to reflect the passion of my youth. [Is this a female mid-life facet? Feeling forever 28?]

It was fun.....and I, like, you love reading these lists that other bloggers post.

I can't wait to read yours.

Kim Ayres said...

Coming soon - I thought of another one today :)

Kim Ayres said...

OK, it's up!