Tuesday, January 20, 2009

25 Random Things

Jennifer B. tagged me on facebook and asked me to come up with 25 random things about myself.  Now that was a task!  But now that I've gone to the trouble, I thought I would keep it for posterity.  Here is the list I came up with this morning. Maybe I will add to it from time to time as I think of other random items.

1. I am a "dog person" with one named Bailey who won't let me out of her sight and even cries when I am gone (for more than a day)

2. My husband wrote a "check" to my dad for 10 cows and 8 chickens when he proposed. That makes me a 10 Cow Woman and more!

3. I'm always on an exercise kick of one sort or another, but love food and hate to diet - Hence, I look pretty much the same from year to year.

4. I'll take cheesy finger foods over dessert any day.

5. I'm a morning person. You can't keep me awake after 11:00 pm and I don't stay in bed much after 6:30 am.

6. I miss my mother and attempt to be an amazing "Gammie" just like her... and just like her mother.

7. My favorite TV show is "Masterpiece Classics".

8. I like wearing hand knit slippers to keep my toes warm.

9. My best friend is my husband (though my dog thinks she is!)

10. I make some pretty terrific sour dough French Bread and like to give away at least one loaf while it is still warm.

11. I really like having a clutter-free house which some times frustrates my husband because he can't ever find anything. BUT if he asks me where something is, I can usually tell him.

12. I'm from Twin Falls, Idaho and often miss the acres and acres of green farm land.

13. I find it very difficult to even think of 25 unique things about myself!

14. I do not like to shop and HAVE to return home after an hour or so because I feel as though I will break out with hives or something.

15. I manage the money so its probably a good thing that I don't like to shop.

16. I like cooking for my family. My children bring their families over on the 3rd Sunday of every month for a big Family Dinner. I do not like to fix dessert, however. 

17. I used to be a pretty fine softball player and still like to participate when I have the chance.

18. I enjoy traveling with my husband. Before 2005 I had never been to Europe, but I've been four times since and have another trip in the works for September.

19. I wish I could remember the German I studied in college.

20. I like vegetables. Especially broccoli.

21. I adore and love tending my five grand-babies.

22. I absolutely love hanging out with my daughters. They are a hoot when they are together. I find myself laughing so hysterically that I nearly... Well, you know.

23. I could snorkel all day long.

24. Pet Peeves? Truck exhaust. Waiting in line. Burping out loud (even though I can probably do it with the best of them.)

25. I love to have my feet rubbed, and my good husband actually loves me enough to do it once in a while.

So... Is this the Kathryn YOU know?

Update 1-31-09:
26. I've ingested Alligator and Zebra and probably most other edible items from A to Z.  

27. I was allergic to my first pregnancy and had hives all over! Maybe it was because I was carrying twins. I didn't know THAT until 10 minutes after Jenni was born! Doctor Petersen, "Uhhh, I think we have another one in here!"  

28. I was one of 10 valedictorians in my high school and had a GPA in college of 3.97. I know, I know, it's hard to believe. I think I gave all my brains to my children!