|Tagged Tuesday-More Crap About Me||Jul 16, ’07 11:33 PM
The rules, each person starts with 7 random facts and habits about themselves. People who are tagged need to write their own Blog about the 7 things, as well as the rules. You need to choose 7 people to get tagged and list their names. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them that they have been tagged and to read your Blog. Also each fact or habit HAS to be new and not been talked about before on your blog.
Before we get going, can I just say that, errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr, this was the hardest tag ever. Even harder than 7 things that define me, because? I talk about EVERYTHING, so sheesh, what can I talk about that I HAVEN’T talked about here before? UGH.
1. I have three beautiful sisters. One older (Julie) and two younger (Cara and Kristen). The are all just as, if not more, funny than me. They are all on my friends list, and even though I beg and plead, none of them blog. I love all three of them with all my heart. All four of us are SO different, but I wouldn’t change a thing about any of them. Well, I might make Julie tease me less. They live in WI and MN, so I don’t get to see them often. I wish I did though, I miss all of them more than they know. Julie is the mom to my niece J-bob, she is a lurker on many of your blogs. Cara is a Special Education teacher. Kristen works for Boeing, and is going back to school to change careers. I am so proud of all three of them, and admire them for all they do. I am soooooooooo lucky to have them.
2. I loved being in the military (well, except for the required physical training.) I loved the responsibility of being an MP. I loved going out on patrol, arresting people, investigating…. I loved shooting a weapon. In basic training, I puffy hearted my M-16. Later I carried an 9mm, and loved every second of it. I was a really good shot too, so weapons qualification was my favorite activity ever. But? I haven’t shot a weapon since leaving the military.
3. Carsten got some new pets. Before we left for KS I made her let Sluggy and Snaily go, so when we got back, she got some Aquatic African Frogs and snails, and we also put a few baby snails from the pond in the little tank. But, the very first day she was trying to “hold” a frog, so now they live in my office, AND? I am so in love with them. I love watching them, and I talk to them a lot. I keep telling her I don’t trust her enough to let her have them back, but really? I just want to keep them in here with me.
4. My highschool reunion is this month. I am going with Stac (Mrs. M). I will be there for a few days, so I am also going to meet and hang out with Rikki and Mandi. I am super excited to go to my reunion, because I think I look better now than I did in high school, and I think Stacey does too! But? I am even MORE excited to hang out with Rikki and Mandi, than I am to go the reunion!
5. I know how to cane chairs. It is kinda a lost art, not many people know how to do it and do it well. I took a class years back, and I was the youngest person in the class, by like, 30 years! But, I loved it. I still love it. I am going to be starting a couple new pieces soon. I don’t do it as often as I wish I could, because it hurts my hands. Here are two pieces of furniture I did:
6. I was engaged to BB’s best friend before I was engaged to BB, his name was Dom. After I broke up with Dom, he never spoke to me or to BB ever again. Enough said.
7. I worked at an animal shelter for four years. It was the worst four years of my life and probably the proudest four years of my life too. I was the volunteer coordinator, wrote the newsletter for the shelter, created and maintained the website, took all the pictures of the animals, fed/groomed/trained the doggies, wormed them and gave them shots, scooped poop (haha), and was an adoption counselor. I decreased the euthanasia rate by 17% the first year I was there. I worked with rescue groups, but most of the adoptions came thru petfinder.org. I can’t say enough fabulous things about petfinder.org. I had people come from several states away to adopt dogs, and I have stayed in touch with a few people that adopted dogs that were close to my heart. But? I also had to be the person to make the decision which dogs/cats to euthanize and be the person that did it, and I cried almost every single day. I was close to the owners of the shelter, they treated me like their daughter. But, even though I loved them, we fought a lot and I didn’t agree with things that they did 90% of the time. Ultimately, I left because I couldn’t handle the stress. Leaving was probably the hardest thing I ever did. But when I walked away? I never looked back. I haven’t spoken to them in 2 years, even though I think about them all the time.
Whew! Done! That was HARD!