Hmmm— So, I just found-out what all these 100-things lists are that I’ve seen on a bunch of blogs.
Apparently the list is supposed to coincide with one’s 100th post. So I’m quite late.
It is, I think, the ultimate vanity. But as that is largely the purpose of blogs anyway, I see that fact being constantly forgiven/indulged.
So, craving the same patience of my readers (and largely because Jay has asked me to make an annual habit of self-description–!– as a reference, I suppose) I present my 100 things.
- Beginning with a thank you Prov 31 for the idea of organizing the 100 (some categories I borrowed, some modified), without which I wouldn’t have attempted this.
A. The things I pray most frequently:
- No-bad-dreams for my girls each night
- Safety for my family
- Wisdom for me and my husband
- Wholeness for my future sons- and daughter-in-law
B. Four Things I miss about growing up:
- Having rabbits, and their greenhouse as my “secret” place to get away
- Wrassling with Dad and my sibs
- Only one room to keep clean
- Hours of time to spend creating stories with my toys
C. Five things about my family:
- Jay and I complement each other perfectly
- I used to think I wanted four kids, but now three seems the perfect fit.
- My three kids were born in less-than 3 1/2 years
- Kids this close together fit my personality better than I could possibly have guessed
- We plan to homeschool once our children are older. Currently I am most intrigued by Charlotte Mason’s ideas.
D. Ten things I like to do (in no particular order):
- Explore (in every way– museums, woods, new–or old– houses, libraries, the internet)
- Tell stories
- Listen to stories
- Learn new things
- Watching a T.V. series on DVD that I enjoy (Currently: Monk and House, M.D.)
- Watch good movies
E. Ten favorite movies:
- Undercover Blues
- Kate and Leopold
- Oklahoma! (London version– there’s irony for you)
- Sense & Sensibility
- Singin’ in the Rain
F. Ten favorite books, or, The minimum I’d want to start over with after a fire:
- A durably-bound bible (along with a good bookmark and a number of colored pens)
- The Perilous Gard
- Jane Eyre
- Professionalizing Motherhood
- Taking Charge of Your Fertility
- Good Poems
- Favorite Folktales From Around the World
- Sea Wolf
- Devotional Classics
G. Nine Favorites:
- My Best Friend (Jay)
- Homemade Ice Cream!
- “Jewel” tones: saphire, ruby, emerald and amethyst
- Having the right answer at the right time
- Soft clothes
- iPod-accessibility and mixability of Music!!!
- Rose: Sterling Silver
- Wildflower: Iris
- Drink: Milk (1%)
H. Ten verses/passages underlined in my bible:
- Hosea 2:19-20
- 1 Corinthians 15:58
- Exodus 33:13-16
- Deuteronomy 4:29
- Ephesians 4:29
- Hebrews 12:11
- Psalm 139:14
- Phillipians 2:3-4
- Phillipians 4: 4-7
- Isaiah 43:1-2
I. Ten things I don’t like:
- Being misunderstood or misconstrued
- Being startled/caught off-guard
- Thinking of something too late
- Saying something unkind
- Being tired
- Mashed potatoes
- Dr Pepper (Whenever my Dad or husband don’t want to share their soda, this is what they get. I don’t like that either.)
- Wearing tennis shoes/sneakers with dresses or skirts
J. Ten random things about me:
- I’ve never dyed my hair. (One acquaintance from childhood adds, “You never needed to.” It’s blond.)
- I “collect” information: phone numbers, addresses, middle names and birthdays. Gift ideas too. It all goes into my palm. I love it when a friend says, “But how did you know?” and I can say,”You told me.”
- Music is in my blood. I can’t not-listen or not-make it. I *always* listen to the words.
- I don’t buy something because it fits a theme, I buy it because I like it. As a result my surroundings have always been… eclectic.
- I memorize relatively easily.
- I have vivid dreams. If I had time to write them down on first-waking, I’d have a lot more story seeds.
- I have pierced ears, but only occasionally remember to wear earrings.
- I understand the strength of my glasses prescription means I’m legally blind (without them, of course). I’m never up without them, even in the middle of the night.
- I don’t think much of diamonds– the main stone in my engagement ring was an opal– I loved it. It showed how much my husband knew me, even then.
- My children are spaced nearly exactly as my Grandmother’s were, only with the first two being close together, instead of the second two, as hers were.
K. Eight Goals I want to want enough to make happen:
- A routine for maintaining the house
- Regular guitar practice time (and correspondingly regular improvement)
- Consistent in-home activities (fun stuffs) with the kids, so “leaving the house” didn’t automatically equal “more fun.”
- A real bedtime routine for the kids
- Sticking with a scheduled time for computer
- Regular exercise
- A mom’s group
- Planning ahead more (I’m *really* good off the cuff. Boggles the mind how I could do by actually preparing…)
L. What I’d wish for if I had Ten wishes (and there was nothing more important to wish for…)
- A gallon(+)-size ice cream maker that was quiet and durable.
- A well-trained dog (A Brittany or small vizsla).
- A self-cleaning kitchen
- Someone to come fold my laundry every week
- Normal eyesight
- The ability to play any instrument I pick up
- The ability to speak any language I hear
- A salt-water fish tank for seahorses
- A “captain”style bed
- The decor of my home to feel coordinated or planned