So here goes: 7 random things.
#1 It was 3 days before we were to be married and we hadn't found a place to live yet. The housing market was crazy. We'd wait at 7-11 on Tuesday night for the local paper to come and then I'd call as early Wednesday morning as I dared, only to find that the three rentals had been taken. The crazy thing was that I wasn't even worried. I knew something would come up because we were doing the right thing. And it did. We rented a small house and because of that I've never lived in an apartment. Ever. I wish I had that kind of faith now.
#2 I have this weird thing about having my kitchen chairs lined up properly. They have to be even and I can't go to bed or leave the house without them being right. And it's not just the chairs. I can tell when something's been moved even slightly from it's proper place. My poor kids and husband have no chance of sneaking anything unless they can remember how to put everything back exactly as they found it.
#3 I have 4 kids, a dog, and 6 chickens. My kids are constantly begging for more pets. I just hope the dog hangs in there long enough to see the last kid off. After the kids are gone, no more pets. I like animals, but it makes it difficult to travel.
#4 My youngest child will go to kindergarten next year and I am petrified of how my life will change. I am slightly afraid of being alone during the day. I am wondering what I will be as my life continues to change and the kids don't need me so much anymore. Will I go back to school? Will I get a job? I don't even know what I want to be when I grow up! (insert slight panic attack here.)
#5 I love to run. I am not fast. I have not had super great experiences with my marathons (besides my first) but I still love it and hope that those experiences will be stepping stones to a really great race someday.
#6 I am very realistic. I am known as the dream squasher at my house. This is not something I'm proud of and am trying to change. If you have a dream that's really far out there, I'll tell you all the reasons why it really won't work. I'm content with my life and sometimes thinking of major changes that might not work out scares me. That being said, I have been working for a year now on this and have come up with some dreams of my own. And I'm really trying to support others dreams (my husband's mostly) and not just shoot them down. I learned that sometimes he just wanted to dream for a while and already knew that realistically it wouldn't work. And I just needed to dream with him for a while. It was kind of breakthrough in our relationship.
#7 I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In other words, I am a Mormon. I am a Christian. I am not perfect, but try everyday to be a little better. I am completely devoted to my faith and it gives me comfort and joy every single day.
So there you are, a few things you may have already known or not about me!
Now to hear from you!
And anyone else who wants to tell me more about them! I love random stuff! Leave me a comment or do a post on your blog!