Here's my 102nd post! (I missed my 100th.) I was surprised that I was there already. It kind of snuck up on me.
So in keeping with bloggy tradition, I'm posting my 100 things. (In no particular order.)
1. I’m the youngest of five children.
2. We were a blended family. (Both my parents were married previously and had kids.)
3. It was a “his, mine and ours” situation. I’m the ours.
4. I have one sister and 3 brothers.
5. My dad is a lawyer and my mom was his secretary.
6. I shared a room with my sister until I was 14 and she went away to college.
7. As a teenager, my best friend was my older brother who is seven years my senior.
8. I enjoy playing video games with my kids.
9. I’ve been married nearly half my life.
10. I met my husband at a college Bible study when I was 18.
11. We became best friends and we still are.
12. We never dated before we got engaged.
13. We got married 4 months after he asked me to marry him.
14. I got married on my birthday.
15. Best birthday present I ever got.
16. Everyone sang “Happy Birthday” to me at our reception.
17. I spent summers beginning after 8th grade taking classes at the university in my hometown.
18. My mom enrolled me to keep me out of trouble.
19. I really enjoyed it.
20. I spent the summer afternoons painting hobby ceramics at a shop within walking distance from the university.
21. I really enjoyed that too.
22. I had 30 credit hours of college classes when I left high school.
23. I’m a high school drop out.
24. I was sick of high school and wanted to go to college.
25. In hindsight, I thought a little too much of myself. (doesn’t every teenager?)
26. I packed up my stuff and went to college 200 miles away from home.
27. I was 17.
30. I loved college.
31. I have CMT.
32. I got it from my dad.
33. He got it from his mom.
34. There’s a good chance that some of my kids got it from me.
35. That makes me sad.
36. As far as diseases go, it could be a LOT worse.
37. When I was 11 years old, I had surgery to help lessen the effects of CMT .
38. I spent that summer in bed - casts on both legs.
39. I read a lot that summer and watched a lot of M*A*S*H*
40. I wear sneakers nearly everyday of my life. They make my feet feel better.
41. I put them on in the morning and don’t take them off again until I’m getting ready for bed.
42. I would have worn sneakers to my wedding if I didn’t know my mom would totally freak.
43. All my pregnancies were planned. All five of them. No accidents.
44. At birth my children were 8 lbs. 6 oz., 7 lbs. 10 oz., 9 lbs. 2 oz, 8 lbs. 8 oz. & 9 lbs. 4 oz.
45. We’re adopting two more kids from Ethiopia.
46. They’ll be two years or younger.
47. Some days this scares me to death.
48. Most days I’m really impatient to get it done and have them here with us.
49. Pastormac and I have been planning to adopt for nearly 18 years.
50. I prefer milk chocolate to dark. Although dark chocolate will due in a pinch.
51. I don’t chew chocolate kisses.
52. I stick them to the roof of my mouth and let them melt slowly in all their creamy goodness.
53. I can stop at one Hersey’s Chocolate Kiss, maybe two.
54. I could eat a whole bag of potato chips.
55. I try not to.
56. BBQ potato chips are my favorite kind.
57. I would gladly forgo dessert for seconds on dinner.
58. I could probably stand to skip both (dessert and seconds).
59. I’m a recovering perfectionist.
60. I love New Mexican food.
61. I usually have mine, “Christmas style” with both red and green chile on top.
62. I like to cook and try new recipes.
63. I’m pretty good at it.
64. I collect cookbooks/cooking magazines and enjoying reading them.
65. I received Christ as my Savior when I was 13.
66. I was looking through my brother’s stuff and found a “Do You Know for Certain?” Gospel tract.
67. I read the tract and prayed the “Sinner’s Prayer” on the back. God adopted me as His child that day.
68. I promptly got in trouble for being in my brother’s stuff.
69. I didn’t begin to fully understand what I had done until I got to college. Now I DO know for certain.
70. I had a massage once. It was wonderful. I would love to do it again.
71. I’m near-sighted in one eye and far-sighted in the other, so I wear glasses.
72. I don’t like wearing glasses but I love being able to see.
73. I have attended the same church for almost twenty years. It’s not perfect but I love it.
74. I’ve been a pastor’s wife since 1990, hence the name, "Pastormac's Ann."
75. One summer, I was a congressional intern in Washington DC for Senator Pete Dominici.
76. I found him to be one of the hardest working guys I’ve ever seen.
77. Unlike me, who took every chance I could get to explore Capitol Hill. I had a blast!
78. I majored in Political Science and minored in History. I love history.
79. Knowing what I know now about myself, I wish I could go back in time and major in something else.
80. I collect children’s books.
81. I enjoy helping others be successful.
82. I like wearing baseball caps.
83. I can play the flute, the piano and the guitar. None of them very well anymore.
84. I took piano lessons for ten years.
85. I quit as a sophomore in high school because I wanted to be manager for the High School Girls’ Track team. (Crazy, I know.)
86. I wanted to letter like the rest of my siblings and it was the only way. (See #31. )
87. I’d like to take up these instruments and play well again.
88. I’m pretty melancholy in temperament. Melancholy and phlegmatic.
89. I would be a very different person without Christ in my life.
90. I’ve seen the Atlantic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico.
91. I’ve been to Sweden, Finland, Gotland, France, Switzerland, Italy and Mexico.
92. I’m going to Ethiopia.
93. I love doing crafts of all kinds.
94. Recently I learned how to do pysanky. (google it.) It’s totally fun.
95. I would love being able to earn a living as an artist.
96. I’m not good enough at anything to be able to do that.....yet.
97. I like reading through the Newbery Award winning books along with my daughter.
98. Singing is a lot of fun.
99. I’ve been an child advocate for Compassion International for five years and a child sponsor since 1991.
100. Pastormac and I like to read to each other.
And two more since this is my 102nd post:
101. I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else in the world.
102. I love being a wife and mother. I really wouldn’t want to be anything else.
Whew! At least I know two people will suffer through the whole list. Thanks Pastormac and Sweetanlo. If you read through the whole list too, please leave me a comment so I know who my real bloggity friends are.