Saturday, November 08, 2008

Six Random Things

I went to read one of my bookmarked blogs "Blessed" written by my new blog friend "Joanne" and imagine my surprise to see that I'd been tagged! So, here are the rules, and what follows are the best random things I can come up with right now.

1) Link to the person who tagged you.
2) Post the rules on your blog (copy and paste 1-6).
3) Write 6 random things about yourself (see below).
4) Tag 6 people at the end of your post and link to them.
5) Let each person know they have been tagged and leave
a comment on their blog.
6) Let the tagger know when your
entry is up.

1.) Both my husband and I are fraternal twins. No, our siblings are not married to each other, but we are both the "Baby A's" of the twinset. Everybody always asks if we have twins, supposedly fraternal twins aren't a genetic thing, and when you think through the science, by the time his "genetic code" enters into the equation I've either dropped two eggs or not.... (perhaps that is TMI!) However, there is question as to whether Michele and I are really fraternal (we guess identical), but no guess as to whether Jeff and John are (very different in personality and appearance).

2.) I detail the happenings of every day and can probably show proof of what occured on any given day since high school. Whether I went to Walmart, exercised, or watched a special movie, - you'll find it in countless saved Daytimers....

3.) My husband and I did NOT kiss (each other) before we got married. No, not even a peck. It made for quite the "You may now kiss the bride" celebration (to the tune of "O Happy Day" being played by our friends). If you want to know why or if I think that is such a good idea, feel free to ask me sometime.

4.) I'm rarely ever enamored by expensive shoes, jewelry, or handbags. I have a size 10 to 10 1/2 shoe, so if it looks really cute in a normal size, chances are, it won't look cute on my big-foot. I tend to lose my jewelry, and need too functional of a purse for constant switching around. Oh, and speaking of shoe-sizes, my husband wears the same shoe size as me, so I get to take-over any of his old athletic shoes (Nikes) - as he DOES like shoes.

5.) I gave birth to my daughter in water - in a portable hot tub set up for that purpose in the hospital. I had never planned to do that, but the doctor talked me into it and it was an AMAZING experience (and very fast, literally only about 35 TOTAL minutes of pain). It's probably one of my proudest accomplishments in life.

6.) To the probable disgust of many, November 1st marks the day I can begin to listen to Christmas music and the children to watch (okay, and me too) Christmas movies. I LOVE THIS TIME OF YEAR, and frequently have nightmares that it is suddenly the night of Christmas Eve and I have done nothing to prepare or celebrate the season.

I think I'm a little late in sending this off to people, so if you've already done this, sorry.
Here's the people I'm linking:

Colie
"Seasons Change"
Heather "You Have My Word"
Bonnie "Things No One Tells You"
Dawn "Five Princesses and a Baseball Player"
Hollie "Stuff I Love"
Amy "Family o' Foxes"

Have fun!

9 comments:

HollieHobbie said...

I cannot believe you have such big feet! They do not look like that on you. That is the size I wear, but I expect it of me, I guess, to hold up big front and big back ;) but you are sooo tiny!
Is Chele the same size? Maybe that is where the "fraternal" comes in.
And way to go... getting me back to blogging... I'll get to it soon.

Joanne said...

Is it possible, could it really be? I have found a blogging sister that I can share shoes with? Size 10 over here my friend!

No wonder I excelled in soccer as a kid...

...and yes, I would love to hear more about not kissing until marriage. My oldest daughter is a Senior in hig school and has made that commitment. I'd like to hear more from someone who has lived it. Email me!

StephieAnne said...

Joanne,

I tried to link to your email, and my computer wouldn't let me. If you want to email me at jsbmriley@msn.com, I'll email back to you!

And, yes, Hollie and Joanne, these are some monster feet. But, I do think they are nicely shaped. Michele has the same size feet, HOWEVER, she has some very nasty bunions going on, so her width is significantly bigger than mine. I feel so bad for that girl...

richard said...

Those were 6 of the most random things that I never have to wonder about you now! LOL

Less than 30 days left!

Hope to meet you and John if you make it to Bend!

Colie said...

did it. i already started a month ago from another tag so I thought i needed to get it out:-). although the first was 7 random things.

- so what were you doing on this day in 1992? hehe:-).

I'd love my next birth to be in water but they do not allow that in this hospital. it sounds great! enjoy your day listening to christmas music:-).

beeeeeeeee said...

Size 10s on me too!

I'll post my answers later today.

(And I'd love to hear about not kissing until marriage, too.)

StephieAnne said...

Oh, Colie - as I was looking for my past Christmas letters and pictures, I came across my old calendars.

I thought you had asked about 2002, and I was going to tell you that Michele and I went to a Christmas Bazaar together, Toys R Us and then McDonald's - but as for 1992....hmmm, something probably to plan for Michele's wedding! (I didn't look for that one!)

Growin' with it! said...

ahh the no kissy kissy. curtis told me that was his "conviction" when we began dating. although for us it didn't last very long. kissing my neck and cheek must've gotten old cuz one night under the romantic full moon he shocked the socks off me! glad he did!

Family O'Foxes said...

Hi! I finished up the meme! :)
~Amy