Sunday, September 11, 2011

You think you know someone....

Long time..... No blog. I have missed it for sure. I have been such a busy girl this week and I am hoping this week will leave more time for writing!

This one is ABOUT ME. One of my favorite things to do is learn about other people and what their interests are. I love finding common interests with others and I love meeting new people and making new friends. I am also a list-person. I love making lists as you can see in number 16 below. While searching FB over the weekend, and catching up on some blog reads, I copied these from  a note I had posted on FB back in January of 2009. Good Gracious how time flies and how things CHANGE. I know I have updated these since my original post on FB as well. I still think it is interesting to see how things change. I think everyone should journal or keep some sort of written journey of their lives. Looking back on how far we have come is very refreshing and can be a good way to assess goals and priorities. Now, I choose to keep mine through blogging :) I think this is fun but you may be completely bored and just simply need sources of entertainment which you find from Life...On the Rox! 

Here is 40 random things about ME in NO particular order(via January 2009) ~ new responses are in red : ) 
1. My daughter is also my lifesaver
2. I love to shop at thrift stores
3. I take naps like it's my day job (this was when GA was smaller and I had time in-between classes at MC - now naps are only reserved for Sundays)
4. I love Jesus (even more!)
5. I'm an obsessive cleaner ~ I vacuum EVERY day (yea I'm lucky to do it 1-2 times per week. I do love some clean hardwood floors though! )
6. When I am mad at you, or nervous, or if you are getting on my nerves.... I can't make eye contact with you (hasn't changed)
7. I seriously think I have ADHD - at least a little - I can't sit still!
8. I LOVE to clip coupons! It's like shopping with NO money! (Better at this now)
9. I think that family is important over all things
10. I eat salad with no dressing at all (dressing is disgusting, slimy, and it makes your food sloppy)
11. I love to get my nails done even if I have NO money for groceries ( I don't get my nails done anymore. Now I only buy groceries...with a coupon of course!)
12. I like to take really hot baths until the water runs out (shhhhhhhh...Don't tell Sean Austin about the water!)
13. I love Diet Coke like u would not believe!  (some things never change...)
14. I love NC State (Go Pack!!!....You 'da, Love me some red & white!)
15. I go to Meredith for all the nice jewelry - The Curse of the Onyx :) - (got it and graduated since then- Go me!)
16. I make a to-do list every day on recycled paper scraps
17. I am rarely on time for anything unless it's real important (I typically run 10-15 minutes late for work almost every day. I really want to be better at morning routines. I am NOT a morning person and never have been)
18. I have a bad habit of saying I'll do something, then I won't do come by your house to visit... ( I forget, what can I say???...)
19. I love a little text message even though it takes me forever to write back ( I semi hate texting now and talking on the phone is one of my not-so-faves!) - Have you read my Pet Peeves on Voicemails? )
20. I like to eat a lot of carbs..then take a long NAP...I LOVE NAPS!
21. My favorite Candy is Circus Peanuts (Standard!)
22. I am addicted to Smashbox cosmetics (thank you random person at ULTA) - (this was a slight disagreement while I lived in Raleigh and experimented outside of my classic Merle Norman regimens....Thank goodness I'm back to my senses now. )
23. I organize my closet according to color and length of clothing.
24. I procrastinate like it's my day job (but I still get it done!)
25. I own SEVERAL large Rubbermaid containers of ribbon
26. My nicknames are Ber, Baby-D, and Baby Dunk
27. I think Mayonnaise should be banned from use on food (don't even get me started!)
28. I cannot sleep unless I know what I'm gonna wear the next day
29. I love Lean Cuisine's (ewww... what was I thinking? - clearly this was post 10-pound loss)
30. I love to write people notes and cards
31. I love to get notes and cards
32. My favorite color is pink (any shade)
33. I eat an apple every day (banana too!)
34. I love walking at Reedy Creek Trail behind Meredith (miss these days for real - now I walk in Lochridge, not nearly as fun or pretty)
35. I hate going to the post office (DANG I hate the post office!)
36. I secretly love moving...anywhere..I love to unpack and organize in a new place (not even long as I don't have to actually move the boxes ;)
37. I hate talking on the phone...unless I really love u
38. I cannot go to bed before 12:00AM's impossible
39. I wear heels every day to work - I'm getting too old for this....good for your calf muscles though.But flats make me feel short and dumpy!
40. I love ketchup with almost everything (Standard!...Sometimes I eat certain foods just so I can consume ketchup. Its full of licopene? which fights cancer and gives you youthful skin so I should be well preserved in several more years.)

I stole this part from Momfessions) This list was "100 things about me" but I condensed :)

 Things about me and my bloggin’ self:
- well there was 40 things up yonder so...I think that was enough.

Things about my relationship with Jesus:
1. There have been times in my life where the relationship was stronger or more powerful in my life. I think God works in us that way. It cannot be easy all the time or we would never feel his presence when we need it most. 
2. I accepted Jesus as my Savior when I was in elementary school at Grace United Methodist Church. Although I don't fully think I understood it then, but I do now more than ever. The relationship has always been with me which I believe has protected me from many things. I have still experienced a lot of heartache which most people will go a lifetime without ever experiencing. But, I got through it because of my relationship with the Lord.
3. It is a daily learning experience.

Things about my family:
- should I even go there? ? ? ? ?
- I come from a divorced family, which doubled into 2 more families. Geez Louise. Holidays are crazy busy for me. 
- I also have Sean's family to consider which makes Holidays even more FUN!
- Overall, lots of people who have supported me through the years and more people to love GA 
- there are many people I consider my family even though they are not blood-relation.

Things I like to do:
- BLOG...duh. 
- Garden and can things 
- organize things
- make craft projects ( I love any kind of project)
- visit aquariums (one of my faves)!
- coupon shop
- Hang out with Sean and GA
- Plan parties and events! 
- Sew
- recycle 
- make photobooks :)

Movies I Enjoy:
- Fireproof
- The Notebook
-The Blind Side 
- One Night with the King
- The Other Boleyn Girl
- Wedding Crashers
- Double Jeopardy 
- The Help (oh my It was so GOOD!) 
Five books I enjoy:
- The Help (oh my It was so GOOD!) 
- The Awakening
- Rebecca
- Olivia
- The 5 Love languages

- photographs & photography
- #7 Combo from Chic-fil-A with Fruit and Diet Lemonade
- Lady Antebellum & Jason Aldean
- Girl's Night Out 
- Burts Bees Chapstick
- Spaghetti with Garden Sauce (no meat)
- I love to drink Ginger Ale 

Verses I love:
- Proverbs 31 
10 A wife of noble character who can find?
   She is worth far more than rubies.
11 Her husband has full confidence in her
   and lacks nothing of value.
12 She brings him good, not harm,
   all the days of her life.
13 She selects wool and flax
   and works with eager hands.
14 She is like the merchant ships,
   bringing her food from afar.
15 She gets up while it is still night;
   she provides food for her family
   and portions for her female servants.
16 She considers a field and buys it;
   out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
17 She sets about her work vigorously;
   her arms are strong for her tasks.
18 She sees that her trading is profitable,
   and her lamp does not go out at night.
19 In her hand she holds the distaff
   and grasps the spindle with her fingers.
20 She opens her arms to the poor
   and extends her hands to the needy.
21 When it snows, she has no fear for her household;
   for all of them are clothed in scarlet.
22 She makes coverings for her bed;
   she is clothed in fine linen and purple.
23 Her husband is respected at the city gate,
   where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.
24 She makes linen garments and sells them,
   and supplies the merchants with sashes.
25 She is clothed with strength and dignity;
   she can laugh at the days to come.
26 She speaks with wisdom,
   and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
27 She watches over the affairs of her household
   and does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children arise and call her blessed;
   her husband also, and he praises her:
29 “Many women do noble things,
   but you surpass them all.”
30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
   but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.
31 Honor her for all that her hands have done,
   and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.
- Lamentations  Chapter 3:
22 Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed,
   for his compassions never fail.
23 They are new every morning;
   great is your faithfulness.
24 I say to myself, “The LORD is my portion;
   therefore I will wait for him.”

Things I’d do if money were not object:
- Buy a monogramming machine 
- add another bathroom to my house (or sell it and move to the country-side of the Rox)
- Spend money on services for children that needed it. 
- Travel More

Cool things I’ve done:
- traveled across the country in 2 days driving (from Atlanta to Seattle), gone for 6 weeks while visiting Atlanta, Seattle, Los Angeles, and San Francisco - all for work but it was a good experience!
- taken my photograph at the "booked-in" section of the Person County jail, just for fun. I wanted to wear an orange jump suit and have my picture taken in front of the big ruler....DONE!

Five places I would love to visit:
- Savannah, Georgia 
- Charleston, SC
- Disney World with Georgia Anne 
- All the NC lighthouses...I have never seen any :(
- The Aquariums in Atlanta and Australia

Things I dislike:
- salad dressings 
- seafood
- shopping carts that make noise or wobble 
- conversations before 9 AM or breakfast, or Diet Coke
- prejudgments 

Things I don’t think I’ll ever do:
- bungee jump 
- sky dive

Things I say every day:
 - I love You 
- Seriously? 
- You have got to be kidding me...
- congratulations (inside joke in our house)

If you made it through all this "congratulations." I am sure there were plenty of times you wanted to click the little red X in the upper right of your screen. Otherwise, you may quite frankly be stalking me because I don't know if this was even entertaining. However, I would love to know you!!! Write your own "about me" blog and post! I would love to read it! 

I had such a great weekend and I hope you did to! 

1 comment:

  1. Amber,
    I swear, reading all of this just totally made me miss you. I can't believe we are not better friend than we are, cause I swear we must be long lost twins. I'm so glad I have found another girl that hates talking on the phone, I thought I was the lone ranger on that one. I love your blog posts, and yes, I totally stalk you.........


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