*If money were no object, I’d buy an embroidery machine to play with. $6000+
*I was on a school gymnastics team in France.
*I was a cheerleader in 7th grade in the US – the only one from my elementary school to make the team.
*I also got mono that year . . . (no, not from kissing)
*I spoke French like a native, back in the day (when I lived there). Completely fluent, no accent. Now I cringe when I hear myself. Dang.
*I can wiggle my ears.
*I lived in Virginia when they desegregated the schools and my best friend was bussed across town.
*I was in a BYU ward with Kenneth Cope.
*I love, love, love baby shoes.
*I also love shoes for me. I’ve significantly expanded my collection in the last couple of years.
*People with disabilities – especially children – used to terrify me. I knew God would never send me a child with disabilities, ’cause I knew I couldn’t handle it.
*I’ve been to a leprosy hospital.
*I’ve driven past the fistula hospital in Ethiopia.
*I got giardia in Ethiopia. Now THAT was fun. Not.
*I’ve been followed by the mafia in Russia (and probably other places as well).
*I have no idea how much a normal-sized family eats for a normal meal. 🙂
*I can’t knit, crochet, tat, or weave. I can, however, cross-stitch and sew.
*I hate jig-saw puzzles. They both frustrate and bore me.
*I have NO eye-hand coordination. It’s an ADD thing. Seriously.
*One of my favorite movies is Amazing Grace. I love the anti-slavery message, but also the other message – the political game has been the same for hundreds of years.
*I don’t like it when people think I’m a saint and/or crazy. I’m neither, actually.
*I’ve carried almost $10,000 in cash on my person. Gotta love the early days of international adoption . . . (OK, early days in Eastern Europe at least.)
*I’ve climbed all 600+ steps to the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
*I’ve spent time exploring Paris with my son, but not my hubby.
*I’ve seen real third-world suffering up close and personal and have twinges of guilt for living in a home that could house at least 100 orphans in Africa . . . .
*I have more pictures than I have wall space in my home. And I have a lot of wall space.
*I had 20 kids at home at my peak.
*And 5 in diapers at my peak.
*We took a family vacation that lasted 7 weeks and covered 7000 miles. For 5 of those weeks, I was the only adult taking 21 kids on a grand adventure. We all survived.
*I washed a mouse in the washing machine . . .
*I’m allergic to all animals that don’t live in water, yet we have 2 rabbits, 3 cats and about 40 chickens because they’re good for the kids . . .
*I haven’t had any cola products at all for over 30 years.
*I get 5 hours of sleep on a good night. Lately, it’s been enough (almost).
*I have thousands of dollars of scrapbook supplies sitting unused . . . Someday . . .
*I have enough fabric to run a small store.
*I have tablecloths, kitchen curtains and decor to change our look 9 times a year.
*Our table is 8 feet wide and 12 feet long. (It’s actually 4 normal tables pushed together.)
*My favorite color is pink, preferably hot pink, and has been my entire life.
*My earliest memory was when I was around 16 months old.
*I really don’t like pie.
*I don’t like to cry and don’t do it often.
*I used to be a blonde in college. 🙂