Tuesday, December 23, 2014

14 things about me.

I signed a lot of things today at work yesterday, and very quickly came to the realization that 2014 is wrapping up, and 2015 is peeking around the corner.  And that makes me think that it's time to get started compiling one of my favorite posts of the year - my year end post.  (Previous years here, here & here....) 

We're breeding fall cows at the ranch right now and while my house may not be clean and my Christmas shopping isn't quite done (it's close, but no cigar) - I have gotten in some good workouts flaking hay off of feed trucks and trudged thru mucky alleyways after receiving much wanted rain that left us with some obligatory mud.  It's a good life we're leading here.  And while I'm tired and very much looking forward to five days off of work starting at 4:30 pm this afternoon - I am so thankful for all that I have been blessed with.

The post below has been sitting in my drafts for awhile, and since 2014 is winding down....I thought today it'd be fun to share 14 things about me that you may not know.
 




1. You wouldn't know it by looking at me, but I am a picky eater.  ;)  I don't care for things like cinnamon, seafood, bready things like cake or cookies, or bananas.  My staff says I'm weird, and they're probably right.  But that still doesn't mean you'll find me eating those things anytime soon.

2. I do love the smell of cinnamon.  I just don't like to eat it.  But I do like fake cinnamon - like cinnamon gum.  Weird, I know.

3. My sister calls me Jesus and I call her Paco.  It's been going on for years.  We call Lindsay's boyfriend, Enrique and Clint is fondly referred to as El Clinton. 

4. I love taking pictures, and dream about getting a better zoom lens but the practical (dare I say cheap?!?) side of me can't justify the cost.  Don't look for me to be buying one anytime soon.

5. My handwriting is TERRIBLE!  The great group of people I get to work with are always coming back to my office to ask what my notes on a document say.  I guess it's a good thing that I can type well.

6. I fall asleep during movies.  Maybe that's why we don't ever go to movies?  (That, and a general lack of free time perhaps.)  I think the last movie I saw was....uhhhh, trying to remember.....oh, that's right we saw The Lone Ranger.  Before that, it was War Horse. 

7. I eat one of two things every morning; either an Egg White Delight McMuffin meal or McDonald's oatmeal.  And I always order a large Diet Coke.  Always.  It is the breakfast of champions. 

8. We don't have kids, and get asked a lot why we don't.  Honestly - sometimes you can't always have what you want.

9. I love ice in my drinks.  Loooooovvvvveeee.  Clint, eh not so much.

10. While I can be a "fly by the seat of my pants" kind of girl - and kind of pride myself on being one - I also like a routine and knowing what to plan for in a day.  And I love to cross things off of a to-do list.  I use a Google calendar to keep my appointments and time commitments organized, and have a small square paper holder that holds sticky note sized paper that I use to make lists for groceries, chores, things I need to do, people to call, etc.  Those two things help keep me organized.  And sane.

11. We have little tubes of super glue all over the house.  Heading into this time of year (heck, most of the year) both Clint and I are battling cracks in our hands and fingers.  We used to just use lotion, or bag balm - but now we just add a dab of super glue to the cracks before we head to bed and it seems to really help.  (I still use lotion too....I think I'd get funny looks putting super glue on at work, but when we're at home it is the "crack healer" of choice in our home.)

12. I can sleep anywhere.  A.N.Y.W.H.E.R.E.  Clint can too. 

13. I am a procrastinator.  And thrive on it.  At work, if there's a deadline - I can guarantee you that I'll do my best work at the last minute. 

14. I  have a terrible memory.  (My husband is totally the opposite - his mind is like a steel trap.)  That's probably one of the reasons I love this blog so much - I love being able to look back or read old posts and remember small tidbits that I don't think I'd remember otherwise.

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So there you have it - 14 random things about me as we start to wrap up 2014.

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Happy Tuesday friends - enjoy these next few days leading up to Christmas and join me in remembering the Reason for the Season -
 
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 9:6

2 comments:

  1. What a wonderful blog..thanks for sharing...egg and oatmeal...,,must run in the family! And ditto on the handwriting...I think I blog cuz I cant read my handwriting in a journal!

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  2. From one 'no kid' gal to another, I think it's SO RUDE when people ask about us having kids! Unless it's one of my very bestest friends, never ever in A MILLION YEARS would I ever ask someone about them having kids... Getting off my soap box. Matt is a no banana guy too. I can sneak them into the occasional smoothie, but otherwise he avoids them like the plague!

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