Tuesday, February 21, 2012

All about Me

I have read a lot recently on blogs about how blogs are getting so commercialized and not as personal as they used to be. I have really found in my short experience as a blogger  everyone to be so nice and I feel like I am making wonderful friendships.  I enjoy making friends online. I have seen this done on other blogs and so you can get to know me better...here is 25 random things about me!

1. I am the oldest of 3 children, with a younger sister and brother

2.  I was married 12 years to my first husband, who is Janae's biological father. I still consider  relatives from that relationship to be family.  My first husband is named Jerry, and my husband now is Jerry. I always joke I have always been married to Jerry.

3.  I have been married 15 years to my husband. He is 10 years younger than me.

4. As a teenager and young adult I worked as a Podiatric assistant (feet)

5.  I made mohair Teddy Bears and was featured in Teddy Bear Review magazine in the late 1980's

6.  I had a miscarriage before having Chantel, and found out when Chantel was 7 months old I was pregnant with identical twin boys

7. We didn't know Gage was disabled until he was 9 months old and wasn't progressing as Wyatt was

8. I owned a Dairy Queen for over 20 years. I love Dairy Queen! Starting at about 4 years old Janae worked at Dairy Queen with me, she always insisted on wearing a managers shirt.

9.  I have a tattoo of my four kids' names wrapped around my ankle intertwined with roses

10. I make myself do housekeeping chores and reward myself by allowing myself to spend time working on a crafty project

11. I have been published many times in scrapbooking magazines and was quite involved with the industry (design teams etc.) for many years

12. I use to show and breed Silver and Golden Persians. I had a kitten that was used in a Friskies advertisement

13. We had a pet alligator named "Gatorade"

14. I walk 2 miles a day with my Mother

15.  My favorite drink is unsweetened ice tea. My favorite alcoholic drink is Long Island Iced Tea

16. My favorite color has always been pink though I am recently infatuated with aqua.

17. Even if I won the lottery I would still shop at thrift shops

18. My favorite TV shows are "Criminal Minds", "A Gifted Man", and "Unforgettable"

19. I am very interested in the paranormal and Wyatt and I love to watch "My Ghost Story" and paranormal investigation shows together. Chantel refuses to even be in the room when we are watching them.

20.  I love to listen to music from the 1970's

21. I am in love with Nate and my husband says that is fine since Nate is gay

22. The thing I most miss with this bad economy is eating out...I love restaurant food!

23. I crave beets and green olives and keep both in the refrigerator at all times

24.  I believe some people who aren't actually your blood relatives can be just as much family as someone who is a blood relative

25. Sitting in front of a warm fire on a clear night, with people I love, a cold beer, and a dog or two at my feet, is what heaven on earth is to me

Well, now you know me so much better!  Anything surprise you?  Do we have anything in common?  I would love to learn more about you too:) 

Thanks for visiting !


Heirloom treasures said...

Sandy,that is a whole lot about you. It's funny what we imagine about the lives of fellow bloggerettes, but its usually totally different.
To share your story of your life is quite brave.
We have a lot in common. For one we love to share our time with our precious daughter/s crafting or hunting for treasures. We are happily married and know our families are the most important in our lives.
xx jeanetteann

Grandma Carolee said...

It was so fun to read this blog, Sandy. What a great idea to share about yourself and encourage others to do the same. Made me start thinking about what I would write about myself. I love walking with you 5 days a week, and enjoy the same favorite programs. I enjoy your blog immensely!

Unknown said...

You sound like someone I would like to get to know! Your life sounds full and interesting. Your children are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

Bliss said...

#3. Oh la la!!!
#8. I'll have a small chocolate, chocolate dipped cone please.
#13. Now that is a great name!
#15. Mine too, on both, only with some sweetner. I have a homemade recipe for the Long Islands!


CEO Lisa Anne - L.A said...


I always enjoy reading your blog and it was nice to learn more about you. You have a very interesting life. We have alot in common,...sitting near a warm fire, my dogs, ice-cream cake/diary queen, thrift shopping, and I use to breed chihuahua's *smiles* Thanks for sharing!


Amy Chalmers said...

This was fun to read! You love your kids and you have had many achievements in life that came from things that brought you pleasure, way to go!

Unknown said...

Great idea! thanks for sharing love yourpost. Joann

lashawnmontoya said...

Wow, I learned a lot about you I never knew! Didn't know your favorite color is pink, that you like green olives and beets, that you have a tatoo on your ankle...I could go on! Such fun "factoids"! Even though we're cousins, we've spent so little physical time together over the years...its' sad, but thank goodness for letters and the internet! I am inspired to do my own '25 Things" list- I'll send it to you sometime! Love your blog!!! You are one talented person, Sandy!

chateau chic said...

It's always fun to learn new things about people. Thanks for sharing.
Mary Alice

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Thanks for sharing a little more about yourself. Yes, we do have some things in common. When we're both millionaires, I think we should go thrifting together.

Rebecca Nelson said...

Oh girl....I'm so glad you visited me so I could find you! Loved reading all about you and LOVE those chairs. OH MY GOSH!


Cindy said...

That was awesome! I thought it was interesting about the beets and olives... wonder what your body is telling you by craving those!?, and kinda cool about your interest in the paranormal. I really enjoy knowing more about you!


Bunny Jean said...

Hi Sandy!

Well you are an interesting person... but I already knew that. Someone with your creativity has to be interesting.

Thanks for sharing yourself at my Bunny Hop Party!

xoxo Bunny Jean

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

So fun to get to know you!


The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

awwww...so so sweet!!!! especially the dogs at your feet!

farmhouse-story said...

you are living an interesting, full life, sandy! gatorade cracks me up! thanks for sharing:)

Ivy and Elephants said...

I loved learning about you! It seems every one in blog land is so-o-o interesting.
I'd love to share a long island tea with you!

Stephanie said...

I think this was my first visit here, and I loved reading this! It is so fun to get to know people. I love meeting people blogging also. It is fun to make connections with people that have similar hobbies. Thanks for sharing!

Pam Kessler said...

What a fun way to get to know you. I am a beet person too. I like very few veggies, but I can't get enough of beets.