Welcome to my first-ever blog! Wait...that's not true. I had a Xanga account during college. Now those were scattered thoughts of a random redhead! Let me tell you...
Anyway, I thought it might be nice if I introduced myself for this first post. You know, to ease you in gently. The following is what I almost posted to my "About Me" profile, but there was a word count limit. *sigh! So, here is the un-edited version.
I'm a newly minted momma of one (Emily). I'm also a wife of one (Matt). We are learning to do life together with Little Bit slowly but surely.
I am a great fan of Spanish. In fact, I used to teach it.
I'm also a fan of middle schoolers (most of the time). I used to teach them, too (when they would let me).
I love to count, but I can't do math very well, despite making it all the way through first semester Calculus in High School (what was I thinking?). I'm really good at adding numbers through six. Adding anything over three to a seven or eight is stressful to me, and I have to whip out my fingers and toes. I think it's because I played Yahtzee and Monopoly and Parcheesi a lot with my grandma as a kid, and I got really amazing at doing "dice math". Unfortunately, the average die does not go higher than six, hence my inability in this area. (At least that's my theory.)
I have a cat named Gurgi. He's kind of a punk. We have a love/hate relationship.
If you're going to read much on this blog, you need to know that God has been amazingly faithful to us, and He's a pretty core part of our lives. We've prayed lots of prayers, and He's done lots of answering. He's definitely worthy of His role (God of the Universe, Creator, Father, Provider, Righteous Judge, Truth-Giver, Healer, Holy One, Friend, etc.), and I'm growing closer each day to being worthy of calling myself his daughter...well...occasionally the path forward is more like a slip and slide for me, but I'm more or less heading in the right direction. When I don't, we have a "come to Jesus" (literally) meeting and things get back to the way they should be.
I'm a recovering junk food addict. I fall off the wagon sometimes, but I've made great strides toward healthy living. In fact, I ate my first-ever BLT two days ago! It's not that it's an awful sandwich, but until recently, I definitely only liked the bacon. Lettuce, tomato, and I were not friends. Frankly, I still feel they steal bacon's glory by cramming their healthy selves into the sandwich spotlight. Since meeting my husband, however, I've learned to enjoy a myriad of fruits, veggies, eggs, and sometimes beans (but only sometimes).
I like sleep, Dr. Pepper, fiction and chocolate. I also occasionally crave broccoli, which is a minor miracle (see previous paragraph).
Oh, and I definitely know a lot less now than I did ten years ago.
**Now for the part that provided a great surprise and delight for me: The "Random Question" feature of the profile page!!!!
What was the best time you ever had licking stamps?
Oh my goodness! I love this random question thing!!! I am most definitely, without a doubt, addicted to licking stamps and/or envelopes. Always have been. When I was 5, my parents' friends gave me a box of envelopes for my birthday. To this day, my mom, grandma, and husband (when he remembers) give me birthday cards in unsealed envelopes. Now that's TRUE love!
So...best time licking stamps? When my dad's business had to send out mailings a few times each year. No wet sponge for me!
P.S. In case you've not followed this ramble to it's logical conclusion, one of the worst days of my life was when the stupid post office invented stupid sticky stamps that don't need licking. Not cool USPS! Not cool!
Alright. That's a little bit of random trivia regarding moiself. Most posts won't be me-centric (ideally), but rather a log of thoughts, experiences, and sometimes (but only sometimes) emotions through the scattered lens of a random redhead.