Sunday, April 5, 2009

100th post

I can't believe that I am at my 100th post already. Crazy! When I started this blog I had no idea how many wonderful friends I would meet and learn from. It has truly been a blessing in my life. Something that I really needed. I didn't know it at the time but I did. I'm a pretty social person but because I've got a little one at home I've been feeling very limited as to what I can do. My freedom that I've had for so many years has disappeared and I guess I got lonely. The blog has been a great outlet for me and I'm journaling our family happenings so I'm feeling productive too.

I've decided to list 100 random things about me. I've seen others post these on their blogs and have been in awe as to how they can come up with 100 things about themselves. And well I'm always up for a challenge. So here goes.... I hope it's not too boring.

1. I was born in New Jersey on December 20th
2. I lived in the same house until I went to college
3. it was a 100 yr. old house painted red with a front porch and a big backyard
4. we lived right next door to a polish bakery called "Sun Glo Bakery"
5. the smell of bread baking each day was awesome
6. too awesome- I love bread!
7. both my parents immigrated to the United States
8. my mom from Austria
9. and my dad from Germany
10. favorite thing to do as a kid was to ride my bike
11. I used to ride past Jimmy Lasko's house in hopes of seeing him. Never did.
12. I really strengthened my testimony living in the "mission field"
13. I was the only Mormon in my school classes
14. as long as I can remember I've had a testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel
15. but couldn't wait to go west and be around lots of other members
16. we DVR TV shows to watch as a family (24, Lost, Extreme Home Makeover)
17. the times listed on most of my posts are not the actual times they were written
18. love Gilmore Girls and wanted to live in Stars Hollow
19. I can't cook or even relax until my kitchen sink and island are clean
20. I enjoy talking to my kids individually while taking them to lunch
21. loved the Jersey shore and the boardwalk
22. always wanted to have a beach house, still do
23. have lots of sun spots and freckles due to my sun bathing days
24. Can't keep a house plant alive but I keep trying
25. graduated from Utah State University in Logan, Utah
26. worked at "El Sol" as a waitress while going to school
27. majored in elementary education
28. did my student teaching at River Heights elementary
29. was asked by the principal to start up a gifted and talented program
30. it was my first paid teaching job
31. was drawn to California (the beach probably) and got a teaching job there
31. taught 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades
32. favorite was 2nd grade
33. got married to my Randy in the LA temple
34. retired from teaching when I was 6 months pregnant with twins
35. really always wanted to be a stay at home mom
36. but missed teaching desperately for a while- I'm over it
37. once worked in a dermatology office
38. like trash to treasure shopping
39. bought a new car when I graduated from college
40. it was a red Beretta
41. was a camp counselor in Park City for a summer
42. thought I would like it but I didn't
44. too much outdoors
45. I give people nicknames, lovingly I hope
46. would love to write a book someday
47. or have a little shop- maybe a children's bookstore
48. like the one in "You've got Mail"
49. owned and operated my own preschool
50. owned a birthday party dress up business
51. like decorating shows on HGTV
52. like sports movies especially true stories
53. love a good makeover
54. don't know how to sew
55. usually like to cook unless I have picky eaters
56. collect recipes and cookbooks
57. can't sleep in pj's just night gowns
58. don't like scrap booking
59. but like to make homemade cards
60. had a baby girl pass away
61. It was the most painful event I've had to experience
62. Her death has made me a stronger person and I will forever be grateful for the Plan of Salvation
63. love to sing but really don't know how
64. like to organize
65. a bit OCD
66. don't mind doing laundry
67. but hate to clean bathrooms
68. love where I live
69. cut my husband's hair
70. my parents divorced the year I got married
71. we had a boat growing up
72. like to water ski but not snow ski
73. don't like cold weather
74. one of our favorite family vacation's is Lake Powell
75. like to garden
76. hate my white tile floor
77. miss my hardwood
78. we all like dancing around the house to 70's music
79. read the newspaper every morning at breakfast
80. share office space with my hubby
81. love to travel
82. my dream spot would be Hawaii
83. don't really like desert landscape except for palm trees
84. want to get a dog so my little boy has a playmate
85. don't really like dogs, not really a pet person
86. I'm afraid of the smell and the hair shedding
87. want all my children to live close by
88. not too close but close enough that we could get together with each other
89. did some substitute teaching
90. didn't like not being in charge but liked getting ideas
91. don't really like driving
92. Hubby always drives when we're together
93. use my crock pot most Sundays
94. think I will be the oldest kindergarten mom
95. think I will have arthritis like my mom
96. hoped my extended family would also blog so we could keep up
97. so far just my sister Tanya and my 3 daughters have blogs
98. make up silly songs with my kids
99. always at least 5 minutes late
100. my heart still jumps a beat when my Randy comes home from work each day.

Is any one still there? Thanks for letting me rant.


Teresa said...

Wow, that's quite a list...but fun to read. Even after knowing you all these years, I still enjoyed learning more about you!

Momza said...

Wow...that's like a mini-bio! I don't think I could come up with 100 things just about me...hmmmm maybe I'll try this one day! Very fun! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Cherie said...

It is fun to get to know you better. Lots in common!

I think your little one is younger than mine but I also have a "caboose" that came a few years later than the others. I sometimes feel caught in a type of limbo. I have these older kids off to college and then this young one - what "Mom" age group do I fit in now? Sometimes it can be hard.

Your list was great!

Jolene said...

I love reading your list. We have a lot in common. Can't wait for the next 100 posts!

Sandie said...

You are so awesome Lisa! I love your blog and look forward to your posts. You are the one that inspired me to do a blog and it has been a real blessing in my life also. Keep being cool and keep writing awesome posts!

mpal said...

You're just so amazing! It really has been great getting to know you better from your blog! You have such great ideas and a wonderful family as well!

KC Mom said...

These are awesome...I think I might have made a list about 20 items long!
You share my sister's birthday!

Pancake said...

VERY interesting things! Do you speak German> I would think your parents would have a lot to teach people about how to make it here....

Lisa said...

Thanks everybody for your kind comments. I challenge ALL of you to do a random 100 list so I can learn more about you.

Pancake- I do understand some German but don't speak it ( probably because I know how its suppose to sound) My parents used to talk German to us but stopped when I was 5 because my sister had a speech issue and needed to concentrate on only English. My mom lived in Europe during WWII so yeah she has great stories and amazing experiences. She gave me a DVD of her personal history and its priceless.

Joy For Your Journey said...

I loved reading your list! What an interesting life you have lived! I too only sleep in nightgowns, hate white tile and don't know how to sew. I especially loved what you wrote about how you feel when your husband comes home. That was probably his favorite part of your posting as well. Congrats on making 100! I have 18 more to go before reaching that number.

Xazmin said...

Still here! I loved learning all this new stuff about you!

Whenever I see an "about me" list I always think I will get bored, and I'm always so fascinated that I read the WHOLE thing!

Loved getting to know you better.


Ann Marie said...


How did I miss this post??
Happy 100!!

I love these, and it was sooo fun to read about you!!

We DVR our shows too! Isn't Lost good right now? We are loving it!

I seriously have 3/4 of the list exactly the same twinness as you..38, 53,54,55,56,58,59, 64 and 68!!
Many others also!!!

Hope your week is great!!