Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Eeeek! I'm It Again! 7 Very Randomish Things About Me!

Hi, Everybody! Sorry I haven't been around to comment or even post lately. Taking care of the main things right now. Sometimes life just requires our FULL ATTENTION! That's where I am this week.

I wanted to tell, Ya'll Happy Thanksgiving! At this time of remembering all the many ways God has blessed us in our lives, in so many crazy, silly, unique and beautiful ways, I thought I would take this time to respond to a 7 Random things tag, which I got from my New Zealand friend.

This will be the mostest, randomish things, evahhh! 'Cause that's just the mood I'm in right now!

  1. Last week, while watching a hunting show with my honey, they were calling was such a funny sound! I just had to try it! Guess what? I make a really good elk call! When we went to bed, I was still making sleepy elk calling noises when I went to sleep! (He was reading and laughing at me last thing I remember!)
  2. I like lots of things! Lots of songs, books, movies, colors, sriptures, (and now blogs) are my "favorites". Those around me know know that I often say, "that is one of my favorites!" I use to say my favorite....then I realized, I just am not a singular favorite kind of girl! I genuinely like LOTS of stuff! I have LOTS of favorite everything! Why miss out?
  3. We have two children, 23 & 14 yr old sons. It is like having 2 only children in some ways. I have never had labor. C-sections both times. 3 cheers!
  4. The whole neighborhood of older kids taught me how to ride a bike one evening. I was 8, now I am 42, and I still remember this fondly! I kept crashing in the ditch over & over again! I can remember the older kids sayig, "We are going to put a sign up that says "Warning - Maria's Ditch"! I was learning on one of their bikes, much bigger than me! I was always a full tilt kind of person, so I attacked this task with enthusiasm. I was dirty, grubby and loving (all the crashing into the ditch)! But I got it down!
  5. I commenced to staring at the Sears & JC Penney's catalogs in front of my parents in whatever room they were in (that must have been a royal pain for them!), and it worked! I had a beautiful pink & white bike on my 9th birthday waiting for me! Voila!
  6. I met my husband at an Alabama concert with mutual friends. That was it for us!
  7. I took Driver's Ed 3 semesters in a row. I refused to drive for the first time in front of my peers. My driving scared my Dad too much (not for safety's sake - it was more about the grinding of the gears!) So, my Mom had to come the rescue. After 1 school year & 2 failed semesters of Driver's Ed, during the summer, Mom loaded up the family (sans Dad who was working), brought a book, and let me drive her and my brothers and sisters out in the country a couple times a week until I was comfortable at it. Then I passed Driver's Ed! 3 times IS a charm!

Ok, you can wake up now! :) I have to pick 7 random people, and this will truly be random. I try not to tag people that have been very recently tagged. Here goes: My Own Bandwagon, Fractured Thoughts, Southern Sass, Monkey Giggles, From the Land of Monkeys and Princesses, 2 Peas in a Pod, Baseballs and Bows.

God bless you all! Enjoy your Thanksgiving!


Karen said...

I love your list! I'd have been too scared to have c-sections, I don't like needles (what a woose). I went for natural labour x 2 - even the idea of an epidural I didn't fancy because of the needle. I passed my driving test on the 3rd attempt!!

Anonymous said...

Ooooh, what a talent!! Elk sounds!!

Cecily R said...

I am the only one of my siblings that passed the driving test on my first try and I am hands down the dumbest driver.

Elk sounds huh? I can make a great crazy mommy call. I'm so awesome at that one.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tag! I enjoyed reading yours, and I will post 7 things soon!

freetofly said...

Karen (NZ), I actually think YOU are the brave one! I was the chicken one, trust me!

Karen, LOL! I know! It was just one of those crazy moments!

Cec, I'd love to hear what a crazy mommy sounds like...wait a minute..I can hear that at any given time I open mouth can't I?

We can start a Crazy Mamas Club! :)

Lauren, Thanks for coming over! & You are welcome! I will be sure and pop over soon!

Missed Ya'll! Sorry I have been away so long! I will post this evening and in the a.m.!

Renee's Ramblings said...

You know, I just saw my blog listed here. I'll get this up soon and let you know when. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

What Does it Mean Anyway? "Free to Fly"...

Well, it's like this: Here are some of the Webster's Dictionary definitions of Free: a : having the legal and political rights of a citizen b : enjoying civil and political liberty c : enjoying political independence or freedom from outside domination d : enjoying personal freedom : not subject to the control or domination of another2 a : not determined by anything beyond its own nature or being : choosing or capable of choosing for itself...having a scope not restricted by qualification 7 a : not obstructed, restricted, or impeded ...Now, here are some of the Webster's Dictionary definitions of Fly:1 a : to move in or pass through the air with wings b : to move through the air or before the wind or through outer space c : to float, wave, or soar in the air ... a : to take flight ...6 : to work successfully ...Examples which apply from Websters: fly high : to be elated - fly in the face of or fly in the teeth of : to stand or act forthrightly or brazenly in defiance or contradiction of

What does this mean in my life? This means that in life we are meant to be free. While historically mankind has not always enjoyed the opportunity to fully appreciate what that means, we are so indescribably fortunate as to live in a time of the greatest spiritual, physical, financial and political freedom ever known. Freedom doesn't come cheap, nor does it come easy. But the best things in life don't come that way do they? As I write this I am struck by how this sounds like a political statement, and for me this is much more of a spiritual thing, but, same goes for that (political that is). Freedom doesn't come easy. And it's worth whatever fight you have to make to overcome in your life in order to live a life that succeeds. Now the questions is - what is success for you? What is your standard? In my mind what is needed is a definite target - because you can't hit and maintain a moving target. A stable, rock-solid, anchor with no variable, yet multi-faceted. Something pure, just and worthy. If you look at any web page of news you can see that our society is certainly lacking in this area. What a great time to live as a rebel! Nowadays to be a rebel, all you have to do is be willing to engage in the battle of life, while anchored to Christ!