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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

10 things I've never shared before...

So back in Dec {the 14th to be exact}, Debra, tagged me. Sorry, that it has taken me SO long to get it done, but it took me a long time to make up, I mean, come up with 10 more things about me. Other posts I've done about me are here, here, here, and here! So here I go again:

*1* I hate nasty toilets! I have to clean it, if I look in, and see that it is gross, ugh! {Check out my clean toilet here.}

*2* I would rather bake than cook and have, on occasion, let my kids eat Coffee Cake {breakfast cake} or pumpkin bread for dinner because it sounded good to me! :)

*3* It seems that I would rather sit and complain about the extra around the middle I haven't lost since the twins were on the inside, than get up and exercise {yes, I know they are 3 1/2 and I should have done something about it ages ago but....}! I have gotten up a good sweat playing the Wii, so maybe there's hope yet! :P

*4* I hate pantyhose, tights, etc! I hate, hate, hate, that I have to wear them! I'm trying to be a good example and wear them, but come summer, well, I make NO promises {that I might later have to break!} :)

*5* In high school, I was always the one teachers would turn to if my religion was brought up, even if there were other members in the class/room. Although I do love and live my faith on a daily, hourly, minutely basis, I'm not usually the one to bring up the subject. I had some good discussions with an English teacher by the name of Barb Forchak, my Sophomore and Junior years. I even presented her with a copy of the Book of Mormon complete with my testimony in the front. I would really like to know what she's up to these days. At that time {early 90s} she was not married. I've done a few searches for her here in cyberspace, but, well, I guess if we're meant to cross paths again, we will. Who knows, maybe she's out here in bloggy-land and she might just stumble across me. Hard to say, it could happen.

*6* {half way! :) I can do this, only 5 more!}

I try hard to be a good law abiding citizen, I obey the laws of the land {only a few miles over I promise} and do my part to vote and speak out on the issues that matter most to me. I'm so glad that I have the freedom to speak my mind and I really don't want to loose that right. I support all the military serving in the various areas. This race for the White House is an interesting one. I know who I'm hoping {to vote} for and I know which ones I'd be scared to see occupy the Oval Office. I hope and pray that we as a country choose a GOOD person. {Enough said}

*7* I know I have wonderful friends that I'm grateful for in real life and that I've "met" some super neat women out here in blogdom who lift and inspire me on a regular basis. What a remarkable world we live in that we can meet and share with people all across the world! Thank you all for everything that you do and for who you are! Stay true to YOU!

*8* I stay up way too late on an almost daily basis. I've always been like this, or so my mom tells me! If I try to go to bed at a decent hour, I lay there and my mind goes a mile a minute or faster. If I could loose weight from all the running my brain does, I be SO skinny, you wouldn't see me, if I turned sideways! :)

*9* I love to sing ... I'm not real good at it, but I do it anyway!

*10* I love dancing ... again, not real good in this department! I lived for the Stake dances every month, when I was in high school. I took all my friends {most were not members}, we had a blast. I didn't go to many school dances, who wants to dance with guys you see day in and day out? Our Stake was big, lots of different towns ... way more choices! Alas, Troy is not a dancer. No dancing at our receptions :( We've only danced a handful of times.
You can wake up now, it over! :D


angie said...

I'm totally cracking up on this one: ME to a T!
"*3* It seems that I would rather sit and complain about the extra around the middle I haven't lost since the twins were on the inside, than get up and exercise {yes, I know they are 3 1/2 and I should have done something about it ages ago but....}! "

Are You Serious! said...

Those were fun to read. I hate pantyhose to and never wear them in the summer either! And in the winter usually only when I haven't had time to shave my legs... However if I was to ever get those nasty spider veins or vericose veins then I would definately be wearing them. As for now. No thanks! :)

Holly said...

Fun facts. I don't wear pantyhose EVER. Not in the winter and not in the summer. All my skirts are long enough that I wear knee hi's. That's my dirty little secret!

Andrea said...

Diddo on what Holly said... How do you define "good example"? LOL! :) 'Cause I'm just not going to force myself to wear something I loathe!

carrie & troy keiser said...

Angie- :D
Serious- If I get those nasty legs, then I feel better about wearing them! :P
Holly- Well, my dresses sometimes tend to be right at the knee, so knee-highs are out, I'm stuck with the full hose YUK!
Andrea- A "good example" in this sense, is showing my daughter how a woman should be porperly attired for functions where wearing dresses are strongly recommended. I realize that probably sounds weird or something.... but knowing that something is the right thing to do, doesn't always make one happy to do it. {again probably sopunds funny, but it's OK, I guess uit really onkly has to make sense to me!} :P :S

crystal said...

I love the new look of your blog! Pretty!

I'm with you on pantyhose. Ugh.

KATE said...

So funny! I'm the same about the extra pounds around the middle! I just can't seem to figure out why I'm still chubby, or maybe it's cuz I like to eat! hee hee

I loved your list!

Cecily R said...

You seem to have struck a chord with number three!! ME TOO! Amazing!!

I don't like pantyhose, but I LOVE tights. Especially cute stripy ones on Gracie.

carrie & troy keiser said...

Crystal- Thanks, I got it from Cute Blogs {on my list}. Pantyhose :P :(
Kate- at least your baby IS still a baby! :)
Cec- I love tights on the girls, course after they get a certian size, good luck finding them!Maybe ya don't have that problem in the big cities, but here in the sticks, with only K-mart, finding anything is a joke!

Debra said...

Those are great things about your self!! I TOTALLY hate pantyhose. I refuse to wear them. Ever. I purposely find dresses to buy that do not require pantyhose.

Try Old navy's online store when they clearance their winter stuff out (going on now) for girls sizes. shipping is only $5.

carrie & troy keiser said...

Debra- Glad that you enjoyed the insight. Thanks I will check it out.

Shellie said...

I boycott pantyhose so I'm a bad influence on you there!

carrie & troy keiser said...

Shellie- :)