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September 16th, 2016 at 07:27 pm

First of all, just a thank you to all of you who commented best wishes and prayed for my husband's double hernia surgery. It was Tuesday. He was given a spinal and of course, he was one in the thousands who had problems getting the numbness to wear off...we were at the hospital almost 12 hours for something that wasn't supposed to take half that long. But, he's home, he's feeling better, so that's good.

1. I have been blogging 6 years with SA.
2. I am married and have been for over 26 years.
3. I am currently (and happily) retired after teaching for over 30 years.
4. I love to read. I just finished book 77 for 2016 -- I belong to a Facebook group where we have a goal of reading a certain amount of books per year and we post what we read and if we liked it or not.
5. I love to cook. Unfortunately I love to eat as well.
6. I am a Christian and try to live my faith in such a way that others don't find me judging, but kind.
7. I grew up poor. I am not rich, but we are comfortable. I feel very blessed.
8. My parents were quite a bit older when I was born -- I was an accident and basically told that growing up.
9. I am shy.
10. I am often very sensitive and get my feelings hurt over silly things.
11. I have a slight hearing loss and it keeps me from wanting to be in crowds.
12. I really like Savannah, Georgia, and Charleston, South Carolina. I often wonder if living in Illinois (being born and raised here) was a mistake.
13. Because of my love of reading, that is how I met my husband almost 30 years ago -- he worked on the public library's bookmobile.
14. I like the idea of traveling, but really hate to be away from home. I get homesick pretty easily because of it.
15. I worked in Chicago for a year at a publishing company. (I am from Central Illinois so being in the big city was culture shock.)
16. I drive, but I hate it. I don't want to be without transportation, but don't enjoy it.
17. I really like Frank Lloyd Wright architecture and Mission Style furnishings.
18. My mother canned when I was growing up, but told me I was stupid to learn how. I taught myself how to can vegetables about three years ago.
19. I am probably unAmerican, but I don't care for sports.
20. I have not met any SA members, unfortunately.

10 Responses to “My List”

  1. scottish girl Says:

    #16, I can relate. I feel the same about driving. I'm glad your husband is feeling better.

  2. Tabs Says:

    Very interesting insights in your list. I don't care for sports either.

    I am in NC, but I can tell you the record heat wave we are having down here is just terrible. I am so ready for cooler weather.

  3. ceejay74 Says:

    Ha, I almost put that I'm not into sports too! As a kid I liked baseball (Baltimore Orioles) and when one of my sisters went to college I got really into her school's men's basketball team (JMU Dukes). And for a while I liked to have NASCAR on, though I wouldn't just sit there and watch; I'd do other things. But now I'm really not into any sports.

    So interesting that you're such a homebody but wonder if your home should have been somewhere else. I have some of those what-ifs as well though, so I get it.

  4. Thrifty Ray Says:

    I am glad all went ok for hubby and that he is on the mend-

    My heart hurts that you were told the things your were told growing up. You have such a kind spirit, and I am glad to know you!! And kudos for teaching yourself to can!! That is a skill Ive never attempted!

    XO Friend!

  5. rob62521 Says:

    Thanks, everyone!

    Thrifty Ray...bet you could can! I went to the Ball site and they had step by step directions. Thanks, friend, for your kindness.

  6. NJDebbie Says:

    Rob62521, #8 and #18 made me so sad. I loved reading your list. I'm also glad your hubby is recovering from surgery.

  7. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I love how you met your husband! Does he enjoy reading as well?

  8. rob62521 Says:

    Frugal Texan, yes he is quite the reader. He mostly likes history especially Civil War and WWII.

  9. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    That's awesome! Do you ever read the same book together and discuss it? I'd love to do that with my hubby, but he avoids books with a ten foot pole. Frown

  10. rob62521 Says:

    Once in awhile, but he is far more scholarly than I. Sorry your hubby isn't a book lover. Frown

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