Monday, December 24, 2007


I've been tagged by Cindy! So here are 5 unusual or interesting things you may not know about me:

1. I wanted to be an actress from the time I was a little girl. I actually wanted to be Shirley Temple. I had a lead in my high school musical-"Plain and Fancy" I majored in Drama my first year of college. Then it seems my major switched to partying and it was downhill from there for a few years. My dream is to do acting again after this triathlon thing is out of me.

2. I am an orphan. My parents were both chronically ill and passed away in their 60s. It has been very difficult to adjust to especially after my mom died 13 years ago. As I get older, I realize this is just part of the life cycle only I experienced it a bit sooner than some. My hubby's mom is still alive and for that I am grateful. She is very loving to me and it has eased the pain alot.

3. I was a swimmer growing up (now you wouldn't know that by my swim times now!). When I was 8 years old, the lifeguard saw me swimming (I was about a foot taller than other girls my age) and asked me if I wanted to join the swim team. I swam and won until the other kids caught up with my height, then I wasn't so good. But it was fun and some of my best childhood memories are being on the swim team. I swam competitively until my first year of college when the above major kicked in (partying) and I got side-tracked.

4. I am completely neurotic about being on time. I am compulsively early to the airport for trips. I get extremely annoyed with people who are chronically late. The older I get, the less stressed I get if I am running late but it still is important to me to be on time.

5. I was married to my first husband for 10 years. He was an alcoholic and I was insane which made for an inevitable ending. We did however, manage to produce 2 amazing kids and for that I am grateful. It took me years of therapy to get out and get through the ending of that relationship. I have now been happily married to my hubby for 15 years. Therapy works!

I now tag Vickie, Amy, Becca, Lisa,Heather.

We are off to Taos to have Christmas Eve with other kids and grand-daughter Avery. Be back soon!


Anonymous said...

It is neat to learn new things about you, too :)

Hey, maybe you can give me some swimming tips cuz

Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!!

21stCenturyMom said...

I was married to an alcoholic for 11 years and 3 kids. The kids are great. I am great. He finaly got sober when I threatened (after we were divorced) to move across the country with the kids and never let him see them again. He doesn't see them much but he wanted his options open so he got clean.

The one thing I never managed to do was get re-married.

the Dread Pirate Rackham said...

things I never knew about you. Thanks for sharing!

merry christmas!