We’re getting close to the limits of my list – I’ve got to add to it again before I can post another ten things from it…
61. When I was a little girl, my mother made me keep my hair very, very short in a style that’s called a ‘pixie.’ I hated her for it, and grew my hair out as soon as she relinquished control over it. It’s never been shorter than shoulder length since, and is now a lovely, shoulder-length mass of dark auburn waves.
62. I’ve owned five cars in my lifetime: a Renault Fuego (white), a Honda CRX (red), a Honda CRX SI (black), a Volkswagon Jetta GT (black) and a Volkswagon Golf (black). Each and every one of them was a five speed manual transmission (the Jetta and the Golf still move my family around, by the way…).
63.The most horrible gift I’ve ever been given was a medly of processed cheese products, re-gifted to me from my biological mother one Christmas. I’ve been given many, many lovely gifts.
64. I can have wonderful, funny, animated conversations with complete strangers at the checkout line in the grocery store, but find mingling at parties where I don’t know many people particularly difficult.
65. I wrote my own obituary for a college class once. I highly recommend the exercise – it helped me to clarify what’s really important in my life.
66. I make my bed every day – unless my husband makes it first.
67. I do not own a single pair of high-heeled shoes. I wore flats to my wedding.
68. I have a slightly OCD thing where, if a light is on, its switch should be up. This has caused problems in my house where double-switched lights (the kitchen, the garage and the basement) were concerned, so Husband installed push-button switches for me.
69. My heritage is almost entirely Scottish – I’ve got MacLeod on one side and MacPherson on the other, but I’ve not traced any of my genealogy yet. Not that it matters; you can tell just by looking at me.
70. I’ve never broken a bone. At 5’2”, and well over 110 lbs. (and no, I’m not telling you HOW far over…), I’m what could best be described as a “hearty New England woman.” The words “lithe” and “willowy” have never been applied to me.