Five Things About Me – Old School Blogging

Five Things About Me
Old School Blogging
Today I’m linking up with Elaine (Miss Elaine-ous) for some old school blogging. This month’s topic is “five things about me”. Join in (please!) and link up so we can read all about you!

Five Things About Me…

Five Things I Have a Passion For

  1. My family – I am completely in love with my husband and children. They pull the majority of my focus, and that’s the way I like it. I really enjoy doing special things for them and showing them how much I love them.
  2. Writing – I have been writing about my thoughts and emotions since I was very young, and I don’t plan to ever stop. It’s the most effective way I’ve found to work through the things that vex me the most.
  3. Knitting – I love to knit and almost always have a portable knitting project with me when I leave the house.
  4. Photography – I’m not particularly accomplished at this passion, but I do enjoy it. I’m passionate about organizing and storing my photographs, printing them to hang in frames around the house, and capturing all of the little moments that make up our lives.
  5. Pinterest – Yes, I will admit it. I love pinning new content and organizing my boards and cataloging all of the fascinating things that the Internet has to offer. If you haven’t visited my Pinterest boards lately, please do!

Silly Family Collage

Five Things I Would Like to do Before I Die

  1. Get in excellent shape – It’s a fantasy of mine.
  2. Watch my girls become women – It’s not about having grandchildren. I just want to see the women that my beautiful daughters will become. I wonder what careers they will have, what they will do with their lives, and I hope that I can see at least some of their adult lives unfold before I die.
  3. Write a book – This is a long-standing dream that I hope to achieve before too much more time has passed.
  4. Move to Charleston, SC – I love Charleston. Always have, always will. I’ve wanted to live there for as long as I can remember. One day…
  5. Get a half sleeve tattoo on my left shoulder and upper arm – I have a lot of unsightly scars from my past on that arm. It’s taken me years to be comfortable wearing sleeveless shirts, and I have gotten quite good at ignoring curious stares, but I’d love to cover it all up with a gorgeous bright-colored tattoo that incorporates all of my family’s birth flowers.
Charleston, SC Sunset

Five Things I Say A Lot

  1. Really?
  2. If you don’t want her to touch you, move to the other end of the couch!
  3. If you don’t want your things to get lost, put them where they go!
  4. I don’t even want to know.
  5. I love you.

Five Books and/or Magazines I Have Read Lately

  1. Amazonia by James Rollins
  2. Interweave Knits
  3. Needful Things by Stephen King

Normally I read a lot, but I can barely find time to write these days… so I have only 3 on this list.

Five Favorite Movies

  1. The Great Escape
  2. The Usual Suspects
  3. The Prestige
  4. What Dreams May Come
  5. The Story of Us

5 Favorite Movies

Five Places I Would Love to Travel

  1. Europe – I dream of traveling around Europe one day. I’d love to take my children on a European adventure, but I can’t imagine that I’ll actually be able to afford a trip like that before they’re adults. It’s a wonderful thought, though.
  2. The West Coast (again) – I took the girls on a cross-country trip from south Georgia to San Diego, California in May 2005. It was so much fun, but the girls were too young to remember it. I’d like to repeat the experience now!
  3. Hawaii – My little brother and sister-in-law live in Hawaii and I’d love to visit them!
  4. New York City – I’ve never been and always wanted to visit.
  5. Jamaica – A trip for two to a Sandals resort would be divine! Unlikely, but divine!

Five People I Invite to do this Meme

Janine, Lizzi, Cyndi, Jessica, Katia

Old School Blogging – Alphabet Meme

Old School Blogging
Old School Blogging
Today I’m linking up with Elaine (Miss Elaine-ous) for some old school blogging. This month’s topic is the alphabet! Join in (please!) and link up so we can all read and laugh and smile at your answers!

Alphabet Meme

A. Attached or Single? Attached to my darling David!

B. Best Friend? David

Old School Blogging - Heather/David

C. Cake or pie? At a recent family get-together, when faced with a choice of either chocolate cake or pumpkin pie, I chose the pie. The older I’ve gotten, the less I like cake… unless it is cheese cake, which is really more like pie anyway, in my opinion.

D. Day of choice? Saturdays… no work, no school!

E. Essential Item? Laptop!

F. Favorite color? Chocolate brown and navy blue.

G. Gummy bears or worms? Gummy worms. I eat them in segments.

H. Hometown? Falls Church, Virginia

I. Favorite Indulgence? Sleeping late, curled up with my honey.

J. January or July? January… July is too hot, too full of mixed emotions.

K. Kids? 3 daughters… 2 {living} wonderful, smart, amazing tween girls… and one stillborn baby girl

Old School Blogging - Girls

L. Life isn’t complete without? Family, laughter, kisses, big hugs from my big girls, sweet tea…

M. Marriage date? 10/10/10 – marriage date; 08/09/09 – when we started dating; 10/10/93 – the day we met.

N. Number of brothers/sisters? 2 brothers/ 1 sisters / 2 step-brothers / 3 step-sisters

O. Oranges or Apples? Apples… Fuji apples.

P. Phobias? Clusters of little holes together… lotus seed pods and even lots of PVC pipes stacked together freak me out. Apparently this is called trypophobia.

Q. Quotes? I post my favorite quotes every day on the blog’s Facebook page, so you can read them all there. Today’s quote: “Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.” – Helen Keller

R. Reasons to smile? My girls, my husband, my nieces, my nephews, my family.

Old School Blogging - Cousins

S. Season of choice? Spring… flowers blooming, warm breezes, and very little humidity!

T. Tag 5 People. Skipping the tagging… if you read this and want to join in, please do!

U. Unknown fact about me? When I was younger, I planned to major in Secondary Music Education, and minor in French Language and Literature. I wanted to be a middle school music teacher.

V. Vegetable? Broccoli.

W. Worst habit? Nail biting

X. Xray or Ultrasound? Hmm, I prefer when I don’t need either.

Y. Your favorite food? Chicken enchilada casserole… or beef stroganoff. Yum!

Z. Zodiac sign? Scorpio.