My sweet friend Amy has “tagged” me with a request to list 10 random things about myself. As she mentioned in her blog, this is not as easy to do as you might think! Even so, here goes…

  • I cannot emphasize enough, the importance I place on the nightly ritual of taking a bath. Not a shower, a BATH. A long, relaxing soak in sweet smelling bubbles. And, yes, I did this when my kids were little, too. In fact, that’s when it started – my only time to myself!
  • I was crowned “Little Miss Plano” (Plano, Texas) in 1968, and reigned for 15 years until they had the contest again! Incidentally, I’m not sure I would’ve won if the little girl that was to walk out first hadn’t wet her pants just before her debut. However, I walked right around Paulinda and her puddle, and on to my future years of glory.
  • I usually have a book with me at all times, and read any time I have a cause to sit for a few minutes (so you see, Amy, going to the bathroom is not ALWAYS a complete waste of time!)
  • I take laundry stains as a personal afront. Emmie has been known, on more than one occasion, to bring home her friends’ clothing to have stains removed, stating, “Let my mom get it out – she won’t stop until it’s gone!”.
  • I love the smell of puppy breath.
  • I met my husband in the 10th grade in Mr. Moore’s history class. We would actually turn to the large window in the room, with our backs to the teacher, and play a game we made up called “That’s My Car”!
  • I embarked on a life-long love affair with Mexican food in college, in San Marcos, Texas.
  • Speaking of college, I went to two – neither of which exists any longer! Southwest Texas State University is now Texas State University – East Texas State University is now Texas A&M Commerce. I did receive a letter stating that, for the low cost of $50, I could receive a new diploma that would tell the world that I’m an Aggie!
  • I have a basket on my bicycle where my little dog, Riley, loves to ride – ears flapping in the wind!
  • My grandfather was born in 1876 (yes, my GRANDfather). He was 60 when my dad was born, and, when asked if my dad was his youngest, he would reply “So far!”. If he was living, he would be 131.

So, there you have it – 10 random things. I would love to have the following people answer this in their own blog, because I think they would be great bloggers: A’Leisha Stycket and Julie Martin. Good motivation???