Eight Random Things…

I’ve been tagged by mompriest to give you eight random facts about me…

I have to post these rules before I give you the facts.

  1. Each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
  2. People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.
  3. At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
  4. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.


Random Fact #1:
I won a blue ribbon for my bodacious corn relish at the county fair. And got a prize of $20 for it, thankyouverymuch. And I don’t even LIKE corn relish. Sweet corn? oh yeah… But one summer I bought a bushel of sweet corn because it was so cheap, and SOoooo good. I had to do something with it since my freezer was full to the brim with packages of corn-off-the-cob. So — I got out the the Ball Canning Jar recipe book and started looking… Made a few adjustments and changes… and I had a winner! The secret ingredient?? Curry!


Random Fact #2:
We will have a student driver in our home this summer. First she has to do the classroom driver’s ed… then the permit… then we start testing parental nerves. We have been looking at used tanks but there just aren’t many on the market here in DC. You’d think with the Pentagon so close… but no.

Random Fact #3:
My home is overrun with musical instruments! There are three harps, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 3 recorders, 1 clarinet and one piano in my home right now! (We won’t count the miscellaneous percussion stuff…) Of the harps, daughter #1 owns two of them. The other one is the school’s lever harp and we are keeping it in a more controlled environmental setting than an un-airconditioned closet. The Harpist is deliriously happy. SO many harps, so little time. However, I am going nuts. Harps are finicky and need constant re-calibrating, so I keep saying “TUNE THAT THING!” Daughter #2 is the reed player, specializing in oboe now. I play most everything else.

Random Fact #4:
I love to re-arrange the furniture. My Beloved Bearded Spouse intensely dislikes this habit… heavy sigh… But I have my ways! The girls and I are on a secret mission this afternoon to do “a quadrille” of the family room before he gets home. We can’t wait! The girls and I have measured, discussed and decided the wherefores and the whys. And I know it is sneaky of me, but in the process, we are also going to give the room a thorough cleaning!!! (That’s not my floor plan… I only wish!)

Random Fact #5:
I love LOVE L-O-V-E our waterbed! It’s a king, soft-sided, waveless, double-mattress, platform waterbed. Until you lie down on it you don’t know it’s a water bed. It uses regular deep-pocket sheets. It’s comfy-cozy and a kid and cat magnet. I don’t like regular mattresses any more – they make my back hurt. This is our third waterbed – for the last 25 years, it’s the only kind of bed I have owned. And no, cats don’t poke holes in it, and no it isn’t hard on your floors, and no, we have never had a flood.

Random Fact #6:
Some of you already know this, but those of you who don’t — I’m one of seven kids: #4 daughter, #5 in the line-up, with 4 and a half years between me and my next oldest sib, I was a middler and an oldest kid all at the same time. Bonus points if you can find me that this photo!
Random Fact #7:
I still struggle with stage fright every time I sing or speak. Yes, really. Most of the time you would never know that my guts are doing a tango while my body is trying to waltz. Only my closest prayer partner, Dana, or my beloved bearded spouse can tell just by looking at me when I am scared. to. death.


Random Fact #8:
I do not have any tatoos. However I did have my navel pierced about 10 years BK (before Ken AND before kids). That sucker took forever to heal. But (ahem) things happen to your body after kids… and now that my post-partum navel is tres ugly, I am very glad I let it close up!! (That is not my navel, BTW…)

NOW… I tag (with grace, if you don’t want to, just tell me!)
Hot Cup Lutheran

Randomly yours…

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