"Tag, You're It!"

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Over the last couple of weeks I have been tagged by Sam, SharonB, and God Chaser for this meme to share 6 random things about me. According to the rules I should tag several others for this meme, but I'm having such a difficult time choosing that I'm just going to tag anyone that may stop by for a visit today. So, if you're reading this post, consider yourself tagged! :)

Here are six completely random things about me.....

1. I’ve never been one to sing in the shower, but I do sing quite a bit in the car. If you were to pass me on the highway as I drive to and from work, you would probably see me singing at the top of my lungs. I know I’ve had more than one person pass me that thinks I'm quite crazy. Instead of thinking I'm crazy, though, they should be thankful I do not have the windows rolled down where they could HEAR me singing at the top of my lungs! :)

2. I love to read! If there were enough hours in the day I think I could read a book a day. Unfortunately, I just can’t find that many hours. Well, unless I quit sleeping and my family will tell you that is just not a good idea. Little sleep for mom means cranky mom! I know, I know… I hate to admit it, but it’s true. I desperately need my sleep!

3. I think the last time I was tagged for a similar meme, I mentioned that I was the oldest of three girls. What I didn’t mention was that my husband is the youngest of three boys. It’s a fun little fact to share, but I can tell you that it can sometimes make things a little…hmmm… “interesting” as we pull together our “growing up experiences” and meld them into what we want for our own family. You can be assured that there are a lot of differences between a family of all sisters and a family of all brothers! :) We remember things differently, we experienced them differently, our ideas of fun family vacations are different, etc. For example, my sisters and I will never tell of how we all got into a Jell-o pudding fight at the kitchen table, had pudding all over the wallpaper, and learned that chocolate pudding will eat right thru wallpaper…. So much so that the whole kitchen required new wallpaper (my mother-in-law still grimaces when that story comes up in conversation). On the other hand, my husband’s family can’t very well discuss the experiences of having a houseful of girls all going thru “that time of the month” at the same time (oh, dear, my poor father!) Oh, yes… many differences! But, many differences that help us to work together thru our different experiences to provide what we hope is a wonderful family environment for our own little boy and little girl.

4. I am a TV Food Network junkie. If I could watch anything I wanted for as long as I wanted it would almost always be the Food Network. As that isn’t the case, ‘cause you know I have a family and a job and responsibilities and it just wouldn’t be good to sit in front of the TV all day, I catch a little bit of it here and there when I can. My daughter has actually started joining me some and every now and then even calls out, “Come on, Mom, let’s watch cookin' shows!” She does love to help in the kitchen. I’m hoping this is something we can do together for many years to come. I love watching cookin' shows with her and having her in the kitchen with me!

5. I’ve always wanted to own and operate my own business. Hubby and I have actually been working on this since early spring and it is quickly becoming a reality. I am so excited! I should have more to post on this little adventure in the months to come. This is also exciting as I can so see God’s hand all over this and how it answers other prayers related to my current work situation and some lifestyle changes I would like to make (more flexibility, moving away from “corporate America”, more involvement in our church programs, etc).

6. I love to travel! Here again, time is an issue, but I so enjoy a good trip. I enjoy seeing and experiencing how other people and cultures live life – in other countries, but also just in other parts of my own country. I am really enjoying being able to take trips with my kids and share with them all the different experiences that are part of traveling and encountering other people, their lifestyles and their little corner of the world.


8 Thoughts Shared:

Kristi said...

Melanie, I love your new blog look! We enjoy the food network too. Paula, Tyler, and Guy are our faves. Blessings!

Jenelle said...

Hmmm....I think I'm going pretend that I didn't notice that you said that I was tagged if I read your post...I already have a meme like this that I'm supposed to do! I came by today to give you a fancy trophy; come by my place to see! :)

Joyfull said...

Love the new look to your blog! Beautiful. Great meme, learned great things about you! Thanks for sharing.

Tricia said...

Hey Melanie! I just love the new look, it is great! Thanks for sharing some new things about yourself, I did that meme earlier in the week, so I won't consider myself tagged today!

Blessings!

Sam said...

What a great bit of randomness!!

I too love to read that much!! If only there were more hours in the day!!

Cheryl said...

Melanie,

Love the new look! Did you do this one yourself? I grew up in a family of 3 girls as well. I'm interested to hear more about this business.

My favorite thing right now is to watch HDTV - all the shows on fixing up your house and such.

Have a great week!
Cheryl

Joan said...

Hi Melanie,
I guess I have been tagged since I read the post too. Love the new look and I'll have to check out the design site. Very Cute. I'll do the meme tomorrow. Have a great day!

Simply Dawn said...

I loved getting to know more about you. That was so much fun to read AND I just LOVE your new look! Have a great day!