Saturday, November 29, 2008

Tagged--now I'm it!!!

My dear friend over at Rbk's Realm tagged me. I want to mention first, if you haven't, you really should check her out--she's absolutely fascinating. You will learn riveting customs and traditions from her first home in India.
This is what you need to do:

1) Link to the person who tagged you.
2) Post the rules on your blog (copy and paste 1-6).
3) Write 6 random things about yourself (see below).
4) Tag 6 people at the end of your post and link to them.
5) Let each person know they have been tagged and leave a comment on their blog.
6) Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

Here goes:

1) I have six kids ages; 20, 18, 16, 14, 12 and 7. Do you see a pattern?

2) The first five children, I had with my former husband. He said to me, you'll never get remarried or have a long term relationship! With five kids they'll run like hell!
I guess I showed him didn't I!

3) I spent a good portion of my first 8 years of life at an airport, looking up into the air. My parents parachuted every weekend. My mom was so good she could jump out of an airplane, holding an egg in her hand, and land on target...without breaking the egg! To be fair my dad did too!

4) My husband married me with 5 kids (see above)he had none! He moved all of us to Detroit from a small town in West Michigan, coworkers said we were the Beverly Hillbillies! Soon after we had number 6! He is quite the trooper!

5) I think I could have OCD, when I'm anywhere and bored I start counting in my head, pictures on walls, wall angles, things on the floor...and the thing is, it has to end on a even number. If it doesn't, I will start over until it does. I've had therapy so don't worry I'm fine!

6) I love to vacuum, yes, it's true, I will vacuum every single day...even if it doesn't need it.

7) I have the best laundry room ever! Two washers and two dryers, built in folding table and a mounted television on the wall, for my viewing pleasure. I would rather do laundry, than sit in the family room and watch TV.

8) I have another daughter leaving for college next fall and I'm already sad. I know Red (spokes n spin)you think I'm crazy, but I can't help it!

I went over, sorry! I was thinking it was 10! Oh yeah, my memory sucks! It really worries me. Although, if I lose my memory, I just hope I'm in a good place in my head...and I don't know, that I lost it!

I'm changing the rules just a bit...if you want to tell us some interesting things about you, go right ahead and please link to me and if you don't It doesn't matter.

C'est la vie!

My *ahem* 49th birthday!


Ronda's Rants said...

How interesting...I mean you!
I wish I had your laundry room...I like doing laundry but I would like it more if I had yours!
I like my kitchen because of my two ovens...they make me so happy when I am cooking a big meal!
You look so wonderful on your birthday...young and happy!
I understand about them going off to college...I cried with each one my heart was breaking...I was very happy for them... just sad for me! I survived it though and you will too! :)

georgie said...

okay will you come vaccum for me?
2 washers and 2 dryers oh my! I am envious!
great meme

Rhonda said...

I think everyone is envious of your laundry room ... although I probably still wouldn't darken it's door. lol I HATE doing laundry!!

The Rule Maker said...

5) I think I could have OCD, when I'm anywhere and bored I start counting in my head, pictures on walls, wall angles, things on the floor...and the thing is, it has to end on a even number. If it doesn't, I will start over until it does. I've had therapy so don't worry I'm fine!

OMG - we are soul sisters! I do this with food, too. I can't eat colored food...M&M's kill me! Loved your post!

cyclingred said...

Wow! You had quite the mother. I'm not completely heartless. I love my kids. I just don't want to take care of them forever. :) And you want them out of the house and working towards grandkids

Sandi McBride said...

Ah, is it your birthday? Happy birthday anyway! I'm so glad you stopped in to see me...and I found your 8 things quite interesting...I'd love to have your laundry room! I can remember ironing heavily starched dress whites while watching Price is Right or Oprah Winfrey...sometimes Phil Donahue...but he pissed me off when he gave up the location of a woman and child to the abusive husband of a wife on the run from him. I never watched him after that. But I digress...thanks for coming by! I'll be back to see you

RBK's Realm said...

First thank you for your kind words.

Second, I think you lead a pretty interesting life yourself and definitely had a fascinating childhood!

I totally enjoyed knowing these facts about you. I hope that you will keep sharing these tidbits as and when you feel comfortable.

Great post and thanks for being a great sport and playing along.

RBK's Realm said...

Oh how remiss of me! Many many happy returns of the day!

Happy birthday!

Hopesrising said...

Thanks for sharing all of that. I want your laundry room. Mine is in the basement. I hate it lol
I totally understand kids going off to college. My oldest ones stayed close to home and lived at home. The third one went to CMU. I had a horrible time with it. The first trip up to drop him off. Was horrible. Then I realized he wanted to be there and loved it. This is his last year. I still felt sad when he left. But you can always call and visit. That really helps. I survived it and so will you. We grow as they do..Happy Birthday and here's to many more!!

Glenda, saved by grace said...

Well happy birthday to you Miss Carey Sue!
I would've loved to have your laundry room years ago. Not now tho I don't need it. We have ALOT in common. We are the same age...Except I started much younger, my oldest is 31. I have 4 by my ex and 1 by my now and my ex said the same thing! ALSO, I count everything including steps if I'm nervous.
O but you need to come here and vacuum for me, I'd rather sweep!

Rhonda said...

Where are you, my friend? I hope everything is okay!

Aim said...

I found you at Candid Carrie. Dude, I totally want your laundry room. I'm getting that in my next house!