I seem to be in the mood for these this week. I just saw I was tagged by Steph this time.
1. List these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
1. I am happiest when I am involved in a project. Whether it's planting a seed and watching it grow (or die, as in most cases), arranging a hymn or composing an original tune, writing a chapter for a novel, or painting something to go on the wall...it makes me happy.
2. I used to be embarrassed to pass gas in front of other people. It doesn't embarrass me so much anymore, unless it's an NAD (Noisy AND Deadly) but I try not to out of courtesy for other people.
3. I have the deepest love and affection for the flag of this country. After having sacrificed so much for it, I can't hear the National Anthem without shedding a tear. Part of that love came from living overseas, and to be honest, I would move back to Europe in a heartbeat. There are amazing things to see there, but the US flag will always stir emotions deep in my heart.
4. I am sort of a klutz. I once missed the bus to go home in middle school because I was trying to clean out my backpack before the bell rang and dropped everything in class all over the floor. So I gathered it up and ran out to the bus. As I was crossing the last door jam thing, I tripped over the floor stop and dropped it all again. Everyone on the buses saw me and my bus wouldn't wait. Another time at home, I totally ran through a glass entertainment center door and it shattered all over me. It had just been cleaned. In college, I missed a step coming down a hill and totally tumbled headfirst onto the sidewalk right in front of a frat house. My first memory of Germany, I fell facedown on the cobblestones into the snow in front of a bus full of soldiers. I hadn't slept in over 30 hours. My jet lag that time was AWFUL. And yet another time, a little more recently, I totally biffed it at Target. I don't think their floors are even.
5. I cry at everything, and I do mean everything. A beautiful piece of music. The Biggest Loser. Wheel of Fortune. Monica telling me something sweet. Monica being a terror. Leah saying, "ma ma ma ma." Leah hitting herself and wailing. Stories of generosity. Ryan thinking he's joking and making a fat joke because he really doesn't think I'm fat, but I'm wearing my fat pants and they are tight. Ryan talking about his war stories. Funny movies. Sad movies. Romantic movies. Pride and Prejudice. Harry Potter. People Magazine. TV Guide. EVERYTHING. I'm pretty good at laughing at myself, though.
5. I'm a terrible poet. The only ones I can do are the ones that go,
"Once there was a guy named Pete,
who had horribly smelly feet.
He was resting one day,
when he heard someone say,
He should cover those toes with a sheet!"
6. I can't wait to go back to school. I would love to get a music degree, but it requires a LOT of time. So an English degree is what I am going for now. It's easy to do online, and I love to read and write ALMOST as much as I love to play the piano. So I'll go back for the music degree when my youngest is old enough to be in school. I am headed back for English this summer!!!
7. I love to play the piano or just listen to relaxing music (Enya, Lex de Azevedo, Yanni, Yo Yo Ma, Ottmar Liebert) IN THE DARK! It's my form of therapy. Of course I can't do it as much now, with kiddos, so I'll have to download it to my mp3 player. But it is like emotional/spiritual freedom. Usually, we don't like the dark. Darkness generally represents evil and danger. But in this case it blocks out the world. It blocks out the chores that haven't been done yet. It blocks out that bill that just came in the mail and it's more than you expected. It allows me to concentrate and meditate on something I want to think about and analyze from every angle. Then, when I turn on the light, I feel fresher and can attack the bill and the chores with renewed energy.
I tag Cristine Holtgrewe, Cassi Willoughby, Amanda Farrow, Eowyn Langholf, Jodi Blake, Christina Taylor, and Patty Hobbs Goodson, even though Nate is usually the blogger.