Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Who will take the challenge? 100 things!

Here's something to keep you busy! List 100 things about yourself. Below you will see my list. If you do not care to read it, just hit the back button. I'm anxious to see how many of you will take this challenge.
1..I love the Lord. He comforts and encourages me.
2..I am a cancer survivor. (5 months and 10 days) PTL
3..I have been married to the same man for 52 years.
4..I have been his caregiver for sixteen years.
5..We have two grown children...a daughter and a son... two grandsons...and two little angels in Heaven.
6..I am a crochetholic..(my husband says he is going to put a crochet hook in my hand when I die)...I say...Please do...the angels can always use more lace.
7..I love to cook.
8..Eating is wonderful!!!
9..I have gained 20 pounds since I retired 13 years ago. Read # 8 again!
10..I despise for someone to blow their nose where I am eating or cooking.
11..I mow the yard.
12..I get up on the roof and clean out my gutters.
13..I puddy in my windows when needed.
14..I can lay ceramic tile and linoleum.
15..I cannot stand for anyone to tell me how to drive.
16..I love to read.
17..Knitting is a favorite pastime.
18..I love babies. I love the smell of their head.
19..Years ago, I could sing....but know the old saying...."If you don't use lose it"....well, I lost it.
20..I miss singing.
21..Photography is one of my hobbies.
22..I love to grow things...inside and out.
23..I colored my hair for 30 it's all natural..grey of course...I earned everyone of them.
24..I love grey hair.
25..I would hate to give up my computer.
26..I like to live simple...but still be comfortable.
27..I have lots of everybody says....There is a plaque hanging on my wall that says....Grant me patience Lord, but hurry!
28..I love Christmas.
29..I love bright sunny days...used to lay in the sun, but don't do that anymore.
30..I love snow.
31..I like to hang my clothes outside to dry.
32..I love to go to church. (altho I haven't been going much lately) because of my husbands illness.
33..I love people...(most of them)...I pray for the rest of them!
34..I love to sleep..(at one time I could sleep 10 hours without waking up...but not now...I wish I could.
35..I have a sweet tooth...It's false, but I still have it...LOL
36..I am a diabetic.
37..I hate to fish.
38..I don't like sports...(sorry)
39..The sunsets and sunrises fascinate me.
40..I hate card games.
41..I have dandruff.
42..I love Gospel Music and Country Music....(most of it) In fact I like lots of different kinds of music...depends what mood I am in. Forget Rap.
43..I can play the piano.
44..I can follow directions.
45..I can't swim or play the guitar.
46..I can hang wall paper and paint.
47..I painted the outside of my house...(when I was younger) LOL
48..I can't work as hard as I once did.
49..I love big Victorian homes. (Had one and sold it) BOO HOO!
50..I can use a chain saw.
51..I lined the brakes on my car years ago.
52..I used to sew a lot. (when my daughter was small, I made her a new dress every week until she was around five years old.)
53..I have made one quilt top in my lifetime. It still isn't quilted.
54..I wish I had pursued a nursing career.
55..I didn't go to college...My regret.
56..I graduated from high school.
57..Diet Coke is my favorite drink...(bad)
58..When I first get up in the morning, I don't like to talk. I just want silence.
59..I love a fireplace. (gas)
60..I hate to carry out ashes.
61..I love a wood stove.
62..Read #60 again.
63..I do not cut my fingernails or toenails straight across.
64..Sometimes I forget to clean my face before I go to sleep.
65..I go to bed between 9:30 and 11:00 PM.
66..I get out of bed between 6:00 and 8:00 AM (and all hours of the night) I do not sleep good.
67..I talk to my oldest grandson on the phone every day. (sometimes more) He lives two hours away.
68..I love my grandchildren.
69..I pray every day.
70..I never sleep during the day.
71..I am afraid of strong wind and sometimes I have scary dreams.
72..I take 8 pills a day. Six prescriptions and two over the counter. (My husband takes 24 a day...not counting the Nitro Tabs under the tongue.
73..I have high blood pressure...(controlled)
74..I like to sleep where it is totally dark.
75..I love my children.
76..My husband says I look like I am pregnant...(YOU SHOULD SEE HIM) LOL
77..I keep my medicine in a pill box and sometimes I forget to look at the box.
78..I have two cats...both are outside cats, but come in occasionally. I come in second when they are in the house! One of them sleeps on a heating pad outside in the winter time.
79..I love to do the garden thing.
80..I like to visit my daughter's third grade class while she is teaching. (Don't get to do this very often)
81..TV is O.K., but I don't watch it that much.I like the Health Channel and the Food Network. Every once in a while, I watch a movie on Lifetime. Oh, I like America's Got Talent and American Idol.
82..I love my blog.....You are here!
82..I have a Web Page....
83..At the moment I am "racking" my brain...or is that "Wracking" my brain? (to get to the 100 mark!)
84..I can't spell worth a hoot.
85..I wish I were better with words. Some people are so gifted that way and know just how to write them down on paper...I lost out on that!!
86..Did I mention I love my grandchildren?
87..I'm getting wrinkles around my mouth (and other places)...Lucas, my youngest grandson calls them stripes.
88..I wear glasses. I have my first pair...They are 62 years old.
89..No make-up..unless I go to church or the funeral home.
90..I just now "unstopped" a commode.
91..I love hot tea...(Constant Comment)
92..At the fair two years ago, I won "Best Of Show" for a painting I did on wood.
93..Did I mention I like to paint...on wood, material and walls?
94..I hate gossip.
95..I love to read the Bible. I need to read it more.
96..I hate stacks of old newspapers. I never know what to do with them.
97..I like comfortable clothes...especially the ones with elastic around the waist.
98..I hate high heeled shoes...especially the ones with pointed toes.
99..I love purses.
100..There are two things I can never do without....Poly Fiber Fill and Coffee. (Yarn comes in there also) LOL
101....My last one! My hands are never idle..nor my mind, for that matter...(not unless counting the senior moments I have ocassionally) LOL... My husband says I could build a house....I probably could...if I had directions and my back would hold out...
Right now my fingers are worn out from typing. Let's see how many of you take the challenge. Come on....tell us about yourself. You don't have to go all the way to 100... just whatever you want to do!.. let me know if you do it, so I won't miss your post. Have fun! I am TN


Marci said...

Wow, that is quite a list Clara. You forgot to put on there that you are the kindest and most caring person in TN. =)jsslif

bennie and patsy said...

Well Clara it took a lot out of me just to be tagged with the six questions. So forgive me if I pass on the 100 things.

Rachel said...

I enjoyed reading this Clara! I think I'd sure be at the computer a long time trying to think of 100 things about me!!

You sure are talented in so many ways!!

Beth said...

Clara, I enjoyed learning all those neat things about you! I see that you and I have a whole lot in common. But I'm afraid I'm not nearly as talented in a lot of the ways you are. Wow--I think your husband is right--you really could build a house! I'm truly impressed.

Jamie Dawn said...

I love eating too, as well, also!!!!
I know why you like to wear elastic band waists...
because you love to eat and need the room!!!
Tight waistbands are NOT conducive to chowing down on goooood food!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE babies too, also!!!!
Our neighbors daughter is expecting, and I can't wait to hold that sweet baby girl when she arrives.
Babies bring such joy.
Your hubby takes LOTS of pills each day. I bet he gets tired of having to take them. I'm thankful for good medications though that help people.
What are you doing reading this comment??
Get back to crocheting!!!
:-) TN said...

Jamie Dawn, you made me smile about getting back to crocheting!

Judy said...

Clara, I just loved reading all these things about you! I may get around to this later but right now I am so tired from running after TW that I am doing well to type. Thanks for your prayers for my son. He came thru the surgery but had to go back to the emergency room later in the night. Hopefully, he is on the mend. TW was teething and very grouchy. I am glad to be home for now. We have a lot in common, especially our love for food! You would not believe how many people are making my bread and have contacted me about it!!! Thanks again.

Beverly said...

Hi, I saw on Jean's blog's comments, that you were from TN. Well I am too. Will check on you again.

Lilly's Life said...

I found you from Barbara Blundells blog. Wow, you get a real sense of the person you are from this list. Many of the things your wrote I nodded my head about. I am the same. You have a brilliant sense of humor and a wonderful way of expressing yourself (so you are great with words and writing I think). My mother cares for my father (and he takes as many pills a day too which takes some organising. Its a wonderful thing that you have your blog. Carers are the worlds unsung heroes and heroines although I know you wouldnt want it any other way.

I love your hair too - its suits you and looks very healthy. Mine is going grey and I am colouring it and I guess one day I will let it be too - when I am a grandmother maybe which won't happen anytime soon). Anyway, great blog and I will come back, you have a lot of wisdom here and it is inspiring. Thanks.

Leedra said...

1st -WOW I found Paula's blog under your blog follows. She answered me and in something she said told me you are a care giver. I started looking for it and this is really the first I found. When I got to this post decided I would read it all. Found the part about caring for Bill. I know that is hard, but love will survive, with God's help. I have not had to do it. My next door neighbor has the last 4 years. Both parents until her mother died and then her father until he passed away 2 wks ago. She was just here. We have lived here the whole time and she has never been able to come see my house until today. We bought the property from them, so she has always wanted to come. She brought me the most beautiful crystal bowl with glass butterflies on it. It was a gift to her parents on their 60 wedding anniversary. She wanted me to have it because her mother wanted me to have it. I don't fully understand what you are going through, but I have seen a glimspe of it through her. I will keep you in my prayers.