Monday, September 17, 2007

100 things about me

I should NOT be doing this...I have a million other things that I am putting off. Oh well.

  1. I was named after the Dallas Cowboys and my aunt (her middle name is the same as mine.) ***according to my mom, I don't know as much about myself as I thought I did. (See her comment)
  2. I always hated my name when I was in grade school
  3. I appreciate it now
  4. There are 2 other people at my church named Dallas
  5. One is an elder and one is another lady (her youngest son and Nora are only 6 weeks apart in age)
  6. If you looked my name up in a book of names, it would be in the "boy" section
  7. I was born in Corpus Christi, TX
  8. My mom didn't think I was her baby when they brought me to her because I had jet black hair
  9. Like most of the people who live in Corpus Christi (large Hispanic population)
  10. She's convinced now
  11. My earliest memory is my sister being born
  12. I was 2 1/2 years old
  13. She also has a "boy" name (Marty)
  14. I can't remember not taking ballet classes
  15. I never wanted to take tap classes because I didn't like the shoes
  16. I dreamed of wearing toe shoes one day
  17. I got to
  18. I was in "The Nutcracker"
  19. I took ballet until my sophomore year of high school
  20. I don't remember very much about ballet now
  21. I don't have a very good memory
  22. I pray that God will allow my memory to improve so that I can remember Nora's childhood better than my own
  23. I'm thankful that my sister has an excellent memory
  24. I have 2 surviving grandparents (both grandmothers)
  25. My grandfather (my mom's dad) died when I was 10
  26. I don't remember very much about him...I wish I did
  27. My other grandfather died when I was a junior in college
  28. I remember a whole lot more about him...I'm glad
  29. I have a half-brother
  30. His wife and he just had a baby boy
  31. So, I guess I am an aunt
  32. I have been pregnant 3 times
  33. I have miscarried one time
  34. I have gone through labor one time
  35. I have had an epidural
  36. I have had one c-section
  37. #34-#36 all resulted in Nora
  38. I love Diet Coke!
  39. I do not like Diet Pepsi
  40. I enjoy sewing
  41. I wish I was better at sewing
  42. I am supposed to be working on a bed skirt for Nora's new bed right now
  43. I'm procrastinating (see heading)
  44. I HATE to clean the bathrooms!!!!
  45. Thankfully, I married an amazing man who does it for me
  46. Our bathrooms need to be cleaned badly right now
  47. I LOVE cleaning the kitchen!
  48. I am constantly cleaning out the sink and wiping down the counters
  49. I also don't mind dusting, vacuuming, sweeping, and mopping
  50. I love to do the laundry too
  51. I enjoy folding the clothes
  52. I would rather have someone clean my house for me though
  53. When I am working full-time again, I will
  54. I will not be working full-time again for many, many years
  55. I do not want to teach in a regular classroom again
  56. I taught elementary school for 7 years
  57. 5 years of kindergarten
  58. 2 years of 2nd grade
  59. I like 2nd grade better
  60. I was a good teacher (not bragging...you just know if you are good at your job...I was...I enjoyed it)
  61. I like being a mom better
  62. I can't imagine dropping Nora off somewhere everyday for 8 hours
  63. I understand that a lot of mom's do and I respect them
  64. I have run 2 1/2 marathons
  65. I hope to do another one someday
  66. I am NOT an athlete
  67. When I played basketball in the 6th grade, I shot the ball at the wrong goal
  68. And scored 2 points for the other team
  69. I kept playing in 7th and 8th grades
  70. I was the basketball manager in high school
  71. All my friends were athletes (except one, and she was a manager with me)
  72. I hope Nora inherits her daddy's athletic skills
  73. And my love of reading
  74. I would rather read during my spare time than do anything else
  75. I am currently without a book in hopes that I will accomplish some of the other things that need to get done
  76. I have had a friend (other than my sister) since I was 8 years old
  77. She's still one of my dearest friends
  78. I don't mind pulling weeds in the garden
  79. When I was little I thought it was torture
  80. I can't stand coconut-ANYTHING coconut
  81. I also don't like cooked fruits
  82. My favorite candy is Hot Tamales
  83. I don't like spicy food
  84. I don't like iced tea
  85. I am from the South
  86. I think you shouldn't wear white after Labor Day
  87. I have been carrying a white purse since Labor Day
  88. I'm embarrassed about that and need to change it out
  89. I would love to have a house with 4 bedrooms
  90. If I never have a house with 4 bedrooms, I'll be okay
  91. I drive a mini-van (Honda Odyssey)
  92. I was sad the day we bought it (I never wanted one)
  93. I'm so glad to have it now!
  94. I had my ears pierced when I was 4 years old
  95. I think that is too young now
  96. When I was in the 3rd or 4th grade, I had my hair cut lopsided...on purpose
  97. I wanted to be a punk rocker, I guess
  98. I really need some highlights
  99. And a pedicure
  100. I think a foot massage is the best thing ever

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Can you explain number 71 ???
JULIE

Dallas said...

Umm...see #21. I thought you were the other manager with me. Were you not? If you weren't, then you immediately get placed in the "athlete" catergory because you were my BEST friend in high school!

Anonymous said...

That's okay....I'll take athlete even though it is quite a stretch! I love the 100 things!
JULIE

Tracey Ries said...

You are too funny! Thanks for the humor. :)

Jenn said...

I love it...that must have taken some time, great job! I'm with you on the not going back to teaching in a classroom, too...I don't want to miss something that my own kids do at home!

Supabloggasuprememama said...

These are so entertaining! yay for procrastination!!!

mom said...

You were NOT named after the Dallas Cowboys (that would be so silly). And, we never thought of Nancy when we named you Dee. I'd like to say we immediately had "Sandra" in mind, but, your daddy liked it because, as you know, if you didn't like your name when you grew up, then . . .

The Dallas Cowboys??? - have you NOT been paying attention all of these 30 years to how you got your name????? I must be failure as a mother!

Amy said...

Those were fun to read! No white after Labor Day?? What about "winter white??"

Julie said...

I didn't know you were the basketball manager in highschool. Did that count as a P.E. credit (If so, I wish I had done that!)?
Don't be embarrassed about carrying your white purse. It is allowed now to wear white after labor day (I have not done so yet).

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