Twenty-Five Things For No Reason At All
Twenty-five things about me few know.
- I shook a man’s hand once when I was in eighth grade. He landed on the sidewalk after a forward flip. I have no idea how I did that.
- Root beer floats and M&Ms sustained me through adolescence.
- NFL quarterback and coach Zeke Bratkowski (Packers, Rams, Bears) and I love to walk in the rain.
- My grandson Isaac, inherited my cold feet.
- The scariest thing I ever did physically was cross a log forty feet in the air tethered to a safety harness at Miraval Spa in Tucson.
- The scariest thing I ever did spiritually is described in Chapter 10 in God’s Patient Pursuit of My Soul.
- I’ve known and loved one friend for fifty years even though we’ve only seen each other twice since we were thirteen.
- After forty years of marriage, my husband still thanks me.
- It took me forty years to find one of my high school soul mates and when I found her, (after I reminded her who I was) we picked up right where we left off.
- I don’t own a gun but I love skeet shooting.
- My eyebrows wiggle independently to the beat of a song.
- I used to be a cheap date until I discovered good wine.
- Others say I have a lovely singing voice; it sounds terrible to my ears.
- I can never get enough of cathedrals or museums.
- In Embraced by the Light, Betty Eadie wrote that flowers in heaven emit music and I believe her.
- Maximum number of pushups I’ve completed (from the knees) in an hour: 400
- Twenty-five was the ideal age my parents wanted me to wait to get married so I could “see the world and travel” before settling down. I married at age twenty-two.
- I was a licensed realtor for a few years. I sold one house.
- I’ve had over twenty stitches in four places on my body.
- I’ve broken two bones.
- Dye has never touched my hair.
- My children used to sit on the other side of a movie theater because they were embarrassed by my honky laugh.
- Neighbor children teepeed our house in River Forest, Illinois to show they loved us. Then they cleaned it up the next day.
- I bounce between courage and fear of doing the wrong thing.
I’ve seen an angel.