Wednesday, July 29, 2009

10 things you didn't know about me!

I got another award! Yippee!
One of my favorite bloggers La Belle Mere UK was kind enough to pass this award on to me. She must have known that I needed a pick-me-up, because I'm in sunny Spain in bed with a cold. Misery! My family and friends have been out having a blast, while I have been in bed feeling sorry for myself. Not any more! I'm back baby!

So this award stipulates that I need to reveal 10 things about myself. Here we go:

1. I teach Spanish to 14-16 year old teenagers.(I know, the patience of an angel!)

2. I have had two emergency c-sections and told my husband to have a vasectomy "if he ever wanted to have sex ever again..." (Worked like a charm!)

3. I never go to bed until early morning hours... which means I'm in a constant lack of sleep! (Don't tell anyone... they think I'm just grumpy by nature!)

4. I'm a chocaholic. Which means I will steal, lie, fight and cry to feed my habit.

5. My husband was my first and only (!)

6. I LOVE to travel and would quit working in a second if I didn't need a paycheck. (I hope my colleagues don't read this as I have them convinced that I love teaching and that it's my true calling in life!)

7. I met Aha at the airport in the 80s when they were still unknown. Should have asked for an autograph. But at that time they were just 3 cute boys and we chatted for an hour!

8. I was once asked to be the lead singer in a Spanish Punk Band... They had never heard me sing, but I guess it didn't matter much! I declined.

9. I worked as a realtor in Tulsa, Oklahoma for 3 years. This is where I learned to listen to Country Music as it was the only thing playing on the radio 24/7. I also picked up the habit of decorating with far too many christmas lights - my husband found that especially annoying when he had to hire a manual lift to decorate our 13 meter (40+ feet) tall Spruce tree! I watched him through the window as he was hanging on top of that tree in a snowstorm and by his facial expression he looked like he was swearing... (But of course he wasn't!) He never took the lights down though... they are still there in our Spruce!

10. My husband and I bought an old nursing home and turned it into 24 student apartments. We turned the common areas into a big apartment for our family and were going to live there a year. It's now 6 years later and we are still there! Our friends think we are nuts...

So next ones to receive this award.... hmmmm...
Gracie at A Touch of Grace for her warmth and wisdom.
Kristin at All in a Mom's Life for her wry humor and irony which cracks me up every time.
Samsmama at Raising Stink just because she is one crazy mama...


JennyMac said...

Love this Dreamgirl. I passed that to La Belle and she wisely passed it to you. Great read. Congrats!

La Belle Mere UK said...

Great post Dreamgirl!

Judging by your descriptions of some of your past dates I am not surprised that your husband was your first and only! Even though you never managed to keep your skirt on for any of the others either??!!! ;-)

Great post and a well deserved award!

Bec xxxxxxxx

Dreamgirl said...

Haha... as always Belle Mere... YOU CRACK me up!

Unknown Mami said...

That was fascinating! Congrats on the award.

To think you cold have been the front woman for a punk band.

I'm so sorry you are in Spain and too sick to enjoy it. Hopefully you will get better soon.

I am the only one who speaks Spanish in my home and I am trying to raise my daughter (11 months to be bilingual). I'm finding it to be a challenge, but I think it's working.

Stacey said...

Love the list! Congrats on the award!
Sorry you have a cold!

Melissa Miller said...

Hello, It's so nice to meet you!
Thank you very much for visiting my blog and your kind comments. I really appreciate it. You're always welcome!

I enjoyed reading about you! Congrats on your well deserved award. Your blog is fabulous.

Have a blessed day.
~Warmly, Melissa :)

Kristen said...

Ooh! Thank you! Umm...I would love to know more about the student apartments...must make for some good blogging :)

The Blonde Duck said...

Popped in from SITS to say hi!

Samsmama said...

Thanks so much, Dreamgirl!

I'm with Kristen...this living arrangement you have is very intriguin. And a 40 foot tree? Wow. I bet that's a sight!

M said...

Så herlig! og modig ærlig...

Les Cotrions said...

Congrats on your award! I hope you are feeling better! Thanks to the award, now I can know you in a better way!
Take care!

Alicia said...

i'm so right there with you on the vasectomy, the chocolate, and well... a lot of them! thanks for coming by, aleada's here getting her clean on and i think i'm gonna go take a nap! GLORIOUS!!

Bentley Boutique said...

Enjoyed reading about the 10 things! I have noticed the country music and Tulsa connection - I have family there and that's all they listen to, even the teens.

Som mine dager er said...

Well YOU crack ME up! This is truly hilarious reading. Love it.

Det er alltid samme frydefulle følelse å komme hit inn hos deg. Lener meg framover og smilet er på plass før jeg begynner å lese. Du er rett og slett hæli'.

Klem fra Marit

Mama Mel said...

OMG! I can't believe you met Aha! That is so cool! I was soooo in love with the lead singer (I think his name was Morton). I even sent them a letter and they sent me some cheesy brochure... Congrats on the award!

Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day! Have a great day! :)

Gracie said...

Hello Dreamgirl
I am so sorry you are not feeling well.Congrats on the award,its great to get to know you better...I'd kill for chocolate too....Thank you so much for passing on this award,I'm honored.
I'll follow up with this tonight,for I am exhausted,...I have been up for 36 hours,my daughter just had a baby boy,and I was with her the whole time,I need sleep.Thanx again,talk to you tomorrow.

Bev said...

Wow, great list! I'm still trying to wrap my mind around #5. You go, girl!

Maya said...

Hope you feel better soon! Me too..., never go to bed until early morning hours..., but I sleep late. So that's good.

Tania @ Larger Family Life said...

Congratulations on your award. I hope you feel much better soon.

Tania (visiting from SITS)

Farmgirl Paints said...

Congrats on your award. I loved your list, especially about you and your husband. That's wonderful. Have a great evening.

caren said...

Thanks for sharing - that was great! So funny! I was born in Oklahoma - I still don't like country western music!

Christine said...

Congrats on the award!

I am impressed at the nursing home purchase... sounds so adventurous! I am sure that makes for a lot of interesting stories!

Amos said...

Your American friends do not think you are nuts about turning the nursing home into apartments. We think you are VERY SMART!!!!!

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