Sunday, February 10, 2013

Many Distant Miles Away

     The title of this post was taken from the song Medicine Man by Pantera.

      In an attempt to do better about writing everyday I'm using an idea I found on this blog. This lady posted a list of things that she wanted her kids to know about her. I thought it was a neat idea. There are 30 things on the list and I'll post about one of those everyday. The first thing on the list was to list 20 random facts about yourself.

1) I got married the first time at the age of 18, became a widow at age 31, 
and remarried at 33.

2) I have three very amazing children. Sebastian is 13, Tyler is 11 and Mason is 6. 
Are there more kids in my future...possibly.

3) I gave up soda as part of my get a little healthier plan for this year.
 It's now been 17 days since I've had a Diet Pepsi.

4) I'm a Special Education Teacher. I have two Masters Degrees and in April I start online classes from The Florida Institute of Technology for certification as a BCBA. I'm super excited!

5) I procrastinate a lot more than I should...that goes hand in hand with going to school right?

6) I am horrible at spelling. I always thought I just took after my dad, but then I realized that I learned to read through the whole language approach and not through learning phonics. 

7) I'm a pretty picky eater. I don't like my food to touch. I don't like mixing foods that don't sound like they should go together. For example cheesecake, who thought it was a good idea to put cheese and cake together. I just can't do it. I know many people love it, but I just can't.

8) I hate mayonnaise, this deserves a number of its own. Mayonnaise is evil.

9) After Mike passed away I began having panic attacks. I still have them.

10) I worry a lot about everything, but my biggest worry is that I'll never be good enough for the people who love me.

11) I have a very short attention span and I've worked really hard at finding ways to handle this.

12) I get up at 4:00 or 4:30 on most mornings. I love the quiet before chaos.

13) I have two brothers and a sister. All of our names start with M and have seven letters, Matthew, Melanie, Mandaly, Michael. 
Growing up we were the M & M kids.

14) Family is crazy important to me. My parents are my heros. I love them so incredibly much and have no idea what I would do without them. My sister is my BFF, and my brothers are amazing men. Oh the stories I could tell about them.

15) I met John online...gasp! 
I listened to someone the other day talk about how meeting people over the internet was a horrible idea and just shouldn't be done. Sometimes its a great idea.

16) I have a fear of heights but I love roller coasters. I really want to skydive one day.

17) I used to be the eternal optimist. My favorite thing to say when things weren't going as planned was 

"It will all work out because it has to."

 Life changes you and now I'm pretty cynical. 
One of my favorite quotes comes from the TV show House

"Wanting to believe the best about people doesn't make it true."

It's unreal how much I sound like Mike.

18) We have several pets. Tyler has a hamster named Gizmo, we have a Great Dane his name is Jasper, two cats Snoopy and Tres, and we have two rabbits Mo-Mo and Po. That sounds like a lot now that I read it.

19) My favorite video game is Dr. Mario, but I'm also pretty good at Guitar Hero.

20) I've learned that life is short and I shouldn't take things for granted. I've learned some things you will never get over and time does not heal all wounds. I've learned that despite all of that there is a way to find happiness. 


Beverly S. said...

WOW I REALLY enjoyed reading this blog post !!! Made me smile alot & I learned a few things I didn't know about you. ;)

Teri said...

I have 3 sisters and 2 brothers, all of our names contain 7 letters but start with different letters. But we have similar middle names. I still have an optimistic look at life, after becoming a widow, and believe that all things happen for a reason - not always sure what the reason is, but I go along with it.