Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Unexpected Facts About Me

Saw these questions a few weeks back and, once again, thought they would make for a fun blog post.  Guess you can decide if they are "unexpected" or not. ~grin~

Unexpected facts about me that may surprise you:
 Favorite animal? 
I'm not really an animal lover but if I had a favorite, it would be a Goldendoodle.  And, if  I could just have one when I wanted it, I'd have one.  ~I'm not sure that made any sense~

 How old were you when you got married? 
We married on June 6th and I was 19 on July 29th.  That seems better than saying I was 18. ~chuckle~

 How many proms did you go to?
Believe it or not, I NEVER attended a prom and I am living proof that you can live over it and never even feel like you missed anything. 

 Did you make good grades in school?
I made average grades and again, I'm proof that you can thrive being average. ~grin~ 

 Do you like to read?
I do .  3 of my favorite authors are Francine Rivers, Karen Kingsbury and John Grisham

 What was your first job?
Being a checker at the local Kroger grocery store when I was 16.

 What was your first car? 
Well, it was "our" car, a red Pontiac Firebird with a white vinyl top
 Where did you grow up? 
I spent my growing up years in Arkansas, Louisiana and Virginia

 Did you live in the city or the country? 
Except for one house, we always lived in the city

 Do you believe in ghosts? 
No, never had any reason to

 Do you make your bed everyday? 
Indeed, can't start my day without a made bed.  I might not fluff it with the decorative pillows every day, but it is made

 Are you messy? 
I may be a lot of things but messy is NOT one of them!  I'm neat to a fault!

 What’s your least favorite chore? 
Unloading the dishwasher, especially the glasses as they always hold water on the bottom of them.  Soooo aggravating!

 What's your favorite number? 
Hummm.....don't have one but I do prefer even numbers

 What is your dream job? 
Doing what I do......wife, mother, grandmother, caregiver and friend

 If you could, would you go back to school? 
I sure would, I've always regretted not finishing college

 Things people do that annoy you?
Not being punctual
Acting like their cell phone is the most important thing on earth
Not doing what they say they will do when they say they will do it
And, the list could go on but I'll stop here ~grin~

 Do you talk to yourself? 
On occasion, especially if I'm aggravated

 Do you like doing puzzles? 
Not particularly but I know they are good exercise for our brain

 Favorite restaurant?
Hummm........I have several favorites........Olive Garden, Outback, a couple of our local dives to name a few

 Favorite fast food? 
I guess I would have to say Sonic since it's about the only fast food I ever get.  I will run through and get a mini order of their popcorn chicken and a cherry/vanilla Diet Dr. Pepper and I'm "good to go."  I probably do this once a month.

 Have any health issues? 
Oh, I feel so fortunate that I can say NO at this point and I pray I can say that for a lot longer.

 Something you loved playing with growing up? 
Hula hoop, slinky and frisbee - guess that really ages me

 Have you been hunting? 
The first year that Hubby and I were married I decided that I would go hunting with him.  We went squirrel hunting.  He put me beside a tree and told me to just sit there, be very quiet and watch for a squirrel.  Well, it didn't take long for me to decide that it was NOT for me.  I mean, be quiet and sit and watch.  No, I don't think so and I've never gone again.

 Are you friends with people who don’t have the same views? 
Well, I don't base my friendship on a person having my same view for sure.  But, if we are polar opposites in our way of thinking, a close friendship will not likely develop anyway.

 Do you think there is more love or evil in this world? 
 I'm not sure but I do know that evil generally makes so much more noise than love that love often gets the backseat.  What a shame!

 Do you stand up for yourself?
I do and try to be very nice when I do but if you push my buttons just right I might not be so nice. ~just being truthful~
 Are you a parent? 
Yes of an awesome son and daughter who are 2 years and 9 months apart. Our son is 43 and our daughter is 40.

 (If yes) Whats the most annoying thing about being a parent? 
At this stage it's not really annoying, it's just a fact that "once a parent, always a parent" and you never stop being concerned about them.  And, always wanting the best for them, for them to make wise decisions and to always seek God's will for their lives.

 What’s the best part of being a parent? 
Sharing the special bond between parent and child. 

 Are you married? 
Yes, 48 years this past June

 (If yes) How did you and your spouse meet? 
At church a very, very long time ago.

 How many kids did you plan on having? 
I don't know if we ever discussed it but I knew after we had a boy and a girl that two was a big plenty. ~smile~

 Are you a procrastinator? 
NOT IN THE LEAST!  In fact, I try and want to be one step ahead of the game and take care of as much as I possibly can ahead of time.

 What’s a feature you get complimented on the most? 
My  hair and smile

 What are people’s first impression of you? 
That I enjoy people, have a big heart, love to laugh and have a big laugh to prove it.

 Are you a strong person?
Oh, indeed I am!  I have had to put on my "big girl panties" quite a few times in my 67 years and face the situation "head on."  The good Lord has always given me the strength I needed just as I needed it.  He never fails!

These were fun questions for me to answer and hopefully fun answers for you to read.

Lea @ CiCis Corner
Lea @ CiCis Corner

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!


  1. What a fun little read! I am weird about loving even numbers too and having an even number of kids was definitely why I added number 4. Now I want to go try a cherry/vanilla DDP..I've gotten that with diet coke but never dried with DP. Hope you have a super day!

  2. Oops....logged into the wrong account! It's me!:)

  3. This was a fun post for us to read and it seemed to be fun for you to answer as well. Not being punctual is also one of my biggest hang ups. Nope, can't see you sitting, watching and being quiet as required for hunting. Funny!

  4. What a fun and interesting post, Lea!
    Having never met you face to face,I could see those as your answers.
    I could relate to so many of your answers, we are some what much of the same, especially when it comes to organization and being on top of things.
    I too can not start my day unless my bed is made up. I do not know how people can live with an unmade bed and a messy home. We are all so different though.

    So enjoyed my visit here with you today ~

  5. Our God is an awesome God, for sure!! These were fun to read!

  6. I loved "You can thrive being average"; so true! My pet peeve is when I step in someone's gum. So gross and annoying. These were fun and good to know.

  7. Fun facts about you, lots of them I already knew and are the same for me. People not being punctual is one of mine "don't likes"! I have friends who are NEVER on time and that is just a known fact. Have a blessed day dear friend, and thanks for sharing! HUGS!

  8. You’re so awesome! Same here, neat to a fault, love punctuality and always make our bed. Neatness and organization feels so good. This was fun! xo

  9. Very interesting questions and answers, which I could have answered similarly. Our children are close in age and about the same distance apart. We married a year in age apart. I was also a cashier at age 16, but it wasn’t my first job. If there were a Sonic in my corner, I’m sure that I’d enjoy that meal and beverage. 🙂

  10. Awesome post Lea. I am happy to read more bout you. Have a Blessed Thanksgiving

  11. Late to the party, as usual! Great answers to all of these questions. I could have answered many of these questions with very similar answers. I hope Thanksgiving was blessed!

  12. So much fun to read this post and learn more about you, Lea!!

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