Monday, August 18, 2008

MEME - 6 Random Things About Me

I have been tagged by Tiffany of Southern Sass to do the 6 Random Things About Me ..meme.

Here are the rulz of the game...1. Link to the person who ‘tagged’ you!2. Post the rules on your blog!3. List 6 random facts about yourself!4. Tag 6 people at the end of your post!5. Let each person know they have been tagged by commenting on their blog!6. Let the tagger know the entry is posted on your blog!

I have posted so many things about myself it is going to be hard to find 6 more random things about me but I'll try.

1. When I was growing up in Santa Fe, NM it was about 85% hispanic. I was surrounded by the Spanish language and had every opportunity to learn and even took a class in school and yet never learned to speak Spanish. Mickey & I took a Spanish class at the Church we attended in 2003 and I really studied and worked at it but could not retain it. This is one of the regrets of my life.

2. I am one who takes very little medicine and therefore the slightest bit makes me talk really silly. When my first child was born I had a very long labor, over 30 hours, and by the time she finally came I was completely "out" from the gas they gave me. Consequently in rolling me from the delivery table, to the cart, to the bed I was sort of tangled in the sheets. Upon coming to in my room one of the first things I said was, "I feel like a mummy not a mommy!" Remember, I am just 12 days shy of being 17 years old!!!

3. I have lived in 4 states NM, CA, CO, OK and have been blessed to travel in all 50 states. The order of living in these 4 states has been: NM, CA, NM, CA, CO, OK, NM, OK.

4. Oklahoma has a very large Indian population and is home to the 7 civilized tribes. When we first moved here in 1964 the schools would have the children fill out a report whether they had any Indian blood in them. For about 3 years straight our young daughters, who were 9 & 8 when we moved here, would come home saying, "Are you SURE we don't have any Indian blood in us?". They felt slighted that they didn't.

5. I have never been concerned about growing older. I am sure this is because of having such a wonderful, energetic father who was 52 years old when I was born. I think growing older is an honor and something that should be done gracefully and without shame or regret. I think our society has been sold a bill of goods, mostly by the advertising industry, that aging is something to be dreaded or denied. I try to disspell this notion every chance I get. Like here!!!!! Even the Bible says " "The hoary (gray) head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness." Proverbs 16:31

6. I have worshiped and been active in 9 different "denominations" over my lifetime: Disciples of Chirst, Southern Baptist, Independant Baptist, Bible Church, Vineyard Fellowship, 3 Non-denominational- Oasis of Love, Church on the way, Our Finest Hour and now attend Assembly of God. I am thankful God has seen fit to do this in my life because it has given me a picture of the True Church which is made up of believers of ALL because it has nothing to do with the church we attend, or the denomination, but our relationship with the Head of the Church, Our Savior and Lord, Jesus.

Here are my 6 choices to participate: Leeanne, Bob, Groovy, Bev, Lisa, Sue. Please leave me a comment and let me know when and if you participate.

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17 comments:

Tiffany said...

Thank you for doing this. I did learn a little something about you. I also have grown up in several denominations. Asembly of God, Methodist, Baptist, Apostolic Penticostal,and I attended Catholic churches sparatically through out the years. My mom's family is Catholic and I attended mass with my ex-boyfriend/highschool sweetheart for about two or three years. We talked about marriage and his parents wanted me to convert and agree to raise our children Catholic,as well. I am attending Faith Baptist Church with my husband and children. It's been a good home for us. My hubby was raised in the Baptist church, so I go where he goes. But, I feel comfortable anywhere the spirit of God is real and I can learn and grow. I want to be where the scripture is the core of worship, not a message with a morale to the story, ect. But, I have enjoyend getting to experience different types of worship- be it quiet and reverant, or loud and joyful with lots of singing, claping and raising of hands! What do you think you've taken away from experiencing different denominations?

Penless Thoughts said...

Tiffany, To answer your question...what I said in my post that all that matters is that we BELIEVE in Jesus as the Christ and that his death, burial and resurrection is ALL that is needed. Secondly, that we should be flexible and never think we have all the answers but be open to letting God change us, as he will when we are ready for it and will let him.
Susan

groovyoldlady said...

Okaaayyyyy. My meme will be up by supper time today.

Where'd you get that "NoBama" banner; I want one!

Susie said...

Hi Susan,
loved learning a bit more about you!
I share your feelings about growing older. It has never worried me.
Spanish would be quite beneficial to know here in CA. Our grandchildren are learning it in school.
Have a wonderful week!
hugs))

Kitty said...

I thought your "mummy" comment was cute!! I have said some silly things during child birth too, but I can't blame medication. I was just loopy from exhaustion and pain!! =)

Barbara said...

Always interesting to read these Meme's, although I have just 'passed' on the one that was sent to me.
Sorry to read of your sinus problem, hope you are well soon.
Happy walking.

It's All Good! said...

I loved #6. I'm just realizing how true that is!
Where in CO did you live?
I enjoyed that, thanks for sharing.
God bless,
Brenda :)

weavermom said...

I had forgotten you were so young when your first was born! I had no drugs and

Enjoyed this post! :)

Kansas Bob said...

Interesting read Susan! Not counting 2 months of boot camp in South Carolina and army duty in New Mexico I have lived in 4 different states as well - New York, Texas, New Jersey, Texas (again) and Kansas.

I posted my meme at my place - thanks for the tag.

Kansas Bob said...

Link didn't make it.. here is where I posted my meme:

http://kansasbob.blogspot.com/2008/08/six-more-random-things-about-me.html

diana said...

always fun to learn more about you. thanks for sharing.

you need to figure out how to make that little lady bug move. that will help with the motivation and we all want to see it moving down it's merry way =)

Danielle said...

That's pretty cool about the 9 denominations thing. With me, I can count 4-
Greek Orthodox, Baptist, spirit-filled and one non-denominational church (which was more like Baptist, they just didn't want to admit they were Baptist).

Mary@notbefore7 said...

During a time we were trying to find a church family, we felt much of the same...it was so great to see God working in the lives of so many, even if it was "different" than what we were used to.

Lori said...

I had to laugh and smile when you said you felt like a mummy instead of a mommy.

Because to tell you the truth...I felt like I was all twisted in the bed sheets too...and couldn't do much about it. I felt like a twisted mess myself after 2 days of labor..I was deliriously tired and exhausted.

Humble wife said...

I like learning more about you! My grandparents were 50 and 40 when they had my mother, so I agree with you...about growing old.

I have lived in CA, OK, and now NM kind of neat huh?
Jennifer

Lisa said...

Hey Susan...
Thanks...
Alrighty, then...

'Tis Posted...

ttyl..Lisa

Momma Roar said...

Fun! I don't know if I realized you had traveled to all 50 states - WOW! I've been to less than 10 - but we've got a trip in the works for winter that will get me to a new state! :)

I think it would be fun if you did some random posts on those trips - like just listing 1 thing that you loved from each state perhaps ... just an idea! :D