Thursday, February 08, 2007

I've got writer's block, so I'm giving this a try. Plus, Peter, over at the Tutu Boutique, tagged me to share things about myself. So here's my very first Thursday Thirteen: Things you may or may not know about little old me.

1. I use to be musically inclined. Once upon a time, I played the flute, piccolo and piano. I still have my flute and regret I never play it from time to time. It'll take some work to remember how to read music.

2. I was a geeky marching band member. Not just playing flute, oh no, I took it one step further and twirled flags and rifles in high school.

3. I have been married four 3 years (oops, brain fart, had to correct it).

4. I have two kids ages 2 1/2 and 1. Yes, we've been busy!

5. I love where I live (Phoenix suburb in AZ). It currently is 80 degrees F outside! Sure summers get to be 100+, but we can cool off in the swimming pool.

6. I could eat cereal morning, noon and night.

7. Some of my favorite cereals include Total Raisin Bran, Fruit Loops and Lucky Charms.

8. In high school, my best friend and her dad nicknamed me Sapo Verde (green frog). Not sure why or how that came about.

9. I once wanted to go into the air force and become an astronaut.

10. Instead, I became a teacher. Over 11 years, I taught 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 6th grades, including second language learners (usually from Mexico and Latin America, but a few from Tonga, Vietnam and Somalia).

11. I stopped teaching to be a SAHM when Ian was born. I miss teaching and will definitely return once Ian and Laurel are in school full time.

12. I'm extremely shy. Even once I know people really well, I tend to be on the quiet side. I'm a really good listener.

13. I wish I had time to garden. I love the feel of dirt in my hands!

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Elizabeth said...

I wish that we could garden together... that'd be AWESOME!

Kurt said...

Ditto on the cereal. Love it!

Not so much on the gardening, though. :)

Heidi said...

Wow, I didn't know we were so much a like...piccolo, flute and piano here too. I've been wanting to dust off my flute lately too.

Been married 4 years too and well I love to garden!

Kelli in the Mirror said...

So glad for you that you liked teaching! Public school was SO not for me. I know what I do now is teaching but it doesn't feel the same at all.
And I love Lucky Charms too!

carrie said...

Ummmmmm, Lucky Charms! :)


Rachel said...

I don't like you anymore. It's 29 degrees here and sleeting.

Lady M said...

This was fun to read! I've traveled to Phoenix (actually Tempe) a bunch for work, and love how it feels in the winter. Lucky you! Summers though, I must admit I was grateful to the relentless office air conditioning.

I'm also a piano player and love Lucky Charms. Not so good with plants though. The only green thing in our house is a silk plant.

Knitting Maniac said...

I am SOOOO with you on eating cereal morning, noon, and night. Yummy...