Day Five: Ten Things About Me

I was just thinking about a post I saw once on someone’s blog and it was 100 things about them! I’ve been have trouble with the 10, so without further ado…

1) I’ve had chronic insomnia since I was 13 years old. I only sleep in 30-45 minute increments and never more than 3.5 to 4 hours total. No one’s ever figured out why.

2) I also haven’t slept in my bed in over 2 years. My oldest dog was very sick for a while and I was always having to check on him, so I slept on the couch and I just never went back, lol.

3) I go to the movies almost every week and I never pay out of pocket. When friends or family ask me what I want for birthdays and holidays, I ask for movie gift cards. Weekend movies before noon are discounted, so I make them last a long time.

4) I grew up in a very rural area. We lived in a log cabin that my parents built and went without electricity and running water for over a year when we first moved in…I don’t miss it at all. 🙂

5) I changed my first, middle, and last names when I was 23. Apparently, I picked my new name well, because within 6 months, none of my coworkers could remember my old name!

6) I’ve been vegan since 1995 when I almost died from salmonella poisoning.

7) I’ve also worked at the same company since 1995. When I tell people that, they look at me as if I’ve grown another head.

8) I’ve written at least one letter a week since I was 18.

9) I was in ballet for almost 8 years. Because of this, my big toes stick up and wear holes in the tops of all my shoes, lol.

10) I was also in gymnastics as a child and broke my collarbone on the balance beam during a competition.

Kickin’ It Old Skool: Time Capsule

Time capsules are fun – we actually have a huge one at work that’s due to be opened in 8113!

As for my little time capsule of December 2, 2013, read on…

1) What are you reading?

I’ve just finished my annual rereading of Into The Wild by John Krakauer, so no new book yet.  However, as it is Monday, I always read Henry Hikes to Fitchburg by D.B. Johnson at the start of the week.  It’s a children’s book about “two friends who have very different approaches to life.”  It reminds me that I can accomplish the things that I want, and still remember to breathe and enjoy my time along the way.  Very cool book.

2) What are you watching?

I’m currently caught up in my Sherlock Holmes geekery, so I’ve been watching Elementary every night to catch up on all the episodes I’ve missed.  I must say though that the best thing I’ve watched today is my dogs sleeping.  They were snoring in unison and then my beagle had some sort of chasing dream where he moved his paws like he was running and make the cutest little ‘woofs.’  Ah, the things I do at 4am!

3) What are you listening to?

I usually just leave my ipod on shuffle during my morning walks, but today it was all Foo Fighters, all the time.  I’m still singing “The Best of You.”

4) What are you loving?

My sister – Christmas is her favorite holiday and she sent me an e-mail this morning about wrapping paper and planning a visit before the holiday.  Her enthusiasm is so beautiful.

5) What are you wearing?

Grey long sleeved t-shirt, jeans, tennis shoes, my claddagh, and my glasses.  When I go outside, I’ll be much more bundled.  🙂

6) What are you creating?

I just finished a journal, so I’m breaking in a new one over the next few days…creating collages, collecting quotes and pictures, selecting a postcard from my collection for the front cover to make it feel more like me.  I’m also drafting designs for a cross-stich bookmark for my mother; it’s early days on that though.

7) What are you looking forward to?

My (slightly rainy) lunchtime walk with my dogs, the quiet during my journaling session, my Christmas baking weekend (a bunch of friends asked for goodies this year), my sister’s visit in a few weeks.

Have a great day everyone!