Today's My 100th Post~FUN!

In keeping with what seems to be a tradition when you hit your 100th post~please allow me to share 100 things about myself...I only hope I can keep your attention!

1. I am first and foremost a child of God! I asked Jesus to be my Saviour when I was eight years old. Without Christ in my life I'm sure I would be a crabby old lady BUT since He is in my life I can honestly report that I am a joyfully happy old lady!
2. I am a daddy's girl through and through.
3. I come from a small family~I have only one brother who is 4 1/2 years older than me~much smarter than me~better looking than me~but that's okay because I had mom and dad wrapped around my little finger ;o)
4. When I hurt myself, like on my hand, I kiss it to make it feel better~trust me, it helps!
5. When I hold my drink, whether it be a glass, cup or can of soda, I hold my pinkie out. Don't know why~just do!
6. I love playing Tetris! I'm really good at it too and I challenge anybody to take me on!
7. I made up a joke once and I think it is funny, but nobody else does! Tell me what you think~
What are God's favorite kind of cookies? Do you give up yet? He likes~drum roll please~ Gloreos! Get it! Glory and Oreos put together! Okay, okay, maybe it's not that funny, but I laugh every time I tell it. Sad, but true!
8. Some of my favorites are: color-BLUE, Christian group-4Him, flower-Snapdragons, drink-NOS or Diet Mt. Dew, restaurant-Romano's Macaroni Grill, number-7, candy-Lindt truffles.
9. I love to have my back scratched and thankfully I have three kids and a husband that are willing to scratch for several minutes at a time! I let them take turns~aren't I sweet?
10. I love Donny Osmond and will probably one day marry him! I'm not sure he knows this yet.
11. I have been fortunate to travel to many different places such as: Switzerland, Isle of Wight, England, Germany, France, Liechtenstein and can't forget Illinois! Seriously, I love travelling and am thankful the opportunities I've had.
12. I love collecting Noah's Ark things. I even used to have 2 dogs, 2 cats, 2 fish, and 2 toads. But one by one they started dying off so now I just stick to fake ones!
13. I love my friends...and I do mean love my friends! I'm not afraid to tell them I love them either. My bestest friend (besides my hubby) is Karen. We have our own language, we laugh at inappropriate times together, we act silly together, we take road trips together and we are total opposites. She is tall and thin. She is organized. She is a great cook. She keeps her house tidy. And she loves me anyway! I need to write a post on how we became bestest friends!
14. I love more than anything to laugh! My old pastor used to tell me he knew I was always listening because sometimes I would be the only one that laughed when he told a funny during a sermon! I told him nobody else laughed because they weren't that funny!
15. Speaking of which, my husband loves to make me laugh and will do anything, even if he looks foolish, just to hear me laugh! Sometimes I am sitting in the van and he will come out of a store and will skip or dance his way to the van and people look at him like he's a lunatic! I just smile and tell them that he just got out of the hospital ;o)
16. Okay, I'll try to make some short ones now....My name is Amy Diane. I was named after a soap star from The Secret Storm.
17. I have two daughters and one son~we adopted all three~and yes, they were all siblings!
18. I always pictured myself with two sons for some reason. I don't know why. But I am thrilled to have girls and a son! They are a perfect match for my husband and I. Our middle child looks just like my hubby!
19. I love them more than anything, even my dog! They often ask me if I was sad that I never had a baby and I always tell them that if I did have babies I would have wanted them as baby, but I couldn't be happier than I am right now!
20. This is randon, but I love to put Milk Duds on my popcorn at the movies! And I could eat popcorn for breakfast, lunch and dinner!
21. As a little girl I climbed up in our tree house with a handful of pennies. I inched my way out to sit on a branch and for some stupid reason I decided to jump. I threw back my head and tossed the pennies in my mouth. In doing so I fell and I swallowed a couple of pennies. DUMB!
22. I mentioned 4Him earlier, but they are just my all time favorite group. I never tire of their songs and I listen to them everyday! They keep me lifted up!
23. I will admit that I own cd's by Andy Gibb, The Bee Gees, The Bay City Rollers, The Brady Bunch (stop laughing!), The Monkees and of course anything Donny Osmond that I can find! And I do listen to all of them.
24. I also LOVE listening to Pachabel's Canon in D Major and had it played while my bridesmaids were walking down the aisle. Even if you don't like classical you oughta give it a try!
25. I also love to rock out and even my kids complain that I have the music too loud...LOL!
26. I love the drums! I have no musical ability whatsoever, but if I could play I would be a drummer for sure. I tried to get my son interested in them, but he's rather sing all the time.
27. I don't believe in luck, but I am pretty lucky! I win alot of things. Nothing big like a car or anything, but I have won video games, car parts (that I sell for $), cool jackets, just little things like that! But just because I win doesn't mean that I could go to Vegas and gamble and win~I am smarter than that!
28. For our honeymoon my in-laws offered to send us on a cruise or to California (where my husband lived until he was 16). I chose California because I wanted to see where my hubby lived, went to church, his schools, stuff like that! Now when he talks about his childhood I can picture him at all these places!
29. While I love to laugh I sure can cry very easily~sob, in fact. If I see a few seconds of a nature show where some animal is being killed or something sad like that I start bawling. I know it is nature, but it's just SO sad! And yes, I do feel the same way about children~even more so!
30. Are you bored yet? This oughta do it~while I'm not the most organized person I do so enjoy having my dvds and cds in alphabetical order! It's just easier!
31. Ben Hur was written in my hometown. There's even a little museum and everything~and I've never been to see it nor have I seen the movie!
32. I love pineapple the most and then bananas. And the two together is yummy also!
33. I am the Chums director in Awana and have been for 4 years now. Chums are 3rd and 4th grade girls and they are still so sweet at this age. I love them very much!
34. When I was in second grade I really liked a boy named Billy! He was the new kid in class and he had the biggest blue eyes. At recess I couldn't resist~while he was playing basketball I went up to him and turned him around and kissed him! He looked suprised and turned around and started playing basketball again!!
35. I found a kid's toothbrush that had a giraffe on it~you guess it~I bought it for me!
36. When we went to Cereal City in Michigan I had my bulldogs picture taken to put on the front of Frosted Flakes! It's really cute! Oh yeah, the rest of my family is on there too.
37. Not being able to walk and move much I tend to have a lot of energy so I bounce my leg alot and drive everybody crazy! Hey, sometimes that all the exercise I get people!
38. I got arthritis when I was 10 years old. It started out with my wrist hurting and then moved from one joint to the next. My folks took me to Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago for my diagnosis. They cried all the way home....I didn't understand exactly so I thought that I was going to die...but I'm still here!
39. I was on crutches for all four years of high school. It was a pain because back in the olden days we didn't have backpacks so I had to carry my books the old fashioned way!
40. BUT if I didn't have arthritis I would have never married my hubby or had my three wonderful children SO I am thankful that I have it because I wouldn't want any other husband (besides Donny) or three other children!!
41. Have you noticed how much I "talk". I'm really not that way in real life~I am much more of a listener. I do know how to be quiet I promise. I like being there for anyone that just needs to let loose.
42. I can keep a secret better than anyone! If you tell me something private the only one I will share it with is the Lord if I am praying about it!
43. I still love to watch Little House on the Prairie! I loved the books as a child and still get them out once in awhile if I want some very easy reading.
44. My first car was a silver Ford Fairmont with red interior. I was so thankful I didn't have to ride the bus anymore!
45. I sound like a little girl on the phone. Alot of times when people call they ask me if my mother is home...I ask them if they would like her phone number!
46. I used to be a stickler for having a schedule and sticking to it~but my hubby is the exact opposite. I have learned to fly by the seat of my pants and not worry about the little things so much. There has been many times where we have had do drop everything and travel to another state to do business. I now think of it as a new adventure and try to absorb every detail of it and enjoy being with my man!
47. Our dog has learned to do the same! She probably travels more with us than our own children do. Right now my hubby and Wensley are coming back from Minnesota! Spoiled dog!
48. When I was a real little thing, like before I discovered Donny, I adored Steve McQueen! I thought he was the dreamiest!
49. When I was a much older thing, like after I discovered Donny, I adored Brad Pitt! I think he is the dreamiest! But I don't like it that he split with his wife...but I don't know the true story so I still think he is yummy!
50. WooHoo! We're half way there! Speaking of half...I try to cut my portions in half, except for veggies!
51. I have always loved kids and I started babysitting when I had just turned 10! I even babysat newborns then...can you believe that? But I was very responsible and knew what I was doing...promise, I did! Otherwise why would so many moms ask me to sit? I loved every minute of it!
52. I can't sing a lick, but love to anyway...and loudly!
53. I'm scared of balloons and clowns.
54. I'm not scared of spiders or heights.
55. Feeding the giraffes at Binder Park Zoo was a dream come true for me! The giraffes even gave you kisses~wet~but still a kiss!
56. I am a people watcher. Maybe I've seen you somewhere!
57. I have a niece and a nephew that was born on my birthday~August 7th! How fun is that?!
58. I weighed 8 lbs. 6 ounces and was 18 1/2 inches long when I was born. What a chunk!
59. I have gone to East Side Baptist Church since I was eight years old. I love my church!
60. I have a bil, sil, two nephews and two neices that are adopted! In fact, one of my nephews looks more like his mom and dad than their biological children do!
61. I've never had a speeding ticket, but I did get a ticket several years ago when I forgot to put back on my seatbelt...bummer!
62. When I played Barbies with my friend's I used to use my Donny Osmond album covers for the bedroom walls! C'mon, you know you did it too!
63. I started my period right before I came down with arthritis. But I never developed anywhere else until I was a senior. I think that maybe the stress might have been the cause of starting at such a young age.
64. I'm not very creative, but I do enjoy painting little shelves or little boxes~something simple.
65. I have been told I am very patient. I know I try my best to be, but sometimes.....
66. My grandma was from the deep, deep south and dipped snuff. I thought she was such a cool grandma the way she could spit! I soon realized how nasty it was, but she was still a cool grandma. I sleep under a quilt all year long that she made just for me!
67. I'm not a great cook, but my family loves my stromboli and my chicken and noodles.
68. I prefer to be barefoot, but when I wear shoes I can only wear tenny bops. I have many pairs and to make it fun I have all kinds of fun colors!
69. I try to have fun no matter what my circumstances. When I had my fingers replaced I had a really cool splint with wires coming out of each finger. It was around the 4th of July so I bought little tiny flags and glued them on to each wire! Hey, you might as well have a little fun with it!
70. I love going to waterparks! Floating on the lazy river with my husband is the best! And I do like to go down the slides with him too!
71. After we realized that God wanted us to adopt we were parents within 2 1/2 months!
72. I love watermelon sorbet at Cold Stone Creamery and we finally got one close to us!
73. I also collect dolls. I love Thumbelina and have many, but I also love character dolls. I purchased this doll collection when I was on the Isle of Wight. They were made by ladies that were over 70 years old.
74. I am a flipper. What I mean is when I have the remote I flip, flip, flip!
75. I can say the alphabet backwards~again, I don't have many talents. Sadly enough I consider this a talent!
76. I don't like feet! I think they are gross and I don't like to touch them...not even my own. Which by the way if I do have an itch on my foot and I scratch it...well, it tickles! I didn't think it was possible to tickle yourself, but I do.
77. I've recently discovered banana peppers and think they are awesome! I love them on pizza and even in my salads. Try 'em!
78. I love The LOTR trilogy, the very first Star Wars, and Raiders of the Lost Ark! I hear they are making a new Raiders!
79. I also love While You Were Sleeping, Sleepless in Seattle and A Walk To Remember.
80. I have a hard time throwing things away, but boy when I get in the mood to clean!! Let's just say that I can fill our local Goodwill up good! And what's sad is my mom loves Goodwill and has bought some of the stuff I donated!
81. I'm forty two years old and I am just now getting my wisdom teeth!
82. I graduated high school in 1982. I did not go on to college. Four years of being on crutches and I was just wiped out. I managed to get off them and got a job as a secretary for my future FIL! My hubby also worked there too so I loved the fringe benefits ;o)
83. I don't like to watch football...sorry!
84. I had just turned 20 when I got married in 1984! My oldest is now 20 and I look at her and realize how young and naive I was! I don't think I could handle her getting married quite yet.
85. I have bionic knees, bionic elbows, bionic shoulders and one bionic hand! Soon to get two bionic hips...but I am probably the slowest bionic person you'll ever meet ;o)
86. Hey, does anybody remember the Six Million Dollar Man~Lee Majors? Well, he is my Aunt Becky's first cousin. I have never met him, but he has been to their place many times to go hunting with my Uncle George. I know, I know, this isn't about me, but I'm running out of stuff!
87. I have met John Stamos, Richard Marx, Micky Dolenz, lots of christian artists, Mario Andretti (he signed my crutches!) and a few other famous, but not so much people.
88. I would like to meet......you! Yeah, don't look around...I'm talking to you!
89. I love to sleep in the car! Sometimes that's the best sleep I ever get.
90. I wish I could ride a bike again. I do miss that more than anything. Maybe I should get a motorcycle, what do you think?
91. I was in 4H when I was little and loved the cooking part...hated the sewing!
92. My wedding dress was a size 6...Sigh!
93. I was typically friends with guys most of my life, but now that I have Karen I just love getting together with all my girlfriends! We like to meet at one house and bring our favorite cookie recipes. We spend the day baking and then we all have a huge plate of cookies to take home to the rest of the family!
94. My mouth is always dry so I chew alot of sugarless gum.
95. And I am good at drinking alot of water too!
96.When I dream I am never disabled! I love to dream!!!
97. Even though I stink at it now my favorite subject all through school was math. I have a hard time helping the kids with their homework. They don't do it like we used to.
98. I also love collecting miniatures! I just love tiny, tiny things. The other day my son came running in from the shop and showed me a tiny little wrench~it was the cutest thing!
99. I will take this time to say thank you for reading this far! You are either a really good friend or a glutton for punishment. Whichever you are I say Thanks!
100. I want you all to know that I read your posts faithfully. I love laughing with you, I even cry with you, I learn from you and I pray for all of you. Even though you really don't know me you all are very important to me. I just wanted you to know that.


Southern Girl said...

Congratulations on the big 100!! That was such fun reading your list -- I feel like I know you much better now. :) We have quite a few things in common, but definitely not that math as favorite subject thing! I was terrible at it! *g*

Happy New Year!

Linds said...

Great post, and now I know you better too! Congratulations!

Pamela said...

Amy, I love that you have learned to fly by the seat of your pants. I love that you and your sweet hubby have such a great marriage and he makes you laugh. Through our friendship and blogging with you I know you bring joy and laughter into his life too! :)

I think it is wonderful that your have so many bionic parts and have retained such a sweet and optimistic outlook on life! I hope you dream and dream often girl...what a blessing those dreams must be!

I love the unconditional love you have for your family! Family is such a blessing and your kids sound like angels!

Thanks so much for being such a good friend. Wishing you and your lovely family a blessed year filled with love, laughter and treasured moments to remember with your Dad. :)

Michelle said...

Congrats on your 100 post! I didn't realize that was the thing to do when I reached mine, so it passed without fanfare LOL

It's been fun reading others' list though - yours included - thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

congrats on your 100th -- I had fun doing my list...

I LOVE tetris too! I could play that all day long.

Blessings, and happy new year!

Anonymous said...

Im browing blogs of people who have signed mine during Thursday 13.

Sorry that 4HIM broke up this year..That was a great list..Happy new year

Carol said...

You blessed me today with your positive outlook and upbeat spirit. I totally enjoyed reading all 100 items!

May God bless you throughout the coming year!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the big 100!!
LOL! On having your parents wrapped around your finger. That's how our 4yo is.

I would love to meet John Stamos, that is so cool.

I had fun reading through your list, you've got such a wonderful sense of humor.

Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year!

Chrystal said...

Wow! 100th post! And I have to say, you kept me riveted the whole time! My first time reading your post and I feel like I've known you forever! The milk duds and popcorn thing... i'll have to try that sometime. Thanks for stopping by!

Anonymous said...

I love these 100th post lists! I got so carried away blogging that I missed mine.

Oh, and how ironic... I stopped by to tag you!

You're it!