As I’ve been going through my digital files, I realized one of the things I have loved about blogging from the beginning is how a reader can connect with someone they would have never met in daily life and actually get to know them. All through the internet.
On one of my previous blogs, I hit 100 posts and made a 100 things about me post. I’m not going to reprint this in one fell swoop, but I thought you might find some of it interesting.
I used to be funny. Maybe that’s arrogant. Here, try this…my former self makes my present self laugh.
Now you just think I’m weird. You’re right.
Also, I did actually pass 100 posts here on this blog. It just happened when I wasn’t looking and I didn’t feel like it deserved much fanfare this time. Perspectives kind of change overtime. And with that I would like to make a note here about these getting to know me type posts that show up in the “Me” category:
This blog isn’t really about me. This blog is about the life I live serving the God I love. You will see a lot of me around (*cough*title*cough*), but what this blog is really about is a life created to be uniquely mine. I choose to share my struggles, my victories and my questions (well, one day I hope to be brave enough for this one) here with the prayer that God will use what He is doing in my life to touch the life of someone else. In the way that only He can, bringing the right words to the right heart at the right time.
So really, it is not about me. It’s deeper than that.
Oh, and just in case you’re thinking “dude, it’s just a blog!” Do not worry, no big ego-head here. I still wash dirty diapers, dishes, and laundry everyday. I just do it with a tiara now.
And now is the part of the post where I change my mind and go ahead and actually post all 100 things with a wee bit of editing…ahem.
1.Â Â Â My real name is Victoria.
2.Â Â Â My Mamaw said Victoria is too big a name for such a little girl, so she called me Vicki.
3.Â Â Â My Grandma has always called me Victoria until recently. She went straight to Vic. (Hi, Grandma!)
4.Â Â Â I have a sister who is 2 years and 11 days younger than me.Â I was born in March, she in April.
5.Â Â Â I have two cousins who are also 2 years and 11 days apart.Â One born in March, the other in April. Siblings.
6.Â Â Â My youngest two children are 2 years and 8 days apart, though if one of them had been born on their due dates, they would have been 2 years and 11 days apart. One in April, the other in May.Â Neat, huh?
7.Â Â Â I have a baby brother who is 3 years younger than me.
8.Â Â Â I still feel fiercely protective of my baby brother.Â Deal with it. â€“> She says to no one in particular.Â She likes to sound tough.Â She doesnâ€™t really like to use third person when referring to herself.Â She will stop.Â Right.Â Now.
9.Â Â Â I had a cat named Tom most of when I was growing up.Â He was an outside cat, but desperately wanted to be an inside cat.Â Every chance he got, he would try to dart past you into the house.Â And immediately hide or potty in a houseplant, of course.
10.Â Â Â We attempted to have a few dogs when I was little.Â I only remember Spitz and Scooby, though I couldnâ€™t tell you with 100% certainty what breed either of them were.Â Spitz was white and Scooby was golden.
11.Â Â Â The family that I now co-chair has attempted
three cats and two dogs I don’t even know how many cats and four dogs.Â We have three cats and one dog currently.
12.Â Â Â I like the IDEA of pets.Â The reality is too hairy and smelly for me.
13.Â Â Â I am married to an animal lover.
14.Â Â Â I met my husband when I was 10.
15.Â Â Â I married my husband when I was 19.
16.Â Â Â We got married on Sweetest Day.Â Awe, I know.
17.Â Â Â Andrew is my husband.
18.Â Â Â We only went on one official date.
19.Â Â Â His brother once asked me out.Â And I said yes.Â Iâ€™m pretty, 100% sure we were both joking.Â I look up to him as an older brother.Â Have for a long time.
20.Â Â Â I love my sister-in-law like a sister.
21.Â Â Â I am younger than my hubby by 1 year and 5 months.
22.Â Â Â I am not looking forward to 30 the closer it comes. (Update: It’s not so bad.)
23.Â Â Â I am the proud Mommy to
three four sweeties.Â Miss J is currently almost six (yes, it is an age, just ask her).Â The Little Man is four.Â And my baby Little Miss M is two.
24.Â Â Â My son told me today that he wanted me to change his name to Mud.Â Sigh.
25.Â Â Â I gave birth to this same son in our apartment with my husband.
26.Â Â Â When I was younger I had a personal cut-off age for having children.Â It was 32. (Update: Haha, nope.)
27.Â Â Â Iâ€™ve always wanted to adopt.Â Not internationally. (Update: Except that now internationally would be great, too.)
28.Â Â Â I am random.
29.Â Â Â I am creative.
30.Â Â Â My worst flaw is procrastination.
31.Â Â Â My best flaw is that I wear my heart on my sleeve.
32.Â Â Â I sometimes have a hard time concentrating on a conversation if I donâ€™t understand what is being talked about or if Iâ€™m not interested in the subject.
33.Â Â Â I am slow-witted.Â I leave conversations thinking of the quick comebacks I could have used.
34.Â Â Â I am mostly glad about that.Â It keeps me from running my mouth when I should keep it shut.
35.Â Â Â I love to write.
36.Â Â Â I love to blog.Â Yes, they are different.
37.Â Â Â Iâ€™m considering querying our local paper about authoring a column. (Update: Haha, nope.)
38.Â Â Â I doubt my talent.
39.Â Â Â I do have articles published online.
40.Â Â Â I love, love, love to read.
41.Â Â Â I am short, five feet two inches.
42.Â Â Â I wear flip flops almost daily.
43.Â Â Â I prefer barefoot.
44.Â Â Â I graduated high school with a 3.3 GPA on a non-weighted scale.
45.Â Â Â I went to college briefly.Â I spent half a semester at Saint Maryâ€™s College of Notre Dame.
46.Â Â Â I was going to major in elementary education.
47.Â Â Â I had an early life crisis and left.
48.Â Â Â I disappointed a lot of people with that decision.
49.Â Â Â I donâ€™t regret it.Â I am only now figuring out who I am and what I want to do with my life.
50.Â Â Â What I want to do with this season of my life is raise godly, respectable children who love Christ, love others as Christ would have them and understand that there is right and wrong. (Update: Yes, Yes…still yes!)
51.Â Â Â I work hard to make sure my children feel loved, know they are loved and to model honesty, humility and discipline for my children.
52.Â Â Â I believe that everything happens for a reason.
53.Â Â Â I believe life is about choice.Â No matter what happens, we always have at least two options.Â Even in hardships or situations where we are victimized.
54.Â Â Â I am pro-life.Â I believe that choice is to be made before conception (in most cases).
55.Â Â Â My favorite time of the year is the Christmas holiday season.
56.Â Â Â I home-school our children, our oldest is in Kindergarten, middle is Pre-K. (Update: 4th, 3rd, 1st, and baby)
57.Â Â Â My favorite season is fall.
58.Â Â Â My favorite color is purple.
59.Â Â Â My room when I was younger was primary green with mint green trim and our bunk beds were BRIGHT yellow (oh, yes) because my sister didnâ€™t want to agree with me and paint the room purple.Â And Iâ€™m pretty sure there was a parental veto on the black walls.
60.Â Â Â Laundry is the bain of my existence.
61.Â Â Â I like, no love, to talk. (This marked 1,000 words in this post)
62.Â Â Â My hubby and I ride a motorcycle.
63.Â Â Â Andrew plays instruments and sings.Â I donâ€™t.
64.Â Â Â I won a couple poetry contests when I was in school.
65.Â Â Â I love music.
66.Â Â Â I love music.
67.Â Â Â I love music.
68.Â Â Â I sell (Update: nope).
69.Â Â Â I like to shop.Â Oh, yes.
70.Â Â Â We recently bought a Chevrolet Suburban to replace my purple, two-door Grand Prix as the family go-mobile.
71.Â Â Â I daydream.Â Still.Â A lot.
72.Â Â Â I am dragging my husband to the So You Think You Can Dance tour in October.
73.Â Â Â My son currently has a no-hawk.Â Or mohawk, whichever you prefer.
74.Â Â Â My favorite song right now is I Will Not Be Moved by Natalie Grant.
75.Â Â Â My second favorite song is Tears of the Saints by Leeland.
76.Â Â Â My favorite singer is Andrew.
77.Â Â Â I donâ€™t have a favorite book, I like all that Iâ€™ve read.
78.Â Â Â My favorite movie right now is Singing In the Rain.Â It is also Miss Jâ€™s favorite.
79.Â Â Â My son is obsessed with all things poo-rific.
80.Â Â Â I have three nieces and two nephews. (Update: soon-to-be 5 and 2.)
81.Â Â Â When I walk out my front door, my parentâ€™s house is directly to my right.
82.Â Â Â My brother-in-law and sister-in-lawâ€™s house is directly to our left.
83.Â Â Â Andrewâ€™s parents house is directly behind us, about 1/4 of a mile down the lane.
84.Â Â Â We built our house in 2005.Â Andrew did a huge portion of the work.
85.Â Â Â I like to plant flower beds.
86.Â Â Â I like to garden.
87.Â Â Â I donâ€™t like to weed.
88.Â Â Â I donâ€™t like humid heat.
89.Â Â Â My clean jeans were rained on last night.
90.Â Â Â I love to sew, especially clothes for my kids.
91.Â Â Â I LOVE to bead and make jewelry.
92.Â Â Â I have too much stuff.Â Iâ€™m a reforming pack-rat.
93.Â Â Â I have attended the same church for
four two years now.
94.Â Â Â I am a born again Christian.
95.Â Â Â I believe the Bible is the true, indisputable, infallible Word of God.
96.Â Â Â I donâ€™t read the Bible as much as I should.
97.Â Â Â I believe prayer brings miracles.
98.Â Â Â I believe in miracles.
99.Â Â Â I believe in the Holy Spirit.
100.Â Â Â I am a humble follower of Christ who strives to be more like Him and less like me everyday.
Dude, if you’re still with me, come over and I’ll make you cookies. Or that might be awkward now that you know so much about me. Um, can I mail them?