July 18, 2009

My 100th Post

This is my 100th post. Which seems amazing to me. It seems like I just got here. In the world of Blog, I mean. So far it has been a fun ride. I have enjoyed reading the thoughts of others who are similar to myself and getting to know many of you.

It seems to be the way to post 100 things about yourself for your 100th post. But I have a house guest this weekend and lots of baking to do in preparation. So I am going to turn the job over to my family and let them list whatever they can think of. I will throw in some as I come up with them.

Brianna compiled the list and helped to type it for me. When reviewing it and adding my own, I was not sure I wanted to publish what the family had to say. I thought they would name things like my odd quirks (of which I have many) or my likes and dislikes. But what they said were some nice things. And the problem with that is that I am not as nice as they make me sound. And I would hate for you all to get the wrong impression.

Because I am not really a very good person. When faced with the question of where they will spend eternity, many people will tell you they are going to be in Heaven because they are a pretty good person. Well for one thing, even the best person can't get to Heaven on their good works. But that is another story. I have no such illusions, though. I am grateful that I have my Jesus to guarantee my forgiveness of sins and passage into Heaven.

And I am thankful that I have a very gracious family who are well practiced at overlooking all my faults.

So, I tried to come up with as many things about myself on my own as I could. This was tough to do. Especially, because I recently did the honest scrap and a question and answer tag. Some of them aren't interesting at all since I was reaching to fill in my 100.

As you read, when you come to something from my family keep in mind that I am short tempered, impatient and can have a really bad attitude at times. And those are some of my more endearing qualities.

If you haven't read it before you can check out my first post. And if you are really interested you can check out how I got involved in Blog World.

1. Mama loves when Pa brings her home chocolate and Edy's Grand Light ice cream. -Nathaniel

2. Mama loves when Pa rubs her feet. -Nathaniel

3. Mom love coffee. Especially Starbucks. Want to make Mom happy? Bring her a cup of coffee before she wakes up. By the way, NEVER LEAVE THE COFFEE ON THE BURNER! NEVER.

4. Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum novels. -Nana

5. Spades. Mom's a shark. Yep, she learned when she was in prison. ;) (however, she doesn't like hearts. Everyone has their quirks, right Mom? -Nana

6. Shoes!!! Mom LOVES shoes (read about the shoe passion here) especially high heels and Barbie shoes. -Nana

7. Mom is very good a singing and loves music. She used to play the piano and has a great voice. One of her many talents that she uses for the Lord. -Nana

8. Mom is not the best when it comes to art, but she can draw one heck of a burning bush and is an expert on stick figures. ;) -Nana

9. Mama likes reading me a book after nap time. -Sammy

10. Baking. Mom loves baking and making things. She likes it even better when one of us kids help her. -Nana

11. Old Movies. Mom enjoys watching the old movies from the 30's 40's or 50's. I think it is because back then, everyone was so elegant and put together. -Nana

12. Mama likes when I come and cuddle her when Pa is away on a trip. -Aedan

13. Mom does NOT like snakes or mice. (Can you blame her?) -Nana

14. PINK! One of Mom's favorite colors. Especially when it is with brown. Mom hated pink until she was pregnant with Sammy and she bought this pink top that she wore most of the pregnancy. After that she loves pink. -Nana

15. Mom does Not like Jillian Michaels, but she does like her 30 day shred workout. By the way, make sure you give Mom a big hand for completing the 30 day shred. -Nana

16. Chick-fil-A's honey roasted BBQ. Mom (and the rest of us) love the stuff. -Nana

17. She is thrifty. -Pa

18. She likes both winter and Summer. -Pa

19. She is honest.

20. I love it when she is painting her toe nails. -Pa

21. She is creative in the kitchen. -Pa

22. Her Italian grandmother taught her to cook. -KK

23. She is diabetic.- Pa

24. She hardly ever ate fast food until she met me. -Pa

25. She loves living life but rarely gets to. -KK

26. She LOVES the holidays. -Pa

27. She makes strangers her family. -Pa

28. Her idea of an ideal date doesn't include cancelled movies, throwing away coffee, no dinner and a stop at Walmart. -Pa

29. She wears Obsession perfume by Calvin Klein. -Pa

30. She is very graceful. -Pa

31. She puts up with me. -Pa

32. She is patient. -Pa

33. She is giving. -Pa

34. I love to climb in a bed with fresh sheets after a shower and read a good book.

35. I struggled with infertility caused by endometriosis and a botched appendectomy when I was 16 years old. After many experimental treatments and two surgeries to try to repair damage and remove growths, I was told I would not be able to get pregnant.

36. She likes one on one time and family time. -Pa

37. That's true. My love language is TIME.

38. She is so spunky that she could work at California Tortilla. -Pa

39. Mom likes nuts in almost everything. -Nana

40. She is sacrificial. -Pa

41. She gets excited about canning. -Pa

42. I love to sew.

43. I also love to scrap book...but I am way behind...

44. I love to read.

45. I enjoy learning.

46. I suffer from unbearable test anxiety.

47. I am also terrified of flying...especially over water. Which is unfortunate since I am flying to Italy this fall. Alone, for the first time in my life.

48. Mom loves little boys in knickers. -Nana

49. I almost always wear the diamond earrings Allen gave me many years ago.

50. My hair started going gray at 16. While that isn't necessarily a good thing, it did give me the nerve to try out different color and highlight techniques that I may not have otherwise.

51. She likes the smell of freshly sharpened pencils. -Pa

52. She always presents herself "put together." -Pa

53. She is very orderly but lets me keep my desk messy. -Pa

54. She is cute when she is excited. -Pa

55. She is very cute when she is pregnant. -Pa

56. She looks so young she has been called my sister when we are in public. -KK

57. She is an excellent communicator both in verbal and written word. -Pa

58. I HATE talking on the telephone.

59. She loves gardening and fresh herbs. -Pa

60. She had Calla Lillies at her Wedding. -KK

61. When I am pregnant I have terrible morning sickness all day that lasts for about 5 months.

62. I can't stand whiny people or gossips.

63. I am incredibly nervous around strangers or in strange situations. I have spent many years working to overcome that.

64. I love the smell of fresh cut firewood and mulch.

65. I am allergic to fresh cut firewood and mulch.

66. I grew up in the country although my parents were brought up as city people.

67. I was raised Catholic but at a very difficult time in my life, I came to know the Lord as my personal Saviour.

68. I lived in New Jersey for 6 months...which I would never recommend.

69. I love scones with Devon cream. This is always my choice of breakfast for Mother's Day and my birthday.

70. I am not a very good swimmer but love the water. If I had endless money I would own a boat.

71. I have recently discovered I would like to visit Alaska.

72. My computer is a flamingo pink dell studio. Because my dear husband bought it for me for our agate anniversary. To be bling. Instead of agate. Which he thought was a bling type of stone. It isn't. And we had flamingos at our wedding. A long story.

73. I love to write letters.

74. I love to get letters, too.

75. I sleep on my left side.

76. I once had 12 cats. (They lived outdoors.)

77. Because I am allergic to cats.

78. I hate the smell of cat food. It makes me sick on my stomach. I hate it so much that we store it outside near the cat house in a Rubbermaid container.

79. I love flamingos, palms trees and drinks with little umbrellas in them.

80. Growing up, I spent most summers at my Grandmother's (on my mother's side) house in New Jersey. Which I HATED. Although, there were some pretty neat Aunts who lived there, too. And I did love seeing them.

81. My dream car is a steel blue Mustang GT with a light brown convertible top.

82. I drive a green suburban which the family calls "The King"- like the Cars movie, not like Elvis. And I also have an older model Suburban, the kids call Doc.

83. I like fresh grapefruit juice with breakfast.

84. Mama makes the best brownies in the world. -Nana

85. I have been pregnant for 63 months. That's over 5 years.

86. And I would gladly do another 63 months.

87. I loved nursing my babies. Altogether, I was breastfeeding for 97 months. Which is over 8 years.

88. I like bling. All things bling.

89. I have pearls in just about every color you can imagine.

90. My current favorite restaurant is Bonefish Grill

91. Football is my favorite sport.

92. I was a Redskins fan most of my life. But I follow the Rams now (because my dear husband is a Rams fan.) And the Cardinals (because my dh favorite player left the Rams and went to the Cardinals).

93. I have traveled all the way North and all the way South on the East Coast. I have been as far West as Illinois by car. I did fly to California for a visit.

94. I have only been out of the U.S. one time in my life. And Allen says he was lucky to get me off the Island.

95. Allison has been doing my hair for 9 years. -KK

96. Once, when I was at the beach, a big wave came and washed my brand new sunglasses off my face and they were lost to me forever.

97. There are a stack of books beside my bed which include, "Born To Be His Help Meet", "How to Win Friends and Influence People", "Pontoon", "The Mark of the Lion" series, 2 M.C. Beaton mysteries, "Devotions for Home school Mom's", My KJV Bible, 2 Elizabeth Peters mysteries, "How To Celebrate the Sabbath", "Our Heavenly Father".

98. I am excellent at Duck, Duck, Goose.

99. I am very good at getting more baskets than my dear husband who misses a lot more than me. Even if I am holding the baby. And by the way I have made baskets while nursing the baby.

100. I love my family. I love my God. I can't imagine any time in my life being as good as it is now. And I often get blue at the prospect of the day that my children will all be grown and it will be over.


  1. That is such a cute idea. i love it! My hubs was a huge redskins fan too until he moved to Detroit...now he is not a lions fan, but watches them because they are on the TV. But he loves U of M football:)
    Love that you are great at duck duck goose too:)

  2. Congrats on your 100th post. This was fun!

    I was whining...ooops, you hate whiners....I mean commenting today on facebook just what I thought about the Shred and Jillian Michaels...hehehe.

    I just said we wouldn't be on speaking terms until she made a couch and chocolate workout.

    So did you do it 30 days in a row? Or do you do it every other day?

  3. Wow! I love these. You can learn so much about people. Funny that you had tough pregnancies, but had 7 of them. It seems like the people who "Love being pregnant, never felt better" always have 2 kids, and those who get really sick have lots! I am also one of those who gets sick, all day, for months. Once I was sick for 8 months. Ugh... But those babies are so worth it!
    And so sweet that your family helped you and had such nice things to say. Isn't love wonderful?
    Congrats on your 100th. I am far behind you! Keep up the good work.

  4. Congrats!!! Way to go!! I've never looked to see how many I've done. LOL.

    Great post!

  5. I've really enjoyed this post. I saw a lot of things similar to myself. :)

  6. You have really been a busy blogger to hit 100 already! I loved this post! I believe I will "borrow" your idea and have my family help when my 100 comes along.

  7. Did you ever think you'ld make it? Do you think you'll make it to 1,000? Congrats on making 100!

  8. Congrats on 100 posts Kat! I loved learning all kinds of new things about you! Love my coffee too! I loved reading what your kids wrote! That was great!

    I went back and read your first post. Now I understand your blog title and your name that you use on your blog for you. Very sweet and cute? How are your birds doing?

    I also read your post about how you entered the blog world. It took me several times of being coached and persuaded before I began to blog too. But I love it!

    I am glad that we have met in the blog world.


  9. Congrats on finishing the 30 day Shred, and congrats on finishing a 100 thing post.

    How sweet of your family to help you write it...you are raising a beautiful family!!

  10. Congrats to a fellow shredder! She is a punisher.