Thursday, February 5, 2009

8 Random Facts About Me!!

Eileen, at Eileen's Attic, tagged here are 8 random facts.

1. I have schooled all of my children at home, since they were born. (Three are graduated, productive adults, the last one is still being schooled at home.)

2. I enjoy cooking, and people tell me they love to eat at our house. We don't have fancy meals, but you won't leave hungry!!

3. I adore Civil War Reproduction fabrics.

4. Our church sponsored a Bike-A-Thon to raise money for missions when I was in high school. Several people participating were afraid to approach the richest man in our church to ask him to sponsor them. We were riding for 20 miles. I decided that the worst he could do was say no. He told me that he would give me $25 a mile, if I rode my bike with training wheels. LOL.....I really wanted to raise the most money, so I agreed. I got my older brother to put training wheels on my bike and turn them up in the air. When he showed up the day of the Bike-A-Thon to see if I kept my end of the bargain, he laughed and said, "Here's the money. I really didn't think you would do it. And, I didn't clarify "how" to put the training wheels on your bike." With his donation and the others I collected, I raised the most money!

5. I have a short story published in a book. It was a collection of miracle stories. Sadly, the book is no longer available.

6. I am pigeon toed....but not as bad as I once was. When the Dr. told me that, I started making myself walk differently.

7. My two favorite beverages are coffee and Dr. Pepper....but I drink lots of water too!

8. I'm 43 and I need bifocals!! I am doing the trick my mother once did. I hold something and move it back and forth, closer and further away until I can see what I'm looking at!!

You're it!! Take this tag and post 8 random things about YOU! Let me know you did it, so that I can find out more about you.


AverettLadyNana said...

Isn't it ironic how we turn into our mothers??? I find myself doing stuff my did and when she did them I swore I would NEVER do whatever it was at the time...

Millie said...

Paula, it is nice to read things about yourself. I have nominated you with an award. Please come on over.

WhiteStone said...

Loved the training wheel story. LOL.

Desiree said...

I've been my mother since I was 12, LOL!

My parents homeschholed all of us, so far. I am the oldest of 7 children and my youngest sibling is 22mo old. I graduated at 17 with honors. My husband and I decided to homeschool our children too!

Eileen said...

This was a wonderful post. LOVED the story about the training wheels! I am so glad you decided to take the tag.

Libby said...

Coffee and Dr. Pepper . . . . my beverages of choice, too *s*

Sweet P said...

You are a born fund raiser! Great story! I love coffee (no surprise there). I'm not much of a soda drinker, but I do like Dr. Pepper, too.