1. I love to work in the garden. I don't like wearing gloves, I like to get my hands in the dirt. It is very therapeutic to me, once I get started, times just passes by.
2. I always thought a I was just an ordinary kid until several years ago I put some of these random facts on my Xanga (remember those???) and my friend told me I was very ornery as a child. When I was 5 or 6 I would wait for everyone to leave the dinner table and then put all of my veggies back in the bowl.
3. As I got a little older, I started faking taking a bath. I would seriously spend 15 minutes faking it. I would run water, step in and then onto the bathmat. I would wet the soap, the washcloth and then put my hands in to wipe on my towel. Hopefully I didn't do this much in the summer time or I would have been one stinky kid!
4. When I was 11 or 12, I used to take (OK.... steal) quarters from my mom's purse. I would only do it if she had a bunch. I guess she never knew because she never said a word to me.
5. At the same time I was stealing quarters, I was also
6. I gave up my life of crime after that and now am a respectable citizen. While I was doing those things at home, I would have never even attempted any thing like that at school. I NEVER got in trouble in school.
7. When I was 23, my house was broken into while I was in the house. This was before every one had a cell phone. Around 4 in the morning, I woke up because someone was knocking on my door. I thought I would go in the front bedroom and look to see who it was before I turned on a light and committed myself to opening the door. I looked out and saw 2 guys running onto the porch with a crowbar. I didn't know what to do so I got in the closet. I guess when they went in my room and saw that the bed wasn't made, they knew some one was in the house. The younger guy came in the front bedroom and opened the closet door. I think I scared him almost as much as I was scared. He closed the door really fast and put some stuff in front of the door so I couldn't open it. He went and told the other guy there was a girl in the closet and he asked if I had a gun. Later the younger one came back in the bedroom, he asked me where my drugs were and I told him I don't do drugs. Then he asked me where my money was, I told him I didn't have any (I think I had about 2 dollars in change). He said "You ain't lying, are you?" I can't believe I actually said this, but I did. I said, "I wouldn't be living in a house like this if I had a lot of money." (It was a little bitty 2 bedroom house.) The other guy came in and asked the younger one where my money was and he said "She ain't got none." Then the older one said, "Well let's just shoot her." I guess he thought he would scare the truth out of me, but I didn't say anything. I could hear them opening drawers and cabinets. At some point I sat down in the closet, my alarm (the radio) came on at 6, I waited until 6:30 to try to get out just to make sure they were gone. When I got out, they were gone. They had cut the phone cord so I had to go next door to call the police. They were long gone by then and never caught, but I survived.
9. I feel like a good title for my life would be "Leo the Late Bloomer". I was always really bashful around guys and seldom dated. I did not get married until I was 38. I had my daughter when I was 42 and no that didn't make the Guinness Book of World Records.
10. OK, I hope this doesn't sound like poor, pitiful me. My husband left us right after my daughter's 1st birthday. I had always wanted to have children, but I never did want to be a single mom. It was a horrible feeling to have some one else make decisions about my life. I recovered both emotionally and financially. I look back and see so many ways God was watching out for both me and my daughter. I feel bad for her because he has no contact with her at all and she does get upset about it from time to time. I feel blessed to have such a wonderful daughter.