I'm feeling sad for not posting for a while.
So I thought I'd post my "25 things" that I just posted on Facebook -- to pretend that I'm not neglecting my blog, you see.
So here they are:
Amy's not-so-random 25 things
Is it true that it's better late than never? I'm finally joining in, and since I didn't catch the "random" part until just now (yep, I'm that slow), these are mostly in chronological order.
1. I dropped out of kindergarten
2. My parents wanted to be missionaries to France, in the Christian radio field. God didn't let them go, but now has fulfilled my Dad's dream by letting him work for K-Love. I love it when God fulfills dreams like that -- even later in life. It gives me hope that God will fulfill our dreams too -- even though it's so slow right now (see #11).....
3. I was home-schooled from second until eighth grade, then attended public school (one that had a "gay" homecoming and prom dances in addition to the "straight" ones, and that had police employed to walk the halls during school -- back in the early 90s). Talk about a social shock.
4. Grades were WAY too important to me in high school, and I got a 4.0 gpa. I probably would have attempted suicide if I hadn't.
5. After college I went to grad school because I was afraid to get a job.
6. I spent the summer of 1999 in Cameroon. It still is one of my favorite times in my entire life, and I'd love to go back if God ever allows that.
7. My other favorite time in my life was our honeymoon in the Smokey Mountains. We've been married 7 1/2 years. It barely feels like a start. We're definitely still on the learning curve. But it sure is fun!
8. When I met my husband (from a distance), I turned to Paul and said "I hope I never have to meet that guy".
9. When my husband met me (a few months later), he thought I was mentally handicapped. In some ways he was right.
10. God told us both that the other was who we should marry. So we decided we'd better get to know and like each other.
11. We got married with the intent to be missionaries in some way. Now we get depressed when we think about how this dream keeps getting farther and farther away. Someday.... We really are still pursuing it. School is just a hard time of life :)
12. My husband is the greatest Dad I know (or can even imagine). Even his mother says so.
13. One of the only fights I have EVER had with my husband was last autumn, and was over the night sky: whether the bright spot was a planet or an airplane. We joke about it now, and call moving, flashing objects planets.
14. I get easily addicted to time wasters and have to ban them from my life to stay productive. On a forever-ban are computer games. On a current temporary ban are blogs (even my own). Wish I could find a balance and just do things a little bit.
15. Partly because of #14, I can't even imagine having a TV. How would anything get done?
16. Both my husband and I are great at starting things, and not so great at finishing them. Every year we start a garden inside during the winter (this year's is really looking good). Last year, we lost interest before we ever planted them outside, and ended up with no garden. And we had started 8 flats. We're hoping that we don't do that again this year.
17. We have five kids. I've met four of them. We're hoping to meet the 5th in August or early September. How's that for an announcement? (Jennifer T, no, we're not copying you -- I knew I was prego when you announced yours :) When are you due?)
18. I never thought I would both work and be a mom (at the same time). God has a way of moving me out of my boxes.
19. I don't like condiments - ketchup, mustard, relish, anything with mayo, etc.
20. I don't really like pop either (sorry to Liz). Root beer is yummy, and I can handle a few sips of Squirt or Ruby Red Squirt, but all the "cola" type pops taste like medicine to me.
21. In spite of this, I don't consider myself a picky eater. Maybe I should reconsider that. I do like most healthy food :)
22. I'm really, really in to living cheaply. Make that frugally. I'm learning (slowly) not to be so cheap, and even to take money less seriously (I used to beat myself up for days when I accidentally wasted $5).
23. We own two houses. Anyone know someone who wants to buy a house in NE Lincoln? It's almost done!
24. It took me four weeks to come up with this list. (Mostly due to a wait on #17).
25. If it weren't for Chester, I'd have a horribly boring life. (I know, I'm pretty boring as it is, but at least we have an exciting life)