Thursday, February 26, 2009

50 Facts About Me

My dd Rachel from Young Homemakers tagged me again. We are supposed to come up with 50 things about ourselves. Some of the things you might already know about me, but hopefully you will learn some new ones too! =;)

Here are the rules: Try to come up with 50 facts about yourself. If you're tagged you must try to do it! Its o.k. if you don't make it all the way to 50. You may use things from previous tags. Just have fun!

1. I don't eat eggs by themselves like scrambled eggs, poached eggs, egg salad or omelets but I will eat them in and on things like french toast, pancakes, meatloaf, etc.

2. I love to scrapbook.

3. I love to read.

4. I love to play board games.

5. I love everything about studying History - I love planning our units, reading Historical Fiction to the boys, seeing God's hand directing all of History.

6. I love all things Little House on the Prairie. I have the books in hard back and paper back, the Unit Study - Prairie Primer - here is a link to Amazon in case you want to check it out. I have many books about her life too, like:
The World of Little House by Carolyn Strom Collins
Laura Ingalls Wilder Country: The People and Places in Laura Ingalls Wilder life and books. by William Anderson
The Little House Cookbook by Barbara M. Walker
Laura Ingalls Wilder: A Biography (Little House) by William Anderson
On the Way Home: The Diary of a Trip from South Dakota to Mansfield, Missouri in 1894 by Laura Ingalls Wilder
West from Home: Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder, San Francisco, 1915 by Laura Ingalls Wilder
and I could go on but I will stop now and go on with the tag

7. I love old musicals, Summer Stock, Babes in Arms, Holiday Inn, Good News, Meet Me in St. Loius, White Christmas, Strike Up the Band, Harvey Girls... I could go on and on here too but I will stop

8. I love homeschooling, Free Smileys most days Free Smileys LOL

9. I love driving in the car with my hubbie on our way to somewhere.. like shopping at BB's or Shady Maple... and reading a book to him and discussing it.

10. I had a cat as a pet two separate times and gerbils once when I was growing up but my kids have never had a pet.

11. I love walks in Winterthur

12. The header of my page was taken by us at Winterthur - see link above

13. I love books. Our collection grows yearly if not monthly.

14. I did not learn to drive until I was 22 yrs. old.

15. My dad died when I was 14, in 1976. I still miss him.

16. I never knew either of my grandfathers, they died before I was old enough to even remember them and it was the same with my kids (my dh's father died before we got married) ... I really feel like we all missed out on that one... granpa's, papaw's, pop pop's would have been fun to have. My kids do have older gentlemen in the church that fill a little bit of that void but it is not the same.

17. My favorite color is purple.

18. My favorite hymn is At Calvary

19. My favorite drinks are McDonald's Sweet Tea, Propel (black cherry is my fav. but I like some other flavors, Dunkin Donuts White Hot Chocolate, and Land O' Lakes Cocoa Classics (fav. flavors, in order: Mint, Caramel, Vanilla, Hazelnut, Supreme (regular not flavored), and then Raspberry. I do not like the other flavors.

20. I love stuffed bears, I have quite a collection. I will have to post about that soon... with pictures.

21. I have been wearing glasses since 2nd Grade.

22. I love to sing. I have been singing alto since I was fairly young.

23. I graduated from Delaware County Christian School in Newtown Square, PA.

24 I graduated from The King's College, our headmaster was Dr. Bob Cook, the college was located in Briacliff Manor, NY. Dr. Cook retired the year I graduated and the college went downhill after that. They have revived themselves and are now located in the Empire State Building. I will blog more about that some day soon. I got my BS in Elementary Education.

In the mean time check these out if you want.
http://www.hudsonvalleyruins.org/yasinsac/kingscollege/kingscollege.html

http://www.hudsonvalleyruins.org/yasinsac/kingscollege/2004.html


http://www.tkc.edu/

25. I also minored in Geology.

26. In 1981 I took a "field trip" to Hawaii with my Geology class at college... Trip of a Lifetime!!!

27. I place a lot of blame and guilt on myself, even for things that are not my fault.

28. My dh and I dated for 13 days, then he asked me to marry him and I said yes... see this post: About Me and My Dear Hubbie and our Dating Days

29. I do not recommend #28 to my dd's... LOL dating for less that two weeks and then getting engaged that is... actually I don't recommend dating at all. I recommend Courtship.

30. My favorite flower is Hyacinth, I guess that should be favorite plant, for cut flowers I like roses.

31. I am a people person. I am an Extrovert. I talk to people everywhere, even in line at a store. LOL

32. Many times I struggle with caring to much what others think about me ... yes, I struggle with selfishness.

33. My favorite Music is Gaither Vocal Band, Patch the Pirate, Christine Wyrtzyn, and Hymns.

34. My favorite Ice Cream Flavor is Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup.

35. My favorite Ice Cream store is Cold Stone Creamery.

36. I was Vice President of our Homeschool Support Group for two years 2002-2003 and 2003 - 2004 and in 2004 Rachel graduated from our homeschool... I must have been crazy... I was crazy busy at least. They offered me the Presidency but I am not crazy enough to take that position. My best friend took the position. It was fun, and a lot of work, to do with a friend.

37. I hated History until I got a great professor in College - Dr. Vos. His class made me love History for the first time.

38. I was the Elementary School Book Librarian for two years in College, we had a separate small library only for Elem. Ed. Students, I organized the books, re-shelved them, checked the books out for students, set the library hours , I did it all.

39. I love ballet, and opera, classical music concerts and art museums but never get to go. My love for them started in college. We were all required to take a Fine Arts course and since we were so close to N.Y. city, only 20-30 min. depending on traffic, we were afforded the opportunity to see all kinds of performances. We had to choose 10 different kinds of genre to explore. I got to see the Opera Carmen in NYC. I also saw a ballet, but I don't remember which one. Also my friend Becky from High School and her parents used to go to free concerts and in Philadelphia at the
The Mann Center for the Performing Arts. It is the only outdoor cultural arts venue in the Philadelphia region and one of the largest of its kind in the nation. We sat way, way, way back from the stage, sitting on a hill outside, and you needed binoculars to see the stage at all but the sound was GREAT.

40.
I saw Baryshnikov in a ballet at the Mann Center one year too. That was a thrill.

41. I love to cross stitch.

42. I have been homeschooling for 18 years since fall 1991. I have 6 years to go... then I hope to start helping with grandchildren... I hope I at least have a grandchild by then... I will not have a school age grandchild by then because that would mean my dd would have to be pregnant now and she is not even courting yet... LOL

43. I taught First and Second Grade for 1 year in a Christian School in Salisbury, Md. That is the church I was attending when I met, fell in love with and married my dh.

44. Since my dh was divorced.. long story... not going their now... neither the Pastor of the church we were going to at the time nor the Pastor of the church I grew up in would marry us. Nor could we use those church buildings sooooo... we got married by my High School Science Teacher who also had a Bible degree and was qualified by the state to preform marriages. Since we could not use the churches we decided to get married outside in the yard next to my sisters house. The majority of the yard actually belonged to an Odd Fellows Lodge that was using an old church as it's meeting place, and we got permission to use part of their lawn which is attached to my sisters lawn. I will post pictures and more details about that closer to our 25 anniversary on July 14 of this year. I was 23 yrs. old when we got married.

45. I try to read at least one new homeschool book each summer and reread several older ones.

46. I always have multiple books I am reading. To the boys, to my dh, to the family as a whole, for History, and for personal reading I usually have at least 3 books I am reading for personal reading: a fiction (or 2 or 3), a homeschool book, and a marriage or parenting book. See my Shelfari on the sidebar for my current reads.

47. My favorite fruit is Pineapple and second is Clementine Oranges.

48. Favorite desserts: Cheese Cake, my husband's Heath Cake, my dd's cakes, cookies of all kinds, Crispy Cream Donuts (there is not one near us any more so Dunkin Donuts is second best), Entenmann's Desserts ( we have a thrift store near us - desserts for $1 and $1.50 a box... dangerous!!!) Ice Cream (see #34 and 35).

49. Favorite Homeschool/Book resources, not in any particular order except the first four are tops then the rest are the about the same amount of favoriteness (a new word???):

Bethlehem Books - Great Historical Fiction
Vision Forum - Great History Resources and lots of hands on stuff for boys (boys stuff is harder to find) and girls
Lamplighter Publishing- Great Fiction and Historical Fiction
Barb Shelton's site - Homeschool Oasis - she has the best book for planning your child's High School Homeschool Adventure - Senior High - A Home-Designed Form+U+La and this is the part of the website with lots of High School Helps scan down the High School Helps page to find the Home-Designed Form+U+La book.

Tobin's Lab - great science and lapbooking resources, and other things
Greenleaf Press - Great History Resources
Timberdoodle - All subjects but they have great Science Resources and Hands on stuff... we especially loved the
K'nex Intro to Simple Machines: Gears

K'nex Intro to Simple Machines: Wheels, Axles and Inclined Planes

K'nex Intro to Simple Machines: Levers and Pulleys

we used them for Physics


Diana Waring Presents - Great History Resources
Love To Learn - Great hands on resources
Rainbow Resource
- Everything and more you could think of- the thickest catalog in the homeschool world
http://www.christianbook.com/
Lifetime Books and Gifts - the have the
ALWAYS INCOMPLETE RESOURCE GUIDE but it is out of print right now they still have their online catalog which is super and they are working on a new catalog, I used to love their catalog, I think the last printed catalog they did was 2000 or something, I can't wait to get my hands on the new catalog once it is out. Like I said in the meantime you can browse online to your hearts content.
Mantle Ministries - Home of Richard "Little Bear" Wheeler - History... definitely History
Geography Matters - ummm Geography maybe??? LOL
Farm Country General Store - sounds like a good place to get penny candy doesn't it??? but they have all kinds of homeschool resources
R.O.C.K. Solid -
they have all kinds of homeschool resources

50. I am the "Link Queen" as you can see from numerous link in the above post. I cannot do a post without at least one link. I love to search for and share great homeschool links/resources with local and online friends. I hope some of these help someone out there...

51. I LOVE comments so leave me one!!!

I am on a roll now and may not stop... LOL

52. I Love Lapbooking and Notebooking and Copywork... I started my own copywork binder to keep important quotes in.

53. My favorite subject in school was math... and science is it ok to have two. In Middle School I like Home-Ec we had a classroom with ovens and counters and sinks for cooking then we did sewing, I made a pair of pants and by the time I got them done they did not fit me...LOL and they were purple!!! ROFLOL In High School my favorite subject was Science, specifically Geology and Paleontology.

54. I wore a lot of polyester knit dresses and outfits when I was young becuase my aunt worked at a store that sole polyester knits. I once even had a polyester knit dress that was purple with skottie dogs on it. I will have to see if I can dig up that picture for the next {Sincerely 'Fro Me To You} can you imagine wearing that??? if you grew up in the 60's and early 70's you can!!!

Ok.. I am done.. not because I cannot think of anything else to write.. because if I sit here long enough I can.. but because I started this last at 7:00 this morning and it is now 2:15. I have done other things inbetween like lunch and check on the boys doing school but it is time to move on.

I hope you all enjoy this and I am all tagged out this week so I am not passing this on. If you are a reader of my blog and want to do this that would be great... leave me a comment and I will check out your post, but I am not going to tag anyone else right now.

My friends are probably tired of playing tag...



I know I am...



Sooooo....




Tag....




You're It!!!!




Whoever "YOU" are!!

Debbie

2 comments:

Michele said...

Debbie, i just love you so much, you are so cute!!! I love hearing about what you like, love, and long for. Can't wait to see you on Sunday.
Love
Michele

Annette said...

I really enjoyed that! I learned lots too...I'd be interested to know how you define courtship. When Derek and I dated (almost 3 years total...long distance for 2 of the 3) the purpose was always marriage.

What's notebooking and copywork?

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