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Seven Things You May or May Not Know About Me

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 13, 2008 | Categories: Favorites, Fun, Lists, Random Thoughts and Conversations

Seven Things That Scare Me:

  1. Rats – Okay this is my biggest fear!  I think it may be a phobia, because even the thought of these nasty creatures can make my heart rate faster.
  2. Elevators – to clarify, it really isn’t the ‘elevator’ per se; it is being inside an elevator with just one other person (a male).  For one thing, a woman can’t be too careful now a days but also when you’re inside an elevator with just one person it is awkward.
  3. Ferris Wheels – I hate sitting at the top waiting for people to get off. 
  4. Losing someone I love – this one is self-explanatory.  No one wants to lose loved ones.
  5. Going blind – of all my senses this is the one I would hate to lose the most.  The thought of not seeing my beautiful son’s face scares me.
  6. Snakes – not as scared of snakes as I am rats but they do scare me.
  7. Developing Alzheimers – or dementia.  The thought of not remembering things or loved ones is terrifying to me.

Seven Things I Like:

  1. Creating designs – I really enjoy creating designs for my Be Shirt Happy shop!
  2. Rainy nights – okay not the song.  I enjoy sleeping with the window open on a rainy night.
  3. Reading – one of my passions since, well…since I can remember.
  4. Laughing – I often do this at inappropriate times.
  5. Writing – a wonderful outlet.
  6. Italian food – to be honest I enjoy all good food!  However, I’m slightly more partial to good Italian food.
  7. Coffee – enjoy a good cup of coffee first thing in the morning.

Seven Random Facts About Me:

  1. I was eleven years old before I learned how to ride a bike – sad but true.
  2. I love watching scary movies by myself – don’t get me wrong, I enjoy watch scary movies with my hubby but as strange as it sounds I do enjoy watching them by myself.
  3. I am stubborn – anyone that knows me understands.
  4. I am learning html – and not too shabby either.
  5. I daydream – and I dream big!
  6. I sing in the car – whether I’m by myself (my apologies to my passengers) or not.  I have had many one-woman concerts.
  7. I cannot figure Facebook out – I’m trying but just haven’t got there yet.

Seven Things I Do Well:

  1. Decorate – I think I’m pretty good at interior decorating.
  2. Research – I research things all the time.  I love the Internet and all the information that is at my fingertips.
  3. Drive – I think I’m a good driver.
  4. Cook – I enjoy cooking and my husband seems to think I’m a good cook.
  5. Remember useless trivia – I seem to retain a lot of information that more than likely would be useless to anyone.
  6. Dance – this one is subjective.  I do enjoy dancing though.
  7. Make boo boos feel better – according to my son, I do this very well!

Seven Things I Can’t Do But Wish I Could:

  1. Speak Spanish fluently – I can speak some Spanish but would like to speak it fluently.
  2. Speak Chinese – I find it an interesting language.
  3. Know Sign language – I see a trend here.  My top three have to do with communicating.  I guess I want to be able to communicate with more people.
  4. Sew – I can sew a button on, what I mean is to make an outfit or a quilt.  Really sew!
  5. Swim – nope I don’t know how to swim and wish I could.
  6. Paint – no not walls, but as in an artist.  I would love to be able to paint landscapes in watercolors, etc.
  7. Play the piano – I would like to be able to play any musical instrument but the piano would be my first choice.

Seven  Amazing Experiences:

  1. Having my son – The most amazing experience of my life; hands down!  No experience will ever come close to this one, no matter how great.
  2. Meeting my husband – I didn’t say our wedding day (even though it was an amazing day), because meeting him was a unique experience.  I had never met a man like him before and in fact, six of these seven amazing experiences happened since meeting him.
  3. Seeing Les Miserables – okay this may seem silly to some, but this was a beautiful and moving experience for me.  I didn’t see it on Broadway but it was done in the round with a superb cast!  I was so moved during the experience!
  4. Snorkeling in the ocean at St. Johns – Caneel Bay – we spent a week in the Virgin Islands and the vacation was an amazing experience, however, the first time I snorkeled in this beautiful clear ocean with hundreds of fish swimming around me was a phenomenal experience.  As I mentioned above, I can’t swim, so it took a lot for my husband to convince to try snorkeling in the first place.  I finally realized that I didn’t need to swim and that I could breathe underwater with the snorkeling gear on.  It was like being in another world.  It was so peaceful!
  5. Graduating from college – this was a personal goal for me.  You see I was the first person to graduate from college in my family.  That day will never leave me.  I graduated with honors but that feeling of accomplishment that I felt that day will always be a part of me.
  6. Having 20+ women at my baby shower tell how they knew me… – during my baby shower, all the women there ( my mother, aunts, my two best friends, friends and neighbors), went around the room and spoke for several minutes on how they knew me and what I meant to them.  It was a beautiful and moving tribute that needless to say, left me in tears.
  7. The birth of my first niece – my sister’s daughter (my first niece and my mother’s first grandchild) was an amazing experience for me.  She had/has a special place in my heart.  She grew up, moved away, and now has a little boy of her own.  I wish her amazing experiences!

Now you know more about me then you probably care to but this was fun (and surprisingly hard) to do.  I won’t tag anyone but if you like, leave a comment or copy and paste this post and fill out your own ‘sevens’ list and let me know so I can read your post.  Hope to hear from you!  Enjoy Life!!!

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