Thursday, September 07, 2006

100th Post

Well, here it is. Trumpets, please. Da da dadaaaaa! My 100th post. And along with it, the blogdom tradition of 100 things about me. Is there actually 100 things about me? I'm a pretty simple gal. Oh, there's one I'll use. Will you actually sit thru a listing of 100 things? I'm starting to sweat already and I haven't even begun. But I'll grab this bull by the horns, or rather this post by keyboard?, and give it my best shot. I'm always up for a challenge! Gulp!

  1. Things like this seem very hard for me!
  2. I love the Lord my God
  3. I have a wonderful hubby who, bless his heart, does not get this blogging thing I'm into.
  4. I run to my email to check it constantly. He wonders why.
  5. I love checking my mail.
  6. I have 3 great kids.
  7. I have started a new era in that I no longer have elementary aged children.
  8. I usually don't have a hard time meeting people.
  9. Although I can sometimes be shy. (Quit laughing Shalee!)
  10. Like when playing charades.
  11. Some types of people do intimidate me.
  12. 'Cause I feel I don't measure up to them.
  13. That's a problem I'm working on.
  14. Jesus saved me out of a life of partying and drinking.
  15. I am very thankful and grateful.
  16. So I don't drink at all anymore.
  17. But I love big get togethers.
  18. I love contemporary worship songs.
  19. But I also love hymns thrown in throughout those.
  20. I love every instrument that can be used in worship.
  21. I'm not big on listening to teaching tapes.
  22. I like a hard copy, like a book, or workbook, in my hands.
  23. That goes for pictures, too.
  24. I'm trained to work with severly handicapped individuals.
  25. Loved that job!
  26. I quite so I could be home with my children.
  27. That's how the dayhome started.
  28. I've been taking care of children in my home for 16 years now.
  29. I love the kids.
  30. I sometimes find the administrative stuff hard.
  31. I'm not great with confrontation.
  32. I have to go over exactly what I'm gonna say and supposedly the person's response, over and over to myself, before I can confront.
  33. I go over every scenario I can think of.
  34. That's 'cause I usually think of what I could have said an hour after the conversation has passed.
  35. I'm a usually forgiving type of person.
  36. I might get offended quickly, but it's gone just as quickly.
  37. I tend to get taken advantage of 'cause of this.
  38. I absolutely hate and am scared of wasps.
  39. The hair stands up on my arms if they won't leave me alone.
  40. I've become a good pretender in front of the kids about staying calm.
  41. I love to laugh.
  42. I always cry when I laugh hard.
  43. I can get quite silly when with the right people. (I'm not mentioning any names, Shalee)
  44. I have to wear waterproof mascara.
  45. I love watching sports.
  46. Love, basketball and hockey, much to hubby's dismay. He hates hockey.
  47. I love the mountains.
  48. And lakes.
  49. I've been to Hungary.
  50. And Hawaii.
  51. I've never been to the east coast or the west coast.
  52. I love to swim.
  53. And all things water.
  54. I want to try water skiing.
  55. I love to cook.
  56. I love to eat, so the two work hand in hand.
  57. I cook hearty and yummy, not with weird ingrediants.
  58. I want to take different kinds of cooking classes.
  59. I love to read.
  60. I think books are like gold.
  61. I love the smell of a new book and love to be the first to crack it open. It's a rush.
  62. I can spend hours in a book store or library.
  63. I have no problem with stopping the reading of the book if it's vulgar or smutty or play by play s*x.
  64. I've walked out of movies for the same reason.
  65. No book or show is worth pushing that into my mind and heart.
  66. I think some people would label me a prude.
  67. I like to think of it as protecting my mind and heart.
  68. I love coffee. Almost any kind.
  69. My favorite food is pizza.
  70. I love the food channel.
  71. Love walks in the rain. Sprinkle or drizzle, not downpour.
  72. Love flowers.
  73. I hate dusting.
  74. Love vacuuming.
  75. I'm sweating here... it's getting harder.
  76. I'm a procrastinator. Big time.
  77. I talk things out, out loud 'cause if I hear myself say it, I'll know if it sounds dumb or not right.
  78. I can be faithful to a fault.
  79. Love candles with a nice soft, subtle scent.
  80. Favorite women's cologne is Coco Channel.
  81. Favorite men's cologne is Stetson.
  82. I love hot air balloons.
  83. Will chase them around the city to watch them take off and land.
  84. I cry when the national anthem is sung by a crowd.
  85. I usually don't cry pretty
  86. I've had short hair most of my life.
  87. I'm a long hair wanna be.
  88. Love dates with my hubby.
  89. I'm pretty computer illiterate. Blogging has taught me lots.
  90. I've made some pretty nice friends through this thing called blogging.
  91. I have to flip my pillow as soon as I get in bed. Don't know why.
  92. I'm stuck now so the next 8 is from my youngest daughter.
  93. I'm a taxi driver (for my kids)
  94. I cook and do laundry (for them)
  95. I give the best hugs.
  96. I love my kids.
  97. I'm a homework helper.
  98. I help my kids when they are hurt.
  99. I let my daughter help me cook.
  100. I'm awesome. (I think I'll take said daughter to DQ for a treat now!)

Well, if you hung in there and made it through all 100 you also deserve something, so here's a little bouquet you can take home.

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Carol said...

#20 - that would be EVERY instrument!

I love your list! I'll be here for your 200th post! (And the other in between, of course.)

Blessed Beyond Measure said...

I truly enjoyed your list! Made me want to buy you a coffee and go to the bookstore with you. Seriously. I'm goofy in that I cry at the national anthem, then look around hoping others are so I dont feel like a complete dork. Honestly sounds like we're quite a bit alike. Fun, fun post. xoxoxo

org junkie said...

Susanne that was awesome!! Seriously well done. My 100th is coming up but I have no idea if I'd be able to do something like this. I'm sure it would take me FOREVER. Have a great day! Laura

org junkie said...

Oh and thanks for the bouquet. Stargazer lillies are my favorite! :) Laura

Heather Smith said...

Great post! I already knew you were an awesome person, great to learn more about you! Oh, and that bouquet has one of my favorite flowers! Just gorgeous!

Shalee said...

What a great 100! I am so happy that you finally got into this blogging thing, even if your sweet man isn't sure about it all. And the great thing about reading it is that it reminds me again (as if I needed reminders) why I love you so much! You are my kind of friend, and you can get silly with me anytime you want. Hopefully we will be able to laugh in the same room some day...


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Katrina said...

Wonderful 100! And that daughter of yours most definitely deserves a little DQ today. :)

Barbie said...

Fun to get to know you a little better.... great job:)

Kili @ Live Each Moment said...

I loved reading that!

PastorMac's Ann said...

No problem making it through your 100 - you made it easy. My response to many - "Me too!"

Great 100!

Islandsparrow said...

I read every one! It's fun to get to know you better - you and I are the same when it come to books and movies and cooking and music. Congrats on reaching 100!

MugwumpMom said...

Great 100...congratulations on reaching 100...I passed mine several posts ago and didn't even realize it.

So, why do you have to wear water proof mascara? Cause you cry when you laugh, or ?? jus curious, though it's none of my business anyway!

Thanks for the help on the beta blogger commenting..I'll give that a try later tonight..right now I have to go get new tires..but was sneaking a peak before I left.


huberama said...

Congratulations on reaching your 100th...from a fellow Canuck. Loved your list!

Brenda said...

Great list, especially the last 8! How awesome that your daughter thinks you're awesome. We have several things in common, but that isn't one of them. LOL. Neither is the mascara - I can't wear it at all, waterproof or not. I do laugh til I cry, and I cry at the national anthem, certain hymns, and praise songs.

Enjoyed learning more about you!

MommaB said...

Congratulations on a post, um I mean, job well done! 100 big ones! Thank goodness I have a ways to go... 100 things about me would be a very long and boring posting for sure!!! And #70? Like there are OTHER channels besides that one? Really? I didn't know that! I tell you, Rachel Ray's $40 bucks a day came in handy for us this week in New Mexico... and you should have seen us critique all the places we did go! Hah! I'll be catching up on reading this weekend, but wanted to send my congrats on to you!

momrn2 said...

Congrats on your 100!! I am so thrilled to have received flowers today!! (of course I read all 100... are you kidding? It's always fun to learn more about you!!) We have so much in common!!Thanks!! :-)

You know, we really need to do something about #51 and get you out here to the West Coast!!! Just say when! :-)

Kate said...

OK, I don't know what happened to my comment... Blooger is having a mood swing. Anyway...
I love your list! Especially #67 - you rock! I LIKE you! ;-) I've been told by many we're prudes since we are careful what we watch and only rent movies from But that's ok.
Love your list. You're my kinda girl!

Chappyswife said...

YOU DID IT, Susanne! Yay for you! I enjoyed reading each and every one of them, learning more about you. Yep, I was right. You are pretty special. I share your love of books, so I knew exactly what you were talking about. I'd love to have you come down to my neck of the woods! On a side note, that picture is perfect! You always have the best pictures. I love that. And what a sweet girl you have.

Addie said...

LOVED reading that list Susanne! We have a lot in common, and you seem so much more three dimensional to me now! (does that make sense?) Anyway, I loved it!

Jennifer said...

Wow Susanne, congratulations on your 100! Great list, I think that would be hard to do...saw a few I identified with, big time procastinator, love books, love the smell of books. (worked in a bible bookstore, loved the smell of the leather!) and I wear Coco Chanel. I enjoyed your list,
blessings today,

Katherine@Raising Five said...

Congratulations! Totally with you on the anthem, the confrontation thing, rehearsing, being a prude, and vacuuming. Is there such a thing as being faithful to a fault? You are such a neat person. I'm so glad I get to be a part of your life - even if it's over wireless internet!