Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Happy Birthday to Me~!!

Today, April 8th , is my 58th Birthday.
In honor of this I am going to tell you 58 things about me.
  1. I was born in Nashville, Kansas. (ever heard of it?)
  2. I have brown eyes and brown hair...........................
  3. I am 5'10" tall....used to be taller, but I am shrinking.
  4. I wear a size 10 shoe....don't do heels, not anymore.
  5. I have 8 kids who call me grandma. And each one of them is as important as the next one.
  6. I have one sister and three brothers. And they all live within 50 miles of me.
  7. I have loved to read since the day that I learned how. I read everyday~
  8. I have been married twice. And that will be it
  9. My favorite season is summer. It can never be too hot for me! 100 F x 365 days would be okay with me.
  10. My favorite thing to eat is potato chips and sour cream.
  11. I weigh more than I want to but I find dieting too hard and so therefore I have learned to be happy with how I am.
  12. I have lived in the same house for 22 years. In the same town for 43 years and in the same state for 58 years.
  13. I do not believe in luck. Everything happens for a reason.
  14. I do believe in ghosts. In fact, one lives in my house. Her name is Ada.
  15. I love to grow plants and flowers. And I am good at it.
  16. I do not like nasty comments on my blog if they do not pertain to the post they are placed on.
  17. I do not get to see enough of my adult children.
  18. My dad died when I was 7 years old.
  19. My favorite pet of all time was a black and white dog named Muggsie. He was part Pekingese and part terrier. He was killed by a pit bull.
  20. I am terrified of mice.
  21. I have never had a traffic ticket of any kind.
  22. I am a RN. Graduated from nursing school in 1983.
  23. I will not eat breaded tomatoes. They disgust me.
  24. I can type without looking at the keys. Used to type at 120 wpm.
  25. I know shorthand.
  26. I used to want to be a secretary. I tried it and hated it!
  27. I grow orchids and African Violets. I have an African Violet that is more than 15 years old.
  28. I have a live fig tree in my living room that has been there for 21 years.
  29. I wish that I could ice skate.
  30. My favorite place in the whole world would have to be Bangkok Thailand.
  31. I hate to cook.
  32. My favorite flowers are alstromerias.
  33. My favorite color is purple. (for the moment, anyway)
  34. I love to read James Patterson books. Especially the Alex Cross series.
  35. I haven't been to the doctor in 3 years...shame on me. Bad image for a nurse.
  36. I broke my right leg in 2004 in 4 places and have a titanium rod in place.
  37. My mom was my hero.
  38. I can't wait to retire. In fact I am counting down the days. 1462
  39. I do not want to be older than 80. I have a plan!
  40. I do not like surprises.
  41. I like to gamble.
  42. I have written my autobiography. I was in middle school then. I wonder where it is.
  43. I wish I could be a private investigator.
  44. My favorite TV shows are the CSI's.
  45. I also am a VH1 junkie.....Rock of Love Bus! I am in love with Bret Michaels.
  46. I love Jodi Piccoult books. My Sister's Keeper has been my favorite.
  47. I have an IPOD with more than 500 songs on it.
  48. I hate to exercise.
  49. I love to play with my grandchildren.
  50. My husband is 18 years older than me.
  51. I love chocolate
  52. I like beer. Especially in the summer while mowing the yard and listening to my Ipod.
  53. I have a soft side swimming pool I put up every year in my back yard.
  54. I do not like to eat out.
  55. I hate waiting in line for anything.
  56. I do not like to shop.
  57. My favorite vehicle is my riding lawnmower. I won't let my husband use it.
  58. This is the last time ever I will be 58 years old.


  1. Happy Birthday, Paula! Praying for birthday blessings for you.

  2. Happy Birthday--I hope you have a wonderful day :)

  3. Happy Birthday Paula!!! I enjoyed reading you list!!! Hope you have a great birthday!

  4. Happy bithday Paula. I too enjoyed reading your list. Easter blessings to you and your family!


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