100 Things Series | Part 1

School has reopened, gym appointments are back on the calendar- and I am ready for some change and structure around here. Ready to incorporate bible readings into our nightly routine (yes, we got derailed amidst the holidays), make health a priority for me (even if it means my bed doesn’t get made right away), attending worship service regularly again, keeping my patience with my children (and husband), and embracing the current curious toddler phase, instead of detesting it as I have been. All of these will be a challenge, but that is exactly what will make them that much more satisfying. Change is a comin’.
I read one of those ‘100 things about me’ recently, and thought it might be a lame neat thing to do. I’m cheating a little by using a ’25 random things about me’ Facebook note that was sent to me exactly 4 years ago this month. I’ll do it over several posts as to not bore anyone- including myself. Zzzzzz.

100 Things:

{created in 2009}

1. After having my kids, I could care less about watching “A baby story” on TLC. I don’t care about your delivery story!

2. On a shy scale of 1-10, I am a 12!

3. I have seen every episode of little house on the prairie- three times over. I secretly wished I could live in walnut grove with the Ingalls family.

4. My grandfather was a concert violinist (the FSU music building named after him)- I, however, have no musical talent and gave up piano early on

5. In my next life I want to be a country singer with big white teeth, diamonds and a jet .

6. I am obsessed with taking lots of photos of our children, then immediately uploading, printing and putting them in a photo book with dates/names/place (see #12).

7. One of my fears is that I will get cancer.

8. I am a homebody- if I got locked in my house for 2 weeks I would be content.

9. I rarely spent the night out as a child because I would get a stomach “bubble”. I would fake a headache so my parents would come get me.

10. My husband and I have the same Myers-Brigg personalities- ISFJ, and lived 2 miles apart for 10 years before we met. He rocks and I love him more now than ever.

11. Daniel Boone is a family ancestor- my dad was Jonathan Daniel Boone Kuersteiner

12. I am type “A” and like routines, planning, schedules, and lists.

13. Some of my closest friends today, are those from my childhood.

14. My youngest daughter was born with several congenital heart defects- including two holes in her heart.

15. She had open heart surgery at 17 months with subsequent complications and I thought she might die- I thank God each day for this now healthy, precious child that is still with us.

16. I don’t like talking on the phone

17. Big crowds overwhelm me and small talk makes me tired

18. People call me ‘Random Landrum’ because I am often lost in my own thought- saying off the wall things. Life is much more interesting this way.

18. I believed in Santa Clause until middle school when my parents finally told me the truth because the others kids were making fun of me (incidentally, I cannot add- as this is the second #18 I noticed),

19. I love my two girls- would have no idea what to do with a little boy.

20. My dream car growing up was a brown thunderbird with a big eagle on the hood (think 80s)

21. I miss my Dad and wish he could have lived to meet my husband and see my children

22. I would rather travel to Wyoming/Montana (or St. Teresa), than to Europe any day

23. My sister and I were always at different stages growing up (3.5 years apart), but she is my best friend now.

24. When I was little, I used to play ‘secretary’ with a telephone and notepad and pretend like I was transferring calls. I later decided that I wanted to be a cashier at the supermarket since they got to use scanners and credit cards machines.

25. I flipped my jeep (and flattened it) on my way home from college- my mom watched from the car she was driving behind me. I crawled out of the crumpled car with not so much as a scratch.

{continued today}

26. . I was born in Tallahassee and have lived here 34 years. My children are 4th generation Tallahasseeans- which I think it kinda cool.

27. I love heritage, heirlooms and traditions- that can count as #27.

28.. Mike and I met in college- I was at Florida State University and he was having a little more fun at Tallahassee Community College. Incidentally, he was also my neighbor which was later quite convenient.

29. We’ve been married for almost 12 years and together for the past 15 years. I am a lucky girl.

30. I’ve always liked cowgirl boots, gold jewelry, perfumes and picture frames.

31. Mike and I have been pregnant 5 times.

32. During a job interview once, I was asked who I admire most and I said my Mom. It is still true. I try every day to be as good a mom to my children as she is to my sister and me.

33. I love country music, always have. Not sure why- maybe because of their lyrics, that’s just the way it is.

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