In my effort to write more on this blog, I figured I’d to the ever clichéd thing and tell you all 100 things about me. But I’ll spread it out over a while, and maybe five or so posts so I don’t run out of things to say.
#1 This is me:
I took this photo in February I think.
#2. I am 31 years old, and a widowed mother of four children. They are 11, 11, 9 and 6.
#3. When I was 18 years old, I met a guy on the internet. We were married 1 year later, and had four wonderful children together before he died in October 2009. Just 2.5 months before our 10th Wedding anniversary.
#4. My husband and I only met in person one time before we were married. It was the day he proposed to me, and we only spent one day together. I lived in Edmonton, AB, and he was stationed overseas in Wiesbaden Germany (where we were married). When I flew to Germany, I was there for only two weeks before we were married. So we met online Dec 98, met in person Aug 99, and were married Dec 99.
#5. I am Canadian by birth, Dutch by heritage, yet I live in the USA near Seattle.
#6. This fall I will be FINALLY getting my citizenship, and I am so excited for that. It’s been a long time coming, and I can’t wait to finally be an actual citizen rather than just a Green Card holder.
#7. The worst thing/things I have ever been through is watching my husband die, and having to come home and tell my kids their daddy died.
#8. I am a VERY STRONG advocate for the Flu Vaccine with H1N1. Simply stated, in my opinion, if you don’t get the flu vaccine, I think you’re a fucking idiot. I don’t care if we’re friends or not, I’ll still think you’re an idiot if you don’t get it. My family included.
#9. My 29-year-old husband died from H1N1 complications.
#10. Photography is my passion, and I love my Canon 60D
#11. I sleep in a king size bed 6 nights out of the week by myself, and I still sleep on only one side. I’ve always been that way, even when I was younger and lived at home…only slept on one side of my bed.
#12. I met my man, whom you all know as, Mr eHarmony, on eHarmony. Duh! We’ve been dating for 6 months now! Here are a couple pictures of us, taken back in October, on our 3d date I think.
Aren’t I a lucky girl? He’s my beefcake!
#13. I didn’t want to date Mr eHarmony at all because he is in the Army, but then I saw this photo, and I was like “Oh my, I have to get my hands on him”. And I did. Truth be told, it wasn’t his bulging pecs and big strong arms that won my heart, it was his sense of humor and ability to make me laugh so hard I can’t breathe and/or feel like I’m about to pee my pants.
#14. I love to bake cupcakes, and do it for all the kids’ birthdays, and other random occasions. I have some photos in this post.
#15 I used to be really fat. I’m still about 70lbs overweight, but I was even heavier. I lost 4-5 pant sizes in the first year after my husband died. I’m working to lose the last 3, but it’s been quite a struggle. I’m getting there though!
#16 I hate exercise with a passion. Yeah, it makes me feel good, and I’m proud of myself for doing it, but I hate it.
#17 I yell too much.
#18 I’m 31 and I still laugh at farts!
#19 Somethings I won’t go cheap on. Those include makeup, and I stick to the brands I know that work. So, Clinique for my foundation and coverup. MAC for my eyeshadow/mascara, and various other brands for other things. Oh, and I think that Benefit’s Erase Paste is the best thing since sliced bread.
#20 My favorite perfume is Saint by Kat Von D. Thanks to my sissy poo for buying me that and getting me hooked on it!
#21 l love to read, and once I find a good book, you can’t tear me away from it. Hunger Games anyone?
#22 I need more female friends, I’m lonely a lot of the time. But I also have trouble reaching out and making said friends; I hate to seem vulnerable and in need of/asking for help etc, even more so now since my husband died.
#23 I’m a really good cook and baker.
#24 One of the things I hate the most is being an only parent. It’s also one of the hardest things I’ve ever done/am doing. Talk about the weight of the world on your shoulders.
#25 I believe everything tastes better with bacon.