I have not been blogging long enough to be tagged for the Seven Random Things Tag, but I am a girl with initiative, a girl who will take the bull by the horns...only figuratively and a girl who just doesn't want to deal with those dang pictures again tonight.
So here goes.
1) I was adopted when I was five months old. My parents went to a "baby store" and picked me out; my Dad picked me because I smiled at him. I have a mental picture of the grocery store in the small town in Vermont where I grew up with the wooden shelves just filled with babies. I don't know what was keeping them from falling off the shelves.
2) I have ADD, no really, I have a bona fide diagnosis and was on Meds for a while. They were a big help with focus, but after a couple of years they caused me to clench my jaw all the time and it was painful, nerve wracking and definitely NOT good for my focus. I never had any learning problems growing up ; I was just "high strung and sensitive". Nice to know that there is a medical reason why I can't ever turn the knob the right way on the Etch a Sketch or blow dry my hair.
3) I have very strange dreams. Abe Lincoln and the groundhog have nothing on me. I dream in color and I smell things in my dreams. I usually remember the dreams the next day. Ask me about the one with the cute guy from Criminal Minds and the pineapple colon cleanse...told you they were weird!!
4)I just quit smoking 10 months ago after smoking for 36 years. Yes, I am glad I am done with it. I loved smoking despite the health issues, it was the social stigma that finally got to me. It wasn't nearly as hard as I imagined and I have not been tempted to relapse. Good girl!
5) I have a left turn phobia. I will often turn right and go down the street to make the turn in an easier spot, or I will wait until I can turn left at a light with a left turn arrow. Apparently this is related to item #2. or so the neurologist tells me. Do you think he was just humoring me?
6)I hate pink. Sorry ladies, but I have just never liked the color for clothes or decor.
7)I have very hot feet. I wear sandals even in the winter and only put on shoes and socks in the winter because I don't want to appear weird. My oldest son has the same issue. I am a warm blooded person and don't get cold easily, but once I am cold I am very cold. Maybe it was growing up in Vermont in the 50s and walking 5 miles uphill both ways, barefooted to school. You think?? Actually Vermont is very civilized and we don't all live on farms or milk cows, who knew?
So now you know some of my many idiosyncrasies and I am betting that you will still come back for more.
Have a good weekend and don't forget the party at The Inspired Room