I’m wrapping up the iHomeschool Network’s 10-in-10 series today with the most important topic of all – 10 things you should know about me. Um, yeah, probably not the most important, but maybe it will be fun.
Now, to see if I can come up with 10 things you don’t already know since I’m painfully transparent for the most part.
1. I’m a little OCD. I have these little square Tupperware plates that must be sorted by color. Our dinner plates – 4 different colors – on the other hand, should not be grouped by colors. I like it a lot, though, if the color pattern stays the same. And, don’t even get me started on Skittles, remember?
2. I am a procrastinator. If something has a due date, it’s going to be turned in on the due date, not before. I’m usually pretty dependable, though, so stuff’s not usually late.
3. There are items on the Chick-Fil-A menu that I’ve never tried. Shocking, I know. I’m a creature of habit, though. I like my usual. I’ve never tried any of the wraps, there are a lot of breakfast items I’ve never tried (because I’m not usually up that early), and I think I may have tried just a sample of the spicy chicken sandwich, but I’m not a fan of spicy stuff.
4. I may eat at Chick-Fil-A a little too often. This is evidenced by the fact that Brianna and I had lunch with one of the servers from Chick-Fil-A last Friday. We did not eat a Chick-Fil-A and we don’t know this girl outside of Chick-Fil-A. We ran into her at the curriculum fair, though, and we were on our way to lunch. We invited her to go with us and she did. It was fun.
5. I have room temperature issues. Since I’ve lost weight it’s not uncommon for me to be freezing in the house when it’s 70+ degrees. I still basically dress for winter when I go to church because it’s always cold there. But, I prefer a really cold room for sleeping. It’s just about right if my nose is cold.
6. I am an only child with lots of siblings. Yeah, my family tree is a little complicated. I’m my parents’ only child, but I have half- and step-siblings.
7. I drink my sweet tea out of the same cup every single day. It’s one of the double-insulated acrylic cups with a lid and straw. It keeps my filled-to-the-tippy-top crushed ice from melting and watering down my tea. That’s very important.
8. Jicama is probably the most unusual food I eat. I get asked what it is all the time when I’m checking out at the grocery store. Jicama is a root vegetable that looks like a squashed potato. It’s crispy with a slightly sweet, nutty flavor. I slice it up and eat it raw with hummus.
Chips and dip used to be my dietary downfall. Now, I’d choose jicama, red pepper, and hummus over chips and dips, even if the calories were equal.
9. I’m slightly vain. Brian and the kids were watching Fear Factor last week and this woman had to have her head shaved as one of the challenges. I let my opinion of her intelligence for willingly getting her head shaved be known. There was some discussion and apparently Brian thought that I’d get my head shaved for $10,000.
I mean, I might feel differently if someone were really, truly offering me $10,000, but my first thought is, “Not a chance!”
10. I am extremely, eternally grateful to no longer be obese. When I started my weight-loss journey in November 2009, I never dreamed I’d really be successful. It’s been an amazing, exciting, life-changing couple of years and I never, ever want to go back to the sluggish, aching, ashamed woman that I was.
Do I enjoy getting up early nearly every day to workout? Not always, but it is oh so very worth it.
Those are the things you need to know about me (that you might not have already known). Is there anything I need to know about you?
This post is linked to iHomeschool Network’s 10-in-10 series and Top Ten Tuesday.