Thursday, December 1, 2011

Five Things

Today, I'm joining in at Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop.  I chose the prompt:  Five Things. List 5 things we don't know about you, 5 things you're knowledgeable about, 5 things you know nothing about, and 5 things you believe.

I've written 500 or so posts by now, so there is very little about me that is not known ... except for:

1.  I wheeze when I laugh.  My family gets tickled at the way I laugh.  I wheeze, turn red and occasionally snort when laughing.  A belly laugh is a real work-out for me!

2.  I once had a desire to write a cookbook but gave up when I realized that my family was too picky to eat my practice recipes.

3. I am not photogenic. I am much better looking than any of my pictures! 

4. I am shy when meeting new people, yet it does not bother me to speak in front of a group. I usually have little to say when I don't know someone. Or if I do say something, I'm nervous and it comes off unnatural. Speaking in front of groups is not hard because I have a topic and most of the time have thought out before what I would like to say.

5. I have a fear of heights.I do not like roller coasters because of this fear, and the height of insanity for me would be sky-diving or bungee jumping.

Five things I'm knowledgeable about:

1.  I know what it is like to be infertile.
  Our first child wasn't born until we'd been married 10 years and our last one was born in our 17th year.  Therefore,

2.  I know what it is like to be an older parent. It's exhausting!

3.  I also know what it is like to have a spouse with a mental illness, bipolar disorder
, and what it is like when a doctor looks you in the face and says, "You know, he will never work again."

4.  I'm pretty knowledgeable about the Word of God
.  I've been studying the bible for many years - yet it is paradoxical - the more I study, the more I realize there is so much more to learn!

5.  I'm know about organization - organizing is one of my passions.  The number one rule of organizing?  Get rid of clutter!

I know nothing about:

1.  Mechanical things - that is why I have a husband.  He's in charge of fixing things.

2.  Technology - that is why I have children.  It is their job to come help me or their father when we have screwed up our technology and frustrated ourselves beyond measure.

3.  Higher mathematics - I do not understand half the things my daughter, the math teacher, talks about.  I do take comfort that I can do these life skills:  make change, do fractions, balance a checkbook (I just don't LIKE to do it), read a ruler,
figure out percentages, and I know my times tables!  You'd be surprised how many kids nowadays do not know their times tables.  (I can also read a clock that is not digital - another skill some don't have in today's world.)

4. The best cure for a stomachache
. I have been asked this many times and my top 3 answers are:  1) take a Maalox plus tablet, 2) sip a Seven-Up or Sprite, or 3) put a heating pad on it. Any other suggestions?  Anyone?

5. Rocket science
.  But then, really, who needs to know that kind of stuff other than, well, a rocket scientist?

Five things I believe:

1.  The Gospel
- "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16

2. If I ask forgiveness, He will not deny it
:  "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." 1 John 1:9

3.  The greatest gift you can give is love:  "And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love." 1Corinthians 13:13

4. It is a good thing to work.
  I do not necessarily mean you should work outside the home, but I do think that everyday you should do something.  Laziness is a cancer that eats away at your character. Get up and do something - you'll feel better about yourself.

5. We should enjoy our lives.
  Jesus said, "The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly." John 10:10 Abundant living means appreciating and enjoying your life.  God created you to be special and unique - there is no one else like you!  Be you!  Do the things that make you uniquely you.  And while you're at it, have a belly-laugh everyday!

*graphics are from Google Images


Arnebya said...

Organization would have been squarely at #1 of my "I don't know anything about" list. Help. Me.

Cam said...

I absolutely LOVE your list!!! I totally agree with you about the Bible. The more you learn, the more there is to learn!

Rachael said...

I LOVE to organize things... It's a bit weird, but I find it fun! I'd love to be a professional organizer. I also love your last belief. If we don't enjoy it, what's the point?

Melissa said...

Great lists! I love the one about work. I have a similar work ethic, and it's very difficult for me not to get frustrated by others who do not share this value. Well, I did pray for more patience, so I suppose this is my lesson. :) Nice meeting you in Bloggy World today.

Jennifer said...

I enjoyed your list, especially all the truths from the Bible. And I'm glad that I'm not crazy--I actually enjoy talking in front of groups and can be humorous, but I feel uncomfortable in a group of people I don't know.

It was good to get to know you! :)