One year ago today, I did my first blog post. Originally, college kid and I were planning to co-blog. She then found out how busy college life was, and she just didn’t knit a lot. That’s OK.
She left for college today. And she was really ready. As was I. (I love you, Lexi!) She’s loving her career choice, and wants to get further into it.
My most popular post? By far, the one about my Damask Kauni.
Here’s where it’s at now.
Actually, I’m a bit further than this. I’ve begun the left side collar. One of my goals, after I complete Seasons of Lace, is to finish this.
I’ve done 150 posts, and there have been 1,079 comments. More comments would be fun though!!!
So, have you gotten to know me at all? If not, I’m going to do a meme. I never do them, but this one intrigued me. Tammy tagged me for this one. It’s going to take some thinking, and I don’t do well at self- analysis.
Think back on the last 15 years of your life. What would you tell someone that you haven’t seen or talked to for 15 years? How would you sum up your life? You get 10 bullet points. A list of 10 things to summarize about you.
~Fifteen years ago, I was pregnant for the 7th time. And we only had one child. There were some rough years in there! We now have 5 children, so if you do the math, I was pregnant 10 times. And I threw up with every pregnancy. A lot. Just for kicks, I figured out that I threw up for 4 1/2 years!!!
~I don’t think I was knitting 15 years ago. I learned to knit in 8th grade. (That’s 30 years ago.) I knit in college, but then didn’t knit for a lot of years. I started again in earnest about 5 years ago.
~We bought a motorhome in 2004. Our goal is to travel to all 48 states. We have 15 left. We wimped out this year and went to Canada instead. No planning and it was nice and cool. Next May, we’re going to Washington DC and down the coast. “The bus” has been a lot of fun.
~I love having teenagers. For the most part, they’re really cool. Our kids are 19, 14, 13, 9, and 8. I don’t ever need another 3 year old. Our kids are all a bunch of bullheads with tons of personality. Sometimes I have to remind myself that personality is a good thing. I don’t have sweet obedient children. But someday they may well run the world!
~I hate housework. Laundry isn’t a big deal, but I hate the constant picking up. When Kid 5 was about 2, I almost lost it. I couldn’t be supermom. God placed Mary Poppins in our lives. I babysat her when she was little. She babysat for me in high school. After college, she was here full time for a year, and then part time while she got a masters degree. She kept me sane. The last year, I’ve been on my own again, but my kids are older, so we’re good. Remember this photo? My laundry room looks almost this bad now. The puppy is bigger.
~My sanity may be in question this year. I’m homeschooling Kid 4 this year. It’s not something I’ve ever planned to do, but God has better ideas than I do. I’m thinking I need to pull out some of my brainless knitting to keep me calm!
~I have a quilting addiction that’s just as ridiculous as my knitting addiction. I’ve been at home with my kids for 19 years now, and the only thing that has kept me from going nuts is my hobbies.
~I’m a good cook, but my Honey would like me to prove it more often. I have the nicest husband in the world. He’s very low maintenance, but he loves it when I cook. Therefore, I should do it more often!!! He even walks on water!
How did I get that photo??? He’d just jumped off the boat, and I caught him just before he hit the water!
~I’d like for my family, friends, and complete strangers to see Jesus when they look at me, but I fail far too often. I want to be known as a woman of integrity; someone who does the right thing even when no one is watching. I serve a faithful God, and I want those around me to know that.
~I love to make people laugh. Life can be hard, and it’s far too short to take so seriously.
If there’s anything you’d like to ask about me, feel free to ask. I may or may not answer! I don’t have any deep, dark secrets!
Thanks for a great first year of blogging. I’ve gotten to know some pretty cool people. I’ve also found out that I’m not the only crazy knitter in the world, by a long shot! And I think I’ve pushed myself to tackle things and finish things. Again, thanks for a good year. (Wow, that was a long post!!!)