Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Link Up: 10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Me

Allison, over at Rambling Follower, my long time bloggy friend is doing a link up about 10 things you probably didn't know about me.

  Here goes!

  1. I loved our home growing up, but I hated living in the 'boonies' in rural Minnesota. I've always dreamed of what it would be like living a city full of excitement.   I really like the location of our house now- sort of city, sort of not with a nice big back yard and old house. 

    2. Because we lived so far away from the city or big towns, there were very little job opportunities for a teenager aside from rock picking, detasselling corn, and babysitting (all of which I did for years).  I wanted to be a waitress, but I now I know I would have been terrible at it!  

    3.In a desperate attempt to get out of the house, my senior year, I drove 40 minutes to St. Cloud were I found a job telemarketing for Kerby vacuum cleaners and selling Cutco knives- NOT a step up from rock picking!

    4. During all this time, I made clay beads and rosaries which I thought was a very unglamorous occupation since I could not leave the house for this sort of work.  Now I am so thankful when I don't have to leave the house for work.  It's funny how God works!

    5. I am very strong willed, which has been a source of a lot of trouble, but also it has been my saving grace.  When I make my mind up about something, it's very hard to change it.  I made my mind up about the Catholic Church when I was in 9th grade and have never had doubts about it since.  I have learned a lot since then, but there is nothing that could change my mind about the Catholic Church.  It's the one true church!

    6. I am a very thorough person- not a perfectionist, but thorough all the same.  I like to do things the right way or not at all.  I've read so many parenting, marriage, spirituality, diet, homeschooling, and education books, that my brother makes fun of me. He says parenting is not a science! Well, no, but there still is a right way and a wrong way to do it- as well as many other ways in between and different styles.

    7.  I have a terrible habit of focusing in on things that I am doing and ignoring everything else.  I often get lost in my work.  When my husband tries to ask me questions while I am focused on the task at hand, I say something blankly like "yes" or "no" or "Ok, that great" without knowing what he even said.   He patiently says, "Sarah, do you even know what I said?"  Now my daughter is starting to do the same thing!  bad, I know.

    8.  My husband and I have our date nights (in) on Wednesday and Thursday.

    9. Our date nights (at home) have gotten better since we only get two nights a week together. It makes it more special and we usually drop all other work just to hang out together. 

    10.  Probably no surprise, my love language is quality time together. No amount of words, gifts or physical touch comes close to sharing a good conversation, a laugh or even some tears together.  I also love this when it comes to friends, but I am finding it so hard to do these days.

    Now your turn. 

    Link up with Allison


Allison said...

I am a suburban girl - then and now - and have NO CLUE what rock picking is and why someone would pay you to do it. Please, enlighten us! ; )

Sarah Harkins said...

For your night reading (because this sort of thing will put you to sleep) it's when you comb through the corn fields picking up rocks and throwing them into a tractor trailer. Not rocket science, but it is hard labor on hot days in a Minnesota summer!

Katie Rose said...

how wonderful that you guys make those two nights for each other! i also detassled corn, it was brutal!

Christina said...

I really like number 7!! I have always thought that about you and and it even slighty bothers me sometimes :) I laughed, because you are Tom and both like that and I always wondered if you actually knew that about yourselves.

Dwija {House Unseen} said...

I do that same "yes, no, okay" thing when I'm trying to work while hubby is talking to me. It drives him crazy!

Mandy Benton said...

I remember telling you I wanted to marry a farmer, and you told me how NOT FUN it was to pick rocks out of plowed fields. It was the first time I ever thought of farming as really hard work (because I had never actually been on a farm at that point in my life!).

I am the EXACT SAME when i am preoccupied and Greg always asks me too if I heard a word he said. I really have to turn away from what I am doing and focus when people are talking to me, i get really involved in what I am doing.