I was tagged by Silver Valley Girl to participate in a meme (rhymes with dream).
Here are the rules for the meme:
Each player starts with 7 random facts/habits about themselves.
Those who are tagged need to write on their own blog about their seven things, as well as these rules.
You need to choose 7 people to get tagged and list their names.
Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them that they have been tagged and to read your blog!
7 random facts / habits about me:
1). I am a night person. I love the time after everyone in the household is asleep (even the animals) so I can spend uninterrupted time by myself. It's the time I use to wind down. I can spend it on the computer: surfing, researching, writing. Or I might read a book, work on projects, watch a movie, etc. When our girls were still at home the quiet time in the evenings was about the only time I had to myself.
2). I am a cognitive person. I spend more time thinking than doing. I like to take the time to wrap my mind around something, before I delve into it. I need to analyze, understand, and outline a project (in my mind) before I tackle it. For example: I sell Mary Kay Cosmetics, but before I held classes, I needed to see others hold classes, learn the order of their classes, the illustrations, the why we do this first, then that, etc. It had to make sense to me. (I guess it is a perfectionistic tendency. But although I need to wrap my brain around something before I can do it well, I don't expect others to do things my way).
3). I am a natural born teacher. I have a tendency to teach others. If someone is having a difficult time undestanding how to do something, I can usually assess where they are, what they do not understand, and how to bridge the gap between the two. This ability came in handy when I taught math in private schools. If a student had a gap in their learning, I made sure we filled their gaps before moving them ahead in the curriculum. (I could do this because I usually had only 2 - 5 students in a class at various levels and sometimes different types of math.)
4). Repetition drives me crazy. I had a difficult time reading to my girls when they were very young, because the books were boring and repetetive. I taught my oldest daughter how to read just before her 4th birthday, because I didn't like reading the books over and over. (Later, I learned to "read" books to them like my husband did. Instead of reading the words verbatim, he would tell the story in his own words, asking them questions and embellishing the story each time. This made the mundane a bit more interesting. (Thank heaven for a creative husband!)
5) I love a clean house, but I don't like doing what it takes to keep it that way. (Another repetitious task: housework.) I have learned to keep it orderly, but I don't keep it sparkly. Some people get a real high, when their house is clean. The feeling they have makes the effort worth it. I don't get that feeling. The harder I work at doing the same thing over and over, the worse I feel. For me, end does not justify the means. I would rather be creating or deconstructing something - not just maintaining. Fortunately, the Hunk is not opposed to pitching in to keep things orderly and with two of us the work gets done faster.
6) I miss being on Worship team at church. The Hunk and I did worship off and on throughout the years, and in our last church we did worship for nearly 10 yrs. I miss leading worship, and doing harmonies, etc. Our new church does worship differently, and I haven't felt the desire to join the team. The music is similar, but to me, the team is more of a performance group than one that leads people into worship. Additionally, this church is very time conscious, so they follow a strict formula. Two fast songs, two slow songs, then one song following the sermon. There is no room for flexibilty in the moment. I miss getting lost in the moment with God, and listening to what He has to say as I worship Him.
7) I am very serious about my relationship with the Lord. Without Him, I can do nothing, but I can do all things through Him-Who strengthens me. I went through a very dark time recently, with my chemical depression. My meds stopped working, but I was unsure if it was meds. at first. From October, through mid-March, I was very low. I didn't feel like doing anything. I spent a lot of that time pouring my heart out to Him. He comforted me with His Peace, He gave me His Words of Hope, and He also had ladies order a lot of make-up, so I could make my credit card payments. The orders were coming in daily, somtimes 3 orders in a day. All of this despite the fact I didn't feel like selling, holding classes, calling customers, etc. He assured me that I was loved, and that He would do what no man could do. . .and He did. After I was able to get back on some meds that worked, He no longer had to hold my hand, and the orders stopped coming in.
Since Silver Valley Girl tagged the only people I knew on the web, I decided to make some new friends and enlisted the following people to tag:
1] Life is Short...Buy the Shoes
2] Sarah Cool Recipes
3] The Northern Southerner
4] Temporary Librarian
5] Winters Day In
6] Trust The Children
7] Silver Stamping