Wednesday, September 25, 2013

50 Random Facts About Me- Part 3

This is Part 3 in a series of posts. You can read previous posts, listing the first 20 "Random Facts About Me", go HERE and HERE to read them.  Hope you enjoy getting to know me a little more.

  21. I'm not a very patient person, but have learned to be more so, being married to my hubby, who takes his time doing almost everything! I'm thankful that God matched me up with him, among other things, to teach me this important lesson.
 22.  I do not like to do housework/clean, even though I absolutely LOVE the feeling of having a clean and tidy house. Soooo, I only do it because I know what the end result will be.
 23.  My favorite time of year is summer...I love early morning sunrises, and late evening sunsets, wearing flip flops, fishing and swimming in the lake on hot days, going to all the outdoor events - festivals, fairs, open-air markets, etc. 
24. As you may have noticed by reading some of my older posts, I like creating crafts and decorating. In high school, I actually considered going to college to be either an interior decorator or architect. (I actually used to draw up my own houseplans, just for fun). But I'm not good at math and I wanted to attend a Christian college, which didn't have degrees in either of those areas. So, I ended up with a psychology degree...just a bit different from my first interests.
25. I'm a bargain shopper and rarely purchase anything full price. I love to shop at Goodwill, as I will almost always find a deal to buy and bring home. Most of my clothes come from Goodwill.
26. I also like antique shopping, but do not like to go to garage sales. Don't ask me why. I'm just not a big fan of driving all over the place, only to find mostly junk in the sales. Guess I just don't have the patience for that...again reminding me how impatient I often can be.
27.  As a child, I used to have really bad allergies to pet dander(especially cats). My parents had to get rid of our dog, "Punch", when I was little because of my allergies. I used to get regular allergy shots as a child and hated I got older I grew less and less allergic and now have very little, if any, reactions to pets. I have owned both cats and dogs for many years, now. I still do react to rabbit hair, though.
28. In high school, I owned a parakeet, named "Sparky".  I taught him to say, "Hello", "Pretty bird", "Whatcha doin'?", and "Let me out of the cage."
My dog, snoopy(poodle mix, so no shedding) and Sparky
29. I collect quilts and teacups/teapots. I also have a nice collection of angels...even though I don't collect them now, I have kept several of my favorites that were gifts from friends and family members.
30. I am a family genealogy buff. I found documents of my father's French Canadian heritage (my maiden name was St. Germain) that goes back 12 generations, to the 1600s. The first family members to immigrate from France to Canada (at that time called New France) were Jean Saint-Germain (a French officer), who married Jeanne Bouche' (one of the filles du roi) sent from France to be married off to French officers in the new land. I love the history, as it has such a romantic aura! My grandfather, Canadian born, married my American (German/Scot) grandmother here in America in 1921, but didn't become a citizen until the 1950s.  
  •  If you are a history buff, like me, you might find more interesting information on Canada's history HERE (especially take note of the part labeled "New France". My family history was a part of those events and involved some of my distant relatives!)
Well, that's 10 more random bits of information about me. Hopefully, it's not too much about me and you are still  enjoying these little multi-episode posts! A few more posts and I'll be it's really gonna get interesting, as I'm starting to run out of things to write. Guess I'll have to really put on my thinking cap. Stay tuned!

“Better joy in a cottage than sorrow in a palace” Spanish Proverb

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  1. You're going to think I'm silly, but I've been clicking on your blog each day looking for part 3! So, this evening, I was excited to have 10 more things to learn about you - I think I'm going to have to do this on my blog! Anyway, my ancestors came to America from Scotland in 1620 (Yup...waaaaay back) and then immigrated north to Canada the next generation. They stayed in Canada until my Mom met my Dad in 1946, got married and then became a citizen about 1950! There aren't any French ancestors in my history, but there are Canadians!! You should check out a video you can find on You Tube called "Waking Up Canadian". It talks about a little "glitch" in the system that would make people like me able to have dual citizenship because my mother was Canadian even though I was born here. It's pretty funny...but, very interesting. But, I'm getting off track! lol

    I love the story about your bird! That's amazing what you were able to teach it! My favorite is "Let me out of the cage!" ha ha! That must have startled many visitors to your home!

    Blessings, Joan

    1. sweet that you want to read more of my posts! Isn't is awesome to know your heritage and family ancestry? I wonder if the double citizenship would apply to my grandfather being a Canadian citizen. That could come in handy. And yep, my bird was pretty entertaining, for sure! Thanks for stopping by again. I'll try to post my next one sooner.


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