Monday, July 11, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday for July 12!!

A fun weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish!
This week's theme? 
Top Ten Facts About Me

#1 My oldest son turns 38 years old today! 
Although he moved many miles away, taking his wife and six children with him, 
I am so very proud of him and his family!
He is a very hands-on involved father. Cooks. Cleans. Cares for his children.
(He doesn't consider it "babysitting.")
Happy birthday! And here's to many more!

#2 I am a proud mama of three sons!
Trust me, this is an accomplishment! 
I allowed them to live through those teenage years and am glad I did!
(Though there were times...) :)

#3 I now have 11 grandchildren!
It's true! All of them adorable and wonderful in their own unique ways!

#4 I do love animals!
I always dreamed of being a veterinarian, 
but was literally allergic to every fur-bearing animal! 
I sure wish I hadn't been. I was a science/math geek in high school. 
I bet I could have done it...but it was impossible. 
But now I have my felines I can live with! That makes me happy!

#5 I love to read! 
I know. Such shocking revelations I am choosing to reveal to you!
It's...well...shocking! 
This is one thing for which I am grateful to my mother--
she did everything in her power to encourage me to read--
and it definitely worked! :)

#6 I am an only child--no siblings for me! :(
I'm sure I definitely missed out, but perhaps I'll have tons of siblings 
in future lifetimes, or perhaps I have had in past lifetimes!
Don't get me wrong. I realize it is not always fun, but...

#7 I am searching for an employer who will PAY ME TO READ, dammit! :)
I love it! I'm very skilled. Someone hire me now! ;)

#8 Though I love blogging, so many times 
I just want to read rather than blog!
It's so true! And I feel that working full-time in front of a computer also discourages me from doing the same thing when I'm home in the evening or even on the weekend!
I love composing and posting reviews, but...it just doesn't 
compare in enjoyment to reading more books!

#9 If I had the opportunity I would definitely be a perpetual student, 
teaching some courses on the side!
As I told someone just last week, I would always be taking courses if I could do so.
I love to learn!!
I made a commitment to myself to read more Nonfiction this year
and I'm so glad I did...and have! 

And last...but by no means least...
#10 I am a logophile!
*GASP!!* I know...again...more shocking revelations!
I love playing word games. I. JUST. LOVE. WORDS! 

Tell me one thing about yourself!

14 comments:

  1. Aw 11 grandchildren! That's amazing :-) Lovely to know more about you.

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    1. Thanks! What I love most about the grandchildren is watching my own children and their spouses be such wonderful parents!

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  2. Ah, 11 grandchildren, that is so great. And I am an only child as well. :) Great list.

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    1. Thanks! Can't wait to see everyone else's list!

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  3. Happy birthday to your son.
    Reading and learning - that would be the ultimate job!

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    1. Uh, yeah...exactly! Who's hiring?!? :)

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  4. If you find that job that pays you to read books that YOU like...let me know!!

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    1. I will definitely spread the word! :) (Don't hold your breath!)

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  5. Haha, your number 10 made my list this week, too :)

    My TTT.

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    1. Cool! Can't wait to see your list, Allyson!

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    1. Thanks! And thanks for stopping by! Did you do this TTT? I'll have to visit and see! :)

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  7. Well happy birthday (one day belated) to your son! He sounds like a wonderful family man. And it also sounds like you have a large family that you cherish. :) I'm very allergic to most animal dander so I wouldn't have done well in that line of work, either. And if you find someone willing to pay you to read... pass along my number, will you? LOL

    Tanya @ GIRL PLUS BOOKS

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    1. Oh, definitely, Tanya! I will gladly alert any and all to that employment opportunity! Unless of course...there is only ONE position available...then...well... ;) All three of my sons are actively involved with their families, they do it all, there is no "woman's work," as my ex used to say! :)

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