Getting To Know You

In honor of Valentine’s Day, I’ve made up a game called Yes, this is True to help you get to know me a little better. I’d like to know more about you too, so please leave a few truths about yourself in the comments.

My Idea of a good Valentine’s Day Celebration

Truths About Me

  1. I was born in Florida and have never lived anywhere else
  2. My husband is my best friend (I know we all say that, but it is true)
  3. I eat red meat at least two times per week
  4. If I was inclined to have a pet, it would likely be a cat (that doesn’t shed)
  5. I am/was an ordained Deacon in the Presbyterian church
  6. I created a publishing center for children in a public elementary school
  7. I served as PTA President for two years at my daughter’s Elementary School
  8. I am a self-proclaimed domestic goddess and love home decorating, entertaining, re-decorating…crafting, sewing, floral design, and tablescapes
  9. I value authenticity and individualism in my friendships and on-line connections
  10. I was a swim coach for tykes and toddlers
  11. I think of myself as being creative
  12. I value education and life-long-learning
  13. I have a ‘Potty Mouth’
  14. I was an original founder of my community Women’s Club (now in its 17th year)
  15. I wrote a journal writing workshop in 1996 and conducted sessions several weeks per year for 2 years
  16. I jumped out of an airplane, once and would definitely do it again
  17. I love zip-lines, aerial obstacle courses, paddle boards, kayaks and outdoor adventures in general
  18. I once won an upgrade to a Celebrity Suite on a cruise ship while playing Bingo
  19. I was a member of the Miami Ski Club for several years
  20. I know how to use a variety of power tools
  21. I kept a daily journal for nearly 30 years – they are all boring as hell
  22. I am most comfortable in jeans, a tee-shirt and flip flops
  23. I prefer natural nails
  24. I hate small talk
  25. I will call ‘bulls**t when I hear it (even if I know there will be consequences)
  26. I once owned a horse named Rocky
  27. I don’t have any tattoos and only my ears are pierced
  28. I don’t like dark chocolate
  29. If I were a fruit, I’d be a Pineapple – prickly on the outside but sweet on the inside
  30. I can’t tolerate people who smoke cigarettes, but I will take a puff or two of a very nice cigar
  31. My favorite sweet treat is vanilla ice cream with caramel sauce
  32. Everyone knows my favorite color is blue
  33. I am an eternal optimist

Happy Valentine’s Day

Your Turn

Please share (in the comments) at least 5 things about yourself that I can’t get from reading your blog. Or better yet, write your own list of ‘truths’ and link back to this post so we can all get to know each other better.

Linked to Natalie’s Weekend Coffee Share. You can find her over at Natalie the Explorer, where she is busy building a life, and a wonderful blogging community.

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