Mondays are for Memories – Feb 2009

As I was looking for a “memory” post for today I came across this one called “25 Random Things” from 2009.  I thought it might be fun to post the original one, with some updates now that we’ve been on the road for 7 more years!

25 Random Things – Feb. 15, 2009

I’ve been a Facebook member for about the last year (at the suggestion of my children). It’s been a fun way to get little snippets of their lives and it’s also been fun to connect with folks from my previous (non-RVing) lifetime! (It’s also been a great way to stay connected with the friends we have made along the way and the projects where we have served.) Right now there is activity going around facebook called 25 (or 16 or 40) Random Things. It’s a exercise to come up with the required number of random things about yourself and then “tag” other folks who also have to come up with their own lists. So, before I get tagged for 40 random things – here are my 25 Random Things. This was harder than you might think!
1.I was born in New Hampshire but never lived there. – Still true
2.I currently am a Florida resident, but have never lived there. Still true
3.Over four years ago I moved from a 4000 sq. ft. house to a 300 sq. ft motor home. Nothing’s changed. We’re in the same motor home that we started out with.
4.I LOVE my 300 square foot home. Still in love with it – especially with the new renovations!
5.Although we have been traveling for 4 ½ years there are still 12 states in the lower 48 that we haven’t spent a night in. OK – we’ve been traveling for 11 1/2 years and there is only one state that we haven’t made it to. North Dakota.
6.I have five beautiful children including two beautiful daughters-in-law. We’ve added a “significant other” to the family!
7.I have been blessed with three amazing granddaughters. Three? – we’re up to nine!! Five granddaughters and four grandsons. So blessed!
8.Being a gramma is SO MUCH FUN! Amen!!
9.I have an on-line journal. (stop by – www.rvthereyet.org) Still at it!
10.My husband and I serve with a ministry called SOWERS – which stands for Servants On Wheels Ever Ready. – Still serving and still loving it!
11.As a Sower I have: mowed acres of grass (using a zero-turn mower), cleaned pools, painted walls, planted gardens, cooked meals, cleaned bathrooms, folded towels and sheets, answered phones, entered data, and been blessed. I have also been honored to serve on the Board of Trustees of SOWERS, and we have worked with over 202 couples (new friends!).
12.I started dating my husband when I was 14. No change there.
13.I dropped out of college to marry my high school sweetheart. Seems to have worked out ok!
14.This September we will be married 38 years. Phew. This September it will be 45!
15.I love to quilt but have never made a full size quilt for my own bed. I have made a full size quilt for my own bed – but it is currently being stored under the bed. 
16.I made my wedding gown. And I still love to sew!
17.I have two amazing sisters with whom I am very close. They are still amazing and we are still close!
18.I have a wonderful brother too – though I’m not quite as close to him! And he’s still just as wonderful!!!!
19.I have seen many beautiful parts of this country, but my favorite place is still our family cabin in Vermont. Yes, indeed!
20.My husband and I enjoy geocaching. – We bequeathed our geocaching supplies to our son and family and now enjoy hearing their geocaching stories.
21.My “foreign” travel has been limited to Canada, Mexico and one rainy weekend in the Bahamas. Still the same. Though we have been through MORE of Canada, having driven to Alaska and also to Prince Edward Island. 
22.We had our honeymoon at my sister’s house. Fortunately, they were not at home. Nothing new here! We still enjoy visiting at my sister’s house! Especially when they ARE home!
23.I still have my wisdom teeth. Every one of them.
24.I have never been hospitalized except to give birth. Thankfully – still true!
25.Jesus loves me. This I know!

Ok, now it’s your turn!

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