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1/15/12 5:49 P

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I love the lists!!!

"A dream is only a dream unless you take the necessary steps to achieve it." ~Anon

"The pain of discipline is nowhere near the pain of regret." unknown

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1/8/12 9:04 P

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1. I am 69 and still don't know what I want to be when I grow up.
2. I am mother of 3 and grandmother of 7.
3. I always have a project going or being thought up
4. Taught myself to crochet and knit.
5. Am teaching myself about wood working
6. Love to take care of my flower gardens.
7. Am a retired special education teacher (social emotional disordered)
8, Start the day with my Lord.
9 Was divorced and remarried.
10. I love to read

The Lord is my tower and my strength!

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11/1/11 10:24 P

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This looks fun and I enjoyed reading everyone's!
1) I am a 44 year old wife of Mike, Mom of 2 and Nana of 2
2) I taught myself to play guitar in 1995
3) I love hummingbirds
4) We spent 4 winters in Malawi, Africa preparing to become full time missionaries...but then plans changed
5) I walk 3 miles on my tredmill about 5 times a week.
6) I love coffee but gave up caffeine about 11 months ago...Starbucks decaf Sumatra is consumed daily in my home
7) I like TV, Facebook and Pinterest way too much!
8) I start everyday with coffee while reading my Bible and journalling
9) 1997 I started journalling...I now have 56 full journals!
10) Candy is my caloric downfall

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3/29/11 2:46 P

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Hi J! I absolutely loved your list - very educational; I didn't know that female hamsters would eat their young. That being said, I don't know where you live, but am willing to drive any distance to get your bottom to the gym for the sake of your children's safety. LOL emoticon

I also think it's wonderful that you've gone back to school; what's your major?

Oh, and making your daughter occasionally babysit without pay just adds character!

Thanks so much for posting to the thread!

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3/18/11 5:35 A

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It has been so cool to read about everyone here! What awesome backgrounds and goals everyone has!

1. I have been married for 17 years to my HS sweetheart, and we have 5 kids ages 13, 11, 7, 5, & 4.
2. I love to ride my bike. I'll go anywhere on a bike because it's great for the environment and my body too. My longest ride was 48 miles last September, and this summer I will be doing a Metric Century, 67 miles.
3. I am a church musician; I play the flute at a Catholic church every Sunday and holiday. I sometimes hate the music my director picks out, and I secretly want her job someday.
4. I'm a college student in my 40's. When I turned 18, my parents told me to break up with my boyfriend, or move out. So I moved out, married him, and had 5 kids with him. It took a long time to get to college, but I will graduate from IL State Univ. in 2013.
5. I hate taking my kids to the grocery store.
6. I make my 13-year old daughter babysit without pay sometimes.
7. My morning is not complete without a trip to the gym. If I don't go to the gym, I turn into Hamster Mom. Hamsters eat their young. ;)
8. My favorite breakfast is PB&Banana on toast or English muffin. It's the world's perfect food. I will make a special trip to the grocery store on my bike and purchase ONE banana.
9. I pick up litter when I go for walks.
10. I'm learning Spanish so that I can communicate better with the parents of my kindergarten CCD students who can't speak English.

Jennifer P., Central IL

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8/23/10 11:57 A

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Great list, Sherry! Wow, a marathon at 50? My goals are so much lower - like, a 5k at 40! LOL

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8/22/10 1:23 P

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OK, I will try it...
1.This is the first year I won't home school my kids in 16 years. I cried when my sons started college and my daughter started High school.
2.I own a diesel Beetle
3.I have a nursing degree and a teachers license--I might go back to work this year.
4.I will be married to my sweetheart for 30 years in November. I pray my children will find the loves of there lives,too.
5.I have biological kids and adopted kids. I was the first person to hold them all!
6.I hate to do laundry
7.I ran a marathon at Disney World when I was 50 years old. I won't ever do that again.
8.I took care of my parents at home until they went to heaven
9.I think about writing a book but haven't ever started.
10.I had knee surgery on August 13 and have tracked my food and exercise every day. I do weights, core and leg exercises because I believe there are no excuses.

Edited by: SHERRY257 at: 8/22/2010 (13:30)
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8/13/10 9:34 A

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It's great to hear from you! How have you been doing? Great list, by the way!

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8/12/10 12:34 P

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1. I have been AOL from this group for a while, but have kept you all in mind. (Remember the get-together at my house?)

2. I am terrified of bears!!!!

3. I love my job, but it will end on Sept. 30. (Stimulus job, good only for one year, darn it.)

4. I have 3 grandsons that are spectacular.

5. I love, love, love fresh garden tomatoes.

6. I am a Master Gardener, currently an alumnus of the program due to life difficulties.

7. I just introduced Anita, a co-worker, to this site and she loves it so far.

8. I like all of my cans in the cupboard to face forward, grouped by catagories, oldest cans in front.

9. I used to play the flute and hope to get back to it.

10. I am a member of Beta Sigma Phi.

Edited by: SHELKLINGER at: 8/12/2010 (12:35)
What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others lives, and is immortal. (unknown)

Tickle the Earth with a rake and she will giggle flowers.

Give until it hurts, then give a little bit more.

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4/19/10 1:49 P

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1. I'm extraordinarily hard on myself.
2. I am a Breast Cancer Survivor.
3. I am married.
4. I have 2 adult children.
5. I quilt.
6. I play golf.
7. I want to change professions.
8. I got my bachelor's degree at age 44.
9. I can't wait to retire to Florida.
10. I live in the country on a dead end road.

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9/8/09 2:58 P

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Ok, I'll go.

1) I'm a nerd, in all sense of the word.
2) I make a living as a web designer/programmer.
3) I'm a volunteer EMT. (I enjoy this more than #2.)
4) My wife is a saint.
5) I have a son, 9, whom I adore.
6) I'm a Cub Scout leader.
7) In my free time, I play games (board, video, card; you name it).
8) I used to take Karate lessons (in my pre-fatty days) and would like to get back into that.
9) I'm allergic to cats, which is unfortunate.
10) I'm a Vespa owner.

Ta da!

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"They say that when you can't run anymore, you crawl. And when you can't crawl... when you can't do that... You find someone to carry you."

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8/22/09 10:13 A

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Hope it's ok to jump in here emoticon

1) I am married to my best friend.
2) I have a wonderful 3yo grandson and another grandchild on the way.
3) I have been a nurse for 20 years and still love my job.
4) I love to run.
5) I am addicted to reading.
6) My favorite dessert is ice cream.
7) I hate to do dishes.
8) I drink way too much coffee.
9) I watch headline news every morning, and if I miss it my day is just all messed up.
10) I quit smoking 6 months ago.

Doing This for Me!!!

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6/29/09 9:22 P

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1. I am more spiritual than religious. I talk to God like He is right next to me.
2. I love my husband, John, more than I have ever loved another man. I could survive without him but I sure don't want to!!! He is the most amazing, supportive husband God could have ever blessed me with.
3. I have felt the power of a love like no other: it happened at 10:03 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24, 2009 when my husband and I welcomed our beautiful baby boy, Niklas Alexander, into this world. Thank you Lord for helping me to hold on long enough for him to be healthy (I started labor at 32 weeks but through bed rest made it to 39 weeks).
4. I am one of six children.
5. I have a father and a sperm donor. The latter doesn't deserve the title Dad or Father. My dad is amazing- he married my mom and adopted five of her six children (we were under 18 at the time) and he was 59 years old and had already raised three sons. Even though they've since divorced, they are still friends.
6. I have been a vegetarian all my life; but, I'm lacto ovo. I eat eggs, cheese, and milk.
7. I have played the piano since age four. I hope my child (and any future children) enjoy music as much as I do.
8. I love to read, research, and write. Yes I was a geek in high school and still am!!
9. I love teaching. I would never, however, teach in a prep school or a wealthy district. I most enjoy working with low-income children. They need someone to care.
10. I WILL lose my baby weight!

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6/9/09 3:25 P

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1. My daughter is my best friend
2. My current favorite dessert is ice cream with something chocolate in it or on it. But I'm becoming rather fond of vanilla yogurt with fresh fruit added. -- and I love a good Tiramisu also.
3. I like to listen to books and PodCasts on my iPod
4. I like to work with my dog, and would love to see him do well at herding, Ralley obedience, OR agility. But - I am an amateur (never done it before), I find myself without enough energy after work, and there is a real 'fear of failure' also.
5. October will mark my 30 year wedding anniversary.
6. We have 3 grown kids, the youngest of which is still at home, but looking to buy a house this year. I will miss her when she moves out.
7. DH and I have been on work mission trips to Trinidad (2 times), and Haiti (3 times), and DH has also been on work mission trips to Honduras (2 times)
8. I love the water and it feels more like fun than exercise.
9. I work in a nursing home with dementia patients and I love working with the demented (makes me feel right at home - lol, but really - I do love it)
10. I have enough equipment at home to do all the exercise I want, but go to a gym anyway -- mostly for the dedicated time and accountability to a friend.

Well… that wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. And Rebecca, you are quite an accomplished person. I would love to learn sign language and know someone with a grandson/son that is hearing impaired, needing to use signing. But I've just not got the time and the patience. Good luck getting into the master's program. I'm sure you'll do very well.


"All things can be done for the one who believes." Mark 9:23

�Even if you are on the right track, you�ll get run over if you just sit there.� --Will Rogers
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5/31/09 9:50 A

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I found this thread in one of my other teams, and I thought it was a lot of fun and a good way to get to know each other. I hope a lot of people participate so we can get closer as a team.

I'll begin by telling you 10 things about myself.

1. My mom is my best friend.
2. I'm terrified of spiders, but have no problem with rats or snakes. I can pick them up with no fear.
3. I have an strange obsession with Hello Kitty.
4. I've studied several languages, including French, German, Russian, Italian, and Spanish, and am currently taking an American Sign Language class.
5. My favorite dessert is Tiramisu.
6. I absolutely love music and have iTunes or my iPod going almost 24 hours a day.
7. I love art and am taking a drawing class this summer. I'm nervous, but it should be fun.
8. My favorite movie is the French film Cyrano de Bergerac with Gerard Depardieu.
9. I've applied to the master's program at the University of Illinois in legal studies. I want to work in the area of advocacy for children and the disabled.
10. My favorite exercise is swimming.

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