I am usually one minute away from a nervous breakdown, due in part to genetics and exacerbated by  raising 3 amazing kids. I am passionate about a long list of things, including some that I’d spend a night in the pokey over.

As I’ve aged (I’d like to think like wine which has mellowed me and made me more well-rounded, and hopefully not like cheese which would mean I’ve just gotten more stinky over time), I’ve begun to accept a few things about myself.  Let’s see:

  • I’m not very spontaneous.  If I’m a passenger, I like to hold onto the map and check it frequently.
  • I really don’t like noise, which is why I could never be an elementary teacher.  Instead, I am a “retired” high school English teacher.  I am, however, a terrible speller.  Good thing I taught English, not spelling.
  • I have three kids who are the light of my life – but it would be nice if they came with dimmer switches sometimes.  When people say that women forget the pains of childbirth, they have never met someone like me.  I have a freaky good memory and good hearing.
  • I like to run even though I’m not genetically predisposed to being gazelle-like.
  • I like red toe-nail polish but never paint my finger nails.
  • I’m more of a cat person than a dog person, although I have one of each.
  • Inside my head, I am a great painter – too bad my hands can’t translate what I see.  I can knit, cross stitch, hang sheet rock, sew a bride’s maid’s dress, make a mean chocolate chip banana bread muffin and a whole bunch more old school things like that.
  • My greatest skill in life is being a fast reader.  Drives my husband nuts.
  • I can’t figure out a percentage to save my little soul.  That means during those standardized tests, I wasted lots of time in that section.
  • I am really rather random, but it all makes sense in my little mind…just wait a bit and the dots will connect.

Curious? Let’s have a cup of coffee and I’ll spin you a tale.

8 thoughts on “Trivia

  1. I am curious as to how this Erma Bombeck-esque friend of mine has become a stand up comedian without me knowing it! Ok so I know we haven’t ventured out to your coast and now we are down in the Gulf coast so do you think we will ever meet again? love ya, Sue

    • Hey there’s got to be an airport near ONE of us! 🙂 Can’t wait to see you guys…you jonesin’ some snow yet? We’ve got some. (Although not lots, and none at my house – we’ve got flowers. Great to hear from you miss!!! ❤ U guys!

    • I think some of it is just a genetic anomaly of sorts (giggle) but you can increase your speed by training yourself to look at words (versus letters) and then chunks of words, et cetera. Oh, and lots and lots of practice. 🙂

  2. Dear Kristina, I’m new to blogs, blogging, etc., but I want to thank you. Your ‘One-armed stripper’ story took me there. The 4-yr-old in my family, who is ‘going-on’ 16, would have made that our next dinner-time, or preschool, conversation. His name is Phillip, and as you put it, he needs a dimmer switch. Thanks again, I can’t get the smirk off my face, and for that I must blame you. Keep writing. William

    • Oh, thanks so much for the response. Our kiddos are a delight aren’t they? Just about every day one of mine says something that just cracks me up. The sad thing is just how fast they grow up! I love that last time I check on them before bed – I get to sneak in a kiss that they can’t wipe off! 🙂

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