The majority of my blog today is going to be on the 7 things about me. Jessica over at veggiecookie awarded me this a few days ago. I was so thrilled to get another award, but a little nervous about this one at the same time. I rarely have much to say about myself, so this was a little hard for me. Here goes though....here are seven things that most of you do not know about me.
First thing is that my husband and I have been married for a little over a year and a half now. The biggie to that is that we dated for 21 years before we got married. Yes, I said we dated for 21 years. :o) No, we did not live together. He had his place and I had mine. It was the most special proposal ever though. We were at church on Christmas Eve and all the sudden, our pastor called us up front. I was scared to death. I had no idea what was going on. I am a very shy person, so being up in front of all these people at church had me terrified. Next thing I know, Tony has the microphone and is spilling his heart out to me and then gets down on one knee and proposes. That was the most special moment of my life! Oh, and of course I said "YES"!
The second thing is that I really hate shopping...any kind of shopping. I must be the only woman alive that actually hates going shopping for clothes. I shop for clothes only a few times a year, and when I do, I try to get everything that I need in that one day.
The third thing is that Tony and I do not have any kids. The only child we have has four legs and is our pug, Maggie. Here is our family picture that was taken a couple of years ago. :o) We both love kids, but I seriously doubt we will ever have any of our own, and we both are okay with that.
The forth thing is that I have lived in the south, in Jackson, TN, my entire life. I think this must be the worst place for vegans to live. The nearest Whole Foods is over an hour away in Memphis. There are zero vegan restaurants here and not very many restaurants that have vegan friendly dishes. Some place do have vegetarian dishes though, so I can usually work with those.
The fifth thing is that I am a VERY SHY person. I am not the kind of person that can start talking to someone that I don't know very well and carry on a long conversation right away. I am getting better at this though. Most people used to think that I was just a snobby person, because I was so quiet.
The sixth thing is that I REALLY want to move. I would love to move to somewhere totally different like Italy, but I guess I need to be realistic. I think that would be so cool though. Moving anywhere right now would be great though. Hopefully that is in our near future. We may still be in Jackson, TN, but just a move would be great. I can't wait to have a bigger kitchen with more storage space. :o)
The seventh thing is that I went on a missionary trip to Nicaragua about 3 years ago. It was a life changing experience for me to say the least. To see how Nicaraguan people live and how they get their food is heartbreaking. Below is a picture of me with one of the kids. I still remember being there like it was yesterday. It was the most beautiful place, but the saddest at the same time. In the picture below, we had gone to one the schools up in the mountains and fed the kids lunch.
Now, I believe I am now supposed to pass this award along to some of my favorite bloggers. This is way too hard to do, as I don't really have any favorites. I truly love them all! I am passing this along to a few of my many that I read on a daily basis though. These are in no order!