1. I'm a borderline introvert/extrovert, and I lean more toward the introvert end of the spectrum. My life requires me to get out and about a lot, and I usually do ok when I get started. But I do tend to avoid social functions just because I'm more comfortable socializing with people in small groups than in large, open scenarios like parties.
2. I don't like to travel. Most people don't believe this, but it's true. I intensely dislike packing, and my patience for strange beds and bathrooms runs thin after a few days. I usually make the best of it when I do have to do it, and from time to time I don't mind getting away - but generally, I'm a homebody and, well, I like being at at home.
3. I like basketball. The funny thing is, it's not a 'like' that I actively pursue or even try to feed. But if a game is on and I catch it, I'll watch it until it ends - whether I mean to or not!
4. I know how to fish. I learned how at the last place I worked at. I haven't done it in years, nor was I ever any good at it, but I was taught how to do it.
5. I also know how to shoot a bow. Ditto above. I liked it a lot, but this is something that I haven't had a chance to develop. especially since I don't hunt and the one and only archery range in town is waaaaaaaaaay across town in an area I never go to. It looks pretty cool every week on Arrow, doesn't it?
6. I don't like red poinsettias. My maternal grandmother died in December, and everybody sent us red poinsettias. I mean everyone. The things were everywhere. I really have tried to get over it the past 27 years, but still there's something about them that somewhat revolts me.
7. I used to be a musician. I played the flute in high school and the first two years of college. In fact, I met Rick, my husband, in the college marching band. I liked music, but at best I was only a mediocre musician no matter how much I practiced or tried to get better.When upper division college classes and other changes in my life forced me to prioritize, I finally faced the reality that I could get better at other things but I'd never get better at that, so I let it go.
8. I also used to do counted cross stitching. In fact, I entered a cross stitch of a wizard and dragon in our State Fair in 2009. I didn't win a ribbon, but I did a lot of projects for a few years. I don't have as much time for it since I started publishing my writing, but I do dabble in it occasionally. I hope to get back into it and maybe even enter another exhibit in the State Fair again someday.
9. I don't have a bucket list. I think this is a lousy attitude to have. We need to focus more on living, adding to our wisdom and life experience, and making the most of the gift the Lord gave us - not on checking things off a list just so we can say we did it.
10. I'm allergic to pecans. Actually, most people should know that, but they keep forgetting. I get raised eyebrows at this revelation every time, whether it's the first or millionth time I've told the person this fun little fact.
So that's it - 10 facts about me that you may or may not have know.
That's all today. Take care, and have a great rest of the weekend.