I lettered in both cheerleading and chorus in high school. I was the captain of the varsity cheerleading squad and was a first soprano in my school’s concert choir.
When I started college, my major was civil engineering. Then, pre-med. Then, nursing. Then (finally), psychology. I still could have graduated early thanks to earning lots of college credits through AP courses but elected to stick it out the full 4 years (which was still shorter than the 5 years it took my hub to graduate).
I lived in Toronto, Ontario, for two years during my childhood. I actually attended kindergarten in Canada but had to repeat it after moving back to the good ol’ US of A-I guess we Americans don’t trust the Canadian educational system. Or maybe I didn’t grasp the concept of a triangle. I choose to believe the former.
I would love to own my own cakery one day. I love, love, love to bake and decorate cakes and cupcakes. There are just not enough hours in the day…
In addition to dancing and playing softball, I took acting classes as a child and was in the play “Tom Sawyer.” I still remember most of the songs from the play and cherish the diamond and sapphire necklace my dad gave me on opening night.
I started a babysitter’s club (a la the famous “Babysitters Club” book series) in fifth grade with my three best friends. I think we booked one sitting job. Nailed it.
I love reality tv. My hub doesn’t understand why I enjoy spending my time watching other people’s lives. I don’t either. But man do I love me some mindless entertainment.
I am a published author. In several Neuropsychology journals. However, one of my greatest ambitions is to get the children’s book I recently wrote published. So far, no dice, but trust me. I’ll get it published even if I have to do it myself.
My hub and I lived apart for a year while I was completing my pre-doctoral internship. I was in Minneapolis while he was holding down the fort at our home in Atlanta. It was a crazy, busy, hard year, one that was both the fastest and slowest of my life.
My favorite food in the whole world is mashed potatoes and gravy, with snow crab legs being a very close second. And a meal with both? My mind pretty much explodes.
I have had two breast cancer scares. I have had two surgeries to remove what we now know were benign tumors. Breast cancer runs in my family. This terrifies me.
I have deep, dark secrets that I am not willing to share with anyone…except my hub…
One of my favorite memories from my wedding weekend was when the skies suddenly opened up in a torrential downpour during our wedding rehearsal. Which was outside. In the middle of an unsheltered garden. Our wedding party, our wedding coordinator, our parents, our pastor, us-we were all stuck in the middle of this beautiful garden. Being drenched. I was wearing a white dress (wet t-shirt contest, anyone?). We ran for cover, which was quite a hike, and reconvened at our rehearsal dinner location an hour later, after changing our clothes and wringing out our hair. We got married in the garden the next day, without a drop of rain upon us.
So, there you have it.
On a side note, wish us luck as we go in search of our new home this weekend...