A few days ago Ruth Rachel tagged me to share in the weirdness going around the last week or so. This really stumped me because I'm really just an average sort. I asked my kids to help me out and tell me if I was weird in any way, but they just laughed and walked away. :D Nevertheless, I have come up with six weird things about me:
1. For my mental health, I need to live in a house situated in such a way that from at least one direction, I can see beyond the neighborhood. I've lived in homes that were located in a typical neighborhood, and I didn't spend much time there, or at least had to get away from the house for awhile every day. My home does not have a "view" but I can see thirty miles to the north and bits of the Columbia River. I will not move from this home (God willing) unless the new home has an even better view, not negotiable.
2. I like to iron.
3. I go to sleep much faster if I have the radio on - set to talk radio, to Coast to Coast AM in particular. This started when I was pregnant with my twins and was having difficulty sleeping. There was something about Art Bell's voice (certainly not the subject matter!) that would knock me out. It became a habit and now I really do have difficulty when I'm away from home without a radio. Art Bell doesn't host the show most nights any more, so I think just hearing the talking short-circuits my own brain.
4. I have to be different from those around me. Many in my high school class went to the University of Idaho or the college in town - I went to Boise State. Most people seem to stop at two or three children - I have seven. Many homeschoolers love co-ops - they're not my style. I guess this compliant person has a little streak of rebellion. :-D
5. My twins were born at 38 weeks gestation, vaginally, the second twin was single-footling breech, and both weighed eight pounds. I was back at home in 24 hours. . . but really should have stayed at least one more day.
6. My last child was born at home. It was a wonderful experience!
Although I think most have been tagged, I don't think Connie has been, there you go Con!