The First 50

Let the 200th post celebration begin! For easier reading, I thought I'd break up my 200 tidbits into segments. Consider it your Reader's Digest version of me.

1. I am an only child.
2. I always wanted a brother or sister.
3. But I was okay with not sharing too.
4. I live on the same street I grew up on.

We built a home on my grandparents' property.

5. I only left for college, Abilene Christian University.6. Can you say sheltered?
7. We never moved when I was a child either.
8. I grew up 2 doors down from my grandparents.
9. My dad still lives 2 houses away.
10. Apparently, my roots are pretty deep here.
11. I've always admired people that have moved a lot though.
12. My favorite colors are pink and green.
13. I love polka dots, plaids, patterns and stripes. Just not together, or at least tastefully arranged.
14. Thanks to my mom, I acquired a love for reading.
15. One of my favorite things to do is stay in bed all day with a stack of books. Or beside a beach or pool. Delightful. In this season of my life however, I don't get to do it often.
16. I enjoy all varieties of books, except science fiction. I most enjoy historical fiction.
17. I feel happiness walking by my bookshelves and seeing the books I've read and then feeling anticipation for the next books to read.
18. Barnes and Noble, Half Price Books, and Amazon.com are dangerous places for me.
19. However, I love the library too. It's much safer for my wallet.
20. I taught 4th grade for 3.5 years.
21. I say 3.5 because I returned to do a long term substitute fill-in for one of my fellow teachers having twins.
22. I love History, especially Texas history.
23. I love children's literature too.
24. I have been married to Scott for 12 years.

June 17, 1995

25. We both worked in the same building at NASA and were introduced by a co-worker.
26.We have a 4 year old daughter, Annelise.
27. After struggling with infertility, God created our family through adoption
28. I love cats. We have two, Spunky and Spooky. We usually see them after A. has gone to bed.
29. We also have a dog named Sadie. She's a Golden Retriever.
30. I alternate between waging war on the pet hair and just accepting it. I try not to be the Floor Nazi, but sometimes...
31. I love to have a clean house.
32. Sometimes I hate cleaning though.
33. I don't mind doing laundry, since the machines do most of the work. I remind myself to be thankful, since in another time period I could be beside the creek with lye soap.
34. I feel a sense of satisfaction when all the clean laundry is folded/hung/put away.
35. I try hard not to resent the first items of dirty clothes that start the cycle over.
36. I don't like to iron.
37. I am thankful that Scott came to this marriage knowing how to iron.
38. I could live on Tex-Mex.
39. And coffee.
40. And sweets.

41. Yes, I am the epitome of health.
42. I enjoy paper crafts--stamping, making cards, scrapbooking.
43. I have a weakness for blank notepads, blank journals and blank card sets.
44. This must speak to my deep need to document my life, however bland and ordinary it may be.
45. I also like to sew. I just don't do it often.
46. I might have craft ADHD.
47. Sometimes I am 100% committed to a project and will finish it with pride and glee.
48. Other times I stop midway, pack it up and slink off with my head hung low.
49. I feel guilty about my quilt blocks sitting in a basket since 2003. Just waiting to be finished. The shame, the shame.
50. I took an oil painting class several years ago, but never finished one of the 4 canvases I started. The instructor kept telling me to relax and not be such a perfectionist. I could never get the trees right. He mentioned a need for liquor.

Congrats to you for making it through the first set! Check back soon for more thrilling tidbits...


  1. i love learning these little tid bits about you!

  2. I'm coming up on my 200th post too, but know that there's no way that I could come up with 200 random facts about myself. I enjoyed reading your list and am looking forward to the next 150. I love that you enjoy reading that much--so do I.

  3. I have so many comments! Here's the 1st one:

    IS THAT A PHOTO OF YOUR HOUSE???? Because I love it! Adore it! It's my dream house! It's perfect! It's a postcard!!!! I'm so jealous!

    Alright. Now that's out of my system & I can go read the rest of your list....

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  5. I would love to know 200 tidbits about you! I am going to take up that idea of 100 tidbits when I reach 100 posts.

    Keep 'em coming!

  6. Too funny about the cats, ours do the same thing. Sometimes I search for them just to make sure they are still around. I guess cats don't like the grabby hands of kids. I have crafting ADD. I have a lot of great ideas, they mostly just never get done, I get overwhelmed before I even get started. You know like doing my own list.

  7. What an awesome house, Holly! It's beautiful and so picturesque and I love that it's just a couple doors down from two generations! We have so much in common and, except for the sewing part, I too have craft ADHD. I love books, too, and I LOVE blank notecards, journals, etc. I love just having them...can't wait to read more of your tidbits!

  8. I love the tidbits about sweet lil' you. And you have helped me to stop complaining today as I am washing about 1,400 loads of laundry. You're right - it could be worse. I could be at the river with the lye soap. That would truly have made me angry. So now I'm not. I'm grateful. Just in time for thanksgiving.

    Happy 200th post. Here's to the next 200!

  9. nicely done. cool getting to read all these little facts!

  10. Happy Thanksgiving, cute running friend! I've loved getting to know you.

  11. Great list... to go along with a great blog! I have enjoyed every bit of it!! :)

  12. I love, love, love reading the tidbits about yourself--they're all part of the Holly I know and love. BTW, loved the bit about the painting classes! LOL! Can't wait for your next installment of 'tidbits'!

  13. I love your tidbits!! You won't believe me if I told you that I had 100 things about me to post the other day and blogger ate it. I was so mad. I don't think I could go through that torture again! HA HA! You did a wonderful job and I loved reading all about you....not that I already knew most of it! HA HA! I'm glad we're friends.!! Love ya!

  14. These are so fun to read! I'm amazed that you live on the same street you grew up on. Not many people have roots like that any more -- I think it's wonderful!

  15. These tidbits are great, so funny. I'm definitely amused by the thought of having craft ADHD.


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