Saturday, June 26, 2010

Character Development

Ok, so I love to read. I especially LOVE to read old classic novels. One of things that I always look for in a book is good character development. I read a book one time that had so many characters and they all seemed alike! I had to have a "cheat sheet" just to keep them separated some how- not good character development. SO, to start off: I thought I'd do a bit of character development- just so you don't need to cheat sheet to remember me.

I grew up in the same house almost my entire life. Yep, and I'm still a major home body. I've never lived in an apartment, and I've only dated and kissed one guy, and I'm married to him. We've had a full marriage in our five years, and have two hilarious kids to show for it- oh and we still want more (kids, that is)! I have been involved with a church every since I was twelve and I love it. I'm a singer/songwriter and there is nothing more lovely than to hear my husband play the guitar. I'm a simple person really. I don't need much to keep me happy- wine, brie cheese, laughter mixed with a good book and a little thunderstorm outside, and I'm good. Ok, so that maybe a bit over the top, but you get the idea: simple.

I'm also tall, don't dye my hair, don't wear make-up unless I'm going out with my Man, or off to church. I tend to be outspoken and often have to retract what I say because it was just way too blunt. I come from a long line of opinionated people where honesty comes easily. I'm also a giver, I like to "find" things that people need. I really enjoy a good sale and a good "hunt" to find what I'm looking for and I almost NEVER pay full price for it.

I like to be challenged and to challenge others. I'm an all or nothing person. I like to think that I view things differently, but mostly I'd like to find people who also don't mind looking on the other side of things. Maybe we'll all learn something; be challenged; have fun; drink wine; enjoy life; develop character.

Have you forgotten me yet?


  1. Yay! I'm your first follower and your first comment. I love it, and I LOVE the background. I like your philosophy on life. And I love that you love to bargain hunt. I don't know if you've seen it, but there's an ikea commercial that cracks me up everytime. This lady barrels into her front yard driving a semi loaded down with tons of ikea boxes and her husband and son look at her, 'like whats wrong with you?' and she's ecstatic and looks a little crazy and she goes ' They were having a sale!' as she screams and jumps out of the truck and starts running back to the store for more. I think I get that same crazed look in my eye when I find a really good deal...and Erik gives me that same 'are you crazy' look when I get like that too. Haha!

    Great blog! I'm excited to read more!

  2. I'm thrilled to think we can take a peak into your unique perspective and your lovely way of weaving words! Just jump into it and I'm sure you will have much to say and provoke us with! I loved your start!

  3. Lacey- lol! Thanks for being my first follower. =)
    I've GOT to google that commercial because that sounds JUST like me!! I'm thinking we may need to hit some garage sales together...
    Thanks for the encouragement.

  4. Paula-
    You are so sweet. I'm hoping to jump in with both feet as much as I can. I'm determined to do something I LOVE more often- write! Do you have a blog?

  5. Well said! It made me laugh, nod and feel the full enjoyment of life. I also love your background page. Keep writing! -Joanne (Mom)

  6. lol! Mom. I changed your profile name so that hopefully it will only list your name and not mine. I promise I'm not giving myself compliments!

    Glad you like the background. =)