25 Random Things...

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

This was going around Facebook and I thought I'd share it with all of my blogging buddies! Here are 25 random things about me that you probably don't know.

1. I have two beautiful children, one who is slowly turning my hair completely gray. She is learning to drive. Along with my husband, they mean the world to me.

2. I’m originally from Queens, New York. My kids make fun of how I say coffee and water, etc. They love me.

3. I’m very, very particular about things.

4. I think people don’t really know me.

5. My father was an amazing man of God. I’m just now beginning to realize that.

6. I was painfully shy growing up and spent most of my life being fearful.

7. My spine is s-shaped, no one ever checked me…PARENTS, HAVE YOUR CHILDREN EXAMINED!

8. I live with pain daily.

9. I have a wonderful husband whom I met as a teenager roller-skating out on Long Island. He wanted nothing to do with me…

10. I love to cook and entertain and decorate and garden.

11. I never knew how much I would love blogging!

12. I truly think my son would have died if they didn’t remove his appendix two years ago. It was tucked away up underneath his liver, which explained the pain in his upper stomach, not lower stomach.

13. I love my Savior more than anything. I have always served Him and will continue to serve Him till the day I die.

14. I wanted more children, but couldn’t, I’m thrilled with my 2.

15. I once had my finger closed in the car door and had to wait for my husband to find the keys to unlock the door…we all thought the finger was broken and needed stitches, even the doctor, but the Great Physician had other plans…

16. I love the movie Sense and Sensibility. Every time I see it, it still gets to me!

17. My father use to have to stand in line with me when I was in kindergarten, otherwise I would cry. One day he couldn’t do it and asked the principal to stand with me. He did and held my hand until we went into the classroom.

18. In first grade I didn’t eat my lunch for 2 weeks. Karen Schierwagen told her mother that I sat in the lunchroom crying while everyone around me ate their lunches. When my mother found out, she made arrangements for me to come home for lunch. When she asked me why I would cry, I told her it was too noisy. My son Michael spends a lot of time in the nurse’s office during lunch period…because it’s too noisy in the cafeteria for him. The nurse just recently told me that he likes to come to her office to “rest.”

19. I am now 3 inches shorter due to my spine. I think I’ll be joining the cast of “Little People, Big World” soon. Seriously, I love that show.

20. I type very fast, which is good since I work as a transcriptionist.

21. Joyce Meyer’s “Battlefield of the Mind” changed my life. I am now able to handle my fears, most days.

22. I once prayed at the altar so long the ushers had to carry me away…I was maybe 10 and the Holy Spirit had a hold on me.

23. I have a fear of flying, but I once flew in a plane with John Stamos when he was Blackie on General Hospital!!

24. My husband and I were once trapped inside a subway car while there was a fire on the tracks. I thought we were going to die. The train was filling up with smoke quickly and the engineer finally put the subway car in reverse to bring us back to the previous station…I told him to.

25. I still cry for my father every day.

If you would like to list 25 Random Things about you, leave me a comment and I'll come check them out. I'd love to learn something new about you! Also if you're on Facebook, let me know and we can become "friends" there as well!


  1. I am up extra early this mroning to get some more work done bere I go into work (ugh...) and this was a nice way to wake up with my coffee. It was great to get to know you some more!

    A few highlights:

    A fellow New Yorker! Ok, well, my family is from Upstate, but still. :) I get teased here in Canada for my accent, although I'm steadily picking up there's, eh? :)

    I love love love tat your father would stand in line with you in Kindergarten. What a beautiful picture of a tender, loving father. Your comment about your finger made say "ooooh", your comment about Sense and Sensibility made me smile (I have seen it about 1,000 times!) and Your praying at the alter so long the ushers had o take you away made me laugh- in a good way! How sweet!

    That was fun, I will do it too at my blog- good way to warm up my brain before data entry!

  2. I had the same issues in kindergarten. Both of my kids had issues when they started school. I love to hear you talk about your dad I can tell he was an amazing man. My father-in-law passed away 7 years ago and I am still finding out what an amazing man of God he was. I think this is a gift from God to us. Thanks for giving us a peek into your life. I love getting to know people.

  3. Good Wed. morning to ya.
    I'm also on Facebook.
    Look me up. Liesa George, Tupelo, MS network.

    Enjoyed reading the 25 random things about you!

  4. You're so funny. I got a kick out of the stalker remarks! ha.
    Thanks for following, I pray you'll be blessed. Keep shinin'!

  5. Hi sweetie, Lots of interesting things there!! Sure enjoyed reading it, and I prayed for you re: your Daddy. I may do this in a week or so. I'll let you know!! Now when I read what you've written, I'll hear the accent!! LOL!!
    Have a Happy Day!!

  6. This is my first time visiting your blog and this post was so neat! You have an interesting life!

  7. Dearest Lois - I loved reading this and finding out a little more about you. You sound like one of those people who looks very straightforward on the outside but is actually very complex and layered underneath; as they say in this part of the world, still waters run deep!

    I am on Facebook - Fiona Kernaghan - you should recognise Amelie as my profile picture. Hope you are having a good week Lois!

    Blessing to you!

    Fiona x

  8. Love it Lois...thanks for adding yours here...I think it gives people such incredible insight into who you are!

  9. Lois, I feel like I know you now!! Thanks for being so transparent in your list. It is so sweet! I loved reading about your daddy!!

    Take care.

  10. OK, so now I have to ask, "What did you expect me to look like?" You're to funny!! Are you saying I look way younger than 50? (Duh!) Are you saying you expected a schlep? (Well, I might look a little schleppy if I'm sleep deprived) Oh...I know... you're saying that I should try out for Next Top Model? That must be it!! I've been told that sooo many times!!
    Well, my brain is tired or I'd come up with some more!!

    Glad I can joke with you! ;o)
    Sleep tight,friend

  11. Oh, it was joy to get to know you more from this post!!
    I too love Sense and Sensibility and just never ever get tired of watching it! ;) Hope you are having a blessed week.

    Love in Christ,
    Miss Jen

    I have awarded you, dear friend!! ;)
    If you are interested go here...

  12. I enjoyed reading your list. Your kindergarten story if so sweet!

    I'm in the process of creating my 25 list for facebook.

    I would love to be your facebook friend. Just search Linda Collier:)

    Linda C

  13. I'm Brazilian and I'm writing to you from Belfast, where I live.

    I just came across your blog for the first time last Saturday. I couldn't believe my eyes when I read the "25 Random Things..." On no. 21 you wrote that Joyce Meyer's book "Battlefield of the Mind" changed your life... Can you believe I just bought this book and it arrived on the post just a few hours before I found yuor blog? Please pray that this book may change my life too.

    I'm on FB so I'll look you up.