and I awarded it to 7 others yesterday. (Check my previous post to see if you are one of them.) Now I need to get on with the 7 things that I haven't already spilled about myself. I wanted to try to tell things that say more than meets the eye about me. Let's see how I do....
1) My house is the most lit up with Christmas lights on the cul-de-sac. I'm not a very competitive person, so it's not about that. I did enjoy the fact that nobody else was really doing it when I moved into this house 8 years ago, so I got to be the instigator. I've even been known to add an extra long extension chord and throw some lights on a neighbors shrub just for fun.
2) I am a mediocre trumpet player. I am still actively playing in a local group. I started out in the fifth grade playing the flute. I was really good at the flute, sat first chair and everything. But the flute wasn't really me. I wanted to be in the jazz band and the jokes were better in the back. So I guess I'm sayin' I'd rather have a good time doing something I'm just average at than excel at something that doesn't speak to my soul.
3) I was a preschool teacher for 8 years. I taught typically developing kids, and then special ed. for the last two years of my 8. Preschoolers rock because they don't know anything about what they're not supposed to know or do yet.
4) I met my husband on the Internet. Way before people did that sort of thing- back in 1995. We were both in college, on opposite coasts, avoiding homework.
5) I love shoes. I really, really love shoes, especially open-toed snazzy little numbers that remind me of something Dolly Parton would wear. I also have a thing for cute tennis shoes. In this current down economy I am down to a mere 60 or so pairs!
6) I truly enjoy hand guns. I am a very good shot. Yet another reason I belong in Texas.
7) I plan to get a pilot's license within the next few years. Both of my grandfather's were/are recreational pilots. Flying a plane is one of those things that makes me feel free. As my husband finishes up his testing for his chosen career, that will hopefully lead to the financial means that will make flying on a regular basis a reality for me.