Saturday, July 14, 2007

7 random things

I've been tagged by No Rain to list 7 things about myself so here goes.
1. I have severe motion sickness. I must drive everywhere I go. Most of the time medicine doesn't even help. A few years ago we went on a driving scavenger hunt. I was driving but I still got so sick the kids had to bring me home and I went straight to bed.
2. I've worked since I was very young. One of my first jobs was walking a blind man around the small town I grew up in so he could get ready for a seeing eye dog. I was paid $1. a day. I also ironed for $1. an hour as a teen.
3. I drive a bright blue PT Cruiser and I love it! It's the first car I ever really picked out. I have always had to buy a car because it was all I could get for what I could pay. The car I had before the Cruiser I bought over the phone from a dealer I trust and didn't even know what color it was. I drove it for 10 years. It still looked pretty good and ran well so I gave it to a guy I work with that had very serious health problems with one of his children. He's still driving it over 2 years later.
4. I have fibromyalgia. I take muscle relaxers at night and pain medication twice a day. I also have a massage once a month, which seems to help a lot. I don't like to complain and still do all my own gardening except for the initial sod removal and digging up large bushes.
5. I have driven a tractor, done plumbing, put in a tub surround, put up wainscoting, helped build an outdoor brick fireplace, a cement block pump house and a foundation under an existing outhouse, put up a ceiling fan, changed the spark plugs, thermostat and snow tires on my (old) cars and hung wallpaper. I've done most of these things out of need but I'm glad I tried!
6. I had stage 3 melanoma 10 years ago on my left thigh. I had a melanoma specialist who has done surgery on people from all over the world. Last year he released me after I promised to have a complete body check by a dermatologist every year. What a small price to pay! I also had a precancerous mole removed from my neck about 7 years ago.
7. I was the sole supporter of my kids from the time they were 2 and 7. I had some great "breaks" over the years from friends and acquaintances. I "pay it forward" when ever I get the chance. (hence #3)

Here are the rules: Each player starts with seven random facts/habits about themselves. Tagged people then need to report this on their own blog with their seven random facts as well as these rules. They then need to tag seven others and list their names on their blog, then leave a comment for each of the tagged to let them know that they have been tagged and to read the blog.

There are a lot of "tags" out there so I'm not going to name names. If you would like to do this please, leave a comment so I can read your 7 things.


No Rain said...

Thanks for participating. It's good to get to know you!

Susie said...

Loved reading your 7 things. How nice you were to pay it forward with your car...


kris said...

Great post - thanks for sharing! It's fun to learn more about blogger friends - I'm impressed by all the things you've learned to do on your own.