My blog is a way for me to share in the wonder of each day. I know there are others like me that due to medical issues have our days numbered and would like to make the most of them in a positive and gifting way for ourselves and for those around us.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Things about me

Twenty things about me:
(I'll stop when I'm tired and finish another time)

1. Mother of Many; I bore 2 (one died at 22 months, adopted 3, had guardianship of 3, fostered many and did childcare for years, took in 3 other teens (one my kids friend, one run-away, one cousin, oh and one other adult friend)

2. positive thinker; there's power in being positive in all things

Cottonwood Pass, Colo.

3. I love camping, fishing, hunting, outdoors and travel

Rockies, Colo.

4. I enjoy all animals, including nonvenimous snakes

5. I don't like conflict; I'm usually a peacekeeper

6. I have artistic ability; I can draw, paint, do crafts, photography, sewing (I sewed both my wedding dresses and have made several wedding veils for others. I used to be a seamstress at a drycleaners store

7. I like word and number's and other types of puzzles and I create crossword and word search puzzles for family and friends

Some of my favorite people:

8. I am currently writing a novel about 2 girls, growing up in parrallel lives, living real life issues past and present

9. I love to read

10. My favorite authors are: Catherine Coulter, James Patterson, Robin Cook, Clive Cussler, Tom Clancy, John Grisham and of course Louis L'Amour and I've read every one of his

11. I love movies

12. My favorite movies are: Posideon Adventure, Sound of Music, The Notebook, Lonesome Dove, Sleepless in Seattle, French Kiss and other romantic comedys

13. My favorite place: high mountain trails by streams and ponds

Elevenmile Resevoir, Colo.

14. My favorite vacation destination: Cancun and Jamaica (been both places and loved it)

15. I don't like politics or politicians. But I am watching this race closely and hoping for stability and safety for our society here and in foreign affairs. We can't afford to pussyfoot around with terrorists. We will recover from the financial issues but it will take time and belt tightening for all (hey, maybe I'll lose a few pounds??ha :)

16.My favorite color: a mixture of mauvey pink, steel grey blues, and soft lavenders

17. Favorite food: Mexican - 'hands down!'

18. Favorite icecream: sudae with LOTS of hot fudge, strawberries and nuts. No whipped cream or marachino cherry

19. Favorite pie: Cherry

20. I have my own strong Christian Faith. But, I can't stand religeous (taker) preachers on TV that just want our hard earned money. A lot of talk and lot's of guilt ridden listners with their arms being twisted for money. I want those preachers to offer phone number's for the poor to call and GET some of that offering money. Not just some book either, something concrete like a local assistance number or someone to follow up on the callers to see how they are doing.

Well, guess I've preached enough on that subject. I'll post another set later when I figure myself out a little more.

By the way, I went to the specialists in Denver today and had yet another echocardiogram done and it looks like the right side of my heart that has been all stretched out and hardly beating at all is finally showing a tiny bit of shrinkage and a little stronger beating function. YEA! Who knows how much more it can improve but anything is sure hopeful since it hasn't visually shown any real physical difference in 2 years. Time, rest and prayer, what a combination.

Gotta go and see you all in blogland!


Amber said...

Hey there are even a few I didnt know.
Love ya mom

Debbie said...

We have a lot in common! I’m right there with you on numbers 5, 9, 10, 11,12,15,17 and 18 (with the exception of the whipped cream and cherry – I like extra). Is David still feeling good?

Putz said...

i love for you to know when you should quit something like blogging when you get too tired....i kind of suspected most of those things about you though i hardley know why..of course i knew you loved the mountains and your kids...i didn't know the many sources of your kids....we sure like it that your life is full and so many to love and be loved by

Jess said...

Glad your heart is doing better, and I really enjoyed this post of yours. We have the same taste in reading and movies...

Have a wonderful week

Sammy said...

Hi Reva,

Wow, I'd love to hear more about your foster children and the kids you've taken in. That's God's work, for sure.

I also love Mexican food!

I love that you used the word "pussyfoot!"

So glad for the positive news about your heart.

It's All Good! said...

I didn't know you were a seamstress at a drycleaners!
We must've grew up on the eastside in Pueblo as much as all of us love Mexican food! Remember...was it Latin village...the buffet Dad would take us to? What a treat!
I'm with you on the tv preachers.
I'm so glad to hear the good news with your heart!
Love you so much, sis!
Big, little sis Brenda

cmoursler said...

ahh mexican food...I love spinach enchiladas and really good salso. I also love, love, love lonesome dove. I love robert duvall in that movie, what a gentleman.

Putz said...

do you know another word for hope is positive thinking, and i heard a talk on hope that would knock your socks off in our conf....

Putz said...

how does being a seamstress relate to your being a ggood artist???do sezmtresses design scetch and plan like an have the two on the same line in your blog/???

Nancy said...

I am trying to catch up a little. With working 2 jobs, it leaves me so little time for blogging. I only posted one time the entire month of October. And I love blogging so much, too! But work comes first!

Enjoyed the "Things About Me." How is Myrtle doing? I have thought about you and her both during my absence from blogging.

Glad your heart is showing some improvement. You seem to have such a positive attitude, and I was told one time that that has a lot to do with your health. SO keep it, my friend!

(((((( HUGS ))))))