TGIF! It’s been quite a week. The boys were off for two days, I missed out on an 8 mile run because I took a 2 hour nap, and my parents are here visiting. Busy, busy. But it’s Friday and that means a beer and some relaxing with the family. It also means Friday Five with Courtney, Mar, and Cynthia. Today’s topic is “5 Things about me”, which, after blogging for almost 7 years, I think I’ve shared pretty much everything I’m willing to share: here, here, and here ;o) So, I’m following Courtney and sharing 5 things about my childhood.
1. My dad was military, so we moved a lot growing up. I’ve lived in 9 states and visited all 50, most of them before I was out of high school. But I didn’t fly for the first time until I was in high school. Yes, that means I drove across the US many times, usually in the back of my parent’s shag rug paneled van reading a book. I was definitely a child of the ’70s.
2. I played volleyball in high school. Our coach was totally old school and we worked out by pushing cars across the parking lot and doing drills up the steps. To this day, a) I wonder how I never hurt myself and b) I wish I could be that fit again. (No, I won’t be out pushing my car around the block.)
3. I was born with blue eyes and they stayed blue until about 8th grade. Now I have green eyes. Beer Geek has brown eyes. Both boys still have bright blue eyes. It’ll be interesting to see if they keep them.
4. I’ve loved to read ever since I got good enough at it to read chapter books. I have read 1000s (millions?) of books in my life, most of them when I really should be sleeping. I’d like to get back in the habit of reading every night before bed, but I’m pretty sure I’d never actually go to bed.
5. Growing up, my parents always tried to learn to cook the local cuisine. This meant everything from meat and potatoes to New Mexican (which is different from both Tex Mex and Mexican) to creole. I’m convinced that’s why I’ll at least try just about anything and I like most everything. Except beets. I’ve never met a beet dish I like.
How about you? Tell me something about your childhood!