The one thing I am passionate about...
I have this incredible need to always stop when I see human beings from infants to the geriatric that desperately require help. I have taught my kids to do one random act of kindness a day. It pains me to see someone crying or sad, so I find myself getting involved to help by removing the sadness, even if it is only temporary. I have found there is always some way to accomplish the task. Soothe a crying baby in the grocery line while the mom scrambles to get her items paid for is simple. To point a tearful-eyed, elderly woman who is lost, in the right direction takes less than a minute. I could spend a lifetime doing those things.
I typically spend my leisure time
I love hanging out with my kids and their friends. Sometimes it is a couple, then the next time it could be 40. I love it. We all know each others rules, therefore it works. They keep me young at heart. Occasionally, I will watch the Food Network Channel and find a challenging recipe from Emeril, stick on the Beatles and cook til' my heart's content. My favorite however, is when the kids are out of the house with their friends and I can pull out some reading material and enjoy the peace & quiet, or I will multi-task and watch a good movie, a cheesy reality show WHILE reading for I know the silence will not last.
The most influential person in my life has been
#1 is laughter. Be ridiculously funny for it prevents those itty-bitty lines that can form from frowning. Botox is out of the question for me. I also crave devotion that leaves me insanely in love until the day I die. Rare these days, but it can happen.
The first thing people notice about me
My kids have told me time and time again, they love the fact that I can go into a crowd of strangers, scope them out, shortly jump in and blend with ease. They also appreciate the fact that I will take the wall flower, gently pull them into that crowd, stay with them until they feel comfortable to be on their own. My kids are my best critics.
The last book I read and enjoyed
I worked in Surgery for thirteen years and am now pursuing a venue that I am much more passionate about. I used to volunteer my spare time in coaching pregnant mothers without family to help deliver their babies. So I am studying childbirth education/labor assistant. I read several books at once so I do not burn out with just one. I want to know as much as I can, so I have read everything from teenage pregnancy, to the Jewish pregnancy and their beliefs, to helping the father with post-partum depression, to helping parents plan a funeral after the loss of their infant. Fascinating.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- My three children-I would be lost and my life would have no meaning without them
- Our good health and happiness
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
One issue that comes to mind, is how some people don't realize just how intelligent I am. That, however, could be my own fault for I never try to monopolize a conversation, I just like to blend in. If I truly wanted someone to know how smart I was I would speak up and go to town, however I feel that not too many folks care for a smarty-pants. I am not a genius, nor do I even know my own IQ. Not in the least bit interested. I just have my own little comfort zone. I do know that I am embarrassingly awful at Math..BAD!
Friends Describe me as
Dependable, Good listener, Optimistic, Sweet
A little more about me
I believe in Christmas tree's the day after Thanksgiving,one too many jello shots on New Years Eve,sponsoring children from 3rd world countries,holding babies WAY too long,having a Coca-Cola for breakfast,miracles,a swig of milk directly from the carton,butter NOT margerine,laying in the street after midnight with kids watching a meteor shower,not punishing kids for wrong doings as long as they come forward with the truth,love letters,never going to bed angry,spit handshakes,death penalty for child molestors and abusers,toe socks,2-hour long baths,Santa Claus,Pez,creme brulee 3xs a day in Paris & taking the steps of the Eiffel Tower.