Saturday, March 30, 2013

25 Things About Me

Today's post is a little different than usual.  I'm not sharing a recipe, a diy, a craft nor sewing project.  I am always curious about those of you who have been reading my blog.  I love to hear from you.  I like hearing about your lives - what has encouraged you and what projects have inspired you.  So, I thought it would only be appropriate for me to share a little in return.  Hear are 25 facts about myself that might help you to get to know me a little more.  That is, more than what you have already figured out through my blog posts.

1.  I was born and grew up in Brazil (in Portuguese, Brazil is spelled with an "s."  It is still hard to write Brazil with a "z"! )

2.  My favorite color is red.  My favorite flowers are roses.  I bought 7 rose plants this past year. *cheesy grin* They say Texas weather is perfect for roses....

3.  I have always love to organize.  Even as a little girl I was constantly organizing and re-organizing my room.

4.  I love reading the Bible.  I am so thankful that God has given us His Word so we can know Him, and have solutions for all of life's problems!

5.  Growing up, we always had the same kind of dogs, Weimaraners!  I loved them.  The Beagle we own now (Hershey) is taking a little getting used to; yet, I love him in spite of his constant need to jump on people.  LOL!

6.  I LOVE Coca-Cola.... I think that Brazilian or Mexican Coke has a better flavor. (Something about the fact that it has less cinnamon....?)  

7.  I have always wanted to speak Italian.  I am actually teaching myself a little here-and-there.

8.  Visiting Europe someday is on my bucket list.

9.  I love baking and eating what I bake.  This is not always a good combination.  :0)

10.  I love fruit and have had to get over the disappointment of not having deliciously fresh fruit like we have in Brazil.

11.  Elementary Education was my major in college.  I love seeing kids learn.  Especially when they get that little "I get it" spark!

12.  I love working in the dirt.  There is something so relaxing about being outside and working in the garden.

13.  Too much time indoors makes me clausterphobic.  I must have big windows so I can see out. 

14.  I love the ocean.  Especially the Atlantic (because it is warm).  I love the beach, and would likely be there everyday if I lived close to one.

15.  Cold weather is on my "no thank you" list -- my hands, nose, and toes are always cold no matter what.

16.  I HATE talking on the telephone.

17.  I don't like coffee - not even the smell of it.  *Crazy, huh?*

18.  All sports are great and I enjoy playing any of them.  Although, I don't watch many on TV.  

19.  Card games are a favorite.

20.  I love living in Texas.

21.  I'm afraid of heights.  I can't even look down from the third floor in the mall without getting a queazy stomach and weak legs.

22.  The sight of blood makes me immediately weak.  This ruined my childhood dream of becoming a vet.  :0(

23.  I like change.  Not surprise change, but planned change.

24.  My sense of humor is such that I laugh when people get hurt (not badly hurt).  It has taken my husband, and one of my sons some time to get used to this.  :0)  

25.  Alone time rejuvenates me.

Well, hopefully I haven't shocked any one too much.  :0)  Can you relate to any of these?  


  1. Hello Melissa, So good to get to know you a bit better. I relate with a few and I'm totally the opposite to other such as baking, I totally hate cooking except for some desserts. Here at home the deal is I cook when my hub is working and he takes charge of the kitchen when he is free and in exchange I do all the house work with so much pleasure.
    As you know I'm Brazilian as well, I still speak Portuguese.
    I love all kind of dogs :D I've had many even a Pitbull and she was great!
    I'm not afraid of heights, actually I used to practice bungee, pendulum and rappel :D Also love roller coasters!!!!
    I do like having my me time alone :D
    I don't like sports, I suck at them.
    I hate talking on the phone too, but I love skyping :D
    I was studying Italian as well but I left it, I hope I can have the time again :D

    So this is a few of things... So glad to do this :D

    Hope you have a lovely weekend


    1. Hmmm, maybe we will have to attempt to converse in Italian sometime! LOL I don't know if I could even put 2 whole sentences together yet!

      Thanks for sharing Camila. It's so fun to get to know others!

  2. Thanks for sharing more about yourself! I love learning about the bloggers I read!

  3. wow, thanks for sharing some great things about you. I can understand the organizing thing. I've had it since I was young. I've had some things on a bucket list and got to scratch them off this year... visiting Europe was one of them. Next, it's to visit Texas!!

    1. Yay for bucket lists! I'm sure you'll love Texas. Just don't come in the middle of summer---unless you like 100 degree weather. :0)

  4. I've just recently discovered your creative blog. Your list reminds me that we can all find things in common with one another. I lived in Texas for 3 1/2 years and loved it! My niece's boyfriend is from Brazil. My daughter is a teacher, getting her love of education from me. I've been to Europe (born in Germany)and I also like reading the Bible and need quiet time to recharge my batteries. Have a blessed Easter!

    1. I'm so glad you have found my blog. Sounds like we have quite a few things in common. That's neat that you were born in Germany. Did you learn German when you were there?
      Trust you had a great Easter as well!

  5. This was fun to read, Melissa! Now the only question I have is this:
    How did you come up with your blog name?!?!?

    Can't wait to hear that story. :-)


    PS: I was honored to visit with your dear Grandma Waneta at the state conference in Camp Point. She is a treasure.

  6. Nice to learn something more about you! Thank you for sharing!

  7. I think Brasilian/Mexican Coke has real sugar in it, not like in America, where it is mixed with other artificial things.

  8. Very interesting post! I am sure you are really kind and blessed person.

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  10. Hey Melissa hope you are fine I like point number 16 because I also hate to attend phone calls and don't want to talk on a phone I am working with medical supplies online store and I am too much exhausted while most of our vendor call on the phone especially on weekend.

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