31 Random Things About Me: 7, 8, 9

I started this blog series a few days ago in honor of my Birthday: 31 Random Things About Me. This is the 3rd day in.

Today’s random things:

  • 7. I’m Short. I’m 5 foot 7 inches and I never realized, until I left Kansas and all my me sized friends, that I’m short. I realized this fact when I was hanging out with one of my taller friends. I was driving my little Honda Civic and she was complaining that the ceiling in my car was too low. This had never come up before. My father, sisters and mother had all ridden in my car and they never said a word. I’ve dated guys who were tall but we always rode in their car and I always figured that guys should be taller than me. But never, until that fateful day in Pasadena, CA did I realize that I was short. I’m taller than my younger sister which I guess is saying something. I don’t think this is a bad thing. I like my height. I’ve always been tall enough to ride roller coasters and although it is sometimes annoying when I can’t reach a top shelf I just adapt and move on. I like my 5 foot 7 status :).Β 
  • 8. I love to paint and one of my favorites is one I composed with a dear friend on a day when she needed a pick-me-up. A couple years back, when I was still living in Pasadena, CA a close friend called me up and wanted to do something. I didn’t mind because I was bored but insisted that it had to be something that would be free. So she packed up some canvas and her paints and came to my place and we painted. It was a lovely afternoon and I love the piece I made. Painting is just as relaxing as coloring in coloring books and is sometimes a bit more fun because the only lines to color in are the edge of the piece and there are no rules because imagination and creativity rule. πŸ™‚
  • Fall by Tammy Waggoner
    Fall by Tammy Waggoner


  • 9. I love British TV! I got addicted to Masterpiece Theatre (which in some circles is considered PBS territory but I consider it Brit) when I started meeting with great people monthly. We would get together at Holly’s apartment and bake bread and make a meal and watch great things like: Cranford, Emma, Little Dorrit, and other such gems. We watched some not so great stuff too but it was always a blast with: Laura, Stacey, Holly, Allison and towards the end Kristie. It was a wonderful time and I miss those times dearly. I still watch great things by myself but I miss our crew and the wonderful meals and glorious girl time together. πŸ™‚

This post was a bit more nostalgic than I meant it to be. I’m choosing to blame it on the snow that is falling in May πŸ™‚


Bored Times in Unemployment

I’ve been unemployed for so long, so long I don’t want to think about how long it has been.
I have been able to keep myself busy.

I have read lots of books and seen lots of TV shows.

I have painted:

Exodus 3 painting






I have knitted:

One of the blankets I'm knitting for friends who hare having babies
One of the blankets I’m knitting for friends who hare having babies








I’ve also made lots of treats:

This bread is so good!!! It's mom and dad approved and totally gluten free.
This bread is so good!!! It’s mom and dad approved and totally gluten free.

I got this recipe from “You Made That?”Β The hardest part was zesting the lemon and trying to read the recipe on my phone πŸ™‚







These are pretty good but they needed more salt
These are pretty good but they needed more salt

For this recipe I only used salt and oil because I wasn’t sure I would like all the other stuff they wanted me to add πŸ™‚

This recipe was originally posted on “The Lemon Bowl”







Lemon infused citrus herbal tea
Lemon infused citrus herbal tea

This is actually a favorite of mine that I put into use after having fruit infused water at a hotel. You take your favorite fruit tea, say citrus herbal and then add your favorite fruit or a fruit that will increase the flavor. My absolute favorite is peach tea with real peaches in it.

You leave the fruit in the tea and then a couple days later eat the actual fruit. It’s awesome!!






Yogurt Covered Blueberries
These are super easy but it’s best if you actually have toothpicks to use.

This is another recipe that is super easy. I got this one from “The Caffeinated Chronicles of a Supermom”

She called for honey yogurt but I used vanilla. They are pretty great but they can hurt your teeth so try to give about a minute to let come to room temperature but don’t take too long because they will go back to being yogurt like.

I have also been going crazy on Pinterest. I have pinned like crazy!

In addition I have also been searching for jobs daily. I’m hoping I get a job soon so I can get on with my life instead of feeling stuck.

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