Sunday, February 3, 2008

My 100th Post!

I have seen others do 100 things about me for their 100th post, so that is what I am going to do! I hope it doesn't bore you to much!!! Anyway instead of posting all 100 on the 1st post, I'm kind of doing 1/2 and 1/2. This has been so much fun getting to know you all, and getting some things off my chest! Thanks for listening!

100 things about me:
The early years:
1. I was born in 1964
2. I am 9th of 10 children
3. I have 1 brother and 8 sisters
4. I was brought up in a Christian home, how be it not perfect!
5. I have a niece that is 3 months younger then me
6. I grew up on a farm near Lowell, MI. A beautiful place of rolling hills and great smells!
7. When I was around 5 I was hit in the head with a hay bale! My sister forgot to yell watch out below! (yes that explains a lot doesn’t it ladies) Also got stitches on my forehead.
8. Also when I was younger I was rolling on a Milk can (ya know like a log) and I fell of and got stitches on my chin
9. When I was walking down our hill from the bus stop I was almost hit by a car that was out of control. It rolled and landed in our front yard!
10. We did not have a TV in our house until I was 9 then it was just a 13”, black and white model
11. We never had a Christmas Tree growing up. Dad didn’t like the commercialization of Christmas.
12. I was once told by a boy I had a crush on that he would never marry a women with false teeth. This was just as I was spitting a tooth into the sink in 2nd grade. Dodged that bullet!!!
13. My little sister Kam has been taller then me since she was 3.
14. I never went “Trick or Treating” when I was younger. Never felt I missed anything either.

The inbetween years
15. I was asked by my sister’s mother-in-law if I bleached my hair when I was in the 6th grade. Yeah my good Baptist parents would allow that! Right!!!
16. I once wore my bib overalls backwards like Buck Owens for picture day at school!
17. In the 6th and 8th grades I went to Arizona for a month with my parents and sister!
18. On a trip around Lake Superior I feel in head first in Thunder Bay! Another reason for the way I am!
19. My brother use to pay me a quarter to blow dry his hair for dates!
20. Driving my dad’s John Deere tractor I almost knock a buggy down that was on a special stand. Never told my dad how that board got move!

The teen years (these are not pretty)
21. My curfew was 10:00 for the longest time (they used to sing, “every party has a pooper that’s why we brought Kim) Oh yeah my self esteem was great!
22. I would not want my kids in a Youth group like I was in (nuf said)
23. Once my friend and I snuck down the fire escape and skipped church at night!
24. I once had the nick name of “Moe” to my girlfriends “Joe”
25. We once imbedded her Camero engine deep in snow in a cemetery!
26. The only rock album I ever had was Billy Squier. Otherwise I was country when country wasn’t cool.
27. I started dating ED my senior year of High School!
28. That lasted 4 years, and ended very badly! Praise God he had better plans!
29. I was an average student in High School
30. I was a wall flower, follower, YUCK! Glad God changed that!
31. I graduated in 1982! (25, almost 26 years ago!!!)
32. My first job out of school was a prep cook at Wolfgangs’s Just Breakfast in Eastown.
33. My 2nd job was at Hudson’s
34. My 3rd job was at Baker Book House Publishing Division

The Single Years!
35. From there I started my illustrious career in Insurance.
36. I’ve had to many jobs to mention them all.
37. I have worked on the Company and Agency side of Insurance.
38. In 1986 my sister Kam and I moved in together (not the best idea)
39. I started working at Foremost Insurance in 1985.
40. Kam and I met our friend Jamie that year.
41. She is now like family.
42. I moved out on my own in 1987 and lived that way until I married Steve.
43. I didn’t do much when I was single, all my friends were married.
44. I did go on one Cruise with my friend Suzanne! That was Awesome!
45. I started dating T during this period. Not a serious relationship, but one that increased my faith…. You see
46. He was an agnostic!! (let me say here, not the recommended way to grow your faith!)
47. He challenged me in the faith department, and I then began to realized what and in Whom I believed.
48. We broke up in 1989, but still continued to see each other occasionally
49. Finally one night I told him God will not bless me with my future husband if I do not let go of him, so that was it. That was in May 1993 I think.
50. My dad died June 2, 1990
51. I moved out to Lowell to be near my Mom.
52. I loved my apartment in Lowell, we still drive by it and reminisce (Steve and I)
53. I lived there for 3 years from 1992 til 1995
54. I started working at Lake States Insurance Company.
55. I went on several blind dates! I don’t recommend them but for some people they work.
56. I started hanging out with the singles from Alto Baptist Church
57. I began to have a social life, thanks mostly to my friend B.


More tomorrow! I'm sure your just sitting on the edge of your seat!

9 comments:

Just Another Day In Paradise said...

I love that post- so much fun info!
Congrats on 100 posts- can't wait for the 2nd half of this one.

Connie@Little Red Hearts From God said...

I really enjoyed those.... and can't wait for the rest...

It's always cool getting to know someone... and I like getting to know you...

Blessings to you my friend
Connie

Shari said...

I think everyone has been on a cruise except for me. Glad ED didn't work out for you. I had a high school boyfriend that I thought I was going to marry. And I thank God that He didn't let that happen. It sounds like you had an interesting childhood with all of those siblings. I only had 1. But, now I have 5 kids. It's been nice meeting you.

Anonymous said...

Oh Kim this could really be fun!!!!!! all the things I could tell about you. Like your knobby little knees and your white blond hair........ Should I go on? lolol
also you have a nephew 2 years and some months younger than you.

Your big sister

eph2810 said...

Kim, I think it is so cool to get to know you a little more :)...
Wow - should I say "poor brother"? eight sisters in the family...
I think it is cool that you were able to go on a cruise with your friend before you got married.

Thank you for sharing.

Have a blessed day.

Nise' said...

It is great to learn more about you and I love how you broke them down. I did not get my first stitches until I was 45. It was not as traumatic as I thought it was going to be!

Congratulations on your 100th post!

Anonymous said...

well that explains everything!!!Patty

Anonymous said...

HI KIM, LOVED YOUR 100 FACTS ABOUT YOU...YOU FORGOT TO MENTION THE WONDERFUL TIME YOU HAD LIVING WITH YOUR SISTER AND BROTHER-IN-LAW FOR A SHORT TIME. I'M ALSO DOING A KAY ARTHUR STUDY FOR THE NEXT SIX WEEKS CALLED "THAT I MAY KNOW HIM" I HOPE TO DO A LOT OF GROWING DURING THIS STUDY. I WAS OFFERED THE OPPORTUNITY TO GO TO GATLINBURG TO HEAR KAY ARTHUR SPEAK AT A WOMENS RETREAT BUT IT TAKES PLACE OVER THE LAST WEEKEND THE KIDS ARE HERE. HOPE I GET A SECOND CHANCE. MOSSY OAK FROM MISSISSIPPI

Linda said...

Kim, I am SO glad I have "met" you. I thoroughly enjoyed your posts here. I've been reading a lot of them. Even your lists are interesting and poignant at times. You called yourself old on my blog--yet you were born in 64? I was born in 62. So I am ancient. Are you by any chance going to the She Speaks conference?