Monday, February 09, 2009

25 truly random things about me

I am definitely on the mend but still sick (less nausea, light-headed and now sneezing my face off). It seems to me a good day to finally get to this "25 things" meme that I keep getting tagged for on Facebook.

I just came back from getting some fresh air with the dogs and many of these are things I thought about when I was out. I make no promises about whether or not I have written any of this before. And since my mother reads my blog, I may engage in a bit of censorship (Hi Mom! I love you!).

1. When I become interested in something, I tend to read everything I can on that subject.
2. My current interest is Enneagrams.
3. I am a 1.
4. I am married to a 9.
5. These two facts actually help me to understand my life a lot better.
6. My spouse and I have been together almost 18 years.
7. My longest relationship before my current one lasted 4.5 months.
8. I hated being pregnant.
9. I had a miscarriage between my two successful pregnancies. I was 11 weeks along. I was devastated.
10. I have struggled with depression since my early teens.
11. When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in early 2006, I was the healthiest and strongest I had ever been. I believe that helped a lot.
12. Since I found out about the cancer, I have been angry and sad at times but I cannot say that I have been depressed for very long stretches.
13. I am addicted to online word games, namely Scrabble and Word Twist.
14. I am embarrassed that I can't understand some of my 10 year old son's math homework.
15. I love intensely, hold fierce grudges and forgive easily.
16. I have mellowed.
17. I am an atheist.
18. I feel guilty about everything.
19. I still think my spouse is hot.
20. I still my miss Emma, my golden retriever. She died on June 30, 2006. She was almost 14.
21. One year later, I had my first clean CT scan.
22. I don't consider myself to be sick, despite the fact that I have a chronic illness.
23. If I could turn back the clock and make my life go back to the way it was before the cancer, I am not sure that I would do it.
24. That last sentence astounds me.
25. I wish I were a better knitter.


deb said...

I have books on the Ennegram...if you want to borrow. I can't remember my number...

The Maven said...

You are so amazingly awesome. I loved those! I could relate to a lot of them, too.

Glad you're starting to feel better!

FlippyO said...

How do you know what Eneagram you are? I took two different tests and on the first one, I was a 5; and the second one, a 9. I suppose I identify more with 9s, but who knows...

laurie said...

I have taken EVERY book on Enneagrams out of the library. I didn't find the online stuff as useful as reading.
And Maven? Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Toria/Deb said...

Just landed here from the Maven's blog. Great post. Good luck and my prayers are with you.

Princess Tinybutt said...

you are super neat laurie!

i think i'm gonna do this too!

Tricia said...

then #25

Whoa...! ;)

Mary P Jones (MPJ) said...

Oh, man. I don't understand some of my 8-year-old son's homework, so you're way ahead of me.

Mom2Amara said...

I wish I were a better knitter too.