Friday, March 28, 2008

Tagged Again!!

I got tagged twice more with the 7 random facts tag, so I decided I would post 7 new facts about me, so that we all can get to know each other better. I was tagged by one of my favorite stamp designers, Melanie Muenchinger. She designs for Gina K, and has a fabulous blog. The second tag was by Jana Weaver. She too has a fabulous blog, so go check her out too!! So the rules are, post a link to the people that tagged you-check. Post the rules-check, and now, post your facts. Okay here goes,

1. I can't swim. I know, sad, but true. I have tried, I even took lessons, but I think I stayed in tadpoles for like 2 years and finally gave up. Okay, so I can swim a little( I do a mean dead man's float-hehe), but I can't tread water, which is kinda important if you get in deep water. So to make a long story short, I can kinda swim, but if I have to stop, and I can't touch the bottom or hang on to something, CALL A LIFEGUARD(preferably a cute one)because I am gonna need one!!!

2. I was born in Germany, but left when I was 1 1/2. I would love to go back, but DH hates to travel(for fun, he will for business), so it will probably never happen.

3. I have a fear of being wrong. This fear is so strong, that even if I knew the answers in class, or whatever, I refused to raise my hand just in case. Seriously, it is so bad, that when I am wrong in front of people(or even when no one is watching), I blush so severely that I get super hot. It really holds me back a little in life, because I am terrified to fail.

4. This one is going to shock some of you, but I have a tendency not to pay attention to details. I watch a lot of crime shows on TV, and when the witnesses are asked to give details for a sketch, or what a person was wearing, or what they look like, I always think to myself, I hope I never lose anyone or witness a crime, cause I will be up poop creek without a paddle!!! I have to think about what color people's eyes are, and up until about a year ago when I forced myself to look and memorize their color, I could not tell you what my DH's eye color was.

5. I was a nanny for 5yrs for two beautiful little girls. I never wanted to leave them, but my boss could not accept the fact that I wanted a life outside of their home( I lived with them), so I had to move on. I still get a Christmas card from them every year, but I miss them with every fiber of my being. I started taking care of Emily when she was 11months old, and was there for the first 2 1/2 years of Olivia's life. When I left, it seriously felt like I was having my own children taken away from me. I will never forget the day I left for the rest of my life, it was one of the saddest days of my life. Olivia was too young to understand, and I am sure she has all but forgotten me, but I will never forget her.(BTW, I am crying now...I told you I am a cryer)

6. I can't stand to wear finger nail polish. Every once in awhile I will get my nails done(okay, have acrylic nails put on)but I always do the french tip manicure. I can't stand to see any color on my fingers(or my lips for that matter), it just never looks right.

7. I have secretly been in love(ya know, celebrity luv)with Matthew McConaughey since I saw him in the movie A Time To Kill. The movie was one of the most emotional movies I have ever seen(cried like a baby throughout a lot of it), but as a southern lawyer, well, he gave me the "vapors", so to speak!!! It was the first movie I ever saw with him, and can honestly say(with the exception of Texas Chain Saw Massacre) I try not to miss one with him in it. How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days, enough said!!!

Okay--check. Now I am supposed to nominate 7 more people, but I really had a hard time doing it the first time, so if you are reading this, and you want to participate, please do. Just be sure to link me to it, so I can learn more about you all!!


  1. hmmm, very interesting! I'm not surprised about you being a nanny--I know you adore children and will someday make an amazing mother. I knew you were born in Germany from a post a while back, hehe! I totally know what you mean about second guessing yourself (I've always done that) and lipstick and colored nailpolish! I'm in love with Matthew M. too and it's no secret!! I was surprised to hear you can't swim and you don't always pay attention to detail, especially that one--your artwork and talent is so immense, I think you could do just about anything! It was fun learning more about you, Jessie! hugs

  2. Thanks for sharing! I certainly hope you'll get to come visit Germany some day, even if it's without your DH! It's a beautiful country over here!! I know we'll continue to come back and visit even after we moved back "home" to the states!! Welcome aboard at Paper Pretties!! We're so excited to have you!

  3. Now that was cool to learn more about you girlie!! You absolutely have the heart and soul of a mommy!! I just know it will will be an incredible blessing to some little ones!!! Now I AM surprised about the attention to detail......your designs are fabulously detailed and intricate!!! I feel so blessed to have met you and added you as a friend in my life!!!

  4. LOVED getting to know little tidbits about you. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Always fun to be able to get to know people better so thanks for sharing some things about yourself :) I was born in Costa Rica, have lived in 4 different countries (Costa Rica, US, Holland and Canada), worked with Billy Graham for a year and one summer, made it to provincials in Track and Field (discuss and javelin) in Grade 11 and 12 (placed 4th in javelin), don't really card for chocolate (yes, I'm one of the few women who can say this, I'm sure!), card making is a challenge for me as I am not naturally creative, lots of blood, sweat and tears when making cards sometimes, but once they are made I am very satisfied with myself, I have never coloured or permed my hair, I hate to cook (lucky for me DH is a great cook).

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful creations - they are very inspiring.

  6. I have to come abck and share all my thoughts on this LATER when I have more time!!!


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