Thursday, October 23, 2008

I've Been Tagged!

I've recently been tagged by three wonderful bloggers, Heidi from Healthnut Wannabee Mom, Kay's K9s, and Jael's Jewels. All three of them have great blogs and gave very interesting information about themselves so hopefully I can do the same. I'm to give 7 random facts about myself so here goes... 1) I cannot stand if my money is not in order in my billfold. When I get change I have to put everything where they belong beginning with the $1s in front, followed by the $5s, $10s, etc. If something is out of order, I have to fix it as soon as I can or else I feel uneasy. Of course all the money has to be right side up and facing the right direction too. This could be the CPA in me or just plain weirdness!

2) I've been in the Oval Office at the White House. My parents went to school with someone who works at the EOB (Executive Office Building) next door to the White House so he took us into the Oval Office as well as the White House Press Room and other "off limit" places because the President was not in Washington DC at the time. This happened several Presidents ago.

3) I am part Native American and am a tribal member of the Citizen Band Potawatomi Nation. The main tribal territory is in Shawnee, OK so if you are ever in that area, stop by the FireLake Casinos!

4) I love watermelon but only the first three bites! The first bite of watermelon is so delicious but it quickly diminishes after that so by the third bite, I don't want anymore.

5) I've been married to my high school sweetheart for 20 years and am thankful for him every single day!

6) I have to read something every single day. No matter how late it is or how tired I am, I have to read for at least 15 minutes before the day is over.

7) I'm afraid of basements - the ones totally underground with the small windows at the top of a concrete wall. Not sure why this is but it's probably due to overactive imagination as a kid but whenever I go into one of those basements, I can't keep from glancing at the windows constantly.

Okay, now I get to tag 7 other people. Of course participation is voluntary but I hope you choose to share some random facts about yourself! Here's my choices in order to learn a little more about the people behind these interesting blogs:

Everyday Living
Chica and Pumuckl
Casbah Kitten
The Fantail
Three Fates Design
West of Mars
Of Cats

*Update - I just found out I was tagged by Lily from Tulip's Treasure Box today! Be sure to visit her site along with the other three mentioned above and you'll find that she's a very talented and wonderful fellow Etsian!


Robin said...

Thanks for sharing more about you. I am right with you on keeping the money organized in my billfold. That is the very same way I organize mine, when I have some. Pretty neat you were in the Oval Office at the White House. I once received a patch from a former president, but that was as far as I got. Congrats on 20 years of marriage with your high school sweetheart! :-)

Ailurophile said...

Congrats on being in the oval office and having such a happy family life! And thanks for tagging me!

Roses and Lilacs said...

Fun and interesting facts;) I enjoyed learning about some of your quirks.

Anonymous said...

That's really cool to learn about you! And thanks for tagging me!

Mishkat said...

Great to learn more about you, Sharla. I wish I was like you about money: my wallet is always a mess. (Did you ever work in a bank - maybe that's why?)

And big congratulations on 20 years of happy marriage!

storybeader said...

I have that money fetish too. And I'm not a CPA! I need to keep the large bills in the middle, where I fold it in half, so the small bills are on the outside, yada, yada, yada....
Cute puppy dog!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Working in retail gave me that same issue with my cash.

Trevor did this one the last time I was tagged, but maybe I'll do something new and special just for you. Over the weekend, though. Somehow, I have a feeling you'll stay tuned... *grin*

Anonymous said...

LOVE learning more about who you are on the other side of this computer screen. I too hate basements, keep my paper money in order though I don't care which way it faces, and I am so happy that you are happily married, and for so many years. I knew from the get go that you were special!



tahtimbo said...

Thanks for selecting me. I'll try and get 7 facts about myself, they may not be interesting but, oh well. I agree with you about the basements:)

moxylyn said...

I am the same way about money and basements, and I am part Native American also!

Unknown said...

I've got the money thing, too. It comes from twelve years of retail management!

Mickey's Musings said...

I bet wanting things like your money in order mean you aare organized. That probably helps when you make jewelry :)
Purrs Mickey


The watermelon and money things had me laughing out loud!!! I would drive you crazy with my wallet! I really admire the native americans too.

Erika said...

How interesting!
I have the same problem with money. I will make people wait in line at the cash register because I HAVE to put the bills in the right order...weirdos:)

I still want to go to D.C.