16 Getting to Know Me Things

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My babies are turning 7 today!

That meant I spent the majority of Tuesday running around like a chicken with my head cut off putting together things for their birthday.

Speaking of babies…look at how young Ron and I look.  Kids really do age you!

Not only is it the kids’ birthday, it’s also the last day of school.  I know.  It’s a BIG day in our house.

Since my mind is on a million different things right now and I’m not one of those uber prepared bloggers that has a million drafts of post ideas, I’m throwing it back to some Old School Blogging.

Remember when these little surveys were all the rage a few years ago in bloggy land? I loved ’em then and I love ’em now!

I saved this survey for a time when I wanted to share something fun and light.

Today’s that day!

16 Getting to Know Me Things

1. What brings you the greatest joy?

Sunrises. Sunsets. Running. My kids laughing (and getting along). Ron’s stupid jokes. Fresh air. The sound of the wind through the trees on a summer evening before it’s going to storm.  I just love that sound.

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2. What is on your nightstand?

Believe I Am Training Journal, my iPhone, water bottle and hand lotion are the last things I touch before I go to bed.

3. Do you have a secret talent?

At one time I could twirl the baton pretty well.  Haven’t tried in awhile.  I’d probably smack myself in the forehead with it now.

4. What is your greatest indulgence?

I don’t think it’s an indulgence but some people do – monthly deep tissue massages.  I think it’s money I’m saving on physical therapy.

Getting to know things about me. Maine Sunrise | happyfitmama.com

5. What should everyone try at least once in their life?

To do 108 sun salutations on the winter or summer solstice.  That’s what I’m doing today!

6. What makes you laugh?

It’s more like what DOESN’T make me laugh.

7. What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?

I’m shy.  I’m a homebody. I don’t like to talk about myself.

8. What is on your bucket list?

Here’s just a few: Find my long lost relatives in Italy, skydive (at least once even though the thought of it scares the pants off me), get a BQ and run Boston once, and travel to as many places as I can.

9. What is on your feet right now?

Nothing.  Bare foot life is my kind of life.

Getting to know things about me. beach | happyfitmama.com

10. How did you make your first dollar?

My first legit job was in a flower shop.  I watered the fresh flowers at the cemetery and cleaned the shop.  It was a super chill job yet the florists were the most stressed out people I’ve ever met.  Who knew working with flowers was stressful?

11. What superstition do you believe in?

I knock on wood.  Black cats and crows are bad luck.

12. What items in your closet do you wear the most?

Running gear (duh), jeans, and currently, all my prAna dresses.  I live in them all summer long.

13. What is the best gift you’ve ever received?

The gift of life. My children.  And my first Garmin.  It was a 405. :)

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14. What is on your liquor shelf?

If you mean liquor shelf as in my kitchen cabinet, nothing.  If you mean liquor shelf as in my refrigerator, beer, hard seltzer (did you know Zima is back?!?!) and a bottle of champagne.

15. What is on your kitchen counter?

Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer (that thing is a beast), a new batch of Kombucha brewing

16. What would you never leave home without?

I would say my wallet but I made the mistake of NOT having it with me once when I really, really needed it. Second up, iPhone.  It’s got my calendar, phone numbers and I can use it to pay for things. Isn’t it crazy how much we rely on our phones now?

Your turn!  Answer one of these questions:

What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?

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  2. You are absolutely right about that brief moment in time right before a storm. I love everything about those few minutes.

  3. The summer breeze before a storm is one of my favorite things too. It happened last night right before my run. That made me happy.
    I guess my secret talent I have is that I can do the doggy trick. I can get a smartie off of my nose and into my mouth with a flick of my head. I know, so impressive, also kind of embarrassing that I spent time learning that haha.

  4. This is so much fun! I loved the little facts, and I am super impressed by your sun salutations for today. What number are you currently on? ;D
    Happy birthday to the kids!

  5. Happy birthday to your kids! I love surveys like this also and yours is so fun to read! My first dollar earned from something other than allowance came from teaching a Pilates class. I didn’t work in high school because the focus was on grades to get a good scholarship at a good college, so I was super excited about that first paycheck!
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  6. Hope you guys had a great birthday celebration! These are always fun surveys. I should probably join you on that monthly deep tissue massage. So many benefits!

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