I have been tagged by Miss Melanoma to list 8 random facts about myself. Lori requested that the people she tagged post random pictures in addition to the other rules of the game. I like random pictures so I'm following that rule. You are supposed to put all of the rules of the game at the beginning of your post. Which brings me to number 1 of my random facts about myself.
1 - I don't do well with rules.
2 - I was kicked out of brownies for setting up the benches in the cafeteria where we met to be horse jumps. I led the little brownie-horses over the jumps. Although this was before the leader arrived to start the session, I was kicked out of brownies.
3- I went to a private elementary school which was owned by the Church where my Dad was the Rector. The 6th grade girls got to be angels in the Christmas Pageant. There weren't enough angel costumes for my class so the teacher asked the class to vote on the best behaved students and those with the most votes got to be angels. My best friend and I weren't going to get to be Angels until my Dad got wind of it and borrowed two costumes from another Church. Because we were tall for our age, we were able to wear adult size costumes from that Church which were showier than the others so we ended up looking like lead angels. My Dad painted the angel's in waiting which I am including. The painting isn't cut off to the right, that's the photo I took of a print of it.
4 - When I was growing up we had a dog named Shannon who lived outside. One night during a storm, my brother and I went outside to sleep with Shannon in her dog house. We loved Shannon. Our parent thought we were very thoughtful but convinced up to come inside and as I recall Shannon was brought in to sleep on the screened in porch.
5 - I am pretty messy, even as an adult. Make that very messy. I am not entirely comfortable with how messy I am so I do try to straighten up from time to time. It's been a while since I organized my shoes.
6- I married the boy next door and our landlord let us knock a hole in the wall in between the studs between the two sides of our duplex. The first 5 years of my marriage we had two kitchens.
7 - One of the jobs I held when I took some time off from college was as the seamstress in a laundry. I got to let out the pants of the infamous Senator from NC, Jesse Helms. No it wasn't me who embroidered, I'm a jerk on his pants in thread which only showed up when he was being obnoxious.
8 - I like to draw, paint, scribble on blank paper in the style of a child. I still do this for fun and it's almost as much fun to laugh at what I've created and toss it in the recycle bin.
That's it folks, 8 random facts about me. If you are interested in finding out what the rules of the game are you can visit Miss Melanoma's site and view her post with her 8 random facts.