October 30, 2014

Facts About Yours Truly

Today is Day 30 of #Blogtober14 (aka blog every day in October), brought to you by Helene in Between and The Daily Tay. Today's topic is "Facts About You".  To play along, check out the daily prompts here.

With the continued growth of t.o. & fro, I always jump at any opportunity to reintroduce myself to my new blog friends. Here are a few random facts about me: 

1.. My husband and I met when we were in grade 11, but didn't start dating until a few years after. 

2.. Before he retired this year, his professional hockey career took us all over North America - Michigan, Florida, NY, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, South Carolina and Alaska to name a few. While I'm happy that hockey no longer dictates our schedule, I miss it. I miss watching him play and the sense of community it brought.

3.. I grew up on the shores of Lake Huron. From a very young age I have been drawn to the water and the natural world, which led me to pursue a degree in Marine & Freshwater Biology and graduate certificate in Ecosystem Restoration. I studied things like fish, frogs, turtles, birds, mammals and things that don't have a spine, and learned how to tell an oak tree from a maple, how to restore an eroded creek  bank and how to build a snapping turtling nesting site.

4.. I donated blood for the first time last week. I was terrified that I would pass out, but I didn't. In fact, I'll be back in 56 days to do it all over again.

5.. I do not like roasted peppers. Raw, not a problem, but cooked remind me of when I had food poisoning.  Chicken fajitas did me in.

6.. I love to bother him...

7.. And him...

8.. But they make me extremely happy (just look at those faces).

9.. This quote describes my life perfectly. 

10.. It's been just over a year, but I am still getting used to this big city life. Commuting an hour each way on the subway is still strange to me.

11.. I've had glasses since grade 3. Got braces in grade 7. At one point, I had both glasses and braces. Thank goodness my mom suggested I get contacts in grade 8. Can you say awkward phase?!

12.. Outdoor activities, like camping, make me happy. Even if it is raining the entire time.

13.. One day, we will own a hobby farm. It will have chickens, pigs and donkeys. Possibly even a guinea pig or two.

14.. Speaking of small friends, I've owned just about every one a child can own (minus a rabbit and bird) - fish, turtles, cat, dog, snake, guinea pig, rat, hamster, mice, gerbil and more. This girl loves animals. And yes, we had mice when we lived in Alaska. Rocky and Mo, who I rescued from the zoo's breeding program for the snakes and birds. Mo even made the 4500 mile trek home from Alaska with us.

15.. Speaking of Alaska, I miss it at least 5 times a week. I miss my friends, I miss my zoo animals and I miss the beauty and adventure. But at the same time, I am so happy to be able to spend so much time with family.

Learn more about me here:
20 Things
Q & A with the Mr
Him + Her

Helene in Between Blogtober

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  1. It's always fun to learn more about your favourite bloggers! I agree with #9 totally and completely!

  2. I love posts like these bc they help us to get to know bloggers better. I can't imagine leaving Alaska...it must have been breathtaking there. I love that quote you found. With hockey you must have friends all over the US!!

  3. I had pet rats for years. They are amazing pets! :D

  4. I've had glasses since 4th grade! I feel your pain. I was suuuuper awkward back in the day. And, let's be honest. I'm awkward now too :) That last picture of you is awesome!


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