I was inspired by a friend's blog post about funny things about her and another blogger's post of 5 things people don't know about her. So here's my list of little known facts about me:
I'm a penguin freak. I collect stuffed penguins, penguin clothing (not tuxedos LOL), jewelry, penguin ornaments (our Christas tree has penguin lights and ornaments), books about penguins, etc., etc. When I was very bloated with undiagnosed CD and food allergies I often described my body as 'penguin shaped'.
I'm addicted to fashionista blogs. I read them daily and get inspired to improve my style.
I prefer sewing (making new garments or altering old ones) to almost anything else.
As well as penguin paraphenalia, I collect clothes. I make them, buy them, alter them for better fit. When I travel I buy clothing 'souveniers, like tee shirts or dresses.
If I ever won the lottery, I'd buy a house on the beach in Lahaina, Maui, HI. I've been to Maui about 8 times and always return to Lahaina. The manager of Lahaina's Serendipity boutique knows me well.
I walk 45-60 minutes daily to keep my bones strong. I lost 1-1/2 inches of height during the years I had undiagnosed celiac disease. Several NTX tests proved that I'm no longer losing bone, because I'm no longer eating gluten. So I can easily absorb calcium from my diet. However I still take daily magnesium and vitamin D for bone health, I also lift weights daily.
I weigh 40 pounds less than I did during my freshman year of college. Instead of the 'freshman 10' I gained 25 pounds during my first 3 months of college.That was the first time I could eat freely without teasing or critcizm from my family about my weight (which was 115# when I entered college). Of course I'm 1-1/2" shorter now, but I'm happy that I no longer worry about weight, thanks to a healthy metabolism with thyroid supplements.
I'm 4 years older than my husband who won't be able to collect full SSN benefits for another 4 years. (Do the math.)
Like my friend, I need to do something with my hands when I walk or stand. If I can't put them into pockets or carry something, my hands, arms (wings?) automatically slip into full penguin position.
That's enough for now. I feel a little embarrassed after revealing all that ... SIGH