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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Seven Things About Me

1.  I have been married to the same man for thirty years. Although we did not date until 5 years later, I obsessed about him since the first time we me in high school. He sat in front of me in Spanish class. My nerdy friends did not like him or me associating with him because he was a jock. He was a jock that wrote poetry, had a beautiful voice, wrote songs for me  and became an attorney.

2.  We still love each other.

3.  I treat my dog like a baby and he likes it. He must be wrapped in a blanket and held when he comes in from the cold. His name is Joey.

4. I always loved school.  That includes both being a student or being a teacher. I think that I might have been a teacher in a one room school house in some other life. This explains my collection of books about pioneers and pioneer teachers. When I feel sorry for myself, it is easy to read about their lives and see that mine is much easier.

5.  I usually read 2 or three books at a time. Some are scholarly, some are best sellers and one is always in Spanish.

6.  I have traveled and lived extensively in South America. I love the land, the music, the language and the people. One of my fantasies is to go there again as a peace corp retired worker.

7. I have several good friends both locally and from far far away that have been in my life for more than 20 years. I do not see them constantly but we can count on each other just like family. It takes me awhile to make new friends but it seems like I do a pretty good job at keeping them.



  1. I loved reading this about you!!!!! You certainly showed your HS friends that it was true love :)

    I hope you get to fulfill your dream and go back to South America some day.

    I also baby my dog and "tuck her in" at night under her blankies on my bed :)

  2. Aha, I knew there was much to your life that was wonderful!

    My marriage of 34 years I consider one of my greatest accomplishments--and gifts. It's an awesome thing to know someone has your back.

    que dios le bendiga!

  3. I am so glad that you posted these things. Nice, Anna. I still love my wife after 30+ years together. Even through the rough times, I know that we still loved each other.

  4. Great Post Anna! Mind if I "copy"?

  5. I treat my dog like a baby too. And she must be wrapped up in a blankie. =)