Most people read profiles for one of two reasons: either they are looking for interesting members of the opposite sex with the goal of expanding their romantic prospects, or they are simply bored to death and have come down to reading about random strangers. If you're in the first group, I'd advise you to move on to the next girl. I can tell you're getting desperate, and I'm taken. ;-) If you're in the second group, I'll be happy to attempt at amusing you for a few minutes before you give up in despair and fall back on daytime television (which is, of course, lame) or a book (not a bad alternative, really).
I'm engaged to Eric Van Vleet and am currently planning a wedding. I love hosting, so the idea of having a really big party is appealing and I'm enjoying the process. But it's not hard when you're just planning. ;-)
I'm a "graduate" from the Institute of Children's Literature. What this really means is that I didn't want to go to college (Read: I HATE STUDYING.) So I found a correspondence school that let me do something I enjoy without requiring me to read and study a bunch of boring material. I've sold some articles to magazines, so I was even able to make money off it. Without having to study! Ding-ding! I win! I also sign autographs. Mostly free, but I take money too.
I'm now working as an apprenticed optician at Success Vision Express. It's a Christian-owned company, and all my bosses are Christians. I was in despair over finding a job that didn't arouse my snobbery and also paid the bills - until I found this one. It's a sales job so I work with people, and it's also a good environment with awesome coworkers. God has been very good to me - I'd been praying about what kind of job I wanted and He gave me all the silly little things I asked. And I'm left wondering once again, why is He so good to me?
Anyone who knows me at all knows I love the color red. My phone is red. I have several red hats. Red socks. Red sheets. Red blankie (which I take with me on long trips to avoid feeling insecure ;-)). Red shoes. Red clothes. Red make-up bag. Red . . . . well, you get the idea. When I'm really happy, I see red. When I'm really angry, I see red. When I'm in a lot of pain, I see red. When I'm enjoying myself amazingly (Like, at the HSA Reunion) I see red.
I wear hats. Almost all the time. At my church, some people hardly recognize me without a hat. There is a point of closeness/friendship in which my friends find that I no longer look different to them when I'm not wearing a hat. At the 07 National Reunion, I got put on the scavenger list as "person with the most hats". I brought six. And I wore all of them, except the redneck ball cap which was brought by mistake. :D
I enjoy new experiences, and I'll try almost anything once. My idea of a relaxing day is a three mile hike or a long shopping trip. Or a movie and a meal of barbecue (my absolute favorite food). Or sleeping till noon and then staying up till 3 in the morning online chatting with my friends (on off days, that is. Ha.)
Someday I hope to:
* Sky-dive (yes, I would jump. It would be too humiliating to go back down and tell everyone I chickened out. But I'm quite sure I would sit in the plane wishing I were anywhere else in the world)
* Ride a hot air balloon
* Smuggle Bibles into an anti-Christian country
* Visit China
* Learn to eat with chopsticks
* Learn ballroom dancing - all except the yucky stuff ;-)
* Ride a zipline. A really really high one. It just looks like too much fun
* Learn to ski
* Climb a "real" mountain (other than the "hills" in Arkansas and the mountain we climbed in Mexico)
* Sing in a musical. Maybe a small part so I don't have to get kissed. :lol:
* Write several books. Right now I just do little magazine pieces.
* Have my very own hat closet so I won't have to stack and box my billions of hats everywhere.
* Be a computer geek. If I ever get that smart, I'll buy some eyeglasses just like Riley Poole's. ;)
Blink and Thr3e by Ted Dekker, A Tale of Two Cities and Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens, The Baronet's Song and just about anything by George Macdonald, Leave it to Psmith and other books by Wodehouse, Christy by Catherine Marshall, The Sacred Romance by John Eldridge, The Shepherd of the Hills, Alice in Wonderland, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins, The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery, Agatha Christie mysteries, The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy, The Taming of the Shrew by Shakespeare, Persuasion and Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen, Kidnapped and Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson... etc...
Fernando Ortega, Hayley Westenra, Celtic Woman, Marty Goetz, Chris Rice, Nichole Nordeman, Jack Johnson, Needtobreathe, Sixpence None the Richer, Age of Information/Trading Yesterday, Casting Crowns, Mark Schultz, Josh Groban, Mario Frangouli, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, John Michael Montgomery, Josh Turner, Diamond Rio, the Boatrights, Phantom of the Opera, Alison Krauss, the Irish Tenors, some Charlotte Church, the Marshall Family,...
FAMILY & LIFESTYLE
Homeschool your children?:
Yes, I plan to homeschool.
PROFESSIONAL & EDUCATIONAL
Homeschooled all the way
Artistic / Musical / Writer
reading, writing, travel, drawing/art, missions, Mexico, Southern history
So since many have asked, I think I better explain. I programmed a little script that allows me to send FNs to all my friends fairly fast and easy. That was the test. It's not admin approved, so I don't want to hand it out.
But... I found that I ran another test... "See how many people will respond when I send out a random FN to all my friends." Y'all made me smile. Thanks for responding!
You are invited to a Last Post Wins party!
Come celebrate Pet Owners Independence Day with us.
This is the day that our pets are supposed to do all our work for us so put them to work during the day, then bring them along for our pet party at 8pm CST (or whatever time you can arrive), Saturday April 18th.
Bring a treat to share, but make sure it is something good for people and pets.
Hope to see you there!