Tuesday, January 22, 2008

I've been tagged...several days ago....

Hello again!! I'm back, at least for a while. Hopefully things have settled down with me. I have missed all of you and have tried to visit each one briefly to catch up. Thank you for all the baby love, well wishes and prayers.

Several days ago, Lib tagged me for a meme of 7 random or weird things about me! Since you already know that 7 doesn't even begin to cover weirdness about me, maybe we'll do random!! LOL Anyway, here goes:

1. Playing tag was my favorite game as a child!! Thanks, Lib, for inviting me to play again!

2. I was born over 60 years ago at my aunt's house. I was the last of 6 children and my mother had the first 5 children at home. She was close to 40 when she was pregnant with me and her doctor insisted that she at least get closer to the hospital since she refused to go into the hospital! So she went to my aunt's house and gave birth to me there. My Aunt Claudie gave me my beautiful name, Hope.

3. My Uncle Jim fed me gravy when I was 2 days old!! Could that be why I have a weight problem today??

4. I have a brown birthmark on the inside of my arm near the elbow which looks like a sweet potato. My mother always said it was because she craved sweet potatoes the whole 9 months she was pregnant with me.

5. At the ripe old age of five, I fell in love with a man in his 20's. Obviously that didn't work out, but I never forgot him! :)

6. I grew up wanting to live in the city...anywhere but these mountains. Now I don't want to be anywhere else. They are my haven and security.

7. I have been a Child of the King for over 30 years. His Royal Blood flows through my veins and He loves me unconditionally!

I think now I'm suppose to tag 7 other people. Most of you have already been tagged for this meme so I have tried to pick some of the newer bloggers:

Jennifer at dust bunny hostage, Brandy at Mommy's Quiet Spot, Mary at Country Girl at the Beach, Rachel at A Romantic Porch , Denise at Denise Truesdale's Blog , Sandra at Nora Lee's Nook, and Karla at Ramblin' Roads.

Rules: Link back to the person who tagged you. List 7 weird or random things about yourself. Tag 7 people and link to them.



jennifer said...

Oh what fun! I love this - thanks! Jennifer

Rachel said...

Hey Hope, You came back and got busy!! I will have to think about the "7 things about me". I'll think about it for a couple of days, or maybe just a couple of minutes!;) Glad to see you back!

Rachel said...

Well, I made it. I actually thought of 7 things. It will be fun to see who links over to you because of it. I'm still trying to think of my 7 to tag! Have a fun day.

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

Glad to have you back and thanks for sharing on my post about the hope journal! This was fun getting to know you a little more! Happy Tuesday!!

Karen said...

I will certainly pray for your daughter, and hope that the biopsy comes back normal. Yes, as mothers I think our middle names are "worry". :o)
I know you're ready for things to settle down a bit now.

Karen H. said...

Good Morning Hope,
"WELCOME BACK" to the wonderful world of blogging. LOL. I know you were busy and I understand why you didn't post or comment. I was that way over the weekend myself. I enjoyed reading your Meme. Hey, when I was first brought home from the doctor's office where my Mom had me, my Great-Aunt fed me some Peach Cobbler juices. Huh huh, I guess that's why I have a weight problem too. LOL. I thought that was so funny about your Birthmark. I love me some Sweet Taters. LOL. I do hope things have settled down for you now. I will be praying for your daughter and that everything will be alright. Take care my friend and have a great day. May God Bless You and Yours.

Love & Hugs,
Karen H.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Well, I don't think you are so weird after all :-) Thanks for sharing the list.
Those babies are precious, spoil them rotten.

Lib said...

Hi Hope,
Welcome back .I missed your daily postings.
THanks for playing tag I enjoyed learning more about you:o)
We were going to come up your way today,but we're getting frozen rain.Maybe tomorrow.
Have a great day.

Rachel said...

Hope, Yes, I am the youngest of 10! Sshhhh! Don't tell yet, for the others who want to guess!! I hope everything is OK with your daughter. I will check back because I care.

Anonymous said...

So glad to see you back. I was wondering. I knew you maybe spending lots of time with that new Gbaby. Hope things are better soon.

Brandy said...

Thanks for the invite!

Mary said...


I enjoyed your list and learning about you. I'm so glad you love living in your mountains. I also grew up in rural area and miss it very much. Today I live in a small city.

Thanks so much for entering my giveaway. I do hope you will visit my blog again soon.


Tammy said...

Your Mom sounds like quite the character...LOL!
Is your nickname "Sweet Tater", if not it should be...lol!
Love you!!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I enjoyed reading your meme, some amusing things there!

Glad you are back, we missed you!


jennifer said...

I did it Hope and I gave you credit for it (sorry). Go read and see if you know me any better now! - Jennifer

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

How fun learning more about you! Do you remember the name of that 20 year old first love?

Betty said...

Hope, I'm so glad to see you back and active in the blogging world.

You did a good job on your post today. I enjoyed learning more about you. I couldn't believe you are over 60. I pictured you as being much younger.

I was born at home also. Apparently back then women didn't go to a hospital to give birth.

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Hope,

I've been enjoying getting to know you through your blog. Your list was fun to read. Thank you for visiting me, and the nice comment. Love the name Hope, so Hope, hope you visit again. :-) I'll be back to read more. Have a blessed day.


Karen H. said...

Good Morning Hope,
Well, guess what? You have been Tagged again by me. LOL. When you have time, stop by and check it out. Hope you will participate. Take care my friend and have a great day. May God Bless You and Yours.

Love & Hugs,
Karen H.

Karla said...

Mine is up! ;-)