Monday, May 24, 2010

If you really knew me you would know...

I am a sinner, rescued and saved by grace
I am compelled to purchase containers – it makes me feel organized
I am not gonna drink more than one glass of alcohol with you
I am organized at work and couldn’t care less at home
I am ruthlessly independent and an extrovert
I am wired to function in crises and stink at the long haul
I can never decide Orange Sherbet or Rocky Road (with almonds)
I can no longer do two things at once
I curse and have been known to flip the bird, in jest.
I cut my own hair when I’m stressed
I don’t need to be right, I need to be understood
I don’t particularly like looking at or being touched by animals
I don’t plan to work at Sunset forever
I enjoy being a girl
I feel most at home on a volleyball court
I hate to wait for the check after a meal
I have a lot of acquaintances but a very small capacity for deep relationship
I have only slept alone at home three times in 23.5 years of marriage
I like when you pick the restaurant
I learned that things don’t matter when we had a house fire
I love being near the water
I love pictures of people, even myself.
I love to answer questions
I love to cook, but rarely make the same recipe twice
I love to play games
I need a nap at 2pm daily and dont schedule meetings then
I need to be challenged
I never sort our socks
I play the flute, guitar and piano
I prefer a bath to a shower
I prefer handmade gifts
I prefer to be the passenger rather than the driver
I rarely eat breakfast
I rarely have thought about it before we begin talking about it
I tell only one joke and it’s not funny anymore
I typically fall in love with my masseuse
I was loved and put up for adoption then loved by my family
I would rather live in a studio apartment than a picket fence house
I would be a gambler if I could
My favorite sound is my three children laughing and singing together
My favorite beverage is a Roy Rogers
When i buy something new I have no idea what i wore before
If there were no music then I would not get through
Chips and salsa WILL improve my mood
I am 45 today.

** took this picture in Austin last week. I feel like it is me...simple, unpolished, and natural... me at 45.

7 comments: said...

Adorable janet, thanks 4 sharing, u rock! Happy b day, you are a beautiful goddess

Brad said...

It is a pleasure to get to know you better. I have always really liked you, now it is more clear to me why!

Pam said...

love it!! happy birthday...

JillyBean said...

and gorgeous. you forgot, gorgeous.

Mollie said...

Janet, thank you. that is a special way--and sweetly personal--to share about yourself. being so far away, it made me feel closer, yet nothing replaces a squeal and a smile in person. Wish I were there to pray for you. I pray Father's best for you! May you know and receive His perfect love into your life--body, soul and spirit! Be freed to be who you were created to be. Be forgiven, cleansed, healed and whole. You are His delight and He rejoices over you with singing! He sees you and cheers you on. May you have the mind of Christ in your relationships and decisions. May you life a spirit-filled life, bearing fruit to Father's glory. And may you know that you are noticed and loved not by what awesome things you do but in who you are! Love from Tokyo, a Deb's daughter

Anonymous said...

thanks, janet! i knew some things and i didn't know some things that i know now. turns out you and the one i picked (or who picked me, can't remember) 28 years ago have many things in common like the feeling organized compulsions, the flute, animal rather-nots, and the infrequently occuring breakfasts. we gotta work on two things, the cursing and the joke. ;) oddly enough those things are similar, too!! ssshhh! thanks for letting us all get to know you a little better. birthday blessings. dan

Yonas said...

Only one glass!? LOL