Saturday, February 14, 2009

Ice/Snow Storm of 2009...

I hadn't seen this much snow, or ice for that matter, in a long time!
What do you do when you have 1.5-2 inches of ice enclosing your car and you need to get inside? Enter...the hairdryer...

So many people lost electricity from this storm, and some are still without. The roads back to Nashville were really, trees toppled over from the weight of the ice, cars stranded on the side of the road...
But Winston and I made it back safely! :)

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

25 random things about me...

Ok...25 random things about no particular order:)

1. My full name is Katherine Elizabeth, but I have been called Katie Beth since the day I was born.

2. I picked up the nickname katebug or katiebug somewhere around jr. high/high school. Even people that have just met me have called me that...guess it was meant to be. Around the same time, I started accumulating ladybug stuff...I guess it was decided I must collect them because of the nickname.

3. I love stars, and just so happen to have one named after me. I love driving with my sunroof open to look at the stars...even if it's cold outside and I have to crank the heat up:)

4. I play relaxes me. I had 6 weeks of lessons when I was in the 1st grade, and then taught myself the rest. I also play flute. There are a set of bagpipes and a violin waiting for me to learn to play them, as well.

5. Favorite color...cobalt blue. It's all over my kitchen.

6. Favorite flower...daisy.

7. I haven't let a brush touch my hair since high school. Brush = bad news for curly hair!

8. I ran a 1/2 marathon in San Francisco in 2005 for Team In Training. It was a great experience, but didn't turn me into a runner. I would consider walking a full one some day.

9. I am a recycling fanatic. It kills me to throw away something that I know could be recycled. If I know I am going to be around a recycling bin later, I'll take it with me.

10. I love sailing, and at one point seriously looked into what it would take to buy a sailboat. That's as far as it got...looking into it:)

11. I am slightly bow-legged...a feature I inherited from my dad.

12. I love photography (especially black and white's), but I'm not always in the mood to take pictures. I once audited a class that did dark room work, which was sooooo much fun. It made me want a dark room of my own some day. One of my photographs from that class ended up on a Jones Soda bottle label!

13. My talents: a.) I can tie a cherry stem in my mouth into a knot, b.) I can say supercalifragilisticexpialidocious backwards...kind of...ask me some day.

14. I only had 2 wisdom teeth. Does that make me less wise? :(

15. I once road a mechanical bull...shocking, I know. Apparently I was pretty good!

16. I developed a habit in college of taking my showers by's more relaxing that way.

17. Somehow, I was once talked into bungee jumping. It was not an enjoyable experience. It either made me aware of or created my fear of falling. Heights are ok...falling is not!

18. My mom, sister, & I all have birthdays on the 20th...January, March, and April.

19. My nose was broken when I was 10 or 11. My sister and I had decided that we would have much more fun sledding down our slide with snow on it. It was going well until I tried to stop my sister and neighbor from running into a fence. I did such a good job that our neighbor's head slammed into my nose. I had 2 black eyes for a while.

20. I had my first asthma attack when I was about 5 years old...thankfully, too young to remember it. It bothered me a lot when I was young, but I seem to have mostly outgrown it. I still have to use an inhaler before I do active things when it's cold outside.

21. I knit and cross-stitch on occasion...when I'm in the mood:)

22. I am a creature of habit. I get into a habit of wearing certain accessories and don't change them very, shoes, purse, etc. It is cheaper that way:)

23. I can't really say I enjoy shopping. I usually know what I'm looking for, and leave as soon as I find it. I do love a good deal or sale, though, as well as thrift store shopping.

24. I have traveled to 4 of the 7 continents. I was blessed with parents and a family that loves to travel.

25. I love Jesus...I want to be able to love and forgive as much as he did. And I want the rest of the world to see that and know him.