I have been tagged (Thanks Laura and Sarah) to name 8 random things to come up with about myself.
1- I have broken many bones. My wrists between the 2 at least 7 times. I wasn't terribly clumsy, I just tend to stiffen up my arms when I fall. In case your wondering the hows, the first time I was playing circus and fell off my rocking horse while standing, the second time was exactly one year to the date of the first. I fell at school while doing the crossbars and trying to skip one. I don't remember the order of the rest but twice involved a ball that I stopped with my hand, once a dark collision with another person while playing manhunt, once roller skating, and finally again on the crossbars at school. It was in gym and I told the teacher I couldn't do it due to my history. She made me do it anyway. You guessed it, I fell not only breaking my wrist but also my ankle as well. I again broke the same ankle several years later in a car accident. (My sister was driving). Also (can you believe it?) I have broken my heel. I don't recommend jumping off the back of a jacked up pickup truck onto concrete.
2- I was born in Vecenza Italy. I also lived in Cadiz Spain for three years as a child. I loved Spain. I remember quite a bit and would love to go back one day.
3- I have been an ICU RN for 13 years and I love it. I most love that by the end of the day I know I was able to make a difference for someone else.
4- I am a shy person pretty much everywhere but at work. Not sure why I am not shy at work. I guess I just really feel good about what I do.
5- I decorate cakes. I have never had any formal training, just kind of learned on my own. I have made almost every single Birthday cake for my Niece and Nephew here in Virginia.
6- I am addicted to the Weather Channel and CNN. I must check them both periodically through out the day.
7- I have gained way too much weight during this wait for my Abby from China. I need to work seriously on this now before she gets home.
8- I never thought I would still be single at this point in my life. It's partly my fault though. After being burned a few too many times I have built up a significant wall of protection around myself. I need to put some windows in though cause I really hope that I'm not single my whole life.
So there you have it. 8 random things about me. If you haven't done this Meme already consider yourself tagged.