November 6, 2007

Help! I've been tagged and I can't get up!

I'm bored, and dont feel like talking about my weight, so thought I'd post *7 weird/random things about me* to go along with the tag game that's going around - a big shout out of thanks to my tag buddy Becky :)

1. I was born in Halifax, NS. My Dad was in the Navy, and we moved around a lot. I've lived in Halifax, Ottawa and also in England - twice! I LOVE England and would live there again in a second.

2. When I was 17, my soccer team made it to the National Championships and we won silver!

3. I have a Masters degree in online learning... I finished my thesis and graduated when I was 8 months pregnant with my 1st baby... it was nice to have a *good* reason why my graduation gown made me look like I was wearing a tent!

4. After months of trying, getting tested and waiting, my husband and I were told by a fertility specialist that we had less than 1% chance of conceiving on our own. He set us up for IVF treatments and we went home feeling devastated but also hopeful. It seems we also felt frisky; as we had sex and conceived THAT night!! I have been pregnant 3 times since that meeting (1 miscarriage, 2 kids) and we're now thinking about having a 3rd, so I guess we beat the odds. I love our story as I like to think it gives hope to anyone who's been told they can't conceive... you NEVER know - your body and what it can do is a miracle!

5. My husband is from Israel and is Jewish. Although he is not religious at all, it was important to him that our kids be Jewish. This can only be *passed on* by the mother, and so I converted to Judaism before we married. I was raised United (Protestant) and although was raised going to church, do not consider myself a religious person, but believe more in spirituality and loving your neighbor, being a good person.... etc etc. I believe that if there is a God, then there is only one of *him* and so I don't think it matters what religion you are. Our children will choose their own religious/spiritual path, but at least this way, if they choose to be Jewish, they wont have to go through the year-long conversion process like I did!!

6. When I was 23, I picked up my life in Ottawa and drove out to Vancouver with my roommate from university to start a new life. We had no place to live and no jobs, friends etc. 14 years later, and I'm still here!! Love it, but at the same time hate the high cost of living here and the ridiculously inflated value of real estate. We are now thinking of moving to Ottawa or we may even be moving to Israel next spring!

7. And now for the weirdest thing about me (HAD to put something strange in!): I can NOT have Ivory soap (the bath bars) in the house...... because there is something about it that compels me to want to EAT it!! Weird eh?! And yes, I HAVE tasted it - just to prove to myself that it doesn't taste good (it doesn't)... but I still WANT to eat it. Gives new meaning to the phrase "wash your mouth out with soap".... mmmmmm yummy! haha


Scale Junkie said...

Loved reading your list! Even the soap part. I've had soap before but in a defiant way...My Mom said that when I was little my brother taught me a few bad words so she said she would wash my mouth out with soap, so I took the bar from her hand and took a bite and started eating it...yeah, she knew she was going to have her hands full with me.

Sonya said...

haha...that soup thing is just too funny!

What a great list!

Sonya said...

oops, I meant soap not soup!

Diet Coke and Zingers said...

Maybe I should try eating THAT instead of chocolate... bet it's low fat!

Teale said...

LMAO I have to laugh at the soap thing... I bet people don't get fat eating Ivory!

honib1 said...

that list was great.. the soap part.. nothing like a bubbly personality LOL.. great post..

honib1 said...

that list was great.. the soap part.. nothing like a bubbly personality LOL.. great post..

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