EJ and I were playing the other day, and I told him not to think of a green elephant. He laughed (because seriously, as soon as someone tells you not to think of something, don't you immediately think of that specific thing?!). Then he asked me to tell him a story about a green elephant. After I told my story, he told me one of his own.
The Tale of the Green Elephant
A couple months ago, one of my friends wrote a blog post for her 31st birthday--31 things you didn't know about me. I thought that would be a cool thing to write about, but I wasn't sure there were 31 things that most people don't know about me. I actually only came up with two things. :-(
1. I've never been stung by a bee (or wasp, or hornet, or any flying scary thing like that).
2. The only male thing I can do better than my husband is lead singing. When I was little, my dad taught me how to find the downbeat in any song, determine what the time signature was, and jump in directing at any point. This also means I can keep timing--1-2-3-4--in a song that has more interesting parts than just quarter notes.
After telling these two things to my husband, he came up with one more:
3. I can have a conversation and when I'm finished, I will have used 6 different languages. English, Japanese, Sign Language, French, Spanish, and German. I can't speak all 6 fluently (only English) but I know enough words in those other languages to insert whenever I forget the word (or phrase) in English.
EJ asked if I knew Latin. Yes, I know E pluribus unus. And that would be a little awkward to insert into a conversation. My husband said I know more Latin that I think, and for some reason, I knew which word was Latin that I never realized: cow. Turns out that's actually kinda a random thing. Not Latin at all. He said Latin words end in "s". The first thing I thought was, cows. Nope, still not Latin!
So, definitely not 30 things! Maybe when I'm 60 I can write a post "6 things you probably don't know about me."
Oh! #4: I don't normally like chocolate, unless it's for a special occasion. Or it's authentic Japanese chocolate. :-)
For the first time in my life, I shot a gun. My very first shot, I thought, I'll pull the trigger and the bullet will come out, big deal. And this is where the bullet hit:
For a writing exercise, I had to write for fifteen minutes about being "in the moment". Instead of writing from first person, I observed someone (EJ--who else??) and wrote about him being in the moment. This happened on a Sunday at his Grammy's house.
Cats and Cookies
Who am I, you ask?
In 2006 I had a stroke, and every day my husband encourages me to use my remaining brain cells to the best of my ability. I love to organize, make crafts, and go on adventures (safe ones). I hope that through my blog posts, you will be encouraged to accept and make the best of challenges God throws at your life.