Wednesday, September 12, 2012


I know 100,000 total views is not a big deal for the big blogs out there, but it was pretty exciting for me when my little blog reached that point this week!

 To put 100,000 in perspective for myself, 
I came up with a few comparisons, like:

100,000 minutes equals almost 69 1/2 days.

100,000 pennies is $1,000.

100,000 feet is equal to almost 19 miles.

and perhaps my very favorite:

I would have to eat 526 1/3 of the above pictured candy bars to reach 100,000 calories!

So, in celebratory fashion, I decided to share a few facts about the author of this blog (me) since I've been rather private and have not shared much.  It will likely bore you to death - which is why I'm probably private about these things, but my friends might get a kick out of it.

I'm a pretty fair singer and even started my college career as a voice major.  Unfortunately, I lost my nerve after throat surgery some years ago and no longer sing in front of people.  However, when I find myself alone in the house, I grab my ipod, crank this song up really loud, and sing/air guitar to it

Today definitely feels like a day for dancing!

When I was in high school, I worked as a reporter for our local town newspaper.  During an election year I was covering the caucuses in Iowa and actually got to ride in a limo with Miss Lillian Carter, President Carter's mother, as she campaigned for his re-election.  She was a sweety.  (Now you all know how old I am - and, yes, that's a picture of Miss Lillian and not of me!)

My favorite book is Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers.  It is a page turner and I read all 480 pages in about 4 days.  I was so tired afterwards, but it was worth not sleeping for 3 nights.  If you haven't read this book, please try to find a copy.  

I'm also crazy about Jane Austen.  My all-time favorite movie kiss is in the 1995 version of Persuasion when Captain Wentworth kisses Anne after all those years.  So romantic!

One of my most embarrassing experiences was when I had my third child.  My water broke at 6:15 a.m. and I immediately went into hard labor.  We attempted to make it to our hospital which was 45 minutes from where we lived, but the labor and the iced up roads changed our game plan.  Instead, we went to our local community hospital and Edward wheeled me into the emergency room without asking anyone's permission.  At 7:03 a.m. (just 48 minutes later), I delivered a healthy baby boy!  Unfortunately, due to the excitement of a baby delivery right at the nursing shift change time, and uncertainty as to which EMS crew would take me to the originally intended hospital - there ended up being 25 or so people in the emergency room while the Dr. finished up with me.  In a town of only about 5,000 people - that was a pretty high percentage of individuals to see my not-so-public side, if you know what I mean!  I couldn't look people in the eye for weeks!

My baby boy a few years ago.

OK, enough about me.......what's something fun that most people don't know about youThis is kind of like a blog slumber party, isn't it?

This celebration couldn't have happened without you, and I just want to say, "Thank you so much for visiting The Lavender Tub!"  I'm having so much fun with this blog, and I'm most grateful to you for stopping by.



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