10 things about me

by | Aug 8, 2008 | Uncategorized

Who’s the woman behind the blog? Sure, I blog about writing. But perhaps you’re wondering if I’m a real person. I am! I hope I don’t intimidate you. Goodness. I’m just a regular wife, mom, grandma, friend—like you!

So I’m taking a detour today. I thought you might like to learn a bit more about me. And if you don’t care a whit, just scroll on by!

  1. I’m not too athletic. (OK. I’m not at all athletic.)
  2. I’m the oldest of four and the only girl.
  3. I lived in Mexico City until I was six (but my Spanish still leaves much to be desired.) Even though I was only four, I remember the earthquake that toppled the famous El Angel statue.
  4. Grant and GrandmaI wear a hard contact lens in one eye and a soft lens in the other.
  5. I have six adorable grandchildren. Here I am with 6-year-old Grant on his first roller-coaster ride! >>>
  6. I can’t drink from a water fountain without choking. (OK. You can stop laughing now.)
  7. Margherita pizza is the best. I’m all about fresh basil.
  8. I’ve been married to my high school sweetheart for 33 years.
  9. I love decorating for Christmas but I hate putting everything away.
  10. Yosemite is one of my very favorite places in all the world.

So there you have it. Ten things about me! Want to play along? Tell me 10 things about you!


  1. Kim

    Haha, Pat! No, I really am of grandmotherly age—just good genes, I guess! Thanks for sharing some of your own “about me’s”–it’s fun to get to know my blog readers too!

  2. Pat VanderBeek

    Kim – I enjoyed learning more about you, too. I have this in common with you: I will have been married to Jerry for 33 years this coming June 19th, I am not good at any game that involves a ball (i.e., I’m ball challenged), I also love putting up the Christmas decoratins but hate putting them away, and Yosemite is one of my favorite places! You look 25 in the picture of you with your grandson. You must have been -30 or so when you got married.

  3. Kim

    Hahaha, Jen! Glad you enjoyed learning these random tidbits about me! :o)

  4. Jen P

    I met you in person at a HS conference but this was the BEST! Thank you!

  5. Susan Gibson

    10 things about me
    1. I am the youngest of four.
    2. I have been married to Bob for 32 years.
    3. We spent our honeymoon in Yosemite in the housekeeping cabins. Very Rustic, need I say more.
    4. We have 2 wonderful children & 1 awesome daughter in law.
    5. We have no grandchildren, yet.
    6. I would like to be a storyteller.
    7. I am a 3rd generation Californian.
    8. I just found 2 cousins on Facebook and am so excited to get to know them.
    9. We moved to Tennessee 3 years ago to get out of the rat race of Southern California.
    10. I love key lime pie.

  6. Kim

    Hey, we do have a lot in common, Heidi! I’ll do some more of these over time, so we can see if the trend continues! :o)

  7. Heidi

    Kim~ It was fun to learn more about you. We have much in common…I’m a horrible athlete (and basically hate sports), I’m the oldest of 3 (and only girl), and I love decorating but hate putting the stuff away after the holidays! LOL
    That was fun!