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There’s a fun little game going ’round the blogosphere and I happened to get “nominated”. If you are nominated, you give a shout out to the person who nominated you, share 7 facts about yourself, and then nominate some of your own favorite or inspiring bloggers.

I have two lovely friends in the blogging world who nominated me to share 7 fun facts about me. The amazing Jessica from Pig and Dac and the lovely Carolina from Mama Instincts have asked me to share 7 facts about myself. As many of you know, I have a pretty detailed About Me page. I began to wonder, is there anything that is “new” that I can share with you?

As I pondered and thought, I realized I was over-thinking this… and almost three months have gone by without responding to their nominations. So here I am, ready to share seven random facts about me.

7 Facts About Me

1- I am a list maniac

I make lists, upon lists, upon lists, upon lists. Sticky notes can’t contain me (even though I like to add them to my calendar). I make my own spreadsheets, have several apps, and a task list on my laptop. Oh, and as for spreadsheets… I get an absolute HIGH from making spreadsheets on Excel. I think I need professional help.

My blogging calendar

2- I think I’m funny

My humour ranges from terrible, horrible, no good, very bad puns; to goofy antics, to an intense wit that only I can handle. Seriously… I laugh at my own jokes ALL the time. Sometimes others join in and laugh with me. But usually I’m laughing alone.

3- I am VERY expressive

When I talk enthusiastically, my hands fly (I think that’s my French blood). I also make many facial expressions, hence why 3/4 of the pictures of me don’t turn out. Before I chicken out, I will share the evidence below BUT before I share I have to say I was going for enthusiasm with both of these pictures. What I ended up with was FAR from enthusiasm….

Bad picture of Jennifer - The Deliberate Mom

Another bad picture of Jennifer - The Deliberate Mom

4- Sometimes I listen to music during dinner because I can’t stand the sound of my children chewing their food

Slurp. Smack. Suck. I can’t stand the sound of people eating with their mouths open. My husband is the same way. Although we try our best to get our children to eat with their mouths closed, there are moments when I need to blast some music or leave the room altogether because the lip smacking is driving me THAT crazy.

5- I am absolutely maniacal, crazy, insane at least once a month for 4-5 days

Yes folks, I have THE worst mood-altering PMS. I become this miserable monster who snips, snaps, and bawls about everything. It sucks so much that a little while ago I tried the birth control patch just to help curb the intensity of my mood swings. The patch, however, was short-lived.

One day into taking the patch I got a couple sudden and unexplainable bruises on the same thigh that the patch was adhered to. I had to trace them with a pen and monitor them so that they didn’t grow bigger and I had to stay up off my feet as much as possible until they started to recede. It was weird. Anyway, sorry about the side story… what it comes down to is, I’ll take PMS over an embolism any day.

6- I’m a bit introverted

It may not seem like it but I’m a bit of an introvert. Even though I love social occasions, they completely stress me out. The more people I don’t know, the more stressed I get. However, a glass of wine and a good friend or my hubby beside me and I’m good to go.

It takes a while for me to really engage in conversations with others. I’m always worried I’m going to stick my foot in my mouth. Ugh. I wish I weren’t that way, but I am.

7- I have a bad memory

This is a horrible one to admit. Perhaps this is why I’m a list maniac! I can’t remember things. My husband tells me stuff and unless I make a huge note mentally or literally, I will forget what he shared. My daughter reminds me all the time of stuff. It’s embarrassing. The biggest frustration… it takes me several weeks to memorize a scripture. The same scripture for my daughter only takes a few days.

So that’s 7 things you may not have known about me but here’s the deal… I can’t select 7 bloggers to tag in this, I simply can’t. I love so many of you there’s no way I could choose just 7. So if you’re reading this, feel free to pick up the torch and share 7 random things about yourself. Make sure to let me know so I can read them – I love randomness.


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Jennifer Bly
Author of My Kitchen, My Classroom: An Introduction to Homeschool and creator of The Deliberate Mom. Jennifer writes about parenting, homeschooling, her faith, and life with her husband and two girls. Jennifer has a Bachelor of Applied Human Service Administration Degree with a specialization in Early Learning in Child Care.

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