I was tagged by Stephanie
The tag rules are:
1) Link to the person who tagged you. (check)
2) Post the rules on your blog. (check)
3) Share 7 facts about yourself. (see below)
4) Tag 7 random people and include links to their blogs. (see below)
5) Let each person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog. (You’ll be notified soon…if I can think of 7 bloggers, that is)
7 random things about me:
1. In second grade, I was admitted to the hospital for a week in quarantine. I was diagnosed with the Chicken Pox, but I had a secondary infection. That means I scratched my chicken pox so bad that one of them (the one on my forehead) became infected. I was rushed to the hospital at the suggestion of my doctor and was admitted the same day. I had a fever of 105. People that did not have the Chicken Pox before were not allowed to visit me in my room. I had to be hooked up to an IV and everything. It was very crazy, but I survived and now have super immune genes to the Chicken Pox virus. Oh my favorite song at the time was “Forever Your Girl” by Paula Abdul. How embarrassing.
2. In 1995, I was part of a Student Exchange Program (sort of). My teacher, Mrs. Braithwaite, for a time lived in Norway (her husband was in the army or something, and was stationed different places all over the world) and became good friends with a teacher over there. They exchanged letters back and forth and eventually my class hooked up with the Norwegian class and we decided we’d plan a trip. It was called “Project Norway”. The Norwegian Students came over here for 2 weeks and we went over there for 2 weeks. We also stopped off in Iceland on the way. I found a bunch of the Norwegians we stayed with on Facebook recently, so that is pretty cool. Although I am still looking for the girl that I stayed with over there. Her name was Camilla Johansen. Apparently Camilla and Johansen are extremely common first and last names, which is why I am having so much trouble finding her. I have tons of pictures and souvineers of my trip over there.
3. I’m smokin! Seriously. I have had 2 major burns in my life. One was around the time was 4 or so. My parents had a kerosene heater in our house. It was turned off, but not entirely cooled off from it burning. Not realizing this (or knowing any better) I put my hand on the top of it (for whatever reason) and severely burned my hand. I don’t remember much of this except my Mom making me hold my hand in ice water for a long time. I may have also gone to the ER or the doctor’s office. I don’t know or remember. My cousin confirmed this for me last night. The other burn I remember was that someone spilled hot coffee on me at my aunt’s house. I was really young, again, maybe 3 or 4. I think I went to the ER for this one, but no one can really remember this incident except for me. Maybe it didn’t really happen, I don’t know. I really have no battle wounds from these two injuries, luckily.
4. Wow, I’m a clutz. I ran into the back of my father’s truck once at my grandmother’s house. Again, when I was like 4 or 5. I ran into his back bumper face first. I had to go to the ER and get stitches above my nose, in between my eyes. I still have a scar from that one. (I’m not really graceful, as you can tell)
5. During the time I was pregnant with my daughter and son, there were 2 major floods that occurred in the NEPA region. Gabby was born in 2004 and during my pregnancy with her, hurricane Ivan (or the remenets of hurricane Ivan) came through the area and flooded a lot of streams and creeks and nearly sent the Susquehanna over its banks. Solomon’s Creek at Barney Street flooded (I have pictures of this in the Gallery). Owen was born in 2006 and there was major flooding from a subtropical system that happened, spreading heavy rains over the area for a week. The Susquehanna came even closer to going over its banks than it did with Ivan. Solomon’s Creek at Barney Street flooded again. I believe it also flooded again in November of 2006 again as well. If you live along Barney Street, you probably should get the hell out and move. Its only a matter of time until it floods again. I have flood babies. If I ever get pregnant again, it will probably flood. Side note: If I went into labor with Owen during the flood, I was going to name him Noah.
6. My birthday is on New Years Eve. Although, I was born at 12:50 in the afternoon. My mom didn’t win any special gifts or anything, but she did get a tax break for 1980 (by the skin of her teeth). My birthday now is officially in 14 days. I’ll be 27.
7. My grandfather (on my father’s side) died and was buried on my first day of 9th grade. My grandmother (also on my father’s side) died and was buried on the day of my prom in 12th grade. These events haunted me throughout High School.
Seven random facts above my pathetic life. They aren’t really that fascinating or special, but they did shape my life. So, here are my seven tags. If you don’t want to do it, you don’t have to.