Thursday, August 30, 2012

If you really knew me

I got this idea from The Farmer's Trophy Wife's blog the other day, and thought it was a fun. While this isn't an overly personal blog, it is fun to share a little more about myself from time to time. Plus, I enjoyed reading hers, so hopefully you'll enjoy reading mine.

If you really knew me....

You would know I hate eggs, especially over easy. My dad's version of over easy eggs is warm...and the reason I cannot eat one to this day. I ate plenty of them growing up because we ate what was served, period.

One of my great fears is having someone cook me an over easy egg for breakfast when I'm a guest in their home, and not having the ability to choke it down without gagging. Manners versus gag reflex...scary stuff!

Driving slow drives me nuts

I love coffee, have my own espresso machine, coffee bean grinder, assortment of coffees and flavoring syrups, and make myself a homemade latte almost every morning. Sometimes I make two.

I also love shopping. In the mall, at thrift stores, garage sales, little downtown shops. You name it, I'll shop at it, unless there is a support sign in the window for an anti-ag group, like PETA, Greenpeace, etc... Then you will not get my business.

I have one of the closest families you'll ever meet

If you really knew me...

You would know that I am shy and quiet until I get to know you, then, according to my family, I never shut up. Ok, they're right.

This shyness is more of a one-on-one thing. Speaking in front of crowds, lobbying, discussing agriculture issues with various groups and presenting speeches doesn't bother me. It used to, but doesn't now. However, carrying on a conversation with a single person is an area I can struggle with, and work on.

I largely attribute my ability to speak in front of people without being nervous to giving thousands of sets of livestock oral reasons.

I currently live and work from my childhood bedroom, while renting my own home located 2.5 hours away because I chose to leave a deskjob, return to the family ranch and start my own business over a year ago, and moving back in with the parents is about the only option when they ranch an hour from a town, and rentable house.

I love what I do, all of it (except being a landlord, I just love the check from that), beyond measure, and have never been happier in my life than I am right now.

I am complete home decor and furniture nut, and have tote upon tote of kitchen wares, decorations for every season, bedding, furniture etc... stored all over the ranch, impatiently awaiting the completion of our trailer house repairs so that I can move across the yard from my parents and into my own space again.

And, if you really knew me....

You would know I believe in God, without doubt, and my faith is very important to me.

My family prays together, for each other, at every meal, and at random times when we feel we need to

Being completely covered in dirt/mud/manure doesn't bother me a bit, but I despise getting grease on myself

That I never set out to be a writer, and that the Lord directed my steps to what I do today.

My boyfriend and I were set up by my relative/his friend, and neither of us was excited about being set up at first. We both got over it.

I have a critical eye for livestock, and will see what is wrong with them first

There you have it. Let me know if you decide to do your own, "if you really knew me." I would love to read it!


  1. Thanks for sharing this. I enjoyed reading more about you and what you like...I love coffee too. I love to shop - not at malls...just junk shops, thrift, craft etc. Don't get me started with PETA - we had a go round with them and a petting zoo and animal swap our 4-H club did. We no longer do it - not worth it. Remember "liberalisam is a mental disorder (Michael Savage). Blessings from Wisconsin.

  2. This was fun!
    You seem like a sweet gal!