It’s My Birthday! | 45 Random Things About Me

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Today is my birthday!  Happy Birthday to me!!  If we share the same birthday, Happy Birthday to us!!!  Dare I say I am…I can’t actually say it.  No, I am going to say it.  I am 45 today!   I can’t believe it.  My kids all tell people I am 36 which makes NO sense unless I had them all when I was 10, but I think it is adorable that I am so young in their minds.  They can’t believe it, either.  I am happy to have the day, though.  I have no major plans for it.  The kids are all in school or working and my husband is home, working.  It will be a quiet day, binge watching my favorite show, watching the snow.  I will catch some lunch with my man.  All is good!

My friend sent me this drawing and told me it reminded her of me.  I thought that was so sweet!  I also thought, since it was my 45th birthday, that it would be fun to share 45 random things about me that you may or may not know!  Here we go!!

45 Random Things About Me:

  1. I have lived in 18 houses in my lifetime.
  2. My favorite band in middle school was Bon Jovi.
  3. I auditioned for the 80s movie ANNIE for the role of Annie when I was 10.
  4. I had a Dorothy Hamill haircut until I was in 7th grade when my mom finally let me grow out my hair.
  5. I am always “fashionably late”.
  6. I cannot keep houseplants alive.  I have any other color thumb but green.
  7. I was a strict vegetarian for 8 years.
  8. I do not have any tattoos.
  9. I used to play the flute in elementary school.  I never continued and never took up another instrument.
  10. Sushi is my FAVORITE food!
  11. I hated the smell of coffee growing up and only started drinking it when I had kids.
  12. I am the oldest child.
  13. I have one sibling.
  14. My father and step-father have no siblings.
  15. I have only lived in 3 states…Colorado, Arizona and Indiana.
  16. I have 4 children.
  17. I have never been to Europe.
  18. In middle school I played basketball, volleyball and ran track.
  19. In high school I was captain of my Pom team.
  20. A cruise is my favorite type of vacation.
  21. I typically never sit down until 10 p.m. (Of course unless I am driving.)
  22. I do not have the t.v. on all day…I don’t like the background noise.
  23. I don’t own any solid red shirts.
  24. I make a killer salmon.  My family won’t eat it anywhere else except at home.
  25. All of my kids were overdue.  Their births were all induced.
  26. In middle school I only wore Outback Red. (Holla if you feel me)
  27. I taught myself how to sew.  Before the internet existed.  Just so I could have curtains that I couldn’t afford.
  28. I LOVE hot cocoa with marshmallows.
  29. I do not like to be chased.
  30. I have a small addiction to shopping at Target. (Okay, it’s actually a problem.)
  31. My first car was an old ’82 white Toyota Tercel.  My friends and I called it “the little white nightmare”.
  32. I met my husband at a car dealership.  We have been married for almost 26 years.
  33. I have almost every hardback Nancy Drew book out there.  I look for ones I don’t have in thrift stores.  I loved them as a kid.
  34. Both of my parents are still alive.
  35. I have never broken a bone.
  36. I dreamed of being a veterinarian as a kid….until I realized what they actually do.
  37. I went to college to become an English teacher.
  38. My nickname in middle school was Kiki…..?  My name is April.
  39. When I was little my bedroom was yellow.  Yellow is a happy color.
  40. To this day, I have never gone a year in my life without a dog in my house as part of my family.
  41. I am a former NFL cheerleader for the Denver Broncos. (You can read about that here.)
  42. I grew up in Colorado and lived there most of my life.
  43. My children were born in Colorado…except one.
  44. I hate snakes but I let my son have a pet snake.  Her name was Sarah.
  45. I was afraid to start my blog.  But started it anyway and crossed my fingers.

I am okay with being in my mid 40s.  I don’t have a problem with it and am not having a hard time. I am a lot more comfortable with who I am in my own skin now than I have ever been before.  I hope you find some time to love yourself today…it doesn’t even have to be your birthday.  Celebrate one thing that you love about yourself.  Your smile, your heart for people, your eyes that sparkle.  Just one thing.  And have a Happy Day!

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