87 things & counting,…

  1. My middle name is Covey. It is a family name.
  2. I was an only child for almost 11 years.
  3. In high school, I vowed never to marry.
  4. I did it anyway,… more than once!
  5. I was in the Army for a long time.
  6. I miss being a soldier.
  7. My favorite Army assignment was Schofield Barracks, HI.
  8. I also worked at the National Security Agency.
  9. I had three jobs in the Army.
  10. My favorite was being a Signals Intelligence analyst and a linguist.
  11. My least favorite was supply.
  12. I met my husband while I was working in my 3rd job, an admin clerk.
  13. I went to basic in Fort Dix, New Jersey, one of the last cycles before it shut down as an active duty post.
  14. I have four sons.
  15. I went to AIT in South Carolina twice,  once for supply and once for admin.
  16. I went to the Defense Language Institute in California twice, too. Once to learn Polish and once to learn Vietnamese.
  17. While I wore boots, I was stationed in Fort Meade, Maryland, Schofield Barracks, HI, and Fort Lee, Virginia.
  18. My husband jokes that my eggs are territorial and want to be the only x-chromosomes, hence the sons.
  19. With my husband, I’ve also lived at Fort Drum, New York, Fort Huachuca, Arizona, and again at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
  20. I will read just about anything I can get my hands on.
  21. I also have not-so-secret crushes on Theo James, Jensen Ackles, and Jake Gyllenhaal.
  22. I was born and raised in upstate NY.
  23. I hate public bathrooms with a passion.
  24. I hate people who are judgmental.
  25. I believe in religious freedom.
  26. I am pro-choice.
  27. I voted for Obama.
  28. My late grandfather would most likely NOT have approved.
  29. I hate being taken for granted.
  30. My youngest son was born with a cleft lip & palate.
  31. He has had four surgeries for it and he is beautiful.
  32. I have no surviving grandparents.
  33. My grandmother was the last and she passed in April 2008.
  34. I lost my grandfather in 1997.
  35. I miss them both beyond words.
  36. I love foreign languages.
  37. I am learning Swedish for fun.
  38. I love to do a lot of crafty things.
  39. My favorite crafty endeavor is crochet.
  40. I think I have a yarn habit.
  41. It makes me feel good when my brother asks me to make things for him.
  42. I also make hand bags.
  43. I make jewelry sometimes, too.
  44. I also cross stitch.
  45. I love Merecedes Lackey novels, especially the Valdemar series.
  46. Katherine Hepburn is one of my favorite all-time actresses.
  47. I live for iced tea.
  48. I love coffee, but I am not addicted.  Really,…
  49. I HATE soda.
  50. My favorite wine is white zinfandel.
  51. I am addicted to World of Warcraft.
  52. I try to play a little every day.
  53. It is my biggest stress reliever.
  54. I have 10 tattoos and counting.
  55. I got my first one at age 19.
  56. It is a dinosaur on one knee smelling a red rose.
  57. It was drawn by an ex that was a good guy.
  58. I can’t say that about all my exes!
  59. My next was a calla lily.
  60. I love the meaning of it, but the execution was awful.
  61. My third tattoo was a roadrunner.
  62. I got it for the wrong reasons.
  63. My next was a hibiscus that I got in Hawaii.
  64. I love that visual memory of my life there.
  65. My 5th is a Chinese character meaning love.
  66. I plan on getting the Chinese characters for “family”, “honor”, and “integrity” around it.
  67. My favorite tattoo is of 2 stargazer lilies with “Grandma” and “Grandpa”.
  68. I plan on having my calla covered with a lily to match it.
  69. One tattoo is the closet I will come to having a man’s name on me. It is a camou heart on my arm, surrounded by the words “Soldier Daddy” for my husband,
  70. My brother and I got matching cactus tattoos in Arizona with my second oldest kid.
  71. I also have a butterfly with a triplemoon.
  72. My brother and I got memorial bands tattooed after our dad died.
  73. I have a couple other ones in mind, too.
  74. My husband is tattoo-free.
  75. I have 8 holes in my ears, 1 in my nose, 1 in my tongue, and 1 in my navel.
  76. My husband is piercing-free, too.
  77. I am almost 9 years older than my husband.
  78. His birthday is the same day as my grandmother’s was.
  79. We called them the twins!
  80. My brother’s birthday is exactly 2 weeks after my husband’s.
  81. They are only 2 years apart in age.
  82. My family always referred to ourselves as dysfunctionally functional.
  83. That’s because all the exes, steps, and various kids got along,… for the most part.
  84. I have a full brother and a half brother from my dad’s 2nd wife
  85. My parents were divorced for about 27 years, yet they passed within 5 weeks of each other..
  86. My secret ambition was to become an author. I DID IT!
  87. After a too-long break, I also fulfilled my goal of earning my Bachelor’s degree.

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