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---Alice Abrams

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Uh Oh...I've Been Tagged!

FIVE THINGS YOU DON'T KNOW ABOUT ME

1. I wear stupidly embarrassing floral pants in public - that's why I'm not smiling!
But when in Rome, or in this case, Hawai'i...dress like the natives - or should I say, tourists!

2. I once sang a solo at a wedding and the wedding actually continued! I used to sing in a group from church and they convinced me to do a solo which can be a problem because I have a low alto voice. What was really spooky was that it was A Cappella! I have no shame.

3. I used to weigh 265 lbs. I had gastric bypass surgery but since the photo was taken I've gained about 30-35 lbs. I'm scared to death I'm going to gain back all of my weight.

4. I was married at 17 to my high school sweetie. He died at 30 in a car accident.
We had 3 children. When I remarried I gained 3 children! We now have 12 adult kids plus 9 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. I've promised not to blog extensively about them but obviously, they're all precious.

5. This is hard!!! I could go for something serious or something silly...I think I just answered my own question. I tend to try too hard to be right. I've been sitting here for ten minutes trying to be clever or smart. I am a perfectionist trying to learn to lighten up. So I'll leave with this - I'm so hungry right now I could eat my weight in enchiladas. See #3.



10 comments:

Skittles said...

Thanks for doing this! I don't think you're boring at all.. I mean.. look at those pants :) I think I might have a pair like those somewhere..

I've always wanted a bypass, too. I did hear though that it's possible to restretch your stomach again. Good luck and be healthy.

crpitt said...

Hello, i have come over from skittles place.
Great answers, i didnt know anything about you before and now i know a lot!
I like the print on the skirt!
Claire

PowersTwinB said...

Hi...I'm just joggin...I mean, Blogging...and drifting...and I came to your blog...I laughed allot at your tag answers...I've never done a tag...not even sure what they are and how they work...but I think theres allot of "closet comediens" out there! I enjoyed your blog! Come visit me sometime..

Kat said...

I must ask. Are you a Virgo? It's the perfectionist thing you mentioned. lol

Katie said...

you look great in your picture! my mom is thinking about having that done. good luck with the weight. it's a constant battle. you can do it! :)

and it also sounds like you have a huge family! that must be so great to have all those people who have to love you because your related. my family is tiny and they are all pretty much anti-social.

p.s.
all answers are good answers!

Marcia said...

I can relate to the perfectionist thing, but sometimes I go to the other extreme as well.

Ron Simpson said...

so, who ya tagging with this?

I don't think the pants are that bad. But I am a guy who has the fashion sense of a mule. I mean, I wouldn't wear them, but they are nice.

Lae said...

Hi!
Nice blog, what about link exchange?
Check out my one :
http://2funnyquotes.blogspot.com
Let me know, if u agree...
Good Luck!!!!!

Mags said...

Wow. 12 children! That's an amazing accomplishment.

And also, I think you look pretty in flowery pants!

Thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday. Your comment made me smile.

Heart of Rachel said...

Hi Gracie. I enjoyed reading these things about you and I loved how you injected humour in them.

I see nothing wrong with those floral pants. I think you look good in them.

I'm sure you have a lovely voice. I, on the other hand, cannot sing at all. I think I was born out of tune. LoL.

Interesting thing about the gastric bypass. I got big after I gave birth but glad I was able to lose 50 pounds. I hope I can lose a few more and be able to wear the clothes I want.

I'm sorry to hear about your first husband. It must have been very hard on you but I'm glad that you learned to open your heart to someone else. It's nice that you have a big family. I'm sure your get-togethers are always fun.

Take care!