Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Six Weird Things about Me


I'm sure some of my friends who read my blog might say, "ONLY SIX?" Okay, okay. 

Why this topic today? You guessed it...I read it on another pastor's wife's blog. I enjoyed hers so much I decided to do one myself. So here goes. It will be hard to narrow this down to only six, but the Lord does miracles everyday. 

1) I have to have things "straightly aligned" on a table that I am eating on particularly in a restaurant. The salt & pepper and sugars have to be neatly in a row or in order, or I have to rearrange them. I know, I know...I hear you now saying, "Pastor Deanna has OCD." You are probably right but I'm not going to do anything about it. I will go on straightening sugar packets, and re-aligning pictures in my friends houses or public places that are hanging too far to one side. It's just not right that they be that way. Somebody has to take action. If not me, who? If not now, when?

2) I detest drinking out of cans or bottles - or not having my beverage with ice. If I have to do that, I would rather not eat, or drink. I will go without for quite a while until I can get the glass and the ice. Usually I don't complain, I just stay quiet and have nothing at all until something is available. 

3) I hate the phone as a general rule. If I am calling you for some reason, I don't mind it. If you are calling me, even if you are a person I absolutely adore to pieces, I usually still don't want to take the phone. I like in person meetings and e-mail. Why? I can do it at a time I choose. Phone calls are interruptions and although I live a life filled with interruptions, I still hate them. I can hear some of you saying, "and you are a...pastor?" Yep. And I know, Pastors get constant calls. The phone has always been something I just tolerate. (Would you believe it just rang as I typed this? NO KIDDING!) It was for Savanna - praise the Lord!!! Yes, I do love people. I love them very much. It's the phone I hate, not the people. I let my kids answer the phone most times and I really don't care if they stay on it for hours. That just means somebody is not getting through to me! (ha ha!) By the way, my cell has been broken for a few weeks. I need a new one but I've not been in a hurry to replace it. If anybody really needs me, and can't get through at the house they have called Larry's cell. When I come into the office or back from lunch I say, "Any calls for me yet, Cathy?" When she says, "nope," I say a big "PRAISE THE LORD" or sometimes even, "GOOD JOB! YOU KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!" (ha ha!) 

4) I am the biggest party animal and the biggest recluse as well. It's bizarre. When I'm ready to party - look out. I'm a wild woman. I enjoy people and fun get togethers so much. But if I'm ready for solo time, look out too. I start to wing out if I don't get it. Frazzled is an understatement. Sometimes I get in this totally over-stimulated mood where if I don't check out and just rest where I don't have to talk to anybody I just get more than a little weirded out. And if I don't get that time, I also find it difficult to create anything of substance, and those who know me know -- creativity is one of my strong points. Although my friends do question some of the things I create -- at first, at least. 

5) I had absolutely no cavities (NONE!!!) until I was 36 years old. Then all of a sudden it's like the spirit of cavities came upon me. I get a few filled a year now and I just don't get it!!! Is Florida the "cavity state"? I brush my teeth just the same but I am not getting the same results I did for the first 365 years. 

6) When I read a Christian book, I sometimes skip over all the scripture references. I know that's terrible. It's just that I have read them so many times and a good number of them I can quote. So when I see the reference I just skip over it. Terrible, but true. You heard it first here folks, TRUE CONFESSIONS. 

What are six weird things about you?

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