Thursday, September 07, 2006

Thursday Thirteen #6

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Thirteen Things I Like About Myself

1. I like the fact that I have never once plucked my eyebrows, but they are still cute.

2. I like that I am a good wife and mother. (that was hard to type--it sometimes feels like it is wrong to say that, like you are being conceited, but when I see my daughter exhibit some of my good qualities, or be kind to another child or try to figure out how to tell time, I feel good about the job I am doing-sure, I make mistakes, but I am still a good mom.)

3. I like my eclectic taste in movies and books.....I like that I am a reader. I am one of those people who will sit down and read a whole book in a day.

4. I like that I let my experiences-good and bad-teach me to be a better person. I like the fact that I have come to the point in life where I can look back on the sexual abuse in my childhood and no longer view myself as a victim, but as a survivor.

5. I like that I am opinionated and I try to do something with those opinions that will make changes. I regularly write letters to my governor and all of my other elected officials. I try not to let myself complain about something unless I am willing to try to do something about it. I don't gloss over the hard subjects, I stand up for what is right. I vote.

6. I like my feet, and I think they are kind of cool. I can move my toes sideways-I can "ball my toes up like a fist"-and I can pick stuff up with them. (anyone got a banana?)


7. I like that I am a good conversationalist and a great listener.

8. I like that I'm able to let other people be themselves. I have some really great friends and I have learned to be a good friend back to them even when we are completely different.

9. I like my photography. I take good pictures.

10. I like my hair.

11. I like that I am becoming artsy-for most of my life I was very critical of myself when I would try to create something or draw a picture, but I am starting to be more open to part of me and find myself drawing and creating and actually liking it. I am great at coloring!

12. I like that I have a good memory....I'm like an elephant-I never forget. It amazes my husband how I can tell you about conversation exactly word for word.

13. I like that I can fix things. When there is something that needs to be fixed around the house, I just do it. My husband will come home and I will tell him about it and that I fixed it and he will say "You fixed that!?!" or "How did you do that?!" (especially if it is a "guy thing") If I want the furniture rearranged, I just do it myself. I don't cook or clean, but I do fix stuff.

There is one more thing that isn't what you would call something I like about myself, but it is very important part of who I am and I just couldn't leave it out is that I am a born again Christian, a follower of Jesus. Lauren wrote a post this week that I had intended to link to and talk about before I knew that there was a challenge, but it was so great that I still have to point you too it -here- It really made me think.

Happy Thursday!
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76 comments:

  1. A great list! You sound like a great person! Number 1 on your list is something that I could never have said in a million years! You're lucky! :)

    Have a good Thursday!

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  2. You have a great list! I wish I had remembered. I'll have to try this another time, if I can find 13 things. :) As for #1, when you get old enough, you don't have to anymore, anyway.

    Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. I agree, you sound like a great person.

    I love the layout of your blog and am looking forward to reading your past posts...and it is a great activity this TT to see people write and take time to listen...and slowly respond and think....

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and reading my TT list. I am week #5.

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  4. after reading your post, i think you are an amazing woman. you're kind, intelligent, humble and deeply grounded in God's word. you are a heroine i'd like to emulate.

    i like your list. mine's up!

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  5. You've never had to do anything with your eyebrows? So lucky!!!

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  6. I like my eyebrows too! I don't pluck either - thanks for visiting me.

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  7. Great list. :) The ability to fix things is definitely something to be proud of. :)

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  8. Good for you, you typed nr. 2!!!! I have to check out your photographs, I love pics, I have a simple digital cam but I enjoy going around for special angles.. Now that I am still barefoot should try to exercise my toes! happy TT, great list!

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  9. That is one great list. I have to applaud you for number 4. That is truly amazing.

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  10. Great list - you really are an amazing person - I am always fascinated by people who have a story to tell. I love your positive attitude and your outlook on life. Who knows we may meet up one day - stranger things have happened in this crazy world.

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  11. Well you are a wonderful person and who cares if you don't cook or clean....There's always Take Out & Delivery! (lol)

    Great List Tracie...

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  12. Wonderful list! I didn't finish the challenge, so my TT is about something else this week, birthday facts. Thanks for stopping by!

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  13. A lovely list! Thanks for sharing those bits about you with us!

    Happy Thursday!

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  14. No eyebrow plucking? Good for you!!

    It's a great list, I think it's great you consider yourself a survivor not a victim.

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  15. Thanks for stopping by my TT earlier!!! This is a great list, and reminded me of something I left off of mine.....That I can plumb in washing machines and wire in cookers!!!!!!!

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  16. Wow, I love the picture and can tell you are great at taking pictures. I would love something like that on my blog. Great list!

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  17. I have never plucked my eyebrows either and I think they look great! God bless you sister!!

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  18. Isn't it funny that we can feel sierd about celebrating number 2? I did that last week and it was odd. But truly, that's the one that should be MOST celebrated. Great list. Thanks for visiting mine!
    Home of Pass the Torch Tuesday

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  19. You are WAY nicer than me, especially today. You sound like a great person! ;)

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  20. Very nice list!

    It's good that you can realize #2.

    Thanks for participating.

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  21. I can ball my feet up, too, but only the left one now, becuase I had bunion surgery on the right, and that joint above my big toe doesn't bend anymore. Bummer!

    I'm also a "Mrs. Fix It." Sure comes in handy!!

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  22. Love your list, well done! I like #4. 6, my feet are the same! It comes in handy.

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  23. I never have to shave my legs! I was a good mother too. It's my best claim to fame. I enjoyed your list. Maybe I should have linked to your "curious blue" on mine. How did you come up with it?

    There IS a picture of my wedding. Just click on the underlined word and it will link you to one...several!

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  24. I so enjoyed reading your list. It's obvious you have a real sense of who you are in Christ, of how he's worked in your life to shape you into the woman he would have you be. His joy, peace and wisdom are apparent, even in this short list. Keep fighting the good fight.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I look forward to visiting yours again.

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  25. I do the strays in the middle, but I'm like you, I've never plucked the actual over-the-eye brow. thanks for visiting me today!

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  26. What a great list Tracie! Really loved reading it and learning more about you :)

    Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by my T13 earlier!

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  27. Great list! I can ball my toes up too. I finally got my list up!!

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  28. Happy TT. I wish I had a good memory.Then I wouldn't spend hours looking for my keys everyday.

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  29. great list.. very industrious person you seem to be.

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  30. Wonderful list! I can relate to #4. It always makes me proud when I hear other people saying that.

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  31. Great list, Tracie! I, too, love that I love to read. I've always felt so sorry for people who didn't. And I'm envious of #1! ;)

    Thanks for visiting my TT!

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  32. What a fantastic list! Isn't it great when you realize you're all grown up and can post a list of what you truly like about yourself and feel okay with that? This is fresh, brutally honest, and open, and it made my day!

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  34. That was a great list! I wish I did not have to pluck my eyebrows. It hurts!

    I, too, am a born again Christian. God is who has helped me through some very difficult times in my life. Even now.

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  35. Wonderful list and it's so much fun to know a little more about you now.

    Have a Happy!

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  36. Wonderful List!! It's nice to hear such great things about you, I like you, though I'm jealous about the eyebrow thing! ;)

    Happy Thursday!

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  37. Great list, Nice to meet you!
    I agree it always seems "conceited" or wrong to say you are a good mom or wife!
    Bravo for standing up for yourself!

    thanks for stopping by my TT!

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  38. We must have been separated at birth. I share 1, 3, and 6!

    Thx for stopping by!

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  39. You definitely have come a long way, baby! (I hope no one else said that yet!) I think it's remarkable to look upon yourself as a survivor, and better yet, I think its completely FINE for you to say you're a good mother. Awesome list!

    I hope you have a terrific Thursday!

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  40. I love your site design and all of your things especially the last. It's cool to meet peeps now that I know someday we'll meet in eternity. Great 13! -Margie

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  41. OK, there is a theme running...I saw another one of these that had a hair and feet loving thirteen. Wish I loved those on me...

    Next week maybe I will do a 13 things about me that I like...I know it will be late, but I missed the note.

    Great list.

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  42. that's almost like 14 isn't it?

    michele sent me.

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  43. Michele sent me, Tracie.

    It's not easy, but I'm going to leave the "does anybody have a banana" line alone. But the effort is killing me, Tracie. It really is. LOL

    Listing things we like about ourselves is usually difficult. You did a fine job, Tracie.

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  44. I like #7

    :D thanks for visiting my TT

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  45. What a great list. I think it's great that you have a great memory. Mine needs to go back for more parts, lol.

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  46. #3 is me :)
    Here via Michele's. Thanks for telling us a bit about yourself :)

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  47. Hey Great List!!! I never have to pluck my 1 brow either... as it kind goes all the way across. You sound like a great person and I look forward to meeting you soon!

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  48. Hey Tracie! Michele sent me.

    I'm glad I dropped by for this post. A great way to get to know you on my first visit!

    I take photos too. Black and white.

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  49. i am impressed at your great descriptions!

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  50. What a great list! -and the whole eyebrow thing? I'm jealous....

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  51. I praise God that you've looked beyond your own abuse and are now a positive influence on your own children. Choosing to break the curse of abuse blesses generations after you.

    Praise God for your life, Tracie!


    Ganns
    www.GannsDeen.com

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  52. Wow. That is a great list. You sound like an amazing individual. You did a great job at create a picture of who you are.

    Thanks for stopping by.

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  53. Tracie, I'm sorry, I wasn't linking and running, blogger's been buggy today! I had a comment earlier, but couldn't post it.
    I enjoy reading your blog and my eyebrows have kept their cute shape too!
    Have a great Friday!

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  54. Here from Michele.

    I got a bit sidetracked reading your site and then your links and they were all so wonderful. I received an extra special blessing from your #14.

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  55. I only had to read the first one to get utterly jealous. I have to get my brows waxed constantly!

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  56. A great list--#5 is rare--maybe more rare than having your original eyebrows!

    Thanks for visiting my TT.

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  57. Great list! I *should* work on my eyebrows, but don't much any more. I can pick things up with my toes, too! :)

    Thanks for stopping by my place!

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  58. My eyebrows make me look half-man I swear, ugh! Thanks for the breast vs bottle advice, you are so right!
    Meg

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  59. That was a great list! Don't feel bad about being proud of being a great mom. Of course you make mistakes, but that doesn't mean you're not a great mom. That just means you're a normal human being.

    Btw, you're renters are so cool! I'm fascinated.

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  60. Loved it, great list. I definately need to learn how to fix stuff :)

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  61. That's a great list. As you can see from my list (80s shows), I forgot about the challenge.
    I can pick up stuff with my toes too! :)
    Thanks for stopping by to check out my Thursday Thirteen. :)

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  62. We have at LEAST #5 in common. I think the staffers who open the mail or route the email must go, "Oh, THAT guy again..."

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  63. Sounds like you would make a great freind. Thanks for visitng my TT

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  64. #1 must be so cool to have. If I don't fix my eyebrows pretty soon I'm looking like Bert (from Sesame Street). Not an image I like to cultivate :D. You sound like so much fun! Thanks for visiting me.

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  65. I'm SO jealous of #1. I have to pluck or wax regularly to avoid a unibrow. T'aint purty, I'll tell ya.

    Great list!

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  66. I am amazed at the eyebrow thing. I would have caterpillars up there. WOWIE!

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  67. My brain would explode before I could think of 13 things I like about myself...

    here via Michele's today! :)

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  68. I like this blog.
    michele sent me.

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  69. I agree with the good mother part. My kids are grown and have kids of their own, and I am now realizing that I was a good mother and it is being shown in the way that they raise their children. I am very proud of that.

    Michele sent me.

    (and I envy your eyebrows!)

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  70. i like your hair too, can I borrow soem for my thinnning spot ?
    brown or grey works

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  71. Good job on your list. I understand about the mother thing. I know it, but I don't like to say it. Thankfully, I don't need to often. My daughter's behavior, attitude and outlook on life speaks for her father and me better than we ever could!

    I love to read, too!

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  72. What a great list!
    You are so lucky with your eyebrows...I have had to pluck mine since 6th grade so that I wouldn't look like I had a bush on my forehead *lol*
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and have a great weekend!

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  73. Thanks for stopping by my TT while I was gone. Here's what we were up to...The Camping Reports

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  74. Very nice! I could have written many of these, too. We have a lot in common. Thanks for stopping by my 13 this week too, and for the kind words!

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  75. Great list! Way to go on acknowledging so many wonderful things about yourself :)

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