Friday, August 20, 2010

30 day blog journal: days 19 & 20...

Day 19: A Talent of Mine....
This was another hard one for me.  I felt weird making a list of talents (even though I do believe that God gifts us all with different talents) so I thought I would share a few of my "hidden talents" haha! :)

1. Children's Names.  I can remember the name of any person school-aged and under like it's nobody's business. I have the uncanny ability to memorize children's names and faces....and I never forget them (which, by the way, made it SUPER hard to come up with a name for our own child) but on the other hand, I wish all adults wore name-tags.  I forget their names within seconds of meeting them...

2.  Gift Wrapping.  I am an incredibly skilled gift wrapper.  I have quite the collection of wrapping paper, ribbon, and gift tags.  I love a well-wrapped/bagged/tagged/tied gift.  You know when you receive a gift that looks so good you hate to even open it?  Those are my favorites.

3.  Handwriting.  I have excellent penmanship.  When I was teaching, it would drive me crazy to see another (adult's) handwriting on display in my classroom. My sweet para pro (I love you, Polly!) knew that I was so OCD about this and would save everything for me to label before she hung it up in the room. Sometimes (okay, a lot of times) I love taking notes and making lists, just because it gives me a chance to use my best handwriting. :)

4.  Proofreading.  I can spot a typo from a mile away.  Seriously.  Now, that's not to say that I don't make grammatical errors or misspell words quite frequently myself, but I am an expert proofreader when it comes to other people's work.  I can't help but proofread everything - it's a blessing and a curse - ha!  Jeffrey thinks I'm crazy sometimes, because I notice misspelled words in the ticker on the news or in a book and it will just eat away at me!  My dad is also blessed with this talent (as is my friend, Abby!) and we are constantly saving pages in books or letters to show the other the mistakes that we have found.  For example, you may remember this post about a pitiful little shirt being sold at Target (which is STILL being sold to this day even though I have reported it NUMEROUS times!).  Here are a couple of typos that my dad sent to me just the other day (excuse the picture quality, they were sent as texts on my phone...)


 I can't help but proofread public pieces of writing, I just feel as if it's my "responcibility." ;0)

Day 20: Hobbies
You could basically take #'s 2 - 4 from above and consider those hobbies as well as "talents."
I also enjoy reading, blogging, and shopping (especially for clothes for Libbi!) 

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