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7 more things you didn’t know about me


I did one of these a while back called 10 Things you didn’t know about me and it was quite fun.

I’ve shared a lot about myself since 2014 when Inner Ramblings went live but there are many layers to me that only a chosen few will really ever get to see. And if you’ve been paying attention you’d have picked up on a few clues by now. So without further ado let’s jump right in!

#1: I’m claustrophobic.
If there’s no central air, I cannot be in a room that’s completely sealed. I must get fresh air! Even if it’s freezing outside, the windows have to be cracked just a little or else I’m gonna feel as if I’m suffocating. It’s for this reason why I detest cigarette smoke, insence and such things for they take away my fresh air. I do, however, enjoy scented candles and I’m quite grateful for they do make for a nice, romantic or relaxing evening.

#2: I never go out expecting to be fed.
It’s a habit ingrained in me from childhood. My mother always said,

Eat before leaving home or bring snacks just incase because you just never know what could happen!

Perhaps that’s the reason I have a latent fear of being stuck on one of our fabulous #mta trains, with no escape and no food? Or perhaps it’s because I’ve experienced having a thirty minute ride take an hour and a half because of mechanical difficulties or track problems. Trust me, in such cases having a snack came in real handy!

My snack choices of late, have been one of the following: banana, granola bar, fig bar, trail mix, iced coffee, grapes, crackers n cheese, or yogurt. Anything that’s easy to eat without much mess (high protein,  high fiber, low sugar).

#3: I like a clean house.
My home is my bit of oasis in this crazy world. So when I walk in at the end of a long day the last thing I need to see is chaos.
When I leave for work in morning things are neat n tidy which means beds are made, no dishes in the sink, toys are put away and floors are clean. The same goes for bedtime. Even munchkin knows that before lights out all toys must be put away and the sofa cushions must be put back nicely, those are her chores. My tasks are dishes and sweeping the floor. This routine makes mornings a little easier since there’s no scrambling to find things as all items are in there rightful place.

#4: I love peanut butter.
I love, love, love peanut butter! Creamy, crunchy, with jelly, with Nutella, alone on a spoon, with pretzels, with apples, in a sandwich, rolled up in a soft tortilla wrap, in oatmeal, in or with cookies (cutting back on cookies now ), in milkshakes (haven’t had a milkshake in at least a year). Okay, okay, you get the idea. If there is no peanut butter in my house it’s just because we’re taking a short break and you’ll probably see hazelnut spread or hummus around instead.

#5: I love picking wild flowers.
You already know I’m a huge fan of nature as many of my posts have revealed how humbled and amazed I am at how intricately the Creator has designed this world for us to enjoy and to bear witness to His greatness. But what you may not know is that when Spring and Summer arrive, munchkin and I have a weekly ritual of picking wild flowers with which to decorate out little home.

She hasn’t quite grasped the concept of picking flowers with a long enough stem for a vase so most of hers never really make it home because they are too damaged. 😦
But she’ll get the hang of it eventually, sometimes she gets lucky 😀

#6: I’m a big goofball!
I have a quirky sense of humor that I think only a few people understand – – my brother making the top of the list. The one fond memory from my childhood is having family dinner and just hearing my dad tell crazy stories that were so hilarious we could barely finish our meals or we’d sit around the table long after dinner just telling jokes and laughing hysterically. My dad wasn’t a very involved parent in terms of discipline but he was funny.(RIP pop! )

Just to explain how silly I am:
I’ve often wondered if they couldn’t move mornings to a different time of day. Of course that makes no logical sense, but it certainly proves I’m not a morning person. Hey, that’s just me being a big goofball and my brain without caffeine!

I’ve also considered how productive our society would be if the government implemented mandatory nap time at work. Toddlers seem to benefit immensely from a good nap and I know I’m a lot more pleasant when I’ve had one so why not make it mandatory? I’m sure we’d accomplish so much more between 2 and 5pm. Think of how this improved productivity would benefit the economy. Instead of wasting time on social media (like I’m doing right now because my brain has disengaged from work) we would we actually working, I hope, or at least switching back and forth between our social media apps and work with improved efficiency !

I’m also learning to use my humor to diffuse munchkin’s tantrums, and so our co-existence has been very pleasant of late, which has been a very refreshing change of pace given that her terrible twos phase lasted way into year three!

#7: I can’t survive without music.
I like music, all kinds really, but those with a complicated beat or complicated compilation of lyrics are especially pleasing. I call them Ear Candy since I perk up instantly when I hear them especially if I’m wearing headphones to savor all the little details.

Here’s my latest find. It’s all in the timing…

Song #1:


Here’s another one. It’s a longtime favorite. Listen for the bass guitar. He steals the whole show in this number (based on other pieces I’ve heard from this band). If you can’t hear him you’re missing half the song. Enjoy!

Song #2:


This one is all about the beat. It’s busy. Lots going on. Makes me wanna dance. Perhaps you’ll bust a few moves too!

Song #3:


This post was inspired by our nomination for the Versitile Blogger Award by Thank you Paul for thinking of Inner Ramblings. We certainly appreciate the recognition!




To pass along the baton in the tradition of this blogging sport, here are my nominees:


Un Break My Heart

Jenn Prime
Della’s Days

Ken Riddles

Passion through Poetry

Shiny Thoughts

Wordsmith Boulevard

Dear nominees, should you choose to participate, here are the rules. Click here!

Thanks friends, for stopping by as always. Hope you enjoyed learning more about this quirky gal. Happy Sunday and have a great week.


Contents written: January 26 2016  | Edited: March 13 & April 2 2016 | © 2016 Moylom Enterprises