Unusual Things

A lovely young woman wrote on her Facebook page this morning and got me thinking. She’s hung out with my kids since middle school and is now a college graduate. And an amazing woman. She asked the question:

What is something you have done that is so unusual that you are certain you are the only person on my friends list of 500 to have done it? 

I typed one answer. Then came up with a few more. Here are my answers:

Gave birth to seven Duncans. ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿป

Taught CPR, First Aid, Water Safety, and Canoeing for the Red Cross. I was an Instructor Trainer for these courses. 

Wrote a Bible study on grief for Precept Ministries International. ๐Ÿ“š โœ๏ธ

Had a daughter fall off Lookout Mountain and survive. โ›ฐ๐Ÿš‘๐Ÿฅ

Have a son who’s an OU Cheerleader. ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿป

Rode my bike through five Burroughs of NYC. And through downtown Chicago. ๐Ÿšด 

Rode an elephant across the OU campus. ๐Ÿ˜

Held a large snake in Tangier, Morocco. ๐Ÿ 

Learned to hang glide at age 50. ๐Ÿ˜ณ

Got rear ended by an ambulance. And totaled the trailer. ๐Ÿš—๐Ÿš‘๐Ÿ˜ซ

Worked at six different summer camps including one for deaf child and one for kids with asthma. โ›บ๏ธ 

Traveled the US teaching Home School for High School seminars for fourteen years. ๐Ÿ“š 

We once took five kids ages 18 months to 11 years to Puerto Rico for a week. I was pregnant with #6. 

Passed the CPA exam first time. (Back when we only used pencils, not computers.) โœ๏ธ

Fell off my bike and broke my kneecap. Then completed a triathlon two weeks later. ๐ŸŠ๐Ÿป ๐Ÿšด ๐Ÿƒ (I came in last.)

Drove though 48 contiguous states in less than three years and rode our bikes in twenty states. ๐Ÿšด ๐Ÿš— ๐Ÿ—บ 

I’ve never thrown my mashed potatoes up against the wall and I’ve never been to Boston in the fall. ๐Ÿ˜

What are some unusual things you’ve done?

9 thoughts on “Unusual Things

  1. Your list is incredible! What a ride you’ve had so far–I’m hoping we will get to continue to read about what’s to come via your blog (keep writing is what I am trying to say!). I need a writing prompt, and I may take this and run with it. A very good read!

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