Today is the last day on my trip. During the evenings I've been working on a series of new paintings/prints and I can't wait to start sharing them with you when I get home! So I thought I'd share 5 little random facts about me today just for fun.
1. I love quarters. Ever since I was a little girl I have associated quarters with wealth and luck. I am not sure exactly where the strong connotation came from. I have a memory of when I was 8 years old at Disney. We were on the "It's a Small World" ride, and I saw thousands of quarters where people had thrown them in the water under the boat. I couldn't stop thinking about them...about how many were there and how much money it must be! When I was 10 I went on a cruise with my dad and brother, and I snuck into the casino alone and played on a slot machine. I only had enough money to play once, but I won $50 in quarters on the first try. I poured them all into my dress and ran to our cabin. I dumped them onto the bed and felt like I had won $1,000,000. (BTW, I have no idea how I got away with that.)
Anyway, to this day, I will dreams of quarters sometimes, like I find piles and piles of them. Ok, have I wierded you out? ha:)
2. This is my box of journals. I started keeping one in 7th grade, and kept one until Logan was about three years old. They are filled with poems and quotes, my dreams and disappointments. I don't know how long I will hold onto them, but for now they live in my closet. Every couple of years I bring them down and rifle through them, and marvel at how much one person can change in a lifetime.
3. In my early twenties, I was a pseudo hippie and lived in Portland, Oregon for about three years. I can't believe I'm showing you these pictures. I had dreadlocks first, and then a shaved head. Yes, this is a true story. Oh, and in the picture where I am practically bald, I am showing off my glass pendants. I learned how to blow a little glass from a very good friend and I survived for over a year selling them.
4. I have an insatiable desire to chew on ice. I buy the pellet ice from Sonic. I started eating it when I was pregnant with Ava, and I asked my doctor about it. He tested my iron immediately and found out that I was really anemic. I'm not anemic anymore, but I still chew on ice. Terrible habit, I know!