Wacky Wednesday – 5 things you don’t know about me….

For today’s Wacky Wednesday, I thought I’d list five wacky — maybe not so interesting – facts about me.  There is a person behind this computer screen!  Honest!  🙂

FIVE INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT ME….

1. I don’t have any difficulty getting up before the crack of dawn on my own without an alarm clock when I’m fishing. I love to fish lakes because it’s the process and wallowing in nature that I adore.  Of course, it’s always good when there’s fish sizzling in the breakfast skillet!

2. I’m famous in my circles for my homemade almond rocha and cherry fudge.  My writing friends have been known to tell me not to bother coming to events if I don’t walk in with candy.  Now that my son is in the army I’ve been adopted by the soldiers he works with, too.  Nothing like a bunch of soldiers yelling their “horrays” over the speaker phone!

3. Out of necessity, I own three pairs of shoes: tennis shoes for exercise, crocs to meet civilization requirements [no shirt, no shoes, no service], and flats for those days the snow snakes through the airholes in my crocs. I’m happiest in bare feet. I could so easily move to Maui and never wear shoes. 🙂

4. I have 25 Zebra Finches [estimated since the little buggers refuse to stand in a line and be counted]. Started out with two pair. Didn’t know they breed faster than rabbits, don’t restrict their baby-making activities to springtime, and aren’t too picky about breeding with siblings.  Can anyone say “ewwww!”?  At first, loved the whole process of watching babies hatched and raised.  But, it didn’t take me long to start pulling nests out of the aviary and throwing eggs laid willy-nilly on the floor in the trash.  My 4-foot, hexagonal glass aviary sits in the corner of my livingroom. The males make a sound like an itty-bitty goose honk.  Too cute!

5. My wonderfully supportive — and understanding — husband moved my 15 cases of TBR books across the country four times, storing them in various garages for ten years, before we finally unpacked them onto bookshelves. It’s like I’ve been blessed by the Good Book Fairy!! The challenge is finding time to read. At this rate, I figure it’ll take me ten years, 4 months, twenty-seven days, and fourteen hours (give or take a few years) to get through what is collecting dust on my bookshelfs.  Hey! If I have time to dust, I have time to just read them.  Right?!

Shhhh, we’re not telling my dear husband how many titles I’ve put on my new Kindle in past three months.  The TBR titles are breeding like…Zebra Finches! 🙂

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8 Responses to Wacky Wednesday – 5 things you don’t know about me….

  1. Your blog came through TGN so thought I’d drop in and say hello. Fun facts about you. Do you ever share your cherry fudge recipe 🙂 Cherry anything is my favorite! Yep, dust them and read ’em. Thanks for the fun post.

  2. Kay Alber says:

    I loved your blog and especially loved the word of the day. I used to be a nut for the Reader’s Digest word test.

  3. Karen Docter says:

    Thanks for dropping by, Jennifer! Yes, I will share my recipe for “cherry” fudge, although have to tell you that there isn’t one cherry in the recipe. It’s a trick flavor. I had planned to post something else tomorrow for Karen’s Friday Fixin’s but, for you, I’ll switch things up right now so you get your fudge recipe. It’s easy and a fav.

    Dusting and reading as fast as I can! 🙂

  4. Karen Docter says:

    Waving wildly, Kay! I love words, any words. Always have. My mom used to get Reader’s Digest, which is where I discovered Ellery Queen and Perry Mason type stories. But always sifted through them for the words and jokes pages. They were always so much fun.

    It was great seeing you at Retreat. I hope to get some pictures I took there up for Monday Musings. Check back again because I thnk there’s going to be one you recognize! 🙂

  5. Charlene says:

    Oh, I want one of those little eggs. What are they like? I dye eggs in the Ukrainian wax method and once did a robin’s egg. That was a challenge. The shell was so thin that my heated kistka went right through it. I saved it though and it’s very pretty. Dying it was nothing like dying an ostrich egg. Both were fun.

  6. Karen Docter says:

    Hi Charlene,

    The eggs are smaller than robin’s egg, about size of canary egg. Whitish. Thin, of course. 🙂 Afraid you’d have a devil of a time coloring one. Zebra finches are only abour 5-6 inches from tip of beak to end of tail. It would definitely be a challenge to color one of their eggs! 🙂

  7. LaTessa says:

    Wow, and I thought I had huge TBR pile 🙂

  8. Karen Docter says:

    Hi, LaTessa! Thanks for checking in. I’m all for supporting my fellow authors and have accumulated a lot of these at RWA conferences. There just aren’t enough hours in a day to get much reading done.

    Although, I’m trying to force myself to walk a bit every hour or so to get me out of this chair and my new Kindle cover fits nicely over my treadmill console. Hoping 5 minutes at a time will increase to 10 minutes, then 20, then…well, with luck I’ll get through my TBR pile a bit faster AND help distract me from the pain of walking!

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