Tuesday, September 29, 2009

a list & the foot pop explanation

i love it when ya'll post random things about yourselves.
i love to learn all sorts of fun things that you might not share otherwise....
however truth be told,
i think i tell ya'll far more than you wish to know about me already.

but a few of you sweeties sent over some blog awards &
for that, i thank you very much.
so i will begin the uncomfortable exercise of listing 10 randoms.
& please forgive me ahead of time for not passing this on....i'm a little late on the start here

#1.The county in which i live was declared a national disaster by FEMA last week due to the flooding we had following a severe thunderstorm & record rainfall. it breaks my heart to see homes destroyed that won't be covered by insurance.

#2. I'm a painters worst nightmare. There are actual spaces in my home where moving the furniture was far too labor intensive, so i just painted around said furniture.
should be big fun when we decide to sell our home.

#3. I start playing Christmas music well before Thanksgiving.

#4. I have a tattoo & it has a great story.

#5. My most precious patient ( as an oncology nurse) was a little girl named Grace who spoke of seeing angels before she passed away. a few weeks later i gave birth to my second daughter & named her Madison Grace, in her honor.
oh , & truly believe she saw those angels.
her tender heart has forever changed how i view the spiritual world

#6. Purple Rain, the Prince movie. you probably are too young.
it pains me to tell you
but in the 80's i saw it atleast a dozen times
3 of which were in a 24 hour period
on 3 different dates
with 3 different guys
who says i can't manage my time well?

#7. My oldest 3 daughters have all been diagnosed with the swine flu this month.

#8. I'm terrible about shaving my legs
& no i don't mean that the actual technique
it means i don't shave them as frequently as i should
i'm certain you're glad i've shared that with you

#9. My husband Dan & I have been in two weddings together.
i was the bride in both

#10. i love loud music, especially classic rock from the 70's.
which would explain why the rear speakers in all my vehicles
are always shot

and finally
I am humbled on a daily basis
by this scripture
1 john 3.1
oh how great is the love the father has lavished upon us,
that we should be called sons & daughters of God.

& just so that we're all on the same page
apparantly a few of you are sadly out of the foot pop loop
so please pause the playlist & enjoy
as Mia finally kisses the boy who finally causes her foot pop



LuLu & Co. said...

My favorite part of that movie was the "foot pop"... i love reading more about bloggers too, your list was full of new info.... and yes I too saw Purple Rain... not as many times or on as many dates but I loved it when I saw it!

tara said...

So fun to learn more about you Paige!! thanks for sharing....I agree with you on the part about seeing angels....yes ma'am I do!

the wild raspberry said...

loved the list...and i just loved prince...i still crank it up when one of his songs comes on ;)
have a wonderful day~~

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

you know what's funny? I actually knew exactly where the foot pop came from because I remember that part of that movie (which I loved, because I'm a teenager at heart) and got it!!

Lissa said...

i can honestly say that I never pegged you as the paint around the furniture kinda girl... made me giggle. So did the I was the bride in both comment~ My sis in law had the swine flu. They say 50% percent of us will get it this year... Hope it's not me! You have been busy with those sick girls!

Farmgirl Paints said...

Hey girlie,
Love you list. So sorry about your girls. That's horrible. I actually only live 10 minutes from Prince himself. Isn't that cool? The movie was filmed HERE! Love your scripture. I can see why it's your favorite. Have a beautiful evening:)

Jennifer said...

Oh no.....not the swine flu....and flooding....so sorry to hear you have been battling both. I'll be praying for you and your family. I love the foot pop thing. I knew exacly the clip you were going to show. A funny thing is that Pretty Girl has never seen this movie, she is only three. But, she does this foot pop thing sometimes when she is hugging someone and very excited. It is too cute, really. So glad you and your girls enjoy a good foot pop.

God bless.

Jennifer P

Simone said...

Loved your list!!

LOL at the "Purple Rain" one, impressive time management.....and Christmas music....me too!!! Never too early for that :)

Great writing as always :)

The Flying Bee said...

Loved learning all these little things about you. I loved that part of the movie when Mia had the foot pop!

So sorry to hear about the girls. I hope they get well soon. I'll be praying for y'all.


A.Love said...

#5 gave me chills.
#7 made me laugh my butt off!!
You are so freaking awesome...now, can we hear about that tattoo!!!??

Nina Diane said...

love your list...and the Purple Rain movie..I have it on DVD and still watch it :)

melissa said...

LOve reading your list, Paige ... beautiful thoughts ... and funny (the painting!) ;)
So sorry your girlies had the swine flu :(

Jerri said...

Loved your list! Sorry about the flooding...so very sad...and I hate the Swine flu...hope everyone is all better soon! You & I probably have many "angel" stories to share and I also have my own Prince story but that is for another time completely!..and I am sure you will agree that you are blessed to have been in two weddings with your husband! The foot pop is just too cute as are your girls!

Jen Kershner said...

The foot pop has become such a part of our vernacular that I forgot where it was even from. So sad about the flooding. Hope your girls are better soon. I've had a sickie home with me this week too.

Heather H said...

i LOVE this. any little small nugget that i learn is just GOLDEN.

my favorite is #9 :)

and the foot pop will FOREVER be paige knudsen in my book.


Jboo said...

Great list - so fun to learn more about you! Sorry to hear about the flooding in your area and swine flu at your house -- hope Little Bit doesn't catch it too! Just painted in my dining room around the furniture -- didn't tell Hub as I did it when he was out of town! :)

Hope you have a great Wednesday!

Shawn Seay said...

It is so fun to learn more about you! SO sad to hear about your town flooding and will definately be praying for your girls to get well soon!
Have a blessed day!

Cathi said...

I listen to Christmas music very early on too....my daughter would be so embarassed when i picked her and her friends from school when her mom was playing Christmas music before Halloween...haha...

Great list! Now I am inspired to make one of my own - thanks!

have a great day!

Kasey said...

LOVE the foot pop....
and i want to hear the tatoo story..that is if you ever call me back.
I swear you should have won the anthro giveaway!

Anonymous said...

me too, sorry to hear about the flooding and the flu. Take care of you all. The list was really neat. Made me smile and laugh. Sounds like there's some interesting stories in a lot of them. Love your photos. Take care! Jenn

Jeanneoli said...

Great list and I need to do mine now:-) That foot pop...awesome!

3 Peanuts said...

I love learning more abut you...so sorry about the flu but it is better to get it now and get it over with it. My oldest had it last month but no one else got it.

My fave is #9. You are so blessed:)

debra said...

I couldn't remember the movie the foot pop was in but I knew it was in a movie-thanks for the reminder.

Love #2 about the paint!

And I am right there with you on #3-I'll be getting out all my Christmas CD's pretty soon. :)

Tracey said...

Your #5 brought tears to my eyes! And, I start playing Christmas music the day after Halloween, so there :) Loved your list!!

:) T

LissyLou said...

I love this post! you need to tell us the tattoo story now!! Sorry to hear about your girls - i hope they have recovered. And the foot popping thing? that film is exactly what i thought of in your foot popping post. My hubby must be the one, because like i said before, i always pop my foot when i kiss him :)

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Your list was so fun! I love your time management skills. Hope your girls are all doing well. And I truly believe angels surround us. What a wonderful experience for you to have treating that sweet girl!

Firefly Hill said...

Hi Paige,
So nice to read about you...the painting one made me laugh because I have done that! I painted around a giant hutch that is very heavy. It is fixed now...but it was like that for years! I loved Purple Rain too...yep, I am definitely not too young. Hope the girls are feeling better!


Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Well I remember Purple Rain and that awful other movie he made Under the Cherry Moon I think it was!

We were lucky and didn't get any damage from all that rain. Just some washed out veggie beds and such.


RobinfromCA said...

I loved reading your list and, must confess, I also like loud 70's classic rock blaring from my house/car whenever I can get away with it! As for the shaving...right there with ya sister - ooops!

Sorry about the flu and flooding. Have a friend in Alpharetta whose basement flooded. Hope your girls are feeling better.

That clip also shows such a great romantic line... "Because you saw me when I was invisible." I love that movie. I'm in the middle of creating a post on my blog right now (working hard aren't I?) and when it's up there will be another award for you.


The Flying Bee said...


Had to come back just to say that everytime I look at my sidebar and see your daughter's face I just melt. She is just beautiful and that picture is amazing!

Hope your girls are feeling better.

Have a nice weekend.


Anonymous said...

that tatoo story better be your next post lady!...and purple rain...are you kidding me? how old/young do you think we are?...i'm with you...purple rain, purple rain...

Kristin said...

Love it that I have known you a lifetime and well that I see this list and think what cool info on my friend. Love the cool story on the Angel lady which I remember now when you spoke of her long ago and info on the foot pop! Too fun.

Beth Quinn said...

thanks for sharing Paige, I love the photos of the foot pop below !! soo cute !! and i can't believe all of your girls have gotten the swine flu that is awful !!!

Rachel said...

Loved reading all these facts! I feel a litle bit better about going so long between leg shaves!

I hope your girls are feeling better and are healthy!!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I'm with you on the painting around big pieces, I do it all the time. No one sees the wall back there if the piece is too big to move!!

traci said...

thanks for sharing paige. i love learning about you. so much fun. i love that you paint around furniture. that cracks me up. love that you have a tat!! and i believe in seeing angels too. have a wonderful day.

PS~Erin said...

I can't remember if I left an actual comment on this or if it was just in my head, but I'm too lazy to look, so here goes (possibly again)...

Love random things and this list is awesome. Some fun and interesting tidbits. I am totally intrigued by #9. Need to hear more.

Christina said...

I know I'm a random commenter...but I loved your list! It made me laugh, and for that I am grateful!

Christina said...

I guess I should say that I do not think it's funny your daughters have had the swine flu...it's the other things that were funny. Sorry.