5 (Dirty Secrets) Things You Didn't Know About This SLP


I’m excited to join in the fun and share 5 things you may not know about me. Thanks to Jessica from The Speech Space for hosting this linky party!  I’m pretty much an open book.  I put myself out there so I don’t know what all I may have already shared. 

1.        I’m a closet Court TV junkie!  My daughter sent me to the hospital at 23 weeks gestation.  I remained there on bed rest until her birth at 26 weeks.  During that time, I did not have much that I could do since anything that required the slightest bit of thinking power led to a headache.  After all, the position I had to remain on the bed required my feet above my head.  Therefore, I spent nearly a month doing nothing more than laying there watching Court TV and eating.

2.  I was born with birth defects- tracheal hypoplasia and laryngeal webbing.  I had to have immediate surgery after my birth so that I could breathe since my airway was the size of a pinprick. I had multiple follow-up surgeries to cut away scar tissue and to widen my airway as I grew up.  The last surgery I had was when I was 11 years old.  So, if you listen closely, you may detect my odd breathing pattern and a mild stridor

3.    Ice Skating scares me!  No, seriously!  I NEVER want to ice skate.  I have always thought it was beautiful and it is my favorite part of the Winter Olympics, but you will never catch me out on the ice!  I secretly think the first time I ever try I will break my ankles.  I have no clue where that fear came from.  It has always been there.  Does anyone know if fear of ice skating is a real phobia?!

4.    My mental “happy place” when I get stressed is a log cabin.  In my mind, it is surrounded by forest.  No real technology (like phones, computers, tv, etc.).  No noise.  No responsibility.  Just me, hot cocoa (and a wine cellar), fireplace, an old typewriter, and books! 

5.  I’m a clean freak!  I really can NOT stand clutter.  It makes my skin crawl and I have a hard time thinking straight.  My creativity is at an all-time low when the place is cluttered or messy.  In fact, when it is time to clean house, my husband calls me “Tornado Tami.”  You better believe the house will be clean and sanitized.  Now, even my little one runs away when I am in cleaning mode yelling “AHHHHH!  The tornado is coming!”  Hmmmm….

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  1. My mental "happy place" is a clean house, lol! I wish I was a clean freak . . . maybe one day when I can find the time :)

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    1. Lol. Been so busy with tpt that my house looked like the bad type of tornado hit it recently. With company coming for thanksgiving, I had the motivation and incentive to start twirling and getting my space clean. Now, I'm even more creative and ready to go.

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  2. If you ever feel the urge to come to Tn., you can "tornado Tami" all over my house! :D

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    1. I have not been to Tennessee since I was 12. Maybe I should have been a traveling cleaning service. Lol. I get a certain adrenaline rush when a place is clean and sanitized. It's a sickness, I think.

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