Things You May Not Know About Me

by Sherry Riter in Alyssa,Sherry

“He who knows others is wise.
He who knows himself is enlightened.”

~Lao Tzu~
I thought that I would share with you a few things that you may not know about me. Some funny. Some serious. All honest.

Mom told me about the birds and bees when I was 14 years old. Until then I had no idea that sex even existed. I thought it sounded gross and told her that I wouldn’t ever do it. Love and marriage changed my opinion.

Spaghetti with meat sauce is my favorite food and I think my recipe is the best. Alyssa thinks so too. Obviously I’m a professional at brainwashing.

I like to slurp milk shakes when I’m alone.

Thimbles are really the only thing I collect. I would love to have some from countries all around the world.

I ate a banana sandwich in one bite at lunch with my friends when I was 17 years old. It started out with seeing how many bites it would take and who could hold the record. Each day we ate our sandwiches in one less bite. I was the only one that succeeded with the one bite attempt.

I like music so loud that it rattles the windows.

I’ve always been proud of my mother who has beat the odds more times than I can count. She is a phenomenal woman.

Being in the of service of others makes me feel good about myself.

When I was 20 years old, I ate a quarter pound cheeseburger and two triple scoop banana splits from Braum’s for lunch at least three times a week. I never gained weight.

My first husband and I were both virgins when we got married. I know it made me feel more secure with myself because I didn’t feel I was having to compete with a memory of another woman in his past.

I hate that my body requires me to sleep.

I love washing and folding white towels.

Cooking brings me true happiness. I love everything about it especially watching other people enjoy the food I have prepared.

I’m an extreme romantic. I believe that fairy tale love can exist if two people are unselfish and work at it every day without losing sight of the little things that made them fall in love with each other in the beginning.

I could stare at the sky and watch the clouds float by for hours.

I fall asleep in 30 seconds.

I’ve read over 3,000 Harlequin Romance novels. It is my book of choice because the girl gets the guy, they get married and live happily ever after. Even though I know the books have a happy ending, I always read the last page first.

My favorite car is a Bugatti Veyron and will be something that I will never own because of the huge price.

When Alyssa was young, I used to get up each morning and bake fresh bread from scratch.

I want the library that The Beast gave Belle inBeauty and The Beast.

Every time I hear The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, I cry. It is one of the most touching and passionate songs ever created.

My feet are allergic to grass, so I can’t run barefoot in the lawn.

I get air sick, sea sick on a docked boat and car sick while driving.

I would love to live in a cabin nestled in snow covered mountains where I can sit by a crackling fire in the huge fireplace while blogging and writing all day.

My daughter, Alyssa, is the light of my life. I love her to infinity and beyond for eternity. I’m pretty sure that one didn’t shock you.

Alyssa, my daughter

The Redhead Riter

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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

1 PJ February 17, 2011 at 5:02 am

Hey Red! What a GORGEOUS picture of Alyssa! What's a Bugatti? LOL!

Love ya!


2 DeanO February 17, 2011 at 5:09 am

I think car, air and sea sickness is a universal language. No doubt, you are a true Romantic.


3 The Redhead Riter February 17, 2011 at 5:43 am
4 Leslie February 17, 2011 at 11:23 am

It was great learning more about you.. We share a lot of the same things in life..


5 Marlene February 17, 2011 at 2:56 pm

What a gorgeous picture of Alyssa!!


6 Laura February 17, 2011 at 3:20 pm

I do live in a cabin nestled in the snow covered mountains and have a fire going in the woodstove, so I think I will count this blessing. Thanks


7 Madison February 17, 2011 at 4:17 pm

This was fun to read and also very interesting. Thanks for sharing!


8 KathyMorelli February 17, 2011 at 4:44 pm

How lovely! I loved reading this sweet post!


9 The Zany Housewife February 17, 2011 at 8:02 pm

Fall asleep in 30 seconds? Oh how I envy you Red.

I just loved this post. Now I'm jonesing for some spaghetti with meat sauce. Care to share the recipe? >:)


10 Mimi and Tilly February 17, 2011 at 8:32 pm

What a beautiful post, I really enjoyed it. And a beautiful picture of Alyssa. Em x


11 Kristi February 18, 2011 at 12:44 am

Do you know the story behind the recording of "The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face?" I love the song even more after I heard it.

Alyssa… She's beautiful outside but I bet she's just as beautiful inside!


12 ArtMuse Dog and Carol February 18, 2011 at 1:04 am

Loved hearing about you ~ thanks for sharing and you have one lovely beautiful daughter like her mom and grandmother ~ hugs and namaste, artmusedog ~ ^_^


13 Yes I Blog February 18, 2011 at 2:35 am

Can I hate you for being able to eat all of that an not gain weight? Not one day in my life could I eat what I wanted and not gain weight.

The humanity!!! Ugh!

I too love folding clean white linens!!!


14 bluecottonmemory February 19, 2011 at 3:54 am

I ALWAYS read the end of the book first, too! LOL I want a library like that, too! I've always wanted to spend winter in Vermont in a lodge like the one in White Christmas and just read. Oh, and I agree, your daughter is gorgeous!


15 ruthhill74 March 12, 2011 at 6:13 am

Hey, Spaghetti is my favorite too! When I was younger, I used to twirl spaghetti around my nose. I had a dog that did it too. We were two peas in a pod! Pity I don't get to have this fantastic meal much any more.


16 Lady Bren September 6, 2011 at 5:41 pm

Um sorry my sauce is the best
so with you in the cabin

Your daughter is sobeautiful


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