1. My name is spelled L-o-r-e-e.
  2. I have lived in Texas my whole life…except for a brief 4 months in Conway, Arkansas my first semester of college.
  3. I NEVER, ever thought I would start a blog. Never say never.
  4. I was raised as a Jehovah’s Witness until the 7th grade.
  5. My childhood was different than most (see previous fact) but taught me a lot about kindness, grace, acceptance and empathy.
  6. Clearance shopping is my thing. Unfortunately, I still spend a lot of money clearance shopping. If it’s only $3, I feel the need to buy ALL OF THEM (one for me, my sister, my BFF, my niece…you get the point).
  7. I LOVE music of all genres…..pop, R&B, adult contemporary, Christian, but one of my favorites is old Rap from the 90’s and early 2000’s.
  8. I think I’m hilarious. My husband doesn’t always agree.
  9. I’m not good at routines, like at all.
  10. The above changed, a little, when my kids started “real school”.
  11. I H-A-A-A-A-T-E coffee.
  12. But I LOVE Dr. Pepper.
  13. I want to be a runner. Notice I said “want to be” not “I am”. I can only make it about a month of jogging 3-4 times a week. Then I get distracted.
  14. I’m a Night Owl. I hate mornings.  Thankfully, my third grader loves to set her own alarm and wake up for school.   She’s been doing this since she was in Kinder.  It’s awesome.
  15. I have anxiety issues.  I’ve always struggled with it, but started having major anxiety-related problems in 2010 after Cade was born.
  16. I hate to fly. It’s been 4 years since I’ve had to.
  17. I love Staycations.
  18. Keith and I haven’t been on an adult-only vacation together since 2006 (did I mention I have anxiety issues?).  I hope to change that this year.
  19. Music gets to me, especially Praise & Worship music, which means I often cry in church. It can be embarrassing.
  20. I have a BS/MS in Accounting from the University of North Texas.
  21. I’m also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
  22. I love movies.  I’m a sucker for romantic comedies.  My all-time favorite is “Can’t Buy Me Love”.
  23. I played volleyball and tennis in high school, but I wasn’t that great at either.
  24. I want to be friends with everyone, which is hard to do.  This ends up making me mad…..at myself.
  25. I have high expectations….for myself and everyone else.
  26. I was a huge N’Sync fan.  I should be embarrassed to say that, but I’m NOT.
  27. I’m a self-proclaimed nerd.  I am perfectly okay with my nerdy self.
  28. This list is a “Work in Progress”.