2.... I stress over heights. I get vertigo very easily. In fact, on hubby's and my 2nd date he took me climbing at the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. Over and over I told myself it was mind over matter. I could do this. Nope. When it came time to come down he was blithley walking and talking but I was seated on the ground trying to scoot my way down. And just think, we will celebrate our 31st anniversary on August 16. (That part doesn't stress me!) ;D
3.... I stress whenever I have to get up and talk in front of a group of people. No matter how much I practice it before hand everything goes out of my mind. I'm left with nothing but notes and a red face.
4.... I stressed over buying our home when my parents came to live with us. My mother is a perfectionist and to buy a home taking into consideration our tastes and their tastes was a little daunting. And, to think, it was sight unseen for them.
5.... I stress out when my kitchen is in disarray. I can't stand to work in a messy kitchen. It drives me nuts.
6.... I can stress over having to do something outside of my normal routine, especially if I'm having to do it by myself.
8.... I dislike going to large parties where I know very few people. I much prefer to talk one on one or at least be in a smaller group.
9.... I hate snakes....and bugs...and spiders...and BIG moths. I know I'm bigger and smarter than they are but I still do. not. like. them. one. iota. They stress me when they are in my home.
10... Cooking for my mother (who lives with us) stresses me. In her old age (90 this month) she has become much more finicky than I ever remember her being when I was growing up. In fact, I don't remember her ever disliking anything. Now, I on the otherhand, was very finicky while growing up. Isn't it funny how the roles reverse?
11... I used to stress over if anyone liked me. Especially in high school. I struggle with low self esteem. It got better once I came to know the Lord. My value in His eyes is the most important thing to me now. However, every once in a while that old self esteem issue tries to slip back in.
12... When my dad died very unexpectedly in 2001 my sister was here visiting at the time. It bothers me to think I'll be here by myself when the Lord takes our mom. I have to constantly remind myself that when the time comes, and if I am alone physically, I'm not really alone. Christ is right here beside me and will give me grace to deal with it.
13... Even with AAA roadside service it still stresses me to have car trouble by myself. I much prefer to have hubby along with me if anythng is going to go wrong. :)
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