Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The Real Me

Hey, I'm McCall. 
Have we met? 

I mean, obviously you're here....visiting my blog. 
But between the adoption posts and the fundraising posts and the Noonday posts and the giveaway posts, I sometimes wonder how much of who I really am actually seeps through in my posts. If we met in real life, would I be who you expect me to be based on what you've read here? 
How does 'blog me' compare to 'real me'?

So today, I want to talk about 'real me'. 
Not 'here's what I'm working on me' 
or 'here's something that's important that I want to share with you me' 
or 'let's talk about adoption me'. 
Just real me. 
Hope you're not too disappointed.....

*First and foremost, I love Jesus. And my family and I try to live our lives in a way that is different from the world. This means we sometimes have a different view than most of those around us. We are okay with being different if it means being obedient and drawing nearer to Him.

*I am short. Think five foot even. Think three inches shy of needing a booster seat. 

*I am totally convinced that a fountain coke can cure just about anything. Little kids believe in band-aids; I believe in fountain coke. 

*I hate my hair. And by hate I mean HATE. There are many days when I seriously consider just shaving it and starting over, and I've prepared Lee that if shaved heads are ever in style, he can go ahead and sign me up. I just hate having to waste so much time on something that I'm just gonna have to wash and start all over with in a day or so. Boo on that. 

*If I wasn't responsible for my kiddos and their health and nutrition, I would totally eat Spaghetti-o's five nights a week. 

*I am a sucker for an acoustic guitar. Always have been. Always will be. 

*I laugh at myself. Often. Sometimes loudly. And I'm totally okay with that. 

*I don't eat salad. However, after years of dating and getting a salad with my meal, I can fake eat a salad better than anyone I know. In fact, if Fake Salad Eating was an Olympic event, I'd be bringing home the gold. It's a given. 

*I'm clumsy. I drop things. I fall up stairs. And if I'm wearing white, I might as well just go ahead and put food on it before I leave the house because it's only a matter of time before I spill something on my shirt. 

*I love my planner. I write things down sometimes just so I can check them off. However, my desk is a disaster, as is my car. Basically, if my planner is organized, my surroundings don't have to be. 

*I love Mexican food. No one else in my family loves Mexican food. If you're my friend in real life, and I'm constantly twisting your arm to go eat Mexican food with me, this is why. 

*As much as I love Jesus, Halloween is my favorite holiday. All the costumes and scariness and candy corn. Yes, please. Gimme. 

*I'm loud and random and often bust out in movie quotes...preferably 80's movies. 
I plead JustCantHelpMyself.

*My husband tells me that I have the sense of humor of a teenage boy. I'm not sure exactly what he means by this, but I choose to believe that it's a compliment. 

*I try very hard to watch my words. I know that words can hurt, and I used to really struggle with inserting my foot into my mouth. With age, I've learned to be very careful to word things so that they come out in the way I mean for them to. 

*I ask a lot of questions. It's how I learn. I'm sure my teachers LOVED this about me when I was growing up. Or not. In fact, probably not. But it works for me, so I'm sticking to it. 

*I most certainly do NOT have it all together, although apparently I must fake this well because people regularly comment that I do. My response to that? Jesus. Just Jesus. 

And that's enough about me. 
Tell me about YOU. 
What's something that people wouldn't know about you just based off of an online relationship? 
Seriously. Spill it. 
And thank you. 


  1. Love this. I think we would be "real life" friends who eat a lot of Mexican food together :)

  2. Just found your blog! YAY! I, too, believe that fountain coke can cure anything! It's the best! I am the same way with a planner and checking things off with a messy car, house, and surroundings! haha I really need to work on that though! And I completely understand the sense of humor thing. We are strange peas in a pod, you and I! Glad I found you! Can't wait to read more!
    Stephanie @ meetwithasmile.blogspot.com

  3. LOL definitely NOT disappointed!!!
    I tend to by shy in new situations, but once I'm comfortable break out of my shell and become the loud, obnoxious one.
    My laugh is ridiculous, but I'm not shy with it.
    My life revolves around Jesus, my husband, and my kids.
    I am a stay at home mom and a hair stylist on the side (sometimes).
    I love fashion and will often dress up all fancy just to stay home. Just because it makes me feel like a normal person.


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