A couple of weeks ago I was tagged by Nicole. It's time I got up off my duff and responded so here goes:
I'm a Sweeny Guy. Ok, there's alot of talk in the OC about the Barton Girls and their comeraderie, so I'm officially coming forth to declare the Camp Sweeny Guys! My first two years after dx I attended camp and had a blast. It also taught me to like vegetables, something I previously avoided like the plague. Camp sessions were three weeks long so I had plenty of time to make some good friends. Unfortunately, guys don't keep up with friends like the gals seem to do and I've lost track of everyone who attended camp at the same time.
I'm working on a second degree in nursing. After picking up my first degree in Business years ago, the shortage of nurses and my interest in medicine prompted me to return to school for a BS in Nursing. For those that don't know a BSN (or even associates in Nursing for that matter) and an RN license can open a world of doors career wise. I made straight A's in my intial courses of Anatomy I & II, Physiology, and Microbiology and got accepted in Nursing school. I completed the first courses in the program and am currently taking a sabatical. I have two son's in college and with three of us attending school at the same time is was really tough on my wife, hence the time off. BTW, it's kind of neat to run into your kids on campus.
My youngest son, T, is a little person. For those of you unfamiliar with little people they are officially defined as anyone under 4'6" tall... my son, now fully grown, stands 4'3". Little person is the polite (and politically correct) term used to describe anyone with dwarfism; he has the most common type, achondroplasia. People with achrondroplasia have a normal sized torso and shortened forelimbs. He has life by the horns and last semester made a 3.4 gpa. He is one of my heros!
My oldest son is 6'3". I guess this, in itself, is really no big deal, but combined with Factoid #3 you can see I have either David and Goliath or Mutt and Jeff at my house depending on how you look at it. His name is Sam. He and 'T' are really good friends and video gaming buds. Sam has a gpa of 3.8 and occasionally likes to come thru the house and just pick me up for the heck of it. We have a pretty tight family.
Like several others here on the OC, I married my best friend. I managed to snag an awesome little lady from West Virginia. She is beautiful inside and out and I revel in her accomplishments. She is incredibly intelligent, intuitive, fearless and best of all fiesty. When awards are passed out in heaven you can tell who I am... I'll be the one in the back shouting, "Woohoo ... Allright ... Way To Go Girl!!!!".
That's all for my five random factoids. I'm a relative newbie to the blogging world and the OC so I don't know anyone who hasn't yet been tagged but, as always, be sure to read the fine print.
I reserve the right to tag anyone who, I discover, has not been tagged. I am not waiving this right. Your mileage may vary. Void where prohibited by law. You have been warned!
Update: Kathleen, has been overlooked and graciously tagged herself. Go check out her blog Living with Diabetes.