So I am copying my friend Chas with this whole thing and also with revealing a few at a time.
We do have a winner, and she will be sent something very lovely very soon. I will not reveal who she is as yet, I am sure by the end of revealing all the answers, she will figure it out:) Thanks to everyone who played!
I will reveal two lies today and then more lies and truths in the days to come.
The first two lies are ~
1. Before having children and choosing to be a SAHM, I was studying to be a Veterinarian.
I HAVE always loved animals and still do. I spent my childhood outside with the goats, cows, horses and ponies, cats and dogs and sometimes ducklings and piggies that we had on the acerage that I grew up on. I planned on being a Veterinarian, but once I really thought about it and realised that I would have to give them needles and be "mean" to them and scare them sometimes in order to make them well, I opted against it.
I had a job when we lived in SC as a Vet Tech. I learned as I went and they taught me on the job. I enjoyed it, but dreamt of escaping and just being a SAHM. Once we moved up here, I got a job as a Vet Assistant and also enjoyed it, to a point. I did the "dirty" and very physical work. I got to work first and closed up at night (with just a few hours break in the middle of the day. Not enough time to run any errands or really get anything done). I lifted all the heavy bags, cleaned, did laundry (and there was LOTS OF IT!!!) bathed dogs/cats, cleaned up puke/poop, cleaned runs and cages, helped the Vets hold animals down when they needed help, administered meds, came in on weekends to walk/feed/clean any animals that were there, etc. I got paid a whopping $600/month to do this! I rode my bike or walked while my husband drove a $20,000 car that we could not afford! I got over the idea of being a Vet very quickly. Even though I had realised years prior that I was sure I did not want to be one, I REALLY was certain after those jobs.
I went to University and was studying Psychology. After seeing what all my foster siblings had been through, I wanted to help any little kids who had been abused, neglected or anything. So I was planning on being a child psychologist.
2. I have been to Costa Rica four times.
I have been to Costa Rica two times. My oldest brother's wife divorced him after three kids and not quite five years of marriage. She is a teacher and re-married and travels the world teaching in International schools. In 2002, they were in Costa Rica and I had not seen my nephew and nieces for a few years. Stud had just bought a $10,000 motorcycle without talking to me about it. I told him if HE could have fun and do whatever HE wanted, I was leaving for a break and to see my nieces and nephew. So I flew down there and stayed for a little over a week. Then the next year I flew down with my oldest brother for his son's Graduation:) It was VERY nice! I would love to go back and travel around it a bit. I never made it to any beaches or rainforest or anything, but my ex-SIL did drive us to a cool volcano and I want to go back and see more:)
So there you have it! Tomorrow I will do two more lies and a truth:) Time to take Cryptic to his weekly Oceanography class.