Monday, November 10, 2008

Tag ... I'm it! :)

Just when I think that I'm bobbin' around out here in cyberspace all by my lonesome, Nicole tags me to play! Hmmmmm ..... 7 random tid bits about me - oh, geez. Interesting or odd ... well, I probably have a bunch of the latter - LOL!

Well - let's play ...

Here are the rules:
1. Link to your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog - some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blog.
4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Okay-dokey.
1. I love to wear aprons while cleaning, cooking or baking ... it makes me feel more productive - don't ask me why. I guess it comes from watching too much "Leave it to Beaver" when I was a child ... BTW, I still do! :) My favorite one is my custom-made apron from my sister - She had it embroidered with "...What Would Betty Do?" (a/k/a, Betty Crocker) She's a smartass for those who do not know her! LOL! Betty, I am not. My hubby wishes, I am sure!
2. I have long toes. Once - on a dare - I ate a piece of pie (not sure whether it was apple or peach) while holding the fork between my toes. I know - a picture of grace, for sure. Talents run amuck in our family. Why, my sister can pull a knee high over her head and her nose actually disappears! Like I said, talent. (I'll pay for that one, I'm sure.)
3. I have to watch movies when I create. Odd, I know. And, they have to be certain ones, too. Right now, I have "The Family Stone" in my daughter's portable DVD player on repeat (I've been painting today.). I just keep hitting Play over and over again. Another is "Miss Potter" for obvious reasons. Oh, and I have to watch my "Everybody Loves Raymond" episodes (DVD) when I have laundry day. I'm pathetic that I must be entertained - but it truly makes the time go faster!
4. I made the decision to earn my degree for Paralegal Studies from watching Matlock. Truly. I even announced this in class (not exactly bright, I know.) when asked what brought us to have the desire for a career in law. Well, it must not have been received too negatively, since my professor did end up offering a position to me in his law firm.

(Okay I've just made a startling discovery about myself here ... most everything in my life pertains to TV or Movies ... what does this mean?)

5. I believe, with all my being, that I have talked with my late-Granddad in dreams. I do believe that our loved ones reach out to us when they pass on to Heaven. Bright red cardinals and smells of evergreen and mothballs are my Pap's signs ... at least that's what I think that he sends me. I always lift up a Hello to him on a prayer. Gosh, I miss him.
6. When I was little, I had a lazy eye and began to wear glasses at the age of 2! And, they were those really cool ones with brown plastic frames, really thick lenses and an added touch of sparkle with sticker initials stuck on them ... is anyone catching some sarcasm here? Thank Heavens that eyeglasses have come a long way - my daughter will probably end up in them! And, if you couldn't put it together ... I was a real looker! Add, stringy brown hair that my mother tried desperately to style and you have quite the elementary knock-out! LOL!
7. My husband and I have known each other since 5th grade (I ditched the glasses by then and figured that squinting looked best .... LOL!).

Alrighty - I'm done. Whose next? ....

Gwendolyn
Charming Posey
Sara
Stacy
Toni

Welp ... that's it. I'll be checking to see what interesting tid bits ya'll come up with!

Oh, and Miss Sara just tagged me for 3 things that I like about myself. Oh, goodness ...

1. That God blessed me with a creative heart, a joyful soul and working hands.
2. My hair. You are probably shocked to hear that from reading No. 6 above, but as I matured, my hair turned curly - and believe it or not, quite manageable (even straightened!), unless caught in a rainstorm or very humid conditions. UGH! Then, I become Madusa!
3. Last, but certainly not least ... I take the time to count my blessings. Whether it be tucking my children in at night or behold God's beauty in the morning light - I look around me and see, what marvelous works He has given to me. (honestly - I did not mean for that to rhyme!)

Have a beauty of a day, Friends.

5 comments:

Nicole Austin said...

What a fun way to get to know our fellow artists/bloggers! :) I like that you had a story with each tidbit, it was a lot of fun to read! :) I dreamed a lot of my grandfather, too, who passed away when I was 7. I think it was his way of helping me deal with the loss at such an early age. I don't dream of him much these days, but I did feel like he said hello recently when I visited an old army base in Washington (possibly near where he was once stationed). Thanks for sharing!
Nicole

Gwendolyn said...

I think someone else tagged me with this one a couple of weeks ago and I forgot! I'll have to go back in my comments and find out so that I am not a horrible blogging buddy. LOL. I doubt that I will get to it today, but possibly on Thursday...that will give me a couple of days to think of something interesting to say besides "I love to read." :o)

Sara@ Butterville said...

I've been wondering what you've been up to, Now I know. You were tagged and sometimes that just takes somethinking.
Are you making any pretties? And I do believe we can speak and be spoken to by those who've passed. Rob's Grandpa came this summer. It was cool. It started with a smell, we were sitting on the couch watching a horse race. I asked if he smelt it? NO. Then suddenly Melvin's name popped into my head. I said "Did your grandpa smoke a pipe? Your grandpa Melvin?"
"Yes Why?"
"Is today his birthday?"
"No, It's in Nov.?"
"It's thier anniversary!" I shouted.
"Whose?"
Melvin and Ruths!"
"I don't know. Why all this about..."
I had raced downstairs to get the scrapbook about Ruth and Melvins love story, in was June 7. They got married on June 7 1939.
I ran back upstairs and said "yes, it is their anniversary. Your grandpa is here and says hi."
I had never met Mel he passed long before I met Rob. But there he was in my head, clear as a bell, wanting to say hi.

Posey said...

I've never been tagged before.

Stacy said...

thanks for the tag. maybe...it'll be the kick I need to get back on the bloggy habit. :) I seem to have fallen off the wagon lately!