Wednesday, May 09, 2007

7 Things

Well... I have been tagged by SharonB and Allie for the "7 Things About Me" meme.

#1 I am a Procrastinator extraordinaire. I'm getting better (finally) but if I don't like doing it, folks, it's gonna take awhile to get done. Bills? yup... taxes? yup... dental visits?... yup! Housecleaning? Definitely!

#2 I hate housecleaning (see #1). In fact, I hate it so much, my poor long-suffering hubby is now the housecleaner (he's genetically inclined that way). :0) Oh, yeah! In my defense, I do the kitchen (except he empties the dishwasher) (and mops the floor). I do all the cooking and we share the laundry. I feed the dogs and cat and he mows the lawn. Works for me!

#3 I am great at finding my way around and reading maps. I am the Navigator. Glenn drives and I navigate on long trips. If I've been someplace I can usually find my way back just because I recognize the landmarks along the way. This has come in handy more times than I care to think about.

#4 I am not a girlie girl for the most part. I don't wear makeup, I have maybe 3 pairs of shoes that I wear, and I don't like dresses. However, I love, love, love long dangly beautiful earrings (preferrably one-of-a-kind artisan types), beautiful painted nails (when I don't break them off) and shopping. Sigh, I love shopping... I denied it for many years but have finally faced facts and admitted it to myself. I love shopping. Especially clearance racks, Marshalls/Homegoods/TJ Maxx, fleamarkets and antique stores.

5# I have three sons. (You know this if you have read my profile.) What you don't know is that they were all born by C-section... all emergency C-sections... for three different reasons. I never (ever) had a problem getting pregnant but man, the birthing part totally sucked!

#6 I'm a loner for the most part. I'm uncomfortable in crowds, hate going anywhere new by myself and rarily socialize. When I do make friends I tend to lose touch with them because I feel like I'm imposing when I call or visit. For the most part I'm a terrible conversationalist, either I don't say much or I open my mouth and say something in a blunt way or ask an awkward question. I'm working on it and getting better but it's still hard.

#7 I'm a paper person. I have boxes of recipes, stacks of home improvement/decorating ideas and piles of quilting and embroidery lessons/patterns/ideas torn from magazines or printed out from the computer... they are everywhere. Books and magazines abound. I think I need to quit procrastinating (see #1) and figure out a system.

There, 7 things you didn't know about me. Now I'm supposed to tag 7 people for this meme; however, I think I'll just say this... if you want to be tagged, consider yourself tagged and leave a comment so we can find you!


Other news, my Quilt of Valor top is pieced and I'm working on the backing. I spent several hours last night trying to figure out a clever back but it wasn't to be. I'll just kinda mimic the front and call it good. Pictures to come in the next couple of days!


Allison Ann Aller said...

Thanks, Marty...This was interesting!
I bet you wouldn't be at all awkward with your blogging pals, though...;-)

Debra Spincic said...

I was going to say the same as Allie. I think loners tend to be bloggers and you would be in such like company with us you wouldn't quit talking!

Rissa said...

We have a lot in common. I have become a procrastinator in the last year...I am not a good housekeeper myself...I am a good navigator (even in foreign languages), I am definitely not a girlie girl (which is why I was surprised about how much I love belly dance), I am also a loner for the most part... and I am even a paper person!!! :-D

The Carolina Quilter said...

Oh, my gosh, my long-lost relative! I, too, hate housecleaning with a purple passion and my house reflects that. I, too, am a procrastinator out the wazoo and I, too must be a paper person because I never throw away quilting magazines and have several three-ring binders full of patterns, tips, etc. gathered off the internet!! At last I've found you. I haven't been able to blog for a while but I'm making a point to get back to it.

flippytale Quilter said...

I enjoyed reading your seven things. Just about everyone has done one now. I see them everywhere. I did one too, wouldn't want to miss this parade! Thanks!