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!

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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!

5 comments:

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!