Monday, February 25, 2008

What am I going to do about those Tags?

I don't usually response to these ... well not because I don't want to. But it's because I'm either too busy to think about the answers or ... I think to myself "Do I really want the whole world to know how weird I am?"

But that last idea doesn't hold water ... after all, I'm the StitchingNut right? Well maybe I can just stay away from any odd facts, right? Not that I know what they are mind you. My son always said, "You've got a boring life, Mom." Not that he really knew or even tempted to get to really know why I did what I did or why I enjoyed what I did ... but there are things he enjoyed or his father enjoyed ... such as watching SPORTS ... I found to be totally "boring" also. So a life that might be boring to one, might not be to another. Some people "don't get it" ... but I do and I'm NOT bored!

Okay, Sarah at "Mom's Knitting ... Again" tagged me and I'll jump right in this time before I forget or chicken out.

The Power of Seven.

So here goes...

1) Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog. (check!)
2) Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird. (see below)
3) Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs. (or rather, anybody who wants to join in can)
4) Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog. (done)

Seven things about me:

1) I was a crocheter for over 40 years. My Great-grandmother taught me when I was 10. But after crocheting NINE afghans for Christmas one year, I lost interest. Lost my mojo! And altho I was a crocheter I only knit for my son before he was born [3 items] because I just didn't like crochet on a boy and I had the feeling I was having a boy. Girls look cuter in crochet and boy's are more boyish in knits. So I taught myself from books to knit for him. I just didn't stick to it back then because I liked the way crocheting was faster. BTW, I passed my son's knit sweater & bonnet on to his first son and I hope he passes it on to his too. [depends on whether his mother bothered to save it.]

2) I was a Comptometer Operator for 10 years before they went out of existence. I audited store reports and billings. I was very fast. Bet you don't even know what a comptometer is, LOL. I worked for companys like 7 Eleven, Stop & Shop, Hood's Dairy and Genest Bakery [in California, Colorado and New Hampshire] before going on to another career. [The other career? Assistant Sales Manager at a meat packing plant before going on (with other stuff in between) to what I do now ... Admin. Assistant in Mathematics at M.I.T.]

3) I love watercolor. I use to paint in High School but haven't done anything much since then. BUT I'd love to take some classes again to get my skills back and get back into painting for enjoyment again. It's what I dream about doing when I retire. I dream of sitting outside at the beach, in a park or the countryside sitting on a stool with an easel, brush & my paints.

4) I go to bed early and get up very, very early. 4:00 am is my usual wake up time. Even if I've gone to bed late; I still get up early. I don't even use an alarm clock. If I sleep late, it's because I'm probably sick. Morning is my very favorite time of day. Even when I was very young. (much to my Mom's dismay) and especially when my own kids were young. Nobody understood it. But I think it's the BEST time of the day!

5) I am a horrible housekeeper. I do not understand the joy people get from the act of cleaning. I like it clean and want it done but I am terrible at it and can ignore the small stuff for an embarrassingly long time. (this was Sarah's but it is SO ME too) I also keep trying to get organized and get that way for a day or two ... but it doesn't last. Don't ask me why. I'm just a failure at it.

6) I will buy a gift or make gifts for Christmas all year long. The trick is to remember where I put everything and what I bought for who. On my good years, [some haven't been so good] I remember to pin a name on it and put everything in the same place in the storage room in the same spot where I can find it.

7) I like being alone. I need to be alone. [that's why I get up so early in the morning] I love my friends and family and need them too, but my ideal day is spending it alone with my knitting or even to do whatever housework I intend to do for the day. [which is more knitting these days] I get a lot done when no one else is around. [this was in part written by Sarah too ... we must be a little alike, huh?] I use to think I couldn't go to a restaurant to eat alone, but I've done it occasionally in the past 12 years and it's not so bad at all. Especially if I either have a book or my knitting with me. But I went to a movie once by myself and HATED that. Guess I need someone to interact with when I'm watching a movie, huh? Go figure.

So who's tagged?

Well ... really I'd rather say ...

"Join in if you want to!" [no pressure from the Stitchingnut.]

Oh and before I go ... don't forget
I'm giving a Needle Felting class at
Seed Stitch Fine Yarn in Salem on
21 Front Street. Sunday, March 16 ... 1:00 to 4:00 pm.

Come join me!
Felting Teddy

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