Tuesday, April 13, 2010


Photo by my sister, Annie

A big thank you to the fabulous Tania, of Myrtle and Eunice, who recently not so recently tagged me for a Creative Blogger award.  Ahem, excuse my lack of promptness.  It seems to be a theme around here.  Anywho, I am in need of a whopping seven things to reveal about myself, so I'll give it a whirl.

Thing One:
I am not a phone person.  I know some people love their phones.  Me?  I like to know I've got one if...say...I run off the road and land in a ditch or lock my keys in the car.  But, I don't actually like talking on the phone.  Chatting occasionally with family or friends is nice, but anything in excess is, well, excess. I have friends who think chatting on the phone ranks as a relaxing activity.  I don't get it.  I count sewing, knitting, crocheting, drawing, reading, and aimless wandering as relaxing, but not phone time.  This has become worse since having a kid.  I hate talking on the phone while he's awake.  It's worse than trying to check my email while he's awake.  Even if he is happily playing when I get on the phone, within seconds of me putting the contraption to my ear he is climbing on me and telling me to get off of it.  Quite frankly, I'd rather be playing with him anyway.

Thing Two:
I like to take long, hot baths.  I'm sort of angry with our water heater because it doesn't allow for that.  It's plenty big and ought too.  But, I think it might be making its way to death's doorstep because it barely gives enough hot water to fill up half the bathtub.  And, if you try to take a shower...well, don't plan on shaving because you'll be freezing before you're done.  Ack!!

Thing Three:
Thus far, I have crocheted three girly baby bonnets and knitted one girly baby hat.  No, I don't know what we're having, but I like to be prepared.  I have loads of boy stuff already and no girl stuff.  I can't justify actually buying girl baby gear since I may never have a girl.  But, making it...now that's a different story.  See, if I make girly baby things then I can justify saving them for possible grandbabies or giving them away as gifts.  The made stuff makes it into the special category (i.e. worth saving for 30 years).  The bought stuff...not so much. 

Thing Four:
My lovely, wonderful Bernina came with free new owner's lessons.  I took my second one today.  I'm smitten.  This machine rocks, and the ladies at the Bernina store are so incredible.  I've learned more about this machine in two lessons than I knew about my old Singer in 10 years!

Thing Five:
The first thing I craved during this pregnancy was broccoli.  The first thing I craved when I was pregnant with Levi was pepperoni pizza.  Neither of those makes it to my normal favorites list.
The broccoli craving was short lived (a couple of weeks).  Once morning sickness set in nothing green sounded good anymore.  Since then I have had a new craving every week or two:  pepperoni pizza (a morning sickness craving), apples (about two weeks into morning sickness apples started sounding better than peperoni pizza), strawberries, oranges, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (very brief...only about 4 days), and most recently avocados.

Thing Six:
We moved into our master bedroom...finally.  The floors walls and trim are finished!!!  The bathroom and closet, however, still need a bit of work.  I love the room.  Even if it isn't really decorated yet.  It feels peaceful, and just having one room finished is so soothing.  The whole construction zone look gets old fast.  Photographs to come...when I get my act together. 

Thing Seven:
Hmmm....If this baby is a girl, I'm buying myself a ruffler foot.  It's a big swanky foot for my Bernina.  It makes ruffles and pleats and even stitches two pieces of fabric together while ruffling the top piece and leaving the bottom flat....totally mind boggling.  I never thought I'd get into ruffles, but this foot has me converted.  Stephan's going to wish my machine hadn't come with classes.  The list of extras that I want just keeps getting longer.

Phew!  Made it to number seven!  :)  I'm supposed to tag people, but for the sake of time (the munchkin is due to wake up asap) I'm going to dodge out of this little task.

Hope y'all are having an incredible week!!



  1. I'm not a phone person, either! I get really nervous about awkward silences and not being able to read the other person's face...I just don't like phone conversations.

    And I LOVE that you are knitting baby girl things. Your reasoning is perfectly logical, and I'd never thought of it that way.

    Also, I'm amazed at a broccoli craving, but they say that your body will tell you what it needs if you listen. Your wide variety of ever-changing cravings seem to be proving that to be true :)

  2. I am not a phone kind of person either, but I do love smart phones! That allow for you to get online, check email, etc.

    I wish I could knit! I keep saying that and what I need to do is just start knitting and take some lessons.

    I love that baby is a surprise. Audrey was a surprise too!

    My favorite craving was cheese! Any kind, cheese!!!

  3. I am the same way about the phone! I have a phone date tonight w/ another blogger... and I'm nervous because I just don't come off well on the phone.
    And baths... oh how I love hot baths!
    If you end up buying a ruffle foot and figure out how to make some glorious little girl creations... let me know :) I love little ruffles, but am not crafty w/ my sewing machine at all!

  4. Love the list of cravings. :) I never had much with Tate...with Emily it was grapes, and with this one, it's just fruit in general. Fruit, fruit, fruit. I could eat it for every snack...and do! :) So, for the avocado craving...do you just eat it by itself? ;) I like avocados but for some reason it is the ONE food that both my kids gag on. Weird. :)

  5. I love to just eat the avocados sliced with lemon juice on them.

  6. There are a few people that I can talk on the phone with for more than a few minutes before I get antsy...my mom, my friend Sandy...used to be my friend Rachel but I haven't talked to her in ages. Other than those people I'm usually wanting to get off the phone quickly. I'm terrible at making small talk.

  7. I was totally disgusted by greens too. Spinach salad is one of my favorite things and I couldn't eat it for months!

  8. I really enjoyed your post :) I am the same way with the phone I use to not be but I am now.

  9. Oooh, I don't like talking on the phone either! I'll talk to my sister for a long time, but that's about it!

  10. I'm not a phone person either. Texting? Yes. Actually talking? Not my idea of relaxing.



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