Friday, October 24, 2008

I'm It?!?

Finally, I have been tagged. My first time. I feel so inexperienced. Not like the other girls. So, Cathy Kleeman is the first to do it. I am selective (otherwise known as a bit lazy), and do not have a long list of bloggers that I can tag. It seems that the bloggers that I read have all been tagged lately. I will not tag anyone at this point in my fairly short blogging career. I do need to add to my list of bloggers, so the next time this happens, I will be good and ready. Some research of other bloggers needs to be done on my part. I will get around to it. It is a bit hectic right now with my daughter out of school for conferences and my husband in China for a week.

Anyway, I feel quite flattered that Cathy Kleeman would contact me. Her work is stunning.

So while I am slacking on the tagging part, I do ask that anyone who wishes to comment would tell me at least one thing about yourself. I would love to hear something from those readers who have not commented before (if, indeed, there are any).

Six random things about me:

1. I buy lots of children’s books – for myself. My most recent purchase, as of yesterday is Scaredy Squirrel.

2. I can’t cook. I really can’t. I’ve even had a difficult time making frozen corn. I have mastered boiling water.

3. I like to fondle everything in the school supplies aisle at Target. Clean notebooks, empty folders, and fresh pencils excite me.

4. I sniff books before I buy them. If it smells bad, I won’t buy it.

5. Halloween is my favorite holiday. I like a bit of paganism. I also will steal my daughter’s Tootsie Rolls. Yum. This year my daughter is going to be a tiger. For the first time she will not be a Princess. I will go dressed as a middle-aged mother.

6. My favorite food is lamb. I could have been a vegetarian had I never tasted it. And yes, I do feel guilty when I eat it.

So, bloggers and lurkers, tell me a bit about yourself.

I promise to do better next time.
I promise to post photos soon (my camera is in China with my hubby).
I promise to talk about making art one of these days.

And now it is time to turn off the children's programming and act like a mother. I think we are finally going to do a horse painting kit my daughter got for her birthday (back in February).


Ellen said...

Your post was a fun read and you totally stole my Halloween costume idea!
For me, ummm... I have a phobia of eels and hyenas, but I like snakes and dingoes.

paula said...

sorry its just ME commenting
another funny post and congrats on your first time!
for me, ummm... I like to watch reality tv. there, i said it.

Nellie's Needles said...

Interesting ... not everyone likes lamb. It's one of my favorites, too.

A wonderful thing to baste or serve with lamb is a balsamic/mint sauce. Pour a small bottle of balsamic vinegar into a pan over a lot of fresh picked mint. Boil down the mixture until the vinegar is very much reduced and syrupy. Strain the mint out. It will keep for a long time in the refrigerator. However, it's so good that you may be tempted to eat it by the spoonful without the lamb. Ice cream?

Kim Hambric said...

Interesting recipe. My husband is a balsamic vinegar freak.

A friend of ours introduced us to strawberries with balsamic vinegar. Another friend recommends balsamic vinegar (the more expensive the better) poured over ice cream.