Saturday, October 29, 2005

20 interesting things about

Beak Knits tagged me for this meme. Since I haven't done the 100 things about me, this will give you a little idea.

  1. I have two young boys...15 months apart...this is the reason I knit so much. It keeps me sane.
  2. I firmly believe that pregnancy eats away part of your memory...this could be a scientific fact, I don't know.
  3. My parents had 10 children, I am number 7.
  4. We were very fortunate to have a summer home while growing up. From 3:30 p.m. on the last day of school to Labour Day, we would stay there...and of course work a summer job.
  5. How do you get 10 children summer jobs, open an Ice Cream store for them to work in. I believe that is when I started struggling with my weight.
  6. My first job in the Ice Cream store was scrubbing every black and white tile with an SOS pad every morning. I earned 2 dollars for this. Eventually I learned that no one would notice if I only did the white tiles.
  7. In the fall my husband and I will be married for 8 years.
  8. He is Italian. I am not. This makes things challenging at times.
  9. I love doing laundry. The crisp whites are my favourite. Borax people, add the borax!
  10. I especially love folding laundry. My OCD really comes into play here. It must be done a certain way...I am the only one my house that folds the laundry.
  11. I find ironing just as satisfying.
  12. I live for "good things".
  13. My instrument of choice as a child was the piano. I studied up to grade eight Royal Conservatory...and eventually taught lessons.
  14. My husband bought me a piano for Christmas 3 1/2 years ago. I found out I was pregnant that Christmas and due to nausea and exhaustion, I hardly touched the piano. I don't think I could actually play anything anymore...refer to #2. My new years resolution will be to start playing again.
  15. I love to cook.
  16. I worked in retail management for 10 years and Christmas was not my favourite time of year. I now love the holiday.
  17. I was never a collector...last year one of my sisters and I went went bidding crazy on ebay for these and another sister forced me to start collecting these. I love them!
  18. I received many awards in highschool including a perfect attendance in grade 10. That's right, every single day.
  19. I graduated and went on to university to study visual arts and art history. Figuring I would go no where with a degree in visual arts, I dropped out after my second year and started working in a home decor store.
  20. Now, I am a stay at home mother...and knitter extraordinaire.

If you haven't done this meme...consider yourself tagged!


Teresa C said...

First, start playing that piano! It will come back so quickly. You really need to do it.

I'm on my way to purchase a nutcracker for my mom for Christmas. She collects them (along with about a billion other things, it's an illness) and there is one around here somewhere that is painted as a Boston Red Sox player-she is a huge fan.

Which village did you start? I am working on the North Pole village and have several pieces. I have added a few pieces from other collections when they mean something to us (like the Harley-Davidson pieces, for example). I got hooked on that one when my mom got me the Northwind Knitters one year for Christmas. She cannot stand it if you aren't collecting something. Did I mention illness?

I won't even get started on the laundry thing. I love my Borax! :)

Beak-Knits said...


I have a good friend that calls pregnant women "placenta heads". I thought this was really cruel until I was pregnant myself.

My Italian and I are approaching 10 years this summer...happy almost anniversary!

Purly Whites said...

I'm glad you did this meme! It's fun to learn more about you.

Kathy said...

First - I love your jaywalker socks, finished or not. The colors are beautiful! What yarn is that??

And I loved this meme! I actually got tagged with the one you made up a few posts back, but I especially liked the 20 things about you - it really is fun to get to know things about people. (9 siblings!?! I am one of 6 and thought that was a lot!!)

cmassis said...

Maybe you should have staying in university as #20 has the spelling error. Teehee