Tuesday, August 12, 2008


Maizee at Fabric and Yarn Stasher tagged me and Susan at Blackberry Creek so I'm playing for both of them!

I won't tag anybody outright, play along if you dare! Here's the rules(which I rarely follow)
1. Link back to the person who tagged you.
2. Mention the rules on your blog.
3. Tell about 6 unspectacular quirks of yours.
4. Tag 6 following bloggers by linking to them.
5. Leave a comment letting them know they've been tagged.

My quirks would be thus:

1. I hate to hear balloons popping. I hate loud noises in general but this one can cause me to have a panic attack in seconds! Don't know why. Consequently my kids are always BEGGING for balloons. I finally give in and when one pops I freak out, yell at them(because they KNOW how it is for me and balloons), and go sulk in my room.

2. My feet get washed every night right before I get into bed. One of my biggest pet peeves is crumbs in the bed and this seems to help. Yall now know that I am a true princess.(and yall got a freebie quirk)

3. I don't eat syrup on my pancakes. I eat them with either bacon or ham layered with each bite. Oh, and plenty of butter!

4. I am a notorious maker of lists, but rarely do what is on them.

5. A platter of sausage, gravy and biscuits is way more appealing than a bowl of ice cream. I'm not big on sweets.

6. It has to be near pitch dark for me to sleep at night. Even the light from the vcr or alarm clock has to be covered up. Mark thinks I am NUTS but it really does bother me through my eyelids! Yes it does.

And in other news...

My little brother finished hiking the Appalachian Trail!!!! He started last year but came home shy of the finish for family reasons. He went back not long ago and picked up where he left off. The weather was horrid the whole way but he stuck with it and came to the end!! YEAH! Now he's looking at another hike, 900-something miles from western North Carolina to the coast. I can't remember what he said the name of it is but I bet he's on it soon! Keep him in your thoughts and prayers, he's got the same nasty vurus that we've had.

(note the fog and banged up shins-it was not an easy hike)

(my next big project, still no desk but this was $12.50 at Goodwill)

What I worked on this afternoon:

I warn you, it is GROSS...

(do I really need all this? it came from the drawer)

(at least those crumbs are just salt, it could be worse)

(some of those things didn't make it back into the drawer, that pampered chef sandwich cut and seal really shouldn't be there though)


Keetha said...

Oh dear, I have so many cabinets, closets, and drawers that need to be cleared, sorted, cleaned, and organized - - - - I don't think I'll start on ANY of them!!!

Keetha said...

Another thing - - - I read myself to sleep every night, and invariably fall asleep with my little "clipped to the bed" night light still on. So, while you are sleeping in total darkness, I'm sleeping in a beam of light.

Actually - - - I thought of this in the night while I was reading and remembered your post.

Missus Wookie said...

I have some drawers that look like that - but I'm going to tackle the wardrobe first :)

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Gong Xi (Congrats) to your brother. Quite and accomplishment. I love your thrifted chair.

Chickenbells said...

Congratulations to your brother!! Having someone in my life who completed the same hike? It's a major accomplishment!! I soooo want to hike the Pacific Crest Trail...

Anet said...

That is a weird way to eat pancakes!!! lol....
Nice job on the drawer cleaning.
Want to come over and help me?

That just is mind blowing about your hiking brother. Wow!