Quick and to the Point

Seven Things that Scare Me:

* Rats and maggots (disgust is more the feeling with the latter)

* Heights

* Driving too fast next to cement pylons

* Opening cylinders of biscuits with a spoon and waiting for the “POP!”

* The chance that I can get dimensia when I’m old

* Riding my bike over our local highway overpass

* Not having enough money to survive
Seven Things I Like to do:

* Snuggle with my husband
* Ride my bike
* blogging/writing

* Being artistic and creating things

*Curling up with a good book

* Watching Project Runway

*Hanging out with girlfriends

Seven Random Facts About Me:

* I’ve been to NYC just for fun 5 times without my husband
* I’m a natural blonde

* I only dated one guy when I was young and I ended up marrying him.  In August we had our 25th wedding anniversary.

* I once got a surprise phone call from Faith Sullivan, the author of one of my favorite books, The Cape Ann

* I received a hand written letter of apology from Chris Noth who plays Mr. Big  in Sex and the City.  Long story.

* Although I love God and believe in Him, I hate to go to church, and haven’t been to a service in well over a year.

* I once had a four page article written about myself and my business in Country Marketplace magazine.  It was complete with a big picture of me and many of my doll designs.
Seven Things I want to Do Before I Die:

* Visit France, including Paris

*Be much thinner and healthy.

* Learn how to read a knitting pattern and then begin to knit like a diva

* Have read a lot of the classics and all of Stephen King’s books

* Live in my downtown Chicago townhouse and walk everywhere I need to go

* Have made a sizable living selling my art

* Write a book (or two) and have it published

Seven Things I Can Do Well:

* I’m really good at improvising a tool to get a task done

* Design dolls and make them

*Write (some would say)

* I have a positive attitude

* Planning themed events
*I have beautiful penmanship

* I’m a good wife

Seven Things I Can’t Do But Wish I Could:

* Run
* Speak confidently to an audience
* Find all my old friends and renwew our friendships
* Speak French
* Understand taxes and real estate lingo
* Have an interesing journalism  job in a news room or the White House

* Maintain an apartment in NYC so I’d have a place to stay whenever I had an urge to visit the Big Apple.

Seven Phrases I’m Known to Use:

* For Christ’s Sake!

* (said in my best mafia accent when my kids swear) “You kiss ya muddah wit dat mout?”

* “What’s her face
* “Outside go pee?”  (to the dog)
* What Larry?!!!

* Give me a break.
* Are you freakin’ crazy?

Seven of my favorite things

  • Black turtle necks
  • my black yoga pants
  • cats
  • my bike
  • books
  • my computer
  • beautiful yarn and knitting needles

I invite you to be Quick and to the Point….blog about your own personal series of Sevens.


Tagged for a little reveal…

 Envy: What do your friends have that you wish was yours?  I wish I had Cindy’s body,  Alice’s freedom to travel,  Laura’s high paying job and Rhonda’s wisdom.

Gluttony: What did you eat last night?

Last night was not gluttonous by any stretch of the imagination, but rewind 3 days ago and you would have found me indulging in an act of temporary insanity, completely relinquishing my SB diet as I proceeded to cut slice after slice of the most amazingly, perfect French bread my tongue has ever played host to.  I threw caution to the wind as I slathered each piece with creamy room temperature Plugria gourmet butter.  This, my friends, was a South Beach mortal sin and an act of pure gluttony.

Lust: What really lights your fire?
A handsome man, music, food and a synchronicity of pure attraction.   I also get my motor going with a good romantic movie.  One that does it for me EVERY time?   Dirty Dancing.

Pride: What is your biggest contribution to the world?

The only thing I’ve contributed to the world that’s had any direct affect on people is my design work.  I’ve brought many people happiness and joy through my dolls, and have emails to prove it.  My kids might be my biggest contribution, but they are too young yet to have made their mark on the world.  There’s always that possibility that they will do something remarkable that will render them unforgettable and amazing.  I can only hope.

Greed: Name something you hoard and keep from others: Delicious, amazing FRENCH Bread.

Sloth: What’s the laziest thing you ever did?

Probably driven ten feet to a destination that is totally walkable.

Anger: What is the last thing that really pissed you off?

I got very agitated with my kids a few weeks ago because we had this big family meeting over how our vacation was going to work out.  When planning this vacation 9 months or so ago,   I added an extra week on so we can enjoy just our family together and the second week we would allow our overindulged teenagers a friend or two to come up and hang out with them.  Our meeting turned out to be a total disappointment because when push came to shove, we now have their friends with us  the entire two weeks.  Because of the maternal doormat kind of person I am, I just threw in the towel and gave up, exasperated and feeling as though not one of my kids gave an ounce of consideration to how this good mom wished for her only vacation to go.   I was ready to kill my young and eat them completely pissed off for days.  By the way, I’m only booking this place for one week next year.  I give up.  Maybe I’ll go on a trip all by myself where there’s cabana boys peace and quiet and things go my way.

Tag–You’re it! Feel free to complete these questions on your own blog.  I’d love to see your answers!