Lady Lisette has graced me with an award...

...Which I mostly humbly accept :)  Merci beaucoup, Lisette!

The rules after accepting the Versatile Blogger Award are:
1. Thank the person who gave the award and link back to them in your post
2. Share 7 things about yourself 
3. Pass this award along to recently discovered blogs

Ok, here's seven things about me you probably didn't know:

1. I was a seriously ugly baby.  True story: My family and I were cleaning out my grandfather's house after he passed away and I happened upon a picture of a baby on one of the mantles.  I pick it up and begin to ask my father who they horribly ugly baby was, the face was all smashed up, and sweet jeezus, look at that mess of hair.  My father about peed himself.  He said, with tears rolling down his cheeks, "That's you."  That picture is now proudly displayed on my bookcase.
(This is not the photo, but you can see some of the craziness that was going on with my face).

2.  I have been obsessed with the BBC Drama "North and South" for the last two weeks.  No, not the one with Patrick Swayze - the one with Richard Armitage.  The first time I saw it, I broke out into a sweat during the train scene.


3.  I am crazy allergic to MSG.  Before I eat something that I don't recognize, I have to check the label (so that rules out some potato chips, boxed potatoes, frozen meals, Ramen noodles, Chef Boy R Dee, etc).  I'm careful in restaurants to avoid fish, peanut, and "special" sauces.  If I happen to eat some, the resulting headache will occur based on the concentration I've consumed.  I once tried a bite of my friend's Chinese food and it gave me a blinding migraine. I ended up on my bathroom floor in agony.  It's an annoying allergy, but I work around it pretty well.

4.  I grew up wanting to be a tornado chaser.  If money hadn't been an issue (oh, in-state tuition, you big silly you), I may have tried to get into a meteorology program in Oklahoma.  If this whole career in Human Resources doesn't pan out, I might just end up going in that direction.

5. I have a fear of escalators.  I blame it on Rescue 911 (that show also had a tornado episode...interesting).

6.  I may or may not be running the marathon ... my left leg is feeling pretty stabby, and I nearly wiped out today trying to run across the street.  I get an "injury assessment" tomorrow, so let's hope it's not a stress fracture, shall we? I can live with missing the marathon, but not the Princess Half Marathon!

7.  I love being on time or early for functions/get togethers/etc. My college professor said it best: "If you're early, you're on time.  If you're on time, you're late.  If you're late, don't bother coming in." I truly believe that and make every effort to be "on time" when I am going somewhere. 

Many thanks to the Lady Lisette for giving me an award (little does she know that I am going to hug/tackle her if I see her in NYC!!)

Speaking of NYC...


Holy wow oh jeeeez.

I've been randomly breaking out into laughter.  Rob thinks I am crazy, but I am simply imagining all the insanity that is going to happen and the resulting joy.  He totally gets it: I went to buy something (I didn't need) and he said, "That could be $10 you spend on fabric in NYC."  *Boom* $10 goes back in my wallet.  Love that man and his practical thinking :)

I'm looking forward to meeting everyone and having the most epic day ever!!

And for the lovely bloggers who I am passing this award on to...

House of Pinheiro
Jodi of Jodiewodes
Charlotte of Heart's Cottage Vintage Sewing
and Becky of Becky and the Beanstalk