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I am a 40 something year old mother of 2. I have always been interested in crafts since my sister and I spent summer weeks with my Grandmother, who was a very crafty lady, while my mother was in college. I mostly quilt since I seem to have an obsession with owning large quantities of fabric, but at one point or another think I have tried almost every craft out there.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

6 weird things about me

No one has specifically tagged me, but I have enjoyed reading all of your quirks so I thought I would share some of the things that make me "unique." :oD

1. I don't mix my food. I eat one thing at a time and in a specific order. I eat vegetables first then starch and then main entree. I'm not fanatic about it and I don't mind if my food touches. I just prefer my flavors separate. I have even gone so far as to eat lasagna in layers. It drove my in-laws crazy when my husband and I were dating. Both of my children and my husband eat the same way now although my kids eat their veg last. I'm not sure where this started with me, but I remember my mom telling me once when I was complaining about eating my vegetables to eat what I liked best last so that would be the flavor I would be left with after the meal.

2. My mind meanders oddly. When my husband and I first started dating I would ask him a question or make a comment and he would just look at me because it would have nothing to do with anything we were talking about. I would see something or he would say something that would start a weird chain reaction in my mind and would lead to an out of the blue question or comment. He used to ask what made me think of that and I would tell him the "6 degrees of separation" trip my mind had made. He doesn't bother to ask anymore and I guess as a symptom of living with me for so long sometimes he now tells me my thought process. Scary huh?

3. I can't just "fall" asleep. I have to do something to turn off my mind. I read, plan out my next day, work on an issue with work or something. It's almost like I have to put everything in order before I can shut down. I don't require much sleep either. I can only remember about 3 times in my life where I absolutely could not stay awake.

4. I talk to other drivers when I am driving. I think it helps avoid road rage. When someone will cut me off I will say "Oh no, you go ahead. Wherever you were going must be much more important than what I am doing." This quirk was pointed out to me one time when my DD was about 6 or so and she said, "Mommy, can they really hear you?" This made me laugh and realize how children view the things we do and how I may be passing my weirdness on to my children as if the eating one thing at a time wasn't bad enough.

5. I never just sit. I always sit on my leg or my foot or kneel in the chair. I have a horrible time sitting still (used to drive my mother crazy in church) and I find it easier to settle in if I have my legs tucked under me.

6. I have the same quirk that JudyL has with my stash. I am so afraid that I will need it later or I just like it too much to use it up. I usually have to let my favorite fabrics "age" in my stash for a while because I can't bear to cut into them. I have so much and nowhere near the time to use up even half of it, but it is all special to me. It just has so much potential.
DH said that the only thing on my list that he actually considers weird is this one. He just can't understand the joy I get from my stash. He did then further go on to comment that probably all the people in my web rings would consider this totally normal since we all seem to share the same affliction. :c)

I guess since I wasn't tagged I won't tag anyone else, but if anyone hasn't done it yet it's great fun learning about each other and what oddities we share.

5 Comments:

Blogger ForestJane said...

*grins*

Eating the lasagna one layer at a time is only weird if you have to scrape the sauce off the noodles and separate the meat bits out before you can start... lol

I don't mind using my stash, but only because I bought a lot of the FQ on eBay and didn't pick them for something specific.

1:31 AM  
Blogger Jeanne said...

Laughing about passing wierdnesses on to our children!
Jeanne :)

12:32 PM  
Blogger Sharon said...

And *I'm* laughing about our shared "weirdness" for not wanting to cut up the stash. I am slowly getting over that one though - and you can tell your husband that all fabriholics are the same!

I'm so glad you played! I didn't want to tag anyone for fear they had already been tagged or perhaps they didn't want to play along, so bloggers like you who played anyway are great!

4:00 PM  
Blogger Sandra said...

My mum used to tell us to eat our favourite thing last too. I find I say the same thing to my children as well :-)

7:25 PM  
Blogger Hanne said...

Thanks for sharing - brought smiles of recognition to my face about passing weirdnesses on to my DDs. I guess we all do it, one way or the other. I am better cutting into my stash than before though :-)

3:26 AM  

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