Thursday, July 9, 2009

About me tag

Super Speedy Shortly passed this Meme on to me. I've been working on this post in bits and pieces (ie, when I get a few moments or before Curious George ends), forgive me if some of the answers are a little off. So, as if you didn't know enough about me already here goes!

What is your current obsession?
Reworking (ok, trashing and redoing) my Amybelbags website and getting my Etsy shop started.

What is your weirdest obsession?
Fruit snacks. I love them. I buy them and end up eating them all before the kidsters even get any. I tell myself that they are ok for me because they have no fat. And I'm sticking to it. I think I'll go get some right now!

What are you wearing today?
Shorts, t-shirt, Teva flip flops. That's pretty much every day. Except when it's cold. Then it's jeans and a sweatshirt over the t-shirt. And maybe sneakers, but I push the flip flops as far as they can go.

What’s for dinner?
Whatever Hubster decides to make. Yes, you heard right. I am a SAHM and he cooks!

What would you eat for your last meal?
I have to admit that I had trouble with this one. I think it would be steamers or lobster. Maybe both, but it's not like I never get to eat them with being so near the ocean and all. Our town just opened up the shellfishing beds so I think I'll actually be having a lot of clamboils this summer. Let's hope none of them are my last meal though!

What’s the last thing you bought?
Does clean teeth count? I went to the dentist today. Without insurance it cost me $85 big ones just for a cleaning. And I told them to pass on the x-rays. If they want to know what my roots look like so badly then they can pay for them! Needless to say they didn't take the x-rays.

What are you listening to right now?
Birds chirping and the faint sounds of the neighbor's grand kids, here for a visit, playing next door. It is fantastic since the windows have been closed most of the summer so far due to this terrible wet weather we've had up here.

If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?
Maui, on the road to Hana. I went there with my mother in 2000, and they were right in the middle of a drought. There were hardly any waterfalls and I feel a little jipped.

Which language do you want to learn?

What do you love most about where you currently live?
Location. There is water everywhere. Tidal rivers and open ocean are just down the road. When the kidsters get restless I can just pack 'em up and head over to the town beach. We're there in five minutes. And if they lose it while we're there, we can head home in a jiffy without feeling like we blew the plan for the entire day.

What is your favorite colour?
Edible greens like olive, kiwi, avocado, lime, and celery (my Ravelry ID sums this one up perfectly).

What is your favorite piece of clothing in your own wardrobe?
Teva flip flops. They are like walking on air.

What were you doing ten years ago?
Father's Day weekend (the then non-)Hubster took me to Cape Cod for the weekend. It was our first "back together" thing we did since having a two year break. The rest is history.

Describe your personal style?

If you had $300 now, what would you spend it on?
A new bathroom floor. It was the only floor we didn't redo, and it shows.

What are you going to do after this?
Put the kids to bed. Do some more surfing, then go sit with Hubster and do some knitting. Hopefully. If there isn't any laundry to fold.

What are your favorite films?
I am an '80's movie lover. Give me a good Ghostbusters or Back to the Future installment, but my all time favorite by leaps and bounds is Romancing the Stone. "Say hello to my little Mule!"

What inspires you?
Seeing my kids become independent. I don't get sad or weepy that they are growing up. I like to see them making progress and succeeding.

Do you collect anything?
Does yarn count? Ok, that was too easy. Actually, I guess I "collect" presents. When I see something that the kidsters (or anyone else on my list) would like and, here's the important part, when it is on sale, I get it and put it away for either Christmas or Birthday time. It makes it less stressful for me timewise and moneywise when that time comes.

What makes you follow a blog?
Nice pictures, funny commentary, beautiful (but attainable) knitting.

What was the most enjoyable thing you did today?
Well, the dentist was not exactly fun, so I'm still waiting for that one. Although I have thoroughly enjoyed being able to sit here at the computer and do some blogging, raveling, and the like.

What is your favorite FO and why?
The bee mittens I made for Kidster #1. I told him I would make him mittens and he said bees. Not sure why a 5yo afraid of bees outside would pick that but we went with it. They came out great and he loves them to death. It is my most rewarding FO.

If you had the afternoon off and all to yourself what would you do to relax, besides knitting or raveling/blogging?
Ok, this is my question. I thought it fitting since knitting and computer related pursuits are my favorite things to do when I have a little free time. So to peel me away from those might be hard, but I would do some planting, replanting, or garden fixing-upping, then soak in the pool to cool off and work on my tan. That is assuming that this New England weather starts acting like it's actually July around here!

Now for your turn. The rules:
1. Respond and rework; answer the questions on your blog, replace one question that you dislike with a question of your invention, add one more question of your own.
2. Tag others!

I'm tagging:
Nean the Bean

1 comment:

Alexandra said...

I love 80s movies too! :) Your bee mittens are adorable!