Getting to Know You

I was thinking it would be fun for us to get to know each other a little better. 😀


So for this week’s Lucky Seven, we have . . .

7 Things About You!

I’ll go first and I hope you’ll give your responses in the comments! If you don’t want to do all 7 – no problem! Just do as many as you like.


1. Where were you born?
Boston, Massachusetts. I spent summer vacations in a much more rural area, so I’m a true combination of city girl and country girl.

2. Do you have a journal?
Does this blog count? 😉 When I was a teenager, I did have a little leather diary with a lock and key. I’m not sure where it is today, so hopefully nobody out there is planning a tabloid tale of the angst and escapades of my youth! lol

3. Favorite food?
Heaven help me. I love things that one shouldn’t have in large portions – like pasta, potatoes, and rice. In my defense, I do LOVE all vegetables, though!

4. If you didn’t make the decision to get married and have a family, (or to be in the job you have now) what would you be doing today?
I would probably be a teacher. Of course, having a family doesn’t preclude that, but when I was expecting my first baby, I made the decision to be a stay-at-home Mom. It meant that family finances were a little trickier to manage, so over the years, I’ve worked at jobs where I could get some hours when my husband was available to watch the kids. I’ve always described myself as a “full-time Mom with a variety of part-time jobs”.

5. Who do you miss the most?
My grandparents – all 4 of them. I was really lucky to know both sets of grandparents very well. Three of them lived into my adult years. Each was unique and very special. They all had a part in shaping the person I am today. I don’t think there is anything more wonderful than a loving relationship between a child and a grandparent. My wish for every kid would be to have that opportunity.

6. What is your least favorite thing about yourself?
Without a doubt, it’s that I am too sensitive. I wish I could change that. My feelings are too easily hurt and I’ve been that way since I was little. There is an upside though. I also am very empathetic to the feelings of others. My family and friends know they have someone who truly cares when they need consolation or a shoulder to cry on.

7. Scary Movies or Happy Endings???

Happy Endings, please. I’m such a scaredy cat! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve missed whole scenes of scary movies because I was squinting through slightly opened fingers and trying not to hear anything! During a scary part, I’m usually hiding my eyes and whimpering to Sir Beads: “What’s happening now?!?” :-O

Poor guy, he misses snippets of the movie with my antics. It’s a wonder he has put up with me for so long!


Well, so now it’s your turn! 🙂

How would you answer the questions?


You asked; I listened!

pansiesvase1For one of the “giveaway” questions this week, I asked for topics that you would like me to write about here on the blog.

I’m thrilled with all of the responses – so many great suggestions! Thank you! Keep ‘em coming. 🙂

You’ll definitely be seeing your topics sprinkled in with my regular posts.

Today, I’ll begin with Elsie’s suggestion . . .

She writes:

“I’d love to hear about YOUR answers to the questions you ask…these are fun questions, by the way!”

Thanks, Elsie! Believe it or not, it has occurred to me that readers might like to hear my answers to the weekly questions. I’ve hesitated though, because I didn’t want to set the tone for how to answer the questions. Actually though, now that I think about it, whoever comments first could be setting the tone anyway, so I might as well jump in, too! Here goes . . .

If you were stranded alone on a desert island what 5 items would you want to have with you?


1. My husband – “Sir Beads a Lot” 😉
(By the way, he doesn’t actually “bead”, but he is surrounded by beads – those we sell and those I am constantly working with to create jewelry! He’s involved in the sorting, shipping, and many times in the photography of beads!

2. A tent made of mosquito netting.
What can I say? Bugs just love me, and I’d like to be sure I can get a little sleep! (I’m one of those people who always seems to have a bite if there’s a mosquito around.)

3. A BIG box full of books.
If I had to, I could live without a computer, TV, phone, crafting supplies (waaaaaah! crying very loudly, now!) as long as I had lots to read!

4. Matches
For cooking, warmth, and romantic evenings!

5. A tool kit
So that we could build a shelter and eventually – a boat! 🙂