Knitting! Plus some gardening, cocktails, and whatever else strikes my fancy.

Double Tagged!

Both Lorraine and Megan have tagged me for the 7 Random Facts Meme. Before I get tagged by anyone else, I figure I better answer up.

Each person tagged gives 7 random facts about themselves. Those tagged need to write in their blogs 7 facts, as well as the rules of the game. You need to tag seven others and list their names on your blog. You have to leave those you plan on tagging a note in their comments so they know that they have been tagged and need to read your blog.

The 7 Facts:
1. I’ve lived in 6 states: New York, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Missouri, Kentucky and California.
2. I horseback rode from the ages of 10-17–English saddle, dressage, Morgan horses. I’d like to ride again even though I was thrown by a quarter horse into a metal gate and broke my right shoulder blade when I was 34.
3. I’m an avid mystery reader, but a very, very fussy one, too. I don’t like to be able to figure the mystery out. Raymond Chandler, Robert van Gulik, Susanna Gregory, Rex Stout, and Candace Robb are my favorite mystery authors.
4. I married M when I was 35 and he was 2 weeks from turning 30. I had lived alone for 9 years before that. It was a big adjustment but very much worth it. Most people think M is older than I am, a fact I am rather fond of–M not so much.
5. I have one sibling, my younger brother, who I call Bunky. He calls me Wuzzie. No one else calls us by those nicknames.
6. I’ve never had a cavity. I don’t floss either, and my dentist told me I really didn’t need to, but she’d like me to anyway on general principles.
7. I love to drive unless I have to look for a parking space. When we’re together M only drives if I don’t want to. Heavy traffic doesn’t bother me.

I’m tagging PCR, Kim, Alison, Kristy, Christy, Rachel and Mayhem.

And now that Mother’s Day is past, I have to show you what I sent my mom because it all started with a great etsy find.
Mother's Day gift to Mom
Photo by Bunky.
The Laurel Birch tapestry tote bag is from Janine King’s etsy shop. It’s not knitting specific, but Mom does a lot of stuff, so a general zippered tote works for her. The workmanship is top notch. I was extremely pleased with the quality and price of the bag. Mom has been knitting socks from the same free Lion Brand pattern for three years, so I thought she might like a few more options hence the copy of Sensational Knitted Socks, and it seemed unsporting to send a book on knitting socks without sending sock yarn. Mom seems pleased. My work is done.

12 thoughts on “Double Tagged!”

  • I have that same tapestry bag! I’m sure you aren’t surprised… And I don’t have any cavities… and my dentist says the same thing – “you could at least tell us you flossed – we wouldn’t be able to tell in your case.” 🙂

    Mayhem seems very excited to be tagged. 😉

  • So, your not so fond of M??? heh heh. It just sounded funnie and I couldn’t let that pass. And you need to eat more sugar, it’s un-american not to have cavities!

  • Since women do live longer than men, it’s all good.

    I’m a Colin Dexter fan, and had to give up on Ruth Rendell as she leaves you hanging at the end. Very frustrating.

    Lucky mum to get such a great package.

  • What a nice gift for your mom. I keep trying to get my mom to knit, but, alas, it doesn’t work. And, never had a cavity? That is awesome–and impressive! 🙂

  • Well, I have had a few cavities, but I’ve never had my wisdom teeth. The roots never developed, and at 38, never will!

    That’s a great gift for your Mom!!!

  • Neat meme! I’ve also lived in Wisconsin and Minnesota (also Iowa and Rhode Island). It seems like all roads lead to California, though.

    What a lovely mother’s day gift! I feel kinda lame, since I sent mine just a book (but she really loves books, so I feel somewhat justified).

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