Monday, September 29, 2014

10 Things About Me

Hello again!  Nothing terribly new to announce on the book front.  I'll be doing a cover reveal for Let Her Sleep soon...and that's pretty much it.  I'm just working to get it out in time!  :)

I've really been enjoying my 10 things posts I've been doing....don't know if you have, but hey, if you don't say anything, how am I supposed to know?  ;)

Anyway, on that note, I though I would do a 10 things you might not know about me.

#1.  I placed three years running in the American Sewing Guild's annual sewing contest.  Back when it was still an actual contest of skill and not what they do now...don't get me started on that. It's a whole different blog post!  I won grand prize overall, honorable mention, and then first place.  Not too bad considering the first year I entered, I'd only been sewing about a year.  I also used to design and make boutique children's clothing.  Now I just sew as a hobby.

#2.  I am the youngest of seven kids, but raised an only child.  That's right.  By the time I came along, my nearest sibling was almost 21.  I was an aunt three times over the day I was born. 

#3.  I know how to clog.  I used to be pretty dang good at it too.  I'd take it again but they don't offer adult classes around here.  I would have liked to learn how to Irish Step but again, they don't offer that at all here.

#4.  I used to be able to play the mouth harp.  I was never stellar at it, but I had the basics down!  I can also hold my own on the violin and one handed piano....as long as it's a song I have memorized.  I can't read a lick of music, despite years and years of choir.

#5.  I have debilitating stage fright.  I know.  Anyone who knows me would laugh at this.  I love to talk and meet new people, but put me in a spotlight and I go brain dead!  Definitely killed my dream of being a Broadway star!  It has gotten a little better since I've had to do so many school presentations but it is easier when you're doing it with your best friends.

#6.  I wanted to be a Disney princess.  Still do actually. I don't mean in a cartoon.  I dreamed of getting to be one of the ones at Disneyland/world.  It was my dream job....which brings me to:

#7.  I love to dress up.  Halloween is the best holiday ever!  Anytime it's okay to come in full fairy costume or wear a steampunk corset is great by my book!

#8.  I am a walking medical journal.  I won't get all TMI on you but let's just say if there is a 1% chance for a weird reaction or something, I'll probably get it.  I've also had several illnesses that are rare at the ages I got them.  For instance, I currently am recovering from my third or fourth (I honestly cannot remember!) bout of shingles. I had my first at 18.

#9.  I want to travel.  It just takes money...and a strong constitution when you have three kids.  Eventually I will get to Ireland at the very least!

#10.  I am related to the Hatfields.  As in the Hatfields and McCoys.  And yes that grudge streak still runs in the family.  I swear it's genetic.  

So there are a few things about me.  What about you?