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You really can’t trump 7, eh? Well, except for maybe 9 or 11. I personally like 11 the best. But, that’s not what this about, now is it….this post is about 7.


Wow, Garrett turned 7 months a couple of days ago. This means he is over half way to being a year old. Which also means time’s really going to start flying by now. The prospect scares me a bit, he’s already pulling up on everything and before I know it he’s going to be walking and then running. And, then I will be sending him off for his first camping trip with the boys. And then it’s off to college. Oh my. I can’t even fathom it.


This is Baby G’s rendition of “Where’s Waldo?” Can’t he stay this small forever?

Alright all mushiness aside, this post is also about:


In all seriousness (and since I have been AWOL for the past few days) I’ve decided to take a jog down memory lane and play the game that I was tagged not tagged by anyone to do. Yeah, I’m so feeling the love. (I’m smiling saying that.) Anyhow, it goes a little something like this- you name 7 things that other people may not know about you. Of course, I’m a pretty open book so maybe that’s why I wasn’t tagged…hmmmm.

Oh and before I do this, I wanted to confess that I hadn’t a clue that these little tag me things were called MEMES. I missed the boat on that one. According to wikipedia; A meme (pronounced /miːm/)[1]consists of any idea or behavior that can pass from one person to another by learning or imitation. Examples include thoughts, ideas, theories, gestures, practices, fashions, habits, songs, and dances. Memes propagate themselves and can move through the cultural sociosphere in a manner similar to the contagious behavior of a virus. I wonder who coined these games this? And how it stuck? Apparently, the real concept has been around for awhile, like ahhh 1976…hmmm, yeah, like I said I really missed the boat on this one. I always thought this was considered a trend…

Any who.da.lee.do.da.lee, here we go.


1. I’m left-handed. I absolutely LOVE being left-handed, too. I have always thought that it was cool that I had this difference to me that only a few others had and when someone else is also left-handed, I feel like we are in a secret club together. Both of my father’s parents were left-handed (although, they were forced to learn to write right-handed. I always thought it was nice to share this with them. I’m also secretly hoping Garrett is left-handed.) Yep, I am certifiably cheesy.

2. I am on temporary pause…from pursing a second degree, this time in Early Childhood Education. I am 24 credits away from student teaching, but I haven’t been back since last Spring. It’s a long story I’d rather not get into right now. I feel helpless whenever I think about it.

3. I LOVE listening to old singers- like Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles and Ella Fitzgerald. I also love B.B. King, Nina Simone and Van Morrison. I tribute this love from all the jazz my father listened to as I was growing up.

4. I was an election officer for the 2004 presidential and special session elections in my home state of Virginia. It was the longest, yet at the same time one of the most rewarding days of my life.  Let’s just say elections are understaffed and the officers are underpaid- which is no wonder why we ended up with so many errors.

5. I was a Model UN Ambassador at the United Nations in New York City for 3 days my senior year at Old Dominion University. I had the up-most honor to tour and go ‘behind’ the scenes of the UN. It’s absolutely remarkable. I also had the opportunity to pose questions to various UN diplomats- one of which was the Israeli representative and of whom I asked “How building a wall on the West Bank eased any tensions that already existed with the Palestinians?” Obviously, the Israeli have no plans on reconciling with them, eva, ever. Which is unfortunate that such bitterness resides between two peoples over the centuries and has yet to be resolved.

6. I traveled across the country when I was 21. I first drove to Texas and lived with my brother for 3 months and then packed up again and drove to CA, where I lived in Napa with a friend for 3 months, too. It was by far the best experience of my life. It is the farthest I have ever been away from home in terms of mileage and other than my few trips abroad. I recommend a trip on the open road (across our great country) as a MUST DO on everyone’s list. My only regrets were not staying longer and not bringing someone along. I sincerely tried to get a few folks to make the journey with me, but one thing or another held them back. Had someone been along for the ride, I believe I would have taken more time to enjoy the scenario and I would have had TONS more pictures of all my adventures. I was kinda apprehensive, you know traveling without a cell phone and only be 21. Plus, I was driving a car that cost me less than $1000. Yeah, what was I thinking?

7. AND FINALLY….I’m one of those people. Those crazies on t.v. that say they were abducted or saw a UFO. Except thing is, I REALLY DID SEE A UFO on my trip from Texas to Cali. It was about 4:30 in the morning and I was between Houston and Austin, when out of nowhere (mind you I was traveling near 70 mph on the highway) – a large white glowing dome shaped object zipped into sight. Actually, it zipped right into my window- stopping mere inches from the driver side FRONT window. It was hovering over that window for what seemed a very long time. (In a space continum kinda way.) It sat there and as suddenly as it appeared it flew off at a 90 degree angle into the other direction. It truly lasted maybe a matter of seconds and given the speed I was traveling and how it felt, it was as if TIME FROZE because I swear it stopped my car and itself from colliding. Well, heck maybe I was abducted, (that may explain a few things) either way it happened in a split second and the object was only about 3 x 3 feet. Hmmm, maybe I should be on one of those UFO shows?

Alrighty…so even though I wasn’t tagged…(I’m not bitter I promise) I will tag some people, too. Kim and Leanne. Now, hop to it.


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I love being tagged. I was tagged by Bri over at Such is My Life to come up with the 6th photo in my 6th online album. This seems like a fun concept, even though I know whatever picture that 6th one winds up to be, it will most likely not be the ‘ONE’ I would want it to be. That’s just my luck. I mean seriously, I browsed through some other folks that were tagged and their photos are pretty darn amazing. Bri’s picture was freaking taken by her daughter and it is beautiful. So, hmmmm….can I even compete in amazing land?

Well, since its been hectic around here I have yet to do this tag which was given to me about a week ago. Yep, I am officially a slacker. It’s right before work and I figure no more procrastination, let’s pull the photo out and see what we got.

Ahhh, that would be my dear friend Sarah holding up the ‘bootylicious panties’ she made for dear old me at my Lingerie Party last June, thrown by none other than my other good friend, Kimberly. Notice how those are granny panties, eh yeah thanks, Kim. That was such a fun night, full of dollar bill proposals (I’ll save that one for another day) and lots of drinking and dancing. It became my ‘bachelorette party’ in many ways since once Garrett was conceived that was out of the question. Oh, and for the record- see my wedding date on the panties, Miss Sarah (a BRIDESMAID mind you) forgot that date and had to ask. . . yeah, maybe one day I will let you live that one down. But, guess what? That day is NOT today. I do love you. I certainly had a blast that night, thanks to you girls. Such great memories I will always cherish.

Now, I must tag some folks of my own. Let’s see….I think AnneBecky and Leanne would have fun at this one! I can’t wait to see your photo. 🙂

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I have been meaning to share this link for the last week or so, it’s a post by fellow blogger Becky.

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I thought I would give you guys a heads up that I may end up M.I.A. for the next few days. We are headed out of town and I have a ton of things to get accomplished before we leave. Although, I will have internet access while we are gone, I’m not for sure how much ‘me time’ or ‘internet time’ I will be able to scrape up. No fear though, when we return I’m sure I will have plenty to talk about since we are heading home to visit our families.

Oh, and for anyone that was wondering- I LOVE COMMENTS and just wanted to say thank you to all those wonderful folks that post comments, whether you do so once in awhile or are a regular. Each COMMENT makes my day- no matter how big, small, or how frequent. It’s sooooo much fun to hear how others relate to what I have to say and it helps me gain a greater perspective on my own thoughts and reflection. So again, thank you very much for brightening my day. 🙂

I almost forgot!! Garrett’s stats….oh, wait…I think I will hold off a few more days, least there might be a few others out there thinking about putting in a guess on his weight? His weight might surprise you guys and by the way, I won’t be upset if you guess less or more than what he actually weighs. I swear I did not type the above thank you to solicit more guesses (at least, not at the time I was typing it!)

One more thing!! I completely forgot- the contest that I was running last month, ended with 2 WINNERS (irregardless, if they were their were only 2 that entered it. Sniff. Sniff.) Those two folks were Becky and C. Beth, both fellow bloggers who’s sites you should check out. I have learned a great deal from these two ladies in my short six months as a mommy. Anyway, ladies- your prizes (a green bag and party products for 8 kids) are being shipped out TOMORROW. (That’s one of those tasks I have to complete before we leave!) As for anyone interested, C. Beth is running a contest of her own for a VERY cute little bear she made herself, so enter the contest and let her know I told you about the contest and we both might win a bear!!! Not a bad deal, indeed. So, what are you waiting for- go check her blog out and enter the contest!!!

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I frequent a few blogs, comment as much as possible on many of them and even subscribe to a few. Usually, the ones I read offer up for grabs a part of me I had once forgotten about. I find my voice inside so many other folks and other times I think of things in a completely new light, it simply reassures me of how alike (yet different) we all are. I hope you have the warm fuzzies now. I for one, like that feeling.

So anywho, as I was reading Erin’s blog Some Kind of Wonderland, (formerly known as This is Life), I was indirectly challenged to come up with a S-I-X word memoir. Six words as in 6 little words. I can barely write a sentence that has only 6 words. For that matter, I can’t even do that it seems. At least not a good sentence. (I did it, did ya see that?)

Well, I truly thought that it would be much harder than it turned out to be, not that it came to me in a matter of minutes or anything- but, it lingered and found itself at the tip of my tongue and ready to emerge by midnight last night. It may have arrived through sheer luck or perhaps even more so by the obvious.

As a disclaimer- I reserve the right to reword this every few months.

Must have chocolate now or else.

Just KIDDING. Kinda.

Here’s my small attempt at defining myself:

Drool Inspired Humanitarian Artist / Wife / Mother.

(I couldn’t decide on a photo, I wanted something new…oh well, this captures my spirit and I was pregnant when this was taken, too.)

Ok, the deal is this:

YOU (i.e., if you’re reading this, that means you) I know I have more than 3 1/2 readers and would really LOVE to hear what you have to say about yourselves. So please do me a HUGE FAVOR and post your memoir as a comment. Pretty peas. What better way for us to officially get to know one another! YOU also represents Carol Beth, Becky, and Sarah.

As with everything, there are rules.


  1. Write a six word memoir.
  2. Post it to your blog, maybe with a pic.
  3. Link to the person who tagged you.
  4. Tag a few folks.
  5. Leave a comment for them with an invite to play.

Now what are ya’ll still doing here? Go get in your think tanks!

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