Friday, March 25, 2011

30 day blog challenge - DAY 1

Day 1: Intro, recent picture of yourself, 15 interesting facts
Day 1: what was a changing moment in your life? or Day 1: Your favorite song

Day 1: Intro, recent picture of yourself, 15 interesting facts
This is a picture of me today! I would normally eschew having a pic taken of myself on a ay when I didn't 'do my hair', or when I have a huge blemish on my chin (I can see that it's barely visible in the 3megapixel shot...but I know it's there!!!). But this is the real me. This is what I look like about 70% of the time!

I'm walking into my kitchen here. The jacket thrown over the chair in the forefront has been there for about 4 days. But I will be putting it in the coat closet after this post. My husband will take out the trash. And I probably won't pick up the empty dog dish until I feed her next!

I had a tough time with 15 interesting facts. For a little while. I was stuck after about 8 facts. And then I berated myself for being so uninteresting! LOL! But I persevered and here is what I came up with:
1. I am a left handed, except in sports; I throw, bat, swing a racket etc. with my right hand.
2. I'm a self-help book addict. My favorite authors are Eckhart Tolle & Jack Canfield
3. I worked in the restaurant industry for 22 years as a waitress, bartender, hostess, manager, catering manager, and for the final 10 years as a director of sales & marketing.
4. My heritage is Polish, Irish & English
5. I am a Cub Scout den leader, and also a certified whitlin' chip instructor.
6. When I was an infant & toddler, my pediatricians office was next door to Dr. Seuss's office in Springfield, MA.
7. I use marshmallow root extract to cure just about everything that ails me and my family.
8. I have a great sense of direction.
9. When I'm driving car and the traffic is heavy, I need to turn everything off (radio, air or heat) and no one is allowed to talk. (I sometimes am stressed enough in heavy traffic that even if my husband is driving I turn everything off!)
10. I am very good at remembering the names of anyone I meet.
11. 9/11 was my second day back to work from maternity leave. It was also my son's second day at his day care. His daycare was less than two miles from the Pentagon.
12. I think birds are amazing.
13. When I was 30, I literally lost everything I owned, except my bed, because of a gas explosion in the apartment next to mine. The damage was four fold, some things I lost because of the sheer force of the explosion, a fire followed that which took the furniture, the rest was lost to smoke damage, and water damage from the firefighters putting out the fire. (This fact also answers the other Day 1 question regarding a changing moment in your life - there were other moments, but this one definitely ranks high!)
14. I love awards shows.
15. I have no problem hooking worms and taking fish off hooks when fishing.

Day 1 - something beady!
I recently sold a piece to a bride in Rhode Island. She also requested a bracelet and earrings:

I've been so beadweaving-centric in my work lately, I forgot how nice a simply strung piece can be!


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