Well, I'm back. This is my first day with a voice since last Saturday. It's also my first day at work this week. I must say it's nice to be out of my hovel, but I miss my pillow. The last couple days of my sick time, I did a decent amount of stitching, but showing will have to wait for another day. .... Ya gotta give me photo time after all. lol
Janaina tagged me to post 7 things about myself that people may not know, following the rules below. So I'll start with my seven weird or random facts, and then tag my fellow bloggers.
1. I collect quotes -- mostly funny but sometimes thoughtful. I used to keep them on multi-colored index cards in a basket next to my bed. I still keep the cards and basket but over the last year I've been adding the new editions online only.
2. I used to have a racing pigeon loft. Yup, honest to pete, racing pigeons. It was mostly to please my dad. I was always fonder of show birds than racers. Somehow sitting for hours in the backyard staring at the sky every weekend was just too boring for me. Besides, the show birds were prettier.
3. I inherited from my dad the belief that the purpose of the phone was for us to be able to exercise our inalienable right not to answer it. I thought that made no sense when I was growing up, but now that I get telemarketers and political campaigns calling, I completely understand.
4. I eat most meals in the oder of least-favorite to most-favorite. Also a hold-over from childhood when you had to eat everything. So now I generally eat all the crust off a sandwich before the middle and I eat cooked veggies before everything else.
5. I'm not sure it's weird, but I collect Native American badger fetishes. I have maybe 30 or more.
6. When I watch movies (that aren't musicals) I never hear the music. I register that there is music and I might hear a couple seconds and think "pretty" or something along those lines, but after those couple seconds I don't "hear" the music anymore and I never remember it. I've bought film soundtracks before only to wonder what I was thinking when I listened to them because I thought they were awful.
7. If I'm by myself and bored (like stuck photocopying a lot of stuff) and I can't/don't have a CD player handy for listening to audio books, I tend to hum either "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes," the Shaker hymn "Amazing Grace," or the hymn "In the Bleak Midwinter."
If you care to be tagged and/or to tag others, feel free.