Sarah from A Bend in the Road tagged me for this one.
First, the Rules: People who are tagged start by thinking about 7 random facts/habits about themselves. Each player then must write about those seven things on their blog, as well as include these rules. Players then need to choose 7 people to tag and list their names. Don’t forget to leave each person a comment telling them they’ve been tagged.
1.) We still use dial-up for our internet connection. It is an absolute pain for a photo-junky such as myself. Especially since we are on poor phone-lines and our best connection is at 24 whatever the measurement is (can’t recall right now).
2.)In the summertime, I often spontaneously awake at four o’clock in the morning.
3.) My new favorite movie and one that I received as a Mother’s Day gift is “The Illusionist.”
4.) My favorite color combination in the world is blue and green.
5.) I love cooking with spices and herbs and actually use things like sumac berries and lavender in my cooking.
6.) I am a thrift store addict. I suppose most of you already know about my addiction. However, I keep wondering if I am like the woman who recently commented on a blog that when her mother became addicted to collecting a certain kind of junk she began to wonder at her mother’s ability to cram more stuff into their house and compared her Mom to Mary Poppins for that ability.
7.) I borrow kid's audio books from the library because I want to listen to them. Fortunately, the girls do too.
8.) I am mostly Dutch. My Mom is Dutch straight back to when they all moved over from Holland and settled in Kansas. My Dad is mostly Dutch with a good-size chunk of German and a smidgen of French thrown in.
The French portion brings out one theory about my family name, which is that the name (a rather unusual one) comes from two brothers who were Huguenots (French Protestant followers of John Calvin) who fled to the Netherlands because of the St Bartholomew's day massacre.
There is also a suggestion that my family brewed ‘small’ beer in the 16th and 17th century.
I am going to tag: Krina, Judy, SmileNSigh, Joyce, Tess, Emily, Morning Glory, UP.
My apologies for posting this without proofing it - how embarrassing!