Se7en

Okay, I know…bad play on words. Hubs HATES that movie. Me? I kinda like it… as you'll see. Cindi tagged me. I'm supposed to reveal seven random facts or habits about me.

1.) As I implied in the beginning… I like weird movies. I won't say scarey, as I'm not into the whole "BOO!" jumping in the seat – slasher flicks. I like ones that make you think a bit or ones where I feel compelled to go back and see them again to find out if there were clues I missed. Ones like "Se7en", "The Sixth Sense" – so on. This also extends to TV viewing and books.

2.) I have a facination with British mysteries. "Prime Suspect", "Wire in the Blood", "Waking the Dead", "Rebus"… the BBC's 'mystery monday' is a must-see in my house. It puts Hubs to sleep. I think part of it is the language. Accents are sexy. All accents. What can I say?

3.) Don't talk to me in the morning. I have been up since 5a.m., showered, have my makeup on, my hair done, and be walking out the door to go to work. That does NOT imply I'm awake. I don't really wake up until about 9 or 10 a.m. When I was young I was a "night person" and still was no good in the morning, but could stay up half the night without feeling it the next day. Now? Well, I'm a bit "older" and I conk out about 10:30 or 11:00. Doesn't make the mornings any better.

4.) I like end results. I'm probably strange, but as much as I putter in the gardens, knit, crochet, cross-stitch and other crafts… I hate the process. Why do I do it then? I like the results. I like being able to look at the garden and know I did it – the design, the planting, the growing. I enjoy having a framed piece of cross-stitch to give to someone to hopefully cherish all their lives. I like having a warm afghan or scarf to bundle around in the wintertime and realize I didn't pay someone else to make it. When I'm in the middle of it all? Ick.

5.) I am not a people person. This is no surprise to anyone who is close to me. I am a self-proclaimed "anti-social" person. That's probably taking it a bit far, if you get into true descriptions of anti-social, but it is how I feel. I am not comfortable around people… only a handful, mostly my children and my husband… ever get close enough to realize how I really am. I can fake it well.

6.) Along with number 5 goes one of the most important truths about me. I must have solitude in my life. Daily. I have the greatest Husband in the world. He is there for me through thick and thin and will do anything in the world for me. I'd like to think I'd do anything in the world for him, too. One of the most generous, loving things he does for me on a daily basis is give me some solitude. I love his company, I do. We accept that we have differences and one of those is our taste in movies and/or TV viewing. With a multi-television household, it is easy for each of us to watch what we want to watch without having to force each others' taste on to an unsuspecting spouse. Rarely, we watch the same thing in the same room. We do "check up" on each other throughout the evening… we aren't totally ignoring one another. Take it back to my OCS (only child syndrome) but I just must have that "down time". He respects that and I love him more than he'll ever know because of it. It is one of the greatest gifts he gives me. Daily.

7.) Last, but not least. I am insecure. Years of a childhood being told I was nothing still lurk in a 50-year-old body. I'm better than I was. I'm not as good as I could be. I wish I were more resiliant. Do we ever really escape those demons or do they just get "resolved"?

I'm supposed to tag people. I'm trying to pick some new ones so don't think 'cause you weren't picked it is because I don't like you anymore. This isn't gradeschool kickball, folks. In no particular order: Em, Kenna, Beckett, Michael, and Kate. If you're bored, feel free to do it anyway!