getting to know me


I borrowed this idea from Naomi Hattoway. If you are inspired, feel free to link back, so I can see “What’s On?” in your life.


VANITY: Is that the place where you’re supposed to keep makeup and stuff? Um, I have tweezers. And a giant mirror that magnifies everything eleventy-three jizillion times. Being 45 is like totally awesome.

PERENNIAL TO DO LIST: I want to take all my clothes out of my drawers and closet and only keep the things I really wear. I should also do this with my shoes. I’d also like to convince my husband to throw out all the empty boxes he has stored in the basement, but that might be grounds for divorce.

REFRIGERATOR SHELVES: Listen, Tech eats a lot these days. It’s hard to keep up, so even though I do a “big shop” once a week, somehow my shelves always seem to be empty. I have fresh fruit – blackberries, strawberries, blueberries and raspberries. And yogurt.

ITINERARY: Heading to the Berkshires in a few weeks. Other than that? Not much. This is the time of the year where it’s just starting to get lovely around these parts. Things are blooming, and I can finally put away my sleeping bag coat. Probably.

FANTASY ITINERARY: Israel. Do you hear me, Hubby? I want to go to Israel.

PLAYLIST: I listen to everything from heavy metal to bluegrass. But mostly, I listen to Fleetwood Mac and Crosby, Stills & Nash. And Bruce Springsteen. And The Bee Gees. Basically, my heart lives in the 1970s. However, I sound exactly like Whitney Houston when I am alone in my car. It’s uncanny.

NIGHTSTAND: A lamp. A clock. A book. Lip gloss.

WORKOUT PLAN: I walk 30 minutes every day. Then I stretch and meditate for 5 minutes during which time I try to clear my brain, but usually I think: “I should really be doing more than just walking 30 minutes a day.”

IPHONE: Words With Friends. Too many emails. Instagram is my new lover. Follow me!

Because why wouldn't you want to see pictures of my socks?
Because why wouldn’t you want to see pictures of my socks?


  1. Cook yummy meals.
  2. Try not to over schedule anyone’s lives.
  3. Make time for friends.
  4. Text happy emoticons to my husband while he is at work. He likes it.
  5. Smile at people.

BUCKET LIST: Publish my book.

MIND: My 3rd blogoversary is coming up on May 13th. I’m thinking about what I’d like to do for readers this year.

BLOGROLL: I am subscribed to over 60 different blogs, which I read on I follow writers, photographers and artists – all different kinds of folks who inspire me.

WALLS OF YOUR FAVORITE ROOM IN YOUR HOUSE: Our downstairs powder room has no windows, so we covered the walls in mirrors. Bizarre as it sounds, people LOVE going to the bathroom in our house. It’s a very happy room.

Just a few mirrors!
Just a few mirrors!

LIQUOR SHELF: Hubby has his Scotch. There’s other stuff, too, but nobody drinks it. The Canada Dry Ginger Ale lives on the bottom shelf of the pantry, so I’m good.

LAST CREDIT CARD STATEMENT: Biggest payments? First payment for Tech’s summer camp, our new kitchen table, groceries, gas.

SCREENSAVER: I don’t have one. But Tech made this image for me as a background. I love it.

Is there anything the boy can't do?
Is there anything the boy can’t do?

TV EVERY NIGHT: Tons of “Phineus and Ferb” episodes that seem to keep getting deleted. We can’t figure out how. Truly, it’s a mystery.

TOES: I’m so glad you asked. I tried Essie’s “In The Cabana.” And I like it.

Like the sky on a perfect day.
Like the sky on a perfect day.

What are your answers?

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