Saturday, November 17, 2007

i'm tagged -

ok - this is for you Lindsay. like Marisa said, i too have been thinking and thinking about 5 things that are worth noting about myself. it seems that most everyone knows me - some of you too well! so, here goes -

i love to create. that doesn't necessarily mean i'm creative. (i copy other ideas really well!) i love to make things - sewing quilts, skirts for the nieces, canning fresh fruits & veggies, wood projects, whatever. i love learning new skills and then putting them to use creating something fun, beautiful or useful. i love admiring the finished product. i tend to leave my canned food on the counter for a few days, just to admire what i have accomplished. there's a strange satifaction about knowing you did something so fulfilling. like with a quilt...making something amazing out of a bunch of fabric scraps. creating is my happy place.

i am an organizational freak - ok, about some things. don't come to my's a work in progress. like linds, i make lists. lists for the store. lists of what to do. lists for christmas. lists for what to tell mom next time i talk to her. lists for everything. i have even been known to complete a task that wasn't on my list and then write it down just so i can cross it off. i think i got that from mom!

i am a sentimental, emotional baby. not sure when this started, but i often get teary just reading some of your blog posts out there! i don't even have to know you...something just has to tug gently on my heartstrings and immediately my tear ducts are going. it could be something sweet that happened with a child, or something painful in your family. i cry in movies. i cry at songs. i cry during prayers. i cry reading books. i cry when i'm sad. i cry when i'm happy. i cry when someone else cries. it doesn't take sensitivity is awfully high. i'm sunk when in the same room with my family members, and one of them is crying. all it takes is the right glance from mom or dad and there i go!

the other day i was referred to as an elephant...not that i have big ears (sorry, mom), but that i remember everything. i do have a knack for numbers. that must be a benson thing too. well, some of us! anyway, i remember phone numbers from 15 years ago and account numbers, birthdays and deaths. i remember addresses and names and important dates. the other day was the one year anniversary of my dear friend's mother's death. yes, i remembered, nov. 15. i took a small gift to her to let her know i was thinking of her. she told me that she wondered if anyone would remember...but knew i would. then she gave me the elephant compliment. (watch, now i'll forget!) (one other side note, i have a better long term memory than short...i often forget what mom & i talked about or what i told who or what i did yesterday. thus the need for the lists mentioned above. well, we can't all be perfect!)

i love mexican food. i could eat it everyday. when pregnant, it's the only thing that sits well. i enjoy almost all foods, but mexican is at the top of the list. like i said...everyday isn't too much.

there it is. i now tag sidney, brian & lisa and aimee!


Nana Sue said...

I sure love my twin!! Always good to learn more stuff and get mentioned SO many times in these blogs! I am glad I am somewhat responsible for some of your traits (whether good or bad)! You are amazing!!
hugs to you!!

Corinne said...

That was fun to read!!