7 things

I am leaving for vacation tomorrow- I’ll be away for a week. As a result, I have a big long list of things to get done and the piles all over the house are actually getting looked at! Then there are the things I am suppose to get done online- the emails, etc… Alyssa over at penguin & fish tagged me recently. I have never done one of these before, for any number of reasons… one of which is because they are really hard! Anyway, I figured it was time to give it a try.

so, 7 things-

– I did not get onto a computer until 2000. No email or anything. It was my new millennium resolution. Luckily I had a 9 year old boy in the house to help me out when I couldn’t figure out how to turn it on or off!

– I am 4 out of 5. My mom is 15 out of 18. (Sorry about the picture, Tina!)

– I have a 5 pointed star in the middle of each palm.

– My interests at 10 years old- dolls, needlework, gardening- no change.

– I lived in London for a year when I was 9 years old. That year had a huge impact on me. I didn’t want to come home. Life in Connecticut was just not as good. I have made choices in my adult life based on the experiences of that year- the kind of house and neighborhood I wanted to live in, my relationship to an urban area, gardens and roses. It also influenced how I wanted my kids to interact with the place they lived.


– If my life had a soundtrack, it would be an audio book. I listen to books all the time when I work. I have books connected in my head with certain art works and visa versa- dolls with stories.

– hmm, one more thing… well, I don’t watch tv. We have one, but it can go for many weeks without being turned on. I’ve never seen Survivor, the Sopranos, West Wing or Sex in the City.

Okay, that’s it. Wow, like I said- that was hard. I am not going to name anybody because I think everyone else has already done it.

I am taking 2 tikis with me on our trip, since they are mostly handwork. That means I might have something to show you when I get back. Also, I still have some space in the doll workshops- July 28 and August 4. Let me know if you are interested. I will be emailing and confirming with everyone who expressed an interest. I am really excited about it!

8 thoughts on “7 things

  1. In that family picture, the boys all look so handsome, and you and I look like complete goofs! No need to apologize – you look just as silly as I do!

  2. Yeah for having never seen any of the popular TV shows.

    I can recognize you in your childhood photos so easily! You are still you, I guess.

  3. Just beginning to get hooked on blogs and as a doll lover, I admire yours. On a personal note, I went 20 years without TV ( while our four kids were being born and raised) but now that I’m a grandma, I’ve been watching it some while I knit. I recently watched all of The West Wing series via dvd, borrowed from my grown son, and I have to say, it is excellent! Someday you might want to try it. :)

  4. They say whoever you are at the age of ten is the real you. Congrats on staying the course–I’ve been lost many many times.

  5. Mimi, I love that photo of you at age nine. Ironically, the year I was nine was also huge. It was the year I discovered “old things” and fell in love with everything historic, vintage and retro! We learned about Colonial America and I was hooked!

  6. Mimi, I love yours photos and products…Have a nice holidays with yors friends and dools..



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