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Tagged: Honest Scrap

My good friend, Melissa McClone, asked me if I minded if she could tag me. She’s one of my long distant friends that I never see enough of, but when we do get to see each other, I find that it doesn’t matter how much time has passed, we are already caught up. Does that make sense?. So for Melissa, I will endeavor to be Honest and thank you for asking.

The rules are as follows: Thank the blogger who awarded you, and then list 10 honest things about yourself. Choose 7 other blogs to receive the award, and inform the bloggers that you’ve chosen them. I am going to just put it out there that if you want to do this, go ahead!

1. I loathe these sort of things. Because I hate being honest about my faults. Oh, I have them, but being honest about them? Phooey! I’d rather go to the dentist.

2. I actually don’t mind going to the dentist. So I guess that makes my previous statement rather meaningless.

3. I hate Chapters 4 and 7 in every book. I will do just about anything, including laundry, cleaning the baseboards, or mucking out beneath the kitchen sink than write them. But don’t go bother look in any of my books for those chapters, because the Chapters 4 and 7 in my drafts never turn into the actual Chapters 4 and 7.

4. Every once in a while, I wish I had a daughter. But I wouldn’t trade either of my heroes-in-training for one.

5. I don’t suffer fools very well. I need to learn some patience, but every time I try, it never turns out well.

6. I love working by myself. My husband says there is a reason why I work alone. I never got along well in offices, and hated all the behind kissing that seemed to go along with it. See #5 for a better understanding.

7. I can’t think of any place I’d rather live than in the current house we own. It isn’t big, it isn’t fancy, but I feel complete inside these walls. My husband would love a big house, but I don’t like them. I love being all tossed together.

8. I’ve never taken to email all that much. I much prefer a phone call and will dial friends all the time to chat. I think it is a dying art.

9. I do like texting. But then again, I loved passing notes in school. It always impresses the teenage babysitters that I “text.” Apparently, they don’t know anyone else my age who does.

10. You know why I love my knitting so much? Both my grandmothers knit and every time I pick up needles, I feel closer to them. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think of one of them. Best of all, I love the continuity of hand crafts–one generation to the next. Since I have sons and no daughters, (see #4) I hope to gain fiber loving daughters-in-law. Or granddaughters. Though on that note, I have loads of patience. I can wait.

Got 10 things you want to be honest about? Go ahead and blog about them. Or just share a few here in the comments.

4 comments to “Tagged: Honest Scrap”

  1. LynneW
    November 9th, 2009 at 7:18 am · Link

    I only have one child, a son, and so I’ve made it a point to craft with him, starting from the time he was very small – about 3 or 4. He can now (at 21) sew better than I do, and will often go and pick out fabric and make it up on his own. We also baked together, such as gingerbread houses for his teachers; by the time he was in 5th or 6th grade he was doing almost all the work himself (except assembly, which always seems to require the entire family’s help!)

    At the same time, his father taught him how to work with tools and to fix almost anything, so he’s doubly talented and very self-sufficient.

    Do you know how to finger-knit? The boys might enjoy that ~

  2. Melissa Mc
    November 9th, 2009 at 7:31 am · Link

    Thanks for doing this, Elizabeth! So Chapter 4 is my nemesis. I’m currently there right now (after writing the end of the book first to keep from having to deal with it) and it’s killing me. It always does.

    I love your house, too. That view is to die for and the house just has such a cozy, comfy feel!

    BTW, my oldest wants to learn to knit. I was thinking of putting together something for a Christmas gift for her, but this is your speciality not mine. I’ll email you for ideas!

  3. terri
    November 9th, 2009 at 10:21 pm · Link

    Wow, I always loved getting to Chap 4 in my drafts! It meant I had gotten all the preliminary stuff done and could settle into the story. Of course it will be awhile before I start a new draft, I have too many I’m pulling off the shelf to rewrite now, so maybe it will be different then – when I’m starting new.

    I also have to think about my ten things – I certainly am not a big house person either, though I did have one in the past, when all my girls were home, and we used every inch. Cozy and comfortable are my thing – especially now.

    I’ll have to check out Melissa – haven’t seen her in ages!

  4. Emily Cotler
    November 11th, 2009 at 10:10 am · Link

    Elizabeth! This is such a lovely post! I am all about 5, 6, and 7, too, but as I just moved, and also just decided I was NEVER moving again, I am projecting forward. But this house… it just feels right. Thanks for articulating it so well for me!

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