Thursday, December 11, 2008

I've been tagged!

I think this title says it--I've been tagged by Mindi, Aleena, and Sarah! Here are 6 things about me that I have not blogged about before... read on!

1) I do not know my right. I sometimes call it my left. Often when I give directions I prefer to point or tap on the window or something else, to avoid having the car turn around to go the other 'right'. I am better with compass directions - North, South, East and West. These seem to somehow make more sense to me.

2) I am comfortable with mess (not dirt, but mess). I do not need to have the dishes done, or main level picked up when I go to sleep. I certainly don't need to make my bed (except on days when I put clean sheets on it), and actually think making my bed is kind of a waste of time.

3) I like to cook/entertain... for other people. When Pete and I are here by ourselves, we often eat the easiest meals. Lately, it has been food made over our wood stove with pie irons and hot dog roasters. It's warm, and possibly nutritious. Otherwise, my cooking/baking goes in spurts--I have an over achieving day where I make many types of things, and then I will not do it for a while... at all.

4) I would prefer people to stop by unannounced, or invite themselves over. I am not very good at making plans or calling. We are home most evenings, please call or drop by if you want to see us... We like company! :)

5) I used to be painfully shy. There was a time when people would pass by me in school, and simply by saying "Hello Heidi" would make me turn all shades of red. I started to be able to talk to people when I was in college, and now I have an outgoing personality.

6) I am an overachiever. Reading the above statements might not make this last one make much sense... Pete often says that I have two settings "On" or "Off"--perhaps this is the best way to describe it. On days that I am "On", I can accomplish many things in little time and get things done. It's on these days that I clean the house, put up the tree, get 3/4 of the Christmas shopping done, and make ~20 dozen Christmas cookies. On the "Off" days, I nap, lounge around, and waste time on the computer (among other things).

I tag the following people: Megan, Andrea, Karen, Katie, the other Heidi, and Jennifer. Now you have to come up with 6 things about yourself to put on your blog! Play along, it's fun! :)


Amy L said...

Adam says that I am either "all" or "nothing" - especially when it comes to cleaning. He is a master at 'hitting the high spots,' but I feel like if I am going to do it, then I am going to do it right even if that means staying up until all hours!!

Jan said...

We must be related! (you realize we are don't you?)
I also am comfortable with mess, but that wasn't new to my blog. I am not so worried about dirt either.


Karen AMH said...

Remember going up to Mount B****ia when we were living in H. together? I had to figure out how to tell you which way to go because I wasn't so good with north, south, east, or west... and when I said right or left, you'd ask me again... That was a hilarious ride!

~ Junkyard Jennifer said...

I can so relate to your #6! For me, and maybe you and Amy can relate to this too, It's also part of being a 'perfectionist'.

I want to be able to give a task my all and if I'm not able to at the moment, I put it off 'til I can. Does that make sense? I don't really bother with half-hearted attempts! Haha!

Pete/Heidi said...

Jennifer and Amy--Perhaps that is my issue--I'm a closet perfectionist! I'm glad others have the same modes (on/off) -- and wait until they are able to devote the 'right' amount of time to a task before setting out to accomplish it!

Jan- Yes, I do realize we are related... must be a H*ver*n*n trait to not know right/left.

Karen - I was totally laughing when I read your comment! Thanks for bringing back the memories! :) Heidi

MindiJo said...

Good list. (I'm way behind on blog reading)