Six Seis Sechs Seven Siete Sieben Sept

I was tagged by Anne at "Anne's Blog" do a "Six" Meme, and by Hilary at "My Own Little Circus" to do a "Seven" meme. Ever the multi-tasker, I am combining these. Nah-nah-nah-na-nan-nah!

Here are the rules of the meme:

1. Link to the person who tagged you.

2. Post the rules on the blog.

3. Write six (or seven)random things about yourself.

4. Tag six (or seven)people at the end of your post.

5. Let each person know they have been tagged

6. Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

7. Uh-oh. Make up your own rule.

  1. I cannot, most days, leave the house a mess (or the kitchen at night before I go to bed). This generally results in late nights and being late, which I don't enjoy. My husband is always questioning, "Why are you picking up toys or flufffing pillows before we leave? Who's going to see it?". Ugh.
  2. I am quite a germ-a-phobe. I believe that this stems from working in hospitals and watching MRSA work its way down the hall. That and watching so many people walk of of restrooms without washing the hands! Ugh. My kids wash their hands immediately upon returning home because I know school is a germ playground-that and the bus that brings them home.
  3. I have traveled in fourteen countries: Belgium, Scotland, England, Crete, France, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg , Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Japan, Mexico, and Wales. We are planning a trip to the Netherlands in the spring, and hopefully the Czech Republic and Italy (again) before we leave. No wonder I feel so out of place! I have no home :(.
  4. I have a love for magazines! I have a hard time parting with them. It seems that I think I will have time to pull out useful recipes, decorating ideas, articles, etc. My favorites are Real Simple, Country Living, Southern Living, Oprah, Martha Stewart ( wink, wink Mamaneena) and Nick Jr. (great kid party ideas, crafts and recipes).
  5. When I was a child we had animals as pets-doves, rabbits, parakeets, dogs, cats, hamsters, guinea pigs, lizards (my brother), turtles (again-my brother)......but I refuse to let my kids get a pet. I know they are fun and that they teach important lessons, but I just can't convince myself that I will have the time and patience for another thing to care for....
  6. I have never baked a turkey. Shameful! I know. I have always been blessed to have friends or a husband who take on this monumental task. Maybe it's something about touching the raw bird.....
  7. I have a pet peeve of almost used-up items....almost empty tubes of toothpaste, one piece of bread in the bag, the sliver of soap, only bubbles left in the shampoo bottle, one candy in the dish, one storage bag left....use it up already!! :D

There you have it-random things from the top o'my head. These are late, but at least I followed through! I am not tagging anyone-play along if you wish or leave a random comment about you or your day.

4 fabulous friends:

Bilary said...

I LOVE Country Living Magazine. I have loved their cute Halloween ideas. If only I had endless amounts of money to spend...

I am totally jealous that you have seen so many beautiful places. Your kids will have fun stories to tell as well.

So are you going to be okay for the month? YIKES! Halloween, Thanksgiving preparations by yourself - you are one tough cookie!

Thanks for doing the Meme. I always love learning more about you. Oh, and I am weird about leaving my house a mess too. Drives my husband nuts, but I come home madder than mad if it is a mess.

Anne said...

It took me over 10 years of being married to an American to actually cook a turkey. It wasn't the germ that overwhelmed me, it was the side of the bird, the cooking time of the bird, and the number of rolls of aluminum that my mother in law tended to use while cooking the bird. OH and of course the length of cooking of the bird! That made me think!! Heck no! Who want to stay 5 hours in the kitchen. Until, I learn that there is a bag that you can buy now that you just stick your bird in it, stick the bird in the bag in the oven and forget about it! And it is DELICIOUS! So now, I am not afraid to cook a big bird for any occasion. However don't ask me to make stuffing! No clue how! ;-)

Anonymous said...

The almost empty thing gets to me, too. Hubby tends to leave chips and milk almost empty. Arg.

Rhea said...

I'm impressed with all your traveling and super jealous. I've never baked a turkey either!!

I hate finding empty boxes in the pantry or empty milk jugs. THROW THINGS AWAY if you take the last one. UGH.

Great list.