This morning Megan Smolenyak tagged me for a game that’s been circulating with online genealogyÂ bloggers and I thought it would be fun to share some things about me that don’t typically come up in my columns (or at least that haven’t yet!).
1) I love football, and this week, I am really loving it since my beloved Bears are going to the Superbowl!Â Go Bears!! (I actually cried when they won yesterday.)
2) The pets in my house outnumber the humans. I am a softy when it comes to animals. Tasha is our golden retriever that we got shortly after my daughter was born. In 2000, a couple cats adopted us by camping in our backyard until we finally took them to the vet, got them cleaned up and brought them in.Â My husband namedÂ one Creed and the other one Pearl Jam (and now you know his taste in music).Â CreedÂ won us over when he jumped up fromÂ our grill outside to theÂ the window in our kitchen where he clung to the screenÂ likeÂ Spiderman,Â meowing piteously for us toÂ please let him in.
Next came Max, a Black Lab/Great Pyrenees mix who happened to be up for adoption at the petstore when I was innocently shopping for cat litter.Â He’s my big baby and follows me everywhere. And most recently, some of you might recall me talking about our Greyhound rescue, Annabelle. If you count the goldfish–Inuyasha, Kigome, and Bob Seger (I namedÂ the latterÂ so now you know my musical tastes)–you have aÂ pet to human ratio of eight to three.
The photo on this post is of myÂ husband with our dogs, Max, Nanny (a foster baby who has found a permanent home), Annabelle, and Tasha.
3) I have “rules” for movies. To qualify as a good movie in my book, it must have a happy ending and main characters can’t die-even if it’s for a noble cause like saving the world. I figure if I am setting aside a couple hours to watch a movie, I want to come out of it feeling better than when I came in, not bawling my eyes out. Comedies typically get top billing with me and I can recite most Mel Brooks movies by heart.
4) I’m president of the PTA at my daughter’s school. Although I was toldÂ I was nuts (and I occasionallyÂ wonder if they’re right), I enjoy working with the other parents who are involved and am proud of the things we’ve been able to doÂ for the kids and the school. Until I got involved, I had no idea how muchÂ PTA does for the school.
5) I love to mow the lawn and get dirty in the garden. My yard is my santuary and I love nothing better than to spend a day working in it. My husband is not allowed to touch my mower. However, I let him do the weedwhacking. I have issues with that machine!Â
So there are some things about me. Seems like I got into the game late as quite a few genealogy blogs have already been tagged, but there are a fewÂ out there who I’m going to tag now: Maureen Taylor’s PhotoDetective blog, Michael Neill’s Rootdig blog, and Jamie Morningstar from the RootsWeb.com Newsroom.
I’m also tagging all of you to share five things about yourself in the comments section. This will be a fun way to get to know each other.