Thursday, August 12, 2010

Getting To Know You

I don't tend to do a whole lot rambling on this blog. I seem to make the posts all about the pictures. Well, there are a few reasons for this:
1) I talk a lot. All day. Everyday. I manage an art production company, so there are a lot of artists doing corporate art and it tends to be a bit tricky in the communication department. So, I fill the gap. When I'm not working, I talk to my son. A lot. I didn't used to. Now, he talks all the time and I'm happy to have mini conversations with him.
2) I write a lot. All day. Everyday. To friends, mainly. I have several friends going through "life discoveries", as one tends to seem to do at the ripe old age of 30, and they like to write to me because they know I love to talk about myself and my own journeys. Not in an ego-centric way. I just am a very passionate person and I think people tend to gravitate towards that.
3) I have a lot of literary friends and I don't want to feel like I'm being judged. I have a degree in Creative Writing but there are so many that are more creative than me at wordsmithing.
4) I don't have a lot of personal time. I work full time, raise my son, am a homemaker (whether I work full time or not), and I'm trying to get 2 - because 1 isn't enough! - businesses off the ground.
But enough of the excuses. I love this blog. It's been with me since before Griffin was born. When I make a new sugary creation, I can't wait to get the pictures uploaded but there needs to be something more, yes?
I'm going to start writing more. I tend to stick with things that I'm super passionate about, so this might be boring and repetitive to some but hey, this is my little corner of the blogging world and I'm going to use it the way I want!
For today's blog: 10 things you might, or might not, know about me.
1) I can talk - at LENGTH - about my relationship with the Hubster. We have a great relationship and I love to talk to anyone who will listen as to why!
2) I can't stand negativity, nastiness, ignorance, racism, intolerance, flakiness, and lack of manners. I am faced with most of these things on a daily basis.
3) I can keep a lot of balls in the air and juggle a million things and unfortunately I don't have much patience for those who don't or can't. I'm working on that.
4) I wash my hands constantly.
5) If I am mad at someone, I cannot look them in the eye. That's how you know!
6) I love DIY and home improvement projects but since we don't plan on staying in this (shoe box - sized) house for too long, it's hard to justify doing anything big so I resort to crafts. That makes me mad. I'm ready to bust through a wall with a sledge hammer!!!!
7) I'm a huge blog stalker. I have my favorite blogs (see to the left there) and I read them everyday. They teach me, uplift me, & inspire me.
8) I think I'm the only person on the PLANET who doesn't understand 80s fashion nor do I want it to make a come back!
9) Living in a small space has turned me into a neat freak. When a room becomes cluttered, I can feel the walls closing in around me and I can't think straight. I HULK OUT. Quite unfortunately for the Hubster, I cannot control this.
10) I HATE my hair. It's thin and wispy and limp. For 13 years I have been at war with my hair. "Ahhh! I need my hair off my neck!" *chop chop* "I miss doing fun things with my hair!" *grow hair, grow!*
So there you have it, faithful readers.
Thanks, as always, for stopping by. Leave a comment so I know you are still out there!


BethP said...


You are a wonderful,caring, loving and beautiful person! You are a GREAT mom. I'm so HAPPY that the ALLEN family came into my life. Each one of you have a special place in my heart. Thank you for sharing this and I'm happy to learn more about you. I'm so lucky that Matt and you let me watch Griffin! He is a very special kid to me. He is talking so much more now days and I love to hear him talk! I look forward to your blogs! I'm so glad we became friends! Beth

Matt said...

Wow! that was a word EXPLOSION!!!
I like the additional "words", sortof rounds out the rest of the blog. Keep up the good work.
Hey, why aren't you looking me in the eye? what's the matter? Oooh... look River Monsters is on...