Wednesday, December 28, 2005


I've been tagged by Mandy, meaning, I've got to tell you five things about myself. Sorry it's taken so long to play along, but here you go.

1. I'm a total perfectionist. This explains why it's taken me so long to get around to doing this: I totally procrastinate on things when I think the outcome will be less than perfect. I've spent several days trying to think up the perfect things to tell you about myself, and can't decide. Should I tell you things that my friends and family know, or obscure things that nobody knows? Should I tell you things about my past or my present? I am really trying to get over this obsession, because who wants to feel like crying just because you had to put a couple extra holes in the wall in order to hang a picture in exactly the right spot? (It helps to tell myself we will move one day and leave the holes with a new owner.)

2. Along that same OCD line, when I do something, I tend to do it whole hog. Any project or hobby I get into, I really get into. In our house we have cupboards full of stained glass supplies, gardening gear, sports equipment... Hopefully this photography thing lasts, because it's definitely my most expensive venture thus far.

3. Speaking of hobbies, I have recently discovered digital scrapbooking. I tried a few pages for Liam's album this month and am totally hooked (you shouldn't expect any less after reading #2). It's great because you can use the latest-n-greatest products immediately (a big plus for someone whose local scrapbook stores are often months behind on the trends), you can try different things out without committing to cutting your last sheet of paper or gluing down your favourite photo in the wrong place, and there's no mess to clean up afterwards. This is my first attempt:

{Removed for publication!}

4. In less than a month, two of Liam's best three friends at playgroup won't be coming anymore (their mothers will be back to work). Liam will be the oldest one left in the group. I have been thinking about this a lot lately, and it makes me sad!

5. I like to think of myself as open-minded, but I know that I'm not. I'm so set in my ways. For example, I'm a totally picky eater. I worry sometimes that Liam will grow up wondering why his friends get to try all the cool stuff and he's stuck with the same old, same old all the time. But frankly, the thought of cooking him lamb, or mushrooms, or eggs... yuck. My current rule is if I don't eat it, I don't cook it, but I might have to revisit this one for his sake.

And now, to try to break out of my mold a little, I'm going to tag the blogger I know the least well, rather than the one I know the best (which is what you're expecting, right?) - so Gillian, consider yourself tagged!...


Mandy said...

I'm so glad you shared!!! Can you tell us more about digital scrapbooking? Your first page looks awesome!