Sunday, May 20, 2007

I've been tagged

Here's how it goes. . .each person tagged gives 7 random facts about themselves as well as the rules of the game. You need to tag 7 others & list their names on your blog. You have to leave those you tag a note in their comments letting them know they have been tagged & to read your blog. So here it goes! Here's my lucky 7: Rae , Yvette

1) This is the first time I have been tagged, and I procrastinated. I didn't know what I was going to write about. I had to go search around a few other blogs to get an idea how to write these things. (fear of failure-huh?) I wasn't tagged once, nor twice...I was actually tagged 3 times! (so much for failure) Thank you Laurie, , Melanie , Brian . This was fun~even after all my stressing out over what to write! (I really do have a blog now, huh? said in my bestest Sally Field's voice)

2) The one and only time my Mom and Dad came to California for Thanksgiving, my turkey turned inside out! After all the years of making Thanksgiving Dinners from scratch (picture perfect, of course)...the turkey cooked too fast. When I went to flip it over, it split, turned inside out, with grease and stuffing splattering all over the place...even the ceiling.

3) In 1989 we drove home in 45 hours to surprise the Grandparents for Christmas! (Southern California to Michigan) On Christmas Eve the kids were all dressed up, holiday basket in hand filled with goodies, and were sent to the front door of my parent's house singing, 'We Wish you a Merry Christmas!" My brother (the only one in the 'know') had been inside the house with a video camera. Mom thought she heard the wind howling outside as Dad was 'prompted' to answer the door. It wasn't the wind making the noise! It was a great surprise well pulled off. The next morning we repeated the same process at their other Grandparent's house. Their Great-Grandmother was so surprised, all day long she kept repeating, I can't believe it. I can't believe it. (I miss her).

4) My Dad's ancestors arrived on the Mayflower. My paternal Grandfather lived on a ship in the Great Lakes until he was 12.

5) My Mom's Dad and his family came back to the United States on the Carpathia after living in England for a little while when he was a toddler for his health reasons. Grandpa's picture hangs in a museum in Northern Michigan from back in the time he worked up by the copper mines. He also played basketball in college. He met my Grandma when she was his nurse in the hospital. (I miss her a lot).

6) I spent my first anniversary eating a brand new food product called Chicken McNuggets at McDonald's with my 2 1/2 month old daughter. One of my cousins was jealous because back home never got anything 'new' to try. I was jealous that she got a huge bouquet of roses for Valentine's Day.

7) In high school, my typing teacher nicknamed me "Klutz #2" after Kim and I were racing each other through a typing test one day. I went to return the carriage and it popped off the typewriter and landed on the floor. (Kim had the title of Klutz #1 and I miss her, too).