Happy Sunday Everyone,
I think today, those of you in the US switch to day light savings time, right? We switched our clocks back last Sunday, so for a week we were only 5 hours ahead of EST time instead of 6 hours. I was constantly miscalculating, as I keep my computer clock on EST time so I know when to expect my buddies to be awake, and so I don't accidently wake any family/friends up in the middle of the night--I always check the computer before calling the US. Before we moved to Germany, my husband's family and friends would often forget about the time difference and call us in the middle of the night. I can be a nervous nelly, so phone calls in the middle of the night instantly send me into panic--something must be wrong--someone is hurt.. So I try hard not to do that. I don't know why I just told you all that....
So here are the rules of which you must follow once tagged.
1. Link to your tagger and post these rules.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself: some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them).
4. Let them know they’ve been tagged by leaving a comment at their blogs.
Random/Weird Facts about me, Sheree (I'll let you decide what is random and what is weird!!):
1. I am a chemist. Or atleast I used to be. Really though, I still am. You don't really stop being a chemist. I knew when I was about 8 that I'd be some sort of scientist. I was hit with the bug when my mom gave me a perfume making kit. I learned that chemist made perfumes, and became really interested in chemistry, making things, and science in general. I later toyed with lots of ideas of what I'd be, what I'd study. They always involved the sciences and math. For a while, I thought I'd be a textile chemist. That was when I was 12 and taught myself to sew. I instantly fell in love with fabric and color and texture. I went to a science high school and had an amazing chemistry teacher and I fell deeper and deeper into science. I loved being in the lab, mixing things up. Such thrills. So I went to college, majored in chemistry, minored in math and physics. Then went off to graduate school and at the age of 26, I had earned a PhD from MIT. I worked as a senior staff chemist for a few years. I worked on some really cool products, like making the plastic that is used for CDs and DVDs. My favorite project was working on developing colors for cars. I secured a few patents in my short stint in the lab, which was kind of cool. Then after I had my daughter, I went back to work part time. It was a hard job to do part time. And I missed my babe, so I ended up taking a leave of absense for a year, and never returned. But I am still a chemist....I am just experimenting with different raw materials. :)
2. I have a thing for flowers. I dream of having a large green house in my back yard and spending endless hours in there nurturing and growing them. :) And I want to have a big wildflower garden also, so I can just go out and cut flowers for the house. Fresh cut flowers are the best. My favorite flower right now is the red geranium. They are the perfect window box flowers, I think. I love how they are so simply, and they just grow and grow and continually bloom without hardly any fuss. And well, red is my favorite color.
3. When I was little, my nickname was Reese. It was not a nickname for Sheree. I apparently was quite fond of Reece's peanut butter cups. Uhm, I still am!! YUM! I could eat Reece's Peanut Butter cups all day. Speaking of eating, I really don't like to hear people cheweat! Oh, it gets under my skin. Needless to say, I married a loud chewer (lol). And my son is following suit. They are both lucky I love them. My husband says it is because my food is so good, they are just really enjoying it. Problem is they make the same noise when eating McDonald's, so I don't really buy that.
4. For a few months while in graduate school, I toyed with the idea of quitting to become a chef. It was when I was writing my thesis (I know, right at the end). It was so hard, and I just wanted to cook. I find alot of comfort in cooking, as I do with sewing. Of course I did not quit, but I still think it would be fun to go to cooking school one of these days.
5. I am the middle of 3 girls. Growing up, I was always the tallest though, so most people thought I was the oldest. I still am the tallest, and most people still think I am the oldest. I am not sure if I am a "typical" middle child or not. I am a good moderator though. I don't really like extremes. Except when it comes to fabric--I am extremely addicted to buying it! Growing up with a house full of girls was fun for me. I am still a total girly girl in the sense that I just love girlfriends--sister friends. I never really hung out with boys growing up. I went to all girl school for 8 years,and enjoyed not being distracted by silly boys. When I found out I was having a son, I sort of freaked. My sister has 4 girls, and I'd had Leah. I thought, what do we do with a boy!lol I am glad I have that little guy though--fun seeing the "other" side. He is so rough sometimes,but man,when he hugs me my heart melts. And our estrogen/testosterone is balanced in this house. That's a good thing for my hubby! My mom is happy too, to finally have a grandson. :)
6. I have always wanted to adopt a child. I don't know why, but I can remember being a little girl and thinking I'd one day adopt a child. I usually cry when I see those commercials of poor kids, and kids that need families. I think I always felt that must be the sadest thing in the world, to not have a family to take care of you and to not have atleast one person that just will love you unconditionally. I'd still love to adopt, but my husband is not really interested. He says just have another kid. But for me it is not about having another kid, it is about taking care of one child that doesn't have someone to love them, kwim. Anyway, who knows, maybe one day.
7. I really like to laugh. I have a hard time being serious alot of the times. And I try very hard to not take myself too seriously. I can be serious, when necessary, but for the most part, I prefer being casual and laid back and to have fun. Growing up, I was the class clown. I loved making people laugh. Of course, my teachers hated it because I was disrupting the class often, but they usually could not help but laugh themselves. I was in trouble alot. But fortunately, I had good grades, so I was often excused. They said I was just bored (probably was). I have alot of memories of just doing the most ridiculous things though. I am giggling right now thinking about them. I have no idea why, but some of the things I'd think up were pretty funny. I never hurt anyone and was never mean, you know teasing or anything like that. But I was witty and quick with little jokes. I can remember often debating with my mom about why something I did really was not that bad. You know, I was just trying to have some fun. And she'd always say, when you grow up, I hope you have kids that are just like you. And man, her wish came true. I have my hands full with my 2 cuties, but I really would not have it any other way. :)
Okay, now to tag 7 more people. I'd love to learn more about Ana, Tanya, Lisa, Lucy, Mary, Stephanie, and MamaUrchin. I wanted to tag a few more ladies, but did not want to break the rules this time. But if you'd like to play along, please jump in. :)
Hope you all have a terrific day!