My friend Krista over at Thar She Sews nominated me for the One Lovely Blog Award. I am totally stoked to be nominated, especially since I enjoy reading her blog. Actually, I'm a little envious because her blog revolves around her craftiness and I so love to craft, but no longer have the time nor energy. I keep telling myself someday, but I know if I really wanted to do it, I'd do it. I can't imagine crafting in my itty bitty, way too stuffed house. Perhaps someday, I'll have a basement and my kids will each have their own rooms so toys can live there rather than my living room. Anyway, I'm honored to have been nominated and will gladly tell her and all of you seven things about myself, followed by my own nominations. (In case you missed it, I did a similar post way back in the very early stages of this blog.)
1. I started playing tennis my freshman year of high school simply because I wanted a fall sport and I was way too short for basketball and I hated to run so cross country was out of the question. My play was to play tennis in the fall, volleyball in the winter, and soccer in the spring, but I fell totally and completely head over heels in love with tennis. From that fall through the rest of high school, I played tennis year round. I took lessons at the local club in the winter and summer. I took camps whenever I could. I lived and breathed tennis. So, I went from never having truly played the summer before freshman year to first singles my senior year. Unfortunately, I stopped playing in college because I had burned out. I wish I could play now though.
2. I met my husband on Yahoo! Personals while studying for the Michigan bar exam. I couldn't study 24/7 and all of my friends were working, so they couldn't talk to me, so I went online to meet other people to talk to. The Mad Scientist worked the night shift, so he could send me emails during the day. We emailed back and forth for a couple of weeks. They were great emails, but I had no intention of continuing the emailing after the bar exam since I'd be back at work. But he ended up calling me and asking me out. I went out with him even though the date from hell had happened the night before and I vowed no more men. I figured the Mad Scientist would just be a friend anyway since our emails had been so real and interesting. And the rest is history.
3. My new love is red wines from Argentina, especially the malbecs.
4. When I was pregnant with my son, I was petrified the entire time that he would be born during the Woodward Dream Cruise (Thousands of classic cars driving down the main thorough fair with hundreds of thousands of people watching, all blocking the way! And they start to gather and cruise days in advance and practice all the preceding weekends.) I couldn't figure out how I would get to the hospital if I went into labor during the cruise since all of the old and slow cars would be blocking my way. Guess what day my son was born. On Dream Cruise! I had nothing to worry about, everyone got through (I had been at the hospital several days), and it was a silly thing to worry about.
5. I have always been a dog person, despite living with cats most of my life. However, now that I'm older, have little time and a tiny house, I think I'd be happy never having a pet again. (Not that I'm wishing ill will toward my current cat.)
6. I am totally a night person. Left to my druthers, I'd be up until late, late, late, and sleep in. Unfortunately, that is not an option any longer.
7. I am short and plump and not in a good way. Living the sedentary life of a litigator and having small children make it difficult to exercise. I would love to be able to get up in the morning and ride a bike or join a friend for tennis, but the Mad Scientist leaves for work around 5:00 am and I'm not exercising at 4:00 am (see number 6). When I get home from work at 9:00 at night and finish dinner around 10:00, there is not much time for anything else since I should be in bed at 10:00. Therein lies the quandary. If I could function on less sleep, I'm sure I'd be set, but alas, I need sleep to think.
Now it is time for me to nominate other bloggers. So, here it is, the blogs I find truly lovely for one reason or another. If you've been nominated, the idea is to tell 7 things about yourself and pass it on. (This is the blog version of a chain letter, but I'm not asking for any money, just your soul!) If my readers have never visited these lovely ladies blogs, you should totally check them out!