Oh, okay…

I’m late to the Seven (or Eight) Random Things Meme party, but since I was tagged by my friend Minh, I’ll come anyway. Is all the dip gone?

  1. I can tell a book by its cover. Trust me.
  2. I am pretty darn near-sighted (20/800 or something scary like that). My need for bifocals as I “mature” makes for interesting times — it’s often just easier to read without my glasses.
  3. I am the middle child of five, and I have the complexes to prove it.
  4. One of my favorite books when I was that child was More of Milly-Molly-Mandy. And look! My Crafty Sister found a copy and gave it to me for my birthday!
  5. Milly-Molly-Mandy says things like this: “Well! It’s much too beautiful a morning to stay in bed till breakfast-time. I think I’ll get up very, very quietly, so’s not to wake Farver and Muvver.” I, too, am a complete morning person. I’d much rather be awake at dawn than at midnight.
  6. I’m almost always on time, or even early. I can’t help it. I get good seats at the movies, though.
  7. When I Google my name, I come up with Nellie Bly. It seems we have the same name (no, not “Nellie Bly”). We’re not related, but our Scotch-Irish ancestors probably came over in the same wave in the 1700’s; her family went west from Philadelphia, and mine headed south to Virginia.
  8. I don’t really like to make my bed, but I do it anyway, just like Milly-Molly-Mandy.
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Oh, is this a knitting blog? Well. I’m still working on the Bambu Tilting Block Scarf. It looks about the same as it did in the picture in my last post, only the scarf is longer and the ball of yarn is smaller.

I counted up my socks-in-progress, arrived at a nice number (six), and then frogged two pairs that I just didn’t like. I worked on each of the remaining four for a little while, then cast on two more. I have lots of interesting (to me) sock ideas tilting and whirling around in my brain.

I like randomness.

10 thoughts on “Oh, okay…

  1. LOL – being a bookseller hones those “book by its cover” skills, doesn’t it?! I’m pretty nearsighted, too – 20/800 in one eye and 20/1000 in the other. I fear the bifocals…

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  2. You can have the mornings – I’ll take midnight anytime! And if you stay in bed till breakfast-time, you don’t have to worry about waking Farver and Muvver … they’ll have to wake you!Love Ya!!!

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  3. Does your kitty stay in the bed like Milly-Molly-Mandys cat seems to be doing in the picture? If I want to be up at dawn I have to stay up for it LOL

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  4. Thanks for playing along for this meme!!That book looks so cute, I’ll be on the lookout for it. And I’ll make your bed every morning if you fill me in on the “telling a book by its cover”!

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  5. yay for TP in Bloomington! (in reference to your “just snapped”). my friend just “got” that yesterday as we drove by with our chinese food :)I hope all is well and that you’re feeling better!

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  6. Wow, so much blog mention. Who knew a lucky antique mall find would bring back such memories. Did I tell you I kept ‘Further Doings of Milly-Molly-Mandy’ for myself? “Once upon a time Milly-Molly-Mandy had a nice little surprise.” Well, one for you, one for me, pretty much sums up our childhood. (Did you know Becca calls us ‘the twins’ from our childhood photos?) I promise not to call you at midnight if you promise not to call me at dawn. Talk to you soon.

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  7. I also love dawn. However, for me it signals, “time to go to sleep.” It’s funny and wonderful how our childhood books stay with us so many years later. Mine was “Millions of Cats.”

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  8. I bet you can easily tell a book by it’s cover. Great skill! Loved your Random 8 MEMEI read quite young, but can’t remember anything before Mysterious Island. Go figure. I blame fear of father. heeheeI’m with Rho, and I used to be a dawn person! Imagine the young sunrise worship that used to go on.

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