Wednesday, September 06, 2006

TT # 9

The ladies at T13 have challenged us to write 13 things that we like about ourself, because we do spend more time talking about the things we don't like. So it would be nice to focus on the positives, rather than the negatives.

So ... here are .....

Thirteen Things That I Like About Myself

1. I like the fact that I taught myself how to knit from a book and watching a video. I take great pride in my knitting, and that pride is greater when I know that I am the one who taught myself.

2. I like that I have a pretty decent singing voice. Not operatic, mind you. But fairly decent, and ok to listen to.

3. I like that I get more and more computer savvy every day. I am trying to learn some HTML, and I think I am doing an ok job with it. Now, don't ask me to design a blog or website. Not up to THAT much coding.

4. I like the fact that I followed through with cloth diapering my last child. I didn't think that I would have the fortitude to see it through, but I did. And I am so glad that I did. I loved every minute of it. I love it when I can surprise myself like that.

5. I like my sense of humor and quick wit. I like that I can (sometimes) come up with a crack, and I think my timing is pretty good. I won't be doing stand up any time too soon... I am not the next female Dane Cook or Ron White.

6. I like how I can multi-task. I love to be busy, to the point of appearing to be insanely busy. I love how I have been able to juggle a lot of balls in the air. I don't like it when those balls drop to the ground, of course.

7. I like that I can dye yarn. A lot of people are amazed that I can do this, and I love to admit that the item I am knitting is using my yarn.

8. I like that I have a law degree, and that I am using it. I decided not to practice when I was in law school, and I am glad that I stuck to my guns on that decision.

9. I like my vocabulary. I don't have a large one, but what I do have ... some words I use can cause some to scratch their heads.

10. I like the friends I have. I know that isn't something directly about me, but it is. I like that the friends I have seek me out, and me them. I like spending time with them, and they are all people that I need to surround myself with.

11. I like that I have found Thursday 13. I am so glad I made the decision to try it out, and this is my ninth week doing so.

12. I like, no, I LOVE my blog. It is very me.

13. I like that my reputation precedes me in some settings.

So ... what are 13 things that you like about yourself? Dare ya!

Get the Thursday Thirteen code here!

The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun! Be sure to update your Thirteen with links that are left for you, as well! I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 13 things. Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!


Blogger Tug said...

GREAT list. Dying yarn?? wow.

Mine's up!

11:19 PM  
Blogger Lindsay said...

Dying yarn.. now that is something I have never done! I would LOVE to see pics of it some time... it is hard?
also, I love your blog also, the header is GREAT!

11:19 PM  
Blogger Pass The Torch said...

That is a really great list. Now I'm wishing I had done mine like this! I think this a good exercise - looking at what's right in ourselves. Very good.

Thanks for dropping by my site too. I've really enjoyed reading your blog. Very entertaining and very thoughtful.

11:26 PM  
Blogger Nadiah Alwi said...

:D I also took the challenge...

but mine is a lot simpler than yours :D

Happy TT!

11:33 PM  
Blogger The Shrone said...

I'd like to dye yarn, but hear that the house will smell like sheep butt! I didn't do the challenge this week, so I'll list here two things I like about myself: I love cats and they love me back. I can still hula hoop after all these years!

11:37 PM  
Anonymous Diane said...

Very cool! I tried to learn knitting and my mom tried teaching me, I just can't knit! Sigh!

11:46 PM  
Anonymous Kallie63 said...

Thanks for calling past my blog. Love your TT, I found it a hard challenge but love reading other people's :)

11:52 PM  
Anonymous Denise said...

Great job! Thanks for playing!

Cloth diapering? Wow. That's not something I would ever try...I simply do NOT like laundry. I'm glad you were able to follow through with it!

Multi-tasking is a great trait! So many people are unable to do this.

11:59 PM  
Blogger 2 cents said...

A very impressive list! I am very impressed about the knitting and the yarn dying especially! That's cool!

Have a great Thursday!!

12:50 AM  
Blogger Southern Girl said...

Wow, #1 is great! Anyone who can do that impresses me so much. I had a friend try to teach me to knit and all we both discovered is that I need three hands and that I'm all thumbs. ;) Great list!

My TT is up, too:

1:01 AM  
Blogger Tracie said...

Great list! I am very impressed that you dye your own yarn, and that you taught yourself how to knit!

Mine is up!

1:47 AM  
Anonymous Kailani said...

Cloth diapers? Wow, I give you credit!

2:19 AM  
Blogger pupski said...

great list!

3:35 AM  
Blogger MommyBa said...

Wow! Dying yarn! That's really cool!

Great, great list! Thanks for sharing!

Happy Thursday!

6:41 AM  
Blogger Goofy Girl said...

The dying yarn thing is really unique and cool!

7:24 AM  
Blogger Carmen said...

i was on vacation and missed the challenge, but I'm ejoying reading everyone else's list!

7:38 AM  
Blogger k-diggity said...

Great List! I sure wish I could knit!

7:43 AM  
Blogger Duchess said...

Wow, love the posting! Love the Thursday 13 bathtub. I need one of those. Never heard of anyone dying yard, very cool!

7:57 AM  
Blogger Tee-T said...

You dye your own yarn? How cool is that?! You cloth diapered? You're my hero! Oh, and I can sooooo relate to #6! Great list.

8:08 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Oh man, self taught knitter? I am truly impressed, girl. You sound like a really cool chick. Can you move in next door and we can be BFFs? hehe

Thanks for bopping by Snarkypants. Have a great Thursday!

8:36 AM  
Blogger Candy Minx said...

You ARE very talented and I didn't know someone could learn to knit from a video. I feel inspired by that. I might try! (I used to knit as a kid)

You do have a very pretty blog. I like how there is an attitude of "lifelong learning" in this list. I think that is important in life...who wants to hang out with a know it all? ha ha

I am on week #5 of Thursday Thirteen and I agree it is a very rewarding activity.


8:39 AM  
Blogger amy said...

I couldnt come up with 13, so I did something else this week

8:45 AM  
Blogger Meg said...

Wow I really enjoyed your list. I also took the challenge for today's list, but I found it a little difficult. You did a wonderful job.

Happy TT...mine's up!

8:57 AM  
Blogger Faith said...

I love your list!!! I learn just about everything from books and video's!. We could be friends, I'm sure of it!!!

9:08 AM  
Anonymous Nancy said...

You do your own yarn. I have always wanted to do that. I know where I am coming when I need tips.

I want to be an accomplished knitter. I am jealous.

I love this challenge. We get to know so many wonderful things about everyone!

9:11 AM  
Anonymous c.a. Marks said...

I enjoyed your list especially the teaching yourself to knit; ME TOO! I also liked the having a lot of friends; ME TOO! LOL Thanks.

9:12 AM  
Blogger The "Mind" said...

That is a great list!

I did not do my TT about myself. I just wasn't up to the challenge this week. I wanted a frivalous TT. LOL!

9:34 AM  
Blogger SunshineBlues said...

Great list! I have tried to knit and just can't do it. I will have to break down and have my MIL teach me I guess! Thanks for stopping by. Happy Thursday!

9:34 AM  
Blogger Chaotic Mom said...

I think your list is one of the more fascinating ones I've read so far today! I love the layout of your blog, colors and creativity. I need to check out more now... ;)

9:39 AM  
Blogger The Little Woman said...

You can knit? That was one thing I could never get the hang of. I can wield a mean crochet hook though. ;)

Happy TT and thanks for stopping by. It is nice to see someone with their priorities straight (family first).

9:46 AM  
Blogger Knitting Maniac said...

I cannot crochet my way out of a paper bag, ladies. So those of you who can crochet, PROPS to you, dudes!

9:47 AM  
Blogger Colleen said...

uh, can I be your friend? LOL!

9:48 AM  
Anonymous Pixiepincessmom said...

I'd love to learn how to knit. Is there a good "learn how to" book you'd recommend?

Cute blog! Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day. :-)

9:53 AM  
Anonymous Nathalitanis said...

The more I see of this challege, the more I'm thinking about doing it next time!
I really like the concept!
Have a great day, and thanks for visiting my blog!

10:06 AM  
Blogger Ali said...

great list!

10:14 AM  
Anonymous Janet said...

Great list, thanks for visiting :-)

10:17 AM  
Blogger Knitting Maniac said...

Pixieprincessmom ... from a book called "I Can't Believe I Taught Myself How to Knit" or something like that. They have them at Wal Mart, Michaels, not sure about Hobby Lobby and Joanns. It is a kit ... needles, book, stitch counter. Good package for less than $ 12. Get yourself some cheap acrylic yarn, and have at it !

10:25 AM  
Anonymous Stacy said...

Great list! I love this, love getting to know more about everyone.

That's so cool that you taught yourself to knit. I keep think I might like to learn, but I don't think I could teach myself. And that you dye your own yarn, that's too cool!

Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by my T13 earlier :)

10:27 AM  
Anonymous Kathy said...

1. I taught myself how to hook and make rugs (went for lessons after years)

2. I've a rotten singing voice but that doesn't stop me

3. I'm working on the computer savvy part of myself too

4. Cloth diapering was my thing too.

5. I love to laugh and make others laugh.

6. Always busy too!

7. I dye wool for my rugs.

8. no degrees here...except in that school of hard knocks

9. I love words! And that's pretty good for someone who grew up with dyslexia (reading, even though it took me forever to get through a book helped me grow out of it for the most part)

10. Friends are special blessings

11. I think I would have been up to about 7 or 8 if I hadn't deleted my blog by mistake (I know!). This week's is my first since being back.

12. I LOVE my blog too.

13. reputation is important!

you said: "So ... what are 13 things that you like about yourself? Dare ya!"
I just finished your dare!

10:28 AM  
Anonymous Tink said...

Congratulations on your great list!
Thanks for visiting my TT.

10:31 AM  
Blogger Dane Bramage said...

I've been told that I can really spin yarns. Oh well.

Great list! My T13 is up.

10:49 AM  
Anonymous baggage said...

I love reading these lists..they make me feel good! Happy TT!

11:09 AM  
Blogger -R- said...

I think the fact that you like your friends and that you have good friends does say a lot about you.

11:10 AM  
Anonymous Charmed1 said...

MY hubby will kill me, but I think I might try to pick knitting up again, maybe it will help me quit smoking. Great list!! Mine finally made it up!

11:32 AM  
Blogger Louise said...

Never even heard of dying yarn, but sounds cool.

I took the challenge too.

11:43 AM  
Blogger Tinker said...

great list. number 4....that is a biggie. more power to you. i could not do that. i thought about it and changed my mind.

11:55 AM  
Blogger Christine said...

Dying yarn sounds really unique and cool! Really great list!
Have a great Thursday!

1:48 PM  
Anonymous Momish said...

I really liked your list. It was well thought out and told me a lot about you. I am thoroughly impressed with your determination to use cloth diapers. What an amazing feat in this day and age! (So is the knitting and dying yarn!)

2:27 PM  
Anonymous Stephanie said...

Great list... and a great way to get to know you a little better!

2:29 PM  
Blogger Natsthename said...

I like that I visit your blog every THursday!! :-)

I enjoyed reading about you! I cloth diapered my first kiddo using a diaper service. He had no skin rashes at ALL. The second one, who had only disposables, had lots of rashes on his little bum. Cloth is the way to go! Congrats!

3:06 PM  
Blogger Kukka-Maria said...

I love to knit (and taught myself from a book, too). Last year, I moved from scarves to sweaters and felted purses. LOVE IT!

As for dying yarn? I'm so jealous! I would love to learn how to do that successfully. Perhaps you have a blog post on it?

Great TT!

3:07 PM  
Blogger Jersey Girl said...

I like #5... :) I can't knit :\

3:25 PM  
Anonymous Robin said...

I like you too!

5:23 PM  
Blogger Margaret said...

That's so cool that you taught yourself how to knit. My Grandmom taught me but it has been so long - I don't know if I remember everything. -Margie

6:22 PM  
Blogger Jo said...

I love your blog too! And I would say if you did it yourself you are very computer savvy. Great list.

8:00 PM  
Blogger Debby said...

Good for you! It's always hard to see your own good points.
Happy Thursday!

10:03 PM  
Blogger Bellezza said...

I like your wonderful sense of humor. I like the way you write. I like how interesting your blog is. I like that I can see your gentle spirit through a computer screen.

10:06 PM  
Blogger Incog & Nito said...

Love this list

5:34 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

This is a great list! I loved cloth diapering, too, but I didn't stick it out the whole time. I had 3 in cloth diapers at once, though, does that count?

I'm just getting to my T13 comments today, I'm a bad blogger this week!

5:24 PM  
Blogger Momma Bee said...

Very nice! Glad the first day of school went well...despite the guilt!

8:19 PM  
Anonymous Jenny Ryan said...

Great list! Way to go on acknowledging so many wonderful things about yourself :)

6:05 PM  

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