August 25, 2011

in which i talk about myself...


all for the benefit of my new blogging friends/readers/followers, because despite how it looks, i really don't like to talk about myself.


if you're new here, and you want to get to know me a little better,
or you wonder why i don't use capitals on my blog,
or you're curious about what i like to read,
or you're bored and you need something to read,
you can go to my "get to know me page."

even if you've read it before, you might want to read it again because i've updated it today. and i added some of the stuff in this crazy list.

totally useless trivia:

§ i was once a nun. ----
ok, it was  local production of The Sound of Music and i was one of the nuns in the chorus. after 2 weeks of sitting in the green room while i tried to do my homework for college, i couldn't watch The Sound of Music for years. the song "How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?" still rattles around in my head sometimes.

§ in 2000, my husband and i, and some of our family, rafted the Grand Canyon. we hired a great company called Moki Mac and still visit the owners when we're in Marble Canyon, AZ. i would love to go back sometime.

§ when i'm nervous and/or around new people, i make jokes. getting people to laugh makes me feel better.

§ if you've gotten this far, you may have started to think i really do like to talk about myself and i was just lying at the beginning of this post. i don't. i try to get people to talk about themselves.

§ if you'd like to be interviewed here, i would love to interview you, but it might have to wait a few weeks. i hope the interview will be as fun as the one i did with February Grace a few months ago.

§ a few years ago, i did some great interviews with authors, like Siri Mitchell and Tricia Goyer and Carol Cox and Debbie Ohi (Inky girl). we talked about writing advice, writing books, writing etc. you can read the interviews here if you want.  many years ago, i interviewed Camy Tang and Mary Connealy, but i'm not sure where the interviews went. somewhere in blog land. let me know if you find them.

§ i miss Bru. if she reads this, i hope she's doing ok.

§ i've lived in the same house for 17 years. yes, we're sedentary. but we sold the house a couple of months ago, and we're living in a rental house, then will move into a rental house in Montana. then i move into my real house. i won't be settled for another few months. i'm going crazy.

§ not having written for months now is driving me crazier.

§ writing blog posts is not as much fun for my brain as writing fiction.

§ in my lifetime, i've owned hamsters, cats, dogs, chickens, and a goat. who knows what else i'll own in Montana. horses? cows? pigs? snakes? more goats? more chickens? more dogs? another cat?

§ my husband wants to start a veggie garden when we move. i just want to grow flowers. and tomatoes. but tomatoes are a fruit. veggies don't interest me at all right now. but maybe i'll grow herbs.

§ my husband's the cook around here. i bake--cakes, banana bread, cookies, peach crumble--but not pies. the long line of family pie bakers ended with me. Joe makes the pies. glad we cleared that up.

§ i'm trying to be comfortable with myself. and to be transparent. i hope i wasn't too overwhelming today. that would make me sad because i also like to keep people happy. (working on that too.)

there. enough about me (finally).

how are you? what have you been up to? writing anything interesting? read any good books lately? something funny or encouraging to say?  tell me i kept you happy. anything. i'd love to hear from you. comments make my day.


Angela Felsted said...

I like your version of being a nun. You've reminded me that I need to check in on Bru. It has been so long since I've stopped by her blog.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Yeah, you almost had me going with the nun thing! Haven't heard from Bru in a while - hope she's all right as well.

M.J. Fifield said...

I too went to Russia twice for adoption reasons. My sister was adopting her beautiful baby girl. I went along for support. Our first trip was a week long in November. Our second trip was the following May and lasted pretty much the entire month.

I love attempting to read Russian.

And the nun thing definitely made me laugh!

Kristie Cook said...

Just when I thought I knew you... How did I NOT know you adopted your daughter from Russia??? Apparently you DON'T talk about yourself much. This was fun to read. Thanks for sharing!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I've always wanted to try a herb garden! Fresh herbs taste so much better. Hope you get to do that.

Amanda Trought said...

Hey there, thanks for sharing, I've been growing some herbs in pots at the moment, been raining cats and dogs, summer in the uk seems to have gone. The move sounds exciting and scary, but you'll be filled with even more creativity...reading Eat, Pray, Love at the moment...deciding to let go and move on and seize the moment. Stay blessed, Amandax

mylongandwindingroad said...

Michelle, I loved reading more about you.... So glad we've crossed paths. Thanks for your visit and your sweet words. They bless!!

Theresa Milstein said...

I was once a nun... on The Sound of Music. You crack me up!

I saw that quote on Facebook too.

I wish I had appreciate the Peanuts cartoon as a writer instead of as a kid.