Back in February, I was tagged by Mega(k)nits for the “5 Things Previously Unrevealed” meme. In the same month, Nicole also tagged me for the “I’m not perfect” meme. Last month, Lisa tagged me for the “7/8 Random Things” meme that was making the rounds around blogland.

It took a while for me to get a post written up, and I decided to combine all these things in today’s post. I won’t tag anyone, but if any of these memes interest you, feel free to play along!

  1. I was on the swim team in high school. (Loved it.)
  2. Even though I am allergic, there’s always been a cat (or two) in my life.
  3. For several years during my mid-twenties, I dyed my hair black.
  4. I tried wearing contacts but did not like them because I think I look better with glasses.
  5. I can trace some ancestors in my family. My maternal great-great-grandmother (I hope I have that right!) immigrated with her family from Italy in the late 1800s. My paternal family tree goes all the way back to a German immigrant who settled in New Jersey early/mid-1600s.
  6. I went to a women’s college.
  7. I bit a classmate’s finger in kindergarten. Years later, in high school, we were best friends.
  8. Today is my birthday.

Lantern Moon Tape Measure and Pincushion

(Isn’t this little birthday cake combination tape measure and pincushion from Lantern Moon absolutely cute?)

Who’s perfect?!

I love organization (as evidenced by my previous post)! But I have some weak areas that are easily overtaken by clutter. You will notice that I took these pictures back in February!


My desk is tiny, tiny and almost always has clutter. (I found it at an estate sale for $25.)


For a while I was keeping leftovers and miscellaneous skeins here. These candle holders are the porcelain ones from Ikea. (Their original purpose? Fuse covers.)


My messiest bookshelf, where I put books to be read or new magazine issues that need to be sorted.

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24 Responses to “Tag-teamed!”

  1. Amy Says:
    June 22nd, 2007 at 10:12 am

    Happy birthday!!! Hope you have a great day!

  2. Deb Says:
    June 22nd, 2007 at 10:33 am

    Have a fiber filled, wonderful birthday!

  3. Jeanne Says:
    June 22nd, 2007 at 10:41 am

    Happy Birthday! Hope it’s fabulous!

  4. thursday Says:
    June 22nd, 2007 at 10:42 am

    Happy Birthday! And, as far as the clutter goes, at least you’ve got it constrained to a few areas (and you’re much cleaner than me)! A friend of mine was a packrat (OCD, seriously), and believe me, that is not pretty (or healthy – scarred me for life). Before that, I thought I knew clutter – nope!

  5. Valerie Says:
    June 22nd, 2007 at 10:43 am

    Happy birthday!

  6. Renee Says:
    June 22nd, 2007 at 10:48 am

    Happy Birthday!!! Hope this year is the best one yet!

    Love that birthday cake tape measure!

  7. Nicole Says:
    June 22nd, 2007 at 11:54 am

    Happy birthday!

  8. mrspao Says:
    June 22nd, 2007 at 1:15 pm

    Happy Birthday to you!

  9. Dave Says:
    June 22nd, 2007 at 1:24 pm

    Happy birthday!!

  10. Connie Says:
    June 22nd, 2007 at 1:26 pm

    Happy birthday! Love the yummy yarn in your desk picture. Hope you have the time to do whatever you would like today and throughout the weekend!

  11. Opal Says:
    June 22nd, 2007 at 3:54 pm

    Happy Birthday! And do you think you could spread your organizational skills to me by osmosis? :-D

  12. Guinifer Says:
    June 22nd, 2007 at 3:58 pm

    Happy birthday! (Don’t tell anybody, but your little messes look like home to me!)

  13. Kristen Says:
    June 23rd, 2007 at 3:42 am

    Happy, happy birthday!

  14. Kelle Says:
    June 23rd, 2007 at 11:08 pm

    Happy Birthday. Cute Cake, so sweet you could just eat it up, but I wouldn’t recommend it.

  15. Chris Says:
    June 23rd, 2007 at 11:21 pm

    Belated happy birthday! I hope you had a wonderful day.

  16. Frarochvia Says:
    June 24th, 2007 at 11:15 am

    Happy birthday!!!!! I love the cake measuring tape… I’m holding out for a cupcake, myself. Lol.

  17. Lisa Says:
    June 24th, 2007 at 3:30 pm

    Happy Belated Birthday! (sorry, I was behind on my bloglines) Good thing your friend was forgiving lol.

  18. Carrie Says:
    June 24th, 2007 at 6:06 pm

    Happy Belated Birthday!

  19. Jennifer Says:
    June 25th, 2007 at 11:24 am

    Happy birthday! I bit late… I may have a bookshelf or two, or three that look like yours. :-)

  20. Tracey Says:
    June 25th, 2007 at 2:46 pm

    Oooh. I love peeking at other people’s “messes”. Makes me feel better about my own…sorta.

  21. Susan Bones Says:
    June 26th, 2007 at 5:40 am

    Hi, Harriet. Sorry I have to contact you about this this way but my yahoo account won’t seem to let me send email. So here we go:

    I am just waiting for your socks to dry and then they are off to you! I have a question regarding your allergy. I know I shouldn’t send anything with peanuts in it but should I also watch for those things that say on the box that they were manufactured in a plant that processes peanuts, too? I don’t want to assume anything (you are the first person I’ve known with this allergy). Without giving away too much, I want to sent you something that says that on the package but I don’t think you will actually eat it–its more for fun–but I wanted to ask. Hope you are well, Susan B

    ps try to send your response to my email but if I don’t hear from you by Thursday (the 28th) I will let you know and we will figure something else out.

  22. Susan Bones Says:
    June 26th, 2007 at 3:07 pm


  23. Susan Bones Says:
    June 26th, 2007 at 7:34 pm

    Got your email but for some reason I still can’t send! UGH!

    With any hope I will have everything together to send out by Friday!

  24. Susan Bones Says:
    June 29th, 2007 at 9:10 pm

    It’s on its way! So excited!

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