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How is it that:
- summer vacation went by so quickly?
- the leaves are starting to turn so early?
- my oldest son is a freshman in high school?
- the laundry hamper is full again already?
September is not my favorite month. I'm pouting and generally feeling sorry for myself for a variety of reasons. Fortunately, the angelic Jenna has tagged me for a meme, so I'll work on that instead of whinging to you all for several paragraphs. The object of the Middle Name Meme is to describe oneself by creating an acrostic with the letters of one's--you guessed it--middle name. Here goes:
M usical: I like most kinds of good music, but polyphony of any sort--from Palestrina to Louis Armstrong to Boston--tops the chart in my mind. Right now, Thomas Tallis's piece The Lamentations of Jeremiah suits my mood perfectly. But later I'll be checking iTunes to see whether they have Wire's fantastic 154 yet. Come on, Apple! Get with it!
I nvestigative Family Historian: Genealogy rocks my world. It's as fascinating as forensics, but without all the gross smells. Who knew that there was the perfect channel for my obsessive bulldoggishness?
C omfort food-loving: If God answers our prayers through other people, doesn't it make sense that He would answer them through food as well? I'm sure I can find a scripture that supports this theory, right after I make some Chocolate Drop (Mostly) Dead Cookies.
H opeful: At some point, I hope to get up regularly at 5:30 and like it; finish reading Don Quixote; and find an easy-care hairstyle that flatters my face.
E rudite: Fancy word describing that geek in high school whose homework you always wanted to copy. Yep, I'm that kid, 20+ years later.
L ovestruck: I have the most awesome husband on the planet. I'd rave on and on, but half of you females would shut yourselves in a closet and cry in despair that you can't have him; the other half would commence stalking him. They're hard on stalkers here in New York State, so I'm doing you a favor.
L ucky: I also have the best kids ever; they embody every virtue listed in the Boy Scout Law and more. I'm not really lucky, just very blessed. But there's no 'B' in my middle name, so we do what we can.
E nthusiastic: I am passionate about my many interests. There's just not enough time in the world to write all the books, read all the other books, knit all the sweaters, grow all the roses, classify all the rocks, find all the ancestors, sing all the motets, and cook and eat all the recipes I want. This doesn't keep me from trying. Like I wrote before: I'm hopeful.