8 Things You Might Not Know About Tina, at The Enchanted Home March 27, 2012
Greetings, dear friends!
I think it’s safe to say that many, if not most of us, here in Blogville, are a bit in awe of Tina at The Enchanted Home. She has a special contract with the “gods of time” and has negotiated a deal where she actually gets 48 hours in each day…when the rest of us get a measly 24! No, it isn’t fair, but what can I say, other than the rest of us need better contract negotiators, representing us!
Not only is she putting the finishing touches on her new (“Architectural Digest” worthy) home in New York, she has just opened her elegant on-line home accessory shop and business is booming!
Hi there! I am so honored that Barbara asked me to be included in this wonderful series featuring various bloggers and 8 things you wouldn’t necessarily know about them! Trust me there isn’t anything earth shattering to share that you are going to run to the presses about but here it goes, 8 things you don’t know about me….
1. I would love to write a screenplay one day. I have an idea for one that I really feel could be a hit, I dont’ say it to boast but just feel it in my bones. I can truly envision it on Broadway and know that as someone who has seen many many Broadway shows, that this is a show I would absolutely buy a ticket to. The premise is all about a random group of people from all walks of life who have one thing in common, how much they hate Sundays! Its a fun script and I cannot give much away but it is wildly entertaining. I personally don’t like them that much either and one day I caught the end of a Oprah show talking about how a lot of people dread Sundays and it was comforting and surprising to know I had lots of company! Anyway, it would be part comedy/part drama and very entertaining!
2. That I got married really young. As in 21 years young! And had my first of three sons at 22. What was I thinking you ask? Good question…lol. Thankfully it was a smart move and 27 years later here we are going strong, with three sons and Teddy in our nest. I don’t know that I would recommend my own kids to get married so young but “back in my day” things were different. Actually that’s not really true, most of my friends were around 30 when they married:) But things happen for a reason and if I had to do anything different, honestly the only thing I would change would be to have had one more child. My “baby” is 16 and I cannot even tell you how my heart strings ache at how I no longer have little ones around. Guess that’s why I cry over Disney and Johnson and Johnson commercials! And when I see a pudgy little toddler waddling around I act like one of those little old ladies and have to start talking to them……..
3. That when I get gas (self service) I have to stop on an even number. Weird I know. I think its my OCD and my penchant for even numbers. Don’t ask….odd but true.
4. That I have a serious addiction to certain candies. Take Swedish Fish as an example, I cannot stop at 2 or 3, noooooo, it takes me the whole package to be satisfied and my waist will serve as a witness. Ditto Milk duds. What can I say?
An update- I have in recent months curtailed previously talked about addiction, while there’s not an outright cure, I have it “under control” unless in a movie theater, then all bets are off and its a free for all (including buttered popcorn).
5. That when I have gone to Paris and Napa Valley, I really truly felt at home in both places. Seriously could have unpacked and made both my places home for good! I mean we all go on vacation and have a great time but normally are ready to go home. In both of these places unlike all the other places I have been, I truly could have have unpacked and had all my things sent over and settled down and called either of them home. Better yet both of them home. Half the year in Napa, half the year in Paris. Oh yea…….if only my family were as free spirited as I was…lol.
6. That my bed is my sanctuary. There is nothing I wouldn’t do to ensure that my bed is the most comfy place on earth. Everything from the softest squishiest down pillow to the fluffiest down comforter, super soft cotton sheets, that are slightly cold to the touch when you slip into them…ahhhh,I am getting antsy to go to sleep just thinking about my bed. My bed is my world and this coming from someone who averages 5-6 hours of sleep a night! But nothing beats slipping into my bed at the end of a day. I would give up food to sleep in a luxurious bed at night (well not Swedish fish and goldfish and sushi)!
7. That I like to pretend I have my own cooking show. I channel Julia Child the whole time because I truly love and admire her joie de vivre. Yep when I am really in the mood, relaxed (less and less lately) alone, at peace, have all my favorite ingredients on hand and about ready to make a favorite meal, I love turning on some background music,start talking to the camera and my audience ( that would be Teddy whose looking at me with suspicion at this point) and have my very own little show. (a little wine helps this happen). Whats life without a little imagination and fantasy! Stay tuned for my next episode……..
So there you have it. Thanks Barbara for giving me the stage and for having over to your lovely blog today. This was great fun, wishing you and your readers a fabulous day!