Matt: So who's your biggest influence?
Me: Hmmm... That's hard to say. Of course I love the Classic writers like the Bronte sisters, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Mark Twain, Charles Dickens - who doesn't. But I also love some quirky stuff like the well known book, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, the lesser know, Tender to the Bone by Ruth Reichl, and the unknown, My Year of Meats by Ruth Ozeki. (Toss back my head and laugh in a sofisticated way...)
The second thing I'd like to be known for is my home improvement skills. Like- why don't I have a show called "DIY Six Pack Mom"? It will (notice I speak in the present because, geesh, why not?) feature me as a female carpenter who simultaneously lovingly cares for my family - feeding, schooling, decorating, gardening... Obviously I'll have a handful of people
My second famous-fantasy almost came true today (at least in my heart). The lady who bought our old house sent me two links today that made me puff up with prideful pride. Oh yes- so proud.
Please - take a look and THIS LINK and THIS ONE TOO.
The family who bought our old beloved home did it such justice. They bought lots of expensive custom stuff, mixed it with the sweat and tears labor-of-love we put into it, their own immaculate taste, and VOILA, magazine home... And, they happen to have exquisite taste in dogs.
I'm sure my current house will one day look that lovely (for one minute while all the kids are at camp or something...)
|We have the same dog - although Bent-ster is cuter because he's perfect...|
|We have the same counter tops|
|We have the same bathroom tile (Gawd, I miss that old bathroom...)|
|And, I've brought the tree's back. We've all missed them.|