Monday, July 2, 2007

Introductions Are In Order

Hi! I'm Andrea, otherwise known as "Mom to the Fey" and your guide on this journey through motherhood and life in general. I'm a 26 year old new mother to a beautiful red-head who will be 6 months old on Friday. The Tree Faerie is already full of sunshine and mischief! I live near Memphis, TN, though I'd much rather be on the beach!

What better way to start off an introduction than with random information? Inspired by Manic Mom, though I wasn't one of the first 5 to post a comment:

What were you doing 10 years ago?:
10 years ago, I was 16 going on 17 (are you now humming the song in your head?) and lived in southern Arkansas. We were wrapping up our 6 weeks at Upward Bound with a trip to Memphis, TN. That was my first visit to Memphis, and we visited Graceland, the Pyramid, Pink Palace, and the Civil Rights Museum, among others. Oddly, since moving to the Memphis area 6 years ago, the only one of those I've visited is the Pyramid, where we saw KISS in concert a couple of years ago. That's also where I saw Billy Joel and Elton John perform together just before moving to Memphis.

What were you doing 1 year ago?:
I was pregnant with Tree Faerie, and we were house hunting for our starter-home. We'd probably already looked at 20 houses, and I was getting really tired of looking. Sonic's Cherry Limeades where a saving grace, though. We'd seen a couple of houses I really liked, but we hadn't found "the one." A year later, we're living in the house we picked to be our starter-home, though we don't plan to live here for more than a few years.

Five snacks you enjoy:
Salsa and Chips

Reeses Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream


M&Ms (any kind)

Colby Jack Cheese, Summer Sausage, and Triscuts

(Okay, now I'm hungry!)

Five Songs to which you know all the lyrics:
Me & Bobby McGhee (the Janis Joplin version)

Stay - Lisa Loeb (that one popped into my head the other day while trying to come up with songs to sing to Tree Faerie to keep her entertained while I showered, and amazingly, I still know all the words!)

Hey Jude - The Beatles

Darker State of Grace - S.J. Tucker (and about a dozen more of her songs - you should definitely check her out! I think she's even on iTunes, but since I don't have iTunes, I can't say for sure. Let me know if you find her there.)

Fell In Love With a Boy - Joss Stone (though originally I learned the words to Fell In Love With a Girl by The White Stripes, who we'll hopefully get to see live at the end of the month!)

Five things you would do if you were a millionaire:
Be a SAHM! Though we wouldn't stay home. I have a whole seperate list of what we'd do...

Invest so that I'd never have to go back to working a mainstream job again.

Buy some land and build a house MY way.

Go to various technical/focus schools, like massage therapy, acupressure, aromatherapy, and other homeopathic studies. I'd also like to take art and pottery classes.

Visit the beach more often! If I could convince my dear hubby to live near the beach, I would!

Five Bad Habits:
P.R.O.C.R.A.S.T.I.N.A.T.I.O.N. - that's my worst bad habit, though Rowan is helping me not be so bad.

Eating when I'm bored.

Picking at my toenails.

Picking at my scalp.

Ripping a broken nail or a too-long nail instead of clipping it.

Five Things you like doing:





Five Favorite Toys:
Tree Faerie! - I'm with Manic on that one. My kid is my favorite toy! She's just so much fun!

My Hubby - he can keep me entertained for hours, even without getting intimate!

My Computer

My Guitar


As far as tagging goes, I don't know enough bloggers to tag people, so how about this... If you decide to be tagged, comment so I'll know to go read it!


Manic Mom said...

Yay! You're a blogger! I love it! And your photo is SOOO CUTE! I need to update my sidebar with new bloggers so when I do that, I'll put you on the side so others will find you!!!

Very cute pic, and neat things to learn about you--you're a scalp picker too!?!?!?

Andrea said...

Yay! My first commenter! :) And thank you for the compliment! That was taken just a couple of days ago. I have very few pictures of me and Tree Faerie because I'm usually the one behind the camera, but I prodded DTTF to take some. He had a hard time getting both of us to look up at the same time, though.

Yes, I'm a scalp-picker, especially when I'm thinking or reading. And if I happen to use a product on my hair that makes my scalp itch, watch out!

Random said...

Dang... I guess I get to settle for being the second commenter! ;)

Adding you to my bookmarks. No pressure.

Love you guys!