14 March 2006

Wild Card Wednesday

The idea for today's post comes to you from Emily.

"My Own Little Hole in the Fence"

We have a little hole in our fence in the backyard where my kids like to sit and talk to their friends next door... they pass little toys back and forth to share... it's quite cute. We used to patch up all the broken boards in the fence almost right away... as a puppy, our neighbor's dog liked to creep into our yard and then would get trapped and have to poop. But now the dog is trained and our children have found this "secret spot", which couldn't be more perfect. So, we're going to leave this newest hole as is.

I have several friends online who blog... we all read pretty much the same blogs and get the same crowd to our blogs as well. So must of you are aware of our pet name for each other...
MOFs. In fact, that is how we all met - online. And a few of us have been lucky enough to meet in real life. When I get a moment to chat with MOFs it's like going to my secret spot. My little hole in the fence. My children will be happily occupied with something and allow me to shed the "mommy cloak" for a few minutes at a time. I look forward to it everyday! It's my outlet... my way to stay sane... and get a little adult interaction. These women ground me, give me great advice, listen to me whine. And so I pay public tribute to them today and thank them for their amazing example and unique ways of lifting and inspiring me. If you'd like to catch a glimpse of these wonderful women and the lives they lead, check out our ring "CosaMOFstra" in my sidebar.

Speaking of friends, this way of connecting with other women has reached out even further into cyberspace and brought me some friendships from the blogging world! I was tagged by MBF (my blogging friend)
Carrie to do this meme called Seven 7s:

Seven things I want to do before I die:
1. serve as a rescue host for stranded whales
2. visit Italy to see the origin of my ancestry
3. go on a cruise alone with my hubby
4. make a solo recording
5. become a seamstress
6. be able to play anything I want on the piano
7. see all my children end up happy

Seven things I cannot do:
1. whistle
2. hold my leg up to my ear like most other dancers
3. read a book more than once
4. listen to heavy metal
5. dishes
6. keep houseplants alive
7. water ski

Seven things that attract me to my Spouse:
1. his integrity
2. his dark, curly hair
3. his thick neck
4. the twinkle in his eyes
5. the way he gets excited about little things
6. his boyish charm
7. his willingness to serve others

Seven things I say often:
1. What's up, buttercup?
2. anya manya hasha fasha
3. because I said so
4. honey, sweetheart
5. I love you to the moon and back
6. damnit (I'm ashamed to admit)
7. HEY!

Seven books or book series I love (which changes often):
1. Shopaholic series
2. Junie B. books (for my daughter)
3. Jeanne Ray
4. Shabby Chic books
5. Naked Babies or anything by Anna Quindlen
6. E.B.White (for my kids)
7. the Olivia series

Seven movies I could watch over and over:
1. First Wives Club
2. Breakfast Club
3. Uncle Buck (don't ask)
4. Life is Beautiful
5. A Beautiful Mind
6. The Incredibles, apparently
7. Center Stage

Seven people whose Sevens 7s I would like to hear (unless they've already been tagged):


espresso bean said...

Yeah, this is sort of like a hole in the fence... I like that!

Nice to meet you, Lei. I hope we'll chat through that hole sometime.

Lee said...

It is a good hole in the fence isn't it? Great post Lei!

smartmama said...

love the hole... ps be on the lookout for a brown box c/o your local postal worker

MusicalMom said...

I love my hole in the fence! I don't think I'd stay sane without one. :)

HolyMama! said...

oh this is a hole in the fence! perfect analogy!

Vanessa said...

Lei, I'm really enjoying your blog. Your posts are always fun to read! (No pressure! haha)

Rachelle said...

I love my hole in the fence and my MOF's. What a great post!

emlouisa said...

I'm loving the hole in the fence! And I'm loving YOU! Mushy, Mushy Mushy, I know. It's true though. You have a wonderfully insightful blog and I have learned so many things about myself from you. Thank you for that.

PS--I love Uncle Buck too. He reminds me a little bit of my dad. :)

Anonymous said...

Wild Card Wednesdays are my favorite!:)
Uncle Buck is a great movie!

Tigersue said...

Nice post. I'm always so glad to see the good people out there and what they think and do. :)
I like the new look. I have been trying to figure out how to change mine, to no avail. My sister might help me one of these days, she is the one that did my other sister's site.

Carrie said...

Thanks for doing the Seven 7s, Lei. I loved it. The analogy was really good. It has opened up a whole other world for me.

Carrie said...

P.S. I love the look of your blog. You did a great job. I need to get my spiffed up.:)

smartmama said...

whoa- new look- nice