I know that I'm totally blessed and I wouldn't change anything in my life.
Why aren't I British?
My family patiently and supportively and maybe a little enablingly puts up with my obsession. They will go for huge lengths of time speaking in British accents with me. (Read: in the car on the way to Home Depot.) They let me watch all the DVR'd PBS Jane Austen movies I want while I'm sick. And they always point out anything that comes from the UK.
I'm not British. I don't say "Oy!" or "Cheers!" I say "Y'all" and "Fixin' to". I didn't ever wear a uniform in school. I don't know how to play Rugby or Cricket. But , I can change all that! (Well, not the uniform to school thing, cause there's no way I'm repeating junior high! I mean, secondary school.)
I have an evil plan. I wonderful, fantabulous evil plan. I will live in England for a summer! Muahahahahaha! I will rent a cottage in the woods.
And we'll walk to the village to get food. And we'll tootle the countryside in a Mini-Coop.
I will basically be these two movies put together!
I've always been really good at math.
There is a drawback. No hubby. He will be home in Texas earning the money that I'll be spending. But, he'll cross the pond and we'll go on a grand tour to the Continent.
Also, this will not be happening anytime soon. I totalled up some figures and was shocked at the sum.
But, it's a dream. I am like Susan Boyle.
I've dreamed a dream my life could be so different. Or, at least, my summer.
I check it more than I check my own email. (For those of you who try to get ahold of me through email, this will not be much of an admitance.) I think about it while driving, before falling asleep, and Jenni and I talk about it everyday. I seriously want to chuck out all my furniture and build new. I'm mad at myself for being impatient and decorating my house before Ana started her blog.
Here's a list of my projects that I'm going to build so far:
And here's a list of things I want to build but have no earthly idea of where they would go:
So, you may not see me for a while. I'll be in my workshop-aka. Jenni's Garage!
Hmmm, I'm such a secretive and complex person that profiles like this are always taxing to write. ; ) I'm a SAHM from TX who loves her three little girls and her husband. I also have fab friends who make staying-at-home a blast! I love to read, watch TV, sew, go to the movies, go on dates with hubby, organize my house and music.
"And, you know, one can dream so much better in a room where there are pretty things." ~Anne Shirley
"And it came to pass that there was no contention in the land, because of the love of God which did dwell in the hearts of the people." ~4 Nephi 1:15
"Build a modest home...and make it beautiful." ~Gordon B. Hinckley
"My good qualities are under your protection, and you are to exaggerate them as much as possible; and, in return, it belongs to me to find occasions for teazing and quarrelling with you as often as may be..." ~Elizabeth Bennet
"Savor the moments that are warm and special and giggly." ~Sammy Davis, Jr.