Friday, June 01, 2007

My Alter Ego

Everyone has one, right? A strange side to them that comes out from time to time. It is the polar opposite of their normal everyday self. Maybe for some of you the jewelry/creative part of you is your alter ego. Well, let me tell you about mine... she was out in full force today. And as I sit here, it's late and after 11pm... I have no idea where the day went, and that is one of the signs that my alter ego has been running amuck.

Don't worry, I am not a total lunatic. My alter ego is more a different side of my personality then an ego, per say. I haven't gone and named that side of me, lol. Though, my sister was calling me "Ker" today, which she never does and I can't stand. And it isn't a voice in my head, either. ;) My other side has extreme obsessive compulsive tendancies, likes organizing and sorting, doesn't mind scrubbing a dirty bathroom, and loves to move furniture. Okay, maybe I need to take back that "I'm not a total lunatic" comment, cause yes I did just say I don't mind scrubbing a dirty bathroom. Ekk.

Where is this all coming from? My Sister, Bonnie. She moved into a new apartment today. She lives in a large Victorian mansion (one of the many that fill the City of Rochester) that has been converted to apartments. They are really cute. Her old apartment she has been in about a year and a half. A few weeks ago a larger apartment in her building opened up so she literally moved down the hall. The new space is awesome! Big rooms, high ceilings, glass doors everywhere. Really cute. And let me tell ya really freaking dirty and unorganized when I got there around 2pm this afternoon. Our parents had been by earlier in the day and actually had all her "stuff" in the new place in about an hour.

When I got there, I literally started twitching and that's when the alter ego took over. By the time I left, the living room was set up (right down to the books on the shelves), the bathroom scrubbed, her room set up with her new bed frame and bedding (hospital corners too), and the kitchen was up away. Now, don't think I am some miracle worker when moving. No, I am not. But what I am good at is bossing people around. "You do this while I do that", "that needs to go there and put that here", "what's in this box, it's empty... take it to the trash", "where is the hammer, let's hang the curtains". I actually found it hard to leave. I was rearranging things until the moment I walked out the door!! I am sick, aren't I? LOL. Good thing it is an alter ego that only occassionally pops in.

In more exciting news.... my cousin Charity had her baby today!! YOO HOO!!! I am an "Aunt Kerry" now. (Yes she is my cousin, but we were raised like sisters so it's "aunt", you got that?) Amber Rose arrived at 2:59pm this afternoon weighing in at 7lbs 4oz, & 20 3/4in. She is an absolute sweetie. Bonnie and I took a short break and ran up to the hospital to visit. I didn't have my camera, but I will when we visit her later next week. Amber was bright eyed and awake when I was holding her. We were to chatting girls, her and I. She likes sucking on her index finger nuckle like our Mom's (the twins) used to do. She is a bit of a fussy bucket when she gets handed around so I made sure I held her lots while I was there. No handing off when I am around, lol. And babies are in the air.... my friend (and bead loving customer) out in Ontario CA, became a grandma this week. Her daughter had a baby boy, Luke, earlier this week. If they weren't a nation apart I would say there was love in the air for Luke and Amber, but alas long distant relationships rarely work out. ;)

Alrighty... I am gonna head to bed. I am beat (even though my alter ego is dying to wash the dishes, start a load of laundry and clean the bathroom). I plan on hitting the torch tomorrow. I am working on some new things. And tomorrow I have a really exciting new project to tell you about too.


Sarebear said...

Congrats to your cousin/sis, she sounds like a real cutie!

Congrats to you an being an Aunt!

C'mon over and celebrate by cleaning my bathroom, hey?

hee hee!

Hale McKay said...

Congratulations on becoming an aunt.

Does your alter ego do windows?

Kerry said...

Why yes Hale, my alter ego does do windows. She also runs rampant in a messy garage or shed. She can be hired out to do car trunks too.

Marcia (MeeAugraphie) said...

I don't think I could let my alter ego go quite that far, though I am good at telling others where to put things.