Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Tell ALL Tuesdays :: Nicole from Sleepy Time Gal

Hurrah...another Tell All Tuesdays...not sure about you...but I love taking a small peak into our fabulous readers and their creative busy lives...
They have all been great with me and responded SO positively to letting go of their daily ongoings...so that all of you(and me) can enjoy their stories.(Thank you!)
So...without further adieu...let us introduce you to the FABULOUS Nicole, from one special blog...the Sleepy Time Gal ...make sure to go over there and say hello.

Introducing:: Nicole from the Sleepy Time Gal

Tell us a little about the Town you live in... and have you always lived there?
In live in an old town called Carlisle, Pa., established in 1751, and grew up in an even older town, Gloucester, Va.,  established in 1651.  There’s something magical about living a modern life among the remnants of history all around you. 
 If you could move anywhere tomorrow, where would it be?
Possibly New England.  I wouldn’t dare leave the east coast, and am slightly curious about how much better its fall foliage is compared to Pennsylvania. 
 How structured is your day usually?
Monday is always the most structured.  Tasks are completed, cleaning begun, and there are high hopes for the remainder of the week.  As the days go by, though, life with four young ones somehow, naturally, slows down.  By Friday, I’m wondering where in the world my organizer disappeared to. 
Hey, there’s always Monday, right?
What did you do today?
Made the day’s bread.  Held one of my daughters on one hip while I did most of it.  Taught another daughter how to build with Lincoln Logs.  Danced to the music of Gigi (with girls twirling around me) while I unloaded the dishwasher.  Said goodbye to my husband flying to Vermont.  Starred at the mess from lunch.  Washed whites just for the background noise for the twins’ nap.  Finally dressed for the day 12:30.  

Are you a cat or dog person?

Dog person.  Cats make my throat tickle. 
Are you a breakfast, lunch or dinner girl?
Breakfast, definitely.  It is the one meal where you are the most rested and recharged, ready to start the day with something, hopefully, that requires maple syrup.
If you had 6 friends over for Dinner what would you make for them?
My mom’s cheese souffle.  Right out of the oven it looks quite impressive and goes well with baked potato (loaded, of course) and greens. 
How old were you when you knew you were on the right path in your Life?
Each day I’m trying to find that path.  I think that is the excitement and trouble with life.  Becoming a mother definitely gave me a concrete role in my life.

 Who /what drove and inspired your love to create?
My dad has always been an artist, so much of my creative desire came from him.  Just like him, I like to dabble between art, photography, and, in my case, creating for my home and children.
There’s something wonderful about creating for your family that only enhances the feeling of “home”.
Tell us something not too many people know about you.In my freshman year of college, I won a dance contest, dancing disco.

Shoe choice::flats or heels?
Flats.  The kind that are so “flat” and uncomfortable that you’d rather just go barefoot.  So maybe my answer is barefoot. 
What was the last book you read?The Hurried Child: Growing Up Too Fast Too Soon by David Elkind

How did you start blogging?
It started as a simple place to share the events of our family with friends and it turned into a space to vocalize motherhood, creating, and everything in between.  Now it is an ingrained part of my life.
Name 5 blogs you love visiting, and tell us why.
www.dana-made-it.com  (For sewing inspiration)
http://schlitzohren.blogspot.com/  (For motherhood in the raw)
http://smittenkitchen.com/  (To see food I’d rather drool over instead of actually make)
http://www.designmom.com/  (To see the latest in design)

We know you’ve become involved with helping the Women of Congo, please tell us a little more about what you’re doing.
First of all, let me inform you of what is taking place in the Congo:
        The war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo began with the Rwandan genocide.
        It is the deadliest war since WWII, and also the most ignored.
        Over 7 million dead, with 45,000 more continuing to die each month.
        Innocent women are used as weapons in this war: warring militias compete to be the most brutal, and thus the most feared. 
        Thousands of women (ranging from ages 3-80) are gang raped each month.
        Women are forced to watch as family members are kidnapped and killed.
        According to public health researcher Amber Peterman, it is estimated that 1152 women are raped in the DRC every day.  That’s four, every 5 minutes.  That means that there are already over three million rapes in the Congo.

The exciting news is that Ann Richmond, the founder of Yoga for Congo Women,and I are organizing the sixth Yoga for Congo Women event this spring!  The first event to take place on the east coast! View a video clip HERE.
Thanks Nicole for being part of today's Tell ALL Tuesdays...it was wonderful getting to know you a little more.
If you haven't been to Sleepy Time Gal's blog...please visit Nicole HERE.
Have a great day.


the sleepy time gal said...

thanks for letting me be a part of your great blog today!

Ann said...

Nicole is an inspiration to so many. Such a beautiful woman and mother.

andrea creates said...

a very neat story. very inspiring :)

Bobby said...

I love that woman!

Toyin O. said...

What a great woman:)

Angela said...

I learned so much about Nicole. What an awesome artist and mom. I am loving those shelves in her "art room". Thanks for the interview!
Peace, Angela

CK said...

Great post! Nicole, I am glad for your work with the Congolese women! I have heard about the war there off and on over the years. If you guys ever want to branch Yoga for Congo Women out to the West coast, (So CA) I can be a contact!

c h a n t i l e said...

I drool over Nicole's blog every day...

Isa said...

what a wonderful post. I love Nicole and her blog and I loved learning more about her today!


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