10 About Me, MrsTee… 19


Can you believe it’s the 4th of July already?!?! The summer is just going by in overdrive! So, Happy 4th and of course Happy #AskAwayFriday! This week I found myself Buddy-Less, so I decided to share 10 About Me, MrsTee. Are you ready?

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I don’t know how to successfully wash my own hair. Yup, you read that right. I’m a grown woman with Kiddies and I don’t know how to wash my own hair. As a child, I had really thick hair that took forever and a day to wash. When I turned 10 my Grandmother started taking me to a local salon to get it washed and conditioned. She did that until I was 14 and then I started paying for my appointments on my own once I had gotten my first job.

Since then I have always gone to a salon for my wash and sets or conditioning. I did try a few times to wash my hair on my own and it was an utter disaster. My arms would get tired in the shower so I tried to wash it in a sink. Then I couldn’t get all the shampoo or conditioner out. When it came to blow drying I would get the front done fin but the back would look a hot mess! So, hairdressers are definitely my best friends. Well, actually now one of my best friends is a hairdresser so she actually comes over and does my hair for me and I love her for it!

I didn’t learn how to drive until I was 24. I was raised by my over-protective Grandmother who found joy in being my own personal taxi service (yes, I was spoiled). She also was so scared to let me behind the wheel with her in the car that she refused to teach me how to drive. So I spent all of my teen years and most of my 20s taking cabs or getting dropped off by various friends, relatives and well of course my Grandmother. When I met my then boyfriend and now my Hubby he could not believe I was living in New York and didn’t know how to drive yet. He immediately made it his mission to teach me. At the time he was a truck driver and when I tell you I went through the hardest driving lessons ever: “Pick your butt up and look behind you!” “Use your mirrors!” “Drive for everyone around you, not just yourself”. He had me driving and with my license within 6 months.

I have kept a journal since the 6th grade. In the 6th grade my school got this amazing new teacher named, Mrs. E. She was very bohemian and so real. Unlike all of the teachers I’d had prior she wanted to know what we felt, thought and expected from our classes. She taught us music, art and health. It was in her classes that I first started to hear my inner voice. She had us all start composition notebook journals. She allowed us to write whatever we wanted for 20 minutes each day. If we wanted her input, help or just opinions we could turn the notebook in to her at the end of class and she would return them the next day. Mrs. E gave me so much good advice about my life and the preteen emotions I felt I couldn’t share with my Grandmother. She was the first person who told me I had a gift for writing and the first person to encourage me to be myself instead of what I thought people wanted me to be. In her art class, we made masks that were to represent how we saw ourselves. I made a mask within a mask because I always felt like I had to put on a brave face for people’s benefit no matter how I really felt inside. She understood me and encouraged me to take that mask off and to realize that those who couldn’t accept that weren’t meant to be in my life. To this day I am forever grateful for Mrs. E.

I played piano for 7 years. I took classical piano lessons from the time I was 5 until I turned 11. I was in several recitals and performance and even won a few awards. My Grandmother felt that it was important for me to do something outside of school. Yet when I turned 11 I told her that I never really enjoyed it and she let me switch to clarinet which I loved. I had to stop clarinet when the funding for our music program was reduced at my school. I still regret never being able to take my love for music and playing any further.

I don’t know how to ride a bike. I tried to learn like every other kid when I was around 5 but I could never find my balance. I always ended up laying on my side on the sidewalk. Since my Grandmother wasn’t a huge outdoors person anyway she never pushed me to learn. I tried to learn again when I was around 18 and met with the same face planting fate. Face meet curb, curb meet my face. So I am now a grown woman who cannot ride a bike and I’m okay with it.

I have never gone to public school. I have attended Catholic (private) schools since Kindergarten including an all girls High School. My Grandmother was SUPER overprotective and felt private school was the only way to keep me out of trouble. Little did she know… LOL :D

I was a Twirler in High School. In High School I decided that to be a Cheerleader required too much fake smiling so I picked Twirling instead. All the fame and glory of cheerleading minus the smiling. Yeah, I was just a teeny bit EMO back then… LOL

I didn’t have my first cup of coffee until I was 19. That’s right! This Starbucks Junkie never had coffee until I was in College and had a paper due with no sleep because I’d been working for two days straight. A friend handed me a cup and I have been hooked ever since.

I had my first cup of Starbucks when I was 34. I know crazy!!! I only drank home brewed and the might DD until we were standing outside selling Girl Scout Cookies and our Troop Leader offered to buy coffee. She came out with a Grande Blonde Roast and I have never looked back!

The day after my Senior Pictures I chopped my hair off. Until my Senior Year and the day of Senior Pictures I had hair down my back. The day I took Senior Pictures I left school and headed straight to the hairdresser. I cut my hair into the cutest Halley Barry cut and loved it. When I got home that day my Grandmother literally cried! To me it was just hair. I still wish I could have that cut again but I think I may have outgrown it a bit… LOL

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19 thoughts on “10 About Me, MrsTee…

  • upliftingfam

    I love this version of askawayfriday. I might have to end up doing something similar this week if I am still buddy less.

    I am kinda like your grandmother, I am terrified to let my daughter drive. She started working on the home course and had issues with all of the language due to her comprehension level. Since she didn't get her cochlear implant until age 4, she is still behind in communication and comprehension. So I got her a defensive driving dvd to help her. Once she gets her permit we are going to allow her to drive with us in the car until she is able to get a job to pay for her insurance.

    • MrsTee Post author

      Haha.. it was created out of desperation :D I\’m glad it went over well though because at least I know I have a few ways to recover in case of a No Buddy week…I hope you figure something out but if not feel free to borrow the format :D

  • ssgannett

    Mrs. E sounds like an amazing teacher. If more were like that, mine might have been kept in public school…but I do love homeschooling. :) Wow! I played the clarinet, too! I think that I would have loved to learn to play the piano, too, though…and guitar and drums and saxophone! LOL! I think that comes from the music junkie in me. :) I have not been to a hairdresser in several years…though that may change if I decide to chop part of my mop off for the remainder of the summer. :) I actually taught my oldest to drive when he was 16, but he didn't get his license until he was 18 and could pay for his own separate insurance. Hope you are having a wonderful week, Tiffany!
    My recent post Turn It Up Tuesdays 42!

    • MrsTee Post author

      She really was! The perfect example of an involved teacher. Wow, you are really musically inclined. So have you decided against the chop? :) I could never have taught him how to drive…too nervous. My Hubby does all the driving lessons…LOL Have a great week Stacey!

  • spiritedlife

    I'm on your side with the hairdresser thing. I just don't have the cash to get it done regularly. My mom did it until I turned 13, then I stuck to ponytails after that. My hair is actually easy to manage, but It takes a lot of work nonetheless and I feel like I could spend the time doing something else. The hair dresser takes one to two hours depending on what they're doing to it, but I can easily take three to four hours and still end up with it in a pony tail. I used to keep a journal until my parents found it and read it. I never had one again.
    My recent post I Almost Set the House on Fire ~ #AAF with Tia {Becomin Neurotic}

    • MrsTee Post author

      Yay! Someone who understands…LOL It’s really a lot easier to let someone else do it. Like you, I add at least an extra 2 hours to doing it and it never comes out right anyway so I always end up in a ponytail as well.. :D

      Well, my site has become my journal for the most part but I still keep one for my most personal moments. Luckily no on but me wants to read it.. :) Thanks so much for stopping by!

    • MrsTee Post author

      Thanks Echo! I had to come up with something in a pinch :) Whaaa? I have at least 2 but maybe more cups a day. I can\’t believe I ever had a non-coffee day :D

  • becominneurotic

    I loved this post! Though I had driving lessons off and on from the age of 15, I didn't get my license until I was 22 and a young mom, so you're not alone there. I also can't really ride a bike. I used to be able to, but that old adage about not being able to forget? It lies. Now I'm just a sad adult who topples over. It's not pretty.
    I loved hearing about your teacher! I also had an Mrs. E for 6th grade, and she was one of my favorites :)
    I hope you and your family have a happy and safe holiday weekend!
    My recent post Ask Away Friday Independence Edition

    • MrsTee Post author

      Thanks! Yay, at least I am not alone as a late driver or non-biker rider :D Me on a bike is no where close to cute much less pretty LOL Just sad. :) Thanks, she definitely made a lasting impact in my life. Enjoy your 4th of July Weekend and family!

    • MrsTee Post author

      Yes! I had always thought Starbucks was simply too strong for me. I think I may have been a bit scurried…LOL I\’m glad she let me start out with a Blonde Roast because it was not only delicious but let me baby step my way into Starbucks brews.
      I think my nerves would be to much to learn at 40..I can barely handle my teen driving and I\’m only 35! LOL
      Haha… so maybe the \’just like riding a bike\’ thing isn\’t so true? :)

  • Sonya K

    I completely understand about the hair washing thing. My mom is a cosmetologist so I grew up with her doing my hair each week. I had to really learn how to take care of my own hair once I went to college. I couldn't afford to go to the salon every week. Plus I really hate going to the salon and waiting for someone to do my hair. Since I moved back to my home state I have not even been to a salon. My mom would relax my hair before I went natural and now she does my hair if I want something special.
    Sounds like your 6th grade teacher was really special.
    My recent post Ask Away Friday with Candice from Beauty Coated Life

    • MrsTee Post author

      Oh a Mom who is a stylist…I would love that! I\’m just glad my friend is one and doesn\’t mind doing my do… LOL I haven\’t had a perm or any sort of relaxer in nearly 3 years, all I do now is flat iron and blow dry but I know for sure I couldn\’t handle washing it myself.
      She really was! I always wish I could find her somehow and say thank you.