May 17, 2014

pool daysIt’s been super hot here (over 100 degrees the past few days) and makes me wish we had a pool. I wish we can rewind time to a few weekends ago when it was True’s birthday and we were just poolside all day long.

10 random things about me…

I used to be allergic to Crayola crayons when I was a kid. It would make me sneeze, so I was often the only kid in the class who had colored pencils.

I always have my nails done and I do them myself.

I’m named after my paternal grandmother, Ruby, and my maternal grandmother, Ellen, so together you get Rubyellen. While that’s what my name says everywhere, I go by Ruby.

I’m definitely not slow to anger, but I’m working on it.

Turquoise is my favorite color.

I have one bad foot. I swear I got a bunion on that foot from Ben (it runs in his family). My theory is that you eventually get any ailments your spouse has. He had never had eczema before we got married (and no one in his family does), and now he has it on his leg. I have had eczema since I was a baby, though it’s no longer on my arms and legs, I still get dry patches on my face.

My rule for shopping is that if I want to buy something new, I have to sell some things I no longer wear/want in my closet. Thus, I love our local buy/sell places.

I hate math. I’m not a numbers person.

When I have a bad day, I need ice cream and chocolate. It’s emotional eating and the dietitian husband doesn’t agree with it, but it really does help me feel better.

I was already practicing my signature Rubyellen Bratcher soon after I met Ben, and way before we really became friends. I’m weird like that.

Hope you have a good weekend!

9 comments on “huzzah!”

  • misha lulu says:

    you are the cutest!

  • doxgukka says:

    your name seems to be a very filo thing to do hehe. i have a sister Anlen (an- anton my dad. len- helen my mum) and a cousin marvic (mariano victor – each grandfather) plus i know a whole family who has names made from a combination from both parents

  • Jordan says:

    Isn’t it funny how spouses share everything!? 🙂

    I am so inspired by your dressmaking. The pink and blue ones are just adorable. I just bought some linen and am excited to get back into sewing.

  • erica says:

    eczema… the curse for all filipinos!!!

  • nikki says:

    love this! i’m with you on the ice cream eating 🙂


  • Sara S says:

    I like what you shared about yourself! And, I think you may be right about inheriting your spouses ailments… Since marrying my husband, I think I am now lactose intolerant. (It could also be because I never cook with dairy to accommodate his intolerance, so my bodies not use to it anymore??)

  • Claudia says:

    i really need to adopt that rule for shopping….

  • I don’t think it is weird that you practiced signing your married name before you were with your husband. That is adorable. I think I would have done the same thing but it took me months to find out my husband’s last name after we met.
    That is so interesting about your first name! I love when people put two names together like that!
    I laughed a bit at the ailments you got from one another!

    • Rubyellen says:

      I think my theory is totally correct. No one in my family has foot problems and suddenly I have them. It’s so weird.

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