MEME SAVES THE DAY
This is from Cop Carís blog, who got it from BogieBlog, who got it from Jim at Parkway Rest Stop.
What I was doing fifty years ago: Enjoying the summer between kindergarten and first grade. Moving from the suburbs of Chicago to the farmland of Illinois.
What I was doing twenty-five years ago: Finishing my masterís degree in music education, and preparing to start my last year as a teacher.
What I was doing twenty years ago: Celebrating the Bearís win at the Super Bowl, retraining in bookkeeping, forming a quilt guild and a bee.
What I was doing fifteen years ago: Settling into our new home, taking responsibility for my motherís care, teaching quilting classes and creating my current position as the office for Dear Husbandís company.
What I was doing ten years ago: The same.
5 years ago: More of the same.
1 year ago: More of the same. What can I say? Iím stuck in a rut. My life has been static for the last 16 years. Other than making new quilts, my life is a round of cleaning, exercise, office work and gardening.
Yesterday: I started out with two hours of gardening, watered the herb garden and the container garden, filled the bird feeders, started several loads of wash, and then I sat with Dear Husband and his oldest son during the heat of the day. My step-daughter brought her baby and we visited with her through the afternoon. Dinner was pizza, followed by two more hours of gardening.
5 snacks I enjoy: Chips, popcorn, nuts, fruit, chocolate
5 songs I know all the words to: The Star Spangled Banner, The Itsy Bitsy Spider, Ave Maria, Yesterday, The First Noel
5 Things I would do with $100 million: I like a lot of Cop Carís answer "Set up trusts that would allow all of our family to live in relative comfort (This would only take about $15M.) then set up trusts to benefit my favorite charities and schools (Planned Parenthood, YWCA Women's Shelter, American Red Cross," ... University of Illinois, and the American Cancer Fund, and diabetes research.
5 locations I would like to run away to: Scotland, the Pacific Northwest, the Eastern seacoast of the USAÖ.particularly the far Northeast, and the Chesapeake Bay area, New Orleans in the winter and spring.
5 bad habits I have:
"Swearing, ignoring built-up dust, procrastinating, snacking, loafing"
Stolen from Cop Car, because they also apply to me.
5 things I like doing: Creating quilts, reading, cooking, sharing my home with friends, gardening.
5 things I would never wear: Imitation leopard skin pants, a bee hive hairdo, body piercings other than for earings, A GIRDLE, low rise jeans paired with a baby T.
5 TV shows I like: Monk, Law and Order (any of them), Farscape (now defunct)
5 Biggest joys of the moment:
Dear Husband, our extended families, especially our granddaughter, two quilts which are nearing completion, On-line friends who encourage me to grow, and the wildlife we get to watch from our windows.
5 Favorite toys:
My computers, the kitchen equipment weíve amassed, my quilting tools and software, my pruning shears.
Rather than send this to five people I offer it to anyone who wishes to copy and run with it. My thanks to Cop Car, Bogie and Jim from Parkway Rest Stop for sharing it.