My cup runneth over...THANK YOU'S all 'round:>)
A quite hung-over WATERCAT from across the pond has tagged me in a selfless effort to spread the joy and love internationally. I could barely work over the past few days for worry of it all and pondering the answers needed to complete this masterpiece. But, blogger etiquette and duty calls. I shan't break this sacred trust. The rules are as follows:
respond and rework
answer questions on your blog
replace one question
tag eight other people.
1. georgie k. buttons
2. a knitting nurse
3. erin davis
4. from skilled hands
5. cheshire cat
6. cause for concern
7. easy for me to say
8. the heART of words
If you have recently been memed, or have done this meme before, please forgive my tagging you. If you haven't had this one placed in your In Box and are chopping at the bit to add your particular styling to it, you just go on with your bad self and do it. (And if you read your name anywhere along this posting and I haven't stopped by your place yet to share the glad tidings I promise I'll get there. I'm moving a little slow today.)
The envelope, please, and the questions are...
1: What is your current obsession?
Cleaning out the front rooms of the 3rd floor attic where we have stored all of the grrrls' old toys and games as well as 17 years worth of Halloween clothing, costumes and paraphernalia from school projects (hat, moustache and sword left from a presentation of General George Custer anyone??).
Trying to figure out what in the hell is happening over in Pakistan. I can obsessionally multitask at both these if I have National Public Radio and the Diane Rehm show on while I am sorting and tossing.
And most importantly, finding a pair of jeans that fit.
2: Which item of clothing do you wear most?
Toss-up, but they're both blue--jeans and scrubs. At this point, scrubs are a lot more comfortable-bagginess and a drawstring waist clearly have a lot to be said for them. My favorite faded and well-broken-in jeans don't fit anymore. Two years of Pilates and my lower half is now shaped a bit differently so I have been on a quest for the perfect fitting pair of jeans. It's morbidly depressing. WAY, WAY WORSE than bathing suit shopping. Jeans, if I can get them on over my hips and bum, stick out about a mile and a half around my waist. What's with that? My best fitting jeans right now??--Hubby's from when we were first married; holes in both knees, but they feel better at the waist and hips.
3: What's for dinner?
We missed any and all Memorial day cookouts with both of us working, so I think I might grill some hamburgers and chicken breasts. Sicilian pasta salad, potato salad, some fresh peas, and there's leftover pie in the fridge. I bet we can find some beer and iced tea somewhere.
4: Last thing you bought?
Textbook on Anatomy and Physiology for CollegeGrrrl and a huge pot of pale,bridal pink geraniums for me.
5: What are you listening to?
Chip Taylor and Carrie Rodriguez--The Trouble With Humans
They soothe my soul after a busy couple of days of Neurodrama. Sunday included four deaths in one hour.
6: If you were a God or Goddess, who would you be?
Mercury. The similarities are too eerily coincidental to be dismissed...the love of cattle rustling, the translating for the gods, the winged shoes, the little cap...
7: Favourite holiday spots?
Happy to be anywhere and loved them all--so I would have to say the spot that is my favorite and gives me a big, wide sense of freedom is the ramp to I-75. I can go north all the way to Canada, south to Key West, or swing on over to the airport and go anywhere I fancy.
8: Reading right now?
I doubt I'm alone in doing this, but usually I have a couple of books going at the same time--right now, A Death in Vienna by Frank Tallis, Dreamers of the Day by Mary Doria Russell and A Long Way Gone-Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah.
9: Okay...what were you thinking about just then?
Wondering if I heard the ice cream truck down the street and then I was trying to remember the name of that song.
10: Who's your hero/heroine?
11: First spring thing?
Stocking up on the ZYRTEC and Visine A.
12: Funniest thing you saw in your life?
I present to you Tim Conway & Harvey Korman. These two could not be on the same stage without cracking up. Makes me cry laughing.
13: Favourite film?
The English Patient, but right now have a hankering to see Please Don't Eat the Daisies with Doris Day. Oh, and I love All That Jazz.
14: Share some wisdom?
"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on."
15: If you were a tree, what tree would you be and why?
An Aspen. I'm fascinated by the facts about their propogation--that they grow in large colonies derived from a single seedling and the longevity of their root system. I've read for some, thousands of years. One in Utah may be 80,000 years. Amazing.
16: Fictitious characters who made a lasting impression on you?
Atticus Finch, Anna Karenina, and Holly Golightly
17: 4 words to describe you?
Distracted by shiny objects. Truly, I am.
This award was from sweet annie at blissful bohemian and it "goes to fellow bloggers who visit frequently and raise my spirits with their kind words of encouragement, their beautiful images and their wonderful outlook on life. They make blogging a positive experience and continue to make my life richer."
Sweet Annie says,"Please feel free to pass this award along to your friends. I ask that you do name them but you don't have to link to them. Just stop by their blogs and let them know you've given them this award."
I pass this acknowledgement on the these awardees in no particular order. To all those I've missed, and I know I have in order to end this post in any timely manner, I apologize.
me doing funny dances in public places
dept. of nance
aglio, olio, and peperoncino
And from ds at third storey window I was given this lovely award. I have been very blessed this year to have "met" many people from many different places. It's been a joy and a bit of a comfort. At a time when it seems as if the world might actually be going to hell in a handbasket for real, it's reassuring to make contact with so many thoughtful, bright, funny, and concerned folks who are all over this small blue planet spinning in space. And for those of you who stop by to read only, I truly appreciate your time.
The temptation to pass this to everyone is very strong and so, I do, but I am listing here a few fellow bloggers who have seen fit to adopt me into their blogging schedules.
big blue barn west
life in the 2nd half century
prattle from the flatlands
to navigate through life
upon halliburton hill
at the farm
halfway to france
Again, thanks to all and spread the love...