Monday, September 22, 2008

Things About Me

A little something about me after I folded the laundry and before I vacuumed hamster food off Ethan's bedroom floor.

What I was doing 5 years ago...
Living on an island in the Puget Sound, watching for orca whales out my living room window, pregnant with Isaac, making a Halloween Costume with no Jo-Ann's, Michaels or Spirit Halloween Superstore. Feeling like, after a whole year, I was finally starting to become a part of the San Juan Island community, watching the Friday Harbor Elementary School kids parade down Spring Street in their Halloween costumes and then, finding out that Robert got laid off and we were going to have to move.

Pet Peeves...
Chaos, disorder, redundancy, finding fruit snack wrappers stuffed between the couch cushions, slugs and other pests eating my vegetable plants, having some computer glitch fill out hundreds of on-line applications in your name and getting sales calls for months afterward, the first spot on a clean floor, spilled lemonade, fruit flies in the house, a bad or strange smell in the house I can not identify or eliminate, and any time someone mentions the words "good, better, best" in a church talk.

Some things I would do if I were a billionaire...
A Mediterranean Cruise (two weeks should do it), pay off or buy a new home, buy living room furniture, new family room furniture and master bedroom furniture for Robert and me. Then I'd have Candace Olson from Divine Design come and do our master bed and bath, kitchen and family room. A beach house would be nice too (Candace can design that next) and I'd invest for the kids education and missions and our retirement. Then I'd make a foundation that would do something good, maybe with education or wind power or something like that. Like T. Boone Pickens.

Favorite Foods...
Nectarines, Jr. Mints, the dark chocolate "Bordeaux" from See's candy, really good soup, sharp cheese with fruit, like a nice Gorgonzola pear salad with walnuts, or sharp cheddar with tart apples. Lemon bars, a melt-in-your-mouth steak, crispy flautas at Chevy's, Quizno's chicken carbonara sandwich, home made salsa fresca and this sandwich

Now I'm supposed to tag people to do this too. So I'm going to tag Betsy, since you don't blog as much as I'd like (gee, what could possibly be taking up so much of your time?) and Angela, since she is always looking for things to blog about, but I suspect doesn't even read my blog. (That's right, this is a test.) As a bonus tag, I'd like to tag Debbie, even though she doesn't have a blog yet and I'm not sure this is the type of "fare" she'd like to include on her fancy-dancy blog-of-the-future.

4 comments:

Erika and Ryan said...

So interesting, and great to know a little more about you! What's the title of the book you're currently reading? The type is a little small. I'm looking for something good to read after I finish Pope Joan.

Afton said...

The book is called "The Red Necklace" and I just started it today. It's a young adult book. I'm really into YA and middle grade fiction but also read grown up stuff from time to time. Anyway, "The Red Necklace" seems to have good reviews over at Amazon and on some of the kid lit blogs I check people really seemed to like it. It's about the French Revolution and gypsies.

Lyric said...

Interesting..! Well, I want to see that Halloween costume. If you have please share.

Debbie said...

Bah! That is totally fancy-dancy enough for my blog-of-the future! Are you fishing for a compliment? For I am certain none of my entries will be as entertaining as the least entertaining one of yours!!!

My latest excuse is we have 2 cameras...the mega big one...not realistic to carry around...and the mini one...which greg has as he is in korea all week. Today, I totally would have taken a photo of that monkey at the bus stop! If I would have had a mini camera!