November 15, 2008

AWOL, Memes & More

I've been AWOL this past week. Maybe it was noticed? Maybe not? My hours at work started up full-time again the day after Election Day, so now my days look more like this: long commutes, busy all day, tired in the evening and in bed early; which hasn't left me much time to do much of anything else, let alone blog. But it's good to be FT at work, and I'm enjoying my new project and meeting new people.

Playing catch up in the blogosphere this weekend!

First off, Talamuir, one of my very first blog friends, has tagged me for the Six Random Things meme and Kreativ blog award. Talamuir's blog was one of the very first pagan blogs I found way back when I started blogging years ago. We lost track of each other for a while, and recently reconnected, which makes me so happy. Visit her at her new place, Voices at Samhuinn and enjoy her lovely photography!
  1. Link to the person or persons who tagged you.
  2. Post the rules on your blog.
  3. Write six random things about yourself.
  4. Tag six people at the end of your post and link to them.
  5. Let each person know they’ve been tagged and leave a comment on their blog.
  6. Let the tagger know when your entry is up.
I know I've done six random things in the past, but there are plenty of random things about me, so I'm going to share it some more!

  1. I love to read historical fiction and non-fiction about the Tudor Period. I am fascinated with Anne Boleyn and her very tragic story-- and the other wives of Henry VIII. The great Queen Elizabeth I, Anne Boleyn's daughter, is also an intruiging woman.
  2. I love vintage china and would love to collect it, but I don't see the purpose of having lots of stuff I don't use, so I mostly drool over it at antique stores and online. My favorite styles: anything chintz, especially in yellow/pink, and Clarice Cliff's Tonquin in mulberry. Looooove transferware and carnival glass, too.
  3. I like to buy my books in trade paperback size. I carry them around in a zippered book cover during the time I'm reading them. I don't dog-ear pages or break the spine.
  4. I've had the same pair of slippers since 1996. Firehand got them for me. They're warm, comfy sheepskin, all fuzzy inside. I wore off the fuzzy on the soles inside, so we had to buy new fleecy sole inserts about 6 years ago. It's about time for new inserts, again.
  5. I love to crochet, but I am a "threadie"-- I don't crochet too much with yarn. I like making lace, doilies and such, instead. Especially floral motif doilies.
  6. I took children's theatre classes when I was young and had many roles in theatre productions in junior high & high school, but I'd be terrified to be on stage nowadays. I don't know how I ever did it.
I've tagged six people in the past for this meme, but I've met some great creative people through Soul Coaching, so I'm going to tag a few more:

Jamie at Starshyne Productions because she is so inspiring and brings out the best in all that she touches.

Genie Sea at Reality Insanity* fierce and open sharing and beautiful digital tarot art collages.

Aurora at Foxy Art Studio inspiring quotes, lovely knitting projects and creative, honest journaling pages.

Also, my sweet friend Nydia at Bringing Up Salamandars nominated me for the "Love Your Blog" Award! Thank you! Along with the award comes this fun (or, if you're wordy like me, challenging) little meme where you have to answer the following questions with one-word responses.

1. Where is your cell phone? purse

2. Where is your significant other? desk

3. Your hair color? red

4. Your mother? inspiring

5. Your father? bearded

6. Your favorite thing? reading

7. Your dream last night? none

8. Your dream/goal? creating

9. The room you’re in? living

10. Your hobby? crafting

11. Your fear? many

12. Where do you want to be in six years? content

13. Where were you last night? pumphouse

14. What you’re not? slender

15. One of your wish list items? tarot

16. Where you grew up? Iowa

17. The last thing you did? potty

18. What are you wearing? pajamas

19. Your T.V.? off

20. Your pet? Moose

21. Your computer? emachine

22. Your mood? positive

23. Missing someone? Claire

24. Your car? Forrester

25. Something you’re not wearing? bra

26. Favorite store? craft

27. Your Summer? dry

28. Love someone? totally

29. Your favorite color? green

30. When is the last time you laughed? evening

31. Last time you cried? Sunday


Jamie said...

Thank you so, so much for your kind words and including me in the award. I really appreciated it. And I just loved reading more about you!

Sacred Suzie said...

I want to see those slippers! I can't believe you have had them that long. I've had mine four years and they're totalled. I hope I get some for Christmas.

I'm totally going to try self-smudging. I think that will help. Thanks for letting me know that I'm not the only one having trouble keeping the smudge stick lit!

Aurora said...

hi---thanks for tagging me--I now have my entry up with my 6 random facts and a link back to your blog...