Monday, June 23, 2008

I've been tagged

I've been tagged by Lynda.

"The rules of the game get posted at the beginning. Each player answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they've been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person who tagged you know when you've posted your answer."

1) What was I doing 10 years ago?:

10 years ago, I was being mother to Mira, who was 3, and Simon and Liam, who were both about 10 months old. So that meant that I was stepping over toys on the floor, scrubbing two hundred cloth diapers a day, cooking and feeding my 3 little hungry rug rats, dealing with the garden, attempting to keep the house clean enough so that we wouldn't be shut down by the board of health, making the washing machine work overtime, as well as running on about 4 hours of broken sleep a night.
The only "crafty" thing that I was doing was to attempt to take a bath ALL ALONE!
I'm glad that it is not 10 years ago.

2) What are 5 things on my to-do list for today?:

More cleaning to look for moth hiding places
Skein off my latest yarn
Spin or Weave- Maybe both!

3) Snacks I enjoy:

Cheese- especially those soft, creamy blue cheese ones....mmmmm
Chips- affectionately called "grease shingles" in this house
Chocolate in all its lovely forms. The darker the better
Chili bamboo shoots (the kind in the bag, not the jar)
Fresh veggies- especially from the garden- especially peas

4) Things I would do if I was a billionaire

Buy (or build) a big house on a lot of land.
Open a weaving school
Hire someone to do my cleaning
Get my stomach muscles fixed
Visit the Mediterranean

5) Places I have lived

I'm afraid that I am not much of a traveler

-Saunders Street
-York Street
-Greensfeild Drive
-Grey Street

6) Jobs I have had

McDonalds- My first regular job
Coffee Shop Gal
Clothing Store Gal
Gallery Attendant
Technician at the Craft College

As for the tagging thing, If you want, consider yourself tagged


The Holistic Knitter said...

Chili banboo shoots sound interesting.
Yeh, I'd definately hire someone to do my cleaning!
Keep dreaming about your weaving never know.
Thanks for playing ;0)

Anonymous said...

1) 10 years ago? I 3 was years into my current University job, still enjoying writing 'Dr' in front of my name and gaining the confidence to tell a group of 200 students 'I don't know' when asked something I didn't know.

2) 5 Things on my to do list for today?
a) drop Mira off at her mothers (completed)
b) mark an essay (completed)
c) do my laundry (not completed)
d) spend time with my family (completed)
e) work on some documents for work (will be completed once I stop procrastinating)

3) Snacks I enjoy:
left over pizza
buttery popcorn
samosas (bring back Patel's samosas!!!)
Is beer a snack?

4) Things I would buy if I was a billionaire
a) VERY large house for Jackie, where Jackie and Mira could have their separate studios and where Bill could have a separate shed for his boxes and cars on wheels. I guess they could have a pool as well.
b) Buy an Aston Martin DB5 for Robert (a massive James Bond fan).
c) Pay for finishing off the construction of an old age home in the village where I did my PhD fieldwork. This project was started, but never completed.
d) Do an archaeological grand tour which included: the great wall of China and the terracotta warriors, the pyramids and valley of the kings in Egypt, the Maya pyramids and Aztec ruins in Mexico, Petra in Jordan, the Parthenon in Athens (and a lot of other stuff in Greece)
e) Buy a nice house somewhere warm and sunny (but not too warm) where I can sit on my terrace with my toes dangling in the pool watching the sunset over the ocean
f) whatever my very hard working and loving parents wanted

5) Places I have lived
Quebec city
Cambridge (England)
Glasgow (Scotland)

6) Jobs I have had
Sales assistant, Leisure World (craft shop)
McDonalds (Jackie was hired before me)
Pursar on the Pioneer Princess
University Lecturer (note: Many thanks to the scholarships that paid my way after I got my undergraduate degree).

Curious Llama

Christine said...

1) 10 years ago?
I was one year into graduate studies and my hair was just starting to turn gray.

2) 5 Things on my to do list for today?
a) drive back to Fredericton from Halifax (completed)
b) shower (completed)
c) do my laundry (completed) and pack for the long drive back to Ottawa tomorrow (not completed)
d) spend time with my family (in progress)
e) dig up some of mom's beautiful irises (no completed).

3) Snacks I enjoy:
yogurt and cheese
nuts (pecans preferably)
sun chips

4) Things I would buy if I was a billionaire.
a) a house for my sister Jackie.
b) a house for my brother too.
c) renovations for mom and dad's bathroom, a new roof, and whatever retirement provisions they would enjoy.
d) a house in the country for Joe and I. We'd add a garden, a windmill, and solar panels.
e) I'd donate to charity too.

5) Places I have lived
Fredericton, New Brunswick.
Belleville, Ontario
Kyoto, Japan
Ottawa, Ontario

6) Jobs I have had
Bingo caller,
Bar Cashier,
Teaching Assistant and Tutor,
Lab Technician,
Graduate Student (I had a stipend),
Patent Examiner

Kansas A said...

CLOTH DIAPERS? WITH TWINS? Are you crazy? lol