Hmmm...now. I have been tagged. Does this mean the forest service or wildlife control will be recording my every move? They will be oh so bored then won't they....keeping track of Sue in her natural habitat. *Yawn* Gets up, walks dog, reads paper, wakes child, puts cotton in ears to block whining from waking child, fixes child's breakfast, fixes pet's breakfast, exciting no? Are you still with me? Sends whining child off to school, makes a few phone calls, wonders why the telephone is not working, realizes that cotton is still in ears, removes cotton....*yawn*
Wildlife control would be better served by following the antics of a turtle me thinks.
Huh? Not THAT kind of tagged...well heck. NOW you tell me.
Okay. Brown English Muffin sent me this so here goes....
1. What did you do in 2006 that you've never done before?
I blogged! Really! I know you can not believe that about a 50 year old woman but I had never blogged, or been blogged. It was exciting and magical and thrilling! The earth moved!
I LOVE blogging!
2. Did anyone close to you give birth?
My sweet hairdresser (and good friend) Erica gave birth to twins! Twin girls and oh gee. They are the cutest things....I just talked to her this morning! Going to see them this weekend....almost 4 months old now and growing like weeds.
3. Did anyone close to you die?
Thankfully no. Unless you count that spider plant I killed. I am still waiting for charges to be filed against me but I swear it was a mercy killing! You believe me don't you?
4. What countries did you visit?
None this year, unless you count those vacations that I took in my imagination! No? But I have a VERY vivid imagination! Still no? Awwww....
5. What would you like to have in 2007 that you lacked in 2006?
The ability to fly and stop time with my mind. Okay, so that is just silly huh? Aw gee, then JUST the ability to stop time. If not that then, having Bill home for GOOD will suffice!
6. What dates from 2006 will remain etched upon your memory and why?
I don't know that I have any dates firmly etched upon my memory....I tend to remember everything great that happened and the not so great things start to fade away....dates I don't remember well. I guess that is why I am always so late sending out birthday cards huh?
7. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Nothing worth mentioning! Just a minor bruising to my ego and a self esteem wounding that occurred in the Fall but I recovered. You can barely see the scar now!
8. Who's behavior merited celebration?
Um...well, I would say Bill's dedication to his family, my kids, who have been (for the most part) a great help to me and who have put up with my *single* parenting skills
while missing their Dad's presence on a daily basis.
Hmmm....that spider plant's behavior was truly awful, which is why I lost my temper and...um, uh...on the advice of my attorney, I have nothing more to say about it at this time.
Other than that, maybe....um...Paris Hilton? Britney Spears? They are pretty appalling, with or without underwear.
10. Where did most of your money go?
College fees, kid's clothes and shoes (Why do I feed her such nutritious things? She just keeps growing!!), airplane tickets so Bill can could home every month....those things and all that Brian Dennehy memorabilia. What?? WHAT??
11. What did you get really excited about?
Blogging!!! That and Brian Dennehy signing to do "Inherit The Wind" on Broadway in 2007!!
Okay, it is that darned Weird things list...now that the cat is outta the bag, er, so to speak, well...I AM excited about it. We are planning to go this Spring. Fingers crossed.
But really and truly, I am excited about blogging! I love doing mine and visiting all of you. It has been great fun, wonderful therapy and a pure joy.
12. Compared to this time last year, are you, a) happier or sadder, b) thinner or heavier, c) richer or poorer?
Happier since Bill being away is coming to an end.
Heavier...no, actually, I am down a few pounds from where I was at this time last year.
Richer...in all the things that really matter....love and friendship. Self respect and peace of mind.
I still watch Law and Order when I can...all of them! I watch a lot of HGTV and the Food Channel....Paula Deen particularly.
I watch a lot of BBC America too....I am a HUGE fan of "As Time Goes By" and watch each and every re run when ever I have the chance. A classy and dear show featuring the classy and
ethereal Dame Judi Dench.
Junie B. Jones anything to Grace (they are pretty funny books!), The Little House In The Big Woods (which gets a re read every year; this year I read it to Grace for the first time), Marley and Me and An Affair With A House.
15. Is there someone or something you missed this past year?
Bill's every day presence...even the socks on the floor, the wet towel on the bed and him never knowing where his car keys are! Oh, that and I missed my head being on straight all too often...and my mind. I lost it a few times.
16. What did you do on your birthday and how old were you?
I was *gulp* 50. My friends all had little galas for me...: ) And Bill took all of us to St.
Louis to see our buddies Kate and Ginny AND stay at a *to die for*
Bed & Breakfast and to eat at one of
our favorite Italian places on the planet and to see the Broadway company of "Spamalot". I think that is enough *ands* for one answer Sue.
17. What kept you sane?
My family, wait a mo...did you say sane or INsane? Naw...really, my family, my friends, my blog buddies who are just the BEST, my pets, prayer, hot tea, M & Ms and Coca Cola, movies, reading and blogging!
19. If you could do one thing this year and not get chastised by or for it, what would you do?
Run off to Ireland with Brian Dennehy for a month....aw...okay, like THAT is ever gonna happen. Besides, HIS wife and MY husband probably won't allow it. Neither would his agent, his attorney, his kids, his gardener, his barber, his mechanic, his garbage collector....
And you know what? I really do like Bill a wee bit too much....I think he is sooooo cute but just don't tell him okay? He will get all big headed and obnoxious about it....
20. If you could meet one blogger in 2007, who would you want to meet?
I could never narrow it down to one. All of you have become such a part of me....I think the world of each and every one of you. Special people, dear and inspiring and talented and funny and caring and creative. I would love to meet ALL of you some day soon....
Okay, sooooo, who's next??