Knitting, spinning, pets, food and other thoughts



Susan tagged me for a meme that I’ve seen going around. I like Tamara‘s idea of not specifically tagging anyone (not sure how many are left who haven’t already done it) but would love to read everyone’s answers!

The Rules:

Each player answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5-6 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 I was doing 10 years ago:
    A lot of the same things I’m doing now – designing and doing technical editing. Himself was still working midnight shift then, so I had to get him off to work every evening (retirement 2 years ago was definitely culture shock!). The kids were already out on their own, grandson Nathan was born in Feb of 98; but MIL was still living with us (she died in Sept of 98 at the age of 98).
  2. What 5 things are on on my to-do list for today (not in any particular order):
    Update my portfolio and design proposals, figure out what to pack for TNNA; finish at least 1 of the 3 sweater pieces currently on the needles (added later: got 2 of the pieces done, still need to do the #’s), and work out #’s for the remaining piece; move houseplants outside and set up the sprinkler for them (finished! partially done).
  3. Snacks I enjoy:
    Homemade chocolate chip cookies, chocolate, peanuts and cashews, and did I mention chocolate?
  4. Things I would do if I were a billionaire:
    Put a bunch away for the grandkids’ college educations, then I’d buy a bit more land as a buffer and get on with the addition we’ve been discussing forever. I’d help support our church’s programs, probably help our vet complete her new clinic that’s been in process for a *long* time. A housekeeper, a yard man and at least a sous chef don’t sound like a bad idea either – I like to cook, but some of the prep and clean up work aren’t all that much fun 😉
  5. Places I have lived:
    I have lived in New Orleans LA; Yonkers NY; Arlington VA; Guatemala; Kirkwood MO; Parkville MO (NW of Kansas City); Webster Groves MO; and Cadet MO (43 years!).