Monday, June 9, 2008

Responding to tags - finally

Back early in May Mary at My Needle and Thread tagged me and asked me to answer the following questions. I bet she's given up the idea that I'd respond!

What was I doing 10 years ago? That's a long time ago to remember LOL! I was working at the credit union in a new to me position - managing training and staff development - which I did for the last ten years until I retired last January. We still had one child in college so I wasn't spending much money on my hobbies. I was doing some quilting, but also doing a lot of reading.

What are 5 things on my to do list for today? I'm not really a list keeper, and since I've retired I pretty much take each day as it comes. I slept in as I'd not had much sleep the previous night. I put away the dishes my wonderful DH had washed last night. I picked up a couple days of dirty clothes from the computer room floor - I keep my clothes in the closet in that room. I put away a bunch of clean laundry and recycled a bunch of junk mail - both of which had been covering the dining room table. I replied to many, many emails that have been in my Inbox for sometime. I took something out of the freezer for dinner. All in all a pretty boring sounding day so far!

Snacks I enjoy - anything either chocolate or salty. Lately it's been chocolate covered pretzels - killing two cravings with one food! Unfortunately I'm addicted to carbs - it would be so much better if I snacked on fruit and finger vegetables!

Things I would do if I were a billionaire - give away most all of it to my favorite causes, including The National Resources Defense Council and the National Parks Conservation Association. I would also set up a college scholarship program. With the small amount I'd keep for us I'd buy us a vacation house in either the mountains or at the beach. I'd also have a housecleaning service once a week.
Also early in May Ulla at Kotkarankki presented me with the Sweet Home blogger Award for sharing, beauty, love and joy. Thank you so much Ulla, I'm really touched that you felt I deserved this award! As always I can't possibly pass this along to only 5 people - there are so many dozens of bloggers who share beauty, love and joy with the rest of the world. So if you are reading this consider the award to be yours also.


Valerie said...

I just love your blog! I am glad you joined Just us quilters because that is how I found you.

Becky said...

Thanks for playing the Tag game! It's fun to read the different answers from different quilters. Chocolate for me too:)

Stacy said...

What a lovely post Patti. I'm not much of a list keeper myself and my days sound a lot like yours. Maybe it is a little boring, but also peaceful. Your red/white quilt is stunning! It really is a treasure. Thank you so much for sharing it with us. I wish you many more "boring" days :) Love Stacy