Sunday, June 01, 2008

a meme

Elizabeth of Trailingyarn tagged me, and she wants to know...

What was I doing 10 years ago?

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Ten years ago, I was pretty much doing the same things I am now....but differently. The years buy experience, knowledge, and skill. They spend physical strength, (ahem) physical appearances (ten more wrinkles?, ten more lbs?), and a certain amount of innocence. There are "trade offs" for the time. If I do it right, I am graceful and growth comes slowly and easily. I am not the same person I was ten years ago, and yet I am. On the inside, on the outside... Life, and the years it affords, change a person..Sometimes in an instant, this I have learned....so we adapt, adjust ...reconcile, expand and grow.

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What are 5 things on your TO DO list.

Which To Do list would you like to see? I keep several. (indoors, outdoors, desk work, projects etc.) I like to keep lists, they keep me focused. I'll show you my "Garden List"

1. Make Pea Trellis
2. Plant corn beans and squash.
3. Mulch paths
4. Pick and process rhubarb
5. Spread compost on Asparagus bed.

Snacks I enjoy

1. Sunflower seeds
2. Peanut butter & apples
3. Giardiniera
4. Utz
5. grapes

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Things I would do if I were a billionaire

If I were a billionaire I would put someone else in charge of my money. I don't have -and never have had- enough to know how to manage, or what to do with large amounts of it. I like to think if I were a billionaire my life would be easier. As my seventh grade teacher once told me, "They say money cannot buy happiness, but I would love the opportunity to prove that saying wrong."

5 Places I have lived

In a city.
In suburbia.
Beside a lake.
Beside a bay.
In the country, along the river's rim.

Any peeps who want to play, please consider yourself tagged!

7 comments:

Judy said...

Time is change; we measure its passing by how much things alter.~ Nadine Gordimer
Ten years seems like such a short time ago yet then I think that #2 son was potty training and now he is in 6th grade! We could do without the 10 lbs and 10 wrinkles! Sofar as to do lists we need to boy stock in a papermill!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Your answers are intersting Cyndy.
I was doing much the same 10 years ago too. I now do it much slower. ha..

I have never heard of a couple of your snacks. This makes me wonder what I am missing. However I have to fight those ahem ten or so pounds so maybe I don't need to find something else I might like to eat.

elizabeth said...

Thanks for playing! (even if you DID cop out on a few answers. ahem.) ;o)

I had to google Utz chips to make sure I wasn't missing some sort of delicacy. Like Lisa, I don't need to find something else I like to snack on! At least, not chips. I'm snacking on an apple & peanut butter right now, actually!

cyndy said...

Oh Elizabeth, I TRIED! Really I did!

Did you google Giardiniera too?
That is my healthy snack ;-)
It also translates to "woman gardener"...

The Utz are my weakness...I cut my teeth on them.

Cynthia said...

I liked your comment "which list would you like to see". I am a maker of lists and they reside usually in a spiral notebook. We buy a dozen of these when they are on sale in Sept and I have different ones for differents parts of my life.

I rarely keep the lists though, they are temporal.

I like looking backwards at where I was at certain times in my life, but I sure have a hard time going the other direction and predicting where I'll be in ten years. It's always surprises me now that when I look back, my life has not changed much, where as in my younger years, change was rapid. I am glad to slow down and watch life as it passes my front porch.

cyndy said...

Your lists are more organized than mine! Mine are always on scrap pieces of paper that float around and get mixed up with the grocery list, the phone messages list etc....

Leigh said...

I would be absolutely lost without lists. I notice your "to do" list was all garden stuff!

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