Friday, May 23, 2008
I got this MEME from my friend Amelia at THE BELL WETHER, which is a super business for handspinners and weavers. Amelia sells wonderful fibers, spindles, and spinning wheels. Anyway, on to the MEME:
1) What was I doing ten years ago?
Hmmm....in 1998 my kids were six and four years old. I was a SAHM who spent a lot of time at their school and various doctors/specialists because they have special needs. There was no part-time job imaginable that would allow me the kind of time off I needed for all their appointments: speech therapy, occupational therapy, physio-therapy, program meetings, etc. etc. I was happily raising English and French Angora rabbits, along with a few Fuzzy Lops and Holland Lops. I used the angora for spinning, and bred and sold all four breeds as a "backyard business". I made a lot of "bunny" friends and "spinning friends".
I was also beginning to write and wrote my first novel - a medieval taking place during the Third Crusade - during this year. It did well in contests, but didn't garner any requests for the full manuscript. Nevertheless, it was the beginning of my writing towards publication. :)
2) What are 5 things on my to-do list for today? (in no particular order)
a) go to the specialist and find out when my shoulder replacement surgery's going to be.
b) buy "National Treasure 2" on Blu-ray for family watching tonight!
c) get groceries on the way home from the doctor
d) try and do my homework assignment from THE JOURNEY CYCLE - hmm...that might go over to tomorrow! :)
e) wave goodbye to my neighbor whose porch I fell on in January, smashing my shoulder and making the past five months horribly miserable. They're moving to Cold Lake, Alberta today. Nice knowing them!
3) Three snacks I enjoy:
a) raw pineapple just before it goes too ripe
b) chocolate ANYTHING!
c) butter tarts/squares
4) Four things I would do if I were a billionaire:
a) Have a private Foundation for grants to groups supporting kids with Down Syndrome, Autism, ADHD, and any cancer or cardiac problems.
b) Buy a restaurant franchise across the country to employe disadvantaged or at-risk youth and give them their first trained job experience - with a decent wage.
c) Buy myself an island get away. :)
d) Buy myself a ranch so I could raise sheep, alpacas, llamas, and any dog breed I wanted - all so I could show them, do agility training, and sell their fiber/wool.
5) Five places I've lived:
a) Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
b) Barrie, Ontario, Canada
c) Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada
d) Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
e) Sudbury, Ontario, Canada - guess it counts as I lived there till I was five.
6) Peeps I want to know more about:
TONI, KERRY, and WANDA