Thursday, December 4, 2008

I never was very good at TAG.....

Hide and go seek was always my favorite outdoor game. Well, that and kickball. But, nevertheless, I have been tagged by Teresa at Stitchin' Friends. And to show there are no hard feelings, I'll play along. I might even learn something about myself.

The rules to play TAG are these: ~ Post a link to the blog that challenged you and add these rules to your post:
~ Share 7 things about yourself~ Challenge 7 other blogs at the end of your post through naming their blog and post a link to it.
~ Let them know they're been challenged by leaving a comment on their blog.

So, here goes......

1. I lettered in a sport in college. Yup, me. I lettered for 2 years in field hockey at East Carolina. Before you are overly impressed, let me explain. Field Hockey is not a sport in the south. They don't teach it in high schools anymore. Most people down here don't even know what it is. At ECU, which was a pretty big school even back then ('76-'80), there were 13 of us on the entire team. 11 Yankees and two people from the South that walked by one day and said "Hey, that looks like fun." So we let them play.

2. I didn't really enjoy my honeymoon. Other than the obvious part that I did enjoy, I didn't enjoy where we went. My mom and dad decided to surprise Dear Hubby and I with an all-expense paid trip to DisneyWorld for 3 days. I know I should be grateful. But DisneyWorld was not my first choice. They didn't ask us where we wanted to go but beggars can't be choosers. I really wanted to go to New England. It was May. DisneyWorld (and the rest of Florida) is hot in May. I don't do well in the hot.

3. I started sewing in 3rd grade. I made a skirt. I don't remember anything else about it. Mom taught me how to sew and I took to it like a duck to water. Even when I was in college, I would go visit my granny that lived 2 hrs away and use her knee peddle Singer to get my sewing fix. Sweet Granny bought a Singer for me for a wedding gift. Not traditional but no wedding gift was more loved or used than that. More than I can say about the ornate toothbrush holder that we re-gifted before re-gifting was even a word.

4. I cannot knit. As crafty as I think I am, I just don't get the whole knitting thing. While my Sweet Granny could sew, my paternal grandmother (that we nicknamed Half-Pint due to her being vertically challenged) did just about everything else. She made beautiful flower arrangements, could dye wool, hook a rug, embroider, cross-stitch, do crewelwork, etc. She was the first person to send me on my needlework path by teaching me to embroider on one of those little "kids kits" that you could buy way back in the day (late 60's). Half-Pint taught me twice how to knit but I forgot by the time I was out to the car. Dear Daughter #1 has taught me how to knit. As long as she casts on and off for me, I can make a few rows without messing up.

5. I have known my best friend since before she was born. Weird, huh? But true. Judi's parents lived across the street from us in our little town in PA. We moved in our house when I was 6 weeks old. Her parents moved in not long after that. She is 19 months younger than I am. You do the math. And we are still friends today. She is still in PA. I don't get to see her as often as I like but every once in a while we still bond. I feel a field trip coming on.

6. I used to own a quilt shop. Not for very long.....only 2-1/2 years, but an intense 2-1/2 years. Unless you have an endless amount of energy and a very thick skin, don't open a retail shop. It's a lot of work and you can burn out easily.

7. FINALLY......Contrary to what others put on their list of 7, I have the most wonderful husband in the world. No explanation needed. He just is. You're just going to have to accept the fact and move on.

Now on to the 7 I am tagging.

1. Cathy at several blogs but I'll link you to her Christmas blog. I think she and I think a like on a lot of different levels.

2. Leann because she is the only one that "follows" me. So she must be my friend. LOL

As Teresa said..I am only going to name those two. I have seen many people tagged and have even seen a few bloggers with a "NO TAGGING" icon on their sidebar. The only reason I played is because I haven't been tagged before. So if you haven't been tagged....Go tag yourself. There are no TAG Police to come arrest you if you don't exactly go by the rules and I don't think GOOGLE will close down your blog if you don't want to play. Just have fun!

Blessings, Cathi


Carol in Rock Hill, SC said...

I'm impressed. That has to be one of your longest postings to date. I loved the "Half-Pint" story!

Teresa said...

Ah, now see, I did not know you were knitting challenged. Thanks for playing along, I enjoyed learning a few more things about you!

Zebu said...

Ok, I can't pass up a good game of tag. I just came upon your blog this evening...well, middle of the night, by way of The American Homemaker. For some reason, I can't get my linky thing to work.

Here are my seven. These are random, off-the-top-of-my-head happenings in my life that are of some value to me.

1. I love the Lord with all my might, mind, and soul and try to be more Christ-like. I LOVE my children and have always adored being a mother. I relish our friendships.

And now for the more insignificant worldly things… : p)

2. I was on the Oprah Winfrey show in 1993.

3. I am a certified K-9 trainer in beginning and advanced obedience, Handicap support, Tracking, and Personal Protection. I love German Shepherds and train mine in German. (My ancestry is German).

4. I was a drummer up until my children were young and we ran out of room for the drums! I played on the same stage (not at the same time) as Dennis Quaid.

5. I was a fitness trainer at an all-women’s spa. I was sure able to stay in shape back then!

6. We owned a traveling petting zoo and showed in malls around the states. We had wonderful domestic animals, along with a couple of wallabys, pot bellied pigs, and a sacred Indian cow, miniature horse, and Scottish Highlander cow.

7. I was blessed to be able to homeschool my children for four years until, sadly, it came to an end.

Well, there are seven things about me—really about my past. I would love to hear yours!

I am tagging:

A day in 1862

A Joyful Handmaiden

Cultivating Home

Pastoral Symphony Farm

Romantic History

The Homespun Heart

There is No Place Like Home

The rules to play Tag are these: Post a link to the blog that challenged you and add these rules to your post:

Share seven things about yourself
Challenge seven other blogs at the end of your post, through naming their blog, and post a link to it.

Let them know they’re being challenged by leaving a comment on their blog.