Meme and then some

Robin of my knitting guild tagged me for this.  This has been a really popular meme.  I’m betting it’s because it’s a little more introspective than some of the others??

I never tag others, so we’ll skip the rules.  (No, I don’t read instruction manuals either.  Knitting patterns are another story….)

1) What was I doing 10 years ago? 

1998.  May, 1998.  That was about the time Mugsy and Fred began having male-on-male canine aggression problems.  They had some EPIC battles, and it may have been right about now that Mugsy sliced my finger open on both sides as I tried to separate them.  I was also a newlywed.  About now, I was also starting back to work, and realizing that I’d never again be a firefighter.  It was a rather tough year, come to think of it!

2) What are five things on my to-do list today (not in any particular order)? 

Honestly, I don’t do to-do lists.  I used to be a huge lister, and was probably more productive, but I also found them encumbering.  I rarely even have a grocery list, because should I bother to make one, I leave it at home!  However, some things that need to happen today:

  1. Mail out some Pampered Chef catalogs
  2. Mail out a duplicate receipt and paperwork for a Pampered Chef warranty claim.
  3. Mail back my own damaged in transit Pampered Chef items from a DECEMBER order. 
  4. Pay my Junior League dues online.
  5. Call in a prescription refill for the Knight.

3) What snacks do I enjoy? 

Couldn’t I just list what I don’t like?  It would be a shorter list.  I like to snack.  Generally, I prefer nuts and seeds, or popcorn, but fruit is nice once in a while.  I don’t really like chips, but chocolate and baked goods are another story.

4) What are some places I’ve lived?

A short list here…  Horse Country, Virginia.  The end.  Oh – save college, in Washington, DC.  Not very exciting, but that’s the way I like it.

5) What things would I do if I were a billionaire?

Billionaire?  Big bucks, eh?  Well, I’d give my inlaws whatever they need to truly retire.  Then, we’d re-structure the family business a bit, so that the Knight and I could be gone more than six days at a time.  As much as I moan and groan and call this my labor of love, I don’t think we’d quit working, or even go part-time.  We might be a little excessive with vacation time if we got the right support system in place, but we’d always be available for executive decisions.  I’d buy a bigger house on the Outer Banks, so that I could have about a dozen of you in at a time for our knitting retreats.  I’d trade my car in for the hybrid version.  I’d enroll Sissy and BOTH of her owners in a personal dog training class.  I’d get that addition on the house underway, ASAP.  I’d buy the house next door (with an easement on our property) and put a trusted friend up in it for next to nothing, so that when we travel, the dogs have the love and care to which they are accustomed.  I’d buy a lovely old home in the city and donate it to the League, so the Board members aren’t afraid to go to the office after dark.  I’d set up a memorial discretionary fund for the County Fire Training Division, in memory of my father, and in honor of my father inlaw and husband, overseen by a committee of five – the Knight, me, the current Training Chief, a trusted dear friend who just happens to be a volunteer chief across the county, and some other sane, reasonable person.  Then, there would be the annual giving plans to the other charities near and dear to my heart…  The ASPCA, The Boys & Girls Club and Habitat Women Build.

Of course, before any of that happened, we’d sit down with our attorney and financial advisor, and we’d have a system and a plan in place before even a penny was spent!

So, play along if you like.  If you do, please leave me a comment so I can see what you wrote.

Now, on to other things…

Yesterday, I failed to share what are perhaps my favorite teapots.  My dear Anita made a set like this for Holly, as a custom order for me for the not-so-coffee swap Holly and I just completed.  I never shared my matching set with you, because I was waiting on Holly to get hers first!

 Lovely, aren’t they? 

That’s the very wee start to my Lace Ribbon Scarf.  I’m loving the Alpaca Sox yarn.  It seems I’m a fan of Classic Elite yarns, especially in greens, as my Stardust is also in their yarn.  Go figure. 

It’s hard to believe it’s Wednesday already.  Love these four-day weeks.  Maybe that would be part of my billionaire plan…





11 comments on “Meme and then some

  1. StarSpry says:

    I do love your billionaire plan! It sounds great 🙂

    Those are really cute teapot markers!

  2. MrPuffy says:

    It sounds like a tough year you had 10 years ago. Your canine aggression story reminded me that Alex (our 110 lb. german shephard developed some aggression issues too – for which we had to consult a behavior specialist at Cornell. Family dynamics can go wonky at times).

  3. AlisonH says:

    Ten years. You young’un, you. Heh.

  4. Thanks for posting the meme…it was enlightening. Love the stitch markers…a bit green about them, in fact!

  5. nichole says:

    What adorable markers! I had Anita make some pretty yellow roses for Mom (her fave flower) to go in her Mother’s Day goodies – she loved them!

  6. Bubblesknits says:

    I just posted mine. 🙂

    Thanks for reminding me that I need to call in *my* prescription! LOL

  7. Amanda says:

    I really enjoyed your answers.

  8. Dianne says:

    Good answers – love the tiny teapots!

  9. Kathy says:

    I love your billionare plan. I would need to sit down and actually count the zeros:)
    That Anita is amazing, isn’t she? I love the little teapots. Charming little things.

  10. Robin says:

    Thanks for playing!!! I can go for 4-day weeks, too!

  11. fireflynights says:

    Cute teapots and I like the idea of the fire fund from your billions. I’m STILL waiting for my order of Alpaca Sox in the Emeralds color to arrive. I think it’s been about five weeks.

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