Friday, March 28, 2008

A meme - because I keep writing posts and not posting them after all....

Morning all..... Crystal has tagged me for a meme, and it is a long long time since I actually did one of these, so here goes.....

Rules first:

1. The rules of the game get posted at the beginning.
2. Each player answers the questions about themselves.
3. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves a comment, letting them know they've been tagged and asking them to read your blog.

What I was doing 10 years ago:

I can't be absolutely certain, but I think I was in South Africa arranging to sell my parents home. And trying to sort out their affairs. They had come to visit us for a holiday just after Dad was diagnosed with Diffuse Lewey body disease, and the travelling worsened his condition so dramatically that he was not allowed to fly again, so they stayed with me. Or I might have started the extension to our home to accomodate us all. It all happened at once. I do know that it is nearly 10 years since we had to put Dad in respite care, and he never came home again. He stayed for a year, and then was moved to a nursing home. It was a time of tumultuous change around here.

5 things on my to do list today:
  1. Rest
  2. Buy milk
  3. Rest
  4. Plan lessons
  5. Rest (I have not mentioned that I have torn or inflamed the muscles in my chest wall, have I....It hurts. But I am alive. And am supposed to REST.)

Snacks I enjoy:

  1. Kettle fried crisps and dip
  2. Cheese and crackers
  3. Humous
  4. Sesame flatbread
  5. Taramasalata with crisps

Things I would do if I were a billionaire:

  1. Make sure my children were secure financially
  2. Help family and friends
  3. Pay all debts and travel more
  4. Sponsor more children
  5. Have the BEST time getting rid of most of it! I don't want or need a great deal, but I would love to buy a lifeboat, or help Air ambulance charities, Hospices, Compassion, Children's charities, Heart foundation, Alzheimers Society. The list goes on and on.....

5 of my bad habits:

  1. Spending too much time on the couch
  2. Not keeping up with friends enough
  3. Putting things off till "tomorrow"
  4. Drinking too much coffee
  5. Falling asleep in the bath and drowning every book I read.

5 places I have lived:

  1. Cape Town, South Africa
  2. Plymouth, UK for a year when I first got married
  3. Back to Cape Town and in a flat for 18 months
  4. Then in a house in Cape Town, not far from my parents
  5. Here in middle England, where I live now.

5 Jobs I have had:

  1. Babysitter for children through holidays
  2. Reader's Digest clerk (student work)
  3. Exam invigilator
  4. Managed a doll's house shop
  5. Oriental rug shop

And I am breaking the rules here and saying I am tagging anyone who wants to do this one! So let me know if you decide to do it, and I will be delighted to come and check out your bad habits and all the rest. And now I am off to REST. I do not like resting and this is most inconvenient. Mutter mutter....


Linda said...

I've missed you Linds and was glad to see you had written. I love the meme and getting to know you a bit better. I'm sorry you aren't well and pray the rest will work wonders.
My parents have a friend visiting from Huddersfield. Is that anywhere near you? We are acting as "tour guides" and really enjoying her company.
Rest, rest, rest....

Needled Mom said...

I don't think that I could exactly remember what I was doing 10 years ago. Good job.

Now...I can definitely relate to #2-5 of your bad habits (especially #5). It's tough to revive them!!

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

That's a good MEME...lots of nosy questions and you gave such good responses.

Which job did you prefer? The doll's house shop manager sounds like fun!

Morning Glory said...

That was fun to read. Now, take it easy and rest, rest, rest!

Crystal said...

Thanks for playing along, Linds! It's definitely fun to learn more about you. I'm sorry to hear about the muscles problem. Take care of yourself and just do what the doctor orders - REST!! Do not feel guilty - do not get up - DO relax! ((( HUGS )))