Another Meme with a Boring Headline.
And I’m too tired to think of anything more clever. So, I’ve been tagged by Mermaids to do this meme.
What was I doing 10 years ago?
Let’s see, that would be June, 1998. I had just gotten married and was probably heading home with my soon-to-be (but not known to me) ex-husband from our honeymoon at Pismo Beach, California.
Six months after we were married he “changed his mind”. Whatever. I say that now, but then I was devastated, embarrassed, humiliated, and depressed. It took me two years to wake up and really get him out of my life.
What are 5 things on my to-do list for today (not in any particular order):
* track my Weight Watchers points
* finish copyediting some frequently asked questions for a client
* do some laundry
* take a walk, with or without Lily
* get some groceries and fresh veggies
And adding one more: trying out a new recipe for coleslaw (only 2 WW points per serving!)
Snacks I enjoy:
Popcorn, Weight Watchers Chocolate Fudge Ice Cream, Brownies (but I don’t eat them any more), cottage cheese with peaches, WW caramel bars
Things I would do if I were a billionaire:
Geez, I could almost put Mermaid’s post right here. She wants a house on the ocean, so do I. It has to fit family, and have a great sewing room. So would mine. (You know… I think it has something to do with being a Taurus, perhaps?) I would buy both my kids and my brothers a house so that we always had a roof over our heads. I’d invest something so that I had a consistently decent income for the rest of my life, so if I didn’t want to work – which I don’t – I wouldn’t have to. I’d choose a charity and support it, of course, although I also believe charity begins at home. I’d make sure my grandkids had a trust fund for college or whatever they wanted to do as adults for their careers. And, like Mermaids, I’d buy shoes. Beautiful, comfortable, sexy shoes that fit my ridiculously wide feet.
Places I have lived:
(This pic is the house we lived in in England. I love the Internet and Google Maps.)
Jobs I have had:
Cleaned the neighbor’s house as a kid to earn swimming lessons from her son who was an Olympic athlete. Babysat to buy my first Schwinn derailleur – bright lemon yellow – in 1971. Yellow. Mens style. It rocked. Insurance broker file clerk in England; Secretary for my dad in London as a teenager; Admin Assistant; Benefits Administrator; Technical Writer, Technical Editor, and finally, my favorite: Freelance Writer and Editor working at home.
6 Peeps I would like to know more about (in no particular order)
Okay, this is the part where I veer from the instructions. Just feel free to jump in. Kind of like a community swimming pool. It’s more fun when there’s more people. I like you all, so I would like to know more about all of you.