Monday, October 20, 2008

Just for Fun: Four Things Meme

We are driven by five genetic needs:
survival, love and belonging, power, freedom, and fun.
~ William Glasser

Quite some time ago, Wendy over at The Bend in the Road tagged me with a meme, which I completely forgot about. Oh, I created it right away - I just forgot to post it. Boy oh boy: my memory is like a sieve these days!

So after a little updating to make it current, I present...

Four Things About Me

Four things I did today:

1. Facilitated a Healthy Lifestyle meeting of six women, where we discussed the role of spirituality in leading a balanced life. What do you think: does it play a part?

2. Watched last night’s episode of Brothers & Sisters. Love that show!

3. Laundry (are you jealous??)

4. Tutored Mark at the jail on more GED preparation. Adverbs and adjectives and paraphrasing – oh my!

Four things on my to-do list:

1. Email my sister the directions on brining a turkey. We usually have Thanksgiving here, and I brine the bird every year. She’s hosting this year, and wants to learn how to make such a moist turkey.

2. Quilt. I haven’t had a chance to do so in over a week, and my fingers are itching to sit at the sewing machine!

3. Vacuum (again – are you jealous??)

4. Light a fire under our contractor to get the backyard finished.

Four of my guilty pleasures:

1. Crossword puzzles. Love ‘em! I’ve always got one going.

2. The computer. Emailing, blogging, surfing the net. I spend waaaay too much time on this thing!

3. Strolling through bookstores. I could spend hours picking out just one special book to read.

4. Taking a nap on a Saturday afternoon. Heaven!

Four random facts about me:

1. I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre. I used to perform, a long time ago. Now I just act like I know what I’m doing!

2. I’m addicted to reading magazines. I subscribe to all kinds: Time, Ladies Home Journal, Psychology Today, McCall’s Quilting, Country Home, Cooking Light, Mary Engelbreit’s Home Companion, etc., etc., etc.

3. I am a history buff, and find the cultural and social history from 1890-1950 to be especially fascinating.

4. I love the Christmas season. Everything about it: the decorations, the smells, gift giving, the carols. I usually start listening to Christmas music in August. Yes, really.

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Ok, that's it for me. Please feel free to play along and tell us four things about you.

Until next time...


Kathy said...

Love Brothers and Sisters, too! And, of course, bookstores! I used to have oodles of magazine subscriptions, but since I've gotten into the computer, I've dropped most of them.

wonderwoman said...

i too love magazines, and books - i could spend all day in a book shop - if only!!!


nmburleson said...

I do think that spirituality plays a part! I love walking around bookstores too! Especially when I can go by myself and really take my time.

Hey how come you get to do laundry AND vacuum? *wink*

I spend way to much time on my computer too. I really need to get that in check, I'll start doing that tomorrow! :)

Manuela said...

I love bookstores and if I could, I'd love to own one (ever see "You've Got Mail"? that's the kind I'd like to have).

And, I'm totally cool with being a nerd! Too bad that word has negative connotations.

(those halloween photos show the performance side of you I think--they are incredibly theatrical!)

Cammy said...

I love bookstores, too! We have a new one in Memphis called The English Major and I'm just itching for life to calm down so I can get there and spend an afternoon browsing.

Thanks for letting us know you a bit better!

Terry@quilt-nut said...

I also love everything about the Christmas season. It always feels like a special time with everyone so good hearted. Terry

Wendy said...

I loved hearing all about you! Thanks for playing along.

Needled Mom said...

It is so much fun to learn more about you, Pattie.

I can't imagine cooking a turkey without brining it. You reminded me that I need to zip a recipe off to my son too. Thanks for the reminder.

Deborah said...

Of course I'm jealous. Jealous that you aren't here to do my laundry and vacumming for me. :o)

Thanks for the insight on you.

Susie said...

Hi Pattie,
I loved reading your meme and learning a bit more about you.
You truly do have the Christmas spirit if you start gearing up in August. I don't really get into "the mood" till after Thanksgiving!

new*me said...

mmmmm.....turkey, laundry, vacuum, nap.........sounds like heaven :)

PEA said...

Hello dear Pattie:-)

I'm back from my trip and now catching up with everyone! I so enjoyed reading your meme answers...I'm glad I'm not the only one who puts on Christmas music so early! lol Like you, I LOVE everything about Christmas:-)

I'm so jealous about you doing laundry and vaccuuming, I'll just have to do so myself tomorrow! hehe

I'm just in awe of the Halloween costumes you used to's no wonder your group always won first prize! How fabulous they are!! xoxo

grammy said...

fun to learn all that stuff about you. Love that you are helping that young man in prison.
I have a young friend that wins a costume contest every year. Her whole family and the dog dress up to win a local amusment parks contest. Free pass for the year...nice prize. Lots of work.

carla said...

brothers & sisters.


now I think I need to (finally) tivo and check it out...


Hanlie said...

What a fun meme! I also believe that spirituality is necessary for a balanced life.

Kelli said...

That was fun to read! You are I both love reading magazines...I was just looking at some favorites today. :0)

JC said...

Great meme. I don't have time to do it right now but I will get to it. Really, well maybe.

new*me said...

Hope all is well with you Pattie :) Miss ya!

jovaliquilts said...

Fun stuff to learn about you! Where do you find your cute illustrations?

45 and Aspiring said...

Tell us more about the juvie lit and picture book library. I'm a huge adult fan of them!

I love the novels in verse: Love That Dog! by Sharon Creech and Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse.

I love the picture book More, More, More Said the Baby.

My favorite Christmas story (how brave of you to get the music out in August!) is Truman Capote's A Christmas Story.

And I love more, more, more.

(I messed up a lyric in the car last night. . . instead of Layla I always sing "Hey Love, you got me on my knees. Hey Love."

Sharon said...

Very interesting, Pattie. Sounds like you have a full life. Not jealous of your vacuuming though, at all. :) I love bookstores, napping, and playing on the puter too.

Since it looks like an open invitation to do the meme, I hope it's ok if I play. :)

prashant said...

i too love magazines
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