I fear I am boring readers, so if you have been here before, there is nothing new. For new bloggers here is the dirt... read on.
I will not be tagging any more bloggers, but if you want to play, consider yourself tagged and have fun. One way to know if someone has been tagged: If they have a labels list in their sidebar look for the label "tagged". If it is there, then you know they have already been tagged and might not want to play again. Click on the label and it will take you to their post about it. There you can enjoy what they wrote about themselves.
Third time tagged in three weeks: You folks are going to get tired of me.
This time I have been tagged by Linda at Meadowview Thymes
Let me see if I can come up with six more things about me.
1. I do not like to drive another person's car.
2. For my own, I do not like a new car. Give me old ones I can haul stuff in and don't worry about getting it scratched or banged.
3. I have owned and driven two pick-up trucks. First was a full size Chevrolet (no air conditioner), second - a smaller Toyota (with air conditioner).
4. I was a Realtor for ten years. Big mistake! Cost more than I earned.
5. I have always been far-sighted. Great for identifying birds.
6. I need to lose about 40 pounds... that'll be the day!
Ok, now I am off to alert Linda that those six (not so fascinating facts) have been published to the world's view.
Second time tagged:
Yikeees, tagged again! OK, I know the post a few days ago (June 11) got quickly buried among the others, so now that Our Friend Ben has tagged me I will brush it off and run it again.
And, just to be fair, I will add six additional random things about me.
First time tagged:
I have now joined the ranks of those who have been tagged. The Patient Gardener drew me into the fold. It is hot and humid out doors. I should be out there working, but... It is nice and cool here in the basement. (See number two below.)
These are the rules:
- Link to the person who tagged you.
- Post the rules on your blog.
- Write six random things about yourself.
- Tag six people at the end of your post linking to their blog.
- Let each person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
- Let the tagger know when your entry is up.
I don't know who has already been tagged, maybe multiple times, and who would want to play.
But, I will surly go this far without fear, or flinching.
You asked for it so here it is.
Six (plus six more) random things about me:
- I like winter.
- I am a procrastinator.
- I can wiggle my ears.
- My first college major (2 years) was biology; I should have stayed with that.
- I went back to college at age 40; I majored in Housing and Interior Design. Loved all the support classes, e.g., art-history, history of architecture, history of interiors, art studios, etc. Graduated with honors - at 40 I had been worried I could not learn and keep up.
- I have an heirloom houseplant of my mother's that is older than I am. It was a wedding gift to her in 1931. I don't know what it is, so I may do a post about it someday to see if anyone can identify it.
- I am a hopeless romantic in the old sense of the word.
- I once traveled to England and found it to be the storybook country from my childhood books.
- Two women I greatly admire: Beatrice Potter and Tasha Tudor.
- Married 51 years to Husband/Best Friend/Chief Photographer, two sons, two daughters, and six grandchildren - two girls, four boys.
- I was born and reared on my grandfather's farm and would not take the whole world for that experience. I get my love of plants and gardening from my grandmother's family line.
- (This is going to be a long one - getting you back, Our Friend Ben)
In 14 weeks we visited:
- 7 countries
- slept in 47 beds (Averages out to be a different bed every other night for 14 weeks.)
- covered over 7,000 miles by car, plus a few train rides, and numerous ferry trips
- visited 41 of England's 46 counties, plus 5 in Scotland, and 2 in Wales
- visited 3 islands
- visited 7 national parks or famous areas
- 2 monumental historic sites (Hadrian's Wall and Stonehenge)
- 7 abbeys, minsters, or other places of worship
- 2 art galleries (in Edinburgh and Paris)
- the Glasgow Flower Festival
- the flower market in Bruges, Belgium
- the Aalsmeer flower auction in Amsterdam
- the flower fields and dikes in the Netherlands during the flower festival
- 15 cathedrals (the first Gothic cathedral I was to see was the Dom in Cologne, Germany. It took me hours to inspect it. By the time we visited the 15th cathedral, I had it down to 45 minutes. I visited all of them with textbook and class notes in hand.)
- 10 castles
- 11 historic or famous houses and palaces
- and, to keep me happy - 23 gardens! Including Keukenhof in Lisse, The Netherlands, and Claude Monet's garden in Giverny, France.
That is more than enough about me. Thanks for reading. Now, I will let Our Friend Ben, and The Patient Gardener know I have tagged back.