My internet friend Tammy has tagged me to post seven things about myself. Here's how this works:
1. When tagged, place the name of the person and URL on your blog
2. Post the rules on your blog
3. Write 7 things about yourself
4. Name 7 of your favorite weblogs
5. Send an e-mail letting those bloggers know they have been tagged
Now, one would think that seven things to share would not be a problem, but when faced with the challenge to do so, it becomes challenging to decide what to share.
1. I did not marry until I was 39. I think everyone had given me up to be an old maid school teacher. I married a man who had never been married and he was 37. We were made for each other and it just took us a long time to find each other. He dated me on a dare from a dear friend of mine. She told him, “Take her out; you don’t have to marry the girl!” Ah, famous last words!!!
2. Due to physical complications, we could not have children and decided that was fine. We enjoyed being married; we traveled, ate out, bought what we wanted, etc… Then, my husband and I decided that perhaps we should adopt. Five years later we now have 2 seven year olds who are the lights of our world. We would not trade them for all the free time (and money) we ever had.
3. Although I had flown in the United States since I was 16, I had never been on a transatlantic or transpacific flight until I was 45. I can now say that I have done both. I have been to Eastern Europe 4 times and to Hawaii once.
4. I love to write grants for work in my spare time. I always enjoy getting free money and I look at it as a challenge to see how much I can get for my school. I usually end up spending the money on other teachers and usually write them for others. To me, the fun is in the writing and receiving, not the spending.
5. I started as a music major in college and switched to a Paranormal Psychology major my sophomore year. I minored in Special Education where I have spent my professional life. I also have a BA in Accounting and Business. I spent 5 years as a CPA and returned to education. Paranormal psychology is my preferred field of interest.
6. I love to create art in many forms – painting, sewing, crafting, drawing, music, etc… I never met an art form that I didn’t like. When I was a young child, I wanted to be a street artist in Vancouver, British Columbia. I have no idea where that dream came from!! I gave that dream up when I was about 10 and realized I would have to move away from my daddy! LOL! My grandmother took an art class from Georgia O’Keefe when grandmother was in college. Grandmother was a talented artist in her own right.
7. By the time I was 5, I could name every tree in the forest and every constellation in the sky. I had read all of John Steinbeck’s works by the time I was 14. I grew up on mythology (Roman and Greek). My daddy read every book I did so we could discuss the books I was reading (including Stephen King!) My dad passed on his love of reading and education to me. By the time I was in the 9th grade, I had read all the books on the banned book list at my local school. I still don’t understand why they were banned.
Now I must tag seven more bloggers:
Maisie at DALZIEL FAMILY
Linda at Life As I Know It
Nancy at A Step At A Time
NeeCee at My Tiggery Life
Joni at Joni's World
Sharon at Sharon Stitches
Kathy at Seasons of Whimzy