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Friday, October 26, 2012

Playing games: Tag, I'm it!

I never did outgrow my love for childhood games. Red Rover, Red Rover, Mother May I?, and Tag were among my favorites. And now I get to play again!

On Monday, Pamela at Feral Homemaking tagged me!

So, tag, I'm it!

As I want to keep the game rolling, but have been under time constraints this week, I will break my end of the game into 2 parts, the first half for today and the second half for next week.

Here are the rules of the game, as listed in Pamela's post:
"link back to who tagged you, post eleven random facts about yourself, answer their eleven questions, ask eleven new questions, and tag other bloggers with 200 or fewer followers (post on their blogs to let them know).  The original rules called for people to tag 11 bloggers with fewer than 200 followers, but like Pamela, I will do a greatly reduced amount."

Okay, so for my 11 random facts about myself.

1) When I was a teenager, I was a Candy-striper at our local hospital. My two departments were Peds and Geriatrics, and I don't really know which I loved most!
2) I adore fashions from the 1940s.
3) The bath tub is my think tank. When I've got something on my mind, I head for a long soak.
4) I love cats, but I'm terribly allergic. And I'm partial to black cats, or mostly black with white paws.
5) I became interested in gardening when I was about 9 years old, and my best friend's mom let us plant things from her kitchen in a small strip of dirt in the side yard. Popcorn and avocados performed the best.
6) I'm a middle child. Supposedly that means I'm secretive. Shhhh, don't tell anyone!
7) When the weather is bad outside, I jog on an indoor "track" in my house (a loop between the kitchen, family room and hall).
8) I eat tomatoes like most people eat apples or peaches, just right out of hand.
9) When I was a girl, I had a pet mouse named Rainbow. Rainbow used to squeeze through the bars on his cage regularly, and I remember my mom often coming into my room late at night with a flashlight, looking under my bed, in the closet and behind the dresser for Rainbow.
10) I'm quite good at climbing trees, for an old gal!
11) My dream vacation would either be to Ireland or a river cruise through eastern Europe.

So there you have it! I hope you enjoyed reading some odd things about me!


  1. Thanks for sharing those random things! What's a Candy-striper?

    1. Hi Sarah,
      A candy-striper is a teenage volunteer at the hospital. We wore dresses that were red and white striped, so we looked like we were candy-striped, I guess. We answered patient requests on the intercom, brought soda pop and popsicles to patients and ran errands for the nurses.

  2. I too love cats, but am allergic to them. I developed my allergy in 1987 right after the birth of my second child and it has never gone away. My dream vacation is Ireland as well, I'm still planning it, and want to include Scotland in there as well. I would like to rent a home in the country for a couple of months to really enjoy the experience.

    1. Hi Lois,
      That's interesting that you became allergic as an adult. I was always somewhat sensitive to cats as a child, but really became allergic as an adult.

      Your dream vacation sounds wonderful. And living there for a couple of months would really give you the opportunity to enjoy it, without being rushed.

  3. Do I have this right? You like climbing trees, but don't like to climb a ladder?

    1. Hi live and learn,
      Yes, and there's a reason for it. Ladders feel rickety to me and trees feel sturdy and stable. I grew up climbing olive trees. They have stout trunks and strong branches. My sister and I could sit on the branches without them cracking. I was something of a monkey growing up.


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