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OK, I'm Tagged - Livin' the Good Life

Apr. 17th, 2012

10:40 pm - OK, I'm Tagged

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I'm only doing this because it's you who tagged me, Jill. I could never say "no" to you! (After all, as far as I can tell, you are my only reader.)

1. What do you wish you would have known earlier in your life?
How to take better care of myself. Somehow, I didn't learn that growing up.

2. What is the hardest thing you have done so far?
Recover from emergency abdominal surgery at age 45. It took about 2 torturous years.

3. What is one health tip you try to live?
Good posture is directly related to my health and needs to be taken seriously. I do.

4. What are you currently reading?
I just finished WHEAT BELLY, but I'm not done with it yet because I am trying out the recipes in the back of the book. So far, I'm really liking them! I made a wheat-free pizza yesterday that had a "crust" made of cauliflower. It was surprisingly good!

5. What do you generally have for breakfast each morning?
A smoothie made with spirilina, cacao, maca, chia seeds, banana and water. Delicious!

6. What is one thing you learned from your dad?
That being cheerful and even-tempered and ready-to-help is a good way to be.

7. What was the happiest age of your life, so far?
Ooh, that's a tough one! I loved being a kid. I loved being a teenager. I loved being a young mother. I loved being an older mother. I love being a grandmother. Each stage had its ups and downs, so they weren't all good, all the time, but, they were all fantastic much of them time.... I did really like age 50.

8. Name a favorite song on the radio today in 2012.
I have no idea. I don't listen to the radio. (what's yours?)

9. Three words that describe your mom.
ultra-sensitive, emotional, loving

10. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
To not always feel so contracted about stuff .... to automatically respond inside myself with a "YES" instead of a "no".

11. What project are you currently working on?
I'm making a "skirt" for our entertainment system so that Ollie (in theory) can't fiddle with the knobs, getting ready to re-surface our deck, fix a section of fence that blew down, move our garden structure to a different spot on our property, help Damian put up an 8-section fence in their yard, and most exciting.... I'm getting rid of "junk" in my plasma. (I know, I know... I'm weird.)

I'm adding my favorite question from the list of questions your "tagger" gave you:

12. What do you wish people understood about you?
That I mean what I say and that I think other people mean what they say. You can take me literally. I just wish I could take everyone else literally. It would make things so much easier for me and there would be less misunderstandings.


Date:April 20th, 2012 01:55 am (UTC)
So fun to read your answers!
#s 1 and 7, I could have written those exact responses.
#8 was a surprise to me...listening a little to the radio everyday is a pleasure I look forward to...mostly while I'm driving or making dinner. So then how do you find music you like?
#9 I think I would have really liked your Mom.
#12 I'm on the same page here. Growing up in a family where we all said what we meant....I expected that of everyone else, and I had some adjusting to do in my adult life. I've learned to slowly "read" people and know which ones I can take literally and which ones I can't.

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Date:April 20th, 2012 02:20 am (UTC)
We have lots and lots of music on CDS that Steve finds. Also, I listen to an oldies station when I work out in the morning. Non-stop music with no commercials. What station do you listen to?
My mom was the world's biggest softie (Although she expected perfect behavior from her children, she never raised her voice. She didn't need to.)
I mainly had to learn that people say things that they won't mean TOMORROW (or an hour later). I'm not like that.
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