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The week is before us - like the coffee pot - waiting to brew. Making it good is a matter of choice, luck, creativity, patience and acceptance of the outcome.

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Sunday, July 29, 2007

A meme on me

Getting to the meme will take a bit of explanation -

As I stopped by at "Margaret's Wanderings" I found out some wonderful things I did not know about her. I often stop by her blog because we are both trained as social workers and because she is a very good writer. I have not found many social-worker bloggers, let alone those who can write!
Margaret revealed some very interesting additional things about herself. She ended her post, "eight-revelations," with this:

And it is now tagging time. I tag lacithecat, wendy, myrthe, and carol gee. I am looking forward to learning something new about my fellow bloggers!!!
She left a tagging comment at my blog that said:

I would like to tag you and request that you share 8 new things about yourself that your blog fans may not be aware of. Are you in the mood to share?
Looking forward to learning more about you,
This was my reply, which I am reproducing here as today's post:

My goodness, Margaret, thanks. I'll give it a try - and it will be 8+, if that's OK.
Some of these things my "fans" have probably already inferred:
  1. I have six grandchildren, some adults. My mom - age 91 - has 9 great-grandchildren.

  2. We celebrated our Golden Wedding Anniversary. I do not color my mouse-brown hair.

  3. I drive an older Chevy Prism that gets 30+ mpg. I don't speed, but I am right up there.

  4. I got a Master's in (Clinical) Social Work at age 52. I counseled mostly women before retirement.

  5. I have suffered from periodic insomnia all my adult life. I watch TV when wakeful.

  6. I keep an electronic personal journal. I have written in a diary since I was 8 years old.

  7. I am a photographer who does not own a digital camera. My screen saver is "WebShots."

  8. All my home's drawers, cabinets and closets are too full, though they are mostly orderly. I am a bit obsessive, but I do not dust very often.
The bloggers I am tagging are:

Cross-posted at Southwest Blogger
My topical post today at South by Southwest and The Reaction is about domestic surveillance.
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1 comment:

betmo said...

you are incredibly sweet! :) i will work on it post haste! hope things are good on this now tuesday morning :)


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References on Spirituality -- Favorites from my old collection

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  • "A World Waiting To Be Born: Civility Rediscovered" by M. Scott Peck. Simon and Schuster, 1993
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  • "The Hope For Healing Human Evil" by M. Scott Peck. Simon and Schuster, 1983
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A retired counselor, I am equal parts Techie and Artist. I am a Democrat who came to the Southwest to attend college. I married, had kids and have lived here all my adult life.