Tuesday, October 11, 2005


This blog is part of an idea found on Thicketdweller's blog- todaylesson.blogspot.com. I don't know enough blogs to tag yet, so I just gave the questions a whirl...

What were you doing 10 years ago?

In '95, I blundered my way through the first year of my son's life as a brand spanking new stay at home mother. I'd never been so flabbergasted by an occupation. Previously I tutored twenty energetic children from project housing and dragged them on field trips all over creation. Somehow I managed fine. When one wrinkly newborn birthed to me, I fell to pieces. Thank God for a dear friend, Anita. It was her first year of motherhood too, and her steady hand guided us both through the great turmoils of babyhood. We joined natural food co-ops, cooked almost every meal together, and made up workout classes for moms with babies.
Buck and I decided it best we find another baby (I never wanted to give birth again), so I wouldn't focus all my neurosis on just one poor creature, our son Peace. So, we began and completed foster-to-adopt classes ending with a foster newborn in our care.

What were you doing 5 years ago?
Our family moved from the downtown city to try out the 'burbs. We bought the most gorgeous cedar shingled home with stained glass windows, fantastic landscaping, hardwood, front porch swing on a the dead end of a perfect street. Perfect lasted a month or two... I also discovered true love that year with the birth of my daughter Pooh Bear, my fourth. I think an article of mine "Catechesis of the Good Shepherd- a work of joy and wonder" may have been published in Montessori Today and Tommorrow's Child that year.

What were you doing one year ago?
Two years ago we fled the 'burbs and bought a little farm. Soon after I hopped when I should have hipped in my dance class and ended up tearing my knee to pieces. I ended a loonnggg rehab from that incident last year. I also took up the creation of Truevyne Garden- a home to many fairies, organically grown veggies, and fragrant flowers. I also acted as midwife to my first goat kids ever.

5 snacks
chocolate chip cookies

5 songs I know all the words to-

My husbands wants to know if I have to know all the RIGHT words to the song for this to count?

White Coral Bells- Lori Berkner
Secret World- Peter Gabriel
We Belong Together- Rickie Lee Jones
Been a While- Stained
Stronger Than Pride (entire Sade album)

5 things you would do if you had a million dollars
HARDWOOD FLOORS all over my house
build a guest cabin and fancy barn
pay off debt
live in Xian, China for a year and buy plane tickets for family and friends to visit
fully support TRIBE ONE of Knoxville's staff

5 things you like doing-
something physical
CGS with the little ones and adults
watching great movies

5 bad habits
biting my nails
being short tempered with those I love most
making up words when I can't remember the right one
judging harshly
never checking my cell phone voice mail

5 things I would never wear again
Goth duds
Puffy lavendar bridemaid dress
Spiked heels
Jumpers with watermelons embroidered on them

5 favorite toys
art supplies

1 comment:

thicket dweller said...

Wow. Many of those sound a lot like me. Especially the bad habits!