Friday, May 04, 2007

Seven Random Things

I was tagged by Kim at Upward Call so...here goes. :)

Here's how it goes:
Each player starts with 7 random facts/habits about themselves. People who are tagged need to write on their own blog about their seven things, as well as these rules. You need to choose 7 people to get tagged and list their names. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them that they have been tagged and to read your blog!

1. I come from a family of six children. Three boys, three girls. I was sandwiched in the middle. One of the things I learned growing up was the family was important. Got to know cousins, aunts, uncles and so forth. Lots of family connections since my dad was one of 8 children most of whom lived close enough to visit. Mom's family would visit from The Netherlands frequently as well.

2. I like critters. We currently have as pets, 2 dogs, 1 cat, 5 mice (okay 5 fancy mice, 3 field mice), 3 guinea pigs, and several tanks of fish. If the place was big enough I'd have a whole menagerie...chickens, goats, sheep, rabbits... and so forth.

3. Grew up on a farm. If I had my druthers I'd still be on a farm, milking cows, showing them too! And have a petting zoo (hopefully open and licensed for public but have heard that outrageously expensive insurance wise). But I"m not there at this point in my life and have learned to be content with what I've been given.

4. I love getting stuff for free or very very cheap. I will rarely turn down something that is offered me...even if it's just for me to take and then pass along to someone else. :) I love going to auction sales, buying the stuff no one else wants and then selling it at a garage sale and making a profit. Too cool that! Had the joy today of finding a new home for my myrtle/vinca/periwinkle (whatever you want to call it - apparently there are discrepancies in the name-calling) to a young lady who has a postage size yard and wants to cover it in ground cover. :) YEAH! It's mostly gone!

5. I like reading, a lot. But for the first few weeks every spring I do remarkably little of it. I have to get my garden in, I have mow the lawn, I have to get out and enjoy the nice weather, I have to prune, plant, trim, move ........ You get the drift. By the time night falls I'm too exhausted to read and usually crash into bed. This year I have the added benefit of an active toddler manipulating my days too! Ah... for a chance to read.....

6. When I do read I usually have lots of books on the go. Usually one (or two) fantasy. One non-fiction (usually religious but not always). And one murder mystery. Oh..and usually the book club book too! If one book gets particularly fascinating I finish it as fast as I can. :) Otherwise I take my time and depends on the mood I am in.

7. ACK>>>> what can I do for seven? Okay.. random thought... I just built a mouse house! It seems fool proof at the moment (no mice have escaped) and boy proof (he hasn't the strength to lift concrete blocks yet). I get to listen to MOUSE MOUSE when I'm outside. When I'm in the house, the litter we have squeaks at me. I find it fun, neat, cute to listen too! :) And no, they are NOT staying in the house, they shall be leaving, but they don't even have their eyes open yet! Patience is a good thing here.....

Who to tag, who to tag...
Sara from the Hemmeke
Kim from Hiraeth
Vicki at Windows to My Soul
Even So at Voice of Vision
Janice at Pressing On

And I don't know who else to tag. Most anyone else I would do has been done already so.. I can't really do them again can I? If so..go for it Connie and Jen. :)

6 comments:

Kim from Hiraeth said...

Thanks for the tag, Annette!

I did this meme yesterday or the day before, but if I can think of seven more things, I will do it again!

jen elslager said...

I'm a critter kinda gal, too! We have too many pets around here. I don't think I could ever do the farm thing though...

And hey, I tagged you too!

Annette said...

what can I say ladies? :) I missed those posts. :) fun to read them anyways...

As per point 5, I've been busy! I've hardly read any blogs lately. Ah...another couple of weeks of complete busyness and then I'll have to get my house in order again...Kinda said when hubbie says... shouldn't we vacuum sometime? :) But ah...it'll wait! :)

Vicki said...

Hey, thanks for thinking of me, Annette! Enjoyed reading these tidbits about you. I, too, was raised on a farm--sorta. It was small, but we had a ton of pigs, cows, and other critters. Also also six kids on our clan, although I'm the oldest, and a bookworm nonetheless:-)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Vicki said...

PS--you have some wonderful links, btw. Hope to visit a few tonight...

Even So... said...

Thanks, I'll do mine sometime this week...