Wednesday, February 27, 2008

7 Random Things

I'm feeling a little blue this morning. Well, more than a little really. The sky has turned gray again, it rained overnight, and I think I must have been exposed to something yesterday that has not yet worn off. Either my resistance is up (hurray!) or it was a very mild exposure because I wasn't even aware that it had happened until I realized last night that I was cold and cranky. This mild depression signals the tail end of the recovery process. Let's just say I'll be glad when it's over and leave it at that.

Freebird tagged me to reveal seven random things about myself and then tag 5 other bloggers to do the same. Here are my seven random facts:

1. I am the oldest of four siblings. I haven't seen my brothers in person in the last few years but I think it's safe to say that of the four I have the least amount of gray hair! (Without benefit of dye I might add.)

2. I attended three colleges for one year each but do not have a degree from any of them. I earned a certificate in animal health management from the last college. I think if I had known about ART and could have studied in that field I might actually have made it to a Bachelor's degree!

3. I wear an Elmo wristwatch.

4. I would rather sweep than vacuum. Vacuum cleaners are too loud and cumbersome. Give me a hard surface floor over a carpeted one any day!

5. I think my favorite cartoons from my youth were the "Fractured Fairy Tales" on the Rocky & Bullwinkle Show.

6. I have lived in six states: Michigan, Ohio, North and South Carolina, Texas, and Washington.

7. I buy cut flowers for myself. I started doing this a couple of years ago, probably shortly after my diagnosis of chemical intolerance. My DH has been seriously allergic to air borne pollen since childhood so he sees flowers as sneezeweeds and nothing more. It doesn't occur to him to bring me flowers except on rare occasions, and even then he'd rather gift me with something else. Fortunately, not all flowers set him off. Since flowers lift my spirits I decided that I'd rather have them around to enjoy while I'm alive than at my funeral so I started buying them for myself!

These are some I have on the kitchen counter right now. (You can see how gray it is outside from the picture!) The pussywillows add a touch of spring to the mums. I've been tempted by the more colorful primroses at the market but I'm afraid I won't get them in the ground before they expire!

Now, the five bloggers I'd like to invite to play this game are:

1. Embellisher

2. A Bead Lady

3. Connie at Life Scraps and Patches

4. Helene

5. Beadin' Gram

I'm off to go tell them they've been tagged :- )