Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Eight Things

My friend Jen -from the Writer's Life group I belong to - tagged me for the "Eight Things about me Meme" and although I normally have a really hard time trying to think of things about myself that are a little stranger than the norm - that I haven't already 'fessed up to in my blog - I'm going to give this puppy a try here today.

1. I am(was -whatever, however you care to term it) an only child.

2. I asked for a brother or sister for my birthday or Christmas every year till I was about 12-13 years old or so - once I finally figured out my mother couldn't just magically produce a sibling for me by herself!

3. I have three children, three grandchildren and three step-grandchildren.

4. I am a total packrat - although my kids now tell me they have seen a few people who accrue more junk than I do.

5. Although I really do like to sew, knit, crochet, embroider - etc - I'm not really all that good at most of that stuff. Passable, most of the time, but I always manage to have at least one mistake on every project that I don't see until I am finished with it.

6. When my son was a baby, I used to sing "I Am Woman"(by Helen Reddy) to him as a lullaby to counteract the male chauvinistic tendencies his Dad had. My theory was "I may have to live with a male chauvinist but that doesn't mean I have to raise one too." And, judging by my son's attitude, I think that lullaby did what I wanted it to do!

7. My son caught his bedroom on fire back in the spring of 1991 and as a result, he, his younger sister and I all had to live in a motel for almost four months while the house was being repaired. (Not a pleasant thing to try to live with two teenagers in one motel room, for sure.)

8. I was an Avon Representative for 18 years and for 14-15 of those years, was also a top seller in the local district. My CB handle was and still is, "Avonlady" because of that job but I haven't run my cb in several years now -since my son-in-law took it out of my car about 3 years or so back.

So, there you go! Eight things about me that I don't think I have stated on my blog or anyone else's that I can recall anyway! And gee, I lived to tell about it too!

Amazing, huh?

I'm not tagging anyone in particular unless YOU want to take it on and post it on your blog. Now that would be fine and dandy in my book.


Jen said...

I liked selling Avon, but I don't think I could ever do it that long. I sold for about 3 years and only made President's Club one year (thanks to a couple fundraisers).

Shelby said...

I sold avon too years ago. It was actually quite fun. Maybe I'll pick it up again. Or not - I don't know.

happy wednesday :)

Linda said...

Those were eight quite interesting things. I sold Avon very briefly but I'm just not good at selling things; I've never been comfortable with it.

Meloncutter said...

Somehow, something just tells me that I would not make a good Avon Lady.

I think I will stick with produce.

And music.

And farting.

Later Y'all

Shelby said...

I started my "stranded" in Arkansas story which is all true. I couldn't write it all today tho, there'll be more in the next few days too.

Smalltown RN said...

I love your list...and Avon oh that brings back fathers 2nd wife although I didn't know she was going to be at the time...was a Avon rep...I think she was the District rep...anyhow she was having a gathering for the ladies in her group and the theme was money...she asked my sister if we could make up a skit about money....well we used the song from Cabaret "money makes the world go around" my sister dressed as the flapper and me in the mans suit and we did this little dance routine....I can see us doing it as it was funny...the ladies all liked it...

TomCat said...

I'll pass, Jeni. There are only a couple memes that I'll do. Your list, however, was most interesting.

masgblog said...

We have so much in common. I too am an only child. I do similar stitch-type crafts as you do. My hubby and I were both members of a CB radio club. My handle was Irish Eyes. I too am a total packrat.

All that to say that I am back!