Meme - Eight Things about MOI!

Do you ever get so busy or your brain so full of other stuff that unless you write a list of things to do, you forget. I seem to have that tendency these days. Then your lists get so long, you just look at it and decide to read a book instead. Lisa of Koinonia Academy tagged me back in November while I was in the middle of nanowrimo and it completely slipped my mind.

And for the first time in my life, I decided to send some family members Christmas presents after Christmas. And I forgot. Then remembered. Then forgot again. Fortunately said family members aren’t too shy about asking if the packages got lost in the mail and with much chagrin, I remembered what I had forgotten. Do you start losing your mind, the closer you get to 50? Maybe I’ll just start writing lists of 5 things I need to do and once those are done, then we’ll go with another 5. Things may just get done that way.

Okay – on with the show. My list of 8 things (without or without qualification depending on my mood. If you want qualification, just ask)

Eight things I’m passionate about:





Books and Reading


Home schooling


Eight things I want to do before I die

Tour the entire united states

Spend at least a month in Bordeaux, France

Spend a month in Japan

See James get married and bounce grandbabies on my knee

Open my bookstore (when father is ready to retire, then its my turn)

Take a trip on the orient express

Become proficient in a foreign language

Find that perfect beach house

Eight things I say often

In a minute.

What did I say?

Did I say you could do that?

Go ask your father.

Say that again?

Did you look in the …… (in response to mom, where is it?)

I love you

Is that an approved website?

Eight Books I’ve read recently

Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott (instructions on writing and life)

Streetcar named desire (for my film and lit class)

McCade brothers by Nora Roberts (I’m on a nora Roberts kick right now)

On Writing by Steven King

The Phoenix Enchanted by Mercedes Lackey (xmas gift from father who swears it will help me write my book. Unfortunately, It’s just one of those books that for some reason, you read halfway and lose interest. I’m still working on it and he bugs me daily about finishing it.)

The Chesapeake Bay Saga (Quinn Brothers) Yes. Another Nora Roberts

Character and Viewpoint by Orson Scott Card

The Celestine Prophecy

Eight things I’ve learned this year (since we are only in the 2nd month of 2008, we’ll go with 2007)

Writing is fun and easy

Writing is frustrating and hard

Writing is letting it flow and just getting it down on paper

Writing is a winding road to enjoy and not worry about the destination.

I enjoy getting up earlier than everyone else does and having quiet time in the morning.

TV has turned into a vast wasteland.

I can get A’s – I’m smarter than I thunk.

Enjoy the moment.


  1. Woohoo! Glad you could play! Dont feel bad it took so long!! *Ü* Its great!

    It was good to hear from you!!!


  2. The Orient Express sounds like an exciting!


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