Friday, July 25, 2008

Finally - A ME ME MEME

I've been slow to respond to this meme after being tagged by Cathy. Too many thunderstorms kept me off the 'net!

Here are the rules:

1. List these rules on your blog.

2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog.

** I went to Cuba when I was 13 months old! I have no memory of this trip, but there are lots of pictures. I look like I was having fun most of the time. We were visiting my father's family.

** I spend most of my free time knitting, reading, or on the internet. Occasionally I do housework, but only when necessary!!

**I have lived in CT, NJ, OH, CT again, with summers in IN, and in NH for the past 32 years.

** I chartered a sailboat for our 25th wedding anniversary. We invited my cousin and his wife to join us, and we spent 10 days sailing the British Virgin Islands in the sailboat. It came with a captain and a cook! We spent most of our time snorkeling.

** I've worked at Burger King, as a library page, as a switchboard operator, a church secretary, an office manager, a bank teller, a bookkeeper, a special ed paraprofessional, and for the last 14 years as a 6th grade teacher. When I retire from teaching, I'd like to work as a church secretary again. I really liked being a switchboard operator too - back when you wore headphones, and actually plugged wires into the switchboard!

** I almost failed algebra in 8th grade. I got a D on the final exam only because my teacher took pity on me! I aced geometry though, freshman year, and actually ended up taking algeba 2, analytic geometry and trigonometry, and calculus. I even took a college calculus class and 2 other math classes in college. The only math I really understood though was geometry and game theory!! I'm good at memorizing algorithms and formulas!

** I was married jointly by my UCC pastor and a rabbi in an interfaith wedding. We married in the DAR Chapter House where the women in my family were members. The best man was Roman Catholic, my maid of honor was American Baptist, my bridesmaids were Presbyterian, and my musicians belonged to a Swedish Covenant church. I've always said we were multiply blessed! We actually got married twice in the same ceremony - both clergy did their complete liturgies!

3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.

Here are a few people I'm tagging- lots of other have already been tagged. If you would like to join the fun, feel free, and let me know!

Panhandle Portals
NH Knitting Mama


Cathy said...

I think it is very cool you chartered a boat! That sounds like a LOT of fun.

Now... how many more years do you need to teach before retiring?

NH Knitting Mama said...

Hi! I have actually done this meme, the link is on my sidebar. It's a fun one!

Angie said...

Housework is low on my priority list, too.