Friday, March 03, 2006

7 things

I was tagged for the 7 things meme by the very lovely Krista earlier in the week and thought why not? So here goes...

Seven Things To Do Before I Die:

  • Get another degree in something fun like architecure or environmental studies or teaching.
  • Hike up Mount Washington (the highest peak on the Eastern Seaboard).
  • Teach my children to love God, live productively and serve humanity.
  • Take a train across Canada from shining sea to shining sea.
  • Have 6 children (apparently it's my destiny).
  • Stop caring about what other people think.
  • Accept myself. Truely. Completely.

Seven Things I Cannot Do:

  • Drive. I still need my husband to drive me to the mall.
  • Cook meat (it always ends up like shoe leather).
  • Resist a bag of chips in the house.
  • Stay awake watching Star Wars.
  • Keep plants alive.
  • Crochet.
  • Fly.

Seven Things That Attract Me To My Mate:

  • He's smart. Really smart. They call him "Stevie Wonder"
  • He's funny. He laughs really loudly, even at commercials.
  • He's loving. And kind. And caring.
  • He's sensitive. And doesn't make excuses or hides it.
  • He's warm and comfy. And lounges. With me.
  • He's easy-going. And doesn't like to fight. So we don't. We're easy.
  • He's fair and doesn't judge. Anyone. Ever.

Seven Books I Love:

  • Summer Things by Joseph Connolly. Seriously the funniest book I've ever read. Truly hilarious!
  • Baby knits for beginners by Debbie Bliss. I taught myself to knit from this book and it is still my reference of choice when seaming up garments.
  • The many lives and secret sorrows of Josephine B. by Sandra Gulland. It is a historical novel about Napoleon's wife written as a journal. I stayed up for 2 days straight reading it. Seriously could not put it down.
  • The unofficial guide to having a baby by Ann Douglas and John Sussman. I bought this book when my husband and I started thinking about having a baby and I have no problem saying that it is the most reader friendly, complete and thorough pregnancy book out there. It covers everything from conception, through a week by week "what's going on with your baby?" and "what's going on with your body?" all the way to birth and after. It also has lots of information about medications, problems, interventions and loss. I consulted it at least once a day during my entire pregnancy.
  • The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. Need I say more. It's still on the bestseller list after almost 3 years and this despite not having come out in paper back yet! That was a great read.
  • How to behave and why by Munro Leaf. I first heard of this book in an episode of 7th Heaven (yes, I watch this show overacting and all) and thought it might become useful when teaching Julian to be honest, fair, strong and wise. It was originally published in 1946 and is really charming.
  • The very hungry caterpillar by Eric Carle. A favourite as a child and a favourite of my little Jujube. And then he was a beautiful butterfly...

Seven Things I Say:

  • "He's so cute!"
  • "I love you"
  • "We're out of Coca-Cola"
  • "I have to pee"
  • "What's it like outside?"
  • "We need to go to the Home Depot"
  • "The thing is, here's the thing..."

Seven Movies I've Loved:

Seven People To Tag:

What about you? If you care to share, consider yourself tagged too! Oh, and it goes without saying that if I've tagged you and you don't want to, you don't have to ;0)

Have a great weekend everyone!


  1. Its so great that there is someone out there who can't drive and is over the age of 16. I feel so much better now.

  2. Ok I've done my meme...not that it's overly exciting or anything lol.

  3. Not driving could seriously cut into yarn buying but then again there is the internet - LOL - 6 kids!!! You are one brave woman; I come from a family of 5 and it was fun but I now know why my mother always looked so tired (I think that we were busy and 'bad' kids!!!).

  4. Thanks for the tag; I've done it!!

  5. Anonymous12:47 p.m.

    that is a great Meme, it definitely let's get to know you.
    I don't drive either :). My hubby takes me everywhere, and I love it as we are always together and it allows us time to chat.
    I would also like to go back to school for something fun--maybe Art History :).

    I love the pink flower.

  6. Anonymous12:50 p.m.

    I love Eric Carle too.

    I always say "He's so cute" too. I say it about a million times a day.

    Thanks Anny, for doing the meme, that was interesting to read.

  7. The Very Hungry Caterpiller is a favourite in our house too. :)

    And I have to completely and totally agree -- Viggo is a hottie. I have a thing for Danish men though (my hubby is Danish too -- 2nd generation Canadian).

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    LOL, I do crochet also and aways have extra yarn left over from making afghans. I like to find more than just another afghan to use it up. :)

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