Friday, June 6, 2008

I've Been Tagged

Robin, from Beadlust and Bead Journal Project (see side lines for sites) just tagged me to do this mere. Just 5 interesting questions. It’s kind of fun learning about other friends out there that I’ve never met, so I’ve done my best to answer.

  • 1. What was I doing 10 years ago?
    10 years ago, I had just quit my job after 17 years at the Hartford Courant to raise my son. We were doing the playgroup thing, the nap thing (I miss this), and just keeping a 2-year-old busy and out of trouble! Reading children’s stories and watching children’s movies, visiting museums, playgrounds and all those things kids do.

  • 2. What are 5 things on my to-do list for today (not in any particular order)?
    Oh, I live such an exciting life! Grocery shopping, clean the house, write some emails to my boys (I am a boys scout merit badge counselor), write a thank you note, plant some herbs and veggies. box up some books to donate to the library, take my son to TaeKwonDo (he became a black belt at age 10, he’s 12 now and going for his 2nd degree black belt soon). There must be more but it’s still early.

  • 3. Snacks, I enjoy?
    That’s a tough one! Hum, it would have to be cheese, a really good extra sharp cheddar! I am choosing to eat right and have stopped eating sugar and white flour. I’m following the Atkin’s program and have lost 33 lbs in the past 3 months. Before this I’d have to say anything with chocolate.

  • 4. Things I would do if I were a billionaire?
    Wow, there’s a lot I could do with this amount! Pay off the house, get a new car, put my son through middle school, high school and college. Bead, sew, oh, have someone clean my house and then I’d donate, donate, and donate! I have a soft spot in my heart for Fidelco Guide Dogs. We were so lucky to be the caretakers of a retired Fidelco dog, Jordan. He spent his retirement with us and he was the BEST dog ever. We had Jordan, a beautiful German Shepherd, for 5 years. He was so fun to have. He was gentle, loving, vocal (not in the barking way) and protective without even doing anything! He was really big!! So I’d donate to them. I’d donate to other organizations, too but right now I can’t think of any.

  • 5. Places I have lived?
    Groton, Mass
    Fort Devens, Mass
    Newington, CT
    Verdon, France
    Atlanta Georgia (Atlanta Army Depot)
    Fort Ord (Monterey, CT)
    Williamsburg, VA
    Newport News, VA
    Heidelberg, Germany (Graduated HS in the Castle)
    New Britain, CT
    Newington, CT
    Manchester, CT (I’ve lived here since 1991 – longest time I’ve lived anywhere)
    I think that's it - just don't ask for dates - that's almost impossible. Can you tell I’m an Army Brat?

  • 6. Peeps I want to know more about.

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Williamsburg Beader at
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Not knowing many people on line, I'm tagging the above cyber-friends for this meme and hoping you’ll be willing to do it. By the way, “doing it” means you get to answer the same 6 questions as I have, and then tag 5 or 6 more people. Of course, you don’t have to do it. But if you do, please let me know so I can be an appreciative reader!


CC said...

I answered you on my blog, but not sure if you'd see it, so decided to do it here! :) That way I can see your wonderful work too!
As for the meme, my computer is down AGAIN, so not sure when I'll get to it, but I will try as soon as I can. I'm borrowing my DH's just to get this post to you. So please hang in there with me!
Warmest aloha,

KQuiltyBee said...

Actually, this is in response to your comment on my blog--sorry I changed the name! Anyway, if you could email me at, I'll send you my snail mail address for the PIF deal. I couldn't find your email on your blog.

I enjoyed reading your tagged responses!

williamsburg beader said...

Hi Heidi
I've *finally* answered your meme. I haven't tagged anyone else yet. I do get the time to do this much so I don't know too many people to tagged, who haven't been tagged already! Thanks for thinking of me!

Deb said...

Hi - Found you through the Beaded Journal project.. your post about Block Island caught my eye and followed your link here and see you live in Manchester... I grew up in Vernon where my dad still lives and my sis is in Manchester (I am in Mass). Once again a small world - nice to see a fellow artist nearby. Looking forward to seeing the progress of your project - I am about ready to start mine! Deb