Saturday, June 30, 2007


I was just tagged by Susie's Space for this meme - So here goes another one!!!

INSTRUCTIONS: Remove the blog in the top spot from the following list and bump everyone up one place. Then add your blog to the bottom slot, like so.

Still See A Spark In You

walking through doors

Susie’s Space

Penless Writer

Next select five people to tag:

Sunshine on my Shoulder

Bloggin' with Lori

Frazzled Farm Wife

Kitty's Korner

Learning to Weave
Anyone else who wants to play is, of course, welcome!! (and no obligation if you don't feel like doing this either!)

Now ~ the questions:
"What were you doing 10 years ago?" My husband had just retired and we sold our large home and were heading for a 6 months RV trip to Alaska. My husbands life long dream.

"What were you doing 1 year ago?" Taking care of our 7 year old grandson and 11 year old granddaughter all day for our Son who had just become a Single Dad 2 months earlier.

Five snacks you enjoy: Popcorn, Pretzels, Peanuts, Ice Cream, Cookies

Five songs to which you know all the lyrics: Amazing Grace, America the Beautiful, Just as I Am, How Great Thou Art, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Five things you would do if you were a millionaire: Set up a $100,000 trust for all 4 of our children and 6 grandchildren (They could spend the interest but not the principal, Buy our daughter Jacque a home, Buy our son David a home, Go to Israel, Go to the Netherlands.

Five bad habits: Talking too much, Snacking too much, Back seat driving (drives my husband crazy), Not liking to exercise, Always trying to buy the least expensive thing.

Five things you like doing: Blogging, Going out to dinner with friends, Entertaining Friends and family, going to Church, traveling.

Five things you would never wear again: 3" heels, a bathing suit, a wig (unless for medical reasons), real heavy makeup, a mini skirt

Five Favorite toys: My computer!!!, Dish Network, Stereo system, Can't think of 2 more :o(


Maalie said...

Five things you like doing:

1. Travel
2. Birding
3. Performing arts (ballet, opera).
4. Fishing (especially for my tea!)
5. Anthropology, studying human evolution.

lorenzothellama said...

Your snacks sound a bit unhealthy! Our Scottish Dragon, aka Gillian McKeith (she does have a web site) would really take you to task. Her idea of snacks are:
Carrot sticks, raisins, pumkin seeds, celery and tofu.

lorenzothellama said...

The original is in Milan Cathedral. I have been to Milan twice, but unfortunately only passing through the airport! I have seen other Leonardo's though, and most of Michelangelo's work. Maybe I should write Michelangelo as one of my favourite five things.

Maalie said...

It is now widely considered that the person to the left of Jesus (as we look at it) is a woman. There is mounting historical evidence of course that Jesus was married.

lorenzothellama said...

Yes, to Mary Magdalen, but that is only Dan Brown's theory. Personally I don't have a problem with Jesus being married. We are taught that Jesus was all man.

The man/woman in the Last Supper is almost identical to the painting of St John the Baptist (Louvre). I don't know whether he used the same model, but quite a few of his 'men' are almost hermaphrodite. Art historians tend to think this is because of Leonardo's homosexuality, as he fancied effeminate men. But there again, there should be no reason a woman couldn't be present at the Passover Supper. It is not Jewish custom to exclude them.

Anonymous said...

When are you going to post a picture of the days when you wore that mini skirt, hehe.

Come to think of it I think we have seen some pretty awesome photos of you back in the day :)

I laughed at a few of your responces. This was fun!

Maalie said...

Funny you should say that Lorenzo. I was looking at some Leonardo's stuff in St Petersburg recently and formed exactly the same impression. Same goes for Titian,I thought. maybe lots or artists are homosexual, I know that a lot of composers are.

Sorry Penless, we seem to be carrying over your last topic into this one. I'll say no more.

Penless Thoughts said...

Thank you Maalie for showing that consideration for my blog.

Anonymous said...

This was a really fun one to read, Susan!! Thanks for tagging me, I am excited about doing mine. I think I'll probably do it tomorrow!! =) I agree with Ginger, some of pictures from back in the day are gorgeous!!

Anonymous said...

Hee, hee, most of my answers would be the same as yours, and my five bad habits are almost identical!! (The only exception is, I am not a backseat driver, I am a terrible driver so I anyone else's driving is an improvement!!) So I'll have to think hard in order to come up with original answers!! =)

Susie said...

It is always so fun to learn more about my blogging friends. Great meme! I loved your paint by number post and what you learned from it. Glad I was able to finally stop in and catch up with your wonderful blog.

Momma Roar said...

Oh, I am so a backseat driver too!

Loved your meme today!

MightyMom said...

is talking too much really a bad habit??? How can that be bad??? heehee. It's nice of you to share so much of yourself with the WWW.

Susan said...

I've done something similar to this in the past. I love it, Susan! Ooooohhhh an RV trip to Alaska...what fun! You have had so many neat experiences.

Have a great weekend.

:-) Susan

weavermom said...

This was fun! Thanks for the tag. :)

annie said...

It was fun learning new things about you Susan! We have several things in common.
Hope your weekend is super fantastic!

Pearls of Wisdom said...

I love your post and answers thanks for letting me know that you are having trouble loading my site hope it is resoved soon as I love your visits. I have noticed it loads much quicked in mozilla vs IE and will work on it.

Smiles and Blessings,

Angel ():)

Lyndy said...

I always love learning more about you Susan. How wonderful that your hubby got his dream trip to Alaska.


Lori B said...

Thanks for sharing. It was fun to learn more about you.

This looks like a fun meme. I will work on my answers and post them soon.

jennifer said...

Dear very fun. I am with you on many, many things. I think one of my favorite snacks is popcorn made on the stove!

I must interject a few statements to a few comments that were made. They were somewhat off the subject of the meme, and so have gone mostly unchecked.

Such is how life is, we get cozy and wish not to get involved, like WWI. We so tried to avoid this matter, that didn't resolve itself and had to have another major world war nearly 20 years later. Unfortunately one must get in the thick of it, as a Christian.

It is now widely considered that the person to the left of Jesus (as we look at it) is a woman.
This is a frightening statement. Not the statement about the woman, but that widely accepted sets things as truth. It was widely accepted that the earth was flat. It certainly did not make that statement true.

There is mounting historical evidence of course that Jesus was married.
This is another statement that is made implying truth by the mounting evidence. This has been a dangerous slope of supporting truth, which is really nothing more than opinion.
My proof(regardless of how I feel about the Iraqi war) is this...there was mounting historical evidence that Iraq had large volumes of WMD(weapons of mass destruction), in fact 2 US presidents, all of congress, and several other heads of state and the un agreed that there were WMD. Some had other ideas to a resolution, but all historical evidence pointed that way. I believe that it was a little of both(we knew from the 80's) that Saddam had chemical weapons, but the rest was more hype.

Just as your statement about Jesus. The piece of truth, Jesus came to earth as a man, but that is where truth now gets garbled. We often try to plug God into our perceptions, we marry, so therefore He must have. I look at it this way, a 3 year old will tell you that a home may cost $100.00, having no concept of reality in business, nor in finance, and only
a minute concept of money, so the statement is based on this tiny information. Such is the case with us. We only have a minute concept of the awesome, greatness of the Lord, so we discuss Him in these terms. One must be careful not to accidentally mislead with an opinion, sounding like a fact. Both of these statements that I discussed above are as I said, opinions smothered in group thought then becoming truth.

The group isn't always correct, in fact, many times, the smaller, weaker, or less educated will trust and take the statement of one in power..Take Al Gore and global warming. This is something he himself doesn't believe in(lifestyle homes vehicles etc) yet perpetuates this story as truth...the masses (such as Hollywood, or educational system) have taken this as truth and jumped on the bandwagon. Why?

One must learn discernment and discrimination to understand how to process information.

Anonymous said...

Hello again, Susan, I know this is comment #3, but I just had to tell you this... my 8 year old Mark was reading Vanessa's comments over my shoulder, and out of nowhere he said, "Penless looks like a really, really nice lady." So I thought I would pass along that compliment to you!!! =)

Susie said...

Hi Susan,
I'm so glad you did this meme! I truly enjoyed learning more about you!
Your 6 month RV trip is one we dream of making some day..
I'm playing catchup here, so wanted to say congrats on your rockin blogger award! You do rock!!

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

I am with you on the 5 things you like doing!

Melanie said...

Very interesting answers!

I have a special prayer request over at my blog. I would appreciate it if you would stop by and let me know that you will be helping me pray.

inspired said...


Lori B said...

I finally posted my meme.
Thanks for tagging me. It was fun!

Ruth said...

I loved your answers. I'm a backseat (or sideseat) driver, too, and it drives my hubby crazy. I try REALLY hard to keep my mouth shut...but there are moments...

Jen in MS said...

Loved reading your answers Susan!!

Have a great day!

Crystal said...

Thanks for sharing those awesome tidbits about yourself! I love getting to know my online friends better.