Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Another meme

And it sounds like fun! And I have made great progress on my Moderne Log Cabin, but frankly, it's so gigantic to me at this point (the largest things I've ever made before have been sweaters) that I'm dreading spreading it all out for a pic. But I will try, and soon.

I've been tagged by Nutmeg Knitter for this meme, so here goes...

1) What was I doing ten years ago?

Ten years ago I was in a muddle of diapers, baby food and other unmentionables with nearly one year old twins. I was exhausted. And the happiest I'd ever been in my life.

2) What are five (non-work) things on my to-do list for today:

- Order new glasses for the now nearly eleven year old twins, whose eyes seem to be changing faster than we can make eye appointments for them.
- Go to library to return books and entertain children who have been home from school since Thursday (!). Yes, I'm still exhausted.
- Return emails to folks who haven't heard from me since Thursday because of #2.
- Make muffins for the kids to take for snack tomorrow. Yes, it's because I'm *just* that kind of mom (can you hear the angels singing?) But it's also because tomorrow is shopping day and there is next to nothing in the house for school snacks. This way I get brownie points *and* I can sleep a little later tomorrow because no one will be harrassing me for snack ideas. I'm so smart :).
- Knit knit knit on the Log Cabin during every crack and crevice of time I can find around the above. This deceptively sweet little project has taken over my life like none other.

3) Snacks I enjoy:

What don't I enjoy? I like the salty, the sweet, candy, fresh fruit, the stuff that's horrible for you and the stuff that's great for you. You will understand why I have to watch my snacking habits.

4) Things I would do if I were a billionaire:

- Set up great big college funds for the kids
- Buy a big house on the water (and vacation at Nutmeg Knitter's RI beach house! I love RI beaches!).
- Take all the kids to Italy like I had hoped to do when the twins were 10. My grand plan was to rent a villa for a month. These days, with jobs and other responsibilities, this feels like mostly a pipe dream. But I do hope to accomplish at least a part of this goal one day. I would love to show off Italy to my kids. They may just have to be a bit older. I must admit to a little trepidation at taking the younger kids overseas, and just the responsibility of managing the safety of four kids in Europe seems overwhelming to me now. So I guess it's not just a financial issue.
- Buy my mother whatever she wants.

5) Places I have lived:

RI, where I learned to love the RI beaches...CT for college....Urbino, Italy for a semester in college...MA for a couple of summers during grad school.

6) Jobs I have had:

Waitress (loved it!), more waitressing, anything-you-can-think-of in the library (for the most part, loved this too...in recent years I've unearthed a secret desire to be a librarian!), also almost anything-you-can-think-of in the mental health field. Stay at home mom. Big job. I'm exhausted. Did I say that already? I can't remember. I'm exhausted.

7) Peeps I want to know more about:

Wife, Mom, Knitter
Yankee Lagniappe
Costume Chick

My apologies if these are double tags for any of you! I am also way behind on my blog reading. Exhausted, did I tell you?


KnelleyBelley said...

A few hours ago, I heard the angels singing. That must have been for you! You're just that kind of mom. I think my son might have had vanilla ice cream for dinner tonight, but I can't be sure.

Nice to see your blog light up again. Now go knit that monstrous blanket!

WifeMomKnitter said...

I don't mind being double tagged.

Go check out that post. :-)