Friday, January 13, 2012

I got Tagged!!!

Tagged: I was tagged by Michele and Jessica! Thank you so much!! This is a fun way to share a little bit more about me and to learn a little more about some of you, too! There are a few rules about being tagged:

From Michele at Ruminations and Uncovering: Toward a New Me!

1. Post these rules. 
2. You must post 11 random things yourself. 
3. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post. 
4. Create 11 new questions for the people you tag to answer. 
5. Go to their blog and tell them that you've tagged them. 
6. No stuff in the tagging section about "you are tagged if you are reading this." You legitimately have to tag 11 peeps! 

Here are my eleven random tidbits:  
  1. The freezer in our house is like a vault and I can't remember the combination. Anything that goes in there, I totally forget about. Great place for Hubby to store his stash of goodies. 
  2. I cry when watching sappy movies...sometimes commercials.
  3. Love the color purple.
  4. Want to go to Haiti to help with the earthquake restoration.
  5. Love gardening!
  6. Wanna row in the Senior Olympics (I'm old enough now)
  7. I was asked the other day if I was over 21....I'm 50! I asked my Hubby if the guy was just being nice. Hubby said, not sure, but take it as a compliment anyway. I did!!
  8. I pick up trash. A little OCD about trash. Makes me crazy to walk by and not pick it up! 
  9. I think my hair color is really brown.
  10. This must be a growing older thing...but I'm losing my eyebrows!! They are there, just really blond and short. I will be all pencil soon! Not sure if I can do the tattoo thing.
  11. Love love love my Hubby, Kids, Grandbabies and little bubs~My puppies Bentley and Beemer.

Now on to  Michele's questions:

1.    Did you play a musical instrument in school? Which one? Do you still play? I played the Clarinet in high school (for a short time), then learn how to play the piano. Of course, I quit playing. I really enjoyed it, might pick it up again.
2.    Do you collect things? What? I've collect Snowmen, Santa's and now I'm into unusual egg timers. I have a pepper, tomato, pig, owl, strawberry....looking for holiday timers!
3.    What was the last sporting event that you attended? High School football game.
4.    Have you ever seen brilliant night sky stars? Where were you? At Lake Powell while we were on a houseboat, we saw the most beautiful light show. There were so many stars it took your breath away.  
5.    What would a perfect day be for you? Every day that I wake up is a perfect day! Bonus days is when my Hubby and I sneak away to a coffee shop before work, get grand baby hugs and kisses, have an excellent food day, hiney hicking workouts, hard work, good books, making cookies....
6.    What is one of your latest book reads? What kept you reading it? Currently reading Kick-Ass Creativity.  Motivated to read it because I want to get my creativity fired up!
7.    What kind of pen do you use? Gel pens - purple ink :-)
8.    Apple or PC? Well I have a PC, but really really really want an Apple!
9.    What magazines or weeklys do you read or subscribe to? I subscribe to Taste of Home and Fitness. (Funny all about food and exercise)
10.  What satisfies you about the work that you do? I get to make a difference in young people's lives. I want them one day to sit on their front porch, rockin' in their rocking chairs and remember that woman (and I don't even care if they remember my name), but I want them to remember that woman who made a difference in their lives, with some little Nugget of Truth, that I was able to share with them. How cool would that be?
11.  What do you hope for yourself in one year? I hope to be down 35 more pounds, I am determined to get in that row boat! Want to have my novel started....or maybe done (wouldn't that be cool?), I want to get up on my water ski, want to run a couple more 5k's, want to incorporate time for my crafts, want to mentor women. 

Now, passing on the tags. Loads of you have already been tagged, so I extend the tags to the following blog author's and welcome responses from ALL readers of this (my!) blog:

with these questions:
1.   If money wasn't an option, what would you really want to do for a living?
2.   What is the one thing that you are really afraid to do?
3.   What brings you the most joy?
4.   What exercise is your favorite? 
5.   What is the one thing that pushed you to start your weight loss and fitness plan?
6.   What keeps you motivated?  
7.   Who inspires you?
8.   Is there anything holding you back from achieving your dreams? If so, what?
9.   Are you a hugger? When was the last time you got hugged? 
10. What would your perfect day look like? 
11.  Are you going to reach your goals? If so, what's your plan?

Here's the questions from Jessica....

21 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Me!

I was so excited when Jessica from See How She Runs tagged me in her post 21 Random Bits Post! I love learning new things about my bloggy friends! Here are my 21 things..

1.) Got B's and C's in school
2.) Was on the swim team and was a really good swimmer in Jr & Sr high school. Got lots of awards and lettered 6 times.
3.) Taught myself how to snow ski by sitting on the mountain watching other people ski.
4.) Love flowers and butterflies.
5.) Would love to have a million dollars to give away!
6.) Would love to be a housewife and not have a full time job! I would have a super clean house, cook awesome meals for my Hubby, go to the gym, do crafts, volunteer and work part time at a craft shop or florist.
7.) I love to organize things.
8.) I'm not a shopper and would not know a bargain if it slapped me in the face! 
9.) My most favorite time of year is summer! I guess I love all seasons!
10.) Would love to live in a small town in the  mountains. Lakeside house would be great, with just enough sun to have a garden and fruit trees.
11.) Always wanted a horse. 
12.) I am not book smart at all...but very resourceful!
13.) I loved playing with my Barbie when I was a kid. I had a Barbie house, furniture, car, pool and horse. Of course, she had lots of clothes and shoes oh of course she had Ken!
14.) I love to play games ~ Dominos, Phase 10, computer games, Rummy, Apples to Apples, and many others.
15.) I have a treasure that I put way up in a tree when I was a kid. I would love to climb up there and see if it's still there. I can't remember what I put in the box, but I'm sure it's a treasure!
16.) I started my "Hope Chest" when I was 10. I was lucky enough to see it when I was older and got a look at the treasures I stored there. Oh my goodness! What was I thinking?
17.) My first dog when I was a kid was named Elroy. He was so mean! Used to bite me all the time.
18.) I will be married 25 years in August. Hoping to fit into my wedding dress. I can get it over my head and just past my shoulders....Goal is to lose 35 more pounds before then. I can do it!
19.) Being 50 is awesome! I feel better now than when I was in my 30's and 40's! (I don't really remember my 20's - too busy with my kids!)
20.) I actually went to the movies and did not buy popcorn, candy or soda. Amazing how much crunching is going on when you are not one of the crunchers.
21.) Really love to color.

Wow - that's it. My brain is mush!

I look forward to reading and learning more about all of you. Thanks for sharing a bit of your day by stopping by. Have a great day everyone and stay strong in your journey to be fit and healthy!

Stay focused!


  1. Se, I learned a bunch of new things about you Joy! We share a love of flowers and butterflies! Have a great weekend! michele

  2. Thanks for the "tag" Joy. I'll get on it on Monday. Too much happening this weekend at my house to be on the computer very much. Have a nice weekend!

  3. Thank you for tagging me and sorry for breaking the tag rules (see my post).
    I learned quite a few things about you too. You are an interesting person, Joy.