Sunday, 30 March 2008

Stuff about you meme

Maggie Clitherow who says she doesn't know what she's doing-but she seems pretty good at doing it anyway ;)-has tagged me for this meme.

1. The rules of the game get posted at the beginning.

2. Each player answers the questions about themselves.

3. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog.

What was I doing 10 years ago?

This time 10 years ago I was studying for a degree in British Sign Language Interpreting. I worked odd shifts and nights at a psychiatric unit to afford the childcare so I could study-hoping that as an interpreter I could earn enough money not to have to work full time while I had three children.

On March 25th I learned my dear friend had died of his alcholism. It was a very sad time.

My oldest had his 9th birthday a few weeks later.

Five things on my to do list.

I don't have a list, but I do have a 'Brain Book' where I put all the things I am supposed to remember and thoughts and ideas for homeschool.

It's Sunday evening and the five last things I have to do are:

read story to the little ones

change the babe and get her ready for bed.

breastfeed baby so she sleeps

make a cuppa

sit down with the biggies

Snacks I enjoy

jaffa cakes and choc hobnobs though I try and avoid them because I could easily enjoy them a little too much.

For a real snack: blue cheese and ham on toast, or chedder and marmite on toast, or chedder and Worcester Sauce on toast...

Things I would do if I were a billionaire.

I would by a canal boat and name it Heron's Flight and I would have another which would be a floating chapel for mission work. A lot of people live on the canals these days, especially with the price of housing being the way it is-and may more live and work a good deal of time on the canals. When we spent a week there were no churches within walking distance wherever we moored up! So a mission would be useful.

I would fund a Catholic drama company to make plays, drama series and drama documentaries for children and adults that would teach the faith in a high quality TV and radio way. These plays would NOT be sugary sentimental efforts and the acting and production would be good enough for mainstream TV.

I would set up scholarships so those who wanted to train for the above could do so.

I would train and establish proper marriage prep with NFP and theology of the body for parishes...

A billionaire can do a lot of stuff.
I would have a chauffer so I wouldn't have to struggle with the DVLA over needing a crip-adjusted car!.
And I would buy a house with enough rooms so I could have a classroom-you know all homeschool mums want one really-and a library...

Three of my bad habits. (only 3?)

Forgetting I've said something so I repeat the same thing over and over. Drives the kids mad (hehehe)

Leaving half drunk cups of tea all over the place.

Whizzing the wheelchair down smooth slopes and taking my hands off the wheels. (That is naughty. I have to behave.)

Five places I have lived.
I've lived in two places in Wolverhampton.
I've lived in the nurses home of a psychiatric hospt in Birmingham.
Then in a rented house the other side of the city in Stirchley
And then a bought house in the same street.
Finally we moved to our family home.

Five jobs I have had.

I've been a psychiatric nurse (RMN)

A tutor for young people kicked out of school - worked in a college.

An integration assistant for a deaf child in a primary school

An Avon Lady (I hated that)

A Sign Language Communication Assistant and trainee interpreter in BSL

Five people I feel nosey about and therefore tag :))

Kit at her Brookside
Ttony in his muniment room
Karen that sparkling ocean gem
Swiss Miss at St Monica's Kneeler.


MaggieClitheroe said...

Thanks for doing that - it really is interesting finding out a bit more about bloggers! We seriously considered buying a house boat before we settled where we are - just think of the downsizing one could do!!! Right now we're painting a room in the house, and shifting things off shelves that haven't seen the light of day for a year, one wonders ....
God Bless

KitBrookside said...

Nosey? Never! All you ever need do is ask...and you will probably receive TOO MUCH INFORMATION!


gemoftheocean said...

:-D Kewl. You and la mamma both tagged me on this one and I haven't done it yet....I'll be sure to be copious!

swissmiss said...

An Avon lady, eh? We used to have an Avon lady a big head of white hair (much like the Queen) that would come door-to-door way back when with a big blue suitcase-like thing that held all her products. She and my mom would sit at the kitchen table and my mom would order all sorts of goofy things. I still have some of the soaps and things to this day. Couldn't bear to part with them!

Thanks for tagging me...I did the meme since Cathy had tagged me too.

Esther said...

Thanks for the tag. I just tagged you too.

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