Here is how it goes:
1. Thank the person who tagged you and link to her blog. (Check)
2. Share eight things about yourself (Check)
3. Pay it forward to eight bloggers. (I'm not sure...give me a few minutes on this one.)
4. Contact those bloggers to tell them they have been chosen in this tag. (See 3.)
- Although it is hard for me to believe, I will have been retired six years on January 31st. I left my job as Library Director of our local public library just before my 60th birthday. Jim had already been retired from his teaching position for 2-1/2 years, and though I loved my job, I felt it was time to be free to spend time with him. We have really enjoyed our time together this past six years. The other day I remarked to him that every day I'm retired I love it more.
- I have a tattoo. It was my plan to get a tattoo on my 6oth birthday, but we were in DisneyWorld and they just don't have tattoo parlors there. My tattoo is a dragonfly on my ankle. Getting a tattoo was my way of thumbing my nose at old age.
- This sounds funny, following my tattoo disclosure, but I am an Evangelical Christian. Although I was raised in the church, I didn't really accept salvation through grace until I was 25 years old. The past 40 years, have been the best of my life. I am deeply aware of how I fail to live up to the name Christian, but I am so grateful for God's grace and mercy that keep me going and striving in this life.
- If I were to start over in a career I would choose Television Journalism. I think I would make a great anchorwoman or tv interviewer. What a great profession that would be. Can't you just see it now? The NBC Evening News with Anchorwoman, Pam Wolfanger.
- Jim and I have a Bucket List. We have accomplished many things on our list already. Some of the remaining things are: riding a zip line, white water rafting, take ballroom dance lessons, travel to Costa Rica, actually travelling to many places too numerous to list. I also want to own a Mini-Cooper and write a book about the town in which I grew up. And that's just a small portion of my list.
- At 66, I am the last member of my immediate family. My parents both passed away within a year of each other. My precious brother left this world in 1998 and I miss him every day. My sister died of lung cancer several years ago. It's hard to believe that I am the only one left. I am so wonderfully blessed with an in-law family who love me and treat me like a sister and daughter. When I hear people complain about their in-laws, I always take a minute to thank God for this wonderful family in which he placed me.
- I am one of the world's greatest procrastinators. I'd say more about that, but I think I'll wait awhile.
- I have a wonderful husband and children. I am so proud of my daughters. They are both bright, outgoing and caring women who make me happy to be their mother. My son-in-law is a joy to me. What a kind and thoughtful man. He kind of reminds me of the girls' father, my precious husband of 42 years.
Okay, if I were going to send this to eight people, they would be:
- Cheryl, whose blogs always inspire me to write more. I always think how proud her mother must be of her.
- Fay, whose strong faith encourages me.
- Dagmar, who is one of the most creative bloggers I've met so far. Her blog is just beautiful.
- Patti, Oh Patti, you are precious.
- Tracy, my creative and delightful next door neighbor.
- Chrissy, who I love like a daughter and always makes me laugh.
- Midlife Mom, whose faith and joy amaze me.
- Pam, who I identify with.