Saturday, March 01, 2008

Crazy Eights

Crazy Eights...Jinny tagged me!
8 Things I'm Passionate About:

God (sometimes. I need to get better about that. Seem to have been in a funk since my baby brother died:( I also want to find a different church)
Stud(although, I need to pay him more attention too. Tending to take him for granted again lately)
Cryptic
Jock
Clown
Princess
Reading
Looking for land to live on

8 Things I Want To Do Before I Die:

Go to Ireland
Find some land to live on and raise my kids in the fresh air with lots of room to run, just like I was allowed when I was a kid. I feel like it is almost too late, they are getting so much older:(
Go to the Bahamas and Mexico.
Go on a Cruise
Have grandchildren and spend as much time bonding with them as possible
Make peace with some family who are upset at me for some reason that I STILL do not understand:(
Visit the Holy Land
Go to as many orphanages as possible and take the children good food, books, warm blankets and lots of love.




8 Things I Say Often:

I love you!
Who left this here??
Why are there dirty socks all over the house and whose are they??
Can you PLEASE just put this away??
STOP IT!
Good job!
Stud, can you please get off the couch, quit watching hockey, and help me??
Yes, you can! Just keep on trying, you can do anything you put your mind to.



8 Books I've Read Recently:

Currently I am on book four of "The Belgariad" by David Eddings
Currently reading "Reviving Ophelia" by Mary Pipher
Almost done "Greywalker" by Kat Richardson. I put it aside to read the others and now Cryptic is annoyed, because he wants me to finish so that we can discuss it.
"365 ways to Raise Confident Kids".
"Hunger Free Forever"
"23 Minutes in Hel.l" by Bill Wiese
"The Living, Breathing Human Body Book" (reading it with the kids in our Science)
A few I can't recall the names of that I just got for free at a Home School class.




8 Songs I Could Listen to Over and Over:

The Rising of the Sun
Siuil a Ruin (I can't make the little marks go where they need to!)
Gaudete
Ceann Dubh Dilis
Fionnghuala
Dulaman
The Flower of Maherally
Lately I rediscovered "The Wild Colonial Boy". I love it because my Dad used to sing it to us kids when we were very young and I thought his voice was the most amazing singing voice that ever existed. I still do:) I wish I could hear HIM sing it again, but the one I found on tape will have to do for now. Dad, if you read this, PLEASE sing it on a tape so I can always have it, ok??




8 Things That Attract Me to my Best Friends:

They "get" me. I am very sarcastic and people can either deal with it or they can't. If they can't, then we tend not to "click".
Empathy. I can't deal well with people who have no empathy.
Compassion. Same thing, I guess.
Morals. If they drink and swear, are dishonest, don't care for their kids properly, we won't get along.
I can't think of the word for it. But I tend to be attracted to people who need a listening ear and need someone to be there for them emotionally. I am good at that:)
Sense of humour. I enjoy funny people who are not boring! LOL
Cleanliness. I tend to avoid people with poor hygiene:)
Similar values. If I don't have much in common with a person, then we don't "click".




8 People I Think Should Do Crazy Eights: Well, since I have about eight readers, I will list them:)

Tim
Vince
Jude
Dooney
Chas
boufmom9
Claire
Tess

And anyone else who wants to do it. Go for it!

5 comments:

Chas said...

This looks like a hard one...it might take me a while, but I'll try to get to it :).

Jude said...

Just did another one hon, I'll do this one next time though! :-)

Gledwood said...

God is a difficult subject because he made the world and all the miracles in it, yet sometimes he has his own purpose that we don't understand and something happens that feels so wrong to us ... and we cannot see that in the long run it is for the best

I'm not trying to preach. That's just one of those things I can spout so glibly yet in reality I find it so difficult to accept

clairesgarden said...

ha, will do.
love David Eddings and the Rising Sun, they'll be in my lists too.

BoufMom9 said...

I'll try to do it tomorrow on my blog. LOL (if the puking kids stop. UGH!)
PS Love that you are in the middle of reading so many books! Me too!