Sunday, July 13, 2008

Settling Dust and a Meme

Allrighty then, the garden party is over and the dust around here is settling. This whirling dervish farmgirl has found center and I'm playing catch-up. Dishes, laundry, mail, phone calls, e-mails...oh...and blogging!
While I was flying around making the garden pretty and prep-cooking Diane Mandy over at
Martinis for Two tagged me with a meme. She's on my list of blogs I really enjoy reading every day so I'm more than happy to oblige. I've done one similar to this so some of it may be a bit repetitive.

Five Habits Meme

What was I doing ten years ago?
Working as a corporate trainer for a company that sold framed art. Work involved a lot of travel, mostly in the western half of the United States. My job required that I have a Seattle residence so we had an apartment in West Seattle that looked out over Elliot Bay...I loved watching the ferries go by. I was also taking classes to become a garden designer, I missed a lot of class because I was often in another city for my job.

Five snacks I enjoy in a perfect non-weight gaining world:
artisan cheeses
Twizzlers, creepy huh...I can't help it, I like the cherry flavor
ice cream, my fave is Dove with the chocolate on top of the pint..wicked good
pistachio nuts
really great breads, dipped in herbed olive oil

Five snacks I enjoy in the real world:
same as above but pretty soon I'm going to have to knock it off and eat:
veggies from the garden, raw and chilled
fresh seasonal fruits
soda water with lime
cold poached chicken - really...I like that a lot
cold poached wild salmon

Five things I would do if I were a billionaire:
Build a small, green, eco-friendly house at the end of a dead end road.
Give money to my friend K to set up a shelter to train assistance dogs.
Set up a foundation so that kids who want to play sports have the money to do so.
Turn the farm into a park in memory of my late father-in-law.
Send all the kids I know to college, but they have to keep their grades up.

Five jobs I have had:
Corporate trainer,
Sales & Marketing for a wholesale nursery,
Director of Sales & Marketing, Industrial Packaging,
X-Ray tech,
Manufacturer's Rep

Five Habits:
I make a triple espresso every morning,
Check the prime rate on the WSJ site,
Read too many blogs - my other hobbies are suffering,
I love to start projects, don't always finish - and I don't care,
Reading a book at night is a must...I feel robbed if I don't.

Five places I have lived:
All in Washington State -
This Old Farm,
Friday Harbor,
Roche Harbor,

Five people I'd like to get to know:
I'm sorry, I have meme paranoia. I was tickled that Diane tagged me and am pleased to be a part of her meme. When I was a new blogger I read a rather hissy post by someone who didn't like memes and it freaked me out.
If anyone would like to participate please join in on the fun!


quilly said...

Friday Harbor. [sigh] I asked OC when we can go back. He said not until next summer. He teaches at the Friday Harbor Labs every other summer, and we were there last July.

Diane Mandy said...

Thanks for playing along!