Saturday, May 12, 2007


I was so lovingly tagged by Colleen.
Here's the "rules" of this meme: Each player starts with 7 random facts/habits about themselves. People who are tagged need to write on their own blog about their seven things, as well as these rules. You need to choose 7 people to get tagged and list their names. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them that they have been tagged and to read your blog!

Seven random facts about me:
  1. My nickname as a child was "carrot-top." But maybe it should have been "carrot-bottom."
  2. I was 15 when I decided what I wanted to be when I grew up.
  3. I once ran for student body president, and lost.
  4. I gave birth in a third-world hospital, payment for which was 3 sweet potatoes.
  5. I once built a picnic table.
  6. My kids still like me. (I think they do, anyway.)
  7. My husband and I wiped up on a round of the Not-so-Newlywed game by both answering the question "What is your favorite flower?" with "whole wheat."
Well, I got this far. I don't know if I have 7 friends who would be willing to do this... Have to think about that!

Friday, May 11, 2007

Thank You for Paying Your Taxes

Gary found out yesterday that he and a couple of his friends are being given a quarter million from the US government.

Of course, only teeny, tiny bit of that will actually go to him personally, but still, it sounds impressive, doesn't it?

Thursday, May 10, 2007

In Sunshine and Rain

Don't you love it when it rains while the sun is shining?

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Advice from a Billionaire: How to Spend your Millions

Richard DeVos was the speaker at the graduation I recently attended. I found it amusing to hear him tell how he sat Shaq down and told him how to spend his money. I guess Mr. DeVos thought he could do that since he was the one giving him that money.

Monday, May 07, 2007


These four graves are direct ancestors of mine. A fifth generation (MMMMF)* was also buried in the same cemetery, but we couldn't locate the stone at the time I had the camera in my hand. After leaving the cemetery, Gary said, "Do you think there's room for us here?"

*=my Mother's Mother's Mother's Mother's Father

Sunday, May 06, 2007

I Need to Decompress

We have safely arrived home from a few days in Michigan to see my nephew graduate from college. I get "home" very seldom, so when I do go to the place of my birth my mind struggles to take it all in and sort it all out. Sometimes the memories are almost overwhelming and I feel like I'm the only person who ever left that small town.