Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Tagged for "Eight things"

I was tagged for this meme twice, and have been occasionally mulling over my answers while trying to keep up with the seasonal madness. Once most of the deadline knitting was finished, and our Christmas cards were sent out, I had time to sit down and finish my thoughts. (Since I'm scheduling this to post while we are out of town, the "8 Things I Did Today" represent a typical day at Boulderneigh, not what I am actually doing right now in Nebraska.)

My 8 favorite foods:
1. Chocolate
2. Grapefruit
3. Raspberries
4. Cookies
5. Cinnamon rolls
6. Amadeus hummus (see below)
7. Gourmet veggie pizza with creamy garlic sauce
8. Green salads (without iceburg lettuce)

8 Things I Did Today:
1. Checked email and new blog posts
2. Did morning chores
3. Put on my "homeschool teacher" hat
4. Switched "teacher" hat for "graphic designer" hat when a client called
5. Went for a two-mile walk with Brian and Jackson after lunch
6. Directed Brian's violin practice
7. Fixed supper
8. Knitted during the 10:00 o'clock news

8 Favorite Stores:
1. Wal-Mart
2. Christopher & Banks
3. Bath and Body Works
4. New To You (local consignment shop)
5. Bi-Mart
6. Fred Meyer's
7. Costco
8. eBay (hey, I shop there a lot!)

8 Favorite Restaurants:
1. Amadeus Cafe
2. Marco Polo
3. Thai Country Restaurant
4. India Palace
5. Crescent Cafe
6. The Sage
7. Olive Garden (the only chain in the lot)
8. Orchards Bistro

8 Things I Look Forward To:
1. Meeting my Savior
2. Brian's bedtime
3. Knitting a Fair Isle sweater out of my own sheep's homespun
4. Having lunch with a friend
5. Getting together with fellow shepherds at sheep/fiber shows
6. Laughing with my sister
7. Having a good ride on my horse
8. Dessert!

8 Things I Like To Do With Family:
1. Worship
2. Play table games
3. Horse-camping
4. Music (play, sing, listen)
5. Go to the beach
6. Play in the snow
7. Sit quietly and read
8. Walks and bike rides

8 Things on My Wish List:
1. A talented horse who stays sound
2. A flock of fully polled, fine fleeced Shetlands
3. A good market for #2
4. More time for riding, spinning and reading
5. Having all our pasture "sheep-fenced"
6. Another perfect dog like Rosie
7. Less clutter
8. A way to haul sheep in the back of the pick-up

8 People I’m Tagging:
Nah; if you wanna play, just let me know so I can visit your blog and read your answers!

That's it for now at . . .


PerfectTosca said...

I did that 8 things thing too. Only mine were gross.

Woot! We got ourselves a boatload of snow! Snow was just INVENTED for Collies! I really love playing in the snow with The Woman, especially when I knock her on her butt. She makes this great THUMP noise. I keep telling her if she would get me my own sheep she wouldn't have to freeze her butt out there with me.

Kara said...

Great answers. I love your wish list. I would ditto quite a few of those, # 1- 5 in particular and 7! (I don't know your Rosie, but I have a Rosie) I hope you are enjoying your trip and have a great holiday! :)

~~Sittin.n.Spinnin said...

Every dog is the perfect dog, some just arent to the perfect stage yet; just ask Jackson, bet he'll tell you he's perfect :)

Carol Bator said...

I should post photos and descriptions of my home made sheep cage that I use to transport a small number of Shetlands in the bed of my truck. It is made of hog panels and wire ties. It is covered with a 6' x 10' canvas tarp. I have used this cage for 3 years now. I can load the cage and tie it down by myself, but it is easier to position it with one person on each side of the truck. The cage is 6' x 4' and there is room for a couple of small bales behind it if you set them in the truck bed on end. (I do have a full sized 8 ft bed on my truck.)

white_lilly said...

Loved your post on Eight Things about you and I could relate to nearly everyone except having Grapefruit as one of your favorite foods....eck But everyone is different :)

MiniKat said...

I played. It was fun. :-)