Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Tag Along With Me . . .

Of course the intro could be taken a couple of different ways.

I went for my usual 2 km walk at noon hour on Friday and took the camera along so that you could "Tag" along with me.

Manitoba is right into harvesting right now . . . the office is nice and quiet - there is hardly anyone around . . . the farmers are up early on the fields and out late on the fields . . . barring break downs or rain showers. Things are looking really good . . . if you're a farmer!

All the flowers and weeds are setting seeds and some of the closeups are really awesome. It was a really windy walk and trying to get some of these things to stay still long enough for a photo was very trying!

A few of them were lucky enough to come back to the office for a photo shoot of their very own . . . without the wind element involved. I just love getting down into these plants with the macro and seeing all the tiny, tiny construction details. Click on the photos to make them larger and have a look - it is really fascinating!

Since I had you "Tag" along for my walk, I must also tell you that I have been "tagged" by Jennifer from DownUnder.

Here are the rules:

1. Link to the person who “tagged” you.

2. Post the rules on your blog.

3. Write six random things about yourself.

4. Tag six people at the end of your post.

5. Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

6. Let the tagger know your entry is up.

So I've got #1 and #2 covered, now I need to write 6 random things. OK, this is going to be tough!
1. I have credit cards . . . don't get me wrong. I love my credit cards . . . but I NEVER, and I mean NEVER pay interest. My cards are always paid off every month . . . usually before they are due . . . I hate the idea of giving money to banks in the form of interest. Let's face it . . . they nickle and dime us to death for every service they provide and there is no way I'm giving the more.

2. I quit quilting for almost nine years! Back in the early 90's I became a single mom and had to make a decision not to take any old job, but to choose a career that paid well, no evenings and no weekends and good vacation time off. So back to school I went and then I continued taking courses for another 8 years after that until I got to where I felt that I had accomplished what I had set out to do. It was a long nine years! All my fabric, sewing machine . . . everything . . . was all packed away. BUT - I'm having fun now!

3. I don't cook. My new, wonderful, talented husband (of 9 years) enjoys cooking. I go home after a hard day at the office and he cooks and we visit. It is a great way to unwind after a sometimes stressful day. I do the dishes though!

4. I don't dust. Once again my wonderful husband looks after that. Turns out that I have developed an allergy to household dust - no . . . really - I CAN'T DUST! If I get a whif of air borne household dust I'm sick for two days. I can do the kitty litter dust thing - not a problem . . . but regular dust - no way! I do the vacuuming though.

5. I make lists. I make lists for lists. I'm a list maker. Keeps me more organized (sorta) and on track (kinda).

6. I had an employee quit once because she said I was a perfectionist. Really!? . . . I'm not. There's nothing perfect about my life . . . maybe certain things need done a certain way . . . but that's not perfect. Is it?

So now you know a few weird and very wonderful things about me. Now I need to tag six more people. Em? Who will it be? I tag . . . , Myra,
This has taken me three days to write . . . I started on Friday and finally got everything organized for today. Of course today all the farmers are huddled in their cozy little houses watching the rain pouring down . . . no harvest work going on until maybe the middle of the week . . . but there is more rain in the forecast.
I'm taking the week off from work so more sewing/design/drawing time is planned. I'll keep you posted as to the progress.
'til next time,


MYRA said...

My first reaction to the end of this post is "OH WOW!"... I've been tagged! Yikes! 8-) Thanks a bunch...!
As to the rest of the post, I love the photos! Great job!
And, just out of curiosity, how long were you a single mom? Education, no quilting for 9 years...married to new hubby for 9 years...?

Quilter Going Bananas said...

Great photos! I didn't procrastinate and I've posted about tagging on my blog. Check it out! QGB

Fer said...

No quilting for 9 years?!! That's nearly heart breaking! :D

I stopped quilting for about 18 months when I met my husband - my new life was such a whirlwind during that time I couldn't squeeze in any sewing. All that changed when I made my wedding dress, and thankfully haven't stopped sewing since. The whirlwind has had to make room for sewing - yay!

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