Saturday, April 2, 2011

Days #1 & 2...A meme...all about ME!

My blogger pal, Cindy is doing this one-a-day meme that runs for 30 days. I thought I would try it with her for the month of April. I hope some of you will join us! Here's what it consists of:

Day 1-Introduce, recent picture, 15 interesting facts
Day 2-Meaning behind your blog name
Day 3-Your first love
Day 4-Your parents
Day 5-Your siblings
Day 6-A picture of something that makes you happy
Day 7-Favorite movies
Day 8-A place you’ve traveled to
Day 9-A picture of your friends
Day 10-Something you’re afraid of
Day 11-Favorite TV shows
Day 12-What you believe
Day 13-Goals
Day 14-A picture you love
Day 15-Bible verse
Day 16-Dream house
Day 17-Something you’re looking forward to
Day 18-Something you regret
Day 19-Something you miss
Day 20-Nicknames
Day 21-Picture of yourself
Day 22-Favorite city
Day 23-Favorite vacation
Day 24-Something you’ve learned
Day 25-Favorite memory
Day 26-Picture of your family
Day 27-Pets
Day 28-Something that stresses you out
Day 29-3 Wishes
Day 30-a picture

OK...Doozey and I just posed in front of the mirror in the bathroom! LOL. I like that view from above, to block the double chin!!! LOLOL. to 15 things about me that are interesting! Hmmm...weird, maybe, but probably not too interesting!!!
1. I always wished I had become a librarian! It is probably too quiet in there, and I would have lost many a job to not being shushed.
2. My dream librarian job was to have MY OWN library near a middle school, where the kids could hang out after school. The main library space would have ultra groovy music playing and there would be a juice and snack bar as well. There would be quiet rooms available for the boring Julie's of the world...and I was planning to have a young social worker there, available to talk to the kids about anything they chose. I think we would have certain days where there would be group art sessions, etc.
3. I still dream about that a lot.
4. I no longer dream (during sleep) in my old age. (54). At least not that I can remember.
5. I graduated from high school in 1974.
6. I was married then divorced, and remarried again in 1980 to my hubby now, and we are really soul mates. I put him through a lot of tests to see how he would react to situations, before I allowed myself to think past "friends".
7. We have 4 grown kids and 4 grandchildren. You all "know" Emily and Donovan, but we have Shelby and Georgia Ann in Louisiana also.
8. I think you all know by now that I am a hospice nurse for the past almost 12 years. Before that I worked 20 years in 2 different hospitals. 10 years in each.
9. I am looking forward to retirement. My husband hopes to retire in about 2 more years. I will get to be the one to work for insurance until I reach Medicare age.
10. I like/love the color orange...and I have been thinking of doing a post showing all of the orange stuff in my house...I am looking in this one room, and I have an orange plaid curtain, an orange wall, and an orange computer desk!!! Not to mention an orange pen and pencil set my blogger friend, Marianne sent me from the Netherlands!!!
11. I used to drive a convertible orange Fiat age 19 and 20. Oh my god did I have fun!
12. My religious beliefs come out closest to a Quaker! To take a short test to see what your beliefs come out closest to, go to HERE.
I had to buy a few books and study up online to find out about them. They are very peaceful people, and live very simply. That's me. I also do not believe in shoving my beliefs down anyones throat...we all find our own paths!
13. I love cooking in my crockpot. I am all about easy ways to do anything!
14. My family is very Mom lives 5 doors away, and my brother lives within 5 miles or so.
15. Whew...I'm glad this is almost over. more thing.....hmmmmm...OK, I was always a cat person, but then when I got Doozey, I changed to a dog person!

That's all...basically a fairly boring person, eh??? since I missed starting this on April 1st, I am going to do day # 2 right now...the meaning behind my blog name. It is self I had started collecting succulent plants, and when I first started blogging I got kinda caught up with a bunch of general gardeners. I found I really wasn't very interested in flowers! I was all about succulents...and now my blog has gone more of a general blog about anything I choose. I have lost some of the interest in my succulents, although they are in my screenroom, and in my tire gardens, I have shown them all on here, and generally feel any more of them, and everyone will be yawning...which you probably already, anyway that is the way it got it's name! I could never change it, because it has sort of become ME...I feel like I do lead a succulent life, although VERY is more a way of thinking than anything!


Cindy said...

Well done!
I took the Religion test, and it says I'm a Unitarian. Next closest was a Neo-pagan (whatever that is.)

I like my crockpot, too. We should share recipes.

I love your dream librarian job. It reminds me a little of a lady in a nearby town that started a nationally recognized afterschool program in her garage. Hold on to your dream. It might come true!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I think you are a very intersting person. I don't think I could come up with 15 things about myself.

Mandy said...

Sounds like fun, like your picture of you and Doozey too! I'm playing along.

Teri C said...

I found it all very interesting Julie and I know the rest of the month will also be interesting.
One thing you didn't say about yourself is what a sweetie you are!
now I know who Emily looks like!!!!

marianne said...

Boring ?!!!!? Not at all it will be fun getting to know you a little bit better :)
By the end of the challenge I will know all about you!
Lovely picture of you and sweet Doozey. But where are your curls????? Hope they are in a pony tail....I love your curls.

Have a nice weekend Julie♥

young-eclectic-encounters said...

What a wonderful idea. although with my son's wedding in the middle of this month and a late start I may do this in May. Thanks for sharing
Johnina :^A

Snippety Gibbet said...


Hey...Guess what car I drove when I was 22. An orange convertible Fiat Spider. No kidding. It was a lot of fun, but our's was not the most reliable car on the road. We traded it in for a less sexy, silver Dodge Omni Hatchback.

Sherree said...

Julie, my Mandy just told me about your meme. So I will add it to my blog, but I will have three days worth in one day.

Sherree said...

I think from looking at your picture, that you would be a great lady for the type of library that you would like to have. You have such a sweet face, that I know you must have a gentle spirit.
Will be joining in on the 30 days. I found out about it from my Mandy.

Bobbie Lynn said...

I do not find nothing boring about you.
Have a wonderful Sunday and blessing to you and hope you have a great week.

Candy "Sweetstuff" said...

Ha, nice to get to know you better. You and I are about the same age. I was born in 1957. You are not boring at all my friend!

Serena said...

You are far from boring, Julie! I love hearing all about you. I took the Belief test....I'm 100% New Age, followed closely by New Thought and Neo-Pagan.

I love the pic you and Doozey...your happy, caring nature shines through!

Pokeberry Mary said...

Cute picture! You're so brave! I was thinking about Doozey last night.. I 'saw' an imaginary little chihuahua in the stonework on the fireplace and thought--oh... wouldn't a doozey be cute done in wood, maybe a bride and groom set of doozeys. LOL.

deepazartz said...

My GoD, Julie...whoever said you are boring!!! This seems a pretty interesting very wonderful to get to know more of you. I hadn't known that you are a nurse! WOW! Great going, Julie:))

Anonymous said...

Would you mind if I did this meme on my blog, too?

Julie said...

Shannon...I had left you a note on your blog that of course, it would be OK!!! I would like to get to know all about you too!!!
xoxo- Julie