April 17, 2011

Sunday Meme (Stolen from Toni!)

Surf, Avalon NJ

Big rain storms Saturday night.
Tonight, a big moon shining down on the water making a moon path to someplace magical.

I  spend time sneaking into Toni's site and I stole her Sunday Meme!

I quickly ran back here to post it before she knows what has happened.

Here are my answers..

1. Who are you?
I am the person who writes this journal.I am, however, extremely private and reserved at times.
I am who I am, and I am many things to many people.

2. What are the 3 most important things everyone should know about you?
I am not sure there is anything 'important' to know about me at all.

3. When you aren't doing memes like this one what are you doing?
Housekeeping, learning, painting, reading, blogging, visiting , babysitting :)

4. Where do you want to be in 5 years?
Wherever God puts me since I know its the right place to be.

5. What stage of life are you in right now?
The stage where I can finally make some sense of what came before and recognize a bit of wisdom gained here and there.

6. What is the last thing you said out loud?
"Oh no!There's a hole in your food Gafield!"
(He will not eat from his bowl if the food is not dispersed evenly. And after he eats from one place and a "hole" is left, I am recruited to come and stir the kibbles up to cover the hole.)

7. Does your life tend to get better or worse or does it just stay the same?
Well, we all have ups and downs and trials and tribulations in life. While things have been going  a bit badly for me, I trust that God knows what he is doing and that in the end all will be well.

8. Does time really heal all wounds?
No. They are healed by  hard work, learning to let go of things and faith.
But, real emotional pain never really goes away completely.

9. How do you handle a rainy day?
Well I get achy all over usually, but I do enjoy watching the rain fall. I like to cozy up inside on thundery evenings.

10. Do you tend to be aware of what is going on around you?
Sometimes but I mainly mind my own business to the extent that I don't see what others see.

11. What is the truest thing that you know?
God .

12. What did you want to be when you grew up?
As a child I never really thought about it.  I sort of assumed you grew up and did what your parents did.
13. Have you ever been given a second chance?

14. Are you more of a giver or a taker?  I am both. I give to many , I also accept if others give.
There are lessons to be learned from both: Generosity and love from giving, humility from taking in the right way.

15. Do you make your decisions with an open heart/mind?
It depends on what is meant by an open heart and mind. Usually that means accepting everything equally and no, I do not do that.  I recognize that there is good and evil, right and wrong and they are not equal at all.
I accept people with an open heart and mind though.

16. What is the most physically painful thing that has ever happened to you?
A "version" in which one twin was transverse(laying side to side) in my womb and had to be physically turned around inside without anesthesia. It was horrible and my heart stopped because of it.

17. What is the most emotionally painful thing that has ever happened to you?
The death of 2 children. 

18. Who have you hugged today?
Cuddly Garfield the Ginger Cat!

19. What are you thinking right now? 
Well I am thinking about this question.
Oh, and the unified  field theory which is rarely off my mind these days, of course.
Now I am thinking of making myself a cup of Twinning's Orange Pekoe tea.


  1. Wow;

    What a wonderful post! I'm learning a lot about you my dear friend and each day I'm thankful more and more for your friendship. Hugs

  2. Hi Annie,
    I learned quite a bit about you in this meme. I am so sorry you lost 2 children I can't even imagine that pain :( Give Garfield a big hug ans kiss from me =^..^=
    Hugs, Dru

  3. That is a really great picture, I love watching waves in the ocean. Its such a beautiful sight, it reminds me God.

  4. Thanks for sharing that meme Annie. I learned a lot more about you, too. So sorry about your loss of 2 children. I can't even imagine the pain of that. It's one of those things that my mind doesn't even allow me to go there. We have good news about the house! (((Hugz)))

  5. Love that photo. My cat isn't picky, thank goodness. He just drives me crazy to be petted.

  6. Ciao Annie, beautiful Meme. I like memes and quizzes, they are always a nice way to learn more about people :)
    So sorry about your loss of 2 children, I can't even imagine the pain.. *hugs*


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