Sunday, October 28, 2007

8 is Enough.... & Five Places I've Been...

Oy...a long time ago (okay, I guess it was only a week ago), Mama Zen tagged me for the Crazy 8's meme...and since it's Sunday I thought I'd finally take on the challenge. So here goes...

8 Things I'm Passionate About:

1. My husband
2. My oldest child
3. My middle child
4. My youngest child
5. Judaism
6. Learning and Reading (I guess that's two!)
7. Finding and creating community
8. Making the world a better place

8 Things I Want to Do Before I Die:

1. Visit every continent
2. Grow a garden
3. Catch up on my reading list (yeah right)
4. Learn Spanish.
5. Hold grandchildren.
6. Learn to be a chef.
7. Write a book.
8. Open a b&b

8 Things I Say Regularly:

1. Period. End of Story. (my son told me recently that I say this all the time)
2. Whatever.
3. I just work here.
4. Send me an email.
5. Just Google it.
6. When do we eat?
7. Don't forget to breathe, in and out! (Name the movie -- I'll be super-impressed)
8. Drink more water.

8 Books I've Read Recently (or am reading now...)
1. The Attack
2. Matrimony
3. The Uprising
4. The Water Mirror (which, when I looked it up to make this link, I realized that the sequels are already available. Whoo hoo!)
5. Momma Zen
6. Triangle
7. The Kommandant's Girl
8. Measure of A Man
(It's amazing -- this one was really hard. I read a ton of books, I really wish I kept a journal. This is, by the way, a project that I want to start for my almost 6-year-old. We've only been reading chapter books for about 2 years, I think we could write a whole list. If we kept it up, when he's my age, he'd have a list of everything he has ever read. Ooh cool!)

8 Songs I Can Listen To Over and Over Again
I can't do this one. I can listen to almost anything over and over again. I am the dorky kind who never updates her ipod and just keeps listening to the same playlists over and over again!

8 Things that Attract Me To My Friends
1. Good sense of humor
2. Love of movies
3. Pop culture knowledge
4. Enjoy hanging out
5. Laugh at my jokes
6. Put up with my kids
7. Good conversationalists
8. A cute tush...oh wait, that was just my best friend (i.e. my husband)

8 Things I Learned in the Last Year
1. How much harder 3 is than 2.
2. How little sleep one can survive on.
3. How cool it is to have a girl.
4. How much change I can handle.
5. How much I've turned into a minivan-mom
6. How much I love my job.
7. Turning 30 just wasn't the big deal everyone said it would be.
8. How much fun blogging is!

8 People That I Want to Torture Think Should Also Do This Meme

Marci (Myriad Musings of Marci)
Helena (Thrice Blessed Momma)
Brad (Egel Nest)
Crunchy Domestic Goddess
SAHMmy says
Karen (Cheerio Road)
Elizabeth (The Whole Family)
Harry (my brother...think he'll play?)

In honor of the meme, here are Five Eight Places I've Been This Week!

Pumpkin Coffee Canister

Lack of Sleep = Cognitive Setbacks? (NY Times)

Holocaust Heroine Saved Children (Chicago Tribune)

Smart Mom Jewelry (ooh, I want one)

Photocard Mosaic

Monster Cookies

The Parent's Little List of Trust (from Cheerio Road)

The 12 Germiest Places in Your Life (ewwwww)

from my
Where have you been?
Stay tuned for tomorrow's (big-ish) Give-away. I'm so excited for my first giveaway!

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Elizabeth F. said...

Cool list. I learned lots about you by reading that! I will try to play along this week. I can't wait for the BIG give-aways. I wond 6 last time, and I love having all of the comments on my blog. Last time 500+ people visited my blog. I will stop by and enter you Give-Away too!

SAHMmy Says said...

Your answers are inspired and thoughtful--I'll have to put on my thinking cap; I love love love to make lists so it'll be fun!

Marci said...

how exciting! Thanks for thinking of me. I am gonna hunker down and get started on this one :) Have a good week!

The Egel Nest said...

I SOOOO have not done this meme yet!

I hope I get to

The Egel Nest

Anonymous said...

Phyllis, I may never be able to count this high, but I want you to know that this did not escape my eye and I hope to rise to the occasion, someday. In the meantime, your love and attention is returned.