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10 Random Facts

There is a fun little game of tag going around the blogging community right now, and I’ve been poked by the lovely Merry Farmer (@MerryFarmer20). To play, you simply need to be poked by someone. Then you list 10 random facts about yourself and tag four more people. Here are my random facts. Hope you enjoy!

1. I recently took a workshop by Kristen Lamb on blogging. Several of us are umm…older…so we formed a sub-group called Zoomers which is a Canadian term for retirees.

2. I have lived in Arkansas, on and off, since my father was transferred here more years ago than I will admit to.

3. I am planning a trip to Glacier National Park. I have WIP on hold that concerns glaciers and I want to experience being by or on a glacier.

4. I lived with my son and granddaughter for a year when she was between the ages of 6 to 18 months old. I taught her baby sign language starting when she was eight months old. My son made fun of me for thinking it would work. When she started signing to him at age nine month he was astounded. Then he had to learn to sign. She is four now. I sent a text to my son when I left my house. She waited at the front door until I got there…four hours later

5. Gene Lempp stated on his blog that he collects dragons. I’ve collected a few myself. Mine are mostly oriental.

6. I have lived in Germany, Japan, Okinawa, Texas, Washington state, Washington, D.C., Mississippi, and Arkansas.

7. My father was in the Air Force so I was raised in a city/town environment. When I was sixteen, my parents bought a farm. We had cows, horses, pigs, chickens, dogs, cats, parakeets, pecan and pear orchards, hay fields, and soy beans.

8. I three-dog-sat for daughter and son-in-law when they took a four week trip to Australia and New Zealand several years ago.

9. My sister raised rabbits for her 4-H project. They kept multiplying. We had to kill and dress the rabbits before freezing them. I haven’t been able to eat rabbit since then.

10. I am remodeling my house, slowly. The kitchen is almost complete. One bathroom is almost complete. Two bedrooms are almost complete. Replaced all the windows. Still need new patio doors and front doors. I did say slowly, right? The ceilings need to be painted and floor replaced. The master bedroom and bathroom need the most work so we haven’t done anything there, yet.

I was supposed to tag four more victims but I only had three brave souls who graciously accepted my invitation: @patricia_sands, @cheryelhutton, @kerrymeacham (who actually got tagged twice). Thank you for participating.

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  1. Great list, Linda! Love the term “Zoomers”, has a fun connotation to it. Thanks for the linkage.

    I tagged Kerry as well, but I think we should let him combine the two tags into one response. He is my ROWbro after all :)

    Have a great week!

  2. Linda, this is fun! I wasn’t sure about it at first but I’m having a great time reading everyone’s random facts. It’s so interesting to learn things about each other that we might not otherwise mention. I’m waiting to hear back from the people I’ve asked and then I’ll post mine. Thanks for tagging me, fellow Zoomer!

  3. I love tidbits of information like this. I’m sorry I missed your tag. *pout*

    Isn’t signing with babies the best thing? It’s amazing how little they are when they start responding. I didn’t realize that was possible until my friend began teaching her little one. We did the same with our son and it was especially helpful since he had a speech delay – it allowed him to communicate when the verbal words wouldn’t come.

    My niece is a 4H kid and has raised all sorts of animals – and cheerfully sent them off to the “bad place” as we euphemistically refer to the slaughterhouse. I know it’s a part of the reality, but wow. I’m such a wimp. If I had to process my own food, I’d have much stronger vegetarian leanings.

    Fun post!

    • One day, evidently I wasn’t paying attention, she got her baby signing book, brought it to me, plumped it in my lap, opened the pages to the page showing she needed her diaper changed, and pointed at it, emphatically. Impressed me! Thanks for reading.

  4. [...] people. Here are my random facts. Hmmm – wonder who I’ll tag in return … 1. Like my fellow blogger, Linda Burke, I’ve just been involved in Kristen Lamb’s fantastic blogging course and I’m part [...]

  5. I move as frequently as if I lived in a military family and do get itchy feet after every two or three years… waiting for my next new place now…

  6. What great fun, to get to know a little more about you! Thanks for taking the time.

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