AUTHOR: Knitti-me TITLE: Meme'd - me DATE: 7:23:00 AM ----- BODY:
It's been a good long while since I posted a meme of any sort. I've seen this one making the rounds and thought it would be a good one to post. I found it interesting to realize that five years ago I had not really started my yarn and knitting obsession, that the words Noro or Colinette weren't even in my vocabulary. Anyway, here goes~ 10 Years Ago 1995 – I was working for FEMA. The kids were ages 3 and 4. We lived in the ghetto, a part of Sacramento known as Oak Park, were we would routinely find used condoms, hypodermic needles, etc. in the gutter. Gunshots and police helicopters were just background noise. We even had a very large man pounding on our front door at 3:00 in the morning with moonlight glinting off the knife in his hand. Graeme was doing the craft show circuit, making wood toys. This enabled him to stay home with the kids during the week, build his products and then do the craft shows on the weekends. My father died of cancer. My inner craft child was starving . 5 Years Ago 2000 – I had just started working at my current company, being immersed in the world of Group Life Insurance. The kids were ages 8 and 9. We finally bought our first home and were able to leave the slums of Sacramento behind. Graeme was working in construction. My mother finally sold the family home in San Francisco (bought for $11,000 in 1952 and sold for A LOT more 48 years later). I started to crochet again, thus beginning my spiral down into a fibery obsession. 1 Year Ago 2004 – Still at the same Group Life Insurance job. The kids were 12 and 13. Still in the same house. Graeme worked diligently all Spring to put automatic sprinklers in and update the landscape in the front of the house (the other side of the driveway and the backyard are still a wilderness though). Graeme was/is working in mortuary services. I took a trip to Nicaragua with my mom. My fibery obsession flew to new heights with the completion of my first knitted sweater. 5 Snacks Tortilla chips with Graeme’s homemade salsa Spinach Dip Red Ropes Canteloupe with cottage cheese or ice cream Ben & Jerry’s Chunky Monkey or Cherries Garcia 5 Songs I Know All the Words to Theme from Gilligan’s Island Theme from the Brady Bunch The Oscar Meyer Bologna Song Amazing Grace Seriously, I know the words to a lot of songs, mostly worship choruses, hymns and Christmas carols. Many times, I don’t think I know the words until we start singing them. As far as secular or pop songs, I’ll know snippets of them, “Everyone’s going to the party, have a real good time…” but if I haven’t seen the written lyrics, I tend not to be able to retain the words just by listening – weird. 5 Things I'd Do with $100 million Quit my job Dream Home Travel Invest Be generous with family, friends and charities 5 Places to Run Away to Fiji New Zealand United Kingdom Italy Brazil 5 Things I Would Never Wear Bikini Thigh High Boots Mini Skirt Nose Ring Tiara 5 Favorite TV Shows Lost Survivor Star Trek (all incarnations) Rock Star: INXS CSI’s Five Biggest Joys My family Singing with the band Reading Crafting Helping others 5 Favorite Toys Computer Cell Phone Yarn Stash Bead Spinner Graeme 5 People to Pass This on to No one in particular, but if you want it, take it!