In the mean time

I know that I haven't updated in a while. I'm sorry. I'm not sure what is going on with me, I'm experiencing an indefinable restlessness, a growing dissatisfaction, I don't know, something. I haven't been able to put my finger on it but it's there. To complicate the matter I have been completely disheartened by a series of unfortunate events. First news from a friend that she is facing the very real possibility of breast cancer being followed up by the catastrophic events that have unfolded in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Whatever my troubles they pale in comparison to these problems. I'm OK, or at least I will be. I have been knitting and I will update soon, hopefully.
In the mean time....I'm it.
Amy tagged me. So here you go everything you never wanted to know about me.

A little blog game.

Five Things

Ten years ago: I was crying. I cried like I have never cried before and hope never to again.

Five years ago: Starting a new job

One year ago: Sending my youngest off to 1st grade and adjusting to having my husband at home all day because he was laid off from his job.

Yesterday: I was sick and tired, my body ached all over, sorely in the need of rest.

Five snacks: Oatmeal raisin cookies w/milk, peanut butter and jelly sandwich w/milk, French fries, popcorn, pop tarts.

Five songs I know all the words to: Amazing Grace (The first & second verse), The Star Spangled Banner ( I also know all the words to the preamble of the Constitution, School House Rock, to my credit I knew the words before they put it to music.) Theme music to Gilligan's Island, Beverly Hillbillies, and Firefly. Happy Birthday, in various ways. I know most of the lyrics to many songs but those are the ones I'm pretty sure I could sing from start to finish.

Five things I would do with a 100 million dollars: New homes and cars for any of my family who wants it. Set up trust funds for each of my four children and for each of my nieces and nephews. Fund the Arts, fund underfunded Charities and maybe travel a bit.

Five places to run away to: Stitch n Bitch to get away from my family for a few hours. Home to Mom and Dad. I don't know, I'm not a runner. Canada. Maybe.

Five things I would never wear: White after Labor Day, just kidding I wear white all the time if you're counting socks and underwear. Socks in bed. Stocking Caps, they make me feel claustrophobic, I don't know, let's see, a bikini, a tube top or tutu or mini skirt.

Five favorite TV shows: Firefly, Desperate Housewives, Gray's Anatomy, The late, late show with TV's Craig Ferguson, Six Feet Under, Star Trek-any version

Five biggest joys: Spending time in the company of my family. The changing of the seasons. Reading a really good story. Manipuling material into beautiful things. Laughter, both being able to make my children and husband laugh and when they are able to make me laugh.

Five favorite toys: My children, sticks and big balls of string, garden tools, DVD player, books and the computer.

Five people I'll pass this on to: Not sure yet.

6 Opinions:

Amy said...

Firefly! Beth and I were just talking about how great that show is at the last SnB! You must have picked our thoughts up via psychic waves or something. :-)

These are disheartening days. I've been down too. Big disasters, little disasters. Hang in there.

Sharon said...

Kelle, just thought I'd check in on you. Both Tim and I have felt the same lately. Just kind of overall discouraged and dismal. And then Katrina made it all worse. Sorry to hear about your friend. Anyhow, you're not alone. Fall colors will start up here soon, and that should cheer us up. Super cute pics of Kate! Glad to hear she had a fun birthday except for the getting the lowest score part:-)


Ani said...

Crying?!! Why were you crying? Let's see...10 years ago...I was 6, so it can't possibly have been something I did...I hope...

Moms don't cry! That makes me want to cry! *whimper* ...I don't know. That really bugs me to know you had an overwhelmingly sad crying experience. I was 6...

Kelle said...

No darling, it had nothing to do with you. You weren't even home when it happened. I think you were at Grandma's for the week. A young neighbor boy drowned in the lake and your brother nearly drowned with him.

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Sharon said...

This kind of exchange makes me feel like I'll be missing something by not having kids.