A meme

Fairy Slipper
A creature I love and smells divine
I found her yesterday

Imelda, Greenish Lady has tagged me for a meme.
Somehow this time it slipped into my day just fine, for usually this would not appeal to me, nice to know that all is unknown.

The rules of the game get posted at the beginning.Each player answers the questions about himself or herself. At the end of the post, the player then tags five people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog.

Ten years ago: May 1998

Well I have no old calendars or journals to remind me what I was up to, they are in storage far away from me. My memory is not something I can rely on. At first I answered this :
*I was studying cranial sacral therapy with Hugh Milne which was a profound experience in so many ways and a great challenge for medical language and memorizing did not come easy.
After some research yesterday, I realized twas 2001 I began my schooling. My memory has it's own ways!
But here are some things that happened that year:
*My son was about to turn 18, graduate from High School and take a trip to Costa Rica with a friend. I was very happy for him!
*My business was making beaded jewelry which I would sell at the Beach Show along the ocean on Sundays (which allowed me to stay home and raise my son as he grew up, instead of day care).
*I lived in the lovely town of Santa Barbara, hiking with friends, buying my food from local organic farmers, working out in a gym.
I think of this time in my life and smile.

Five things on today's "to do" list:

1)Write, whether it be journaling
a conversation with spirit friends
or a post for the blog
2) finish a wee piece of art I began yesterday with Pitt pens, don't have enough colors so will now use paints
3) wander down to look at the story the bear left on the earth, and to visit the wee morel mushroom (unless someone ate it durning the night)
4) hike to Finger Lake, looking for new flowers and mushrooms to take their portraits.
5) Enjoy being alive

Things I'd do if I was a billionaire:
This is not an easy question for me. As it is not something I ponder.
Still I will give it a go;
I would ask how my mother how she would enjoy her life better cared for.
I sense I would feel inspired to find ways to serve humanity, to do this in a way that would be in harmony with living on Earth.
I would find land that felt like home and build a house.
For some reason I don't dream much about what I would do with things I do not have.

Three bad habits:
1) red wine, ah I love it.
2) dragging my feet when time comes to make changes
3) piles, piles, piles of notes, ideas, thoughts, filing, I clean them up and they start all over

Five places I've lived:
1) Southern California - most my life
2) Kauai - 2 months
3) Nelson B.C. - 4 months
4) Boulder, Colorado - 2 months
5) Montana

Five jobs I've had:
1) weaving and making plant hangers for my mother's business
2) making shoes, my own tiny business
3) jewelry business for over twenty years
4) cranial sacral therapist
5) photography

Five people I'm tagging for this meme:
This might be the hardest part of this meme, who would enjoy this look and sharing about their lives. As Greenish Lady said "participation is completely optional"! The wonderful part of asking folks to do this is that I will get to know them better! If you choose to do this, I would love it if you leave a comment and let me know.

Sharon at Norah's Art
Anne at Anno's Place
Gemma Wiseman at Greyscale Territory
Sara Lechner at The Fabric of Meditation
New friend at Murat11


  1. I enjoyed this meme, its insight into the mundane as well as the broadly philosophical range of your life.

    Your plans for the day sound wonderful -- they give me hope for more tales from the meadow.

    And now I am off to work on my own version. Thanks for the nudge!

  2. I'm so glad you did this. You have had some interesting times indeed! Yes... what an exciting plan you have for your day! Thanks for playing along.

  3. How lovely to get to know you a little better. You've lived in beautiful places and done lots of interesting work. You are most wise not to spend time pondering what you would do with a billion dollars--it would probably not make your life much richer than it already is, what with fairy slippers to gaze upon and smell. That photo is simply stunning!

    Thank you for tagging Murat11. He has a WAY with memes.

  4. I see my Santa Fe publicist beat me to the punch. I don't know about a "way" with memes, but I am certainly a junkie for them. Give me a few days and I'll be back for the game. Thanks for the tag.

  5. thank you for thinking of me. i sometimes do memes. it depends if i'm in stress or not...this time i'm :-( but thank you for it!! :-)

  6. I'm utterly wrapped I've been tagged for the first time ever! Now the hard part - to sound creative!

    Thank you so much for the tag! I hope I play the game right!


  7. My posting is now complete.

    I hope the bloggers I have chosen don't mind being tagged!

    Thank you again!


  8. Gemma, I felt the same way "hoping that others did not mind being tagged", seems lots of folks enjoy this. Yea. Thanks for joining in.

  9. Murat 11; so you are a junkie for them, does this mean I could look further and find others on your blog? Fun that you feel this way.

  10. Sara,
    I understand, no worries. I hope your life feels stress free -er soon!

  11. What a pleasure to "meet" you. Thanks for your earlier comment on my blog. I see we will see each other on IF, and that we have a wonderful blog friend in common, the word goddess Anno. I really like your photos too.

  12. Hello, Thanks for shouting out to me. I like to read these but I'm not too good at this kind of list thing. I'm still thinking about it though. I love your visits.

  13. Sharon,
    I completely understand. Do what feels good and exciting to you. We get to know you through the beauty of your art, this is lovely.

  14. Just last week I was saw a multitude of these delicate flowers while walking in the woods in Washington. I tried to photograph them and failed. Your photograph is lovely.

  15. Hi Nicole,
    Yes these little calypso orchids are a wee bit of a challenge to capture. They are soooo tiny, and low to the ground. You can get some of it in focus and the rest not. Sometimes I think when we can not capture something special to us, the memory stays with us longer.

    You say you saw a multitude, that is special and rare. They say one is lucky to find a fairy slipper!

  16. Tammie Lee: Mission accomplished. Sorry for the delay. I am always up for memes. Peace.

  17. Oops. And here's the link: http://murat11.blogspot.com/2008/05/meme-away-meme-away.html


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