Sunday, July 09, 2006

My Most Cherished Possessions

I forgot to do my most cherished possessions... (sorry, I copied and pasted Joanne's). I put this as a comment and thought I might add it as another posting. Also, I thought of a fifth one that some people might find interesting.

  • my photo albums
  • my professional portfolio
  • my furniture antiques (Don's grandmother's sewing machine, my dining set, Don's grandfather's chest)
  • my children's book collection
  • my grandmother's Salvation Army bonnet. This has come in handy - I have taken it into school when talking to children about treasures that give us memories.

Finally Replying to My Tags...

I can't believe I am finally getting around to the tag! My internet/e-mail has been so unreliable these days. They are changing the system at work and with my personal server at home - a double whamie! Anyway, here goes...

4 jobs I've had:
  • lots and lots and lots of babysitting
  • Simpson's (The Bay) Cafeteria cleaning tables and cooking
  • working for the Salvation Army in the camp kitchen as a cook and at DHQ as a Girl Friday
  • a primary teacher and Early Literacy Teacher for the Peel District School Board.
4 movies I could watch over and over again:
  • Fiddler on the Roof (actually, most musicals, especially those with a social message - fun and thought provoking, a hard achievement)
  • Money Pit (I love watching the section where the house starts falling apart)
  • Back to the Future (any of them)
  • Wizard of Oz (the best witch ever!)

4 places I've lived:

  • Mississauga, Ontario (although it was called Cooksville at the time...)
  • Brampton, Ontario
  • Wilmore, Kentucky
  • Brampton, Ontario...Brampton, Ontario...Brampton, Ontario (I'm so predictable)

4 TV shows I love: (6 instead...)

  • anything Law and Order
  • CSI
  • I Love Lucy
  • Dick Van Dyke Show
  • M*A*S*H
  • Corronation Street

4 places I've been on vacation: Okay...5 again...

  • Quebec City (I agree, Barbara, it's the best. I love the ambiance and history of the place)
  • Camping anywhere (as long as I am outdoors and in a tent I am happy. I enjoy the provincial and national parks best for the hiking and nature activities. My favourites - Arrowhead, Charleston Lake, Port Burwell, Bruce Penninsula)
  • Salvation Centennial Congresses - Kansas City and Winnipeg. The atmosphere is incredible and meeting new people and seeing old friends is great.
  • Haliburton School of the Arts (over the years I have stayed in cottages and attended art class during the day. I love learning something fun and enjoying cottage life. It would be my perfect life if I didn't have to have a job)
  • Ottawa (I could live here - just give the word...)

4 favorite dishes:

  • Oriental Salad
  • Spaghetti
  • Chicken Friend Rice
  • Almost anything beef, especially roast beef and yorkshire

4 websites I visit daily:

4 places I'd rather be right now:

  • on a road trip anywhere. The paces I have not been that I would love to see - the Canadian east coast, the Canadian west coast, the arctic (Churchill, Manitoba, the polar bear capital of the world; Moosenee, Ontario; Iqualuit; Yellowknife to see the Aurora Borealis), the antartic (this would be a tricky road trip!)
  • camping
  • in a hillside cottage on an Ontario lake in the autumn (the colours would be fabulous)...or an island cottage in the St. Lawrence (I love isolation)
  • traveling Europe (especially England) to trace family history and see Canadian Armed Forces sites and key battles (Vimy Ridge, Normandy, Holland...)

4 most cherished possessions:

  • my photo albums
  • Mum Young's antique serving bowls
    Family photos
    Handmade Christmas Ornaments from the kids over the years

4 least favorite chores:

  • cleaning toilets (I agree, Joanne)
  • any laundry, especially ironing
  • organizing my boxes and boxes and boxes of teacher stuff (I'm over-run!)
  • vacuuming (it's a good thing Don likes to do it!)

4 best stress relievers:

  • bike riding
  • hiking
  • petting Yoda
  • sitting on the deck/patio and having a BBQ

4 bloggers I'm tagging: I am not tagging sweet!