Monday, February 06, 2006

Tags for the Week

I have a few tags I need to post this week so I thought I'd put them in one entry!

For Tara Dawn

What were three things when you were little you wanted to be when you grew up?
A Nurse
A Ballet dancer
A Teacher

You can live one day over again from your childhood. What day will it be?
Snow Skiing- I did it alone, felt free and loved the crisp air flying in my face :)

You have two minutes (and a mover with you if you need heavy lifting help!) to grab 5 things from your home before it morphs into a polka dotted hobgoblin and hops a way. What will you take?
My animal's
file cabinet-with important papers in it.
My Sleep Number bed
The crocheted bedspread my mother started, her mother tried to finish.

You have to paint one quote on your kitchen wall. What's it going to be?
"kiss the Cook" or "Happiness is a journey not a destination"

What is one thing you want to have accomplished by the end of this year?
Making our new house's yard, dog and disabled friendly.

You are moving to the moon for one year and can only bring one flower with you. What kind will you bring? None, because I would forget to water it and it would die.

You just received word that aside from one flower, you can also bring five books with you too!Your choices?
A bible and 4 books I would love. I don't usually read a book twice.

For Chris

What is on my playlist right now?
Unforgettable- Nat King Cole
The Very Thought of You- Rod Stewart
Somewhere-Barbara Streisand
Georgia on my Mind-Willie Nelson
Only Hope- Mandy Moore
Wind Beneath My Wings- Bette Midler
Fallen- Alicia Keys
Amazing Grace-Faith Hill
At Last- Celine Dion

Because This made me think!

15 years ago, I:
1.Was trying to work as an account manager for Apple Computer, while hiding my illness from the boss.
2. Trying to raise two young girls with very little energy.
3. Lost my boyfriend of three years. I told him what my disease would be like and if he can't stick with me til the end, go now. He went.
4. My Rock, my grandma was diagnosed with colon cancer.
5. I left my 20's behind and turned 30.

10 years ago, I:
1. I was catapulted into retirement, which I hated for at least four years. It took that long to get used to not working.
2. My kid's had their childhood altered and learned to be self-sufficient.
3. I was given my best friend, Manny (my black lab/cocker/border collie mix)
4. I worked very hard on a relationship with God.
5. I was 34 and my ALS was not progressing as the doctors thought (SLOW).

5 years ago I,:
1. I asked my oldest to leave, the anger was too scary for Jess and I.
2. I lived in a house I bought on my own.
3. Jess was seeking approval from wrong crowd, so I got her to play volleyball and kept a watchful eye on her.
4. Learned public speaking and about the bible. I'm not part of a church but am close to God.
5. I was 39 and won the Pan-American Trial's gold metal for a spot in the Disabled Olympics in Alcapuco Mexico. It was for sailing.

3 years ago, I:
1. Met the man I would marry on the Internet. Married on Kauai beach on 02-14-04.
2. Jess met the man she would marry in high school.
3. Started water therapy because the dying was not happening, so I went with it.
4. Dating and falling in love was a blast! We went rafting on one of our first dates.
5. I was 41 and that dam ALS was hanging in there,but I was getting stronger.

1 year ago, I:
1. We bought our retirement dream home, in the pines near a lake.
2. Watched Jess marry and give birth.
3. Took Dave's 82yr old mom on her first real vacation to Kauai.
4. Fixing up current house to sell.
5. I was 43 and hitting the gym.

4 months ago, I:


tara dawn said...

Oh I love this! I'm learning so much more about you and it's great fun. "Only Hope" by Mandy Moore is one of my all time favorite never fails to move me. As for the kitchen quote, "Happiness is a journey, not a destination"...what of the mottos I try to live by. And honey, why do you think I'm taking a cactus to the moon? If I took any plant that requires my attention and affection whatsoever, it inevitably would die. Thus, it's just me and my cactus (and lots of books).
I never knew you met your husband on the internet. My aunt met my uncle there, and I met my current boyfriend of a little over a year on there...needless to say, I'm a big proponent of internet dating!
And I love the image in my head of you winning the olympic medal for sailing in great that is!
Thanks for participating and sharing so much of yourself on here...I love each new piece that I learn of you.
Love and lots of hugs to you,

Sky said...

Thanks so much for sharing more about ALS. Even though I spent the most part of my working life in medical social work, I never had one occasion to meet ALS up close and personal. My only encounter with it was via Morrie Schwartz whom I found via a television interview before Tuesdays With Morrie became the rage.

Your life sounds like it is rich with love and the promise of many days of tender intimacy and peace among your pines!

My best wishes to you in this journey.....Sky

Bon & Mal Mott said...

One of the great things about life is being able to surprise doctors. They almost always act high&mighty and it brings them down a little.
Bon & Mal

TJ said...

How interesting you are.
Watching the time go by in your entry reminded me of me someone told me "If it isn't going to make any difference ten years from really isn't a biggy."
Your end..I BLOGGED made me laugh.
I do have a Kings sized hand crochet bedspread from my grandmother.
Troubled teens, oh god. I could write a book if I didn't think my heart would stop beating...

Chris said...

You are a fascinating person, Tammy. Thank you for sharing your insight with us.

My Most Recent Entry 2/06/06

betty said...

love reading these in people's blogs. You have led an interesting life


V said...

Wonderful, Tammy. And, who would guess........5. I was 39 and won the Pan-American Trial's gold metal for a spot in the Disabled Olympics in Alcapuco Mexico. It was for sailing.....

Woo Hoo!!!!!!!!


Bedazzzled1 said...

Ohhh, you have anniversary #2 coming up next week! Do you have any plans to celebrate it?

You are an amazing woman...but I think I have mentioned that before. ::smile::

Ayn said...

Wooo HOOO!!! Three days to two year anniversary!!!

You go girl!

ckays1967 said...

This made me smile like a loon...

aloha bobby and rose said...

What was the last time you went snorkelling in Hawaii?

Thinking of Snorkelling,
aloha bobby and rose