Sunday, January 04, 2009

Tagged Again--Thanks Chris!!

OK, so I've been tagged again, thanks to Chris at Our Vanilla Life which came by way of Gayle at The White House. Uh, nope, not that White House. The one in Fairbanks where is seems to be -35 degrees on any given day! So, apparently I'm supposed to list 5 of my addictions then pass this on to 5 other unsuspecting souls. Unfortunately Chris took 2 of those unsuspecting souls (Tootie and Tink) right out from under me so I won't burden them with coming up with 10 addictions instead of 5. Which means--I need to find somebody else. I guess I'll think about that while I'm trying to come up with 5 addictions. I mean, come on folks, I am not the addictive type. (Yeah, right!). But, I'll give it a go.

#1--Critters. Yup, I'm addicted to Critters be it wild ones or domestic ones. I have been an animal person since I can remember. I grew up on a farm with pigs, cows, dogs, cats and rats and elephants. Ok, so no elephants, I just got carried away because I love the Unicorn song. I've always had pets--well up until the past couple of years. That is why I love living here on Sanibel. Critters galore. Wildlife. Raccoons, Opossums, Armadillos, birds galore. And this is why I work at the Wildlife Hospital cleaning poopy cages and this is why I will get into a dumpster with a raccoon just to try to save it's life.

#2--The Computer. My son will tell you that I spend waaayyyy too much time in front of the computer. But I love working on line. I love blogging and reading blogs. I love checking Facebook to keep up with my kids, my grandson, my godkids and friends. I love reading message boards. I love that through Google the most amazing Encyclopedia in the world is right at your finger tips. I love playing computer games. But most of all, I love that I can do so much of my favorite hobby, genealogy, without ever having to leave my computer.

#3--My Deck. Yup, I'm addicted to my deck. You can probably tell by the number of pictures I have posted that I have taken out there. I have to go out there several times a day just to look at the water to see what's there or just to admire my plants and flowers or just to thank my lucky stars that I have this gorgeous deck to spend time on. Whenever Mr. Snowbird and I leave for the day or even for a couple of minutes, we always stop when we get back and take a look at the water or the trees to see what's there. When we go north for the summer, I really really miss my deck. I wish I could take it with me but it would be a bit cumbersome to get in the backend of my Escape.

#4--Our GPS. Our daughter and son in law got us hooked on a GPS. They had one and it looked like a neat little toy. So we got one. We use it all the time--even when we know where we are going. It's just so comforting to hear "Right turn in point 5 miles" and so much fun when we take a different route than the one suggested to hear "Recalculating. Make a legal U turn when possible." We keep waiting for it to blow up some time when we keep taking different routes than suggested. But, it sure has been a godsend when we have gone out on wildlife rescues and didn't know where we were going.

#5--Organization. Even though it may not look it sometimes, I am organized and go a little crazy in the midst of chaos. I am a list maker. In fact, I have already started a list of stuff to take on my visit to my daughter's next week. I don't like change a whole lot. I need to know what is going to happen and when. I know I tend to drive my son a bit nuts with this--sorry Dave. But, it appears that my daughter inherited my organization genes. This is probably the reason she became a Stage Manager--and why the three tiny men in her life make her a bit crazed at times.

Anyway, those are my 5 addictions. OK, now I'm supposed to come up with 5 people to pass this on to. Well, I'll try. Here goes.

My daughter, Karen, at Shama-lama-Mama. I know she'll probably hate me for this but so be it. It won't be the first time I've made her do something she didn't want to do. LOL.

Next would be my long time blogging, message board, and finally got to meet buddy, Gail at Shedding the Wolf. Come on Gail. I know you can do this.

I'm going to pass this on to Deb at Mom of 3 Girls. I started following her blog when I won one of her giveaways on a Bloggy Giveaway. In fact my gifty was my header which her hubby designed. I have so enjoyed reading about her three girls and have watched them grow the past year.

And I'm going to tag Mare at Making Memories. I would love to spend as much time at Disney World as they do. I love reading about their trips there. I would guess her #1 addiction would be WDW!!

OK, since I can't tag Chris and Jon or Gayle or Tink or Tootie, I only am tagging 4 people. So, I'm breaking the rules. Whatcha gonna do about it, huh??? So, now you know some of my addictions. I gave up smoking years and years ago but I have to admit that I am a bit addicted to the red adult beverage and if it weren't so early in the day would probably be sipping on a bit of it right now. But hey, it's 5:00 somewhere, right?? Maybe I'll grab a glass, leave my computer for a little while, go out on my deck, look for critters, and make a list of ways I can drive my GPS crazy next time we use it.


Gayle said...

You are too funny! Lists are good...if I could remember to bring them with me when I make them!

ChrisC and JonJ said...

Love it!!!And I forgot about the GPS.Jon likes to hear it try to say the Indian names of North Florida,like Sopchoppy.

Femin Susan said...

Absolutely fantastic post! Good job!
Great! Keep writing…….
Good week………

gail said...

LOL - you have some good ones. Thanks for the tag -- I think -- I will have to search my pure little soul to see if I can find any addictions!

Mare said...

I am so behind and am just seeing this now. We've been bombarded by way too many germs in the past month-yuck! ;)

Thanks for the I have to think about some of my own addictions! And how in the world did you know that one of them would be WDW? LOL!