Well it is a game and not a foot but somehow the old saying seemed apropos. My friend Georgette has tagged me and for this rare moment I am taking on the challenge with great vigor. It’s time for some fun. The kind of fun to stretch our minds and occupy our winter laden cob webbed brains.
1. Post these rules. 2. Post a photo of yourself and eleven random facts about you. 3. Answer the questions given to you in the tagger’s post. 4. Create eleven new questions and tag new people to answer them. 5. Go to their blog/twitter and let them know they have been tagged.
Rules are posted – so far so good.
I took this photo yesterday morning when I had the boys outside for crisp sunny play. (then we went to lunch and an indoor playground, then swimming in the afternoon. whew! So photo added – check!
Now for 11 random facts.
1) No matter how tired or achy or old I feel, when there is a chance to romp, play or swim with my Grands I will do it. That’s what analgesics were created for right?
3) I have discovered over the years that my band of women are the infrastructure to a good life.
4) I have found that my male friends who were never romantic partners, are the best male friends for whom I need never appear perfectly coiffed figuaratively or literally.
5) I love using terms like ‘the game is afoot’. Sayings more common to my youth and perhaps more quizzical to youths. (Apparently the original phrase, according to phrases.org.uk came from Shakespeare’s King Henry 1v Part 1, 1597: – meaning the process is in active existence: for example ‘The teams are on the pitch- the whistle blows – the game is afoot”)
6) I have been around since the days of horse-drawn ice wagons, and love the memories and in spite of staying active and current, occasionally find myself feeling dinosaurish, a feeling I fight again and again and…well you get the idea
7) I struggle to write my stories and have just discovered a feeling of freedom when I loudly proclaim, “I am not a writer, I am a reader!” The feeling of freedom is fleeting as there seems to be on going discussion within. (I am also a big fan of alliteration).
8) My sons are my ‘solid gold’ in this world and the next, and my pride and pleasure at the men they have become fills my heart with eternal joy and gratitude.
9) There are judgements we heap upon our parents when we are children I think, that we don’t understand until we are adults with young one. I have quiet conversations to myself with my long departed parents to let them know what I have now realized that I did not then.
10) I eat a perfect diet and am perfect in my activity and exercise and thrill to every physical challenge of life. (At least in my mind. The intention is there.)
11) I believe we should believe very little of what we are told, or accept very little of the world as it is; of its truths, be it from the government, teachers, or preachers. There is ‘A Truth‘ hidden within all of it. It’s up to you to find YOUR truth. Do not be swayed by public opinion or common acceptances of anything.
The next post – part 2 will continue with the eleven questions Georgette asked me and my answers, and my eleven questions for you.
Meanwhile another photo from yesterday.
- 11-11-11 (georgettesullins.wordpress.com)