Thursday, June 12, 2008

Thinking it Over

Yipes! I'm it! I was tagged a couple of days ago by sweet Mary over at Across the Pond. Seems I am supposed to complete a questionnaire that’s been circulating around. I finally have found some time to sit awhile and think about this. So here goes:

What was I doing 10 years ago?
I was just beginning an extensive decorating project for a couple from Norway with a lovely lakeside house and European sensibilities. So much fun! My husband and I were also planning a trip to The Inn at Castle Hill in Essex, MA for the fall and, as it was summer, I was no doubt limp and whiny about the heat. Edward, of course, wasn’t even a gleam in his momma’s eye.

Five Snacks I Enjoy:
1. Raw carrots - Edward’s favorite snack as well, by the way
2.. Fresh and crunchy cucumbers
3. Strawberries
4. Gingersnaps
5. Horlicks Light Chocolate Malt - before bedtime

On My To Do List For Today:
1. Bake Bread and Strawberry Cheesecake for tomorrow night dinner party
2. Finish a Wedding Keepsake Box!
3. Cut flowers for house arrangements
4. Finish a woefully late letter to some friends on the Isle of Skye
5. Take Edward and Apple for a long walk after the sun goes down and it’s cooler

If I Suddenly Became a Billionaire:
1. Give scads away to people who need it. Anonymously.
2. Tell my health insurance company to take a hike
3. Totally fund my local animal rescue shelter. Edward would insist on that.
4. Buy an idyllic cottage on a lot of land near Glenfinnan, Scotland
5. Indulge in several Loro Piana shawls.
It’s so funny. The billionaire question makes me realize how happy I really am with my life as it is. I wouldn’t want to move my primary residence here in the states. I wouldn’t want more “things”, and I love my quirky, romantic home. Happy facts to acknowledge occasionally. Of course, there are those shawls.

Five Places I’ve Lived:
1. Mississippi
2. Tennessee
3. Georgia
4. Does “in a Fantasy World” count??

Five Jobs I’ve Had:
1. Baby-sitter
2 Secretary for a Horse Racing Stable
3. Receptionist for a Veterinarian
4. Copywriter for a radio station
1 thru 4 - early stuff
5. Interior Designer and Artist

Five Random Facts About Me:
Let’s see, I
1. Can find four-leaf clovers on demand
2. Am addicted to the NY Times Crossword Puzzle
3. Once met George Lucas on the monorail at Disneyworld
4. Prefer baths over showers
5. Use SPF 70 every day, rain or shine

This was fun and I think I’m supposed to tag someone else, but since I’ve not been at this very long, I’d better not.


  1. Great post Pamela - I enjoyed learning about your interesting life. Thanks for joining in and sharing.

    I showed my granddaughter Edward's portrait - she fell in love instantly! She would love a dog but lives in a small apt. with her Mom so that won't work right now. She watches Animal Planet often - yesterday, while here (we keep her during vacations etc.), we enjoyed watching the English woman who does behavioural training - amazing what she is able to teach a dog.......and the sometimes questionable owners!!!!!!

    Have a fabulous weekend. You may be interested in joining in Beverly's 'Pink Saturday' posts - check it out on my blog.

  2. Hi Pamela & Edward
    Thank you so much for visiting my blog - I am so glad you did, so I could find yours:-} Edward is just lovely! I enjoyed reading the story of how you came to adopt him (and Apple). Benny has a friend named Spencer who is a Wheaton Terrier :-} I look forward to returning and reading about your adventures! Have a lovely weekend.
    Deb & Benny

  3. Hello, Pamela,
    It is lovely to visit you here at your blog and I thank you for visiting and linking mine. I liked reading your answers to the questionnaire and am right there with you on the cottage in Scotland (maybe England? Maybe Ireland?) should you become a millionaire!

    With wishes for a gorgeous Summer,


  4. I adore Carl Larsson! Your blog is so lovely. Thank you for stopping by Willow Manor today. I'll be back for a visit again soon...

  5. hello there x
    lovely to come across and instantly find out more about you - and that picture of Edward....... beautiful x you must put lots more doggy pictures on!
    t x

  6. I've enjoyed reading your unique and interesting answers to this questionnaire. Gingersnaps...mmmmmmm.

    George Lucas on the monorail? How unusual and yet how fitting to meet him there!

    Your billionaire list is terrific...I would do something on a grand scale for animals too...


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