Friday, January 29, 2010

Tag - I'm IT!

I've never been tagged before.  I've seen others 'tagged' posts and had some fear that it might happen to me.  Fear mixed with hope, I think, because it's always fun to do some navel-gazing.

So, now it's happened.  Catherine has tagged me with High Five.  I am supposed to share the top five happenings of the past year.  At first, I thought it was going to be a snap.  Then, I got stuck.  And finally, unstuck.  Here they are, in no particular order.  Except for the first one.

By far, the best thing that happened last year was our trip to Ireland.  I still feel it, think about it and dream of going back again.  I am not the most enthusiastic traveler but I would definitely get back on a plane for this destination.  And another, longer visit with Mimi.

Our house was transformed with a new coat of paint.  This was a big deal because I was so tired of the color it had been for almost 10 years.

Our Christmas ceilidh.  What else can I say?  This was the best way to celebrate Christmas.

My older grand-daughter started school in September.  This was a high point in her life, I know.  But it was also a  milestone in mine. I remember so well how eagerly awaited was that first school day. It doesn't matter if it was mine, my own children or my grandkids.  It's one of the most exciting things to happen in life.  All that stuff to learn and do...the universe awaits.

I became the president of our local seniors' association.  This has taken me to places I might not have thought to visit, introduced me to people I never thought to meet and given me a much greater appreciation of what the seniors in our community contribute each and every day.

This was an interesting task for me as I'm not much good at looking back - I'd far rather be looking forward.  I'm always wondering what's around that next corner...

I have to tag some others to be IT . Don't feel obligated to participate - I'm just sharing the fun -

MimiJoannaWendy,  and  hipchick


Mimi said...

Fantastic list, Stephanie!
I so chuffed that the Ireland trip is top of your list, and your photo is superb.

And..thanks for tagging me! I've never been tagged before either, so over the next couple of days I'll be thinking about my list.

I hope that you do come back to Ireland, I'd love to meet you again, and yes for longer!

Ginny said...

Ireland! I've always wanted to go to Ireland or Wales. We love Celtic music and listen to "The "Shamrock & Thistle" on weekend radio. And I adore Riverdance! I bet you took lots of pictures! I'd love to see more. Your granddaughter is beautiful, her blue eyes, oh my! Mine is three and just started preschool this year. She's starting ballet class on Tuesday. That was a big deal, so I can only imagine when regular school starts!

Ginny said...

I have to add a P.S. What are the round things you're standing in front of in the Senior Center picture?

Rudee said...

I loved your tales of your trip to Ireland.


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