Thursday, February 28, 2008

I've Been Tagged

I was tagged by http:// joanOH.blogspot.com THE RULES:--Once you are tagged, link back to the person who tagged you.-- Post THE RULES on your blog.-- Post 7 weird or random facts about yourself on your blog.-- Tag 7 people and link to them.-- Comment on their blog to let them know they have been tagged. Seven weird or random facts about me: 1. I am a voracious reader. I read probably 3-4 novels per week. Of course it depends on what I'm doing....if I'm subbing for teachers I spend most of the day reading. If I'm subbing for secretaries I don't even bring a book. Once I get going on a book I am engrossed in, I cannot stop. I take the book everywhere (including the bathroom) and have been known to let dinner burn while I'm trying to finish a chapter. As a result of my love of books: 2. I am writing a novel. Unbelievably, I'm almost done! Well, done with the first draft anyway! I know I'll have to go back, re-read it, and fix all the inconsistencies. But I actually have 34 chapters and almost 500 pages! I have no idea what to do with it when I get done....one thing at a time. 3. I want to be crafty, but I really have no talent. My husband is very artistic and I try to keep up with him, but I can't draw or paint and I have no musical talent. The few things I do well are sew (clothing...but I'm having a hard time with quilts) and cross-stitch. I've made some very detailed and complicated cross-stitches for my brother for his wedding, for my sister, for my baby grand-daughter and for myself. Strangely enough: 4. I am the Arts and Crafts Director at a summer camp. I know a lot about kids, which seems to trump knowing anything about arts and crafts. For the things I am dismal at...such as gimp...I know which other staff members or even older kids are good at it, so I just send the kids to them. The rest of the time I just wing it and I keep a record of what works and what doesn't. This is my fourth year coming up, so I'm getting pretty good at it. It's the best job I ever had....outside all day, lots of fun with the kids, very versatile and I get to swim, go boating, play field games, and do all kinds of fun and messy activities. The interesting thing is: 5. The summer camp I work at is a Jewish camp.....and I am not Jewish! It's very cool to be in a different environment than I'm used to. I've learned a lot about the Jewish culture (the camp teaches Jewish culture, not so much religion.). The people are a lot of fun and the kids are very well-behaved. I'm still the shiksa of the group.....but that's okay, they love me anyway! 6. I believe it's important for kids to stay home with their mothers, yet I was a daycare provider for 25 years. I got into daycare in an effort to stay home with my own kids, then just moved naturally into taking child care courses and becoming a daycare provider. My philosophy was...if they can't be home with their mother, they can at least be with me. I treated the kids like they were my own, gave them lots of love, lots of discipline, and prided myself in giving them an environment they could thrive in. 7. I am totally in love with my husband. He's the best thing that ever happened to me. In my vows at our wedding I actually said, "I promise to spoil you rotten." And I believe I'm living up to that promise. I take great pleasure in being a good wife - taking care of our house and him and all the little details that make our lives run smoothly. And in return, he treats me like a queen. I'm pretty sure that's how marriage is supposed to work! This is the place where I'm supposed to put links to other blogs and "tag" them....but since I don't know anyone else who writes a blog, feel free to forward this to some blogs that you like to read.

1 comment:

Joan said...

Thanks for sharing, Karen! And any child who is in contact with you is a lucky one indeed! You know I tell everyone you are solely responsible for my kids having manners! LOL It's because they had the world's BEST daycare provider!