Monday, January 14, 2008

Everyday Life 30 :: 8
... and 8 10 Things Meme

Everyday I get to hold my children.

Tag. I'm it. Sabine, of "Cats and Quilts," thinks I am a good candidate for an "8 Things Meme." How can I deny someone who calls her blog "Cats and Quilts."? I did put this off for several days though, because as simple as it is to make lists, the content requires deep thought and introspection. Here goes...

8 Things I am Passionate About
1. My family
2. Creativity
3. Photography
4. Fabric
5. Road trips
6. Laughing
7. Kindness, Respect, and Compassion
8. Friends
9. Maps
10. My family

8 Things To Do Before I Die
1. Make a home of our own
2. Live within 30 minutes of everyone I love
3. 1 summer on a house boat
4. 1 winter in an old farm house
5. Have chickens
6. Make cheese
7. See my children fulfill their dreams
8. See my grandchildren fulfill their dreams
9. See my great-grandchildren dream
10. Follow my husband around

8 Things I Often Say
1. Mother of Pearl
2. I love you
3. I'm going to the market
4. Game over
5. Where are my glasses?
6. 2 minutes
7. What do you guys want for dinner?
8. Good morning
9. Sweet dreams
10. Thank you

8 Books I Have Recently Read
1. Watership Down
2. Ernie: A Photographer's Memoir
3. Kaffe Fasett's Quilts in the Sun
4. The Higher Power of Lucky
5. No Reservations: Around The World On An Empty Stomach
6. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
7. Thomas Bros. Maps
8. Blogs, blogs, blogs and more blogs

8 Songs I Could Listen to Over and Over Again
1. Emmanuel
2. Winter Wonderland
3. Ku'u Aloha
4. Límon y Sal
5. Amazing Grace
6. Rayito de Luna
7. Mahk Jchi
8. New Morning
9. Pi'i Mai Ka Nalu
10. Better Together
... and about 2,000 other songs.

8 Things That Attract Me To My Best Friends
1. Interests in common
2. Fresh perspectives
3. Humor
4. Kindness
5. Patience
6. Intelligence
7. Curiosity
8. Compassion
9. Tolerance
10. Surprise me

8 People Who Should Absolutely Do This Game...
Anyone might enjoy thinking about what they've done, what they believe, what they care about. It's a fun exercise.
1. Anne
2. Janece
3. Jennifer
4. Julie
5. Missy
6. Lesley
7. Anne N.
8. Julie C.
9. Pam
10. Laura...
11. Monica already got tagged.

Uh. I am laughing so hard! Anyone else notice what a dork I am? How about "8 Things You Don't Do So Good"?
1. Count


happy zombie said...

I love your list... and love your counting too! I had to do an OMG when I read your Pi'i Mai Ka Nalu! I LOVE that song, and had I been not so bound by the 8's, I would have listed Robi Kahakalau's Keiki O Ka 'Aina. Ahhhhh Sistah Robi - I do so love her!

PS... live your chicken dream! We had chickens in "the city". You'd be surprised what's allowed in city limits. Though we think we were allowed three (we never officially checked) - but had six at one time. Go figure... now we live in the country - and have no chickens. That needs to be fixed!

Sabine said...

OK, maybe you can't count, but you made me laugh! :-)

Anna Banana said...

Thanks for the tag! If I don't do this now, I'll forget, and I'm only doing the 8 things to do before I die. 1. Live healthy to 100. 2. Spoil my grandchildren (heh heh). 3. Backpack in the Sierras with girlfriends. 4. Sing that high G pretty and loud. 5. Cook with girlfriends for a huge number of people who are serving others. 6. Hike in the Swiss alps and hear music in Vienna. 7. Make another quilt. 8. Eat a lot of spicy foods, not just one spicy food, a LOT of spicy foods.

nikkipolani said...

Natalie, I didn't even notice that you had a few more than 8 on that last one. I love your list and maybe I'll do as anna banana did and respond here:

I’m passionate about: 1. learning 2. understanding the Bible 3. photography 4. my new cat family 5. keeping in touch with friends 6. understanding myself 7. organizing 8. roses
Things to do before I die: 1. complete this Revelation study! 2. visit England and my friends there 3. organize my photos 4. pare down my belongings 5. do a pictoral family tree 6. visit the land of my birth with my parents 7. read all the books I own 8. learn to cook the things my mom cooks.
Things I often say: 1. I hope so 2. Thank you so much 3. Where’s Minou? 4. Really? 5. It can’t be that hard. 6. You can’t have everything, where would you put it? 7. Have I forgotten anything? 8. What do you feel like for dinner?
Books I have recently read/currently reading: 1. the Bible 2. A disappointing Agatha Christie (Postern of Fate) 3. Dietary Supplement Labeling Compliance Review (a charming book, highly recommended) 4. Bleak House 5. Persuasion 6. Daniel: The Key to Prophetic Revelation 7. Murder Must Advertise 8. The Children of Hurin
Songs I could listen to again and again: 1. Mendelssohn’s Elijiah 2. Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier 3. Bach’s French Suites 4. Handel’s Messiah 5. Handel piano Suite No. 1 6. Mozart piano concertos 7. the Adagio movement of Ravel’s Concerto in G Major 8. Mansion Builder (CD) by 2nd Chapter of Acts.
What attracts me to friends: 1. Common interests 2. Kindness 3. Respect 4. Articulate communication 5. Food 6. Trustworthiness 7. Inspiration 8. Empathy

Tracy said...

Your list is WONDERFUL, Natalie! Dork? I don't think so! Guess that means we're all dorks then! ;o) Your lists reflect the thoughtful, sensitive, kind, fun, mulit-faceted individual you are. ((HUGS))

Jennifer said...

Who took the incredible picture of you and Maria? I'm delighted that you're making good on being photographed, rather than being always the photographer. I love that you seem to be able, so simply, to reveal so much of yourself in such straightforward lists (math is not one of my own strengths, so there you go). So I am right in thinking that you meant me, to list along?

Laura Jane said...

We are SO sisters Natalie. Separated by half a world.

I accept the tag - but it will have to wait until tomorrow now.

Love the photo of you and Maria. Big hug O

Joan said...

Natalie--I enjoyed reading your lists. I read Animal Vegetable Miracle this past year & it really affected my thinking about what I cook & eat. I can't wait for the farmer's market to resume in the spring. Thanks for reminding me of it!

Janece said...

I love this (and you!)! :) and I will take up the call to play later today!

Tarie said...

I hope you really get to do the eight things you want to do before you die. :) Best wishes, Natalie!

Marisa said...

Ah lists. YOu know I love a good list. Your lists here are inspirational. Ps is "Mother of Pearl" a semi-bad word?

cousin Gil said...

Nat -

Enjoy the 'window' into your home and life. Just thought it was appropriate to comment on how much I appreciate your photos, not just because they offer us a glimpse of your world in Cali, but because more often they are genuinely compelling from a photographic standpoint; composition, light, color, etc. It is clear that you ARE passionate about your shows. We have that in common. Keep on shooting from the hip and the heart - you inspire many.

With love,


cousin Gil's wife Marcia :) said...

Well, Gil beat me to it. I was also impressed with your photography and the time you take photograph and write from your heart. I am inspired to do my own list. A little self-reflection. Thanks for the kick-start.



Mama Spark said...

Hey, is the Pam me or a different one?