Thursday, September 6, 2007
I've been waiting to post these pictures for a while...they are from our trip to Alaska last year...in late August and early September. I miss that place so dearly...the guys went fly fishing throughout the wilderness areas through a lodge they were staying at. They would fly them to various spots weather permitting, drop them off with a guide (gun in hand...to scare away bears, I'll post those later) and they would fish all day...have lunch on the shore...and basically have the time of their lives. These pictures are some that my sweet hubbin took while traveling with the boys....they are gorgeous...again...I love this land!
The girls and I took the more civilized approach of touring the great state of Alaska...we stayed in hotels, road trains, boats, rafts, horseback, car and van....oh! and a few memorable taxi rides. We had a blast...when I locate those fun pics...I'll share them as well.
I was also tagged to do a meme...now I'm not quite sure what meme means...being relatively knew at this...but I'm always game...
Here's the scoop...
It's the middle name meme...I am to come up with a word for each letter in my middle name that describes me or is pertinent in my life...I then in my own words pass this along to anyone I choose to tag...a person for each of my letters...now my middle name is not one that I am terribly fond of...and it has 7 letters...so I know I won't be able to come up w/7 names that haven't already participated...feel free if you see this to join in on the fun...
Here goes...and know this is a difficult thing to do...putting my middle name out there for everyone to see....
A- Animated...I tend to use my hands and tons of expressions when I am talking or telling a story...yea...I know...SHOCKING!!
N- Naps...gotta love those these days...I didn't care too much for them as a child...because there were too many things to see and do...but since children and now...I love them.
N- (I don't think I should have to repeat a letter...but I will) Nurturing...I think it is something I was born to do...I hope I'm not a smother mother...though!
E- Effervescent - my husband and others tell me I have a bubbly personality...not gassy...bubbly!! There is a difference.
T- Thoughtful....my husband tells me all the time that I am thoughtful...something I never really "THOUGHT" of...but I am glad I am...I like thoughtful people, too...and I have found many in blogland....love it!!
T- (whats up with this repeat letter thing?) Talker...yes I could have been easier on myself with this one...but you all know it to be true...I used to get in trouble all the time for "talks too much"...it was always...Teresa, is a great student, very kind, smart and imaginative...but Teresa...."talks too much!"...Well, honestly I tried so hard not to talk...I tried to change...it would hurt my feelings and I felt so bad for talking too much...but I couldn't help myself...words just came spilling out...all the time...still does...but I am learning after 50 years to listen a little more...good thing my husband is a good listener...I can remember hearing this..."talks too much" all the time...so I honestly tried to change...be different...then I would always hear..."just be yourself"...talk about confusing!! So HOW could I be myself w/o talking...I still struggle with that...but I do believe in being a better listener these days.
E- Energetic...well, I used to have more Energy...but I am the Energizer Bunny when it comes to finding exactly what I'm looking for...I don't give up till I find it...especially when shopping for others...I have been known to wear out a daughter or DIL, husband or son on more than one occasions...I think they might not like to shop b/c of that...not that I am a big shopper...I just like to get what I know is EXACTLY right!
Wow...now you know why it took me so long to reply to this tag...have fun...if you decide to take the challenge...and enjoy my pictures of Alaska...don't they just make the temperature around you drop by at least 10 or so degrees???
firstname.lastname@example.org LivingTheLife at 2:23:00 PM