Thursday, May 18, 2006

Do's and Don'ts - have you been tagged?

Tara tagged me. I now invited Jeremy, Bridgit, Ally Bean, and Holly.

I do get up in the morning.
I don't generally like it.

I do go to House of Java to start my day.
I don't like to share this time with anyone.

I do go to work.
I don't want to be there anymore.

I do daydream.
I don't make any apologies for that.

I do eat Mexican food way too often.
I don't want to do this anymore.

I do love gardens.
I don't like the work that goes into them.

I do love to read.
I don't have enough time in the day to read.

I do love writing.
I don't have enough time in the day to write.

I do love creating small pieces of art.
I don't have enough time in the day to create.

I do love ice cream.
I don't need it.

I do love make-up.
I don't wear it much anymore.

I do love my children.
I don't depend on their success to validate my success as a parent.

I do love my husband.
I don't need to have him there all the time to feel it.

I do lean on him for strength but
I don't need to.

I do have a rattle trap of a car.
I don't need to replace it. I'm cheap that way.

I do admit, I read the Da Vinci Code.
I also admit, I don't believe the number of people who take it seriously.

I do love fruit.
I don't eat enough fruit.

I do shop for food daily.
I don't see myself getting organized with food anytime soon.

I do love antiquing.
I don't have many opportunities to do so.

I do love short daytrips.
I don't like to go alone.

I do believe in a central spiritual truth.
I don't believe in pat answer religious leaders.

I do admire bravery and integrity.
I don't like cowards and liars.

I do like the idea of direct action as a force for social justice.
I don't like politicians.

I do love to laugh.
I don't laugh nearly enough.

I do like small town living.
I don't necessarily want to stay in the one I live in now.

I do love exchanging ideas.
I don't need to have agreement.

I do need respect for my beliefs.
I don't need for one to share those belief to have my respect.


paris parfait said...

Annie, thanks so much for doing this! I enjoyed reading this. I identify with most of your dos and don'ts, especially not having enough time in the day to read, write and create. Also about a woman's own strength: "I do lean on him for strength, but I don't need to." Thank you!

Cate said...

I love this list, Annie! I'm right there with you re: Mexican food (though I'm not inclined, despite bulging midsection, to stop!). Also, your words about measuring success as a parent resonate with me--I'm a big believer in that mindset, as well, and I just ache when I see parents use their children to fulfill that need!

Thank you for sharing all of these wonderful tidbits about yourself. I love this meme! xo

Susannah said...

what a great list - and i'm with you on the fruit and the politician issues!

krista said...

I'm with ya on the fruit and laughing ones.

hazzbuzz said...

I liked your list too, I feel the same about getting up and going to work and not getting enough time to be creative. I liked the bit about the car too, I never replace things until they conk out, I do wish this carpet would wear out though.

Ally Bean said...

lord love a duck, woman, you give more "homework" than a ninth grade science teacher! i'm still working on my first assigned meme-- and now this too!

will get to it soon. :-)