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Thanks to Practical by default for nominating me.


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Random facts about me:

1. I went to 9 schools between 4th and 9th grade in four states.

2. I was on a game show.

3. I was a beauty pageant winner

4. I was on the CBS evening news giving my opinion about taxes.

5. I’ve had 3 dogs and 3 cats but only have one cat right now

6. I traveled to Europe alone for my 40th birthday

7. I’m a book hoarder

8. I was married 30 years and now divorced 3 years.

9. Secretly dream of winning the lottery but always forget to buy a ticket.

10. Despite living in the south for 30 years I still say you guys and not ya’ll.

Answers to the 11 questions asked about me.

What language would you love to learn? French. I’ve been taking lessons off and on for years.

Would you prefer to read, watch or be told how to do something? Probably read.

What’s your favorite hobby?Reading 

What’s your dream job? Writer of course

Dog or cat? Both

The name of the teacher that influenced you the most? Mr. Giberteau he gave me my love of French.

Book or Movie? Book

Why did you start blogging? To practice writing 

Cook or bake or eat? Bake

What are you is your best “I did it!” moment? Probably spending a week alone in France for my 40th birthday

Blogging what do you love/hate doing I love writing. I hate not knowing how to get more followers.

11 questions for you to answer

1. If you couldn’t have the life you have right now, what would your life look like?

2. What is your dream vacation?

3. What subject would you study if you knew you weren’t going to be graded?

4. Favorite Guilty pleasure TV show?

5. Favorite book?

6. What is one thing you’d like to learn how to do?

7. Have you researched your family geneology and if you have what did you find?

8. How many best friends do you have?

9. Do you go to the movies and dinner alone?

10. Would you ever play matchmaker for a friend?

Blogs I’ve nominated

Mama’s Empty Nest
Memes Journal
The World from my Window
Author Julian Love
A Boomers Life after 50
Filled with pages
Belinda O
Out of the boat with Jesus
Old folks at the Homestead

Boring Thoughts Blog

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Experience Passport 

I am a collector of books. Typically I read every book I buy but sometimes I buy a book that requires interaction. This summer I purchased the above Experience Passport from  Chronicle Books. It gives 45 ways to broaden your horizon without going anywhere. Since my life circumstances have changed, it is unlikely I will be doing any extensive traveling again. I thought this looked like a way to have fun and push myself out of the cocoon I have created for myself.

Some of the suggestions are easier to accomplish than others but all will open up my life to new possibilities. You don’t have to do them in any particular order. I’ve done #2, #7 and #26. I will share some of the things I learn while using my experience passport. Care to travel with me?

#26 Favorite quotes from an award winning piece of fiction. I will share one quote from Still Life by Louise Penny. 

“Life is change. If you aren’t growing and evolving, you’re standing still and the rest of the world is surging ahead.”