domingo, 8 de septiembre de 2013

We´re Back . . . with a survey, to boot!

After our yearly, month-long hiatus in the US, we´re back!  But with readjusting, getting used to a school schedule, wrapping our heads around friends leaving, I was just out of blogging energy. 
But then I remembered that I was tagged in a *5 Things* survey, and realized that this is a project that I can handle in my current, fragile emotional state.  (Don´t worry, I don´t think it will last long!)

So, because I´m still a sucker for a survey, here goes: 

5 Things I Have a Passion For:
  • my family
  • Mexico (despite that my continued residence in this country is currently driving me nuts)
  • a healthy planet
  • treating others well (or social justice, or just plain ´ol justice, if you prefer)
  • Drawing closer to my Creator, or contentment, or living in the moment, because they all seem to be connected.

5 Things I Want To Do Before I Die:
  • Walk across an entire state on the Appalachian Trail
  • Do a cartwheel
  • Do a handstand/headstand
  • Go camping with my family, preferably at the Indiana Dunes
  • Live longer stretches of time in contentment

5 Things I Say a Lot:
  • WHY are you crying?  (I have a two-year-old who has the emotional range of . . . a two-year-old.)
  • chingao (but only when I drive--I swear!)
  • So . . . (I must begin most sentences with this, as my daughter does, too.)
  • 5, 4, 3, 2, 1  (The time frame I give my kids to comply with a request of mine, after I´ve warned them of said change of activity.)
  • So are you going to have ____?  (I´m a social eater, so if I´m craving something but know I´m not really hungry, I´ll wait until the hubs grabs a snack, or egg him on until he does.)

5 Books/Magazines I´ve Read Lately:
  • Yellow Rose by Gilbert Morris
  • Hermit Crab by Eric Carle
  • The Pioneer Woman Cooks by Ree Drummond
  • The Sunday newspaper
  • Managing Mexico by Sarah Babb

5 Favorite Movies:
  • Big Fish
  • V for Vendetta
  • Pride & Prejudice (both the Kiera Knightly and BBC versions . . . they both have their place)
  • The Illusionist
  • The Princess Bride

5 Places I´d Like to Visit:
  • Ravenna, Italy
  • I´d like to float in an innertube in a cenote in the Yucatan
  • Baja California wineries
  • I´d like to walk across at least part of northern Spain on the Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage
  • La Huasteca region of San Luis Potosi

5 People I´d Like to Tag:
  • Mami from Our Little Life
  • Amanda from Borders Aside
  • Krystal from Love my Husband More Than the USA
  • Linda Lou at Good2Go2Mexico
  • Sarah, the Greenga Girl
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Note:  While I was gone, my computer got a makeover and a new version of Windows was installed.  I´m so excited and this is working soooo much faster.  Awesome. 

          But on the downside, this version of Windows was bought in Mexico and has therefore changed my English keyboard into a Spanish keyboard.  Ugh . . . (On the upside, I can now write in Spanish and include all my ñ´s and accented vowels fairly effortlessly.)  But I do have a wrack my brain a bit to figure out where all the punctuation marks should be, as all the stickers on my keyboard are still those of an English keyboard.

          And, for some reason this will not let me highlight information, so I can´t link the abovementioned blogs.  ¨sigh¨    I´ll be working on this.  And working on figuring out where the star symbol went.

      But YAY for faster internet!

2 comentarios:

Emily Bonderer Cruz dijo...

HAHA Jill!!! We can work on the cartwheel and headstand!! :)

Jill dijo...

Awesome! Let´s do it!