“What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life? / The world would split open.”
Poet Muriel Rukeyser

Monday, April 09, 2012

When It Was Monday, The First Day..

So, now it is that Monday. The Monday after Easter...I am tired, but not as exhausted as I thought I would be. Truth be told, this Holy Week and Easter were exhilarating...a reflection on this wonderful parish community I am blessed to serve.

Now Jan has gifted me with an "award"...

And in response I am to share seven things about me.

1. In 1974 I left home for college. I was an Agriculture major. My intention was to have a self-sufficient farm. I lasted for a year in that major...but the emphasis was on big business farming..not exactly my intention.

2. So after some consideration, consultation, and career skills tests, I settled on a dance major.

3. With that major in mind I enrolled in a smaller arts college and moved back to the big city (Chicago). I graduated with a BA in Dance and worked in the dance world for six years.

4. In 1983 I left dance and went to work for Eddie Bauer selling hiking boots. It will always be one of my favorite jobs. I loved the skill one needed to properly fit boots. I sold a lot. I loved it! But, more importantly I met my husband at Eddie Bauer. He worked in store security...and has always had a careful, observant eye.(Which has proven worth while in our parish ministry work, we are after all a team, he and I).

5. I spent a few years working in Interior Design. (I hated it. I was just a peon worker-bee, not a "designer" since only the BIG guy did that...still, I learned a lot - but working for the very, very, very, wealthy was a bizarre experience of how people perceive what it means to be "entitled"..yikes).

6. Last summer, for the first time in ages, I had a garden (see answer #1)...and I loved it. I look forward to having a garden this year. I already have, just waiting to be planted, starter plants - brussel sprouts, broccoli, and lettuce (spring crops). And, I have almost consumed all of the produce I froze last summer - tomatoes and green peppers, in particular - but even my frozen basil and oregano held great flavor (if not great texture) when used in sauce for pasta.

7. I love fresh cut flowers. I'd love to have fresh cut flowers in my home, and in my office, all the time. I put together this arrangement for my dinner table for Easter:

So...now I guess I have to pick others for this meme...Hotcup, RevNancy - and one more: Purple