Thursday, May 31, 2007

One More Meme

Okay…now to respond to another meme tag. Thanks, Cloudscome!!!

Like me, many of you have already been tagged by someone for the “8 Things about Me” meme. Well, wouldn’t you know that the Happy Haikuer decided to change the rules—just a tad, mind you—so…here I am responding to another meme.

The Rules for Cloudscome’s New Meme

Her new meme is called "4 New x 2.” You have to share four things that were new to you in the past four years. That is, four things you learned or experienced or explored for the first time in the past four years: new house, new school, new hobby, new spouse, new baby, whatever. Then you have to share four things you want to try new in the next four years.

My Four Things from the Past Four Years

I am now retired after thirty-six years working as a public school educator—first as an elementary classroom teacher and later as our school librarian. I loved my work…but I think retirement rocks! Oh, the freedom!!!

I’m new to blogging AND memes. I just began writing for Blue Rose Girls in October of 2006.

I attempted writing haiku and acrostic poems—in earnest.

I bought some things on ebay: snowflakes from the Robert’s Snow auctions.

My Four Things for the Future

I’m a pack rat. I have got to throw away all the stuff I’ve accumulated over the years that is stuffed into closets, and drawers, and bins in my basement. If I don’t, my husband may leave me for June Cleaver...or maybe even Monk!

I’d like to have one of my children’s poetry manuscripts accepted for publication.

I’ve never been to the Southwest. I want to vacation in New Mexico.

I’d like to get into a more aggressive exercise routine. At present, I try to go for a brisk thirty-minute walk three to five times a week. I want to be thin and have taut muscles again. Oh, Time, what thou hath wrought on my aging physique!

Note: I am tagging anyone who wants to respond to Cloudscome’s meme. Just let me know if you do take up the “4 New X 2” meme gauntlet.

My Other Meme Posts This Week

8 Things about Me Meme

What One Thinking Blogger Has Been Thinking About


eisha said...

Woo, Elaine, you're quite meme-alicious this week. I'm glad to hear you're enjoying your retirement so much. It sounds very well deserved!

cloudscome said...

This is great! I am so impressed with how many memes you have knocked out this week. And I love your plans for the next four years!

(happy haikuer indeed!)

HipWriterMama said...

I really like your 4 going forward.

Elaine Magliaro said...

Well, I actually started cleaning out old books, old clothes, and other assorted things this week--but it always seems that no matter how much I throw away I don't even make a dent in all the "stuff" I've amassed over the years.

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