First, thanks so much to everyone who took the time to comment. It always feels good to know someone out there is reading, and I really appreciate the encouragement
Now, for the meme thing. Ok, I was a little intimidated by 20 things, but I think I can do this one. Saw it on Deb R.'s site and Lisa C.'s.
Three screen names:
Jen, jennyg, and Scrapmaker. I know, startling in their originality.
Three things you like about yourself:
My beautiful mind, my strong spirit, and my low-maintenance naturally curly hair (got to have at least one thing that's superficial.)
Three things you don't like about yourself:
My weight, (a life-long struggle), my general lack of coordination, and my hot flashes.
Three parts of your heritage:
Irish, Scottish, and Cherokee. (It's my understanding that nearly everyone born in Kentucky has some Cherokee. For me it was my great-grandmother.)
Three things that scare me:
Being old and alone because I am the last one left alive out of all my friends and family, snakes, and being trapped in a small space.
Three of my every day essentials:
coffee, reading, people I love
Three things I am wearing right now:
A black v-neck tunic with 3/4 sleeves, a jade disc necklace, and super comfortable "easy spirit" shoes.
Three of my favorite songs: (Only three?)
"I Heard It Through The Grapevine", Marvin Gaye
"The Four Seasons" Vivaldi (ok that's a whole album, but without the disc in front of me I don't know the names of the different sections)
"Running on Empty" Jackson Browne
Three things you want in a relationship:
Honesty, a "give and take" , laughter
Two truths and a lie:
I have been to New Zealand
I have been to Jamaica
I have been to Africa
Three things I can't live without:
books, art, friendship
Three places I want to go on vacation:
Italy, Australia, England
Three things I can't do:
Sing on key, dance with grace, play tennis
Three kids names:
Andrew Scott, Kimberly Danielle, Elizabeth Marie
I used two of these names.
Three things I want to do before I die:
Retire from the day job and become a full time artist.
See my son happy and settled into a life that is fulfilling for him.
Attend my (as yet unknown) granddaughter's wedding.
Three celeb crushes:
Well I have to think back since I don't have any now. Paul Newman in the early 70's, Tom Selleck in the 80s, and probably any handsome actor with a southern accent.
Three favorite musicians (only three?):
James Galway (flautist), Alison Krause (bluegrass), Paul McCartny (needs no explanation). I also like Ray Charles and Bonnie Raitt, but I didn't want to be a copycat.
Three physical things that appeal to you about the opposite sex:
nice eyes, good teeth, masculine looking arms and hands
Three of my favorite hobbies:
Reading, making things, net surfing
Three things I want to do really badly right now:
Sleep, go on vacation to someplace that has a fall season, eat some really good chocolate
Three careers you're considering/have considered:
Writer, teacher, artist. Since I ended up working in a library as my day job, I clearly didn't have the discipline to do any of those other things for a living. However, after I retire, I fully intend to be a full time artist and it won't matter if I make a living at it. No pressure, just the joy of creating. In the meantime, "artist" is still part of how I define myself.
Three ways you are stereotypically a boy:
I don't like shopping for clothes.
I don't cry easily.
I like watching football on TV.
Three ways you are sterotypically a girl:
I don't like bugs.
I am soft spoken.
I love flowers.
Three people I would like to see post this meme.
Anybody that wants to, feel free. I think these are interesting things to think about and fairly easy to come up with.