Weird quirk of mine.

I am quite a quirky person, not really any one thing defines that, it’s just the way I am.  I asked my daughter this question and she said “your double jointedness.”

So there you have it.

Top things on my bucket list.

I think the answer to this would be something like finishing ALL of the books that I have, and believe me when I say I have a lot.

There are a few places I would love to visit, America, New Zealand, Australia.

I regularly revise my bucket list, so some things that were once on there are no longer on it.  Also, new things are added quite regularly.

Last time I cried.

I can’t remember exactly when it was  – I don’t cry that much.  It was maybe 3 or 4 months ago.  I was listening to a song that always makes me think of my Dad and I had tears in my eyes. The last full on cry was sometime last year and I can’t even remember when or why.

10 Favourite Songs

I absolutely love doing posts like this one.  Narrowing my favourites down to ten is going to be tricky!

  1. My absolute favourite song of all time is called Fingers of Love by Crowded House.
  2. The second song is There Is A Light That Never Goes Out by The Smiths – I want this song played at my funeral.
  3. The third song is another song I want to play at my funeral.  It is Live Forever by Oasis.
  4. Another favourite is How Soon Is Now by The Smiths.
  5. Cast No Shadow by Oasis
  6. Electrical Storm by U2
  7. Drowning Man by U2
  8. Kare Kare by Crowded House
  9. Never Tear Us Apart by INXS
  10. Down Under by Men At Work – this song is my go to song whenever I am feeling really down as it always cheers me up.

Something I Miss.

Today’s challenge is to blog about something I miss.

I miss three people.  Not objects, not situations, people.

I miss my Aunty who died in 2005 of Lung cancer.  I was so close to her and it is still hard now knowing she isn’t around anymore.

I miss my brother David who died at the age of 29 in 2010.  I still find it hard to believe he is no longer with us.

I miss my Dad who died four months after my brother died, in 2011.  Again, it is so hard some days knowing he is no longer here.

Where I want to be in 10 years.

I have always been reluctant to get caught up in posts and projects that ask questions such as this, but I am  learning that it can actually be a good idea and very helpful for goal setting.

In ten years time I will be coming on for 55 years old.  That seems like a scary prospect, a whole other decade older, a new age group, a new era in my life.  It has to be said that I didn’t think I would spend my thirties caring for my sick husband and getting sick myself, nor did I think that by the time I hit my mid-forties I would be looking at turning my employment prospects round for the better.

Being unable to work in the traditional sense has meant that I have not been able to work since I left my job to care for my husband in 2002.  I always wanted to be a writer, even before I had a computer, but it was something I just never got around to doing.  Once I did get a computer I started writing and only stopped when my husband got sick.  I started up again a couple of years ago – although I have blogged since around 2006.  A change in my circumstances recently has allowed me to start a business and branch out with my writing.

So, where do I want to be in 10 years?

I want to be successful in all of my endeavors and living life to the fullest, surrounded by my family and friends.  I have learnt the hard way that life is short and precious and we must make the most of the time we are given with those we love.

My Worst Habit.

My worst habit would probably be stubbornness.

That’s not a habit I hear you say; actually, it is for me.  I have a habit of being so stubborn and not budging.  I drive my family mad with this stubborn behaviour, I even drive myself mad, but I am so used to doing things a certain way I just keep on going.

So yes, being a stubborn person is my worst habit.