I borrowed this meme from Girasoli on her blog Shave Ice and Gelato http://www.slowtrav.com/blog/girasoli/ who found it on the Italian blog, bleeding espresso.
I love making lists -- they help to keep me over-organized and feed my need to be in control. (Maybe that's a meme itself, Things That Are Necessary To Make Me Feel Safe and in Control of Everyone and Everything Around Me. But that would be very depressing......)
So I'll stick with the Five Things. Here goes...
1.What are 5 things you were doing ten years ago?
*I had just moved to Ottawa.
*I was madly in love (and clearly, that worked out well -- since I'm still single.)
*I was planning my first trip to Europe, a week in Paris and then Vienna (that did work out well.)
*I took up cross country skiing.
*I gave up running, because it was killing my back, and started working out in a gym.
2. What are 5 things on your to do list for today?
*Go to gym. As I do almost every day. It's a habit I don't dare slip out of.
*Pick up my book club's January book, Second Glance by Jodi Piccoult. I'm a bit skeptical about this pick...
*Phone my Mom to let her know I just booked my flight to visit her in Alberta in February. We'll celebrate her 83rd birthday.
*Hit the ATM machine.
*Confirm my monthly mani-pedi appointment for Saturday. Without it, I quickly develop bear claws (see above photo from National Geographic.)
For the record, I don't eat pastry bear claws -- although I've always thought they look delish (see photo below.)
3. What are your 5 favorite snacks?
*Good yogurt (European or Greek really are the best. )
4. What would you do if you were a millionaire?
* Buy an apartment in Italy, perhaps in Perugia. Friends could visit!
*Travel a lot.
*Give money to family members and charities.
*Buy a food processor.
*Buy a Mukka Express coffee machine, with the cool cow pattern (do I dream big, or what?)
5.Name 5 places where you have lived?