7 Things About Me

Back in September, my friend, and writing-workshop instructor extraordinaire, Devon Ellington tagged me in her blog. The tag was a challenge to post “7 Thing About Me” here and nominate seven people to carry it on.

I’ve been slow in responding, but here it is:

7 Things About Me

1. In 1976 my family lived in the Taillon riding of Quebec during the election that gained the Parti Québécois control of the National Assembly.  René Lévesque was elected our representative.  I remember my parents attempting, unsuccessfully, to have their names added to the voters list.  I remember street names changing from English to French almost overnight.

2. I met my husband in a wilderness mining exploration camp in northern Ontario.  He was an Earth Science co-op student from Waterloo University, and I was a food and nutrition student from Ryerson Polytechnic.  I was the camp cook.

3. At last count, I grow 94 varieties of hosta. It was up to 141, but I lost a few when we moved three years ago.

4. I am an introvert who has learned to mimic extrovert behaviour for short periods of time.

5. I ran for public office three times and was elected to my local school board for a total of nine long years (1996-2005).

6. My hair is streaked purple…bright purple…and I love it.

7. My dog is an Australian Labradoodle. He is the sweetest, most adorable, teddy-bear dog imaginable.

Now for my tags.  (I didn’t check with everyone first, so please just ignore me if you don’t have time for this.)

Link back to the person who nominated you.
List 7 Things about yourself. Can be anything you want.
Nominate 7 other people.

I nominate:

Ronda Eyben Payne   Girl With A Pen

Andrea Walker            My Maple Ridge

Carol Garvin                Careann’s Musings

Andrea Lister              Absolutely Literate

Kathleen Kaska           On Birds and Books

Kelly Whitley               Kelly Whitley Blog

Pamela Toler               History in the Margins



  1. Oh, my gosh, and I have my hands full with 3 varieties of hosta! Oh, I bet your dog is adorable — I hope to meet him someday!

    Looking forward to those you’ve tagged, too!

  2. I like #1 but that is no suprise. I also like #4 too. I took up the challenge and came up with 7 things about me:

  3. I like number 4! I can pull this off, too. It’s the closest thing to acting I’ve ever done.

  4. I don’t have 7 people to nominate, but at least I’m playing along!

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