Now in November…

Day Two of the Ultimate Blog Challenge has us introducing ourselves. Since there may be some people stopping by who might not know about me, I’ll say a little bit. Instead of lots of pictures, I’m going to link to past posts so you can go visit them if you want to see more. I’m running out of space on WP and may have to think about paying for more. At any rate here’s 10 things:

  • I have lived my entire life (almost 68 years) in a 10 mile radius from where I was born.
  • I’ve been married twice but the first one was only 6 months and the second one has been 37 years.
  • I have 3 sisters and all our names start with the letter “J.”
  • I worked in medical offices for 21 years and have been working from home doing transcription for the last 21 years.
  • My first job was at the local public library as a page.
  • I don’t travel much but have been to Alaska, Oregon and Nevada.
  • I love scrapbooking and card making and especially love making mini-albums or custom made scrapbooks.
  • We have been to well over 100 concerts and I am scrapbooking them.
  • I had surgery on my jaw and my mouth was wired shut for 6 weeks. My daughter has to have the same surgery.
  • I love to read.

And speaking of reading, when we were coming home from our visit to Oregon last week, they had a little share-library and I picked up a book I have been wanting to read called “The Chain” by Adrian McKinty.

The premise of the book is that a little girl is kidnapped and in order for the mother to get her back, she needs to pay a ransom AND kidnap another child. Once that family has paid their ransom AND kidnapped another child, her daughter will be returned to her, keeping the chain going. With 3 kids of my own I cannot imagine what it would be like to go through something like that. In addition, reading how the woman decides what other child to kidnap (because you know she does) she uses things like Facebook and Instagram to get background information on people, noting what they post about their lives and their schedules. It is kinda scary. I haven’t finished the book yet but I am at the part where the woman has gotten her daughter back and is now trying to find a way to break the chain, although she has been warned that once you are a link in the chain, it’s never over for you. Makes a person think about what kind of personal information they should be posting, doesn’t it? Have you read the book? Any other books to recommend? Did you learn something new about me?

About scr4pl80

I'm a 60-ish, married, mom to 3, creative soul looking to make the world a better place one smile at a time.
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14 Responses to Now in November…

  1. Pam says:

    I found your first fact interesting, made me think about how Iโ€™ve lived in the same city for sooo many of my 66 yearsโ€ฆ

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    • scr4pl80 says:

      It amazes me when I hear about people who move around a lot. Interestingly, my husband’s father was in the military so he has lived in different countries in addition to different states.


  2. Ally Bean says:

    What is a public library page? [And don’t you dare say it is what you find inside a book!]

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    • scr4pl80 says:

      LOL the page is the person who puts all the books away when they are returned. I worked there all through high school and my first year of college. It was the best job. Got to see all the new books coming in and could order some for ourselves at a discount. Great for an introvert like me who doesn’t like to talk to people! Usually it is high school kids but sometimes it is also older people, in fact, they recently published a job opening which I applied for but didn’t get. I was a little sad but then the pandemic hit so I would have been out of a job anyway since they closed the library for a while.

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  3. Tamara says:

    You like to read – no wonder your first job was with a library ๐Ÿ™‚
    Alaska is on my travel bucket list. What time of year were you there, how did you like it, did you see any polar bears and seals?
    That book sounds scary, I hope it’s not a true story.

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    • scr4pl80 says:

      It was summertime when we were there and it was the year Charles and Diana got married. My sister, my cousin and I got up very early in the morning (like 3 AM) because they had satellite so we could watch the Royal Wedding while we had tea and crumpets. It was such a fun time. I saw the glaciers, we took a train trip to the northern most end of the line, saw Santa’s Village. I don’t remember polar bears or seals but we were there when the daylight was almost 24 hours. I have some pictures I’m going to scrapbook about the trip when I get a chance.


  4. LA says:


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  5. Oooo i learned 10 new things about you!!

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