Monday, February 25, 2008

Meme? My First.

Katherine tagged me for this meme.

Here are the rules:
1. You have to post the rules before you give your answers.
2. You must list one fact about yourself beginning with each letter of your middle name. (If you don't have a middle name, use your maiden name or your mother's maiden name).
3. At the end of your blog post, you need to tag one person for each letter of your middle name. (Be sure to leave them a comment telling them they've been tagged.)

F is for Friendly-You know how guys try to pick up gals? I love doing that with most anyone just because I love people and find them wonderfully interesting.
O is for Open-Open to new ideas, open to learning, open to God/Love, open to others, open to me.
R is for Resilent-I've been through my share of difficulties and have had some pretty tough "teachers" in my life, which have taken a toll, but I always rise again, usually stronger and more compassionate.
T is for Tender-That's how I feel a lot...toward God, toward others, toward myself.

N is for Natural-Natural in the sense of being relaxed and easy my dress (tennis shoes and jeans mostly), in my style (no make up, casual hair style...what you see is what you get). I'm a biologist by training and love the natural world. I had 6 babies by natural childbirth (no meds) and mostly eat organic, natural stuff .
E is for Ethereal-Ethereal in the in the mystic sense. Since I was a child, I've had that "other world" kind of feel.
R is for Realistic-Embracing reality is a surprise gift that has come to me in my 50's. I'm "Loving What Is" (which is the name of a book by one of my favorite people, Byron Katie)
Fortner is my maiden name. These were the first "facts" that came to mind for each letter, except for N...I confess that the first word that came to mind for N was "neurotic"! I feel that way at times, but I have not been diagnosed as such, so I decided it does not apply!

I'm really not connected to the blogging community well enough to tag 7 people! Especially 7 people that haven't already been tagged so maybe one of my R's should be for Rebellious cause I'm not doing number 3.


Jan said...

Kathy, your answers really make me want to know you, plus you are a friend of Katherine's. I resound with so many of your answers. I was going to choose a few, but I like them ALL!

I have that Byron Katie book, but have never read it. I may have to dig it out and look at it now. Thanks.

Kathy Doerge said...

Thanks Jan I've had a similar sense reading some of your posts (though I thought you got off easy with ANNE for your meme!).

Katherine E. said...

Good answers, Kathy. In my view you described yourself well!