Thursday, June 19, 2008

I've Been Tagged

Mimi's Memories, mimismakingmemories.blogspot.com (sorry but nobody yet has taught me how to highlight a word that sends you over to someone's blog ) has tagged me for a little quiz .

Mimi is like me in that she has a delightful daughter who got her started with her own blog and is trying to learn as you go! I love the fact she wasn't sure what it meant to be tagged and had to call her daughter, Faith, to find out!!

So here goes for your reading pleasure: (Be sure to take a No-Doz first!)


1. What was I doing 10 years ago?
I was in my 9-10th year teaching school. My daughter was 24, out of college and working. My son was 22 and getting ready to graduate from college. We complete our 13th year of living in the town where we still live today. We got our sweet dog, Buddy. We were starting to clear the 11 acres of land where we built our house. We watched the last episode of Steinfield on May 14, 1998. Can you believe that was 10 years ago?

2. My favorite snacks
I love to snack on almonds! You can get a big container of them at Sam's .My hubby and I eat on them everyday...just a few. I like to drink orange juice with them for some unknow, weird reason! Of course, if I were totally honest, my very favorite snack is a hot chocolate chip cookie directly out of the oven and a glass of 1%milk (got to cut where you can!)

3. 5 Things on my To-Do List today
My day is about over so here's what I did today:

1. Ironed for an hour.
2. Sorted through a box of old pictures
3. Looked for my old daily journals to find out what I was doing 10 years ago! How people
who don't keep journals can remember anything is beyond me. I have been keeping
them since I was a freshman in college. You go back and read the most interesting
things. I write personal things but also current news and history too. Like Roy Rogers,
my childhood hero, died 10 years ago this July. I loved Roy Rogers!!
4. Did a couple of pages on my Beth Moore study, Believing God. It is soooo good!
5. Washed clothes, cleaned toliets, talked on the phone and other very EXCITING things!!

4. Things I would do if I were a billionaire!

I'm glad it was a billion because a million doesn't go far these days!
First, as I do with any money I have, I give the Lord the firstfruits! You can never outgive
God! I would help all my relatives so they would be comfortable! (I'm sure I would learn
some new relatives by then! har) I would build a whole new campus for the Ark Baptist
Children's Home. I would help redo Siloam Springs church camp campus. I know this is
funny, but I have always wanted to build a neighborhood with very nice homes and then
give them to young couples in our church who can't really afford a home of their own and
let them all live near each other and help each other with their kids and have a wonderful
neighborhood for their children to grow up in. And then I would build a nice retirement
home for all the older people in our church and I'd move in with them because by then I
would be out of money!!

5. 5 Jobs I've Had

1. worked in a hospital during the summers in school as a record keeper
2. worked in the university library while hubby was in graduate school
3. worked in law firm when hubby was in seminary
4. taught school
5. full-time wife and mother (my favorite job)

6. 5 Places I've Lived


1. DeQueen, AR
2. Fayetteville, Ar
3. Dallas, TX
4. New Orleans, LA
5. Ft. Worth, TX

7. 5 Random Things people woldn't know about me:

1. I am sortof shy and don't mind being alone, in fact, I relish time spent alone.
2. I wish I had been a nurse but I always grew up thinking of myself as a teacher
and never thought of studying anything else in school.
3. If I could be on a desert island with a mountain of books to read, I would be fine!
4. I love to laugh and think good wit makes life worth living!
5. I constantly redecorate rooms in my mind. I would love to be a decorator for
the average Joe....you know, the ones with wood paneling and shag rugs who just
an up-date without having a million dollar budget! Such fun!

8. 5 CDs that I would take on a desert island:

Well, I would already have my mountain of books to read there but I would take my
I-Pod alread filled with songs I love and I would be set! I love Christian groups,Dav
Crowder, Selah, Mercy Me, etc. I also like David Cook, Chantal Kreviazuk and Josh
Groban. I like all kinds of music....even the old 60's stuff!

9. People I Tag:

Alot of people have already done this and I'm not sure who all reads this (about 100 a day
but I have no idea who you are! Please just let me know where you are from! OK?)

So if you want to do this....feel free! I am only going to tag a new blogger, Jacquie!

10 comments:

The Garners said...

My friend, Sandra (eastern journey link on my blog) watched the last episode of Seinfeld together in Maddox Hall my Jr. year at OBU. I think we ordered pizza. From the date you listed--May 14th--I probably should have been studying for finals, but I guess I scheduled in a little break! :)

What a neat list of things you'd do with a billion dollars! I was watching Tiger Woods in the tournament last weekend thinking how strange it would be to have more money than you could spend in a lifetime. It would be fun to have it and get to spend it doing things like you mentioned.

Hot choc.chip cookies right out of the oven are SO good...I eat 5 or 6 when they're hot because they're just not nearly as good after they've cooled off! Lane laughs at me when I drink milk after eating something sweet--I don't sip it at all--I gulp it down in one great big drink. We drink 1%, too, but every now and then I have a small glass of Alexee's whole milk and boy is it good!

P.S. If you want to try the link thing, just type the word you want to use as the link, highlight it and then click on the little icon that looks like a green ball with a chain link on it (at least that what it looks like with my bad eyesight--maybe it's supposed to be something else?). Anyway, that icon will bring up a little screen where you can type in the web address (or just copy and paste it from where you're linking to), and say "ok".

This comment is a book...sorry! :)

Leigh Ann said...

This is why I love you...your comment about building homes for young people in your church and retired folks in your church. What a great idea and so sweet!

MiMi said...

We do both have delightful daughters and I am glad that I found a link to your blog through Kelly's.

So funny that your favorite snack is almonds and that you eat "just a few". Every day before I leave for work, I count out 15 almonds in my little snack bag! That's the limit 15--and I have them around 10:00 each morning! I will have to try the orange juice with them.

I didn't know that anyone ironed anymore! If I have something that needs ironing, it stays wadded up in the bottom of the clothes hamper and I never wear it! By the time that I finally decide to get it out --I've OUTGROWN it!! LOL

I, too, relish my alone time. I love to read books, listen to music or just go for a walk alone.

Thanks for participating in the tag. I learned so much about you. I think we would be really good friends if we lived near each other!
Emilie

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

I read your blog! :) I love it!! I found it through Kelly's. I live in Tennessee!

Jacquie said...

Love, love, love your ideas on spending the money! And, I've long admired your journaling life, too! Wish I could go back... but you know how that is.

I'm going to have to get more blogging friends for this tagging thing to work. Ha!

Kelly said...

I knew when you listed everything you did 10 years ago that you had been looking in your journal! Because you always kept such a detailed list of things. :-) (Now we have blogging)
I loved reading this. And I did love all the ways you would give away money - especially the neighborhood - that's sweet. But I didn't see anything that specifically said "give my children a bunch of money". ha! ha!

Julie said...

I think that is just wonderful you have been keeping a journal since you were in college. What a neat thing for you and your family to have!!! I wondered how in the world you knew the exact date of the last Seinfield episode!!

I too relish time alone! I look forward to it.

Instead of an island, I could be on a mountain in a cabin surrounded by trees with a moutain of books!!

We go through Dequeen (sp??) when we go to Ashdown AR to visit Bryan's cousins.
I loved reading this!!

Becky said...

I love reading your blog, you are such a sweet, sweet person. I loved that you would build the neighborhood for young people and I am so jealous that you have journaled all these years. How neat. I've tried but just can't stick to it. My sister-in-law has been journaling for years too. She has tried to encourage me by giving me new journals the past few years and I do really good for about three days. HA!! Have a wonderful weekend.

Faith said...

How neat that you have been journaling for so long! I also love your idea to build a neighborhood for young couples...so sweet!

Honea Household said...

Thank you for visiting my blog! :) My mother is a school teacher and I'm actually certified, but I stay at home with my little ones for now. Both of my children LOVE to read and the girl is actually learning pretty quickly.

Thank you for your sweet encouragement. And I love your daughter, by the way, even though I've never met her! :)