Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Another meme...

Mary at notbefore7 tagged me for this meme.

What was I doing 10 years ago....

It would have been the April of 1998. I was in my junior year of college at Towson University studying occupational therapy, living in an apartment with Sarah and Lauren.

5 things on my to-do list today...

1.  Go through the rest of Adeline's spring/summer clothes and wash them.
2.  File the recipes I have tried lately that are "make again's" and finish my grocery list.
3.  Work on Adeline's scrapbook...it's ALMOST done!!!
4.  Finish the ironing
5.  Catch up on your blogs and leave comments.

5 snacks I enjoy...

1.  Ice Cream
2.  Almost any kind of fruit
3.  String cheese
4.  Pretzels (Snyders Splits are my favorite (can't get them here) or Snaps (can get them here!)).
5.  I also tend to munch on leftovers if there is something I really like (like mashed potatoes...without heating them).

5 things I would do if I were a billionaire...
First I have to say...odds aren't good since I don't play the lottery and I don't know anyone who is going to leave me that kind of cash...but, God can do anything!

1.  Tithe and give lots of extra away to our favorite charities...pray about new charities the Lord would like us to support.
2.  Travel (yeah, I know I'm already doing that quite a bit) and pay for a friend or family member to come along to watch Adeline so Patrick and I can go out a few evenings (any volunteers?).
3.  Fly all of my readers out for a big old blogging party!  Woo Hoo!!!  How do you like me now?
4.  Pay off our house (well, maybe pay off a DIFFERENT slightly larger house), save for Adeline's college fund, and save some for retirement.
5.  Try not to become a totally different person than I am now...I want my kid(s) to know that money belongs to God and doesn't buy happiness.

5 bad habits...

1.  Taking it personally when I am left out of an outing.
2.  Eating when I'm not hungry just because it is there.
3.  Letting the gas tank in the car get lower than it should.
4.  Thinking I can get just one more thing done before I need to leave...I can't...and then...  
5.  I'm late.

5 places I've lived...

1.  Pennsylvania
2.  Maryland (college dorm, college apartment, apartment in Baltimore, townhouse with my husband)
3.   Pakistan (did an internship there for 2 months)
4.  Hong Kong (lived with my cousin and his wife for 1 month)
5.  Korea

5 jobs I've had...

1.  Daycare center worker.
2.  Caregiver in a nursing home.
3.  In college I worked at Sweet Sensations (the frozen yogurt and coffee/cappuccino stand in the student union) and then worked as a nanny for the VP of the University....GREAT job I'll have to post about it sometime.
4.  Occupational Therapist (I worked in a hospital with general rehab and brain injury patients, then acute care, then nursing homes, did about a year in management, and then went back to treating patients while I was pregnant).
5.  Mommy....I thank God for this job every day.

TAG! Now YOU are it...
  disclaimer...I picked each of you because I thought you would like to be picked and would enjoy participating.  If I am wrong, or you don't have time, no pressure...
1.  Krista
2.  Nancy
3.  Amanda
4.  Just Mom (only because I know you've already been tagged, and I think your answers will be hilarious!)
5.  Shara


Momma Roar said...

You really have had some neat places to live - I'd love to read more about it...as I'm still stuck here! LOL!!!

It never fails, when T jumps in to drive the truck, the little red gas picture lights up! Ooops!!

Today, I'm planning to go through the kids' clothes too!

Kristen said...

This was fun! I love getting to know more about you! You have lived some fun places!

I need to get through my kids closets too - but it is still chilly so it doesn't seem like it is time. I am tired of their fall/winter clothes and ready for some fun new spring/summer stuff!

I used to be horrible about the gas in the car as well - I would try to see how long I could go without getting gas. Now, I just get gas on our errand day on Wednesday- then I always have gas in the car.

Short Stop said...

Eek!! LOVED reading this! :)

Ok, I have all of your same bad habits. Especially that one about trying to get one more thing done b/f getting out the door. You think I'd have learned by now...*sigh*.

And, you just made me realize I need to email you about somethin'! Loved your lists!! :)

Dave and Jenni said...

Cold mashed potatoes? Really? I'm al about potato left-overs but I don't think I'd eat them cold. Interesting...

I loved your answers to the billionaire question. I'd love to come be your nanny if I didn't have a brood of my own to get help for! :)

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed reading your answers----my ticket to fly over would be the cheapest! :)

About the bad habits one----why do you take it personally? I know it's a personal question---our church is plagued by this very thing but by everyone----it's almost as though you have to keep what you do, when you do it and who you're with a secret. Just trying to understand-----not that I am comparing yours with our problem. Just wanted to see if there was a solution or idea I could glean from you!

krista said...

Thanks for tagging me! You know I love lists!!!! :-P
I'll post my answers tomorrow.

Just Mom said...


I think I've already done a version of this meme. *sigh* OK. Give me some time to be creative.

Mary@notbefore7 said...

Oh this was fun! Glad you did it. How about some pretzels WITH ice cream? YUM!

Oh, I believe I remember that nanny job - it rocked.

Fun stuff girl! I'll come on out to S. Korea for a blogging party - your treat! ;)

Mari said...

Very interesting - you've lived in lots of places and had some interesting jobs!

Nancy said...

What fun stuff! Thanks for tagging me-- I'll do it too...eventually!!

John and Amanda said...

Thanks for the tag! I did it yesterday and it literally took me all day, started in the morning, and left it open on the computer all day and finally clicked the "publish" button right as American Idol ended and I was heading to bed!! :)

I must say that cold leftovers as a snack is a bit interesting?!? Hmmm! Oh, and I like to be on the "invite" list for outings, too! I feel ya there! :)