Sunday, June 8, 2008

I've Been Tagged

This is a fun little game that bloggers play, so I guess being tagged officially makes me a blogger! The rules are as follows:
1. Post the rules!
2. Answer the questions about yourself
3. At the end of the post, list 5-6 people you would like to tag and leave a comment on their blog letting them know.
4. Let the person who tagged you know that you posted your answers.

So here goes....

1. What were you doing 10 years ago?
I had just gone back to work after a three month maternity leave when I had Jason. I was missing him terribly, and he was refusing to take a bottle. I went to work after feeding him, then ran to the babysitters at lunch to nurse him again, then ran after work and nursed him again. In between times, the babysitter worked hard to get him to take a bottle. It was tough! I was also realizing that doing adoptive placements was too much for me (I was making decisions only God should make - and I was struggling with it!) and I was missing the kids, so I was looking for other job options and had interviewed for school social work position, working teachers hours. (I learned a lot about "teacher's hours"! Our teachers do not get enough credit for the work they do!

2. What are 5 things on your To-Do list today?
It is 9:00, so hopefully not much today, but tomorrow - Continue with my cases, continue cleaning my house, get James ready to leave Tuesday for the Beach Bash with the youth, start packing for our trip, work on getting things done for the church for while we are gone.

3. What are some snacks you enjoy?
Ice Cream!!! I really like, and you may think this is crazy, the king sized Nestle Drumstick - vanilla with chocolate swirl.

4. What would you do if you were a billionaire?
I would be so excited that we could do ministry without a care in the world. Brent could drop his salary and we could build a really cool family life center/gym that could also be used as a church. I would also take a little of it and take our family on a cruise, which I have always wanted to do. I would give money to Pine Cove to cover scholarships, or probably just pay for specific families to attend. I could keep typing and typing ideas that pop in my head, so I won't.

5. What are 3 of your bad habits?
My worst habit is that it still bite my nails - yes, I'm 35 years old. It's horrible. I'm always in a hurry and fail to stop and smell the roses.

6. What are 5 places you have lived?
El Paso, Texas; Atkinson, Nebraska; Gillette, Wyoming; Bartlesville, Oklahoma; Bakersfield, California

7. What are 5 jobs you have had?
Retail, waitress, tutoring, social worker, Assistant to Children's Director at church

8. What is currently playing on your IPOD?
I don't have one.

9. What are the last 5-6 books you have read?
I'm a terrible reader - I start and do not finish most of the time. I did read two great books in the past year - Raising Kids for True Greatness by Tim Kimmel and God Never Wastes a Hurt by Jim Reeves. I have started some others that are listed to the right, but I have not finished them. I have read some great books to the kids. A Father's Promise was the most recent one.

10. Who do you want to tag?
Becky C.
Becky P.
Rhiannon S.


Dalene said...

Fun. Thanks for playing!

sonja said...

Glad to see that I am not the only one without an iPod!

Hannah E. said...

Yes, I got your email and sorry I haven't responded sooner. I haven't been keeping up with email very well the last few weeks! I really want to try to come out there while you're at camp. I talked to some camp administrative people last night at our small group and they said it was definitely ok for me to visit. They said banquet night is best, but I am not going to be able to come that night. So I'll talk to them again and figure out a different time that I can come. That will be fun!

Pelly said...

oh man, i had a feeling I'd be tagged. OK, I'll do it. :) hehe. Miss ya!