Thursday, August 24, 2006

Okay, I got tagged by Princess Ladybug. Here are my answers...

"10 years ago..."

I was working at the local "alternative school", still under the delusion that I wanted to teach public school. My older nephew was 2 months old, and we were taking every opportunity to enjoy spending time him. We had not, yet, met Princess Ladybug, but we did write and had become friends.

"5 years ago..."

I was engaged to be married; actually I called it off in July of 2001 so I guess I wasn't engaged anymore. I was homeschooling my nephew, and was the Children's Director at our church, and taught Sunday school.

"one year ago..."

I was still homeschooling my nephew, as well as a young lady in high school, and babysitting a two year old girl. I was teaching 2 classes at our homeschool group, was just elected Secretary of said homeschool group, and voted in to work in the church nursery.

"5 songs I know all the words to..."

Count your Blessings - Rosemary Clooney
Amarillo by Morning- George Strait (actually, I know most George Strait songs)
Just about every song in High School Musical
The theme to Hanna Montana
The theme to Franklin
Too many to name, actually...

"5 snacks I love and wish I could eat"
Cheese Dip and tortilla chips
Milk Shakes
Hostess Cupcakes

"5 places I'd run away to..."

The mountains in Colorado
Tour around Texas
Disney Land

"5 things I'd never wear..."
Tube Tops
Mini skirts
Stiletto heels

"5 favorite TV shows..."
Alton Brown
Zack and Cody - with my nephew
Franklin - with little girl I babysit
Paula Dean
Fox and Friends

"5 greatest joys..."
My Faith
My Family
My Friends
Listening to good music

"5 favorite toys...."
My scrapbooking "stuff"
Exercise "pedaling" machine

Okay, I can only think of four. I don't have many "toys".

"Tag Five People..."
The White Horse
Laslo's Semi-boring Adventures
Queen B Experiences Life
what if this is as good as it gets?

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Dear Peter,

This "assignment" was given to me by FlyLady. ( I am supposed to write 37 lessons that I have learned in my 37 years of life. ( One lesson for every year old you are) :-) I chanllenge everyone who reads this "letter" to do the same. Here are my lessons that I have learned, in no particular order.

1. There really is no sweeter sound than that of a child laughing.

2. It is better to keep your mouth shut and have others think you a fool than to speak and prove them right. (Thank you Bro. Doug)

3. You really can't roast marshmallows in a microwave.

4. The Great Commission really is the greatest commandment in the Bible, and the hardest to follow.

5. I'm not as dumb as I used to think . I learned how to use a computer! :-)

6. Doodlebops IS more annoying than the Wiggles.

7. Water really is good for you.

8. When you don't listen to the Lord, there WILL BE consequences.

9. There is no greater gift than family.

10. Always plant in the evening, and use Miracle Grow. (lesson from Papa).

11. Less is more.

12. ALWAYS check before passing on e-mails. (thank you, Dave)

13. Spell check is a good thing.

14. I can do anything for 15 minutes!

15. No matter how you cook it, liver still tastes bad.

16. There are no "coincidences", everything that happens is part of a master plan.

17. Time alone is not only nice, it is a neccessity.

18. The house will not fall down if company "drops by" and the floor is not vaccumed.

19. I don't have to eat the whole candy bar to be satisfied.

20. Be prepared!!

21. I do have good leadership skills, and I enjoy being a leader.

22. You must "stretch" and "grow" as a person or you will not be truly happy. (get out of your comfort zone)

23. If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours.

24. Organization is key.

25. No matter how bad you think your life is, there is always someone worse off than you.

26. Mr. Snuffaluffagus is REAL!!!

27. Character is everything.

28. To survive in this life you MUST have a good sense of humor. Laugh at yourself.

29. Hobbies save your sanity.

30. I will NEVER be perfect, and that is OK.

31. No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. (Eleanor Roosevelt)

32. Take advantage of "teachable moments".

33. Music really does make the world go 'round.

34. Live each day as if it really was your last.

35. ALWAYS take the opportunity to tell your loved ones that you love them. You may not get another chance.

36. Humility is not a weakness.

37. The older I get the more I realize I have to learn.