Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Tagged! Getting to Know Each Other

Brenda tagged me recently and gave me some questions to answer about myself. In turn, I am going to tag five people who have commented on my blog, asking you to answer these same questions on your own blogs.

Here are the rules, as stated on Brenda's blog:

Each player answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5-6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer.

Now the questions:

1. What was I doing ten years ago? Oh, I remember that summer very well. For about ten years before that, I had been working in our school district's Title I program, doing one-on-one instruction in reading and language with at-risk kindergarteners, first graders, and second graders. I worked only when school was in session, thus giving me every summer off. In the fall of 1997 my son started attending a private university here in the St. Louis area. I learned that they offered full tuition benefits for the children of employees so I applied for and got a full-time secretarial job. Therefore, in June of 1998 I was working in the summer for the first time since 1973! Let's just say it was an adjustment! Also, the AC on my car wasn't working.

2. What 5 things are on my to do list for today?

Help DH cut down and bundle dead branches on trees in our yard.

Join blocks of I Spy quilt into rows and then join the rows into a top.

Hand quilt on teddy bear quilt.

Return video (The Bucket List--very good!)


3. What snacks do I enjoy? I'm trying not to think about snacks! But since I must--I love chocolate chip cookies, Cheez-It crackers, raw veggies and the dip I make with fat-free sour cream and Lipton Vegetable Soup Mix.

4. What would I do if I was a billionaire? I would buy my husband the "hobby farm" that he has always wanted, with one normal horse for DH and two short, slow-moving horses for my daughter and me! I would make sure that it was within easy driving distance from our two granddaughters so we could introduce them to the horses and country life.

I would also research charities and donate money to the ones who used their money the most efficiently for causes that are meaningful to us.

I'd make sure that both GDs had college funds that could send them anywhere they wanted to go.

5. Where have I lived? I was born in Chicago. We moved to Calumet, Michigan, on the Upper Peninsula when I was four. When I was in first grade we moved to Centralia, Missouri, where my mother still lives. I lived in Columbia, Missouri, when I was a student at the University of Missouri. After graduation I moved to the St. Louis area and have lived in two apartments and two houses here. (I met DH here.) We have lived in our current home for 30 years! (Amazing!!)

Now...I'm going to ask Debi, Texas Jan, Myra, Jeanne, and Peggy to answer the same questions. Tag, girls, you're it now!


Debi said...

Thanks for the tag. I will give it my best shot.

Brenda said...

Thanks for playing along...I enjoyed your answers and getting to know a tad bit more about you. We had to cut back both apple trees and a pear tree at our home this is a ton of work, sure miss the shade this year. But they are recovering quickly and in a few years will be back to full size.