Saturday, June 30, 2007

i've been tagged

i've been tagged! (hehe... my first) by susan at penless writer. i think i'm up to the challenge. these are my instructions:

remove the blog in the top spot from the following list and bump everyone up one place. then add your blog to the bottom slot. tag five new bloggers. then answer the questions. **added note: anyone else is welcomed to play and no obligation to play if you don't want to.

original list:
still see a spark in you
walking through doors
susie's space
penless writer
sunshine on my shoulders

newly tagged:
just a thought
oh fiddle dee dee
pen of jen
living to learn & learning to live
candid reflections

the questions:

1. what were you doing 10 years ago?
to be honest, 1997 was not a good year for me. to put it shortly, i had an emotional breakdown and spent a lot of time and energy working on some personal issues. besides that, just juggling the roles of wife, mommy, friend, and women's ministry leader. my grandfather also died that year.

2. what were you doing 1 year ago?
let's see... don and i started a youth ministry at a new-start church just about a year ago. so the first half of the year we were listening intently for God's voice and direction. the second half was spent getting to know new kids and getting a new ministry up and going. dani graduated from high school in may and started her first year of college in august. we went to hawaii for vacation.

3. five snacks you enjoy?
string cheese with pretzels, cold watermelon, quesadilla, popsicles, soft pretzel

4. five songs to which you know all the lyrics:
desperado (eagles), never alone (barlow girl), bye bye miss american pie (don mclean), imagine (john lennon), piano man (billy joel)
+ many praise songs
+ many songs from the sound of music, mary poppins, moulin rouge, etc.

5. five things you would do if you were a millionaire:
-buy a small retreat center in the mountains where we could live and also give groups a place and opporutnity to meet. -or-
-buy a space to open a youth center, complete with coffee bar, pool and ping pong tables and stage for local bands to perform.
-we would also buy a motor home of some kind and travel the united states. once we did that, we would want to travel to other countries.
-of course, our kid's college expenses would be paid for.
-i'm sure we would also give quite a bit to the church and/or a charity.

6. five bad habits:
-spending too much time on my computer
-eating too much
-no exercizing when i should
-not keeping up with house work

7. five things you like doing:
-spending time on my computer
-watching movies
-spending time with teenagers

8. five things you would never wear again:
-mini skirts
-go go boots
-footsie pajamas

9. five favorite toys
-lap top computer
-scrapbooking tools
-cell phone

there you go. i'm not sure how interesting all that was but i thank you if you stuck with it and read it all. thanks susan for tagging me.

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Lyndy said...

Thanks for the tag. I love learning more about my blogging friends.

1997 was a bad year for me too. Glad it is in our past.

Have a blessed Sunday.


Penless Thoughts said...

You are welcome!!! I really enjoyed the read and learning a little more about you. I appreciated your honesty and openness about 10 years ago. As Lyndy said, that in your PAST and removed as far as the east is from the rest, just like our sins. I'm so glad God is a TODAY God.

Lori B said...

It was fun to learn more about you.

I was tagged by Susan also and will be posting mine soon too.

Anonymous said...

Oh Hurray! I got tagged :) You really want to know more about ME? I will give it a try, but I'm warning you, I'm not nearly as interesting as you! Are you sure I can only list a few favorite snacks?

I love both Lyndy and Susan's comments about our pasts. I had a period in my life as well that was very rough. I am so thankful to have it in my past.

I really loved learning these trivial and interesting things about you :) Thanks for sharing. I'll post soon!

Anonymous said...

By the way, I love the photo of the dog and the donuts. I think you insert my face where the dog is, hehe.

Momma Roar said...

Fun - I'll play along sometime this week - I have a few other memes I was tagged to do, so I'll catch up on all of them this week. I like this one alot!

For me, #6 - because I do the first one, the rest happen!

Mary said...

It was nice to "meet" you today! Great way to get to know people. Hope you had fun answering - it was fun to read!

jennifer said...

Thank you for tagging me, I will do this on my home school blog sometime this week.

This was fun to read!!!
I can't wait to do this!