Saturday, July 05, 2008

A Meme for Me!!!

Whoa, it's been a long time since I've been tagged for a meme--thanks Jen at joythruChrist!

Jen's tag comes at a really good time cause I could use a fun diversion after spending a solid 3 1/2 hrs. this morning working on one of my NANC exam theology questions--"Compare and contrast the Bible and its authority to general revelation and its authority." in at least one to one and a half pages, double-spaced. :-)

Here goes!

What was I doing 10 years ago?

Oh, that's easy to remember cause it is one of those chronological 'pegs' I often hang my hat on when reflecting on my life. We were in the process of moving here after enjoying 3 1/2 years serving a small Bible church in rural Oklahoma. It was a bittersweet time since we desperately wanted to remain there but our small congregation (only about 5 yrs. old) was no longer able to support even a part-time pastor, and secular jobs in the area had no need of my husband's computer and programming skills/experience.

Five Snacks I enjoy:

1) salted peanuts
2) dark chocolate
3) baby carrots
4) fresh fruit
5) cheese sticks

Five Things On My To-Do List Today:

1) breakfast out with my best-friend (my hubby!!)
2) make significant progress on the Bibliology portion of my NANC Theology exam
3) mow the lawn
4) tidy up our bedroom
5) make fresh yogurt

Things I Would Do If I Were A Billionaire:

1) Do what is necessary to establish a wise and moderately 'secure' financial future, then go with my family and do mission work in Russia (or some other Russian-speaking area).

Five Jobs I Have Had:

1) ice cream store
2) clothing store
3) bank
4) bank
5) bank

Five of My Bad Habits (only five????) :

1) staying up too late to read (I get my 'second-wind' around 10 or 10:30)
2) procrastinating on sewing projects (I and my girls have many clothing items finished just hours--minutes--before dawn and/or a special event)
3) waiting till Sunday night to draw up the coming week's school schedule for our daughters
4) waiting to do the laundry until everyone in the family is down to their last pair of underwear
5) not getting enough exercise

Five Places I've Lived:

1) Oklahoma
2) Oklahoma
3) Oklahoma
4) Texas
5) Oklahoma

5 People I Want to Get To Know Better--'tag, you're it!'

1) Lauren
2) Rebecca
3) Kim
4) Ukrainiac
5) Staci

Five Random Things (most people wouldn't know about me):

1) I've witnessed three bank robberies while working at the same bank in Dallas
2) I was a rabid Mike Warnke fan--even had my pic. taken with him at the 1988 Christian Bookseller's Convention in Atlanta, Georgia.
3) I've known countless FBI agents on a first-name basis (all related to my former fraud detection and prevention work at the bank)
4) My not-so-secret 'dream' is to own a classic Mustang before I die--candy apple red convertible, please! (BTW, I don't see it happening anytime soon!)
5) I'm not a 'risk-taker', but after going to Russia TWICE in order to adopt our daughters, living there for four weeks, bringing home and raising two 'older' foreign-born children (who know NO English), pretty much everything else is 'peanuts' in my books! :-)


jen elslager said...

Thanks so much for playing! I never know who to tag, or if they want to be tagged.

I'd venture to say that continuing to work at a bank after the first robbery qualifies you as a risk taker.

My father worked for years at the publishing house that used to put out Mustang Monthly magazine in Lakeland FL. We went to a few mustang car shows, and the convertibles were always my favourites.

Staci at Writing and Living said...

Thanks for the tag! I answered on my blog.