OK, I get it already! I have been tagged twice, so I guess I should probably respond. I will also take this time to do a little blog housekeeping! I have so much to blog about, but I selfishly wanted to leave the blog of my brother up for a long time. Did I mention how proud I am of him?? Anywho, our household has been major busy, OK, when I say household I really am just talking about myself! Between working, planning parties, soccer, and being an all around incredible Mom, I just haven't had time to keep up on this thing. Because now instead of blogging at night, I have been trying, and I use that term loosely, to do my Pilates video, in a hopes that I can shave some much needed inches off of my mid section, or as I like to call it, "my trouble spot". I need to look fabulous before December 18th, when I may get to go to La La land, aka Hollywood, and eat at my bro's restaurant. I can't show up looking like the frumpy stay at home Mom we all know I am. Oh, and Ryan also started college full time, and starts his training at the hospital next week! Our lives are crazy, but crazy wonderful too! Ahem, Ahem, here goes the tagging! I will start with the more whimsical of the two.
From the blogger of all bloggers, Sarah I
What was I doing 10 years ago?
OK, so this was a crazy hectic time in my life! I was going to Southern Oregon University full time, studying Criminology, while working three jobs, yes three! Monday, Tuesday and Thursday nights from 3-11, I was hold onto your hat the B.I.N.G.O Manager of the Arc, a nonprofit organization that advocates for individuals with Developmental Disabilities. Did you get all of that? B-15, B one five. I hung out with all of the gray hairs of Josephine county. If I die of lung cancer, now you know why. Sunday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday I worked as the Part-Time Assistant Manager of The Limited. I loved that place more than life itself. I worked there for 6years, up until the day it closed, and I still keep in contact with almost all of the fabulous ladies I worked with. That is where I met my BFF Tee, who can fold a jean wall like no other lady I know, and I have pictures to prove it! And between all of that, if I ever had a free moment, I would provide respite care for families with children who were disabled. They can't just hire a normal babysitter to tend to a child who may be medically fragile or have behavior issues. I did all of this while living in Grants Pass, and driving every morning to Ashland for school.
What is on my to-do list?
What is NOT on my to-do list??
What are my favorite snacks?
Anything with chocolate! I don't see the point in wasting calories on snacks that don't contain that key ingredient.
What would I do if I were a Millionaire?
WOW, this could start some serious day dreaming. After the government took its share, and then I paid tithing. I would buy a house with wainscoting and beautiful hardware, and white cupboards, and a red kitchen, with rich brown furniture all from Pottery Barn (did you hear that Phoebe?) with themed kids bedrooms, and a soaker claw foot tub, and a yard with a pool, so all of the kids would hang out at our house, and a walk in pantry, and dark wide planked hardwood floors. See what you started? I need to move on to the next question before the self loathing begins.
Places I've lived.
Panarama City, CA
Canyon Country, CA
Grants Pass, OR
Central Point, OR
Jobs I've Had.
YMCA-Jr Camp Counselor
Alpha Tel-Com-Coin Collector
Geraldi's Deli-Sandwich Maker
The Limited-Asst. Manager
Respite Care Provider
Jackson County District Attorney's Office-Intern
Country Insurance & Financial Services-Insurance Agent
Mom-hardest dang job I have ever had!
My cute friend Allison tagged me a while ago, and all answers are related to what I watched/learned at General Conference, or my own spiritual thoughts.
I am... a daughter of my Heavenly Father, who loves me and I love him!
I wish....I would apply the teachings of the gospel more fully in my life.
I want....my children to grow up with a love for the gospel, and for their Savior, Jesus Christ.
I have....a testimony of the restored gospel and how it has the power to change lives for the better.
I hate....how negative I can be, when I am so blessed.
I fear...the unknown (and that Obama will become President).
I hear...the sweet sounds of the children's choir as they sang for all to hear 'I am a child of God'
I always...smile when I hear President Monson speak.
I usually...fall asleep during conference, but not this year!
I am not....going to forget the message to triumph in times of adversity, and remember that the Lord is always right their with us, in good times and bad.
I dance.....when the music makes my feet move!
I sing....when it is a song I like or when no one is around.
I never.....regret a moment, all those moments add up to who I am today.
I rarely.....read my scriptures with a specific purpose in mind, I need to work on that.
I cry.....whenever the spirit touches me, which lately, is often.
I am not always.....as good of a neighbor as I should be.
I lose.......opportunities to serve, when I think only of myself.
I'm confused.....by nothing really, life is played out exactly how we prepare for it.
I need.....to go to the Temple on a more regular basis.
I should....be reading my scriptures, rather than blogging.
I dream.....for a life filled with family and forever.
I tag for both.....big surprise Christine I.
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