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Fives: I've been tagged...twice

I was recently "tagged" by my hip sweetheart galpal Madame Heather to provide answers to the following questions. Not wishing to appear hopelessly un-hip, I'm playing along:

Where was I ten years ago?

I was back in college after a long absence, taking a figure drawing class and a 3-D design class. I was SO much older than everyone (34 then), but it didn't seem to matter when the charcoal hit the paper. At least it wasn't a PE class.

Five years ago?

I was traveling around the country non-stop with my IBM training job, longing for a respite from the constant motion. It finally came when I was laid off from one division of the company and hired right back by another division of the company. The new position (the same one I have today) was home based...literally. I work 100% from home!

One year ago?

We were just about to begin the Beth Moore "Believing God" study in the Fall of '04 - we had over 200 women sign up, and being the leader of this fairly new ministry, I was in a full blown panic. I hadn't quite learned the believing God part yet...but He took care of us as He always does!


Bowling with my hubby for the first time in 10 years. I bowled a 67.

Five snacks I enjoy: (Weight Watchers points values added to keep me honest)

  • Chips and salsa (12 chips = 3 points, salsa is point-free)
  • Cashews (app. 3 points for 1/4 cup)
  • Peanut M&Ms (5 points per bag)
  • Big Cheez-It Crackers (4 points for 13 crackers)
  • Chocolate chip cookie dough (don't want to know...)

Five Songs I know all the words to:

  • Amazing Grace
  • Fire and Rain by James Taylor
  • Anticipation by Carly Simon
  • I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly
  • Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen

Five Things I would do with $100 million:

  • Pay off every mortgage in mine and B's immediate families
  • Set up a permanent endowment for an orphanage
  • Go on a safari
  • Restore an old Victorian house
  • Pay for college for all my nieces and nephews

Five Locations I would like to run away to:

  • Back to the Galilee region in Israel
  • Carmel, CA
  • Prague, Czech Republic
  • Salzburg, Austria
  • Fredericksburg, TX

Five Bad Habits I have:

  • Procrastination
  • Leaving lights on everywhere
  • Drinking milk from the carton
  • Grinding my teeth
  • Blogging REALLY late at night (like now)

Five things I like doing:

  • Blogging REALLY late at night (like now)
  • Arranging magazine cut-outs in an album
  • Singing in the car
  • Coloring
  • Riding my bike in the morning and seeing the sunrise

Five things I would never wear:

  • Polyester pants
  • Mini skirts (see snacks I like for explanation)
  • Leopard print anything
  • Purple nail polish
  • Thigh-high boots

Five TV shows I like:

  • Extreme Makeover - Home Edition
  • Divine Design - HGTV
  • West Wing
  • Rick Steve's Europe
  • Everybody Loves Raymond

Five Favorite toys:

  • Nikon D70 digital camera
  • Wacom Tablet
  • Mini CD-making kit
  • Pasta maker
  • My bike

Five Biggest Joys of the Moment:

  • Mornings with God
  • My bunny girlfriends (including my Mom)
  • My new imaginary friends on the internet
  • Being immersed in creativity again - it's been too long
  • My miracle twin niece and nephew born on Tuesday (I'll post their pictures soon)

Now at this point, I am supposed to tag five people with the same challenge, so - you're it:

And dearest Annette (AKA wynle) tagged me too with this quickie 5:

List 5 idiosyncrasies about myself:

  • I sometimes look at people's necklaces, eyebrows, earrings, glasses, etc while they're talking to me, rather than look them in the eye..but I'm getting better about that
  • Half the time I leave the house, I circle back around the block to check to make sure I shut the garage door
  • I routinely rescue wasps that are drowning in the dog's water bowl
  • I have to rip out all the card stock inserts in magazines before I can even begin to read the magazine (I get that one from my mom)
  • I randomly shorten, lengthen, or completely change people's names when I talk to them (Sue = SusieQ, Jaime = James, etc)

Anybody who wants to can do either one or both of these - have fun!

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