Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Mrs. Jo - here ya go!

1.)  Where were you ten years ago?


A new mother to our first child, living in Sunnyvale, California, trying to figure out what it all meant to be a mother and a wife. That was quite a time. I was terrified of this tiny person and completely captivated at the same time. Thankfully she was a good baby and we worked out the mother/daughter kinks together. I still have much to learn, but she is a delightful young lady now and a treasure. I would not go back to ten years ago for anything in the world!


2.) Five Years Ago?


I was pregnant with our third child, our only boy, and living on some friend's property in the foothills of CA in a granny flat with two bedrooms, anticipating Y2K to be something far more than it was. We were attempting to raise chickens and did a better job of feeding them to the wildlife than we did at raising them for eggs. Not one egg resulted from all our hard work. :+) I am terribly embarrassed to say that we expected the worst with Y2K and planned accordingly. We lived amidst a lot of wheat buckets.


3.)  One Year Ago?


I was in the same place I am today; not much in the way of excitement, but content and happy (most days)!


4.)  Yesterday?


Worked a bit, played on the computer, ran errands, enjoyed watching the children hosing themselves off in the hideously hot weather we are having here in the lovely and picturesque smog-filled Sacramento Valley.


5.)  Today?


Pretty much the same as yesterday sans errands, and we are doing school today.


6.)  5 Snacks I Enjoy


Scones and clotted cream, ~dark~ chocolate, chocolate chocolate chip ice cream, homemade strawberry ice cream, barbequed chips


7.)  5 Bands I know most of the lyrics to their songs


DC Talk, Jars of Clay, Crowded House, Alarm, Erasure - sorry - 80's girl! (And I dare say there are a whole host of other bands I know the words to as well!)


8.)  Things I would do with a million dollars


Oh boy, what would I do!? Well, to start off, I would pay our debts, I would buy two brand new Honda Odyssey vans, have our house repainted and hardwood floors added everywhere. Save a big chunk, and give a big chunk away.


9.)  5 Bad Habits I Have


Laziness, too much computer time, addicted to blogs and boards sometimes, enjoy watching movies too much I think, and dislike cleaning, but I like a clean house. Go figure.


10.)  5 Places I would Run Away To


The redwood forests anywhere in the coastal mountains, any place that has small non-biting bugs, large green land plots, and old huge trees, England or Ireland in the countryside, Ireland or England in the 1300's - just for a visit.


11.)  5 Things I would NEVER WEAR


A bikini, a mini skirt, a tube top (cough, choke, gag, wheeze), bell bottoms, short shirts that reveal my belly.


12.)  5 Things I like Doing


Reading, eating really good food, talking with good friends about deep subjects, camping in the redwoods with my family, Thanksgiving.


13.)  5 Biggest Joys:


Watching my children be kind to one another, watching them learn and grow, making people laugh, fellowship with Christian brothers and sisters, when school is finished for the day and we have completed all we planned to.


14.)  5 Famous People I would like to meet


Jesus, Martin Luther, William Tyndale, Apostle Paul, J.R.R. Tolkien


15.)  5 movies I like


I have already done this before, but LOTR series, Pride and Prejudice, Persuasion, Ivanhoe, Braveheart, Life is Beautiful (OK that is six)


16.  5 Favorite Toys


?! Computer, DVD player, CD player, telephone (some days), and my books (not a toy really, but what I consider to be!)

So there you have it! I would love to see anyone who cares to do this let me know you did so I can read your answers too.



KarenW said...

Thanks for sharing. I'll have to do one soon.


Anonymous said...

No tube tops? Come on, Kate! Hee hee.

I laughed out loud at the reference to the buckets of wheat..."So, what's behind that pretty shower curtain, Kate?" And, "What's buried in your backyard, m'aam?" Chickens! Yes, that's right. I should plant a garden out there, now. Great soil, eh? Ewwwwww.


sparrow said...

dark chocolate, yum. (and no "hershey's special dark". only the real 70+% cocoa for me)

I'm smiling about Y2K and the dead chickens. Hee!

Anonymous said...

Whoops, that last one was from MOI,


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