Thursday, June 19, 2008

Tag I'm It !!

Nicki gave me my VERY first tag and, I'll be honest, since I am so new to "blogland" I had to call up my daughter to make sure that I understood exactly what that meant. LOL! This is such a good way to get to know more about people, though.

1. What was I doing 10 years ago?

Oh my....I can hardly remember what I did yesterday and you want me to remember 10 years ago!

I was raising 3 teenagers! I had a 13 yr. old, a 15 yr. old and a 17 year old (that MAY be why I have no memory anymore!) AND my husband lived and worked away in West Virginia. I was also working full-time in a dental office. Needless to say, that was a very busy time in my life!

2. My Favorite Snacks

Definitely almonds or cashews. I have one or the other for snack EVERY day!

3. Five things on my to-do list today

1. Empty the cat litter box
2. Place my monthly
Miessence order
3. Water all my flower baskets and vegetable containers
4. Balance my checkbook
5. Wash a load of hand washables

4.Things I would do if I were a billionaire

I would give God His portion right off the top and then I would like to be able to practice "random acts of kindness". I would like to give lots of "just because" gifts to people. I would like to be able to support various ministries that have ministered to me over the years. I would also love to purchase and run my own Bed-And-Breakfast in the mountains of NC.

5. Five jobs that I've had

Well...I haven't really had too many jobs. I started working in a dentist office when I was 15 years old and I am still in one! I worked at the school and then in the church office when my kids went to Christian school.

1. worked after school in an Oral Surgeon's office during high school
2. assistant to English Professor while in college
3. dental hygienist
4. elementary school secretary and later church secretary
5. dental office manager

6. Five places I've lived

1. Chattanooga, TN
2. Columbus, GA
3. Toccoa, GA
4. Gainesville, GA
5. North Carolina

7.Five random things people wouldn't know about me

1. The first day that I FINALLY stayed all day at kindergarten without crying and my mom having to come get me, I fell off my bicycle that afternoon and broke my arm and had to miss school the next day!
2. I played the saxophone from the 3rd grade thru high school ( I also played the oboe in high school)
3. The first solo that I ever sang at church was "There's Just Something About That Name" (Gaither)
4. I LOVE fried green tomatoes! (And fried okra!)
5. I am extremely sensitive to chemicals and fragrances so I am obsessed with avoiding the use of chemicals whenever possible. I use all natural products to clean my house, do my laundry, etc. I make my own dishwashing powder, laundry detergent, furniture polish, bathroom cleaner and all-purpose cleaner.

8.Five cds that I'd have to take on a desert island

All my CDs are loaded onto my IPod (along with various Podcasts) so I would just carry it with me. It currently has 6542 songs loaded on it. That oughta last me awhile, huh!

9. People I tag are.........


Faith said...

This is great, Mom! You did so good with your first tagging!

Kristen said...

How cool is it that you make your own cleaning products?! You and Faith need your own TV show with all the sewing and craftiness...I would definitely watch! :)
It was fun to learn more about you! Thanks for sharing!

His Doorkeeper said...

That was fun and I enjoyed reading more about you too. I always am amazed at the talented people out there like you and Faith. I agree, we could all be friends if we lived close! So the next best is "bloggy friends"! Right?

Julie said...

That is amazing you make you cleaning supplies/detergents! Maybe you should try selling them. You and Faith could create a boutique with the many talents the two of you have.

If you open up the B&B, I want to be one of your first guests! I have never been to NC. :(

Becky said...

Hey Mimi, how do I hightlight your name on my tag so when peeps double click on your name they will go to your blogspot?

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

HI, Mimi, thank you for stopping by & leaving me a note! ANd welcome to blogging. You'll really enjoy it & get the hang of it in no time. There are so many wonderful women out there to get to know & soon you'll run out of time to visit them all.

Glad you found me & I hope you'll come back!


Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Great list!! Ditto on the lack of memory--4 kids within 7 years.

Thanks for stopping by. I enjoyed my tour of your blog too.


Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Oh Mimi, we share a few things in common:
Almonds--a resounding yes!
I was picked to do a duet of the same song, and was so terrified of singing in front of people that I completely dropped out of our youth choir. I have no idea why he picked me, because my voice is awful. And I live about 40 miles from Gainesville.
HAve a great day~

Becky said...

I am laughing soooo hard right now!!! You crack me up! I count when I walk by myself too!!! That is so funny. I didn't put that on my tag because I really didn't want folks to think I was totally nuts!!! OK, something else I do, this is soooo crazy. I constantly have music in my head, usually it is something I may have heard that day or maybe not. But, it is like a tape going around and around in my head. I woke up the other morning at 1:30 to potty, I believe I was in Jacksonville, FL and I was singing Johnny Cash's "Burning Ring of Fire". Now where in the world did that come from. Can you say "PSYCHO"!

Thanks for tagging me. It was fun!


Heather said...

Thanks again for tagging me! I can't believe we have so much in common!
OH- and I am so happy you ate and got drinks at Sonic and thought of me- the highest compliment besides representing the Lord Jesus is representing Sonic!!! :)
Hope you guys have a great weekend!

Stephanie D. said...

You did a great job. The first time I was tagged I think it took me a week to get it right. Heehee.

petrii said...

Well, I am a little beind on my blog reading, but jumped over here before church this morning, and read yours. I would love to have your "recipes" for you cleansers as I am very sensitive to chemicals myself.
Have a Blessed Lord's day,