Yay. I've been tagged by my new bloggie friend Kimberly!
TEN YEARS AGO: I was celebrating my second anniversary with my hubby, Dave. We had just finished a 2 year stint as ESL teachers at a Christian college in Taiwan. We were back in the US going to grad school. I was working toward a MA in English, but after a semester of that, I decided that I'd rather be a librarian. We were living like paupers in student housing, but didn't know any better. We had everything we needed and not much more. Life was pretty good!
FIVE YEARS AGO: I had been working for 3 years in an elementary school as a media specialist. We were living in a house built in 1936 and spent all of our free time fixing it up room by room. By the time we moved in 2002, we had whipped that place into shape. Glad we did that before we had kids. Aaaah, what a grand experience that was. I was totally head over heels in love with that house. Broke my heart when we moved away.
ONE YEAR AGO: I became a mom of two! I had no idea how wonderful, exhilarating, and guilt-ridden this ride could be. And who knew making chocolate pudding pies and spilling rice all over the kitchen floor could be so fun!?
FIVE SNACKS: You probably won't know all this stuff, but here goes--Chinese sourballs (dried plums), do gan (Chinese vegetarian beef jerky), tofu pudding, McVities chocolate covered biscuits, & toast with lemon curd on top.
FIVE SONGS I KNOW ALL THE WORDS TO: If you'd asked me this when I was in high school, it would have been any song by Amy Grant. Now, hmmmmm,-- itsy bitsy spider, etc. and anything by Raffi.
FIVE THINGS I WOULD DO WITH $100 MILLION: Go into the construction business and build a subdivision where all the houses are to my liking! Buy up some commercially zoned land and build a strip mall where all the shops are to my liking! (see a pattern here?) And of course, make sure my progeny are taken care of. I'd probably like to add on to my house. Yeah! A HUGE craft room just for me. Dave and I have often said that if we ever hit the jackpot, we'd still drive the same old cars and live in the same old house. We would hate to alienate our friends because of money and would hate for our kids to grow up feeling like they deserve a handout.
FIVE PLACES TO RUN AWAY TO: Mackinac Island, MI Anderson Island, WA Taipei, Taiwan Hong Kong Bellevue, WA (oh yeah, I'm there already!)
FIVE THINGS I WOULD NEVER WEAR: big jewelry, permanent makeup, fake fingernails, a poncho, Uggs.
FIVE FAVORITE TV SHOWS: Desperate Housewives, Oprah, Extreme Makeover Home Edition, Apprentice, the Old Martha Stewart (sniff, sniff)
FIVE BIGGEST JOYS: My hubby, my kids, a good meal in my belly, phone calls to my sis, and the Joy of the Lord (is my strength (clap, clap)).
FAVORITE TOYS: Sewing Machine, Knitting needles, Adobe Photoshop, Computer (am getting addicting to the blogs....ack! That's where all my time is getting sucked these days), and someday, again, it will be my piano--when Keithy stops saying "no like it" and crying loudly everytime I play one of MY songs!
PEOPLE TO PASS THIS ON TO: Hmmm. I'm such a loser, I don't have any blogging friends yet (aside from Kimberly and Sarah and LindiePindie, who have already been tagged). I guess I'll have to wait on this one.