Friday, June 13, 2008

Five Things

I know you really, really have better things to do than learn five (or 30?!) new things about me. But hey, since it's Friday you probably need something to pass the afternoon, so here ya go. Thanks to Straight Shooter for the diversion:

Five things I was doing ten years ago:
  1. Falling in love with Florida beaches.
  2. Making bad relationship choices.
  3. Buying my first house (NOT a bad choice).
  4. Perfecting my lightening quick Alt+tab to switch from web surfing to work.
  5. Blogging before blogging. On paper. Let me know if you'd like to check out a volume or two.
Five things on my to-do list today:
  1. Take the boys to have pictures taken in their patriotic T-shirts and Levi's shorts and no shoes.
  2. Savor the time they're both napping. And savor the time when they wake up and both climb onto my lap in my shrinking rocking chair.
  3. Blog.
  4. Water my new landscaping (pics in a future post) while praying nothing dies.
  5. Load Alex into the jogging stroller and walk around the neighborhood; no longer be jealous of neighbors' landscaping.

Five things I would do if I were a billionaire
  1. Set up a fund for working mothers with preschoolers so they could stay home at least until their kids are in school.
  2. Build my mother a lodge with sleeping rooms and a kitchen and a big room for gatherings so she could entertain her family comfortably. I guess that would be a hotel. Okay, build Mom a hotel.
  3. Take my family on a cruise once a year for the rest of our lives.
  4. Hire someone to clean my bathrooms and mop my floor.
  5. Reserve Disney World for a week. For my whole family and Pete's family. Then let me stay home and have the house to myself.
Five of my bad habits
  1. Rewarding with M&Ms, my kids AND myself.
  2. Gossiping, but you didn't hear it from me.
  3. Reading blogs when I should be blogging.
  4. Blogging when I should be cleaning house.
  5. Cleaning house, I should always be cleaning house.

Five places I have lived
  1. Muskogee
  2. Tahlequah
  3. Tulsa
  4. Upstairs
  5. Downstairs

Five jobs I've had
  1. Babysitter starting at about 12 years old. Although NOTHING could have prepared me for parenthood.
  2. Clerk in a golf pro shop.
  3. Christmas help at gigantic mall in town. Pure hell.
  4. Various writing jobs.
  5. Mom.
There ya' as I've told you before: wake up and get back to work!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Building Mom a hotel made me laugh out loud (oh, LOL) Notice I have been very good about posting comments. Probably because I am a teacher in the summer with nothing to do!Yeah!