Sunday, October 19, 2008

Tagged by Terri

1o years ago (1998)

1. I was a 39-year-old mother of 4 boys, and as a result, knew ALL there was to know about major league baseball, past & present. (now I couldn't even tell you who's going to the series)

2. My dearest husband had just put his resume on the internet to see what it would bring. (it brought us from NY to MI)

3. I had no energy and the thought of running more than 3 steps had never crossed my mind.

4. I was teaching the four boys at home. The oldest had just become a teenager.

5. I had tried the following diets to lose my fat rear....Atkins, Suzanne the genetically thin Sommers, Glycemic Index, and any other ridiculous thing I could find. I was somewhat successful on Atkins until I stopped and gained IT ALL BACK plus some! .....Those days are behind me(no pun intended)...whew!

5 Things on today's 'to do' list:

1. Organize all my paperwork

2. Plan out my meals for the rest of the month.

3. Go to the cleaners

4. Read 'A Whole New Mind'

5. Run on pavement for the first time in a few weeks.

5 Things I would do if I were a millionaire:

1. Pay off our house

2. Publish a book for my dh

3. Start the business that dh has always wanted to start. He's always wanted to start a business and use it to teach & mentor underprivileged young adults and bring them into being a productive part of the business.

4. Buy a house while the prices are low for Jim's parents.

5. I have two siblings either out of work or soon-to-be out of work. I'd love for them to not have to worry about their families while they're looking for suitable employment. (they're both great at what they's just that Michigan is slowly swirling around the bowl, and a flushing sound is imminent)

5 places I have lived:

1. Saratoga Springs, NY

2. Antrim, NH

3. Livonia, MI

4. Jackson, MS

5. Chicago, IL

5 jobs I have had:

1. I worked cutting fabric at a fabric store.

2. Clerk at an insurance agency

3. Inside sales at a large electronic components firm

4. Admin for a VP at Brookstone's home office

5. A Mom (Head chef, short-order cook, baker, human pacifier, pet cleanup squad, maid, #1 fan, baseball card collector, pre-school, elementary & middle school teacher, referee, taxi-driver, photographer, gardener, lawn care provider, painter, plumber, accountant, activities director, travel agent, coach's assistant, frugality facilitator, burp cloth, birth expert, cake decorator, receptionist, barber, insurance agent, first aid administrator, high-school counselor, cobbler, quilter, librarian, snow removal specialist, laundress, party planner, costume designer, atm machine, driving instructor, substance abuse counselor {{eye roll}}, secretary, highly efficient worrier, and seamstress.)

Addendum to number 5 directly above......I don't know how any of you who work full time manage to do that AND be a mom. Hats off to you! Talk about juggling! I wish I had that kind of energy.

I hereby tag anyone who hasn't done this one yet.


Jenn said...

Love the description for the mom job ... how true!

Terri said...

yes, i would say the Mom job is the most demanding of them all!

so I used to live in Albany and you were nearby - my sister also used to work in livonia, when she lived in sylvania, ohio! it's such a small world! My sister also says that Michigan is not in a good place - something like last year, it was second to last in the country in joblessness, with only Louisiana being worse off. I am so sorry!

Sounds like Jim is a pretty cool guy.

Middle-of-the-Pack Girl aka Terri said...

Have you stopped running completely? Has Jim too? I miss you in blogland! You're still linked on my page and many others - I think we are all hoping you will come back.