Sunday, June 29, 2008

Questions Questions

My friend Crafty P tagged me last week and I figured that doing it be a good way to jump start my blogging for the week. Hopefully it won't end up being my only blog for the week!

Here it goes...

1) What was I doing 10 years ago?
Oh boy - ten years ago was the summer before my senior year at Grove City. I was living and working in the Baltimore area so I would be able to see Matt, who had graduated a year ealier. In many ways it was a very fun summer because I got to spend time with Matt, after having spent the past year 5-6 hours apart. But I was working at a very boring job and the days literally dragged by. It was also during this summer that Matt began to experience some "cold feet" about our relationship of the past two plus years and we went from marriage talk to slowing things waaaay down. The first couple months of my senior year were really rough and many many tears were cried. In front of many people. Many of whom probably read this blog! Our long distance struggle with our relationship pushed me to rely on God more than ever and strengthened my faith in ways I was not expecting. Right around the time when I truly trusted God with my relationship with Matt and acknowledged that God's plan for me might be different from what my heart wanted at the moment, but I would trust Him regardless, is when God gave Matt a peace about leaving his bachelorhood behind and sent us off on the road towards marriage. In fact, just over one year later on September 4, 1999 we were married! Probably more than you were anticipating for an answer, but it was definitely a defining and refining time in my life - good to reflect on. I can't believe that it was ten years ago!

2) What are 5 things on my to-do list for today?
Plans meals for the week
Grocery shopping
Return overdue book to the library
Put up a new blog post
Keep kids happy

3) Snacks I enjoy:
This would have been easier if it were snacks I don't enjoy because I would have had to think of less. In no particular order...
Pretzels, chips and salsa/guacamole, salt and vinegar potato chips, swedish fish, apples, blueberries (if I'm being good), carrots and hummus, cookies...I like everything that's bad for me basically!

4) Things I would do if I were a billionaire: In no particular order...
Travel all around the country and the world - with family and friends
Buy a house that had lots of land for gardening and playing as well as good space for entertaining and hosting.
Hire a personal trainer to kick my butt into shape.
Set up accounts for my kids' education and weddings.
Buy a new car. Never had one, wouldn't mind enjoying that new car smell!
Use it to give to the various missions that God puts in my path and sponsor more Compassion kids - a whole village!

5) Places I have lived:
Germantown, MD
Clearfield, PA
Grove City, PA
various suburbs of Philadelphia in Montgomery County
(just remembered that everyone says you shouldn't put your exact location, so I had to be vague there)

6) Jobs I have had:
Asst. to Stock Broker
Asst. to Sports Information Director
Youth Ministry Team
Program Director at a summer camp
Boring office job doing who knows what
Insurance Agent
Information Specialist for Human Resource/Benefits company
Current: Full time Mom and occasional catering work

7) People I want to know more about:
Nancy Renee Courtney Chrissie Karen and Crystal.

Crystal tagged me with a Share the Love award earlier this week and I figured it would be a good chance to highlight the wonderful bloggers on my blogroll - stayed tune for that in the next day or two!


LifeatTheCircus said...

Hey, this is fun! I will do it later this week. :-) Great story about you and Matt and how God worked in your relationship.

Courtney said...

awwww, I'm never tagged! So much fun. Thanks for sharing! I'll brainstorm my answers for later this week....

renee said...

I love continuously getting to know you!
I'll be sure to get a new post up soon with my answers - thanks for tagging! :)

Crafty P said...

love your in-depth answer to #1. I forgot to mention all that kind of stuff. I was very brief!
thanks for playing!

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