Monday, April 14, 2008

Taking Care Of Business!

Melanie over at Livin' With Me has started Meme Monday. If you click on the picture above it will give you all of the details. It has been awhile since I participated and I have a few details and goodies to take care of. So no, I did not get all of these this week--but this should
bring me up to date.

Mary over at Mary's Writing Nook tagged me for this MeMe. Now ya'll know I don't tag-- so feel free to read without the "fear" ;)

1. The rules are posted at the beginning.
2. Each player answers the questions about themselves.
3. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog.

1. What was I doing 10 years ago.
I was still in the restaurant business as a chef and an assistant manager at a local country club. I was pregnant and had almost lost Julia. It was not long after this that I quit to stay home. And I have been home ever since.

2. Five things on my to-do list for today.

I hate to do lists. But, I need to call about insurance. Start doing some packing. Take a nap because I don't feel so well. Pay some bills. Do this Meme Monday.
Exciting huh?

3. Snacks I enjoy.
Right now-- chili lime peanuts and mint tea.

4. Things I would do if I was a billionaire.
Pay off all bills and BUY A HOUSE! ;) Then I would pay off some bills for family.
Tithe of course. Can you imagine the church that got that? And since we don't have a home church at the moment I would probably spread the goodness around between some different ministries.
And last a huge thing that I have had on my heart and would love to be used by God to do---have a place in the mountains where people in ministry could go for free to refuel. We would provide counseling, romance, fun, and of course GOOD FOOD! I so see this place in my mind. Right down to the huge fireplace in the kitchen with BIG leather chairs. The ladies and I could sit around the fireplace to have a morning time just for the girls. This has been on my mind for years.

5. Three bad habits that I have.
Eating when I am stressed or angry. Wearing my feelings on my sleeves. Not exercising. :(

6. Five places I've lived.
New Orleans, La---Covington, La.---Oakton, Virginia----Dayton, Tn

7. Five jobs I've had.
Preschool worker, Nanny, Sous Chef in a fine dinning establishment, Assistant manager at a country club, Chef at a country club.

Now I really have to say I am sorry for not passing this out sooner.
Things got crazy and I got lazy. ;)
So here goes.

This sweet award is from Maria at Free To Fly. If you click on the picture you can see what it stands for and how to pass it on. It is supposed to be passed on to 5 people but since I am sooooo late I am sure you have already been given this. If you have not gotten it--please take it.

This next is from Mary at Mary's Writing Nook. Ya'll she just has such a huge heart and she encourages me. She has such a grandma's heart. She is not old enough to be my grandma--but I would love to be one of her grandkids. :) I just love the look of this little award.
How cool to be called someone's friend.
So all of you who are my friends ;) ----this is for you!

This was from Denise at Shortybears Place
If you don't know her--YOU SHOULD! One of these days on my way through TN I am going to make her meet me. She also has a huge heart and keeps my in box full of good things to keep me on tract. And we all know that I have needed that lately.
I love ya girl! I am sending a big hug out to all of you who need a hug today.
Need a hug?

Don't you love how this next award looks? It came to me by way of Mary also. Many of you got it because she gave it out to all of her readers. Don't you just love the words on the cups. We all need friends who we can trust-ones who will be kind and honest and care for us when we need it most. It would be great to have that living next door--but most of us don't. So here we are.
God promised to supply all of our needs--and so He invented blogdom.
(That was pretty good--you can feel free to quote me ;)

I love all of you. You are my sisters and friends.
I raise my cup to you!
Please take one of these sweet awards.


luvmy4sons said...

See how loved you are! Each so well deserved!

Amy said...

I love learning new things about my bloggy friends. Especially when I find out we have things in common. I lived in Dayton too!! Did you go to Bryan? I hope your day is wonderful!

Denise said...

Congrats on your awards sweetie, thanks for the kind words. I love you.

Pam said...

congrats on the awards! happy MM!

Melanie said...

Thank you for playing along. And congrats your awards!

I wish I was better at cooking, maybe you could offer some lessons- given that you used to be a chef.