Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sunday Stealing

Sunday Stealing: The Party Mummy Meme

1. Name someone with the same birthday as you.
Two ladies, Diane Stephens, whom I used to work with and Nancy Drugan, whom I met on FB. Then there is Lance Armstrong, Frankie Avalon and Greta Garbo.

2. Where was your first kiss?
Hmm, I really don't know...sad, huh?

3. Have you ever hit someone of the opposite sex? If yes, why?
True Confessions, huh? Sadly yes...when we were first married I hit my husband on his chest as some point...don't remember the why or whatever, but I could not believe I did such a thing and have never done it since.

4. Have you ever sung in front of a large number of people? When?
Uh, yes...poor people. In high school I sung at the Children's Christmas Mass.

5. What's the first thing you notice about your preferred sex?
The eyes....the mirror to their soul...

6. What really turns you off?
People who smoke and smell of smoke...and men who think they are all that...

7. What is your biggest mistake?
OMG...I have made so many....Probably the biggest was not smartening up about money earlier in my adult life.

8. Have you ever hurt yourself on purpose?
No, not all...and never would.

9. Say something totally random about yourself.
I have been a nerd most of my life.

10. Has anyone ever said you looked like a celebrity?
They used to say I looked like a member of Menudo when I was a teen.

11. Do you still watch kiddie movies or TV shows?
Of course!!

12. Are you comfortable with your height?
Yes, 5'5" is perfect for me...

13. What is the most romantic thing someone of the preferred sex has done for you?
Picked up something for dinner and whisked me away to an impromptu picnic at the lake...

14. When do you know it's love?
When you can't imagine your life without that person in it...

15. What's something that really annoys you?

People holding their cell phone to their ear when they are driving!!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Award ~Who Loves You~

This award is designed with one purpose in mind. Pass this on to other bloggers who have awarded you in the past. So with this in mind I am passing it on to a couple of ladies.

Saturday 9: Be True to Your School

1. What was your favorite subject in high school?
OMG, I don't know...I guess math...I was really good at it...

2. Do you watch reality shows? Which ones?
I many...Big Brother, Survivor, Amazing Race, Wife Swap...sometimes, America's Got Talent, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Biggest Loser

3. What's your favorite all time reality show?
I have to pick ONE??

4. Do you feel "reality" shows are real or are they faked?
I think some of it is scripted...but I could be wrong.

5. What did you look like when you were a teenager?

Well, here is a picture from February of my senior year...

6. Whose advice do you listen to?
What do you mean by listen? Do you mean hear, but not necessarily follow or do you mean hear and do what they say? I listen to my parents, but I don't always do what they say....

7. How often are you sick?
It really depends on the environment, weather, etc...but a few times a year.

8. Do you like or dislike change?
I am fine with change...I roll with it...I look for what else I can improve upon when there is change...

9. How many times in your life have you had a broken heart?
Four times I think...once by a guy I dated in high school...and three times by my husband. From my experience if you can make it through the broken heart and can get back together your relationship is stronger for the experience....

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Topical Tuesday - Past, Present & Future

Topical Tuesday

This weeks Topical Tuesday is in three parts. It all about reflections -

Where were you ten years ago?
Ten years ago today I was in Georgia. I lived at Camp Josey Rd in Blythe GA and worked at the VA in Augusta GA. We were living in a trailer that I had bought for 1600 dollars and only had to pay a lot payment. If I would have been smarter then I would have done a better job at saving and investing back then. We still had our Tippy dog in our lives then and I am glad this blog made me think of her as I really loved that doggie. I don't remember much more about my life at that was pretty uneventful. I did have nights that I looked forward to going to my bffl's place and helping her to escape to an evening out, but other than that we just did not do a lot back then.

Where are you now?
Ah, well, a lot has happened in the last ten years. We are now living in the DFW area for the second time and happier than we have been in a long time. We are a little smarter with money, but still not as smart as we need to be. I have moved up in the VA and have more than doubled my salary from what it was 10 years ago. I have a lot more responsibility to go with that salary. We still do not have children, but w talk about the day we have our own home and will foster and possibly adopt. I miss my BFFL and being the selfish person that I am wish that she would move to this area.

Where would you like to be in ten years?
In ten years I assume I will still be in the DFW area as I have promised my hubby I would not move anymore. He would however let me move to Charleston in a second... I would be in my own home for at least five years if plans go as I hope they will. I can retire from the government in ten years so I will be making a big stay for another 9 or to get out and do something different...real estate or teach are the two I am looking at right now. We would have children in our lives and would be much happier for it...we look forward to sharing our lives with children and providing them a loving family to call their own. And just maybe my BFFL will live within 15 minutes of me and we will be spending a large amount of our free time in each other's company.