Friday, January 25, 2008

Yo! Yur Up!

I was tagged by my friend, Yolanda

10 years ago:
I was working as an Interpretor in a k-12 program, a counselor in the Stake Primary, and doing side line art work.

5 things on my to-do list today:
1. Finish Stake RS business in preparations for this Sunday's Ward Conference. Write "thank you" notes. Organize my RS briefcase for the weekend.
2. Download photos of the new baby so that I can put a few good ones in a handy-dandy new purse photo holder.
3. Make CrockPot brownies for a Ward Relief Society dinner tonight.
4. Begin to reorganize the art studio in anticipation of getting some (read ANY!) project DONE! : >
5. Make a good dinner for Thor to come home to, slow roasted Bar-B-Que pulled pork.

I enjoy:
My husband, the kids and grandkids, the beach, chocolate, art, museums, music, live theatre, singing, laughing, the smell of a fire in the fire place, hot showers, high thread count sheets, kittens, friends, and I guess I could keep this list going....

What would I do if I were suddenly made a billionaire:
Sad, but a billion ain't what it used to be. So, I would buy each of the kids 25 acres of good land and build them a reasonable "green" house that is self reliant and off the grid. College and Mission funds for the kids and grandkids. Depending on what money would be left after that, Humanitarian Aide, Perpetual Education, and Heifer International could always use my help. (and on a very selfish note, yes, I would build a nice pool and hot tub/spa.)

3 of my bad habits:
1. Eating too much, moving too little.
2. Complaining.
3. Not keeping in touch with people I should.

5 places I have lived:
1. San Diego, CA
2. Hemet, CA
3. Carlsbad, CA
4. Rialto, CA (hahahahahahah! "in the ghetto!")
5. Oceanside, CA

5 jobs that I have had:
1. Bridal/Event Designer
2. Visual Display/Window Designer
3. Cake Decorator/Food Presentation for Events/Bridal
4. Interpreter/Instructional Aide/Mainstream Interpreter/County Liaison for the H/H & Deaf
5. Interior/Faux Artist for Private Clients/Model Homes/Commercial

5 Things people don't know about me:
1. I have small feet.
2. I have a very low tolerance for being patronized.
3. I count things when I am socially uncomfortable and then try to find common multipliers; which is really odd seeing how much I hate math.
4. When I was a little, a neighbor girl got mad at me because my mom had called us home, and I began to leave. To stop me from going, she picked up an old board from the field where we were all playing and hit me in the back with it. It had a nail in it and she literally nailed me in the back. They had to surgically remove the board and nail from against my spine. I still have a tiny scar and if I touch that spot it still hurts quite sharply.
5. I really enjoy making Tamari Balls (photo above of my first three), which again, is weird because I hate math, but feel a lot of "attagirl!" points when I get it just right.

I am tagging newbies to the blogging world in hopes that you will all go give them some bloggy love and support. Derek and Lauryn are family, the rest good friends.
Derek and Lauryn

Beautiful from Split Ends

Carol from Day2Day

Red from My Two Cents

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Red said...

ouch, my head is hurting with the thought of a nail going through it!

ERIN said...

your Tamari Balls are beautiful!
I am shocked by your story of the nail in your back. Did you ever speak to the horrible little girl again? I think I would have held a grudge!

S'mee said...

Red, yeah it was a fun day. I face planted in the dirt and couldn't move after that, so the siblings went for mom. She took one look and went to work. Long story, but she was an RN so she knew what to do. So I was carefully placed in the back of a borrowed station wagon, plank still attached to my lower back and away we went! Good times.

Erin, Thanks! Believe it or not my biggest gripe was that we rarely got brand new clothes. That particular day I had just received a new short set from my gramma. I can still remember it, corn flower blue shorts with a white tank decorated with bright orange sparkley fish... by I digress, the nail and subsequent cutting from the ER crew destroyed the entire outfit. THAT made me mad. lol And obviously, I'm over it. lol

The Dawes' said...

Thanks for the tag, it was fun doing it!

The Dawes' said...

I have a question, since I'm new to this whole blogging thing... when I tag someone do I just say it at the end or do I also write them a comment as you did letting them know they've been tagged?

S'mee said...

Lauryn, Your meme answers are awesome, thanks for playing along! As far as your question, I'm not an expert, but in my experience it just seems to go smoother when you tag them on your sight, then let them know on their site too.

I'm excited that you tagged your mom, hopefully it will get to post again! lol

1stdaughter said...

Man, what a story. You and my mom need to write a book. I think it could be funny and sad all at the same time and I would probably want to read it over and over again.

Its funny that you count when you get uncomfortable. I count when I am walking or doing something really teadious. Its just a quirk.

S'mee said...

1st D, I am sure your dad is having a field day over this! lol