Thursday, December 3, 2009

A MeMe Tag and A Big Thank You!

Over the last few months I have picked up a few new blog followers. One of those followers has been especially supportive, leaving comments and tagging my blog of which I am very appreciative. Jennifer, I want to thank you for being so kind. I should probably come out to Oklahoma and help you clean your house or something nice, but if you could see mine then you would know that housework isn't my strong suit. It's like my mom always says, "your dad didn't marry me for my cooking skills (said with a wink!)". Butch may have married me for my cooking skills (he went from a 32 waist pants to a 42) but he didn't for my housekeeping skills. Oh well, we all have our faults.

Anyways, a few weeks ago Jennifer wrote this post tagging me. At that time, I was too preoccupied with the biopsy deal to respond. Now I am catching up.

5 Things Meme

5 Things I was Doing 10 years Ago:

1. Working as Claims Rep/Customer Service Analyst for TRICARE
2. Organizing a Christmas food drive at work for the needy and without thinking drove into THE worst neighborhood in Portsmouth to deliver to a family. I'm talking, this development was so bad that the ambulance wouldn't go in there without a police escort. I just didn't think about it until I was already there, and my car was surrounded by these great, big guys (who were probably a bunch of drug dealers) wanting to know what I was doing in their neighborhood. I explained why I was there, and they helped me carry the food in to the family. When I left and pulled out into traffic, I immediately burst into tears. Butch was terribly angry with me for not thinking and going there at all. Oh well, I was doing a good deed.
3. Mom to a 9 year old! Gee, where has all the years went?
4. Still missing one of my best friends, Gwen, who had moved back to Georgia the year before. I still look out my kitchen window and wish she was back across the street.
5. Ten years younger(36) and on the downside to forty, not fifty!!!

5 Things On My To-Do List Today:

1. Go to my last English class!!!! YIPEE
2. Stop by the grocery store for borax and bread.
3. Read two more chapters of my Developmental Psychology book. BLAH
4. Get more wood in from the backyard to inside the house. It's supposed to get cold this weekend and I still haven't turned on the gas to my furnace yet.
5. Fix the Christmas tree lights that Jessica hooked up too many on one circuit and blew a fuse somewhere. I'm not gonna complain, because she did put the tree up and decorate it.

5 Snacks I Love:

1. Montery Jack and Jalapeno cheese with crackers
2. Fritos
3. Brach's Maple Nut Goodies
4. Kraft sliced cheese
5. Ham & Cheese sandwich

5 Things I Would Do If I Were A Millionaire:

1. Buy the new 2011 Mustang in Black.
2. Pay off all our debts and my loved ones too
3. Not work, but I would volunteer.
4. Travel
5. Set up a scholarship fund for college for older women that are returning to get their degrees

Isn't this just a sweet car!!!! Oh, I could see myself getting all kinds of tickets in this baby!!!

5 Jobs I’ve Had:

1. Electrician
2. Medical Insurance Clerk
3. Medical Claims Analyst
4. Medical Claims Trainer
5. Tax Preparer

5 People I Tag: (That I know will respond)

1. Sarah
2. Lisa
3. Katie
4. Meagan
5. Curvy


  1. Hi there...dropping by to check in on you. I miss you when you aren't posting. :-)

    The car, though? Needs to be a Dodge Charger but I guess I can forgive you this.

  2. Thanks for the tag! I am going over to Curvaliscious to do my 5 things meme right now!

  3. I know, I'm a slacker!! What a good get-to-know-you idea. Your post will get me motivated (you know, after I finish gorging myself and get up off the couch!! :P ).

  4. You made me blush, and get all teary. You are way too sweet. I'm glad you're feeling better! And I like you way too much to let you come clean my house. Although from the sounds of it, I might offer small children in trade for good food! I'm a lousy cook. (we had chicken nuggets, cup-a-soup, and instant oatmeal for dinner tonight. Well, individually, not as a meal. Even I'm not that bad a cook)

    That is a very pretty car. I bet it would drive here VERY fast :) So all we need to do it get you a whole of money, and you're good!

  5. cool to learn more about you!

  6. What a great post! It has me thinking about what I would include in my "5". I may have to duplicate this.

    Thanks for sharing!

  7. NJM, please feel free to use it. I was so glad to read that Muddear had her birthday. I had really been worried. I guess I could have commented you, but I know how it is and you had enough on your plate without having to update the blog.

  8. So now we need 5 things you've been doing in the last week! I know updating your blog hasn't been one of them (hint hint) :)

    I tried your flylady suggestion and failed miserably. I can clean anything for 15 minutes. It's getting back to cleaning after taking that 15 minute break. I suck at re-motivating myself. I think I need someone with a cattle prod. That might do it! Luckily this is baking week, not cleaning week, so I'm good.

    I hope everything is good and happy and bright in your world right now.