I've been tagged by Abbie at Farmer's Daughter. Here are the five questions and my answers:
1.What were you doing ten years ago? Ugh! "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.." My husband and I were in the middle of raising our four children, who at the time were 19 (and living on campus), 17 (just finished junior year of high school), 15, and 12. The twelve year old, our only daughter was a breeze. Our 15 year old son, however, was very rebellious at that time and had gotten into some things that landed him in rehab. Very difficult for everybody, including him. The good news is he is now one of the finest people I know, with a wonderful wife and baby, and a very sincere faith in Christ. So, hard as is it is to look back on that time, there is some real joy in seeing the outcome.
2.What five things were on your to-do list today? Pull weeds. Rehearse Sunday's hymns with the organist and pianist. Call the plumber who was supposed to come yesterday and install a back-up sump-pump, but never showed. Contact several ladies who are going to sing in an ensemble, to get them organized to practice. Talk to Mike about weekend plans-are we going cannoeing, or are we going to Springfield to see the Lincoln museum? Call my sister.
3. Snacks you enjoy? Uh-oh, not too healthy here I'm afraid! I like popcorn, Moose Tracks ice cream, and Skittles. And I have the figure to prove it!
4. Places you've lived. Frances E Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne, WY (when I was a baby); my parent's house in Champaign, IL; Delta Zeta Sorority in Urbana, IL; first apartment in Chicago Heights, IL (as a newly-wed); townhouse in Park Forest, IL; a couple of little rental places in Champaign; our first little house; and finally, for 24 years, this house in Champaign. I'm not as much of a rolling stone as this list makes me seem.
5. What five things would you do if you were a billionaire? Whew! That's a lot of money. I actually had to talk about this with Mike and Robin at supper, so it's kind of a joint list (but it would be Mike's money as well as mine, so that's okay). I would pay off our mortgage, and all the kid's college loans, make sure everyone in the family had a reliable car, and set up college funds for the grandchildren. Then I would help my oldest son's little church that he is pastoring get their building all energy efficient, so they wouldn't have such struggles paying their winter power bills. We would travel, because we haven't really been able to do that much. And I would give a lot of money to the children's home our church has in Honduras. And a lot of money to the University of Illinois School of Music. Beyond that, I don't know.....
6. People you want to know more about? I tag Eco-Burban-Mom, GreenBean, Arduous, CindyW, Donna, and Nan. You guys can answer here in a comment, or put something up on your own blog. Please play! It will be fun!