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Sunday, June 22, 2008

They Like Me!

A few days I got tagged by two bloggers! I'm not sure but I think that means they like me. :) I sound like Sally Field at the Oscars a few years ago - remember that? Anyway, Dawn and Southern Lady thanks for the tag! Here are the answers to your questions:

1. What was I doing 10 years ago? Wow, who can remember that far back! Actually, I do because it was a traumatic/wonderful experience. I took a brand new job as an Assistant High School Principal after being a high school counselor forever. I was scared and excited and all the things you normally associate with leaving one place and going to a new place, leaving the tried and true and tackling the unknown, leaving a small school and jumping into a big one. The Principal was male and so were the other two Assistants and then there was me. One woman, three men. I offered to do their typing if they moved my share of the classroom furniture - they loved me automatically! The first day of school we had a bomb threat. I'm sure I looked like a deer caught in the headlights! Oh I'd been through bomb threats before but it was over 100 degrees that day and we had nearly a thousand kids to corral and keep from jumping was the best job I ever had!

2. What are 5 things on my "to do" list?
a) Cut out my niece's quilt for her wedding...which is not going to be ready for her wedding in July but what the heck, it's not cold yet. :)
b) Figure out why the light won't go off in my sewing room when I flip the switch but the air filter in the back bedroom does. :(
c) Pack my bag for a week of vacation with our son and family (remember the 2 and 7 year old girls?)
d) Write some posts to go out just in case I don't have internet access (remember last time I went to San Antonio? this time I might just have to resort to paying!)
e) Water the plants. The poor things are so neglected that I'm often ashamed but I'm determined to take care of them before I leave. Is there a Plant Abuse Society like the Humane Society? If so, I might be in trouble.

3. What are 5 snacks I enjoy?
a) Cheetos
b) Homemade vanilla ice cream (the store bought kind) with a little Diet Dr. Pepper poured over it. I know that makes no sense but there you have it.
c) Italian Cream Cake What do you mean that's not a snack? It's whatever you want it to be!
d) Brownies with pecans and a glass of really cold milk
e) Chai Lattes I consider this a snack because it's half milk and it fills me up. So there.

4. If I was a millionaire/billionaire I would:
First, I would tithe the regular 10%. There are a lot of organizations I'd like to be able to give more to, most having to do with children and feeding hungry people. And then I'd share the rest with family. Last I'd get the tile for my kitchen and not wait for my husband to say ok! :) You might want to see a previous post.

5. Places I have lived:
All in Arkansas - Lurton (Ozark Mountains but don't bother looking on a map because I think it only has 2 or 7 people there depending on which family is at home that day), Pine Bluff, Monticello, Fordyce, Hot Springs, Ozark. I love Arkansas. I know it's not got the best reputation but that's just because we don't want too many people to discover it!


Ivory Spring said...

Hi Marlene,

As far as I am concerned, Italian Creme Cake can be breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, and you are right - anything you want it to be! :)

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Hi Marlene,
I can just see you on your first day at the job, gathering all of those kids up. Have a great vacation.

Crazy for Primitive Quilts & Gardens said...

Okay, that italian cream cake looks extremely good! Yum.

It was so nice reading about you. You are so funny!

Totally off the fact that you lived near the Ozarks... did you ever see where Laura Ingalls-Wilder lived? I always wanted to see that :o)

Pace- Classroom furniture Designer said...

Nice post. I like your description of comparing yourself with a deer caught in the headlights.Keep blogging.

Dawn said...

Hmmmm....Chai Lattes & Cheetos!..a woman after my own heart! Thank you for the personal glimpse into your beautiful life and I must apoligize--Ugh!...I had a glitch in my blog comment section. Please, please come back if you weren't able to visit!

Molly said...

My goodness! You have been busy,bless your heart! You are prolific with your stitching. I'm proud if I finish ONE project in a month!

Southern Lady said...

Marlene, I loved your answers to the five questions tag. Thank you for participating.

I, too, love Arkansas, especially the Mena area, Van Buren, Fort Smith, Little Rock, and Mountain View. It's such a beautiful state and I hope it stays "undiscovered" for a very long time.

You are so cute and funny and I always look forward to your new posts.


Kari & Kijsa said...

Great post...kari loves cheetos too (they are fabulous with a Diet Coke)!

Have a blessed and wonderful day!

smiles, kari & kijsa