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Monday, June 09, 2008

I was tagged by Ballerina Girl This looked like fun!

1. What was I doing 10 years ago: (I had to think a long time to remember!!! Selective memory at work.)
Struggling to finish my Doctoral Dissertation (Struggle: Sitting up late at night staring at a computer screen with frozen poised hands and dead brain!!! )

2. Five things on my "to do" list:
Simplify my house (Simplify: code for toss out junk I am hoarding for God's knows what reason)
Write at least a chapter a day all summer on one of my projects (Okay, five a week)
Finish the boys' scrapbooks
Finish the Heritage scrapbook
Exercise at least once in a blue moon

3. Snacks I enjoy:
Semi-healthy: Laughing Cow cheese (light) on Wheat Thins
Strawberries -- better covered in chocolate
Popcorn -- lots of butter preferred
Ooey-Gooey Stuff:
Frozen Coffee Drinks -- preferably Mocha
Jamba Juice drinks
Did I mention chocolate or dark chocolate?

4. Things I would do if I were a millionaire:
Build a retreat/conference center designed to promote effective personal ministry
Then organize and staff the center. I'd stay very hands on, except...
Spend several weeks in the tropics, near the ocean each year
Continue to enjoy the company of family and friends

5. Places I have lived:
Rural Missouri
California both Stockton and Menlo Park
Ecuador, Quito and Santo Domingo de Los Colorados
Illinois, Chicago area

And I am tagging: YOU!!!


Marina said...

PJ you have live so many places you are lucky to have travel the world,blsessing,marina

Ballerina Girl said...

Good one PJ!
funny thing you mention Chicago, my kids are I have a layover this summer in Chicago, and that is not the usual route we take!
Small world....
I know you know that there is great coffee here in South America, but for sure, my Caramel Mocha Latte can not be beat! OOHHH, all the sugar-y sweet of the caramel (I always ask for a double shot!)

Maggie - Mom of Six said...

Okay, taking the tag and running with it!

PJ said...

You're right, Marina, I have been blessed. In high school, I doubted I'd ever leave the state.

And coffee...friends always bring me back coffee from Nicaragua, Guatemala, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, etc. But a Caramel Mocha Latte from Brazil!!! My mouth is watering. O'Hare is way too complicated for a meet and greet if you're traveling with kids!! But should you find yourself with time on your hands for any reason, I'm twenty minutes away.

I'm on my way over, Maggie!!

truth said...

That was fun to read. I'd have a hard time thinking back to 10 years ago.

Nancy said...

How fun to read your tag. It was nice getting to know you more.


DC said...

I loved this meme! Just did mine today. Please stop by and check it out if you get a chance. :)

momofonefornow said...

hi from nclm, and a fellow mo gal. I heart cheesecake and buttery popcorn as well.

Kellan said...

Now I want some cheesecake - HA!

I'm Kelln - nice to meet you. Have a good day!

storyteller said...

I enjoyed your responses to these questions. Like you … I’m trying to simplify my surroundings ... LOVE ‘mocha coffee drinks’ and Jamba Juice (though I don’t go there as often as I once did for some reason). Maybe I’ll get one today ;--)

You’ve certainly traveled MUCH more widely than I … and the idea of a ‘retreat center’ is certainly intriguing.

I did this one myself a while back at Small Reflections … on a Monday (if memory serves). Let’s see if I can find it … ah yez … it’s at the end of my 4th Fun Monday post.

Hope all is well with you and yours!
Hugs and blessings,

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