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I’ve been “tagged!” July 25, 2008

Filed under: Inspirations,Reflections — everydaywomanusa @ 10:46 pm
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The Farmer’s Daughter  tagged me. Here goes . . .

Here are the rules:

Answer all the questions. Tag 8 people to do the same.
Now that you asked…

 1. What were you doing 10 years ago?  I had just changed my life course and became a full-time college student, to become a certified educator, after raising our three children.  One of the best moves I’ve ever made!

2. What are five things on your to-do list today?  Well, it’s the end of the day, so this is what I’ve accomplished:

  1. Went wine-berry picking with my daughter.
  2. Worked on School Budget Project for my Educational Leadership Class.
  3. Weeded the gardens around the pool (jumping in every so often!)
  4. Updated my blog and posted on some of my favorites; responded to e-mail.
  5. Cooked (some); cleaned (not much); and started researching and writing a paper for my Educational Law class.  (It’s summer, so my schedule is a bit different from the school year!)

It’s 11 pm and I still have to:

  1. Fine-tune the Budget Project, now that my son has shared some of the finer points of Excel with me.
  2. Complete the School Law paper–ugh!
  3. Do the dishes, laundry, clean the kitchen, wash my hair, and tuck in my hubby!
  4. Pay bills
  5. Make my list for tomorrow! (It’s gonna be a LONG night!)

3. Snacks you enjoy?  Popcorn, cheese, crackers, anything that goes crunch . . . oh, and a combination of pretzels and chocolate!

4. Places you’ve lived?  On my parent’s dairy farm in a lovely New England town for the first 19 years of life; then on to my husband’s 10th-generation family farm for the next 31 years, in a neighboring town.  Although I’ve traveled a bit, we’ve got deep roots, and I guess I was destined to be a farmer!

5. What are 5 things you would do if you were a billionaire?
1.  DO the great room/family room addition we’ve been talking about for years–and actually pay someone else to do the painting!

2.  Pay off Abbie’s mortgage and give equal gifts to Jonathan and Nathaniel.

3.  Buy Al a new tractor or piece of “dream” equipment    Take Al on a fantasy trip, wherever he’d like to go!

4.  Become a philanthropist, kind of “Oprah-esque.”

5.  Pretty much live the way we do now, continue working as we do, but with less $$$ worries!

6. Who are eight people you would to know more about?

I tag…Dotty, Patty, Mary Ellen, Shannon, serendipitygirl21, lisa brawner, Elizabeth M., and Mary Jenkins.  If you don’t have your own blog, feel free to place your answers here in a comment!

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2 Responses to “I’ve been “tagged!””

  1. farmersdaughterct Says:

    Paying off my mortgage is #2 on your list!!! Yay!

  2. Thought it was a “motherly” thing to do; notice the equal gifting to your brothers. Remember, this is a dream world . . . wish I could do it in real life!


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