Saturday, June 07, 2008

Getting to Know You

Fellow Wisconsinite blogger, Kievas, tagged me for a's been a while since I've done one of these, so here goes:

Rules: The rules of the game get posted at the beginning. Each player answers the questions/statements about himself or herself. At the end of the post, the player then tags five people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog.

Ten years ago:

I was working for the State of Wisconsin. I was tired, burnt out, and wondering if I would ever find a place of full-time ministry. I was (once again) pondering whether I should call the District Office and say, "I quit." And it was about ten years ago that this happened (question number one of that post).

Five things on today's "to do" list:

Send letters to Sunday's church visitors.
Email the vision team and the deacon board.
Clean the bathrooms!!!
Find beginning notes for this week's sermon....what on earth happened to them?
Make motel reservations for upcoming vacation (upcoming means later this year).

Things I'd do if I was a billionaire:

Pay off debt, then invest part of the money for ongoing income.
Pay off homes of my kids.
Establish a fund for Trinity.
Use the rest to partner with two or three reputable missions/charity organizations that I would love to bless.

How many billions are we talking about here? :)

Three bad habits:

Hitting the snooze button and falling back to sleep.
Procrastinating when I have a job ahead that I dread.
Talking too much.

Five places I've lived:

I've moved much more than I like. I'll be very general.

Southern California
North Carolina
Washington, D.C.
North Dakota

Five jobs I've had:

Nurse's Aide
Computer Data Entry Slave
Social Worker/Paralegal (for lack of a more detailed explanation)
Husband's Secretary (never again!)
Long Term Care Ombudsman

I'm going to tag the following...if you've already played, I apologize. Others who want to join in the fun, please do!



A Different Iris


Auntie Knickers


Iris Godfrey said...

I am blessed to be thought of and will do this -- just not today. I am in PA in ministry all week-end. I will do this next week.
Again, thank you.
"A Different Iris"

Gene Bach said...

If you start paying off people's houses, can I be one of your kids too? :-)

Hey, stop by my blog...the last 2 days I've posted a true story about the first of my family to come to the west coast in the 1850's written by one of the family members.


Iris said...

This Iris says: I played over at my place!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for playing! I know the snooze button routine well :)