Thursday, April 17, 2008

Tag, I'm "It"!

I got tagged by "Mammarino" over at Thanks! I love to be included in games.

What I was doing 10 years ago: Hmmm, 1998 is a blur. Come to think of it, last week is a blur.
In 1998, my kids were 15, 13, 11 and almost 8. So I guess what I was 'doing' was being busy as a mom. I think I might have had a part-time job at the local grocery store. I'm not sure what year I worked there.

Five things on my to do list for today: 1. Have lunch with my husband. We usually go on Fridays, but he has a meeting tomorrow. It's something we only started doing recently and I love it.
2. Go to the grocery to pick up a few things I need for dinner (barbecue meatballs and cornbread and salad).
3. General crafty stuff--sewing, crochet.
4. Look up and make some freeze-ahead recipes with ground beef I recently bought on sale.
5. Take a nap, out in the sun if it is warm enough. (I'm not very exciting.)

Things I would do if I were a billionaire: Make sure my mom, who is 85, and my aunt, who is 87, will never lack for the best of care as they get older. Buy the cottage of my dreams for Mike and me, and small starter homes for all my kids. Open up my own fabric store and pay someone else to manage it. (I just get to play with the fabric to my heart's content.)
Open up two sanctuaries: one for wildlife and one for abandoned animals. I would be 'responsible' with the cats and dogs...they would all be 'fixed.' And they would know only kindness and good care for the rest of their lives.

Three of my bad habits: 1. Biting my nails. I do try to use a clipper, really, I do! 2. Procrastinating when it comes to things that aren't fun, like paying bills. (Thank goodness for phone-in payments!) 3. Blog-hopping when I should be doing things that aren't fun.

Five places I have lived: 1. Floral Park, New York, 2. Greenlawn, New York 3. Huntington, New York--all on Long Island. I never lived anywhere else.

Five jobs I have had: 1. Editor for a trade magazine in the children's wear industry 2. Editor on a plastics industry magazine (ugh, what an awful place) 3. Author 4. Cashier (ugh again) and 5. Secretary/receptionist/whatever at a doctor's office--my current job.

Almost Amazing Mammarino, you were a mall Easter Bunny? Now, that IS amazing!


Beth said...

thanks for stopping by my blog! I too, love to sew...but mostly baby doll clothes cuz I find they don't complain as much as real people.

I really like the peasant blouse you made!!!! hint hint! ;)

The (Almost) Amazing Mammarino said...

Thanks for playing along!

A fabric store - that would be fun! I just love fabric! I posted recently about a dress I made of pink taffeta for my little girl.

I am SO with you on #3 of your bad habits!

I posted today about my start in the bunny business. I will post part two tomorrow. Hope you get a chance to check it out.

Thanks again for playing along!

KayleighJeanne said...

My husband grew up on Long Island, in Hicksville, but he has moved all over the place since then.

jeannie said...

Thanks for stopping by!

I think I am going to tag myself with this:) (not on my frugal blog)

I like fun things like this.

Anonymous said...

Lol, we actually have the same three "bad habits!"

mountainmomma from One Frugal Mom board