Monday, July 21, 2008

Mumm tagged me to Finish These Five

I'm supposed to answer the questions and then tag five people, who, if you know me, I won't do. If you want to play then do. I'm supposed to let the person who tagged me know when I've posted my answers, which I will do. Thanks Mumm, for giving me an easy post today.

The Five

Ten years ago:

  1. I had a nine year old child who I thought was the cutest thing alive--and she was.
  2. The next youngest was eighteen--oh my, he was interesting. He's perfectly wonderful now but at eighteen he was interesting.
  3. My other girl was twenty-three and married, a beautiful woman--one of the best things that ever happened to me was this wonderful girl.
  4. My second boy was twenty-six, married with two darling boys. This son is just as funny then as now and is as incredibly in love with his wife then as now.
  5. My oldest boy was just thirty, he had his hearts desire--his wife, and all was well. They had a beautiful girl and a handsome boy and he was the keeper of all things computerish in my life. I bless him for his patience with me. I remember him sighing and then saying, "Mom, I've told you how to do that about five times." Now I say those things to Phil.

Five things on today’s “to do” list:
  1. Make bread--still haven't done it and it's 6:30--I think its going on tomorrow's to do list.
  2. Fix dinner--Phil wants something good--it's 6:30 and I have no idea what to fix him--leftovers, I think.
  3. Laundry--washed and folded, not put away yet.
  4. Write--spent 5 hours on a chapter, then read the first chapter and made corrections.
  5. Read first chapter of SELF-EDITING FOR FICTION WRITERS: HOW TO EDIT YOURSELF INTO PRINT. I did this and then I went back and wrote out some of my mistakes in the chapter that I spent five hours on. I recommend this book.
Five Snacks I enjoy:
  1. Popcorn with browned butter
  2. Dark chocolate
  3. Chili cheese chips--but I don't eat many of those
  4. Green apples--green, as in "not ripe," with salt
  5. Raw rhubarb with salt

Five Things I would do if I was a millionaire:

  1. First and foremost pay my tithing and taxes.
  2. Remodel this house.
  3. Set up a vacation fund for each of the kids.
  4. Set up a mission fund for the grandkids and a education fund too.
  5. Go to Europe

Five Places I have lived:

  1. Annabella, Utah--I like Annabella more and more as I write this book but when I grew up there, I knew there was a whole world out there that I didn't know anything about and I was very jealous of people who did.
  2. Salt Lake City, Utah
  3. Greensboro, North Carolina
  4. Two different ares in California. One, an hour south of San Francisco and the other an hour north of San Francisco.
  5. Provo, Utah, my favorite place on the earth

Later note: Tonight for dinner one of the things I made was some zucchini and it was delicious. I chopped a medium sized zucchini and put in a frying pan with a bit of butter, half a chopped onion, one minced clove garlic, half a pkg. of Knorr dry Vegetable soup mix and some water. Simmered it about five minutes. It was delicious. Phil did get a decent dinner tonight, after all.


Muum said...

I enjoyed your 'fives'. Popeye noodles are a square noodle that you cook in beef (or chicken) broth and serve over mashed potatoes (2 starches!!!!) -total comfort food. the recipe is on my blog, dated 28 March 2006. I know there's a way to get the archive address, but I can't think of it now!

Michael Rawluk said...

Zucchini? They are evil plants and fruit. Did you ever see The Invasion of the Body Snatchers? (The original one, of course.) Those were pods were zucchinis.

tearese said...

I love your part about your kids 10 years ago, it makes me want to write down more of my kids' lives and to appreciate them more!
Thats interesting that you lived in South Carolina.