Wednesday, May 07, 2008

I've been tagged!

Lisa at Koinonia Academy tagged me. This could be fun....

Here are the rules:

1. The rules of the game get posted at the beginning.

2. Each player answers the questions about themselves.

3. At the end of the post, the player tags 5 people and posts their name, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they've been tagged and asking them to read your blog.

What was I doing 10 years ago: I was living in Charlotte, NC where it was extremly hot and I was constantly exhausted because I was very pregnant with Middle Peep. We already were preparing for the Dublin move (read below on Places I have lived) and all that entailed. Oldest Peep has always been the kind of child that needs a schedule and needs to know what is coming next so the whole move every 6 months thing was really hard on her.

Five Snacks I enjoy: Only 5....that is like asking me to pick only 5 of my favorite chocolates.....I will give it a try

1. Dark Chocolate in any cream, bar, drink, cake, as a toping, as a side dish, as the main course, as a dessert, as the ONLY course.....(eating Haagen-Dazs' Amazon Valley Chocolate as I type up this tag)

2. I have an unhealthy addiction to SmartFood's White Cheddar Popcorn

3. TJ hummus with pita chips (YUMMMY!!!!!)

4. Plantains in all its many forms and many dishes

5. French Baguette with Breyer's Vanilla Bean Ice Cream (Don't knock it till you try it!!!)

6 Berries......... Darn, I can't keep going!

In the real world:

I am smart, attractive, in shape, well rounded, funny, patient, ....WAIT!!!! REAL WORLD!!! OK! I get it......ummmmm.....

1. Hungry. I barely ate dinner...I think I ate some kind of dinner...because the boy peeps each had a sport practice today.

2. Cold. I live in WA now and apparently the sun doesn't make it up this far north.....EVER!!!!!

3. Colder. You asked what snacks I liked and I had to go get my Haage-Dazs Amazon Valley Chocolate Ice Cream.

4. Annoyed. Papa Peep is playing XBox live (you don't even want to know the game) instead of getting me a blanket because I am ccccccccold sttttttttill and it is (insert yell) MAY!!!

5. Stressed. Although you wouldn't know it by looking at me, we are sooooooo behind this school year due to our move and long vacation, that I might as well start the year over.

6. Thirsty.....Wait, there you go again cutting me off....

Things I would do if I were a billionaire:

1. Buy my grandmother a home with all the luxuries she desires.

2. Buy my mother a home with all the luxuries she desires and never have to work again.

3. Travel the world in my new yacht with my family.

4. Invest and give most of the profits to different charities!

5. Hire someone to clean the toliets and fold and put the laundry away in my house.

Five jobs that I have had:

1. In high school I had an internship with a VP at an investment banking company in Manhattan. It helped me figure out that I want nothing to do with investment banking.

2. One summer while in college I had another internship at Time Warner in the marketing department. That was fun.

3. In college I was treasurer of the local chapter of Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers. I was not an engineering major.

4. mom

5. homeschooler, or so it says on the Declaration of Intent.

Three of my habits:

1. I am an internet junkie. Must check email several times a day, and on my phone too.

2. I talk and write too much. I need lots and lots of words to say what I need to say because I have a great need to say things.

3. When I host a party at my house, I always prepare way too much food. I like feeding people. :-)

Five places I have lived:

Only 5....If you insist!

1. Bronx, NY (born and raised)

2. Troy, NY (Oldest peep was born there and Papa Peep and I went to college there)

3. Dublin, Ireland (Middle Peep was born there)

4. Marietta (just north of Atlanta), Georgia (Baby Peep was born here)

5. Bothell (North of Seattle), Washington (no peeps will be born here)

What do you want others to get from your blog:

What people read this thing??? I blog so I can put cute pictures of my cute kids on the net! JK! I think I have had too much chocolate tonight!

Seriously, I started the blog so that the family could see what the little peeps are up to and keep track on how big they are getting. Since we move around a bit and have not lived near family much, this gives them a peek into our day. I also wanted somewhere to document the craziness that occurs in this household. When I need to be institutionalized the doctors can read this blog to see where it all happened.

I hope you enjoyed this. I sure did, except the being cold part. I am going to get under my covers now.

OH, I tag.....

and whoever else wants to join the fun. Leave a comment so I can check out your responses.


  1. It's done! Now I am a whole hour late to w/o! Argh... Internet junkies unite!

    Have a great one... jb

  2. Did it!

    I sympathize with your stress over homeschooling. I always feel behind.

  3. Awwww, fun fun fun post. Love your humor (no more Peeps in Seattle?!?!), sympathize with your Cold-ness (why I never want to live in Seattle area - brrrr, cold, & wet), and I *know* that you guys aren't really "behind" in school things - in the big picture, I'm quite sure you're "ahead" of the game!!

  4. Hey, my birth family is from Charlotte. What a pretty area. :o)

    LOL about your comment on the real world. That was too funny!

    Our XBox broke for the second time! UGH! I hate the red light of death! I have to call MS, but don't want to deal with it...

    Hope your WTM buddies can join you on the yacht too. :o)

    OMGosh... We are so much a like! :o) I cook way to much food too. DH always says, you aren't feeding an army, just a few friends...

    Thanks for being part of this tag. I enjoyed reading/learning more about you.

    Now I am off working on mine.