Saturday, September 09, 2006

Famous in our own lunchtime meme

Bethany tagged me for this cute meme. I'll tag anyone who wants to play!

What do you like most about where you live?
I love the South – summers can be brutal, but hey, you get to spend most of the other 9 months of the year in shirtsleeves. We've had some Christmases here when we've been tempted to wear shorts!

And Southern hospitality is legendary. I love the way our roadsigns read: Drive Friendly – the Texas way. How irresistible is that? Y'all should just go ahead and move here.

Is there anything strange about where you live?
Our area is very international. Our kids get to meet families from all over the world – and that’s just a trip to the grocery store!

What’s one of your all-time favorite music albums, and why?
I am so bad at knowing album names (No surprise...I'm trying, really I am!). I mostly listen to Christian music so my favorites are people like Caedmon’s Call, Rich Mullins, Steven Curtis Chapman, Chris Rice, etc. People with awesome music and great lyrics. Right now I have Lincoln Brewster Live in my car – I can listen to it over and over and never get tired of it.

Did you have a passion for something as a kid that you still have now? (If not - what is one of your passions now?)

As a kid? I think I always knew I wanted to be a mom. Kinda funny, since I hated babysitting and only tolerated little kids. But we had a great family life, and I wanted that for my own. So the desire was there – buried though it was in irritating my poor younger brother and then in pursuing career later. God works in funny ways, doesn’t He?

I suppose the only other constant (since my early teen years) is that I wanted to be wholehearted in devoting every sphere of my life to Christ – and that has only gotten greater with each passing year.

What do you like most about having a blog?

Well, I like having an excuse to write down all the swirling thoughts that compete for space in my head all the time but can’t get out because I’m too busy saying, “Peanut butter or ham and cheese? Run to the potty! No, you can’t get on the computer right now. Stop annoying your sister.” It’s made me slow down a little and think about the preciousness and (dare I say it?) the humor in (well, in SOME of) the craziness around me.

I’ve kept a journal forever – but since we've had kids, it’s been sporadic at best (maybe 3-4 times per year), so when I write in it, I feel obligated to do a “family update” with each entry. Heaven forbid my youngest child should have fewer paragraphs written than the detail ad nauseum paltry lines devoted to my oldest. Blogging lets me write down thoughts of the moment, and not just the momentous ones.

The other thing (that was a surprise to me) was the community in the blog world. It’s funny how you can get to know people in cyberspace because of reading what’s on their minds, just like having a conversation with them. It is a remarkable microcosm (or maybe that should be macrocosm) of the in-real-life world. I’m enjoying my new group of friends here in Blogland!

I'll tag:

Christine

CJ

The Other Sarah


4 comments:

Shannon said...

That sign "Drive Friendly, the Texas Way" has always cracked me up. Because wouldn't the really truly Texas way be "Drive Friendly or I'll pull my shotgun out of the back of the pickup and teach you some manners??" ;)

Christine said...

Thanks for tagging me, I just finished mine up. Have a great Sunday!

Chappyswife said...

Yes, that TX sign is hilarious because when we come through there, everyone just prepares to have our doors blown off. It's a given.

I can tell you always wanted to be a mother. That is awesome.

Jennifer said...

You know I hadn't thought of the mom desire, but I was sort of the same way. I always wanted to be a mom, even though I wasn't a particularly avid babysitter.

And, I have to agree with Shannon and add, "Drive friendly--by getting the heck out of the way because I want to drive 80 miles an hour." Remember the other slogan of Texas, "Don't Mess with Texas!"