Friday, May 09, 2008


Jen at Life in Small Town USA tagged me today! I'm in a bit of a funk and was glad to have this to blog about instead of a bitter diatribe...okay, I promise I would have spared you the sarcastic, depressed entry. Anyway...

What I was doing 10 yrs ago:
I was working at Conner Prairie, getting ready to travel to Scotland for 2 1/2 weeks, and planning to start college in the fall to major in dental hygiene.

Five things on my to do list for today:
1) Work
2) Send out a couple of e-mails
3) Make pizza with the kids
4) Fold laundry
5) Have a family night (unfortunately Andrew has to work late so just the boys and me!)

Things I would do if I were a billionaire:
1) Adopt many more kids.
2) Start a non-profit to give adoption grants.
3) Donate to Compassion International, Wycliffe Bible Translators, and Samaritan's Purse.
4) Build a sustainable home on several acres.
5) Open a lunch and dessert restaurant.
6) Travel.
7) Invest and save for our children's future and our retirement.
8) Hire a maid for cleaning & laundry. :)

Three of my bad habits:
1) Chewing ice.
2) Forgetting about laundry.
3) Leaving the driver's seat too far forward for my tall husband.

Five places I have lived:
1) Indiana
2) Chicago, Illinois
3) Central Illinois
4) Kansas
5) Florida

Five jobs I have had:
1) Babysitter
2) Autism Therapist
3) Historical Interpreter
4) Dental Hygienist
5) Event Planner

If you would like to join in the fun, please do!


Mama10EE said...

Autism therapist....what an interesting job! I volunteered one summer at a school for children with autism when I was in 8th grade. I didn't get the impact of what I was doing until many, many years later. I bet you were fantastic as a therapist!

Ian Durias said...

I'm with Compassion, too! Thanks for the tout!

Smith Family Blog said...

Did I know that you lived in central IL? Where did you live?

Alaina said...

Jen - I really enjoyed being a theraptist! I worked with one little boy several years ago - he is doing GREAT now!

Thanks for stopping by, Ian! We really like what Compassion does!

Mailee - I think you know...I lived in Lincoln. :) Didn't Kurt go to school there?

Paula said...

I like your idea about adopting many more kids and hiring a maid for cleaning and laundry. Sounds good to me too.