06 June 2008

Another "Tagged!"

I've been tagged. Rules: Answer the following questions about yourself. At the end of the post you pass on the questions to 6 other people. Write them a comment telling them that they've been tagged and ask them to read your blog. Let the person who tagged you know that you've accepted the challenge and refer to your post.

Here it goes:

1. What were you doing 10 years ago?
Wow, 10 years ago. That would be 1998. And I was in the Republic that WILL be named, Trinidad and Tobago. We had moved there in Jan 1997 leaving Jennifer stateside for the FIRST time - not good for me. The boys were teenagers then, on an island, in a new (and NOT improved) international school, in a country where the "10 Commandments" were really the "10 Suggestions" and where countless conversations between myself and spouse were pertaining to the word "logic" and it's absence in said Republic in most areas of life, liberty and law. We were probably in the process of coming back to Houston for the summer months so I could see Jennifer, the boys could see their friends and go to camp, I could eat Mexican food and drive around without fearing for my life from a careening mini-bus in said Republic. I was also only 41 which sounds SO young now!

2. Five items on today's "to do" list:
-Sleep in (check)
-Eat lunch out (check - bonus points for inviting my mom along)
-Buy groceries (check again)
-Update Quicken (when someplace hot freezes over - NEVER get to that one!)
-Cook a rare home-cooked meal for my husband (groceries above purchased so hopefully this one will happen....but it's early yet...)

3. What snacks do you enjoy?
Raw almonds. Strawberries - fresh and sweet. Homemade sugar-free Blackberry Frozen Yogurt (okay, that's technically a dessert but this time of year a spoonful or two during the day HAS to fall under "snacking" category...)

4. What would you do if you were a billionaire?
What makes you think I'm not already? (why do I hear rolling, loss-of-bladder-control laughter in the background?)

Okay, if I were a billionaire, I'd first get with our financial adviser to set up the best possible way to grow and tax shelter the funds. Then I'd find a bunch more missionaries that need support to work in their chosen countries. I'd set up a university scholarship for children of missionaries to pay for US expenses when they return for college. Then I'd set up a family foundation with a "salary" each year so Mike could retire for good. Then I'd set up trust funds or those 529's (or whatever they're called) for each of the grandchildren's university years. I'd buy each of the children a souped up Honda Odyssey Touring Mini-van, with all the bells and whistles. I'd build homes in the Austin and DFW areas so we could live near the kids and grandkids. And that's just the beginning...

And I'd STILL shop at Target, Neimans Last Call, TJMaxx and Marshall's. But we'd eat out a LOT more! :)

5. Where would you live?
Oh, already addressed that - in the Austin Hill Country divided by time in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

According to the rules, I am supposed to tag six other people for this thing. But I know only 4 other people who blog enough to possibly follow through with this so I tag Jennifer, Megan, Rebekah and Emily.


Jenny said...

I'm kind of laughing at how you'd get a financial advisor to "grow and shelter" your BILLIONS.

But that's okay.
Thanks for the minivan :-)

Cheri (aka "The Mom Lady") said...

You're welcome.

And don't forget I took care of the university years too! :)