Happy Meme-day! 10 Things…

I’ve been tagged by the lovely and talented Becca for this meme:

Think back on the last 15 years of your life. What would you tell someone that you haven’t seen or talked to for 15 years? How would you sum up your life? You get 10 bullet points. A list of 10 things to summarize about you. At the end of your list, tag 5 more people and send on the love.

Well, by my math 15 years puts me at August 1993.  I had been divorced about a year, just transitioned from working as a CNA (and several other jobs to pay my bills and keep my promise to myself to never take public assistance) to a job selling hardware at Sears because I was headed back to school and, as a marketing major (or so I thought) I wanted experience in my field.  I lived in the city I went to school in in a tiny apartment on the northside – just me, two kids and a few lonely roaches.  Here we go:

Little did I know I was a month away from starting this adventure.

  1. I learned a little education is a good thing.  A lot of education is (hopefully) a better thing.
  2. Over New Year’s 2004 – 2005 My mother in law taught me to knit.  I’ll never forget it.  it is one thing I can usually count on to help me CTFD.
  3. Sarge and I have seven amazing children even if not all of them believe they’re amazing.
  4. Three of those children are adopted.  Two directly from Russia and one from Russia via the foster care system.  His story’s in the blog somewhere.  Or check ASFK.  I haven’t updated lately but that’s because I’m a slug.
  5. We’ve lived mostly in Sparta and Tomah, Wisconsin but briefly in Grand Rapids Michigan.  Now we’re in El Paso, Tejas.
  6. Michigan was good at the beginning but the last two years really sucked.Especially when it came time to leave.
  7. I have become sort of a huge sports fan mostly because Ogre is.  I love my NHRA, Redskins and Packers football and, well, I’m just awesome at Fantasy Football.  But I will watch nearly any sport depending on my mood.
  8. I have a brown belt in Taekwondo.  I’d like a black eventually but it’s a question of time and prioritization.  Maybe when I’m fifty!
  9. Teaching at UW-L last year is the best job I’ve ever had with the greatest boss – hands down.
  10. The work associated with my PhD program is scaring the shit out of me.  But, I’m not a quitter so it will be done.  Not sure I’ll let it take four years, but it will be done!

So there you have it.  It’s probably lame, but no one tags me and leaves disappointed.  I will tag you just for reading my blog!  I can’t exactly identify that I have five readers but JP, Tal, Sarah, Barb and Illiane can have at it!  I’d tag Ogre and Ian but they’re too young.  Ogre’s would start when he was 5 and Ian at 4 and I don’t want all the Ninja Turtle stories.

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~ by sharplisa on August 11, 2008.

One Response to “Happy Meme-day! 10 Things…”

  1. Hah, cause my life story at 11 will be SO much better! :p

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