Tuesday, April 1, 2008

A Rhyme and More

Spring is sprung
The grass is riz
Look right there
The flowers tiz
That's something my dad sang for many years when spring happened. He loved spring. I don't know if he made up that little rhyme or if it came from somewhere else but I now sing it to the kids.
I really don't have anything to write today. I found the following on The Captain's Log. She didn't tag me, but I'm doing it anyway. It fills my blog for today.

What was I doing 10 years ago?
I was working and feeling very alone. I hadn’t yet met Harry (I met him 23 October 1998). I actually looked back in my journals and found a travel order (work related travel) that sent me on what we called a “Round Robin” – I flew out of Huntsville, AL to White Sands, NM; Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD; Washington DC; and return to Huntsville. That was a two week trip. It was just “business as usual.”

Five things on my do to list today:
1. Find someone to de-thatch our zoysia lawn.
2. Go to bank to deposit dental insurance checks
3. Price materials for rose arbor – maybe purchase
4. Make accurate measurement of bedroom – prep for paint, etc.
5. Spend some time just relaxing and spending time with Harry.

Five snacks I enjoy:
1. Cheese and crackers
2. Nuts - pecans, walnuts, almonds
3. Sun chips
4. Cheese snack crackers
5. Peanut butter M&Ms

Five things I would do if I were a billionaire:
1. Buy lots and lots of land
2. Give each of the four children a home debt free
3. Build healthy trust funds for the grandchildren
4. Finance the building of a wing for a Shrine Children’s Hospital dedicated to my father.
5. Travel

Five bad habits that I have:
1. Procrastinating
2. Having too many projects going at the same time
3. Not always listening as well as I should
4. I’m stubborn and outspoken
5. Sometimes I love too much

Five places I have lived:
1. Missionary Ridge, Chattanooga, TN
2. Ooltewah, TN (Pronounce that if you can.)
3. New Orleans, LA
4. Church Hill, TN
5. Huntsville, AL

Five jobs I’ve had:
1. Program Manager, US Dept Agriculture
2. Stay at home mom while boys were small
3. Elementary school teacher while boys were young
4. Accountant for television station – I hated this job!!
5. United States Department of Defense – Civilian – don’t ask


SOUL said...


the don't ask/// i assume it was some super confidential type spy thing huh?


have a good day-

Jamie said...

You have had such an interesting life Mary...and yet you make it all sound so mundane.

I love reading about you.

I love Tennessee, I would love to live there someday.


Cheryl said...

I'll have to do this one day. I was also going to say that I've never been to Tennessee, but then remembered I drove to Chattanooga 3 years ago for my nephew's wedding. I thought it was a beautiful state with breathtaking vistas. I was the driver of the van, and the only one paying attention to the scenery. I really loved it.

Happy Wednesday!