Sunday, September 10, 2006

Countdown - another Scrapshare challenge

10 Things I Wanna Do Before I Die
1. Build our dreamhouse - a log home with lots of acreage, trees, on a lake
2. Travel to Europe - Paris, Germany, Scotland, England, Switzerland, Italy, etc.
3. Parasail, parachute and bungee jump
4. Snow ski in Whistler, Banff and the Alps
5. Travel to Australia and New Zealand
6. Surprise DH with a trip to Venezuela (he served his church mission there) and hop over to Aruba while we're down there
7. Watch all of my children marry in an LDS temple
8. Run a marathon or compete in a triathlon...maybe both
9. Learn to play the guitar (acoustic style)
10. Host a family reunion for all our siblings

9 Places I Last Spent Money
1. Farmer Jack (double $ coupon day yesterday. Bill totaled $159 - paid $57 after coupons )
2. OfficeMax (more school supplies)
3. PTO - class party fees for Micah and Mitchell
4. D.H. Day Campground - campsite for four nights...last fling of summer
5. Sleeping Bear Dunes Campground - for showers, since our campground didn't have any and Lake Michigan was FRIGID!
6. Tom's Market - a really nice grocery store in Traverse City, for ice, milk and various other camping needs that DH forgot
7. Wendy's - lunch for McKelle, Max and I on our way to the campground
8. BP - gas for our trip
9. Target - a second cooler for our camping trip and flashlight batteries

8 Sounds I Routinely Hear Around My House
1. "Na na na na boo boo" - that would be Max
2. Theme from Star Wars, from the boys' Playstation game (but only on the weekends now that school has started)
3. DH's pager and/or cell phone when he is on call
4. Kids laughing
5. Mason's sweet baby noises
6. My stereo playing Sara Brightman, Josh Groban, Lorenna McKennit
7. The washer and dryer - laundry NEVER ends for a family of 8!
8. The piano as kids (and I) practice and McKelle's flute

7 Real Restaurants Where I Last Ate Out
1. Wendy's
2. TGI Fridays - took McKelle and her best friend out for lunch before friend moved to Virginia
3. TGI Fridays - to use gift certificates kids got during the summer reading program at the library
4. Maggiano's - Italian place for our 15th anniversary
5. Dave & Busters - for Matthew's birthday
6. Papa Vino's - for DH's birthday
7. Olive Garden - took MIL out for her birthday when she was here to help out with Mason's birth

6 Things I Scratched Off my To-Do List Recently
1. Bought patterns for Halloween costumes (they want to do Star Wars this year)
2. Updated, typed and printed out Christmas card labels (I'm following the Holiday Grand Plan)
3. Cleaned the porch and the living room (also part of the HGP)
4. Made zucchini muffins, brownies, and 10 loaves of bread to freeze
5. Started my Christmas shopping
6. Started my new exercise program (walking 5K everyday, plus a Pilates video 3x a week)

5 People I Don't Know who I'd Like to Hang Out With
1. A whole bunch of SSers...on the porch at Cowtown's, in Baltimore with Diana so she can teach me to do Donna's braids, at Weezie's with her Wishblade, in Australia with V, M and all our other Aussie friends...and many, many more
2. Stephen Covey
3. Louisa May Alcott (since we're dreaming, they don't have to be alive, right? )
4. Gordon B. Hinckley, prophet and president of the LDS church
5. Yo Yo Ma, just to sit and listen to him play

4 Songs That Make Me Happy
1. I Am A Child Of God, sung by my children
2. You Are My Sunshine, sung in harmony with my mom and sisters
3. You Raise Me Up
4. Pachabel's Canon in D

3 Things I Hate To Do
1. Laundry!
2. Spend money on my too-small, lemon of a van
3. Clip Mason's fingernails - I'm afraid I'll clip his fingers instead

2 Things I'm Really Good At
1. Making chocolate trifle - everyone always asks me to bring it when there's a potluck
2. making Halloween costumes

1 Really Bad Habit
1. Playing on the computer when I should be doing....laundry!


Sue said...

I almost put Louisa May Alcott down as well! I've read Little Women more times than I can count...own several editions of it, too.

Love her. Not ashamed to admit it! LOL...not exactly highbrow reading, is it?