If you’ve blogged for any time at all you’ve heard of tagging… Here’s one that makes you think just a bit. And just to share the love – consider yourself tagged (that’s how I got it, so it’s only fair! – and let me know if you don’t mind so I can read your reponses. That’s the fun in these things anyway!)
1. If every job paid $50,000 a year, and you had no physical or mental limitations, what would you do?
Probably what I’ve decided to do – Graphics Design. When I was younger I wanted to be a Robotics Engineer. Honestly – I’m not sure there is enough visual creativity with that job. Although I really enjoy reading about where technology is progressing and how it works. I like learning how DVD’s are made and why the newest memory is faster than the old memory and how many processes it’s able to perform. Most of what I’ve learned is from reading magazines. The math I’d have to take at this point scares me because I DO have mental limitations.
2. What is your current church calling? What do you like about it? What have some of your other callings been?
My current calling is Primary President. That means I get to run around church most weeks like a crazy woman. It also means I get to sing the best songs our church has to offer and hear our children sing them. Some weeks I’m not really sure why I’m in this calling unless it’s to learn things from the amazing women I’ve had a chance to work with as counselors. And I have NO idea what I’d do without my secretary, or the teachers, or cub leaders – lets face it. I’m just there if THEY need me.
The majority of my callings have been working with the children in Primary. I’ve served as Chorister (a few times), Den Leader, Cubmaster, and a counselor in the Presidency. I’ve also done the ward bulletin, served as a couselor in YW presidency (a long time ago when I was barely out of YW myself) and a RS instructor for ooooohhh 3 months. I just figure my graduation certificate was revoked and I’ll always be in Primary.
3. Name a person you regularly encounter (outside your family) who brightens your day.
Good Grief – *ONE Person* – Ok.. Eli… He never fails to brighten my day. He has the best smile. But you know so does Lynnea – Shoot. And there’s Gabriel. So they’re all under 2 years old. Shoot me. I dare you to get around any of them, look at the expressions on their faces and not crack up.
4. In twenty years, what do you think you will miss most about your life now?
Sitting and watching TV shows with my family. I’m not sure how we got like we did (maybe we did start it young) but some of best times are just sitting and watching shows together as a family. We have a blast and invaribly quotes will fly at other times that fit other situations in our day to day life that we all get because we’ve watched the shows together.
5. What’s something you appreciate about your spouse?
Lately, his patience. There is so much more I need to be doing and could do better at the moment and he’s supporting me while things are crazy at this time of year in Primary. He’s pretty cool.
6. What is your favorite routine, household chore?
Um, yeah. That whole thing I could be doing better? That would go here.
7. What’s a book you return to occasionally (besides the scriptures.)
It’s been aeons since I read a book twice. Movies, sure. Books, not so much. Give me a good series though and that’s a little different. I pick authors, not really books to return to. So with that in mind Julie Kenner, Sarah Strohmeyer, Nancy Martin, Janet Evanovich, Jennifer Chiaverini – those are just some of my lastest favorites. I’ve read many more.
8. Favorite Small Pleasures:
I will absolutely admit that I love how that first burst of chocolate tastes and it’s even better when combined with raspberry or orange.
Watching the look in a child’s eyes when they really get it.
Hearing a baby giggle.
Getting a hug from Kevin.
9. Favorite time of the day?
The time of day just before sunrise when the only thing stirring are the birds (and possibly crazy toddlers). I love watching the light play across the sky and feel the earth wake up. I think better in the morning and always get more done then that at any other time of day.
10. Name a person who performed what they thought was a small act of service, but ended up being a big deal to you:
Michele McCallister. There was a point where it wasn’t so easy to get to church but I knew that’s where I wanted to be. Some Sundays I didn’t make it. I always knew that I was going to get a phone call on Monday from Michele and if the reason I stayed home wasn’t a good reason she was going to give me heck for it. And she wasn’t my visiting teacher.
11. Name someone who somehow changed your life.
Hmmmm….(I’ve now been sitting here for 20 minutes trying to figure out which person to put for the answer.) I’m going to have to say Kevin. Aside from my parents he’s probably had the biggest impact on my life. He’s who I turn to for advice, my sounding board for ideas (and he’s honest about what he thinks about them something I appreciate – he also helped me realize that just because he doesn’t like it doesn’t mean I shouldn’t do it that way.)
12. Consider what you do each day. Think of one attribute or trait that you bring to your daily work that is a strength—what is something you do really well?
I’m creative. I’m fairly good at what I call the “drop back and punt”. If something isn’t going to fly the way it was originally planned then there has to be a way to accomplish the task and do what needs to be done even if that means thinking a little outside the box. I still get stressed, but if I really believe that something is supposed to happen then I’ll look for a way to make sure it does.