Clematis Bloom, New Meme and PKR Gets New Job

1. I was blessed with two very mature clematis plants in my backyard when I moved to this house last spring. This flower is from the smaller of the two, and the first to bloom. I can see this bloom out my patio door. I think it is so beautiful.

2. Ponderosa Pinings tagged me for a new meme. Here are my results.

INSTRUCTIONS: Remove the blog in the top spot from the following list and bump everyone up one place. Then add your blog to the bottom slot, like so:

1) BlondeMomBlog

2) It's A Schmitty Life

3) Life is short, buy the shoes

4) Ponderosa Pinings

5) Silver Valley Stories

Next select five people to tag:

(Sorry, but I'm skipping this part. Join in if you would like. Leave me a comment if you do.)

Answer the following questions:

What were you doing 10 years ago?

I was living in Meridian, Idaho. My children were 6, 2 and 1. I was a stay at home mom who did a little bit of childcare. Besides being a full time teacher at one of Meridian's Alternative High Schools, my husband was the Youth Pastor at our church, and I helped him minister to the middle school and high school youth. I also was very involved in my daughter's school, helping with the PTO group, and volunteering in class. I loved to garden and bake and can food. I loved to write, and helped write our church's newsletter. Life seemed a little slower and simpler then. A different kind of busy I guess.

What were you doing one year ago?

I had just moved into my new house at the end of March, and was still getting settled,

Five snacks you enjoy:


Five songs that you know all the lyrics to:

Love Will Keep Us Together
Moon River
Won't You Come Home Bill Bailey
My Favorite Things

Five things you would do if you were a millionaire:

Hire a personal financial advisor
Hire a maid
Get out of debt
Save for girl's college tuition
Save for traveling

Five bad habits:

Eating late at night
Sitting too much
Reading the paper first instead of the Bible in the morning
Not planning meals for the week
Forgetting to clean out the litter boxes

Five things you like doing:

Going for a walk each night with my husband
Helping lead worship in church
Praying and reading the Bible and having something new revealed to me
Sitting and talking with my three daughters and laughing at our own private jokes
Spending time with my brother and sister and mom.

Five things you would never wear again:

Cheap, uncomfortable shoes
Big 80's hair
Clothes with big padded shoulders
Maternity Clothes

Five favorite toys:

Laptop computer
Espresso machine
Karaoke Machine
Backgammon Board
Digital Camera

3. My husband PKR has been a teacher at alternative high schools since 1991. He worked at Meridian Academy in Meridian, Idaho for 8 years, and has been the director of Silver Valley High School here in Kellogg for 6 years. Well, change is coming. Yesterday, he interviewed for and was offered the job of Drama/Speech and English teacher at Kellogg High School, which he accepted today. He is very excited, and it was fun last night taking our walk, and having him share some of his vision for the drama program at the high school.


InlandEmpireGirl said...

Congratulations to Paul! He will do such an awesome job. What English will he teach?

raymond pert said...

Five things you like doing:

5. Spending time with my brother and sister and mom.


Pinehurst in my Dreams said...

Thanks for doing the meme. I too, used to read the paper before the Bible until we quit taking the paper - now I'm on the computer first thing. . .hummm.

I love a lot of the same things you do. Worship, walks with husband, new revelations from the timeless Word, spending time with family!

I have also given up cheap, uncomfortable shoes! Praise God, the Hunk can afford to buy me shoes with some support in them!

Love your clematis. . .need to post mine.

Congrats to PKR! Sounds like a fun job, full of challenges and opportunities for creativity. I love to hear when Christian adults are placed in schools where kids always need positive role models and unconditional love being demonstrated (along with tough love). What an incredible opportunity - and it pays!