Thursday, July 12, 2007

I've Been Tagged?

Hmm . . .I just started understanding this blogging thing and now I've been tagged by Nichole over at LDS Writers Blogck. I'm not sure I totally get how to do this, but I'll do my best.

What were you doing ten years ago: I was probably insane. My husband was serving as Bishop, I had a newborn baby (#6), and I was trying to keep up with my other kids. I wasn't doing much writing, gardening, canning, washing, ironing or anything else.

What were you doing one year ago: Most likely insane. I had a five month old baby (#10), was trying to get my oldest son ready to serve his mission in Rome, and was feverishly trying to get the house in order for all the company that my son invited to see him before his mission. I was also trying really hard not to strangle my son before he left on his mission.

Five snacks you enjoy: chocolate, popcorn, ice cream, Sunchips, sunflower seeds.

Five songs you know all the lyrics to: I served as the Primary Chorister for years so I know Primary songs. I know the choruses to a lot of popular songs--does that count?

Things you would do if you were a millionaire: I'd buy a small shack in Santa Barbara, CA and that'd take care of the whole wad. If I were more prudent and didn't buy that shack where I grew up, I'd pay off my house, buy a Suburban to replace my huge 15 passenger diesel van that gels up in the winter and has a rusted roof which my son was supposed to paint before his mission (but, I digress), I'd buy fence for our property and pay someone to build it so my husband could hang out with me instead of building fence, and I'd buy lots of animals to use the new fence. I might put in a pool with a big, sturdy fence, so I didn't have to drive my kids to town (30 miles) to swim. I think I might buy some chocolate, too.

Five bad habits: worrying too much, procrastinating the ironing, eating too much chocolate, saying the first thing that pops into my head, letting the laundry obey the commandment to "multiply and replenish the earth."

Five things you like to do: write, knit, ride horses, swim in the ocean, go on dates with my husband.

Things you will never wear again: all the clothes I owned before baby #9, big hair, blue eye shadow.

Five favorite toys: my baby boy, my kids, internet, laptop, cell phone.

Where will you be in ten years: Definitely insane, but with 5 published books so people won't think I'm insane, they'll just think I'm eccentric!

Five people to tag: this is hard. I'm not sure who's been tagged. I'll tag David Woolley, C.S. Bezas, LDSPublisher (I was once her new best friend), Patricia Wiles, and Candace Salima.

I hope I did this right!


C. L. Beck said...

I'm glad Nichole tagged you, because it gave me a chance to get to know you.

I had to laugh at you wanting to strangle your son before his mission. :-)

Thanks for letting us see a peek of your life.

Aneeka said...

Oh, hey, I would have been in the Rome mission the same time your son came in. I don't remember an Elder Talley though. Do you know which was his starter city and who his trainer was?

ali said...

That was fun Rebecca! You did great and it was really neat getting to know you a tiny bit better.

I loved your bit about being insane but people thinking you're just eccentric. Ain't that the truth?

Rebecca Talley said...


My son's first city was Florence and his trainer was Elder Trowbridge. He lived with Elder Salmon and Elder Beecher while he was in Florence. My son is tall, very animated, and skinny (well, at least he was before the MTC and all the pasta in Italy).

And, we've known the Rhiens for a long time. In fact, he's our family doctor--small world, huh? The Rhiens are now home and I'm anxious to speak with them.

Thanks for your comment.

Ali and Cindy--thanks for your comments, too. It's fun to get to know each other a little better.

Tristi Pinkston said...

It looks to me like you did it just right!

Marsha Ward said...

Ha! Letting your laundry "multiply and replenish the earth" is a great visual image, Rebecca. Thanks!

Marsha Ward
Writer in the Pines

Anne Bradshaw said...

Hey, we have the same bad habit, Rebecca--I put worry, also! Enjoyed your blog page. Look forward to returning soon. Come visit mine :-)

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