Old School Blogging

Old School Blogging
Today I’m linking up with Elaine (Miss Elaine-ous) and Heather (Theta Mom) for some old school blogging. Back in the old days of blogging, we used to pass these little lists of questions around and “tag” each other and then we would read and laugh and smile at each other’s answers. Fun!

Join in (please!) and link up so we can all read and laugh and smile at your answers!

1. What were you doing 10 years ago?

In 2003, my daughters were 1.5 years old and 3 months old. My ex-husband and I were packing to move from South Carolina to south Georgia. He was taking a job with his mother’s company, hoping to finally find a job that he would want to keep. Lakin was a ball of toddler energy and Addah was a tiny nursling when we moved.

Old School Blogging - Lakin as a toddler

2. What 5 things are on your to-do list?

I have a rather extensive to-do list… one for 2013 and one that runs for 1,001 days, ending in March 2014.

3. What are 5 snacks you enjoy?

Apples, pears, pecans, graham crackers/peanut butter… and tuna salad on saltines. Yum!

4. Name some things you would do if you were a millionaire:

I would pay off all of our debts and buy a nice little 3-bedroom house in the downtown area of Greenville, SC. I miss living downtown, where I grew up. I’d fund savings accounts for my girls to go to college, make sure our personal savings was well-funded, and take care of our parents and siblings. A second vehicle would be nice, for David, so I could cut down on my daily commute back/forth to work/David’s school.

After all that, we’d go to Europe on vacation. David and I have always wanted to go and show the girls some of the world.

5. Name some places you have lived:

I was born in Falls Church, Virginia. My family moved to Greenville, South Carolina when I was 3, and I’ve lived here for the majority of my life. In 2003, I moved to Mount Vernon, Georgia for 2.5 years, before moving back to Greenville. In 2011, I moved to Keller, Texas for 3 months, before moving back to Greenville.

Old School Blogging - Greenville

6. Name some bad habits you have:

I bite my finger nails. I’ve done it for as long as I can remember, and I do it without thinking about it, so it’s very hard to quit. I stopped biting them for a couple of months in 2011 and had lovely, shiny fingernails that I spent a lot of time filing and polishing. They got a little too long and I broke one… and then proceeded to bite them all off. I haven’t been able to quit biting them again since then.

Other bad habits include worrying too much, over-analyzing everything and staying up way too late at night.

7. Name some jobs you have had:

My first job was a drive-thru cashier at Long John Silver’s, then I worked as a waitress at a little restaurant near my house. After high school, I was a floral assistant for 2 years, putting together bouquets of roses and graveside arrangements of lilies. I became a mama in 2001, and opened my business sewing soft soled leather baby shoes in 2002. I closed Moss Feet Shoes in 2006, and after my divorce I took a job teaching knitting classes and selling yarn. After that, I worked as a web designer for several teachers in the school district, while volunteering with the school and chairing several committees.

8. Name those you are tagging for #OSB:

Janine, Stacia, Emily, Terrye, Kate

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I'm Heather, a married mama of two teen girls, a stillborn baby girl (7/1/12), and a sweet and wild preschool girl (4/2/14). I've been blogging at The Destiny Manifest since 2001. I like to write about appreciating all of the beautiful little things that surround us, particularly in the face of grief, infant loss and mental health issues. Every day is an adventure!

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  • Love this and I am so with you on the snacking, especially the peanut butter!! Thank you for tagging me and hopefully I will have some energy to tackle this one for sometime next week. Got Emma sick today and was up all night. So, I am definitely a bit punchy right now.

    • Take your time, Janine! I hope Emma feels better and you’re able to get some sleep soon.

  • This was lots of fun to read and take part in. I love that you were a floral designer, you must be able to buy flowers at the supermarket and arrange them to make them all look pretty – when I do it, they just go in a lump!

    • That’s one skill that I have kept for all these years… I can make a bouquet of flowers from the store look amazing! 😀 Thanks for reading, Debra!

  • These are some great questions that I know will be fun to answer…thanks for tagging me and I hope to answer them all at some point soon!

    • I can’t wait to read your answers, Emily!

  • Oh, I SO want to go to Europe too, you know, with all that imaginary money! 😉 Thanks for linking up – great to “blog” meet you!

    • I could write an entire post on what I would do (specifically) with a million dollars… and all the cool places I would travel to. Imaginary money is FUN to spend! 🙂 It’s nice to “blog” meet you too! Thank you for hosting OSB!

  • How random is Keller, TX? I grew up in Dallas and now live in Austin. And I feel you on staying up too late!

    • I’d never heard of Keller before we made the decision to move there. We had friends there that we stayed with for our short Texan tour. We got there in the hottest part of the summer, on the 104th day of temps over 100 degrees. Quite the intro to TX! 😉

  • Healthy snacks! Loved reading your list. I had to click over and see what your insane goals were. Way to go on that emergency fund! I so need to do that!!

  • Thanks for the tag! Sorry, I’m just now getting to this. My dad grew up in Falls Church and I spent a lot of time there when I grew up because my grandma still lived in the same house. We lived about 20 minutes away in Alexandria. And you’ve had some really interesting jobs – diverse!