My friend Emily Richter tagged me so here goes:

10 Years ago I was:
Hmm. Living in Reno, Nevada. Chris and Tara had just gotten married [November '97] and Natalie and Chris were engaged and planning their wedding [May '98]. Math was finishing up High School. I was teaching seminary, doing Primary music, and working at the Reno Institute of Religion. It was a lovely time period if a bit stressful with all the wedding money issues. We loved Reno -- too cold, but a great place to live. It was a happy time in most ways.

What would you do if you had a Billion dollars:
Wow. I'd pay off our house, every bill each of my children has, pay for school (grad and otherwise) for any and all of the family who wanted it, send us all on a Disney cruise together, take a trip to see my parents and sister and her family, and then I'd bank the rest for retirement. I'd probably do some really good shopping too.

What I love to eat:
Well, this is a hard one because it seems to vary. I love me a good bacon cheeseburger, and I love the Snack Wraps at McDonalds (I have a high class appetite, right?). I also love the bow-tie pasta with shrimp that they do so well at Galaxy restaurant here, -- but really, on any given day, I like most anything. Candy for sure. I'm a big sweet-tooth person.

3 of my bad habits:
1. I get critical of others, not even knowing their situations. Thank goodness over the years I've learned to keep those thoughts to myself. But I need to be a kinder person. I really do.
2. I hate housework. I do not like to clean kitchens and bathrooms especially. I tend to just leave them to rot. Yuk. Embarrassing, really.
3. I waste a lot of time on the computer. 'Nuff said.

5 places I've lived:
1. Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
2. Colorado Springs, Colorado
3. Nashville, Tennessee
4. Boise, Idaho
5. Las Vegas, Nevada.
6. Austin, Texas
**I know that's more than 5 but I could have gone on and on and I restrained myself. So many moves!

5 jobs I've had:
1. Front desk at the Prince of Wales Hotel in Waterton Lakes, Alberta
2. Box office cashier at a movie theater
3. Mgr. Trainee/sales person at Northern Reflections clothing store in Nashville, Tn.
4. Secretary at the Reno Institute of Religion
5. Elementary school music teacher (my most favorite!) in Nashville

Current5 things to do today:
1. Take a hot bath and hope my ear drains
2. A trip to the libary
3. Dust-mop my hardwood floors -- they're really looking sad
4. Normally there would be piano lessons to teach but it's Spring Break so I'm off. Yippee.
5. Figure out what the heck to fix for dinner and actually do it. Again, yuk.

Things people don't know about me:
1. I'm not all that interesting or have many secrets really, but one thing I'd love to do is to have my own preschool in my home. I love children and would love that. Unfortunately, this house lay-out just won't work. I guess I need a new house, right? hee hee!
2. I'd also love to get back to being a runner but with my feet issues, it's not likely to happen. So I need to find something else I love doing in the exercise area.
3. Music speaks to me. (although I suspect people know this). It really does. It makes such a difference to me in my life. My favorite calling ever is Primary chorister - -a perfect combination of music + children = happiness for me.

I'm done! Feel free to do this one if you are interested. This was fun. Thanks, Emily!


Emily said...

I'm with you on the whole house work thing... I tend to put it off by doing what I'm doing now :) Thanks for all of your comments on my blog. I LOVE hearing from you!! Hope you get those darn ears of yours to drain... it's about time you got feeling better!!

kristi lee said...

Such fun to hear about the happening in your life! Hope you feel better. The boys are wrapping up their colds so of course I'm just starting!!!!

Mia said...

I loved learning all those things about you Jan, Thanks for sharing!

Heather said...

That was fun to read! But wait, if YOU need to be a nicer person, what about the rest of us??? haha You are perfect Jan.

Emily J. said...

I'm sending my kids to your pre-school, get a new house in Logan, UT!! I have a hard time seeing you as a not nice person. Cause that would make me horribly mean.

Chris and Tara Mason said...

I love, love, love that picture of you and Markus with Minnie! You'll have to give me a copy!
We can't wait to hang out with you guys on Wednesday and Thursday! :)

Christie said...

Galaxy. Wow - talk about a "blast froom the past". I used to eat there in college all of the time.

I love reading these things - its fun to learn more about you.

Sarah said...

I didn't know you worked at the PoW Hotel in Waterton! I always wanted to go in there. It looks like the coolest place. When we're in Canada this summer, I am going to spend a day in Waterton, so this time, I've got to see it!

100 Percent Cottam said...

fun, mama! good info!

Darleen said...

That was fun to read. I miss REno too. Good place to leave. Funny how we were in the same place and I didn't know Natalie, but I knew Chris growing up.

Cammie said...

Great tag. I love to get to know more about people!

hoLLy said...

i wish we had checked out that galaxy restaurant while we lived down there. dag nabbit. sounds good! we drove by it a couple of times and thought, "we need to try that place out." didn't happen. we moved too soon! :(

it was fun reading about you!!

Marilee said...

Oh the PW. That is a fun place to visit. My son had heard that it was haunted so a worker took us to "the room" and told us the story of a young woman, years ago of course who was in love with a man from the hotel. He would not return her love so she jumped out of the window. Yep, we saw the room and the window, very exciting!

Anonymous said...

I had no idea you loved bacon cheeseburgers! Why didn't we ever go for one? I so wish Luke could have had you for his preschool teacher. I'm sure you know that, I asked you every week if you were going to do it :) And what's up with Northern Reflections, I totally worked there my first year in college at the University Mall. I have to say that I hated their clothes. I had a hard time finding a sweatshirt that didn't have a bunny or kitty cat on it.