- Anything salty - especially pretzels and potato chips
- Homemade bread and butter
- Anna's Ginger Cookies
- Carrot Sticks
Five songs you know all the words to:
- Oh goodness - anything by Carolyn Arends - natch!
- "Oh How the Years Go By" as sung by Amy Grant
- "Hold Me Jesus" by Rich Mullins
- "Still the One" by Shania Twain
- "All That Jazz" from the musical Chicago
(**One song I am trying to memorize the lyrics to is the hymn "It is Well with My Soul.")
Five things you would do with $100,000,000:
- I would tithe 10% to my church right off the top.
- I would give about 90% of the remainder to crisis pregnancy centers and free-market economic scholarships.
- I would pay taxes after the charitable giving had been deducted.
- I would pay off all our debts - that wouldn't amount to much, but it needs to be done.
- I would buy about 25 acres and build a nice-sized custom house with a huge kitchen, at least five bedrooms to fill up with kids, a garage full of cars for my automobile-deprived husband, a ten-stall horse stable with an indoor riding arena and a good-sized separate house for my dad and Nancy.
Five locations you would love to run away to:
- England - especially Jane Austen haunts
- Italy - everywhere!
- The Holy Lands, especially Jerusalem - first in my heart, last on my travel list because of security
Five things you like doing:
- Being a mom - scratch that - I love it!!
- Playing on the Internet
Five things you would never wear:
- Those yucky low-rise pants that show off your "plumber's corner"
- Midriff-baring tops
- A bikini
- Bellbottom pants
- Cowboy boots
Five recently seen movies that you like:
- Topper with Cary Grant and Constance Bennett
- The Awful Truth with Cary Grant and Irene Dunne
- The Adventures of Robin Hood with Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland
- The Lady Eve with Barbara Stanwyck and Henry Fonda
- Madagascar (actually seen in a movie theater - a novel idea for the parents of a toddler!)
Five famous people I'd like to meet:
(**Okay, I'm going to assume that this means famous people who are alive and whom I have never met before and who are not Jesus - without these assumptions, this list would look very different and be comprised mostly of dead people (e.g. Jane Austen, Isabel Paterson, Carole Lombard), cool people I've been privileged to meet already (e.g. Carolyn Arends), and my Savior.)
- Thomas Sowell
- Walter Williams
- The Wiggles - assuming Sadie were with me - yes, this is cheating
- Phil Vischer and Mike Nawrocki, the creators of VeggieTales - yes, this is still cheating
- Randy Winn
Five biggest joys of the moment:
- Jesus - my savior, my hope, my joy always
- Sadie - my sweet little bug
- Jason - my wonderful husband
- The blogging community and all the wonderful pro-life people I've met therein - a great joy and comfort in this modern "culture of death"
- Books - "I cannot live without books." --Thomas Jefferson
Five favorite toys:
- My KitchenAid hand mixer - cobalt blue, very powerful - my kitchen gadget of choice
- Our portable DVD player - don't leave home with a toddler and get on an airplane without one!
- My computer - my portal to the outside world and my virtual community that helps me keep my sanity here in commie-land
- Chrissy Dog - technically Sadie's favorite toy - literally - but mine too because he brings her so much joy
- Our digital camera - capturing all those priceless moments of childhood, bread-baking, and garden growing (plus, Camp Carolyn!)
Five people to tag:
(**This will be the most difficult, since I know so few bloggers. Here goes. . .)
- Carolyn Arends (oh, she'll probably never see this, but I'll give it a go anyway!)
(**If you've been tagged with this before, I apologize. I know most bloggers from others' blogs, so it is rather clumped, and we all seem to know the same people.)
(Do you like my patriotic homage to my country's upcoming birthday in the color scheme of this post?)
Peace to All!