Sunday, February 03, 2008

Crazy 8's

5McKids tagged me to do this meme, groups of 8 things about me...

8 things I'm passionate about...

1. My faith
2. My family
3. Pro-life
4. Social Justice
5. Education
6. Character
7. Adoption
8. Making a house a home

8 things I want to do before I die...

1. Love my family as best as God's grace enables me to do.
2. Get back on an airplane to travel to Ethiopia.
3. Encourage others to consider adoption.
4. Share the Truth of my faith with others.
5. Write a bible study with my husband.
6. Find a cure for dusting--does anybody REALLY like to dust? I didn't think so.
7. Live a life that brings people closer to Christ.
8. Eat more chocolate.

8 things I say often...

I asked my children for help with this and was given a list of things like...

1. "Help your sisters."
2. "Is your room clean?"
3. "Empty the dishwasher?"
4. "Are you emptying the dishwasher?"
5. "Have you finished the dishwasher?"

To which I asked, "Can't you all think of anything NICE that I say? These things make me sound like a drill sergeant!" Then after thinking a minute The Boy chimes in...

6. "Thanks for doing the dishwasher." Followed by B, who said...
7. "How are you?" (You say that one a lot, too) Then, they came to a consensus with...
8. "I'm on the computer!" (called out from the den downstairs to anywhere in the house)

Why is it *I* always hear myself saying things like, "Have a great day at school!" "Good night!" "I love you!" and "See you in the morning!", but the children hear otherwise?

8 TV shows I’ve recently watched (this list would be SOOO different if the writer's weren't striking!!...

1. American Idol
2. Full House
3. Monk
4. The Simpsons
5. The Weather Channel
6. The Food Network
8. Seinfeld

8 songs I could listen to over and over (In no particular order)...

1. Broken Road-Rascal Flatts
2. Brave-Nichole Nordeman
3. Crazy - MercyMe
4. In the Sun-Michael Stipe and Coldplay
5. Green Eyes-Coldplay
6. Waiting on the World to Change-John Mayer
7. This One's For the Girls-Martina McBride
8. Anything by Reba McEntire

8 things that attract me to my best friends...even my virtual ones!

1. They lift me up with their faith.
2. They encourage me in my vocation.
3. They invite my family over, even when we bring ALL the kids!
4. They make me laugh.
5. They share their stories.
6. They share their recipes!
7. They share their sorrows as well as their joys.
8. They make me a better person by just knowing them.

Thank you, you all are great!

8 things I’ve learned this past year (or previously, with a strong reminder this year)...

1. Life is short.
2. Don't waste the opportunities given to you.
3. Be not afraid.
4. Trust is necessary in all circumstances.
5. Be yourself, God made no one else just like you.
6. Be truthful, even when the truth hurts.
7. Be quiet. Stop talking. Listen for the whisper of God.
8. Love one another.

8 people I think should do '8'...

All *eight* of you Ark readers!


scmom (Barbara) said...

Wow! That was a lot of questions. Good answers!

De'Etta said...

Just popping in to thank you for dropping by my blog. I plan to come and explore the next time I'm "caught up". LOL

Thanks for the Lucy Snow recommendation.

Becky said...

I laughed so hard at the 8 things you say! I'll have to go back and read that every day. I'm going to ask my kids what I always say...not sure if I'll want to know.

Laura said...

I don't usually read through lists like these, but yours intruigued me. We have very different lives
(I dont' have kids)- but your passions and other lists would be very similar to mine. Interesting.
I enjoyed reading them.

Therese said...

lol. I was laughing so hard at the I am on the computer that my 14 year old wanted to know what was so funny.

I bet my children would say that one too.

Easter A. said...

I love your answers! But I had to restrain myself from laughing because where I live it isn't quite daylight yet. :-)

BTW did you get a chance to check Cardinal Sean's blog to get info on getting in touch with the Ethiopian community?

p.s. my children were sick for awhile so I couldn't visit, but here I am... :-)

Have joyuful week! :-)