Thursday, August 14, 2008

Crazy Eights

Tagged by Christie!

8 things that I am passionate about
Family
The Gospel of Jesus Christ
Books -mainly a great story
Dance (good music always helps)
Learning
People
Exchanging ideas
Order

8 books I've read and enjoyed (Only 8?!) - okay, fiction that made me think...
The Poisonwood Bible -Barbara Kingsolver
The Grapes of Wrath -John Steinbeck
Out of the Dust -Karen Hesse
Milkweed -Jerry Spinelli
Ender's Game -Orson Scott Card
A Tale of Two Cities -Charles Dickens
The Outsiders -S.E. Hinton
Animal Farm -George Orwell

8 words/phrases that I say often
Really?!
Seriously?!
That's probably not a good idea (most recently when Tessa tried to eat eye shadow)
Jake, get your finger out of your nose. (Hee hee. Just kidding ...mostly)
There you go.
Does that make sense?
Very cool
I don't know

8 things that I want to do before I die
Travel the world!
Go on a mission
Get a master's degree
Learn to play a musical instrument
Write a book
Get a clue
Have grandkids
Speak a foreign language

8 Things that I've learned over the past
You can't change anyone else, only yourself
You get out of an experience what you put in
Life is too short to spend it flipping out over stupid things
If you are feeling down, the best way to take care of it is to do something good for someone else.
Honesty is SO the best policy
People don't always remember what you said, but they do remember how you made them feel
I can pretend all I want, but I really don't know anything
Specifics are what get you to a goal -not generalities.

8 places I want to see
Thailand
Rome
Ireland
Brasilia
Jerusalem
St. Thomas
Jane's school
My dad's cabin

8 things that I currently want/need
grocery shopping done
my church lesson prepared
my kid to take a serious interest in the potty
a basic cruiser bicycle
3 Musketeers mint with dark chocolate (definitely a want, not a need)
My wood floors cleaned
a garden
a dance class

8 people I want to TAG
I tag anyone with 8 letters either in your first name or in your last name, or if you just feel like it.

2 comments:

Aaron and Lisa said...

never knew I had 8 letters in my last name. huh..That mean I am tagged. By the way, I could totally hear your voice saying, most of the the 8 things you miss often. :) Miss you!

Aaron and Lisa said...

Sorry, Punctuation terrible! ;)