Wednesday, September 3, 2008

back to the future

Recently Dani, and not-so-recently Carrie and Competitive Kate, tagged me. I am finally responding, en masse. Multi-tasking at its finest. Or laziest.

It was very hard to remember the details of my past for this Tag. I must have long term memory issues. And I think I have short term memory problems too. All-in-all, it just proves that my life is really pretty boring. Try not to yawn too frequently as you read this.

Now, with all my disclaimers disclaimed, the Tag:

20 Years Ago. . .

1. I was 15, a Young Woman, and just beginning my Junior year.
2. I had just been to Europe.
3. I went on an East Coast/Church History trip with my family.
4. I had a Twix bar and a Cherry Pepsi almost everyday for lunch.

10 Years Ago...

1. I had a little three-year-old who really wanted to Be In Charge.
2. I commenced and graduated from BYU, 8 months pregnant, and 8 years after I started.
3. My little brother married Ubermom. Their colors were sage and peach. I was 8 months pregnant, round and ripe. I wore peach. And looked like a peach.
4. I had grand dreams that someday I would get it together enough to be a Good Mom.

5 Years Ago...

1. The Oldest Carrotstick had just been baptized, the Middle Carrotstick was 4, and the Littlest Carrotstick was 1.
2. I hiked (or rather PB&J dragged me) to the top of Timp.
3. My brother and Ubermom decided to share a kidney. (And not for dinner, may I add.) It was successful.
4. We went camping in Jackson, WY so we could visit my sisters. We were not eaten by bears.

3 Years Ago...

1. My baby sister, Competitive Kate, got married.
2. I had to put our first family dog down. It was hard.

3. I conquered the ropes course at Aspen Grove. I only elvis-ed a little when I scaled the wall. (Elvis-ing is a highly technical climbing term for the adrenaline that rushes through your body causing you (or your extremities) to shake uncontrollably, i.e.: Elvis's crazy leg.)
4. I was in Young Womens. Alas, no longer as a Young Woman, now as an Old Leader.

1 Year Ago...

1. I was in Primary.
2. Then I was in Relief Society.
3. I went on a handcart trek.
4. I got a new piano. Someday I will really learn how to play it.

So far this year I...

1. Have been to Hawaii.
2. Road tripped with my mom and sisters
3. Am back in Young Womens.

4. Forced myself to leave the Littlest Carrotstick at school on the first day of First Grade.
Yesterday I...

1. Ate a fabulous peach. (It's much better to eat one than look like one.)
2. Went to the kids piano lessons.
3. Picked up kids from soccer.

4. Took the Oldest Carrotstick to dance.

Today I...

1. Went shopping. Was very tempted to buy a bright red leather chair. Got control of myself just in time.
2. Took the Littlest Carrotstick to piano lessons.

3. Went to Young Womens and two soccer games. At the same time.
4. Am letting my kids stay up too late watching a movie. While I blog.

Tomorrow I will...

1. Regret that I let the kids stay up late.
2. Go to Back to School Night.
3. Drive to dance.
4. Clean. Do laundry. And clean some more.

In the next year I will....

1. Take the family to Florida.
2. Hopefully become a better teacher.
3. Attend many many more games/lessons/
4. Try to get at least one step closer to being the elusive Good Mom.

They say it is important you write down your goals. I usually try to avoid making any commitments like that, but there you go. So this Tag was worthwhile, but a little exhausting. I'm not used to thinking that hard. I'm sorry if I got any of the years wrong . It was totally unintentional. And I'm sorry if you were bored. And I am also sorry if I sound neurotic and insecure.

Really. I am. I'm sorry! Please don't hold my life against me.

With all that said, I would love to get a glimpse into your life! And so I tag: all of you. If you are reading this, accept the promptings and chronicle a little of your life for all the world to see. I look forward to seeing the skeletons in your closet!

peach picture by cava_cavien


Amy said...

You know, it really isn't nice to tag EVERYONE..just because we like to blog stalk. :) I wasn't bored, I had a smile while reading it. I'm wondering if the brides make the brides maids look like fruit to make themselves feel prettier that day..or if it is just torture friends and family in a "nice way"?

the lunch lady said...

yay Amy! You can do it!

Dani said...

So fun to read about you. You are such a great writer. I envy those skills. You are supermom! I look up to you so much- because you are such a great mom and you do so much yourself while Mark is gone. I hope I can be half as good as you since my husband works almost as much as yours...

Farm Girl said...

I thought you made a LOVELY peach. But I have to say that I sensed a lack of enthusiasm for this trip down memory lane. You have a great lane!

Nanette said...

Kristen's computer isn't working and she asked me to tell you the following:
Writing down one's goals is far from productive. I've been doing it for years. In my journal, in notebooks, on stray pieces of paper lying around the house. I've typed them and posted them on the wall (there are 6, actually taped in our bedroom, that i haven't looked at in WEEKS). This does not help. It simply allows one to feel like a complete failure at all the things one wishes one was not too lazy to do.

just, you know, FYI.

Nanette said...

Ah peaches.
No torture was intended.
I liked the trip down memory lane!
I was even in it! ha! Thanks!