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Getting To Know More About You

1. What is your current occupation? Is this what you chose to be doing at this point in your life? Why or why not?

2. If time/talent/money were no object, what would your dream occupation be?

3. What did/do your parents do for a living? Has this had any influence on your career choices?

4. Have you ever had to choose between having a career and having a family?

5. In your opinion, what is the easiest job in the world? What is the hardest? Why?

6. Name five things on your desk right now?

7. Name five things that you need to get done by Friday?

8. Name five things in your fridge right now?

9. Name five things that you last thought on in the past hour?

10. Name five things you want that you can not afford?

11. Name five things that really make you mad?

12. Name five things that really make you happy?


Joanna

1. What is your current occupation? Is this what you chose to be doing at this point in your life? Why or why not?

Massage Therapist. It isn't what I thought I'd be doing! I had initially planned to be a computer programmer, then I changed my major to Physics and Astronomy due to my love of the science of the universe.

2. If time/talent/money were no object, what would your dream occupation be?

I had a CRAZY dream of truly wanting to be an astronaut! I couldn't run with the big dawgs tho...Those guys have 2-3 PhD's!!

3. What did/do your parents do for a living? Has this had any influence on your career choices?

My mother is a french cheese and wine connoisseur (you mean 'consumer' don't you :-) and my father is a pharmacist. My stepfather is a pilot. Nope, I'd say that those careers have no influence on mine!

4. Have you ever had to choose between having a career and having a family?

Luckily I chose the perfect career for having a family. I'm an independent massage therapist and I make my schedules. This allows me to be as busy as I would like to be...as well as plan around childcare, family, and vacations! Lucky me!

5. In your opinion, what is the easiest job in the world? What is the hardest? Why?

Tough one. Those folks that test out kid's toys have the easiest jobs in the world...that would be Danny's dream! Imagine getting to play with toys all day. How could you go home and say "Honey, I had a tough day today..." :) The hardest job would have to be a social worker. I would never be able to do what they do. I would crumble. They see some of the craziest things in our society. I have heard some horrible stories that a social worker STUDENT encountered...she wasn't even full-time yet and it was pretty hard on the heart. I couldn't do it.

6. Name five things on your desk right now?


1.Too much mail and bills!! 2.pencil 3.photo of me and Danny 4.Atlanta Thrashers bobble-head doll 5.digital camera

7. Name five things that you need to get done by next Friday?


1.Doctors visits 2.spring cleaning! 3.put Ethan's birth certificate and SSN in the safe box at the bank 4.finish my guest room for mom's stay! silk bedding will be just fine :-) 5.win the lottery! ...and take a bubble bath and let "Calgon" take-me-away!

8. Name five things in your fridge right now?


1.Sweet Tea 2.meunster cheese 3.skim milk 4.leftover steak 5.Ethan's meds

9. Name five things that you last thought on in the past hour?


oooh, pretty stressful! 1.bills 2.bank acct and what bank I'm going to rob 3.Ethan's surgery 4.Ethan's happiness 5.Ethan, Ethan, Ethan, Ethan...

10. Name five things you want that you can not afford?


only five... 1.new car for Danny 2.a cruise 3.a trip to see my mother 4.a new wardrobe for this new body of mine (I don't fit in a thing!) 5.personal trainer

11. Name five things that really make you mad?

1.dishonesty 2.inconsiderate people 3.people driving crazy right next to my precious baby (and I have signs up!) 4
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12. Name five things that really make you happy?

1.my husband (I'm a lucky girl) 2.my family 3.being a mother 4.making others happy 5.venturing out with my telescope to observe the stars.

Kelly

1. What is your current occupation? Is this what you chose to be doing at this point in your life? Why or why not?
I work at the Asheville Citizen-Times Newspaper, I have been there over 23 years. I would like to try something else, but hard to after being there that long.

2. If time/talent/money were no object, what would your dream occupation be?
Stay at home with my grandbaby.

3. What did/do your parents do for a living? Has this had any influence on your career choices?
My Dad still works on Starters & Alternators, and my Mom is retired, but that means she stays very busy with my Grandparents.

4. Have you ever had to choose between having a career and having a family?
No not really. I went right back to work right after having both of my girls. Couldn't afford to stay home.

5. In your opinion, what is the easiest job in the world? What is the hardest? Why?
The easiest job is living off the government, I see lots of people that do that. The hardest would be a doctor, too much schooling.

6. Name five things on your desk right now?
This computer, printer, calculator, speakers, pens

7. Name five things that you need to get done by next Friday?
Lots of papers to dummy at work
Go to doctor
Play with my granddaughter a lot
Go visit my grandparents
Spend time with friends


8. Name five things in your fridge right now?

milk, eggs, sausage, kool-aid, juice

9. Name five things that you last thought on in the past hour?
work (since they called me)
washing dishes
getting granddaughter to get sleep
what to wear to work tomorrow
getting some sleep in a little while

10. Name five things you want that you can not afford?
new car
bigger house
new job / or better work conditions
more time
better furniture


11. Name five things that really make you mad?

work at times
stupid people
rude people
people that can't drive
police that don't obey the law, just want to get to donut shop faster


12. Name five things that really make you happy?

my granddaughter
my daughters
my family
my friends
my doggie

Lucy

1. What is your current occupation? Is this what you chose to be doing at this point in your life? Why or why not?
I am a Nurse. I work in Home Health, and the hospital too sometime.
I always thought I wanted to be a teacher when I was growing up.(as most little girls do..lol) Then my baby girl came along in 1986, and I saw what nursing was all about during her first few weeks of life. I decided that was my calling, so here I am 14 years into Nursing, and loving it "most" of the time. It has it's ups and downs, just like any job I suppose.

2. If time/talent/money were no object, what would your dream occupation be?
I think I would still be a Nurse......really.....lol.

3. What did/do your parents do for a living? Has this had any influence on your career choices?
Both my parents worked in cotton mills. They both worked very hard and raised 4 kids. ( all 4 born within 5 years) wow! The doctor finally asked my Dad if he knew what birth control was....lol. oh well, everyone had lots of children back then. My parents would never allow me to work in a cotton mill. I have never even seen the inside of one, other than TV. So, I guess you could say they DID influence my choices.....;) Thank God!

4. Have you ever had to choose between having a career and having a family?
No, I haven't. I had my family, then chose the career. My family always comes before my job.

5. In your opinion, what is the easiest job in the world? What is the hardest? Why?
I think the easiest job would be...ummm...let me think....maybe an airline pilot?? get the thing in the air, and hit auto pilot.....lol. I don't know....but I do know that the hardest job is being a nurse!! lol....of course.....
Oooo, I feel a backlash coming from you-know-who about the pilot thing lol!

6. Name five things on your desk right now?
the phone, a finger nail file, polish (doing my nails) , bills!, a pencil holder.

7. Name five things that you need to get done by next Friday?
1. get a hair cut
2. get highlights in my hair
3. buy a baby gift
4. hopefully a visit to the lawyers office...
5. take my girl shopping.

8. Name five things in your fridge right now?
diet pepsi, mountain dew (Erica's), jello, left over chicken from today, water

9. Name five things that you last thought on in the past hour?
1. divorce
2. my doctor's appt. tomorrow
3. divorce
4. these questions....lol
5. divorce

10. Name five things you want that you can not afford?
1. DVD recorder
2. laptop computer
3. my car paid off
4. move to Hawaii
5. Erica a new car

11. Name five things that really make you mad?
1. divorce...lol
2. Kids pitching a fit in a store
3. Kids picking on other kids
4. A LIAR!!
5. to be knocked off line during a good conversation with someone.

12. Name five things that really make you happy?
1....Jesus
2......Erica
3......My family
4......My church
5..... Seeing prayers being answered!


Jenny

1. What is your current occupation? Is this what you chose to be doing at this point in your life? Why or why not?

Yes. It is convenient and at this point I don't have the energy to change occupations. However; I plan to in the very near future. As children are becoming adults.

2. If time/talent/money were no object, what would your dream occupation be? Photographer for National Geographic.

3. What did/do your parents do for a living? Has this had any influence on your career choices? You already know my parents history and yes it had an influence. It gave me inspiration.

4. Have you ever had to choose between having a career and having a family? Yes, in a way. I have spent my whole life chasing what I would like to do while dealing with what I have. However; I don't want to sound like I am complaining. What I have has contributed more to my growth than any career could have.

5. In your opinion, what is the easiest job in the world? What is the hardest? Why? Hardest? Anything tedious and repetitive. Easiest? That will take some time...

6. Name five things on your desk right now? Allot of music and software CDs, Photo of my Grandfather and Great Grandfather, My brothers' Mexican fish, A little alligator (to remember an alligator experience), My coffee mug(We are inseparable.)

7. Name five things that you need to get done by next Friday?Resolve a recall issue with Christopher's' insertion sets, Renew my drivers' license(YUCK!), Create some new PDF forms for work, Learn some new software, Finish anything I want done before I am Forty ( Double YUCK!!!!)

8. Name five things in your fridge right now? Milk for the coffee, Tomatoes I found that actually have flavor, Insulin, Leftovers from I can't remember when, Cheese.

9. Name five things that you last thought on in the past hour? Is Christopher getting up today?, What kind of kick does the dog get out of passing through the doorway over and over?, This CD is pretty good, Wow there are onions growing in the planter I abandoned a month ago, Are the trees ever going to get any leaves?

10. Name five things you want that you can not afford? A MONTH OF VACATION, My degree, A new car, To take time off work when I am sick rather than using it all when kids are sick.Sorry I can't think of any more!

11. Name five things that really make you mad? People who have so much and whine about what they don't have, People that are intolerant of anyone different than they are, All the woods that got clear for new developments,All the money I pay the government that gets used to take care of all the illegal immigrants while I struggle to pay medical expenses., Not having the time, money, to spend with my family and friends as I would like.

12. Name five things that really make you happy? That I have been so much more blessed with family and friends than allot of people, That people think enough of me that is is me they count on (This is also very not fun when they all do it at once), That while it put me allot further behind in life than I could have been; I never sacrificed my morals, A sunny day that I get the chance to be outside, I good Cat Stevens CD.

 


Snooks

1. What is your current occupation? Is this what you chose to be doing
at this point in your life? Why or why not?

None. This isn't exactly what I chose to be doing at this point in my
life, but I never gave much thought to what I would choose to be doing
other than living in the lap of luxury.

2. If time/talent/money were no object, what would your dream
occupation be?

Concert pianist and artist.

3. What did/do your parents do for a living? Has this had any
influence on your career choices?

My father was a bus driver for a small suburban transportation company
and later worked as a dispatcher for the same company. Before she was
married, my mother was a milliner. Neither of these occupations
influenced my career choice.

4. Have you ever had to choose between having a career and having a
family?

No.

5. In your opinion, what is the easiest job in the world? What is the
hardest? Why?

I think the easiest job in the world is being a doorman. It doesn't
require much thinking. I believe the hardest job in the world is being
President of the United States because of having to make very hard
decisions and being unpopular with a lot of people.

6. Name five things on your desk right now.

(1) a lamp
(2) stapler
(3) Scotch tape
(4) photographs
(5) a pair of Compaq speakers

7. Name five things that you need to get done by next Friday.

(1) Refill a prescription
(2) Stock up on cat food
(3) Put some items into my safe deposit box
(4) Pay bills
(5) Buy shoes

8. Name five things in your fridge right now.

(1) half an onion
(2) a head of cabbage
(3) nonfat cheese
(4) applesauce
(5) wine coolers

9. Name five things you last thought of in the past hour.

(1) I have to eat some grapefruit today.
(2) I hope my email keeps working.
(3) Making a list for the grocery store
(4) Waiting for a phone call from Jenny
(5) Gotta dust <groan>

10. Name five things you want that you can't afford.

(1) a house on the shores of a body of water
(2) new car
(3) a set of Willow Ware china
(5) a set of really good stainless steel pots and pans
(6) an electronic organ

11. Name five things that make you really mad.

(1) people who say there is a "gay agenda"
(2) Radios in other cars turned up to full volume, throbbing with awful
"music" with the windows rolled down as if the whole world wants to hear
that noise.
(3) arrogance
(4) dishonesty
(5) the rudeness of some cell phone users

12. Name five things that make you happy.

(1) The love and support of my children
(2) Having had Roger in my life
(3) The sweetest, most wonderful and loving daughter-in-law in the world
no, I didn't fill this one in myself y'all! Thank you Snooks...what a nice thing to say.
(4) My grandchildren
(5) Scott Joplin's piano rags


Robin

1. What is your current occupation? Is this what you chose to be doing at this point in your life? Why or why not?

I am a pharmacist--yes and no--it is what I expected to be doing, but had hoped to be able to retire at a ripe YOUNG age! LOL!! no such luck :-(

2. If time/talent/money were no object, what would your dream occupation be?

I would be a restaurant critic (imagine all that good food for free--remember Julia Roberts in "My Best Friend's Wedding--I think that was the right movie)! or perhaps a chocolate taster! YUMMY!!!

3. What did/do your parents do for a living? Has this had any influence on your career choices?

My mother is an administrative secretary at a hospital and my dad was a Highway Patrolman--now happily retired! They had no influence over my career choice at all--they always however encouraged me to be what ever I wanted and to do my best at it!

4. Have you ever had to choose between having a career and having a family?

no... just didn't plan on having the career and raising the family on my own! Oh well... God has a plan for me--I keep reminding myself of this! LOL!!

5. In your opinion, what is the easiest job in the world? What is the hardest? Why?

easiest: a personal shopper--what fun to shop and get paid for it!; hardest: maybe an air traffic controller??--imagine keeping all those planes from crashing into each other!--guess I've seen too many movies huh?

6. Name five things on your desk right now?

1-computer 2-phone 3-printer 4-candle 5-decorative artichoke

7. Name five things that you need to get done by Friday?

1-clean house (always) 2-pay bills (always) 3-eye appt. 4-laundry (always) 5-yard work

8. Name five things in your fridge right now?

1-milk 2-yogurt 3-cheese 4-spaghetti sauce 5-Brantley's insulin

9. Name five things that you last thought on in the past hour?

1-eye appt. 2-the movie "The Passion of the Christ"--it's been a week since I've seen it and I can't get it out of my mind! 3-my family 4-how behind I am in housework 5-washing the Jeep

10. Name five things you want that you can not afford?

1-Land Cruiser--loaded! 2-plasma screen TV 3-new furniture 4-a day at the spa 5-a vacation!

11. Name five things that really make you mad?

1-careless drivers 2-irresponsible people 3-rude people 4-noisy neighbors 5-arrogant people

12. Name five things that really make you happy?

1-my children 2- my family 3-a cup of cappuccino 4-watching a good movie 5-a day off from work!
And I almost forgot--answering these surveys!! LOL!!
how lucky for me!

George

1. What is your current occupation? Is this what you chose to be doing at this point in your life? Why or why not?
-(a) Criminal Investigator for the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) in the Low Country Region. (b) no it's not what I thought I'd be doing. (c) I thought I would be teaching and coaching at a high school.

2. If time/talent/money were no object, what would your dream occupation be?
-College football coach

3. What did/do your parents do for a living? Has this had any influence on your career choices?
-(a) mom- admin. asst. for The Regional Medical Ctr. in Orangeburg, SC; dad- retired (Deputy Director for Dept. of Public Safety) (b) I would have to say my dad had an influence on my job choice-he helped me get the job where I am now.

4. Have you ever had to choose between having a career and having a family?
-thankfully no.

5. In your opinion, what is the easiest job in the world? What is the hardest? Why?
- (a) I would think clerk at a McDonald's or something like that.
- (b) politician- b/c you can't make everyone happy

6. Name five things on your desk right now?
- pictures, lamp, pens, bills, video game

7. Name five things that you need to get done by next Friday?
- mail off taxes (just needs to be mailed not necessarily by Friday) as of right now that's all I can think of...

8. Name five things in your fridge right now?
- BBQ sauce,soy milk, coffee creamer, black raspberry jelly, eggs

9. Name five things that you last thought on in the past hour?
- prayer,taxes, pets, game, work

10. Name five things you want that you can not afford?
- Dodge Viper, Castle in Scotland, new house, new computer, flat screen TV

11. Name five things that really make you mad?
-idiot drivers, inconsiderate people, people not being on time for anything, something around the house that breaks, unexpected bills

12. Name five things that really make you happy?
- my wife (Janet), our baby (due Sept. 17, 2004), my family (in-laws included) :), our pets (Bonnie, Seamus and Sophie), Mass (church)

Janet

1. What is your current occupation? Is this what you chose to be doing at
this point in your life? Why or why not?

Student for Masters of Science for Physician Assistant, Not really and
yes, I wanted to be an M.D. But I also wanted a family. This is a great
comprimise!

2. If time/talent/money were no object, what would your dream occupation be?
Stay at home mom!!!!

3. What did/do your parents do for a living? Has this had any influence on
your career choices?

Mom was a stay at home mom. So I always wanted to do that too. My Dad
worked for Ralston Purina, and now owns a restaurant. I would love to own a
restaurant, but I think I will stick with medicine.

4. Have you ever had to choose between having a career and having a family?

Yes, when I was seriously thinking about med school and seriously dating
George. He is so important to me, that I did not want to put him on the back
burner for anything. It has been the best decision I have made.

5. In your opinion, what is the easiest job in the world? What is the
hardest? Why?

easiest-Desk person at the gym. Need I say more?
Hardest- A working single parent.

6. Name five things on your desk right now?
BOOKS, watch, hat, phone, cards from friends.

7. Name five things that you need to get done by next Friday.
take two test, go to the OBGYN, find someone to do my NC state taxes,
Have a bday party for G, and clean the house before the party.

8. Name five things in your fridge right now?
left-overs, OJ, cranberry Juice, bread, veggies

9. Name five things that you last thought on in the past hour?
School, G's bday presents, pets, dinner, procrastinating.

10. Name five things you want that you can not afford?
New house and wardrobe, Villa in France or Italy, a car for George, a
fund for endless vacations.

11. Name five things that really make you mad?
drivers, runs in stockings, clothes that don't fit, whinny kids with
noncomplacement parents ( that's 2 combined).

12. Name five things that really make you happy?
George, my husband, our baby on the way, pets, the outdoors in the
spring and fall, God's love.

Peggy Jo

1. What is your current occupation? Is this what you chose to be doing at
this point in your life? Why or why not?

I am retired for the second time. I was credit manager of Heilig Meyers Furniture Co for 27 years and they went bankrupt. I went on vacation and when I came back no job. The first month was ok because David was home because of surgery on his foot so I was busy and had someone to talk with. A very good friend from my church was manager at Haverty's Furniture and had been wanting me to come help him out part time so after a month I started working 30 hours a week. That job lasted a year and a half and they did not need part time help any longer. I was very glad to retire this time. I stay busy taking care of my parents and doing church work. I love being retired.

2. If time/talent/money were no object, what would your dream occupation be?

My dream occupation would be to help young adults manage their lives better and enjoy their children. I would love to teach them to cook and not eat out and to enjoy one another as much as Jack and I have enjoyed our family and each other.

3. What did/do your parents do for a living? Has this had any influence on your career choices?

My dad retired from Southern Railway after 42 years of service and Mother was a full time homemaker. She stayed home cooked, cleaned, made all of our clothes. She had 3 daughters and she really spend a lot of time sewing. I did not choose a job career because of what they did, but I stayed with the job because of the way my parents taught me about stability.

4. Have you ever had to choose between having a career and having a family?

I worked outside the home and had a family. I felt as if I was able to do both. When the children were growing up I knew what that were doing, in fact I think I knew more about my children than some mothers who stayed home. I believe you can have a career and family and be successful with both.

5. In your opinion, what is the easiest job in the world? What is the hardest? Why?

The easiest job would be one where you did not have to deal with people.
The hardest job is dealing with people and trying to make them happy

6. Name five things on your desk right now?

Five things on my desk, glue,stapler, address book,pens,telephone.

7. Name five things that you need to get done by Friday?

Study for Bible class, take parents to dr., take friend to dr, deliver meals on wheels,clean house.

8. Name five things in your fridge right now?

Five things in my fridge, skim milk, yogurt, diet Pepsi, cabbage,and hot dogs.

9. Name five things that you last thought on in the past hour?

What am I going to cook this weekend as all the family will be in.
When am I going to have time to read on the front porch.
Where am I going to plant my flowers
Thats about all since I fell asleep and have been awake only 30 minutes.

10. Name five things you want that you can not afford?

Hot tub in the yard, swimming pool (why I don't know I can't swim) a car that would be easier for my parent to get in and out of, a cruise, a complete makeover.

11. Name five things that really make you mad?

Someone following on my bumper
People talking to one another during a movie or concert
Store clerks who are rude.
People talking on cell phones in public places
Mothers who let their children run freely in stores.

12. Name five things that really make you happy?

Having my family come home for a meal and fellowship
Rocking babies, especially my great grandbabies
Going out to eat with Jack
Sitting on the front porch reading
Going out riding and hiking with friends

Jonathan

1. What is your current occupation? Is this what you chose to be doing at this point in your life? Why or why not?

Pilot. Yes, it is pretty much what I chose. I would prefer to fly passengers, but I get to fly a big jet to a lot of neat places, live where I want and have lots of time off with my family. I can't complain, but sometimes I still do.

2. If time/talent/money were no object, what would your dream occupation be?

I am with Joanna on this one. I would be a shuttle pilot/astronaut. Medicine would be my second choice.

3. What did/do your parents do for a living? Has this had any influence on your career choices?

My father was an electrical engineer and a Captain in the Navy. He designed guidance systems for torpedoes. My mother stayed at home to care for four children (BIG JOB)! I think I got my interest in science, and gadgets from my father and my interest in medicine from my mother. Both parents always encouraged us and my mother has always supported my career decisions.

4. Have you ever had to choose between having a career and having a family?

No. I am very lucky in that regard. Bonnie has passed many difficult and lonely weeks caring for our children while I worked. Bonnie makes everything possible.

5. In your opinion, what is the easiest job in the world? What is the hardest? Why?

I would have to say that the easiest job would be nursing. Especially the kind Lucy does! LOL. I think being a food critic would be great if it paid enough. The hardest job would have to be the one my brother Bert did. He investigated reports of child abuse and neglect in New York City for 25 years. I could never do that.

6. Name five things on your desk right now?

A DVD called le Roi Lion 3 (Lion King 3). A green calculator. A stack of realtor's business cards. A picture of Justin and Leigh. A cell phone in a cardboard "Lord of the Rings" holder.

7. Name five things that you need to get done by Friday?

A doctor's appointment. Signing a contract. Going to Marseille to straighten out a train ticket. Paying the phone bill. Moving all our stuff around upstairs while the landlord installs parquet flooring.

8. Name five things in your fridge right now?

Good hot dijon mustard, Capers, Caramel sauce, A big slice of pumpkin, Pesto.

9. Name five things that you last thought on in the past hour?

Living on the Georgia coast, fresh shrimp, how to arrange furniture, Normandy, more fresh shrimp.

10. Name five things you want that you can not afford?

A huge Mas (stone farmhouse) in Provence, A large sailboat, Retirement at age 42, A trip to the International Space Station, a fighter jet.

11. Name five things that really make you mad?

CNN, FOX NEWS, BBC, Rude employees, Lax courts.

12. Name five things that really make you happy?

Holding Bonnie's hand, Holding my kids' hands, Exploring, Flying, Fresh shrimp!

Bonnie

1. What is your current occupation? Is this what you chose to be doing at this point in your life? Why or why not?

Homemaker/Mom.
Well, it depends on when you would ask me! 14 years ago I would have said LOL! Now that I have more kids and have the opportunity, yes, I chose this job.
Why not? I never thought I'd have more kids or the opportunity.

2. If time/talent/money were no object, what would your dream occupation be?

I WOULD have been a professional dancer. Of course my career would have long been over by now if so. After that, I still think I would have enjoyed being a paralegal too, had I finished my degree. The one year I worked as one was very interesting and I got a thrill walking into the courtroom, prepared for trial!

3. What did/do your parents do for a living? Has this had any influence on your career choices?

My mother was a seamstress and my father worked in Entomology for the US Forestry Service. My mother being a good mom helped me want to be one also, so in that way, yes.

4. Have you ever had to choose between having a career and having a family?

Yes. I tried to finish my degree after Emily was born but once Erik came along, it was history. Jonathan's schedule isn't very conducive to me working full-time, going to school at night and trying to raise 3 kids effectively. I did go back to college when the kids were small but it just seemed too much a lapse in time to pick up where I left off and do it well. I have no real regrets (a twinge sometimes when I'm surrounded by "degreed", career-oriented people). I mostly feel very lucky to be able to stay home.

5. In your opinion, what is the easiest job in the world? What is the hardest? Why?

Easiest? Hmmm, maybe a "greeter" at Walmart. "Here's a cart, wanna sticker?, and here, throw this sales flyer in the bottom of the cart and leave it ... someone else will pick it up after it blows all over the parking lot."

Hardest? PARENTING! PARENTING! PARENTING!

6. Name five things on your desk right now?

OK, other than what Jonathan mentioned - scratch paper, CD-RW, phone, white plastic thing with a bunch of junk stuffed in it, jar where my pens and scissors are SUPPOSED to be!

7. Name five things that you need to get done by Friday?

2 doctor's appointments
dejunk the kids' rooms
get some things together for my trip
laundry
lose weight :-)

8. Name five things in your fridge right now?

yogurt
chicken
caffeine-free diet coke
strawberries
crème fraîche

9. Name five things that you last thought on in the past hour?

why did I believe the landlord when he said he'd finish the floors in 3 days
living near the beach
my trip to US
is Jonathan asleep?
I wish I had more room in this house.

10. Name five things you want that you can not afford?

the same mas in Provence as Jonathan wants
This house! This bed! (all in the same package -- I'm with you Snooks!)
Liposuction, pick a spot any spot
a Lavazza espresso machine
to pay off our credit card! Il le faut!

11. Name five things that really make you mad?

when the kids drop their things in the floor and leave them
being ripped off
finding clean clothes in the dirty clothes basket
french bureaucracy!
ulterior motives (not Christopher Lowell's show)

12. Name five things that really make you happy?

Travel
Creating, especially the website for keeping in touch with family and friends
Gardening
Successful, happy kids
Jonathan

Christine

1. What is your current occupation? Is this what you chose to be doing at this point in your life? Why or why not?

am a stay-at-home-mum, and run a part-time childcare business from my home. Yes, this is what I've chosen to do. Because, this is right for me. Before I started a family I fully intended being a stay at home mum and watching my children grow 24/7, I didn't want to miss a heartbeat and I haven't. I have bent over backwards doing for my family (Bonnie & Jonathan know this only too well), hard work, never just dropped them off to activities...I've shared in what ever they are doing, and I have tried to give them experiences that most kids and even adults won't have in their life time (I must give my husband credit for that also). I have an extended family through childcare, I love the children and think of them on non childcare days, and I have grown close to families. Bonnie, Jonathan, and children, were a past childcare family of mine. I consider Bonnie my very best American/French :) friend. Although, for some years now, we have lived with many miles between us, I know she is there for me with support, and I always value her opinion. I thank the Whighams for introducing me to the Steelman family..though childcare. Childcare has indeed enriched my life with true friends, also allows flexibility in weekly life to get what I need done for my family, and time for travel opportunities. I am truly blessed!
Christine, I'm truly blessed to have you as a friend, mate!

2. If time/talent/money were no object, what would your dream occupation be?

A full time tourist with my family, and that's fairdinkum!

3. What did/do your parents do for a living? Has this had any influence on your career choices?

Mum, was a stay-at-home-mum. Dad, was a labourer in a wool shed. I am thankful that my mum stayed at home. Money was always tight for my parents, but they believed "if there's a will there's a way." They watched their pennies wisely, and taught their three girls that "things" were not important. We lived a simple life, I never heard them talking about things they wanted. They seemed content with our family life. They loved the outdoors. My father was a champion fisherman and we grew up eating fresh seafood, he shared his bountiful catches with the neighbours and extended family. Yes, I guess they did influence my life, as did my grandparents. I was taught to appreciate all the simple things in life, a love of the outdoors, to see as much of the world as I could, and that there isn't anything more important than being there for your kids. Yes, I chose to follow in their footsteps.

4. Have you ever had to choose between having a career and having a family?

Never was an option for consideration.
My family is my full time career.

5. In your opinion, what is the easiest job in the world? What is the hardest? Why?

Any job if you're not a parent
Parenthood, especially a single parent
Parents are raring the new generation, new leaders of the world. There's a whole lot at stake for society, need I say more...it is hard work!

6. Name five things on your desk right now?

Euro rail info
Bean bag spotted cat & Bean bag brown bear, sitting on top of computer
Kaplan test prep disks for SAT, PSAT, & ACT
Two big piles of papers which needs to be sorted through...yuck
tape measure

7. Name five things that you need to get done by Friday?

Cut up chicken tonight so it's ready to throw in the crock pot tomorrow morning
Clean glass doors which I have been wanting to do for the past week
Bank deposit/cheques
Have my husband check my bicycle (tyre is rubbing on frame) so I can bike ride on the weekend
refill a prescription

8. Name five things in your fridge right now?

Dry yeast which I keep in a jar
Variety of fresh vegetables & fruits
Paw Paw & Mango chutney
Large jar of vegemite..yum, yum
Skim milk

9. Name five things that you last thought on in the past hour?

A long phone conversation I had with my daughters friend in Germany today
My knees and hand joint pains, constantly on my mind
Dinner was good
Hope the coyotes don't see the cats up on the deck with the light on
It's real cold outside tonight

10. Name five things you want that you can not afford?

This has been an unrealistic dream of mine...Renting a Private Pacific Island for a long vacation and inviting/paying air travel for all my family and special friends to join me :)...who wants to go?
Travel to Australia every year with my husband and three kids
Travel anywhere in the world, when ever I want, and for as long as I want
weekly phone calls to my family & friends abroad
beautiful fresh flowers in every room of the house, every day

11. Name five things that really make you mad?

PEOPLE WHO TALK ON CELL PHONES WHILE DRIVING THEIR CARS
Crime...abduction, murder, rape, theft
cruelty to children, & animals
anyone who UNJUSTLY hurts/upsets my kids...including teachers!
TERRORISM

12. Name five things that really make you happy?

When my kids are happy & healthy/ and getting good grades in school
Trips to Australia to see my family & friends
Vacations, vacations, vacations
Being outdoors in nature, and having flowers around me
Watching the raccoons in the gigantic tulip poplar tree in our back yard & other wildlife, deer and etc in our back yard.

Happiness...1/2 glass of wine :)
are you sure "glass" isn't a typo??? :-)

Charlotte

1. What is your current occupation? Is this what you chose to be doing at this point in your life? Why or why not?

I am retired. Yes, this is what I chose to be doing at this point in my life. Since I have worked most of my life, I feel I am blessed now to not have to work anymore before my time is up here on earth, and also so I can spend time with my family and friends, if God is willing.

2. If time/talent/money were no object, what would your dream occupation be?

My dream occupation would be to be a screenwriter and write an "academy award winner" movie.

3. What did/do your parents do for a living? Has this had any influence on your career choices?

My dad worked for the forestry department and my mom was an accountant.
And no, what they did didn't have an influence on my career choices.

4. Have you ever had to choose between having a career and having a family?

No, thank God. Luckily, I was able to work part-time and be at home with my children most of the time.

5. In your opinion, what is the easiest job in the world? What is the hardest? Why?

Easiest job - bagger in a grocery store
What does it take to put groceries in a bag?
Hardest job - teacher of special needs children
It would be so rewarding

6. Name five things on your desk right now?

1. computer
2. lamp
3. bills
4. inspirational calendar
5. pictures of my kids

7. Name five things that you need to get done by Friday?

1. call my mom
2. go visit Danny, Joanna and Ethan
3. go visit Bill (my other son), Ann and Elicia
4. go to the doctor
5. clean my house

8. Name five things in your fridge right now?

1. water
2. soy milk
3. nuts
4. eggs
5. broccoli

9. Name five things that you last thought on in the past hour?

1. need to get my correspondence course lesson done
2. feed the animals
3. pay bills
4. get online
5. go to bed

10. Name five things you want that you can not afford?

1. new car (BMW or Mercedes)
2. house in the mountains
3. house on the beach
Charlotte, I think there would be room in the Dream House for you, me and Snooks, don't you? :-)
4. new wardrobe
5. lots of money to give to underpriveleged children to get what they want

11. Name five things that really make you mad?

1. inconsiderate people
2. uncaring people
3. politics
4. unjust court system
5. abortions

12. Name five things that really make you happy?

1. God
2. my family
3. my friends
4. energetic, positive people
5. watching a sunrise and sunset

Vicki

1. What is your current occupation? Is this what you chose to be doing at this point in your life? Why or why not?

I have a cleaning business. I never thought I'd be doing this, but I
found I enjoy physical work. I'm no good behind a desk.

2. If time/talent/money were no object, what would your dream occupation be?

I would probably own a greenhouse

3. What did/do your parents do for a living? Has this had any influence on your career choices?

Daddy worked for the forest service in the entomology dept. at UGA.
Mother was a seamstress and a fulltime mother! They influenced me as far
as being dependable and working hard. Mother taught me to sew and I do
sew for the public some.

4. Have you ever had to choose between having a career and having a family?

I chose to be at home with my kids even though I ran a home daycare and
did sewing for the public to supply extra income.

5. In your opinion, what is the easiest job in the world? What is the hardest? Why?

I don't really know what the easiest job is, but I do know the hardest
is being a Mother! Teaching would be second hardest.

6. Name five things on your desk right now?

monitor, pencils, paper, pictures to be scanned, speakers

7. Name five things that you need to get done by Friday?

get Summer a gift for graduation, clean houses, ...........

8. Name five things in your fridge right now?

tea, milk, eggs, cheese, BBQ

9. Name five things that you last thought on in the past hour?

getting this questionaire done, where I have to work tomorrow, Bonnie
coming for a visit, when and where will Bonnie live when she comes back
to the USA, will my kids ever leave home
you're not thinking of sending your kids to live with me are you?! :-O
I don't be's needin' no mo <haha>

10. Name five things you want that you can not afford?

a new car, more time off with same pay, Help with the housework, a
new painless body, a life of my own

11. Name five things that really make you mad?

doctor's office who won't answer phone, irresponsible people, illegal
immigrants, spam, IRS, liars, cheaters, stealers, pushy car salesmen,
phony people....sorry I got carried away!

12. Name five things that really make you happy?

gardening, yardsales, rain on a hot day, visiting my family, a day
with no pain

Ellen Jo

1. What is your current occupation? Is this what you chose to be doing at this point in your life? Why or why not?

I am retired from textiles-Her Majesty. I did not choose to at the time but the plant closed. I allways told them they would either have to close it or burn the place down to get rid of me:-)

2. If time/talent/money were no object, what would your dream occupation be?

I think something in the medical field and I allways had a desire to be able to get up and speak before a group.

3. What did/do your parents do for a living? Has this had any influence on your career choices?

My parents were farmers in the early years. My father later worked in textiles and was a carpenter. No influence on my choices.

4. Have you ever had to choose between having a career and having a family?

I've never had to choose between a career or family. Family came first.

5. In your opinion, what is the easiest job in the world? What is the hardest? Why?

Probably selling candy in a 5 and dime seems easy. The hardest? I think making ends meet on a limited income.

6. Name five things on your desk right now?

copier paper, computer, mouse, pens, email addresses.

7. Name five things that you need to get done by Friday?

clean house, get a perm, yard work, visit the nursing home, go to the dumpster.

8. Name five things in your fridge right now?

Milk, juice, ham, margarine, molded cheese.

9. Name five things that you last thought on in the past hour?

My family, Hardee's biscuits, Ethan, how much longer till Bonnie comes, the Bible and the Easter season.
FOUR DAYS!

10. Name five things you want that you can not afford?

New car, new furniture, add on to house, new wardrobe, pay off my family's debts.

11. Name five things that really make you mad?

People who deny there is a God, people driving and shopping with cell phones stuck in their ears- dangerous!, abusive parents, theives, people who allways think they know more than you do.

12. Name five things that really make you happy?

Knowing that my family cares for me, singing in the choir, doing someone a favor, friends, and nature.

 

Sandy

 

1. What is your current occupation? Is this what you chose to be doing at this point in your life? Why or why not?

I am an Early Headstart teacher working with toddlers. Yes, this is what I chose to be doing at this point in my life. I had been a family childcare provider in my home for the last 16 1/2 years and was ready for a change and benefits! I have been on my new job since March 29, this year

2. If time/talent/money were no object, what would your dream occupation be?

I would like to be able to help elderly people because I think that they have so much to offer and I just love to listen to their life stories!

3. What did/do your parents do for a living? Has this had any influence on your career choices?

My father rebuilds starters and alternators, and is good at it! My mother is retired, again but works even harder taking my grandparents to their appointments. Plus she is always picking up or dropping off my 14 year old at sporting events.
My mother used to keep children when I was growing up and I have always liked children so yes, I feel that my mother had a lot of influence on my career choice. In fact, she helps me in the nursery on Sunday mornings!

4. Have you ever had to choose between having a career and having a family?

No, I do not feel that anybody should ever had to make this particular choice. I feel that you can do both and things will work out.

5. In your opinion, what is the easiest job in the world? What is the hardest? Why?

The easiest job would be "living off the government", as Kelly(my sister) says! Must be nice to take your child to childcare while you pretend to look for a job, leaving all your responsibilities behind you.
The hardest job would be being a high school teacher. I do not think children respect adults like they used to when I was younger and these teachers really deserve gold medals!

6. Name five things on your desk right now?

Coffee cup, homework, pencil, digital camera, remote control.

7. Name five things that you need to get done by Friday?

Homework for 2 online classes, laundry, housework, research for classes.

8. Name five things in your fridge right now?

leftover ham from Easter, lefover potato salad from Easter, diet pepsi, milk, lemonade(all my 14 yr old drinks)

9. Name five things that you last thought on in the past hour?

I need to take a bath, I need to do more homework, I need to go and check on the clothes in dryer, I wonder if my husband cleaned up the supper dishes(he usually does if I cook, I need to get up from here before I fall asleep.

10. Name five things you want that you can not afford?

A brand new wardrobe, A new house out in the country, A hottub on a brand new deck, a new car, overseas vacation

Allow me to make a suggestion for the vacation destination ... :-)

11. Name five things that really make you mad?

Anyone that is mean to an animal or a child, People that let their children do whatever they want, Being ignored when I ask something, Someone that drives in two lanes and I have no where to go(scary), and someone who assumes that because I am blonde I am dumb...

12. Name five things that really make you happy?

My children all being at home at one time(a rare happening), seeing my granddaughter and loving it when she calls me Nana, seeing my great niece and the way she jumps into my arms,a child who tells me they love me, and my new job(I love it!)

Thank you all! I'm home for two days, then gone again tomorrow for a week, but will come back with some new photos and a new questionnaire. Feel free to send me your answers to this one while I'm gone if you haven't yet ... I'll post them when I get back. Also, I've included a link to Beehive archives below (once there, scroll to bottom of Archives page).

See you back here soon!

 


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Midi - Getting to Know You from The King and I
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