Fresh Girl posted this meme and I have politely borrowed it for today!

Four jobs I have had in my life:

At the age of ten I was the neighborhood babysitter until I got married. Can you imagine letting a ten year old take care of a newborn today? Plus I was on crutches some of the time during those ten years. I guess the parents knew I was serious about taking care of their youngins! And I made good money too :o)

Cute little sales clerk at Hickory Farms – but only for the Christmas season. Side note: this is where I met my future husband! Yay!

Accountant for my FIL’s robotics company. It was a family business and practically every son, daughter, son-in-law and daughter-in-law worked there. We even had two of our cousins working there. We should have called ourselves Nepotism, Inc!

Now I am President, accountant, secretary, gopher girl, and janitor of our own automotive restoration business. We mainly restore Mustangs!

Four movies I would watch over and over:

Any home movie of my husband, my kids, and my nieces and nephews!

Jesus of Nazareth

While You Were Sleeping

Anne of Green Gables

Four places I have lived :

Indianapolis, Indiana

Lafayette. Indiana

Crawfordsville, Indiana

The Bugle Hotel on the Isle of Wight – technically we didn’t have a permanent residence, but my husband and I spent the entire summer of 1985 living there while he worked on some robot thingy. We even had the honeymoon suite the whole time we were there. And good thing too because we had only been married eight months! I was working for my father-in-law at the time, but he knew his son would not be happy spending that many months away from his new bride, so they sent me!

Four TV shows that I watch:

I love the oldies like Andy Griffith, The Brady Bunch and Little House on the Prairie!

Project Runway – I am so not into fashion, but I find the creative side of the show very interesting.

American Idol - I am the worst singer ever!

My new show for the year is Pushing Daisies – very quirky. Reminds me of, well, me!

Four places I have been:

Switzerland - I so want to go again for our 25th anniversary!

Tower Hotel in London – I have a beautiful picture of the Tower Bridge taken from our room. It's like you could almost reach out and touch it.

Disneyland – went there for our honeymoon! It’s like the funnest place ever!!!

Lichtenstein – best hot chocolate in the whole entire world! MMMmmmm!

Four people who e-mail me regularly:

My dear friend, Teresa, who lives in Pennsylvania now. I miss her.

My husband sends me lots of little lovey dovey notes during the day!

I’ve just started chatting with another woman who got arthritis about five years ago. She’s in need of some encouragement and I hope I can do that for her!

And I have to tell you all that I do get e-mails from Donny Osmond! Sure they go out to all that have signed up for his newsletter, but I’m pretty certain he put me at the top of his list!

Four of my favorite foods:

Absolutely anything my husband cooks up! He’s a genius in the kitchen. And the funny thing is…..he is extremely picky! A meat and potatoes man. He makes THE best French onion soup, tortilla soup and beef tenderloin I have ever had!

Penne Rustica from Romano’s Macaroni Grill

My grandma’s biscuits and gravy

Cheeseburger from In ‘N Out! I’m slobbering right now, thank you very much!

Four places I'd rather be:

I would love to be sitting with any of you right now!

And if I can’t have you, then I would like to be sitting with Donny!

I would love to go Krueger National Park on a safari with my husband. As long as I don’t see any dead animals or anything getting killed!

But my favorite place to be is sitting around the table with my family and laughing, talking and playing games!

Four things I am looking forward to next year

Leaving my house without my crutches – on purpose!

I would love to go see Donny & Marie in Las Vegas in July!! Does anyone out there want to send me? Pretty please. I’ll be your bestest friend!

Being able to work at Vacation Bible School – I’ve missed the past two years. It’s always an exciting week with the kids!

Simple things that I used to take for granted like going to lunch with my friends, shopping the clearance aisles, running to my mom’s just to be with her and taking my kids to the doctor, dentist, or even to practice driving. I’ve really missed being able to do those things.

I am going to tag some completely new ladies I have met over the past few weeks and I hope you do this!! And if any of my other friends want to do it too, then please do and let me know. I love getting to know you better!

As We Sail
Daughter of the King
Gold in the Clouds
Mama J

Friends, I am leaving for Florida Wednesday morning at 3 am. I have a lot to do tomorrow as far as packing and such so I probably won't be around for awhile. I'll be back on Monday to catch up with y'all! I love you guys! And I will be thinking of all of you while I am away. You're always in my prayers and on my heart.


Bev Brandon said...

well, i just got to know you real fast reading this...

just wanted to hop over from Lisa's blog to say to you that you blessed me beyond measure when you said you were blessed beyond measure in the midst of your physical needs...

my daughter went four years in high school with undiagnosed arthritis...her lung partially collapsed as a freshman and the pain began for 4 years until finally diagnosed with arthritis of the spine...so your story caught my eye, caught my heart...especially when you said "blessed beyond measure"...

sounds like your beautiful sovereign God is all over you- Isaiah 61:1

Bev Brandon said...

Amy, Amy, Amy...you are such a dear! Thank you so much for your very sweet comments to me. I am so touched by your story. Yes, my daughter has arthritis of spine still and is managed my medications that help and have given her a great quality of life. YES, it would be my total privilege to pray for you to walk again on your legs and to walk closely with your God! You are! Come back again when you get back in town...

Fresh Girl said...

Yay, I'm so glad you did this one! I love "While You Were Sleeping" and "Anne of Green Gables," too. Never miss them when they're on TV!

Mmmm, biscuits and gravy would be good right now!

I hope you have a wonderful trip to Florida! Be careful and tell us all about it when you get back. :)

(You're not running off with Donny, are you?)

Christine said...

Switzerland sounds so lovely. I'd love to see some photos and here about some of your favorite memories.

Girl, I'm heading to In and Out for lunch, you got me drooling right now, and I'm starving.

Have a great day Amy!

Lisa J said...

I thought I wrote a note here but I don't dee it.
Well, I don't mind writing to you again!
I'm so glad to know you so much more from this last post! I might have to borrow that idea.
Hope you have a wonderful trip and I will keep an eye on Donny for you!
Lisa J

As We Sail... said...

I'm sorry haven't been to your blog in a little while,I've had to cut down on computer time for a while, other priorities. Hence I didn't see that you tagged me for this meme, so I'll get on it in a couple of days. It looks like fun.