Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Random Tuesday "Sharing the Love" and a Fun Tag!!!

A big "Thanks" goes out to Kammie, who provided me with an idea for my Random Tuesday post today.

(Good for Kammie, because the only thing I had planned for a post today was telling the story of how Sydney came home from her first Christmas musical practice at church and told me she thought she was going to play God in the play. And then how the music director came and told me that she was telling all the kids to go home and tell their parents how we had to start arriving at 5:3o every Sunday for practice, and Sydney told her: "I'm not sure I can get here at 5:30. That's when my Mom has me clean the house."

That kid truly cracks me up! If ONLY I did have a four-year-old who could clean the house for me. Wouldn't that be nice? LOL And our music director was quite impressed with the idea of a girl playing God. Am I raising a strong female or what?

And lookie there...I told the story anyway for all of you to enjoy... AND I can also do my Random Tuesday post.)

Okay, so first off, Kammie gave me this sweet award...

and told me I had to pass it along to five other bloggers (see Below!).

She also challenged me to answer the following tag questions. And, you all know that I'm always game for some fun stuff like this.

Ten years ago I was:

Let's see...1998...Gary and I had been married for three years, Delaney was two and McKenna was six and Sydney wasn't even a thought in our minds. We were not quite as busy, with only one child in school. And oh... I was much thinner!

Five things on today's To Do List:

1. Do laundry (why is this ALWAYS on my daily list?)

2. Reward myself by watching the latest "Monk" episode that I DVRed and haven't watched yet!
3. Work on an editing assignment
4. Go to Delaney's Open House
5. Try and also make it to Sydney's softball practice

A snack I enjoy:

Did you say "snack" in the singular sense? How about snackS? (Some of my faves are: ding dongs, Krispy Kreme "hot nows," homemade rice krispy treats, chips and Rotel dip...and the list goes on and on!)

But right now, I seem to be totally addicted to this stuff...

Seriously, every time I go to the grocery store I find my buggy wheeling toward the aisle with this chocolate turtle snack mix, as if it has a mind of its own. It is seriously yummy, and my current fave to eat while I scrapbook (or read, or watch tv, or wash clothes, or talk on the phone, or whatever!).

Put it together with this...

and I am set for at least an hour!

Things I would do if I were a millionaire:

* Travel A LOT (I so want to see Italy, Paris, Ireland, Scotland, Australia, Greece...and the list goes on and on and on!)
* Go to see every major sporting event at least once (put me in the stands at the college football national championship game, the Final Four, Super Bowl, Wimbledon, World Series, the Masters, the Olympics!)
* Get all my girls through college (and also help out a few teenagers I know who could use the financial help)
* Do something with books and underprivileged kids (maybe set up a library in a rural area)
* Give more money to my church
* Buy a really cool convertible!

Places I have lived:

* Hueytown, Alabama
* Tuscaloosa, Alabama
* Commerce, Texas
* Austin, Texas
* Fayetteville, North Carolina
* Fayetteville, Arkansas
(Interesting fact, huh? I've lived in two different cities with the same names!)

The five people I am tagging:

I feel like I've tagged most everyone, but maybe I haven't caught these girls yet.

1. Kelly
2. Jenster
3. Pam
4. Laura (I just discovered her...she's another Bama fan! yay!)
5. But you know that YOU...yes EVERYone of you...has to participate in this! (So either, post your answers in my comment or make this your blog post for today and then comment and tell us all how to visit you!)

Happy Tuesday!


Monogram Queen said...

Great post and Sydney cracks me up too. That is one perceptive little chick!

hippochick said...

Oh, I'll do it today. Is Sydney a fun kid, or what? So she wants to be God? How cute. I love the line about house cleaning.

When my Paige was little I guess I said "My house is like a pig sty" often. One day at school (my husband also taught there) she told her teacher "You should see my mother's house. It's just filthy. It is just like a pig sty". Needless to say, Jim got a lot of ribbing about that. AND i quit talking about my "filthy" house. LOL

Have a great day.

Oh yes, you guys get a really early start on your Christmas program.

I'm in charge of Christmas Eve this year, and I'm just beginning to think about it.

~hippo hugs~

Ms.L said...

What a great girl you've got there!!

Kelly said...

OK I'll do it! It might be a couple of days from now though.

PS I am going to my first Penn State football game on 9/27 against Illinois! Can you believe it?

Kathy said...

I'll tell ya! That Sydney is a HOOT!

What happened to fried Twinkies being one of your favorites?? LOL!

Cheryl Wray said...

Queen--She is something else!

Pam--Yay! i'll come check yours out! And that is SO funny about the pig sty comment. You gotta be careful what you say to kids!!

Ms. L-- She really is!

Kelly--Yay for you going to the Penn State game. That will be SO much fun! I think that Penn State is really surprising some people this year. I sure hope they beat Ohio State when they play!

Kathy--Oh yeah...fried twinkies are good too. There are just TOO MANY snacks to mention. LOL

Laura said...

Hi, Cheryl! Thanks for visiting my blog! I will have to add you to my blog roll!

Sydney is so cute! And so "smart" to know that she wants the best part of all...to play God!

Thanks for tagging me! I'll have to think a while on my answers, but I'll get them posted as soon as I can!

Brown English Muffin said...

You and Dawn what is it with this Dr. Pepper thing!!!

Oh and good on your daughter to play god!!! You need to try Jude's trick with cleaning house...for years she told her boys that they couldn't help her clean as it's only for big boys...so for years they begged to see if they were old enough to help...they still think it's a treat because of this!! LOL Little do they know!!!

Linda said...

I am still laughing at the cleaning the house thing. that girl has a mind of her own. LOL. You are definitely going to have your hands full with her. And Playing God!!!! ROTFLMBO. Way to go Sydney...I think she's make a fab God. I'll have to do your questions. Have a great day

Gin said...

I'm with everyone else. Sydney is so funny.

Great answers.I may have to try this one.

Loreluca said...

LOVED your tag! And LOVED your little Sydney! Love how they make us look like obsessive compulsive cleaners...
Hugs, dear!

Faye said...

Hahah....I tag you back :)

Cheryl Wray said...

Laura--Glad you're not mad at me for tagging you. LOL (I've got to update my Blogroll too, and will put you on there!)

BEM--Okay, NOW that's funny! Too bad I didn't think of this when all my girls were young!!! (And, fyi, Dawn loves regular Dr. P; I'm simply obsessed with Diet DP. LOL)

Linda--Isn't that hysterical? She keeps me entertained, that's for sure.

Cheryl Wray said...

Gin--If you do the tag,let us know!

Luca--Yes, isn't that nice of her? Of course, everyone who knows me well knows that I am NOT a cleaner. My house usually looks okay, but I'm nowhere near compulsive. lol

Faye--And look...good for me that I've already done it here! :-)

Auburn Kat said...

Sydney is more than welcome to come over to my place to clean for me! =)

BTW, you are raising strong girls!

Cheryl said...

She is one smart little chick to come up with a good line like "cleaning house" at such a young age! You go SYDNEY!!

Edleen said...

ok firstly, Love your scrapbook pages!!! :)

you really got a cute little girl there Cheryl. what a treasure :)

have a Super Friday!

Jenster said...

Man! Am I far behind or what?? This was a fun one and I did it today. Thanks for the tag!! :o)