Thursday, December 23, 2010

I've Been Tagged

My blog buddy, Maureen tagged me and I thought this would be fun to do so here we go:

1.  Four shows that you watch:
  • Dancing with the Stars

  • The Biggest Loser

  • CSI

  • Cake Boss

(and Phineas and Ferb with my kids LOL!)


 2. Four things you are passionate about:

  • My family

  • My relationship with Jesus

  • Doing what is right even if it means standing up against the status quo

  • Encouraging others  


 3. Four words/phrases you say a lot:

  • Oh my word!

  • Good is the enemy of best 

  • Okay kids we are going into Michael's and here's your coupon (I give them what they are to buy for me and a coupon so I get a three for at Michael's)  

  • Just one quick card - yeah right LOL!


 4. Four things you've learned from the past:

  • Carpe Diem (seize the day)  - you never know if you'll have tomorrow!

  • God is the same yesterday, today and forever and His love endures forever :) 

  • How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time!  (as in how do you get a huge project done, make it through something that seems too overwhelming etc.)

  • The past influences who you are but does not have to determine who you become :)

 5. Four places you would like to go:

  • Africa for a safari

  • New Zealand and/or Australia (okay, that's two but they are in the same part of the world)

  • Back to Costa Rica (land of my birth)

  • On a cruise 


6. Four things you did yesterday:

  • Went to the recycling depot

  • Went to the pet store so the kids could pick out a small Christmas gift for the cat (they chose a laser pointer and he loves chasing that little dot LOL!)

  • Decorated sugar cookies and gingerbread cookies with my kids (yeah, we are all done now!)

  • Hand delivered some Christmas cards, gifts and some of the above-mentioned cookies :)


7. Four things you are looking forward to:

  • Spending time with family and friends over Christmas

  • Staying up late making puzzles and/or reading over Christmas

  •  Having flowers in my planters, hanging baskets and garden again

  • Getting new stamps and other stamping goodies :) 

8. Four things you love about winter:

  • Sitting by the fireplace reading

  • Christmas

  • Celebrating my birthday 

  • Skiing, though I haven't done it since I've had kids :(

9.  Four people I tag to play along (no worries if you pass!)


Emily at My Little Slice of Bliss

Brenda at Benzi Stamps

Andrea at Ewen Style

Wanda at Cullen-ary Creations

Colleen at Dietrich Designs


Okay, I know that's five, but I figured I'd be safe in case someone opted out LOL!  Gotta run, still have some cleaning to do, the guest room to get ready, and a few small pressies to wrap.  Have a blessed Christmas everyone!!


Emily Keaton said...

Oh, Marisa, this was so much fun reading more about you!!! I'm honored to be "tagged." I'd love to do this and can't wait to get started, but I think it will have to wait until the New Year. I have a few freelance deadlines looming freakishly close now!!! I'm looking forward to fulfilling my "tag!"

Maureen said...

lol, do you mean rewrap the pressies, or are these new ones!! LOL So fun to get to know you better, although, what's neat now, I feel like I know you very well and your answers didn't surprise me, but made me smile :) I love that one about giving your kids the coupons!! LOL Hey, I'm taking Jake there today...maybe I'll do the same!! LOL Isn't that why we have kids? Cheap labour and coupon usage? lOL {wink!} All the baking is done and now just food prep for Christmas Eve night at my sister's and dessert for Tony's family on Christmas..hang it!!

Maureen said...

oops, I mean...hang in!! hehehehe

Benzi said...

Marisa, this really looks like fun...I'll have to really think about a few of those. It may take me a bit (busy, busy) but I'm game for this one.
Glad you tagged me. Have a good day.

TannyP said...

Oh I loved reading up on you, Marisa! Your Michaels comment to the kids had me howling as I pictured it =) I have this partially started....I'll get to mine soon!

Shelley said...

All good things to know, with a few pearls of wisdom! So, when is this winter birthday???