Friday, May 23, 2008

Too Much Information?

I’m kind of meme-resistant at the moment…after all, I barely have time for thoughtful blogging right now, so feel even less comfortable wasting your time with things that are of only the most dubious interest to anyone.
Moreover I discovered on Monday that Senior Clergyman Whom I Really Admire has been known to drop in here, so I feel extra-concerned to focus on quality rather than simply splurging all over the screen in an outpouring of verbal excess (though I guess that's mostly what I do anyway).

However, I was
tagged by

Rules: The rules of the game get posted at the beginning. Each player answers the questions about himself or herself. At the end of the post, the player then tags five people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog.

Ten years ago: Mostly a mummy.I was very involved in the life of our village school at Great Rissington, as a Governor, classroom helper, unofficial chaplain and choir mistress, and watching our church after school children’s group grow and grow.realising that running B&B was simply not enough to boost our family finances with 3 children who all enjoy getting involved in life up to the hilt, and pondering work outside the home. Filling in scary forms for the first round of the diocesan selection procedures (that time they said “No”).

Five things on today's "to do" list:

It being a Friday, these are all unrelated to ministry and yes, this week I intend to spend the whole day in non -vicaring. Promise.

1) Book car for service (oh joy…have just checked paperwork and it isn’t actually due yet after all… I can cross that off without any financial outlay after all)
2) Make a sticky tea loaf to take to the boat, where we are heading on Sunday evening for 3 days (eek...need to buy some milk before I can do that...later)
3) Renew my Road Tax online (done - aren't I good little vicar?)
4) learn my way round my new Epson printer (finally lost patience with the hissy fits of its predecessor, which had to be given a large G&T and a month of therapy to persuade it even to consider working whenever a new cartridge was loaded)
5) Go for a dog walk with the Dufflepud, who is currently on study leave for his GCSE exams (but, having had a German exam this morning, seems to be mostly playing computer games at the moment)

Things I'd do if I was a billionaire:

Protect my children from student debt (and ensure they have reliable, eco friendly cars when the time is right)
Pay off the sum needed for building works at a church school I know
Set up a trust fund to ensure the continuation of the project for street children I spent time at in Bangalore
Explore the world, with my children if they’d like to come.
Oh...and buy a Mac.

Three bad habits:
  1. procrastination (nothing new under the sun)
  2. eating my way through sermon blocks (I have a Co-op down the road with a wonderful range of Fair Trade foods which I can almost persuade myself it's a duty to eat)
  3. shredding my cuticles when either stressed, bored or otherwise unthinking (I'm aware that this last is deeply yukky, but I get so irritated when LCM tells me to stop that his intervention is actually counterproductive)

Five places I've lived: goodness, I really have only lived in 5 areas at all…so here we are
  1. St Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex
  2. Cambridge
  3. Durham
  4. London (2 locations south of the river)
  5. Gloucestershire (3 different locations in the county…)

Five jobs I've had:
  1. cashier in an amusement park (take my advice and don’t do it!)
  2. bookseller,
  3. TEFL teacher,
  4. charity administrator,
  5. antiques seller
I'm taking the easy option when it comes to tagging...Everyone in the world seems to be in the throes of playing this already, so just join in if you want to.


DogBlogger said...

Oooh, I've been a cashier in an amusement park, too. Just one summer, which was more than plenty of time...

mid-life rookie said...

I know you don't do many memes. Thanks for doing this one. Sometimes it's nice to look back and see where we've been and how far we've come.

Anonymous said...

I've been a lurker here for ages, but thought I'd take up the challenge of completing this meme.

Tony said...

Buy a Mac anyway. You really don't need to be a billionaire.