Wednesday, March 19, 2008


I've been tagged, for the first time. I think blogger etiquette mandates that I answer the questions, so here goes:

What I was doing 10 years ago:

It was spring 1998 and I had spent the previous summer in China teaching English and training for a marathon that I ran in fall 1997. I had the best roommate (wife) in the whole world and lived on a very noisy street with our two cats, Obi and Cisco. We cooked up a storm every night and made sure we ate more than our fair share of fruits and vegetables. As I had quit my job prior to departing for China, I was just settling into my new job as an Event Planner. Almost 10 years ago to this date (3/24/1998) I met my now-husband at a local grocery store.

Here's the scene: Shopping, late at night, in search of yogurt and bananas. Fruit in hand, I was looking for the right yogurt when I spied a tall, freckled boy, also heading down the dairy aisle. He looked at me, I looked at him, the glances continued until he walked past me with a quart of whole milk in hand. I followed him to the register and began a simple conversation... "So, do you like late night milk and cookies?" He replied, "Nope. I just buy my milk here a couple times a week." That was it. Slightly crestfallen I checked out and wandered out to my car only to find myself being watched... by him. I got into my car and drove away. That night I complained to my "wife" that I think I had met the man of my dreams.

Several weeks later I was browsing the local arts/entertainment weekly and came across the "I Saw You" section. On a whim, I glanced. It read, "Lunds 3/24 You: yogurt and fruit. Me: milk. Had to run, would love to talk."

Yes, that's us. We connected and now ten years later we have a house, a farm, a diggity dog, three great kids, and have been having lots of fun. Time flies, indeed.

5 Things on my To Do List today: (or 6)
1. Pick Carl up from school at 11:30.
2. Lunch at my sister's house at noon.
3. Sew Lego t-shirts for party favors at C's bday party this weekend.
4. Update blog.
5. Fold laundry.
6. Play outside with the kids to run off some energy. The sun is shining today! (At last!)

Snacks I Enjoy:
Fruit, pretzel rods, red licorice, dark chocolate, vanilla yogurt with riquids, coconut rolled dates, oatmeal cookies, cheese, cheese, and more cheese, Diet coke (though I'm trying to quit.) Oh, and how could I forget coffee... though I don't know if that is a "snack."

Things I would do if I were a Billionaire:
Hire "This Old House" to fix up our barn, build our dream house on the farm, provide for comfortable lives for our families, travel, travel, travel, take a cheese class from Ricki Carroll, visit Stef in Africa.

3 of my Bad Habits:
1. Not emptying out my email box.
2. Not returning the cordless phones to their chargers.
3. Too many crafty interests... means I have 1,000 ideas floating around at any given moment and I find it hard to focus some times.

5 places I have lived:
1. Minneapolis
2. Pella, IA
3. Osorno, Chile
4. Paris, France
5. Granada, Spain

5 Jobs I have had:
1. Spanish and French teacher
2. Event planner
3. Waitress
4. Camp counselor
5. Public relations peon/gopher

If you're reading this and would like to join in the fun, feel free to feel "tagged" then send me a link to your blog and share your answers.


noradawn said...

What a fun entry! What are riquids? I just might consider myself "tagged" and answer these questions on my blog, too.

Want to trade a lego shirt for a tie-dye? Might be too late if you've already laid in just the right amount of supplies for your party.


lil ole' me..... said...

Wow! You have lived in some places!
And, I love the 10 years ago story- how unique! :)

Stephanie said...

I am hurt not even to get a passing mention in your life 10 years ago. Who did you come home to after meeting the man of your dreams? Ouisie, Obi, Frank and Mo Mo and Po Po, n'est-ce pas?

You better not TOTALLY quit Diet Coke. At least drink it on road trips with me, with licorice.