Old School Blogging

I was reading the remarkable A Lady In France as she reminisced about blogging “way back when”.  Back in the day when we “tagged” each other with awards and Memes……perhaps a little more often then we should.  The kicker is; these fun memes seemed to have died out all together. Until now! 

It’s March Break, my house is full of kids, my body is shaking with too much sugar and not enough sleep.  (life is good)  It’s the perfect time to bring back the Meme and present to you a little more information about me then you ever cared to know! 

1.  What were you doing ten years ago?

Ten years ago I was trying to figure out how to balance a life with a three year old, a six month old and TWO giant dogs in my house.  I was struggling with the question many Mama’s struggle with; will I go back to work?  I was happy, tired and torn. 

2. What five things are on your to-do list?


  • A European Vacation with my family.  I have been bitten by the travel bug.  Hard.  I need to see Italy, Greece, England and take my girls to Paris.  Oh wait, that’s not on my to-do list, that’s on my dream list. 
  • Call the pool company and arrange for that pool opening and get the stupid heater fixed! Again. 
  • Clean out my closet.  How a closet can be so full when I have nothing to wear I do not know.  
  • Order a new part for the oven.  It’s hard to cook a turkey, or anything, when only one of the elements works, even if you are a Domestic Goddess like me.
  • Schedule a date night with the Hubby.  (And stick to it!)

3.  What are five snacks you enjoy?

  • Popcorn.  I could eat it every day.  I have a problem.
  • Cookies.  Homemade of course.
  • Cheese…all kinds of cheese and crackers.  Apparently I have two problems.
  • Can I say appetizers?  Ohh a dinner of apps with a nice drink and a movie with my SassyHubby.  Perfection!
  • Strawberries fresh from the field. You didn’t think is was going to be all junk did you?

4.  Name some things you would do if you were a millionaire.

I would pay off all our bills, reno this old house, and make plans to travel during every single school break for the next 5 years! 

5.  Name some places you have lived.

Oh I am afraid this question is just not worth answering. I have not moved around very much, and I am okay with that!

6.  Name some bad habits that you have.

I am a worrier.  Even when things are going well I start to worry that things are going TOO well and become concerned that the other shoe will drop at any moment.  It is not a quality I am proud off. 

I’m also a champion emotionally eater.  Worry then eat.  I’m great at that!

I also have zero tolerance for liars and cheats.  NONE.  It makes me terribly angry to see cheaters get ahead in this world and yet do I do anything about it?  Nope.  I just keep minding my own business and hope Karma will take care of the evil in the world.  Apparently I am also terribly passive aggressive.  Unless you wrong my children, then watch out!

7.  Name some jobs you have had.

  • I worked as a waitress in a banquet hall.
  • Served hot dogs and beer at a “Half Way Hut” on the 9th hole of a golf course.
  • Waited tables at two different restaurants. 
  • Worked at a Dry Cleaners.
  • Was a Resource Worker with children with Special Needs. Loved.
  • Then found my career and my dream job working as a Community Resource Teacher working and supporting children and their families as they navigated the challenging daycare and school systems. 
  • Hardest and best job ever followed.  Full time Mama. 

Now it’s your turn. Will you let me know if you link up so I can be sure to read yours too?

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  1. I love learning about you!!

    Okay so first of all, you absolutely have to get your girls over to Paris, and then we will have your family over to dinner. I couldn’t invite you when it was your weekend “en amoreux” just for two.

    Why does your to-do list sound much more glamorous than mine?

    And yes, karma totally takes cares of the liars and cheats. You don’t have to do a thing.

  2. I loved reading your answers … so much so that I used your questions on my blog.

    Enjoy Spring break!

  3. ha if i won money…travel is def high on the list…after credit cards….working with special needs kids is def cool too…smiles.

  4. Amazing – most of your answers sound remarkably like mine would be….particularly the cheese/crackers/popcorn/apps for dinner.

    No, we do NOT have a problem. That is perfectly normal!

  5. This was so much fun to read. It’s such a treat to go back to this stuff once in awhile… 10 years ago I had a 5 month old and in 4 short months, would be pregnant again!

  6. LOVE this… such a fun post to get to know you better. And seriously, why did we stop passing on those awards?
    Have you ever tried white chocolate popcorn? Ooooooh girl, I die. It is THEE best, most addicting snack in the world!

  7. I loved learning about you through this post my friend! I have waited tables before as well…good times.

  8. I remember those old blogging days, back three whole years ago when I was getting started. Very fun to read your list. I might play along in my next post. I’ll see where the muse takes me 🙂

  9. I really enjoyed reading about your life. I would love to travel just like you, one day. I’m a SAHM too. I can relate with a lot of your answers. Thanks!

  10. I always love to learn more about you Stephanie. I also love how you lay it all out there. I’ll give it a try next week and let you know. Happy to tell you that you’re the giveaway winner from the contest I just held. So happy it’s you:) Send me a note with your address and I’ll get it in the mail.

  11. I am in the stage you were 10 years ago! I hope to find a good balance soon.

  12. *Waving hands wildly* Worrier here too….wish I could stop that. Love the travel dreams as well….ONE day!!!

  13. I love having a to do list or bucket list. And of course travel is a must.
    thanks for you post. loved reading it.

  14. Loved reading this and getting to know you and not just your brands a bit more Same with the Confessions post. Don’t get me wring I love the contests and the brand information In fact I depend on the reviews and feed back but getting to know the person behind the reviews is lovely. Keep it up!

  15. We did used to do memes all the time, didn’t we? I like this one and enjoyed your answers – I will try to d it later in the week.

  16. I still have to do this! Love Old School Blogging… I miss it, and all the comments!

  17. I love doing these every once in a while I recently re-did the 25 random things about me. It was great to reflect. Thanks for the stories.

    And yes, I too will take my daughters to Paris, London and Rome. That’s a promise…as a millionaire or not…

  18. Oh this was lovely to read, blogging has changed so much since I first started.

  19. love your blog

  20. It was fun to read, I am just new to blogging and don’t even know what a meme is. But I do know I have the travel bug too. Paris is a must for anyone.

    • Stephanie says:

      I’m so glad you liked the meme! A meme is nothing more then a series of questions or prompts encouraging the blogger to fill in his or her own answers. Really you could copy and paste the questions, fill in your answers and there is your first meme! Blogger etiquette would encourage you to then let your readers know you found your fun meme over at my blog! Feel free to join in and let me know if you do, I’d love to read your answers!

      PS I so agree, everyone must see Paris!

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