Tuesday, January 29, 2008

4 Things!

Julie from Joyful Days has tagged me! It's the 4 Things Meme.
You should visit hers, she took a twist that I really liked, I almost did it.
Ok, ready to snore yet?
4 Jobs You've had in Your Life
1)My first job was at a donut shop, I STUNK at making change.
I got fired after a few months. That REALLY hurt my pride,ego, the whole thing.
I have since recovered! :)
2) I was a maid at a motel.
3) I worked in an administrative capacity for 19 years in law enforcement.
I was tremendously blessed in this job.
As I get older and wiser I can see a lot more clearly just how blessed I was.
Distance does that.
4) I worked for 1 year in retail during my career in law enforcement.
To pay for oral surgery and braces.
And believe it or not, that is all the jobs I have had! I have to say, in my 19 years in law enforcement, I was fortunate to learn and do so many different things, that it sure felt like a whole lot more jobs!
4 Movies that You Would Watch Over & Over
This is fairly easy!
1) Lord of the Rings (my husband never tires of these
& I am a huge Tolkien fan, so it's all good)
2) The Last Holiday. This is just a great feel good movie.
3) Big Trouble in Little China. I have watched this with my hubby so many times! It is a hoot!
4) Jack Frost with Michael Keaton! Love this story! It was a movie that I enjoyed and so did my youngest, so for years, we had a tradition of finishing school for the day and sitting and watching this sometime during the first cold weather every year.
4 TV Shows That You Watch or Use to Watch
1) Stargate SG1 - This was somthing we all loved to watch in our house!
We were sad to see it go!
2) 7th Heaven (my youngest & I would watch episodes we saved on Tivo on nights when my husband worked. It gave us lots of opportunity to talk about important stuff and we loved it!).
3) Psych - Laugh out Loud Funny! And NEVER rude!
4) Monk! Same goes!
(btw if it wasn't for Tivo, I don't know how we would ever watch TV!)
4 Places You Have Lived
1) You all, this is so un21st Century,
but I have ONLY ever lived in this town. Born here, never moved!
4 Vacations I have Had
1) Disney Contemporary Resort, concierge floor for several days and nights
2) Camping in Tennessee Smokey Mountains - near Gatlinburg. Lots of fun.
3) Cabin in same area. Lots of fun!
4) Blue Springs - can you guess? Yes, camping!
4 Websites You Visit Daily
1) My friends blogs
2) Biblegateway (usually)
3) Photobucket (usually)
4) Sitemeter
4 of Your Favorite Foods
(Depending on my mood)
1) Steak or Roast Beef
2) Really nice quality dark chocolate truffles
3) My Mama's greens - OMG(osh) they are heavenly!!
4) My sil's pumpkin cheesecake! Ummmm!
4 Places You Would Rather Be Right Now
1) The Keys with my Honey!
2) Vacation with Honey and son in Washington, DC. We keep trying to get there.
3) Extend that vacation to include a trip to New York City.
4) Any of the beautiful national parks we have, Yellowstone etc.
4 People You Are Tagging!


luvmy4sons said...

I can relate to the dark chocolate truffles! Yum! Yum! ( not so much the meat! LOL!) AND I love going to National Parks!

Karen said...

It was great to learn more about you. What a fab job history - 19 years in Law enforcement. Good preparation for practicing spiritual authority aye? spiritual enforcement! I always get a real surprise when people haven't lived in other countries - I think it's probably a very British thing, and a Kiwi thing to travel, but as I was thinking - you live in such a beautiful country and so much is there already if you know what I mean.

Denise said...

This was fun.

Cecily R said...

Jon is a Stargate JUNKIE. He loves that show. Since the original got cancelled he settles for Atlantis, but he still prefers SG1.

I LOVE Monk and Psych! I'm coming over next friday to watch them with you.

Thanks for the tag. I did this one MONTHS ago. I'll have to look at it and see if anything has changed since then...I'll let you know!!

BunnyGirl said...

Ya got me, here we go..

Renee's Reading Corner said...

I enjoyed getting to know you better! Thanks!

freetofly said...

Leslie, did someone say CHOCOLATE?! LOL! Here I come!

Thank you, Karen! I DO adore my country, & am grateful for the many types of people & even natural environments available. But, New Zealand is also a gorgeous country! Thanks to LOTR & Peter Jackson, many of us appreciate the beauty much more! I'm sure you must get tired of hearing that, but it was an eye opener to us all!

Oh, & yes to that spiritual authority! That's been much on my mind the last months, & even today.

Thanks, Denise! Hope you are feeling well?

Cecily! I KNEW Jon ROCKS! &
Monk & Psych party next week!

Bunny Girl! Woot for you! Loved your post! & another SG1 junkie! Cool!

Renee', thanks! I LOVED the post on the chapstick and the cat! OMG(osh)!

Hope everyone's weekend is going great!

Joyful Days said...

I knew you were my friend before, but you cinched it with the pumpkin cheesecake & truffles!! And then to have green onions in there--you are like me! LOL!

That is so cool you've lived in one spot. We've moved 13 times in 15 years!! Yikes!!

What Does it Mean Anyway? "Free to Fly"...

Well, it's like this: Here are some of the Webster's Dictionary definitions of Free: a : having the legal and political rights of a citizen b : enjoying civil and political liberty c : enjoying political independence or freedom from outside domination d : enjoying personal freedom : not subject to the control or domination of another2 a : not determined by anything beyond its own nature or being : choosing or capable of choosing for itself...having a scope not restricted by qualification 7 a : not obstructed, restricted, or impeded ...Now, here are some of the Webster's Dictionary definitions of Fly:1 a : to move in or pass through the air with wings b : to move through the air or before the wind or through outer space c : to float, wave, or soar in the air ... a : to take flight ...6 : to work successfully ...Examples which apply from Websters: fly high : to be elated - fly in the face of or fly in the teeth of : to stand or act forthrightly or brazenly in defiance or contradiction of

What does this mean in my life? This means that in life we are meant to be free. While historically mankind has not always enjoyed the opportunity to fully appreciate what that means, we are so indescribably fortunate as to live in a time of the greatest spiritual, physical, financial and political freedom ever known. Freedom doesn't come cheap, nor does it come easy. But the best things in life don't come that way do they? As I write this I am struck by how this sounds like a political statement, and for me this is much more of a spiritual thing, but, same goes for that (political that is). Freedom doesn't come easy. And it's worth whatever fight you have to make to overcome in your life in order to live a life that succeeds. Now the questions is - what is success for you? What is your standard? In my mind what is needed is a definite target - because you can't hit and maintain a moving target. A stable, rock-solid, anchor with no variable, yet multi-faceted. Something pure, just and worthy. If you look at any web page of news you can see that our society is certainly lacking in this area. What a great time to live as a rebel! Nowadays to be a rebel, all you have to do is be willing to engage in the battle of life, while anchored to Christ!