November 4, 2009

Scavenging for Treasures?

I'm playing in a scavenger hunt for ministry wives. If you are a new visitor from the Treasure hunt, WELCOME to the nest!

The Treasures

1.  First Name
Christie

2.  State and Country of Residence
Arizona

3.  Husband’s Ministry Title

Pastor

4.  Length of time in Current Ministry Location
Three and a half years

5.  Children?  If yes, give gender and ages.
Hannah, 22
Bethany, 19
Emma, 17
Maggie, 12

6.  Number of unique homes in which you’ve lived during your marriage.
Garage apartment
Mobile home
Brick parsonage with scary basement
Ranch style parsonage by a creek
Small home with big mortgage in big city

7.  Cook Sunday lunch or eat out?
Unplanned, usually eat at home

8.  Typically on time for Sunday School or not?
Typically: running by the seat of my pants late; lately: early (I have to set up the coffee pot!)

9.  Favorite TV Show
The Mentalist, House

10.  Something you watch/like/do that you would never tell the church people.
I would love to have a mildly restored VW bus. (but couldn't drive it in traffic here!)

11.  Most annoying church-related pet peeve.
People who tell me things (usually complaints) so that I will tell the pastor about it and he will fix it. People who constantly drain him or hog his attention.

12.  One thing you need to throw away but can’t bring yourself to do it.
I just purged the house, including my closet, so I have no answer!

13.  The one food you can not live without.
Chocolate

14.  Parsonage or have your own home?
We own our first home after 25 years of marriage. (well, the bank lets us think we own it)

15.  Freak when the doorbell rings or always ready for a visitor?
Both! I used to love visitors but nowadays I'm worn out from work and our schedule.

8 comments:

Kelly said...

Ohhhhh! I hear you on #11. I really hate it when people try to use me that way. I never tell my husband what they say. : ) HA! LOL Thankfully, it doesn't happen that often anymore.

jenmom said...

Hey! I completely understand your response on #11. We pastor's wives are often used as the complaint department. Just the other day I answered our home phone, it was a church member, and without a hello or how are you doing, she said, "What have you and Mike done about...." I almost wanted to hang up on her!
Jennifer

Robin said...

Yep, #11 is a no-brainer. I had that happen to me not long ago and I just told the woman if she wanted my husband to know about it - she would have to tell him because I would never. She walked away in a bit of a huff. Oh well!
Nice getting to know you!

rachel said...

House is a great show! And your girls' names are beautiful!

Cheryl said...

We just resigned from our first church together but fortunately people didn't come to me to complain. I'm sure it will happen sometime though!

Lisa @ The Preacher's Wife said...

I love that you want a VW bus...How fun would that be??? :))))

e-Mom said...

Oh, sorry about number 15! :~( I admit, I don't like unexpected visitors. :~D

TCKK said...

Do you think you could come and do number 12 at my house? Nice to meet you. -Cathy