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Getting to Know Me


Friday, January 04, 2013

"Copy and Paste into your own blog, change the answers to suit you
and help your SparkFriends get to know you"

A SP friend just shared this on her page and it was really nice getting to know her a little better. So, I thought I'd share it with any of my friends who would like to know me better, too.
Here goes!


Where is my cell phone?
In a Harley phone case in my purse.

Spouse?
My dh, Mark, and I have been married for 34 years (35 next June). He is a very organized and efficient person...pretty much the opposite of me, so our lives are never dull. ;) We do travel well together. Maybe that's why we like to do it so frequently.

Your hair?
Long, naturally wavey and my beautician friend helps me keep it a sandy blond color. Otherwise it would be at least half grey. :)

Your mother?
Passed away a little more than 2 years ago. She was a loving mother and I still miss her at times.

Your father?
Passed away back in 2000. He was my rock, my Christian mentor, my hero...I miss him greatly.

Your favorite thing?
Spending time with my children & grandchildren! (Watching cooking shows comes as a close second.)

Your dream last night?
I don't remember having any dreams last night. I only remember them maybe a couple times a week.

Favorite drink?
I don't just have one. It depends on my mood. Usually in winter it's hot mint tea or flavored coffee. In the summer it really is milk. (As far as an alcoholic favorite, it has to be sipping on Rum Chata or Baileys)

What room are you in?
Kitchen at the table. Just finished lunch.

Your hobbies?
Reading, scuba diving, motorcycle riding, water skiing, counted cross stitch, watching cooking shows and trying new recipes

Your fear?
Suffocation in any form. Maybe that's weird, I don't know. I'm not too fond of big hairy spiders either.

Where do you want to be in 6 years?
Living up at our cottage and doing some kind of outreach ministry.

Where were you last night?
Sharing dinner and great conversation at home with my dh, son and his girlfriend. We had a wonderful time!

Something that you aren't?
Judgmental

Muffins?
Almost anytime

Wish list item?
To go visit the Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany

Last thing you did?
Met some Curves friends for coffee and catch up, then came home and had lunch.

What are you wearing?
Black jeans, a turtleneck sweater and fleece jacket

Your pets?
We had to put down our Syberian Husky, Rocky, this past June. Because we travel so much, my dh doesn't want to get another pet. :(

Friends?
This is hard, b/c of the different meanings of the word friend. I have a handful of friends that fill different roles in my life. Do you understand what I mean? It's like you can share with one friend something really deep about a specific topic, but maybe not share something else, but still need to share it with a different person. Again, I don't know if that makes sense. I also consider both of my sisters very good friends as I know I could count on them anytime I needed them! My SP friends have also been terrific in helping me through rough spots when I really needed some motivation or just believing in my ability to succeed!

Your life?
We have been very blessed! Even though there have been very tough times throughout my life, God has been there carrying me through. Now, being 56, I can look back and say yes, my life has been/is/and will be good!

[I have also decided to add this additional part, since I am sharing for you all to get to know me better. When I was 7 yrs old, we had a house fire and my 2 older sisters (13 & 10) and my baby brother (1) died of smoke inhalation. I am only alive today by the grace of God and the firemen who rescued me and did an emergency trach when they got me out of the house. The "after" was very difficult, but my parents and I became very close throughout this and we survived! This has, of course, shaped my life greatly and given me a desire to reach out to others who are hurting or struggling and feeling alone. Other not so positive things have also happened to continue to strengthen my faith and understanding of life. So, I tell you all of this not for sympathy or sadness, but in hope that this might help you to understand better who I am.]

Your mood?
Very content

Missing someone?
My dad & Rocky b/c I just wrote about them earlier.

Drinking?
Water

Your car?
A GMC Acadia

Something you're not wearing?
Shoes

Your favorite store?
Barnes & Noble or any book store

Your favorite color?
Blue

When is the last time you cried?
Two weeks ago

Favorite place to eat?
My daughter & son-in-law's home. He's a chef! :)

Favorite place I'd like to be right now?
Up at our cottage
     
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
THINRONNA 1/5/2013 4:16AM

    What a wonderful blog! I already knew you and liked you but now I know you better and understand you even more. Thank you for this. You are really quite special you know. emoticon

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YOBETHIE 1/4/2013 3:35PM

    I do feel like I know you better! And I think we would get along great in the "real" world . . . fun!
Too bad dogs can't ride on motorcycles.
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BLESSED2BEME 1/4/2013 3:28PM

    Love your blog and learning so much more about you.

Congrats on 34 years of marriage. In today's world that is a long time.

My husband wishes I would ride on his motorcycle with him but I just don't enjoy it and working in insurance claims gives me a whole different perspective on what can go wrong on them. However I am glad so many people enjoy riding and I've finally accepted that he needs it in his life.

Your fear? I would think your fear stems from the fire.

I love your 6 year plan.

I can totally agree that you are not judgmental. I want to be more like you in this area!

I've been to Neauschwanstein Castle several times. Great thing to wish for - it is worth the time and effort to see it. Walking from the bottom of the hill to the castle makes it even more amazing. I have also finished a beautiful counted cross stitch of the castle that I'm very proud of.

Thank you for opening up and telling us about what happened in your life when you were 7...I truly believe events like that do shape us and you are blessing others because of what happened to you and your family.

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REMEMBER2BME 1/4/2013 3:12PM

    - Don't know if I mentioned, my man has a Harley Road King. We love it. We don't spend enough time on it.
- I used to love cross stitch growing up. I should consider getting back to it. Have you done anything lately?
- Love your 6 year plan!
- I completely understand your friend comment.
- Thank you so much for sharing about your past. It does shed some light. I am impressed with how strong you are.

HUGS 2 u!

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