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.
Where is my cell phone?
In a Harley phone case in my purse.
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.
Long, naturally wavey and my beautician friend helps me keep it a sandy blond color. Otherwise it would be at least half grey. :)
Passed away a little more than 2 years ago. She was a loving mother and I still miss her at times.
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.
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.
Reading, scuba diving, motorcycle riding, water skiing, counted cross stitch, watching cooking shows and trying new recipes
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?
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
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. :(
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!
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.]
My dad & Rocky b/c I just wrote about them earlier.
A GMC Acadia
Something you're not wearing?
Your favorite store?
Barnes & Noble or any book store
Your favorite color?
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