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Getting to know me.

Saturday, January 05, 2013

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

SPs friends Blessed2BeMe, Harleygal & ThinRonna shared this on her page and it was really nice getting to know them even 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?
charging

Spouse?
Sleeping of course. AND The best of the best. He is just so good at heart and always does what is right no matter what. We are quite different but compliment each other beautifully I think.

Your hair?
Mid length, wavy naturally. I straighten it and it is blond (thanks to the hair dresser).

Your mother?
I do have one.

Your father?
I have one of those too.

Your favorite thing?
If you know me, you know this one... my pups, no doubt about it. They too are the best of the best.

Your dream last night?
I can't remember...I know I was having some weird ones but I am not sure.

Favorite drink?
hum, I think coffee is what I most treasure first thing when I wake up. Oddly, I love Nescafe Clasico Suave instant. Yes, instant.

What room are you in?
The kitchen. I just about live here at the kitchen table with my laptop. It works.

Your hobbies?
Hum. Is spending time with my pups a hobby, working on the acreage, jogging, reading. I do love hiking but so rarely do it anymore.

Your fear?
Falling. I hate roller coasters and I even get irrational fears as I go up and down stairs that I am going to lose my footing and tumble. I think this fairly often and just snap myself out of it. In high school when I was a cheerleader I absolutely hated to be anywhere close to the top on pyramids. I could sit on someones shoulders but that was about it.

Where do you want to be in 6 years?
Happy in my career, providing value... maybe living on out acreage. I think that may be further down the road though. I think my man would be in heaven out there.

emoticon I will add... my long term dream...
If I won the lottery or something, my dream would be to have an animal shelter with loved dogs. I would have it staffed and I would make sure abused, neglected or homeless dogs received the best care ever.

Where were you last night?
Home. I was going to do a bit of running around but though I would stay home with Utah. Today is 1 month with no seizures.

Something that you aren't?
Naturally smart. I feel like I am definitely not the smartest to say the least so... I consistently strive to surround myself with a great team at work. I am good with people and am lucky enough to typically make this happen.

Muffins?
Love them, rarely eat them... however, I have found some great recipes on spark and dive in from time to time.

Wish list item?
My man to be happy. If I have this, then I am happy. I can be happy when he is not but life is easiest when he is feeling good. Also of course, Utah to have no more seizures.

Last thing you did?
Slept and then got up to feed the pups. Utie was up at 5 this morning so some coffee and SP first.

What are you wearing?
Pink flannel pants with hearts from Old Navy (after Christmas sale), t-shirt, comfy shirt and slippers (oh and cheap glasses too, as my sight is getting so much worse with age)

Your pets?
are my life. Aspen was my BFF, truly my BFF. Sounds odd but I guess I am just not that close to people. I have Utah (Utie, Utenheimer, Utie Toot) and Sierra - both beautiful golden retrievers. I grew up with Irish setters. I has a part husky/chow mix forever ago as well and my man and I had Kanyon. He was our first golden. Now Kanyon and Aspen are together.

Friends?
I don't really have any close friends except for you of course. I have what I consider some super close (1 or 2) spark friends. I do have 2 friends that I think I could still count on if my world fell apart, but we do not keep in touch. I am not sure if this is because I used to travel so much or if it is because my man is so private. It makes me less comfortable sharing. The time I do have is with my man and my pups. I am good with it. It has helped me so very much to have you. I have learned that there are times when I really do need a good friend. Not sure how I would have made it though Aspen's passing without my great Spark friends.

Your life?
Outstanding. I am so lucky. I am starting to appreciate that maybe it is a little more than luck. It is good decision making too, right. However it is my man that has helped me make good decisions. He taught me how to manage money. He pushed me to get my master's degree. He keeps me grounded. And although I have not had a best friend in life, expect my man, I feel truly bless to have had Aspen. Not everyone is blessed with a truly special relationship. I have 2 (my man and my Aspen girl). I feel I have at least 2 really special and heart warming spark friends too. I feel relationships are key for me to happiness.

Here is where my friend HarleyGal and ThinRonna added something quite personal to help her friends to get to know her better and I think I will too. Well, maybe, maybe not.
- No terrible hardships. I do not speak with my family (Mom, Dad, brother or sister) but I love them. We are just very different. They did not welcome my man into the family too well. They thought he pushed me too much and who knows what. They were of course just perfect to his face most of the time though. Drama too, no thanks.
- Hum, I was not planning to share this at all but this would definitely be personal. I almost prefer to not get dolled up for my man or be intimate. I am super self conscious about my body and really stress if I know he wants to go out on the town. I would love to break through this somehow. I think the only way is to get really, really in shape. I am finding that I really love just holding hands or getting a bear hug from him.
- Oh, I also want to share that I am lazy at heart. You may not believe this if you know me but I truly am. I have to push myself to do what I do. I could sit all day. Routine helps too :)

Your mood?
A little nervous about what I wrote but happy, loving watching Utah sleep. I could watch him all day. I used to love to watch Aspen sleep too, so at peace.

Missing someone?
Aspen always, but doing better these days. I was thinking yesterday, that these are times I would generally really, really miss her (stressful times with the job uncertainty). But I am doing well.

Drinking?
coffee

Your car?
4Runner. I used to absolutely love it but, I was in an accident a while back (Aspen was in teh car too) and it has never been quite the same. Still good though.

Something you're not wearing?
a hat

Your favorite store?
No idea really. I just found a really cool consignment store though. It would be cool if this became my favorite. They seem to have quality brands that I wear at a very reasonable price.

Your favorite color?
Hum, not sure. This is not supposed to be difficult is this. Oh, yes, pink.

When is the last time you cried?
I get teary. Hum not sure. Oh, yes, it was something on Army Wives that triggered me.

Favorite place to eat?
Maybe Cracker Barrel. I love breakfast!

Favorite place I'd like to be right now?
I would love to visit where ThinRomma is headed, a lodge type hotel. But, nope, I need to be with my pups. Thank you very much.

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BLESSED2BEME 1/7/2013 11:32AM

    I was hardly on spark all weekend so am just now catching up on friends' blogs and such.

Thank you for opening a window into your life to let us peek in. I love getting to know you even better although I feel as though you and I already know each other rather well.

You are a special person and you certainly take good care of your man and your pups!

We have something else in common - I too do not like to get all dolled up and my body self-image is awful. I hate for my hubby to see it! So I am working on this same thing!

Cracker Barrel is one of my favorite places to eat too!

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BLITZEN40 1/6/2013 9:32PM

    Thanks for sharing! Most of us are naturally smart in some areas but might find other areas to be more challenging. That doesn't mean you're not smart in those more challenging areas- it just means you're probably not as interested or don't relate to those things. For example, I'm quite proficient in reading and writing, but I loathe Physics, Chemistry and most upper level college math. I would test very poorly in those subjects if I attempted it right now, but I know I could force myself to learn them if I really put my mind to it. It would just be difficult because those subjects are the last thing on the planet that I care about. You are a good writer, and certainly you must know this as you've written a thesis by which you've successfully acquired a Masters Degree! If that doesn't have smarts written all over it, I don't know what does. Whatever you think you are not naturally smart in is actually probably just something you're not interested in. So, bottom line, you're smart.. and you know what you're interested in and what you're not. And that makes you even smarter! emoticon

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HARLEYGAL55 1/5/2013 5:27PM

    Thank you! I loved reading your blog and getting to know you much better! It makes me feel closer to know the little things as well as the big ones. I first got to know you a little while after you had lost Aspen and knew right away that you two had a very special relationship. I also believe a pet can be a BFF!

I think your man is lucky to have you, too! You also have a good heart. He sounds like a wonderful person and getting to know you through SP, I know you are, too. So, like you said, you two compliment each other.

The not smart comment, I have to differ on. I certainly agree with Ronna's comment about different types of smartness. Anyone who has gone through what it takes to get a Masters degree is smart AND dedicated! I know many who have done it and some who have not been able to complete it, so you should recognize the fact that you are special in completing it.

My dh has much more common sense than I do; me being more of an emotional type person and not always thinking things through. I use to think this was not good, but now after many years have realized that we balance each other out and it works well. :)

It is hard when family doesn't accept the decisions or people we choose in our lives. You stuck by your man and for that he is lucky, again. I am sorry that your family has not reached out to heal your relationship. Maybe over time, they might change their opinions of him.

I can certainly share your thoughts at being lazy! My best day would be to just sit and read a book all day long....in my PJ's is even better.

Well, this is getting way too long, sorry. Thank you again for sharing more of who you are. Take care, my friend!
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DEBSZI 1/5/2013 12:24PM

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THINRONNA 1/5/2013 10:20AM

    emoticon Oh my dear friend! What a wonderful blog! I could just imagine you sitting there writing it in your kitchen. Thank you for allowing us to get to know you a little better! I love how you describe your feelings about your dogs and your man...and of course Aspen, I felt that way about Jake.

You are really brave and great to share so much of what makes you ...you! I'm going to beg to differ on the naturally smart thing though...I have learned along the way that there are ALL kinds of smart that go beyond traditional book smarts and you lady are not only smart but amazing in what you do!

I will write more in a bit but I have to feed these little people I have here. You are just so great! emoticon

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HLPRATT 1/5/2013 9:12AM

    Thanks for sharing. Wish I was better with the computer copying and pasting thing

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LOPEYP 1/5/2013 7:07AM

    Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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MCAFEE34 1/5/2013 7:06AM

  enjoyed reading your blog

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