March 27, 2011

15 Questions

Nancy had this fun questionnaire on her blog a few days ago. She snagged it from Shaina’s blog who got it from Marta Writes. I guess a good thing makes its rounds. Anyway, as a way to ease back in to blogging again, I thought this would be a nice way to get re-started.

Before I do, I want to tell every single one of you who commented on Hunter’s post, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your thoughts, prayers and sympathies. It has been a rough blow to this family and while I continue to have bouts of complete heartbreak and fits of crying, I’m functioning better. I miss Hunter terribly but his canine brother Rocky is also having some issues with coping without him, so we are trying to be more active with Rocky and get him to play. Forcing myself to be active and playing with Rocky has made me smile and so…life is moving forward. It always does. Anyway, thank you for all of your wonderful comments. Each one warmed me a little through the cold grief I was/am feeling. I am so appreciative of YOU!

Anyway… let’s get to some answers.

No matter what mood I'm in, I can always go for a: drink of water. Nancy said this too, I guess we have  this in common. I don’t carry it with me everywhere, but I’m a water lover. Especially on ice with a squeeze of lemon, but in a pinch any drinking water will do. I told The Hubs when we were dating that if we’re ever out somewhere (like at a park or festival or something) and I start to get cranky… like really major cranky pants… to just make sure he finds me a water and I’ll be happy as a clam ever since. When he remembers this tidbit (which is m ore and m ore often) life “out in the world” with me has become much easier for him. We argue less. LOL.

My favorite go-to outfit would have to be: Jeans and a black shirt of some kind. It’s comfort clothing. Most of my college life I wore jeans, a black long-sleeved shirt or turtleneck, with black socks and black “booties” (ankle-high boots). I just wore that outfit Friday night actually!

A good source of inspiration is: For creative inspiration, I typically go to SFTIO’s community and  gallery, YouTube, or Tim Holtz’s site, but honestly, more and more I’m finding inspiration on other people’s blogs on my Google Reader list.

I am so glad my parents taught me: to be responsible… if you borrow something, give it back (with a little extra); if you stay at a friend’s house, leave it cleaner/better than when you arrived; if you make a commitment to someone, follow through on it; tip generously, especially at breakfast; and write thank you notes.

A song I like to dance to is: Wow… I’m not a good dancer, and pretty self conscious of it nowadays, so I can’t say I have a favorite song to dance to… pretty much if the mood strikes me to dance (in my chair or out of it), it would be to whatever be-boppin’ song is on at the time. :)

I wish everyone knew about: the symptoms, signs and how to intervene with someone  considering suicide. Everyone is special and important to the world and the people around them. Suicide should never be an option.

The best thing in my makeup bag is: powder… loose and oil free. I am so blindingly shiny without it.

My dream spring break vacation spot is: Any secluded, forested fresh-water retreat. A lake in the mountains with lots of wild life. Or if I’m dreaming HUGE, Ireland. Or Hawaii. Or Australia.

This may be a surprise, but I am passionate about: amateur live theatre. I prefer to be involved (onstage or backstage), but I’ll go watch it any time I have the opportunity. I love professional live theatre as well, but not much chance of participating in that other than as a watcher.

A favorite book that changed me for the better:  I’m not much of a non-fiction reader. I love escaping into a different world, so I can’t say the books I read “change me”. But when my mom was fighting ovarian cancer, someone gave me a book to read which really did change me. It’s called Final Gifts: Understanding the Special Awareness, Needs and Communications of the Dying. And another book (non-fiction) that changed my awareness of myself and eating habits: When Food is Love by Geneen Roth.

One of my pet peeves is: when the person who went in to the bathroom before you in your own home can’t change the toilet paper roll. Or in a public bathroom when there is pee all over the seat. Seriously, how can women consistently do this? Grr!

My favorite daily ritual would have to be: Just showering in general. I can’t start a day until I shower. Otherwise I just don’t feel “right”. Showering wakes me up and makes me feel fresh and new and ready to hit the ground running.

I am trying to be better at: accepting and embracing my own creativity and feeling that it is “good enough”.

The most recent rad thing I found online was: I’m sorry, I don’t know that I’ve been out discovering anything recently online. I’ve just been hanging out at my “regulars”.

I can't live without: air. I guess that’s a given, though. *grin* Okay, okay, I’ll answer it for realz (as my kids say). I can’t live without my Ott (or Daylight brand) lamp. It really does change how you see colors, and crafting without one now can make me very anxious (or frustrated).

Okay, it's your turn.  Please answer a few of these questions in a comment (yeah, I seriously wanna know!) or blog your answers to all fifteen and leave me a link  so I can go see! 


  1. Good to hear from you - I've been thinking of you xx

    OK, which shall I answer? Umm.... Favourite go-to outfit is definitely jeans with a tunic top or dress over, and my comfy hooded cardigan (which is starting to unravel and wear thin, panic!!!) And a pet peeve is when people can't close a cupboard door or drawer properly!!

  2. Amateur theater, huh? Now that is something I did not know! I love the "air" seemed some how quite like you! :-)


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