Thursday, October 22, 2009
1. Candy corn: Your thoughts?
Yum! I don't like to have it around much...because I'd eat it all. I have a little glass pumpkin jar filled with it right now, and I've been pretty good. I don't want it to go empty (though other people in the household do not have the same goal), so I try to leave it alone.
2. Briefly, what was the first conversation you ever had with your spouse? (or best friend, if you're not married.) (Or someone significant, like your librarian.)
Wow! I couldn't begin to remember. We met in college, and I know I saw him at the end of a hall and asked a friend who he was. She implied "he was taken." Not long after that I wrote him and others at our small college if they had any prayer requests - and he sent a note back with a few things. One request was that he was short-handed on his staff for the yearbook. He was editor that year. He needed a typist. Voila!! That was gonna be ME! Thus began our friendship and marriage, and many other conversations since.
3. Could you ever become a vegetarian?
Nope. No way. Uh-uh! ...ain't happening! I like my chicken, I like my fish.
4. Have you ever dressed up your pet in a costume?
He'd bite! My hubby would throw up. The ds would be grossed out. The dd would be happy to give it a try.
5. Name something about childhood that you miss (like Clark Bars, Teaberry Gum, Malibu Barbie, cracking fake eggs on people's heads with your fist and "It's the Great Pumpkin" airing only once a year).
Recess and playing marbles on the playground
Playing with my cousin, Carolyn
Rock & Rye pop
playing with my friend Julie
watching "The Man From Uncle"
summer Bible Camp
staying and Grandpa & Grandma's house
6. Have you ever won a trophy? If not, what do you deserve a trophy for?
Well, maybe not a trophy...but a dictionary engraved with my name. I was the spelling bee champ that year. But I deserve a trophy for doing what needs to be done when it needs to be done - ie., we've needed me to pick up extra income from time to time - and whatever it took (legally and morally, that is) I did it...insurance secretary, piano teacher, flute teacher, babysitter, wreath maker, craft maker, and now a Virtual Assistant.
7. When do you think is the appropriate time to begin playing Christmas music each year?
Well, if it were up to a certain friend of mine...the first day in September...or was it August? Me, I prefer about the 1st of November.
8. What's your favorite board game?
My absolute all-time favorite is Dominoes - the set that goes up to fifteen. My second absolute favorite is Scramble. Unfortunately, my mother is the only one who'll play with me...and she's in Florida most of the year. I mean, what a place to retire...where I'm not!! Who am I supposed to play with, mom??
9. How do you feel about surprises (receiving, not giving)?
It depends on the purpose of the surprise. If it's a nice gift, something the giver knows I enjoy...hey, go for it. If it's waking up to 6 inches of water on the floor, or opening your bank account and find that someone just cashed a check for $1200.00 or some other unexpected amount...then I pass!
10. Is it easy for you to say, "I'm sorry?"
No, I do not find it easy. I do it, but it's hard. I don't know why. It shouldn't be.
11. What is your favorite candle scent?
Vanilla or cinnamon...apple pie, maybe pumpkin.
12. October is traditionally "open house" time in public schools. If you had a literal open house in your home (like a reception) what light snacks would you serve visitors and what would you show them (as in art projects, graded papers) that would uniquely represent you?
Toll House Chocolate Chip cookies (preferable still warm)
Coffee or Tea
Piano and Vocal duets by my mom and I
My various family scrapbooks I've made
Examples of some of the projects I do for my client
a list of things people could bring for me to add to the Thanksgiving Basket at church
Raspberry Mini Cheesecakes made from our homegrown raspberries
a sign up sheet for the Prayer Group that I handle for our church - with perhaps a bulletin board with pictures of people we've prayed for and testimonies of answered prayer.
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