1. If you could physically lock in one age for yourself, which would you choose and why?

19.  That is how old I was when I got married, and when I think about myself, I think of how I looked at 19.  Which makes for a shock when I look in the mirror and see a fat 37 year old!

2. What is the best dish that you cook or bake (your piece de resistance?)

I consider myself a pretty good cook.  I don’t make fancy food, just down to earth food.  I make pretty good clam chowder, chicken noodle soup with homemade noodles, and cinnamon rolls.

3. When you feel blue, what is one strategy you use to help yourself back to normal?

Well, my standby is crying and food.  But I need to replace food with something else.  I know it needs to be exercise, but that’s hard for me. “Here, you feel crappy, let’s get sweaty too.”  I just know that I have to move away from food.  But crying…that will always be there.  There is nothing more healing that a good cry…especially when combined with a hot shower!

4. When was the last time you danced in public?

Our Relief Society had a husband and wife night and they taught us swing dancing.  That was pretty fun, and good exercise too!

5. Do you consider yourself a realist or dreamer?

Definitely a realist.  I don’t dream.  They don’t come true.  It’s easier not to dream, and that way you don’t get your hopes shattered.

6. As a parent, what is one thing that you have done well?

Wow.  That’s a tough one.  I seriously thought about this question for quite a while.  I mean, I feel like I could do so much better.  However, if I had to pick one thing, I would have to say that I have taught my children to be responsible.  I have taught them to be in charge of themselves.  The Teenager is working now, and doesn’t get home from work until midnight on weekdays.  But he still sets his alarm and gets himself up for school.  He is keeping his grades up, and he has been pleasant around the family.  That makes me proud.

I just texted The Teenager and asked him what he would say is something I have done well as a parent, and he said, “You gave birth to me!”  So add humble to his list of endearing qualities!

7.  What is your #1 driving pet peeve?

When people cut me off.  If you signal, I will let you over.  But when you just butt in, it ticks me off.  You are not more important than I am. 

8. Which color best represents your mood today? Care to elaborate?

Pink.  Always pink.

9. What activity takes up the bulk of your time on an average day?

Napping.  LOL  No, kitchen work.  Making lunches, cooking meals, cleaning up.

10. M & M's or Skittles?


11. Have you ever read the Bible completely through?

Yes.  It took me like 8 months and it was one of the hardest things I have ever done.  I wanted to quit so many times, but I kept going!

12. How long does it take you to really wake up in the morning?

About 5 minutes.  When my alarm goes off, I sit up and say my prayers, then go to the bathroom.  After that, it’s downstairs to make lunches, etc.  On Saturday, I will wake up and go back to sleep several times before I finally get up.  I love Saturday!

13. How much of a technology junkie are you?

I love technology.  It goes back to when I was in elementary school and my dad bought one of the very first Macintosh computers for use in our video store.  And a year or two after that, he bought another one for home.  So I was on a computer from a young age.  I got the MyTouch Google phone on the day it came out.  I haven’t converted to the iPhone yet because I love T-Mobile and don’t plan on switching.  But I love electronics.  I even love the copy machine at my work!  It’s so cool! 

Ahem, where were we?

14.. Do you enjoy selecting greeting cards for people, or is it more of a cultural "have to" for you?

I don’t give cards, unless I make them.  I think they are a waste of money.  Even the cards I make seem to be a waste, because unless I give them to my Mom or sisters, they are unappreciated and get thrown away!

12. What's the last thing you think of before you leave the house?

Do I have my phone?


Frank, Heidi and Family said... Reply To This Comment

Just FYI, any hand made card I've received from you (or anybody for that matter) I have kept. I love reusing cards (cut off the part that was written on and mat it on something else) or I keep them because they are so darn cute and then I can copy it. :)

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