So the other day my friend Christi (whose blog is hysterical, by the way–check it out!) was feeling sorry for what a hard life I lead, so she decided I needed an easy blog post to do and included me in the following challenge.
Here’s the deal:
1. post these rules.
2. post a photo of yourself & 11 random facts about you.
3. answer the questions given to you in the tagger’s post.
4. create 11 new questions & tag new people to answer them.
5. go to their blog/twitter & let them know they’ve been tagged.
Here we go!
(Posting a picture of myself is not perhaps intended to be challenging, but since I take most of the pictures, and run from people holding cameras, finding an acceptable one wasn’t easy!)
1. What is your least favorite chore to do around the house, and why?
Cleaning bathrooms. Perhaps not an original answer, but true (as a quick look in any of them right now would attest).
2. What part of motherhood has been the most challenging, so far?
3. What was your high school experience like?
Disgustingly wonderful. Best-years-of-your-life material. I was the co-editor of the newspaper, starred in plays, was valedictorian, won awards for Mock Trial, had a wonderful group of friends, had a supportive family, was a good girl who never got in trouble . . . I suffered my share of teenage angst, naturally, and bemoaned the fact that I did not have a boyfriend, but as far as high school experiences go, I’d say I did pretty well.
4. What’s the maddest you’ve ever been?
This is a hard one because I don’t hang on to anger very well. I forget fairly quickly things that infuriated me terribly at the time. Probably, but only probably, it was at my husband, but I can’t even be sure about that.
5. How would you spend your birthday if money was no object?
I’ve already experienced this particular birthday treat three times, and it really cannot be improved upon. I hope we will have the money for me to do it again this year. What I do is stay downtown in a nice hotel all by myself. I write, go one walks, go to the library, shop a little, hang out in Market Square, go to nice restaurants–ALL ALONE. It is bliss.
6. What’s the most annoying thing your husband does?
I’m not going to say it explicitly but it has to do with him being sloppy about little things around the house. He thinks he’s some kind of neat and organized person but really he can be kind of a slob.
7. What would your husband say is the most annoying thing you do?
Thinking I am always right, probably.
8. What’s your favorite movie and why?
Moonstruck. There is the sentimental reason that John and I saw it together on our first dating anniversary, but it really is a perfect movie in every way. The humor, the family stuff, the love stuff, the acting . . . we watch it together at least once a year and annoyingly recite all the lines.
9. If you could change anything about your wedding day, would you? And what?
Only one thing: I wish we had had enough money to provide some hors d’oeuvres at the beginning of the reception while people were waiting for us to get back from having our pictures done. People got hungry waiting. The wedding, however, was absolutely perfect, and that’s the important part–as so many people nowadays seem to forget.
10. What is something that scares you?
Dying and leaving my children. Or the fact that as they grow up there are so many things I cannot protect them from.
11. What is your favorite part of the day and why?
When I go in my bedroom and close the door and get into bed with my book. I have a sense of sanctuary in my room that I did not have before moving here.
Now it’s my turn to dream up some questions and tag some unsuspecting folks . . . <evil laughter ensues.>
1. When did you first get online and what did you do back then?
2. What faith do you practice and why?
3. What have you or will you do differently with your own kids, compared to how you were raised?
4. If you could relive one day in your life so far, which would it be?
5. What is your favorite piece of furniture in your house, and why?
6. What is your favorite vacation you ever took?
7. Do you like the city/town you live in? Why or why not?
8. Who is your oldest friend?
9. Share a childhood memory featuring a grandparent or an older relative.
10. If there was one thing you could get your children to really understand, what would it be?
11. Is there anything about you that you think other people consistently don’t get or misunderstand?