Thursday, February 2, 2012

Q and A

The wonderful, fun, lovely Erika from chambanachik, totally and completey TAGGED me in this fun Q and A, which I thought was so thoughtful of her, so I must be faithful and follow through on the TAG. So here goes:

The Rules
1. You must post the rules (and link up who tagged you).
2. Post eleven fun facts about yourself on the blog post.
3. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post, and then create eleven new questions to ask the people you've tagged.
4. Tag however many people you want
5. Let them know you've tagged them!

11 Fun Facts About Me:
1.) I use an old address book, I don't keep addresses electronically, my address book is from the 60's.
2.) I got so terribly teased for shopping at thrift stores back in the day, that I stopped for a while and bought new.
3.) I don't iron. I repeat, I DO NOT IRON. 
4.) I hate doing dishes.
5.) Three's Company is my favorite TV show of all time.
6.) I can not handle when things are beautiful or cute or precious. It's like I freeze in amazement. It's hard for me to comprehend such things, and express how it really makes me feel.  
7.) I read the whole New Testament in about 3 months when I first became a christian. 
8.) I have "pet" names for the people I love, especially Nells{my dog}. Like probably over 50 names for Nells, we have them in a Word document! And I sing to him everyday.
9.) I LOVE picnics
10.) I have never owned or worn a pair of tennis shoes
11.) I can't wait to be a grandma!

Erika's Questions For Me:
1. What is something you're known for?
Compassion, and sharing wisdom {if God provides}
2. What dessert would you make for me if I came for a visit?
Blueberry Pie and with homemade whipping cream!
3. If you could have any animal for a pet, what would you pick? (Example: I really liked the miniature giraffe in those commercials! ;) 
Hands down a SLOTH!!! I want one so desperately! I watch youtube videos of them for hours {well I have before anyway}
3. Where do you see yourself in 50 years?
50? That means I'd be 87, so hopefully still around enjoying Great Grandchildren!
4. What was the best day of your life so far?
The day I had my baby girl!
5. What kind of things do you do every single day, without fail?
Pray, journal, connect with my husband and daughter, read, pick up the house, rest
6. What subject do you know more about than most people?
The Bible, or natural products
7. What would be your perfect date night?
Dinner at a new restaurant I haven't tried downtown, then a walk in the park, coffee and dessert; really simple. Or if we are dreaming, it would be like those dates you see in the movies, something really over the top like candlelight dinner on a mountain top, or a private viewing at a museum. Or having the Zoo to ourselves.
8. Where is your favorite place to be?
Besides God's presence, I'd say a Museum, or vintage shops...oops, or somewhere in nature, or anywhere in Europe!...hahaha that one's really hard!
9. What is something valuable you've learned from your mom and/or dad?
To always be myself and to not follow "trends" or try to be something I'm not. To be true to myself. And I've done that...I've never been into trends, and I've been a bit of an outcast because I've never tried to be anyone other than me.
10.  What color do you like to wear the most?
11. What did you want to be when you grew up? (And are you there yet?)
When I was little I wanted to join the Peace Corp. and now I'd like to be a Counselor or a nope I'm not there yet, my life took a different turn, and Mothering has been my FT job for almost 20 years!

Who I'm Tagging:
Courtney @ Vintch
Brandy @ Jane Mabel
Jozen @ Lola's Girl

My Questions for Tagged Friends:
1. What is one thing you would like to do before you die?
2. What is your favorite thing to do for fun?
3. What are a few things you do everyday, without fail?
4. Who do you look up to the most, who is your inspiration or we use to call them "idols"?
5. What is your favorite type of music or favorite band?
6. What is your favorite food? And can you cook it?
7. Are you a home body, or do you prefer to be running around?
8. What is something you are "known" for?
9. Where was your most favorite place you've traveled too?
10. What is your biggest fear? Or what makes you anxious? 
11. What kind of pillow do you sleep on?

THAT was so fun, thank you again Erika! Thanks for thinking of me!

Also, find me at Life Made Lovely today for my HOME TOUR! I am so excited {and nervous} about it,
I hope you enjoy the tour!

As always, thank you for reading and for your continued support and encouragement. You all mean so much to me!



Noelani said...

I always enjoy learning new things about ya. Not to mention that it truly amazes me with just how much we have in common! I don't iron either, ha. I definitely use an old address book as well.

Erin said...

Love getting to know you better! I wish I was good about keeping an address book...I need to be more organized. I don't even own an iron haha....but I do love doing the dishes! There is something relaxing about it. You are so are very compassionate and so wise! I want to come over and try that blueberry pie now....sounds amazing! Are you serious about the SLOTH? Have you seen this...

ha ha watch it! :)

thanks for thinking of me Gina!

dina vanessa mercado said...

its nice to get to know you better sweetie... it was really an interesting and inspiring post, love it!! kissess!!!

Rebecca Palm* Gallimaufry Photography* said...

I wish I knew how to be true to myself. I know it should be the easiest thing to do, but it is so hard. I'm working on it. I think you are amazing. :-)

Farmgirl Paints said...

loved your peace and pursue it. so true:) that is the best plaque ever!!!

Emily Rose said...

Cute tag! I love that you sing to your dog - I use to read to my guinea pigs every night before bed:)

Amy said...

Gina, wow! great job on your home tour! Loved the little peek inside! I am sure that took a lot of work to get that done. By the way i love your bedroom... Your bed looks so wonderful and cozy. This is wha i am trying to achieve... That photo idea above it is great! All your artwork and photos of family.... Beautiful touches . And by the way that painting that your husband did for you.... Incrediable! What a lucky girl you are.

Jayme and Mendi said...

Love these tags! You get to know someone so much!

Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

Mandy Crandell said...

I'm definitely coming over for blueberry pie! :)

chambanachik said...

Those answers were so fun! I loved them. :) And gosh, now I'll be dreaming about that blueberry pie!

Natalie said...

Thanks for the tag Gina! I'll try getting to these questions soon! =)

nyxstyle said...

tienes un blog genial felicidades!!


Kylie said...

Sloths are so cute!!!

Mr. Taylor and his Lady said...

oh gosh, i just adore three's company. definitely have the series on DVD.
and i do not iron either. i refuse to even learn how, ha
xo TJ

Jazzie. said...

Yess! I DO NOT iron. I won't buy a shirt if it looks like it needs to be ironed. Haha! Oh, and... can I steal your house? It is adorable!

Rolled Up Pretty said...

I use an old address book too!

stephanie said...

love getting to know more about you! but a sloth? really? haha that makes me laugh ; )

hannah singer said...

this is such a treat to read. now off to tour your home. love ya! xo

Catherine said...

Cute. I also DO NOT IRON. My husband sometimes gives me a hard time about it. But not usually.

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Mary said...

eeek! i was so excited to see your house tour!
:) yay!
and learning more about you was super fun, too.

ps i NEVER iron either. ;)

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Megan said...

What a cute post idea! Visiting your blog from the warm comment you left on mine :)

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Cherry said...

Nice to know more about you too Gina! I'd say we have a lot of commons. :)Like hating doing the dishes and it's kind of funny that you can't handle precious things because you freeze in amazement. LOL. I love picnics too. We have the same idea of the perfect date night and favorite places to be. :)