Via Karen who got it from Ukok.
It's Hump Day. Only a few more days until the weekend, yeah!!
Brother update: Finally got an e-mail from him. He's currently in Germany, heading to Kuwait in a few weeks then will be stationed along the Iraq-Jordan border. He's claims it's as safe as it gets there, but there's still a war going on. Please keep him in your prayers. Thanks.
But, since this is the first week in I can't remember how long that I don't have one single, solitary appointment/activity scheduled, I thought I'd coast along by doing a meme.
What time is your alarm clock set to?
I don't have an alarm clock. Throughout school and college, I didn't even use an alarm clock because I would always wake up at the right time. Now, I get woke up when my husband gets up (5:45am) and if, by chance, I fall back asleep on that rare occasion, my kids usually will make sure I'm awake by 7am.
What is the first thing you notice about the opposite sex?
Just like Karen said, their face. Bonus points if they have a head of moppy, black, curly hair (I have a thing for Italians).
Do you think people talk about you behind your back?
Always. I'm into paranoia and conspiracy theories.
What movie do you know every line to?
What is your favorite movie?
Uncle Buck, but really liked the recent BBC series of Jane Austen...even Sense and Sensibility with Hugh Grant...he's so not my type! Although Colin Firth, surprisingly, pulled off Mr. Darcy pretty well. Never thought he was leading man material, but my opinion has changed...just like Miss Bennett's!!!
Is anyone in love with you?
If not, he's putting up a good front
Do you eat breakfast daily?
I make sure my kids eat a good breakfast, but I don't usually. I've been trying to change that, that whole "lead by example" thing.
Do you sleep on your side, stomach or back?
I used to sleep on my back a lot, until I got pregnant, now it's on my side. I never was one to sleep on my stomach, can't stand it.
Who was the last person to make you mad?
I'm married with children, one of them is always seeing to it that I grow in the virtues of patience and humility.
Are you a lover or a fighter?
While I like to have my opinion/position known, I am more of a lover. Never sling any old transgressions back in my hubby's face and don't hold grudges, but I'm German/Irish, I have a temper! I get mad quick, but cool down fast too.
Are you a morning or evening person?
While I love to be up late at night, I also love to start my day early. I used to get to work very early so I could be done early and then have some chunk of the day to enjoy. Now, with kids, I don't have that choice, I get up early or they would tear the house down around me otherwise.
Are you a cuddler?
50-50, I have a huge problem with people breathing in my face, so "spooning" works. Yes, I have issues.
Are you a perfectionist?
Used to be. At least that's my new mantra. I'm recovering from my Type A/perfectionist tendencies. Kids will do that to you. I still am quite organized, but don't get as stressed out about things that don't go according to plan.
Have you ever written a poem?
Of course. Even some not required in school. Nothing since high school though.
Do you have more guy or girl friends?
Currently, now that I think of it, I have more girl friends. It used to be different, but that was primarily because I worked with men and that's who you kind of socialize with.
How many tickets have you gotten?
For a time when I lived in Seattle, I think I got pulled over at least a dozen times one summer. I really don't know why that was (speeding might've had something to do with it). However, I only got ONE ticket and that time I swear I wasn't speeding, at least not intentionally...I was going down a long, steep hill (it's Seattle, they've got lots of 'em) and I drive a stick-shift, so typically I coast down hills. Well, mean ol' cop had staked out this hill and gave me a ticket. I'm the one who drives in our house, so several times my husband was in the car and I still didn't get a ticket. Once when my father visited and we drove across WA to Spokane to visit a cousin, I got pulled over in the middle of no-where Washington. No ticket. And, you know what? I never carry my driver's license with me. Never. Oh, I have proof of insurance in the car since there's a law about that...can't break all the rules.
My ears are double pierced, but rarely do I wear any earrings.
Do you have a tattoo?
NO. My father had one of those old bluish ones on his forearm. He was in the Navy and I guess it was what they did when they had their equatorial baptism and became a shellback. His tattoo was of a ship (ancient mariner type thing) but it was so bad that I could never distinguish anything on it. Turned me off to tattoos forever. I think my dad regretted the hideous thing too, didn't suit him, but heck that's what all the guys did then, maybe after a few too many drinks.
Are you patient?
No. Getting better, but still have a long way to go.
Do you miss anyone right now?
Absolutely. I wish my kids could've met my parents, but think God has a purpose for them in Heaven, so am anxious to one day find out what that is. Hopefully, they are busy "preparing a place for me."
Tea or coffee?
Tea. I detest coffee. Never drink it. I love the smell of it, but can't stand the taste. I only drink tea if in Europe or sick or at a Chinese restaurant. I can't stand mocha flavored drinks or candy or ice cream or cakes or...
Regularly burn incense?
My father used to. I have bags of some of his really pricey stuff that I burn on occasion.
Ever been in love?
I'm an old married lady, what do I know of such things?
Best room for a fireplace?
Master bedroom or family room
What do you do when you’re sad or upset?
Sad? Get a little introspective
Upset? Raise my voice...a lot
Afraid of heights?
Never used to be, but as I've gotten older, things change. What I really dislike are bridges and people always thought I was nuts. Not so nuts now, am I?
Can you change the oil in your car?
Absolutely. I used to do it ALL the time. I was a poor college student, I did all the work on my cars, which entailed a great deal more than just changing oil. I've done more work on my car than my husband ever has!
As a gift from someone, roses. In my garden, Zebra Mallow (except it died since it's not really hardy here), and Bleeding Heart. I also like Lady's Mantle, but it only grows well at the cabin. I also like Lungworts, but they only grow well at the cabin too.
I guess a bookstore, although I don't typically buy things, just browse
Most romantic sounding language?
Ever been overseas?
Yes. I've been to every continent except Antarctica. Love to travel and did a lot of it before we had kids. None since!