Who knows the real you?

Truth Without Consequences

I’ve decided to take up Maureen J.’s challenge from White Orchid (http://maureenj.wordpress.com/). If you like, copy the post, and change the answers to fit your own profile.

Q: What is your favourite colour?

A: Red

Q: Where were you born?

A: Norfolk, Virginia, USA

Q: City mouse or country mouse?

A: Both

Q: If you could be anywhere else, where would that be?

A: Cayman Islands

Q: Favourite seasonal food?

A: Peaches

Q: If you could wave a magic wand, what would you do?

A: Stop the wars

Q: What one item do you not leave the house without?

A: Lip gloss

Q: Can you change a tyre?

A: Used to be able to 

Q: Worst holiday or trip you have ever taken?

A: First car trip to Ohio: got lost, snow, ice, ran out of gas 

Q: Something that you find effortless and comes naturally to you?

A: Writing

Q: Have you had your heart broken?

A: Yes. Many times. 

Q: Have you ever proposed, or been proposed to and how many times?

A: Never really been proposed to officially; just happened 

Q: Are you obsessive about anything?

A: Speaking and writing correctly

Q: Do you have any phobias?

A: Claustrophobia: crowds, and small, cramped elevators especially

Q: Most interesting country you have visited?

A: Morocco

Q: When are you happiest?miracle20mountain20images20069

A: When I am feeling truly loved

Q: Most exhilarating thing you have done?

A: Jumped naked off a rock into a clear pool of cool mountain water

Q: Situation in which you are least confident

A: Meeting new people for the first time

Q: You are:

A: Empathetic, kind-hearted, impatient, sarcastic, and a perfectionist

Q: Who knows the real you?

A: Corey and my daughter, Alexis

Q: What do you most dislike about yourself and try to hide?

A: The fact that I can be extremely emotional and vindictive if treated badly

Thanks Maureen for some new and different questions. More later. Peace.

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Grace in Small Things #32

J-E-L-L-O-!

Today’s list . . .

1. Jello, orange jello to be more specific. Orange jello with mandarin orange slices to be precise. A very refreshing snack, not too many calories, great in the summer, love those little snack packs.

2. Pretty paper. As with all things related to office supplies, I love decorated papers with pretty borders. I have a file folder full of leftover sheets from the realty company for which I worked. Each month we sent out a company newsletter, and I had to pick out a theme paper for the newsletter. I would go to the paper store and look for different papers. I also had to choose the papers that would be used for different home sites. No borders here, but nice stocks and colors. The people at the paper store recogized me on sight.

3. I have a garnet ring that my friend Rebecca gave me. It was given to her by a former boyfriend, but she really did not like yellow gold, nor was she particularly fond of garnets. I love both, especially since garnets are my birthstone. It is very unusual and Victorian looking. It has an inset heart in the middle, and two outward facing hearts on either side with tiny diamonds set in between. There is a little bit of gold scroll work. I wear the ring on my thumb. It never fails to get compliments. I really love that ring.

4. I have a big, black bear named Robert the Bruce. My mother gave him to me one Christmas about 11 years ago. I named him Robert the Bruce because he is a hulking, round bear, and he reminded me of the character from “Braveheart.”

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5. Rocking chairs. I love a comfortable rocking chair and nothing is worse than trying to sit in an uncomfortable rocking chair. I have a Bentwood rocker that is almost 30 years old. I have rocked all of my babies in that chair. It is very comfortable for sitting for long periods of time and for rocking. When Eamonn was a baby and he had stomach problems, I had to rock him to sleep by singing “Unchained Melody” while rocking gently in that chair.

That’s all for now. More later. Peace.