Friday, October 15, 2010

Q and A for the day.

 There has been an 'answer some questions, ask some new ones and tag some blogs to answer' Meme going around amongst the homeschool crew bloggers....  These were questions that my Homeschool Crew Mini Crew Leader ( say that ten times fast ).... was asked, instead of tagging individual blogs, she challenged her readers to just answer all these questions and let her know in her comments ... you can check out her answers at Life at Oak Grove.
So here we go.......

These first set of questions came from Heidi at Reviews & Reflections

Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? If so, how close to being finished are you? I’d like to know your Christmas shopping personality. 
Um..... no.  Well wait, I got one thing for my mom. I haven't started.  I don't think I will get much purchased for Christmas this year.  We will be doing a lot of traveling with family in the months prior to Christmas, and that is just going to have to be it.... 
Is there a particular field trip destination that you and your kids could (and do) visit over and over again?
When we lived in California we went to the Jelly Belly Factory often.  We were also close to S.F. and Half Moon Bay and would go exploring tide pools.

What is your favorite season, and why?
Fall.  There is something about the return of crisp cool mornings, leaves changing color, a fire in the fireplace that just makes me happy.

Are you content with your home? If not, what would you like to change (assuming money is not an issue)?
I am content with my home.  I love where it is in town.  I love the street, my neighbors.... the yard.  Even though I am content, we could stand some updating in a few places, and if money were not an issue, I would knock out the wall between the kitchen and the living room and get a new kitchen floor.

Do you have a dream vacation destination?
hmmm ....several actually.  I would like to go on a cruise to Alaska.  I would like to find a wonderful tropical beach location to visit, and rent an apartment and live like a local.  I love the coast... so any beach works for me.  Disney World with an unlimited budget.....

Do you have a favorite Bible verse? If so, why is it your favorite?
I think my all time favorite is Psalm 91:4.. And He shall cover you with His feathers, And under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler.  I love the mental picture here.  A mighty eagle with little chicks under its wings....  How safe, how warm, how tender that is.
Do you decorate your house for the seasons? If so, do you have a specific treasured ornament or decoration?
In the fall out comes leafy, orange brown and green table cloths. Pumpkins for the porch...  they stay till we are through Thanksgiving.  Christmas stuff goes up soon after Turkey day.... BUT... If I know I am traveling for the holidays, I usually leave the tree down, and just put stuff up around the house.

What one thing would you change about yourself if you were able?
I would lose some weight.....
This set of questions are from Michelle at A Life Better Than I Deserve wants me to answer these questions:

What type of gifts do you prefer to give? Do you prefer home-made, gift certificates, store-bought, etc?
I am a homemade gift girl.  I like to give jams and jellies, home-made toffee from a deep secret family recipe. I love to wrap them up with pretty ribbon, and a hand made card.
What type of gifts do you prefer to receive?
I am a bad gift receiver. I feel bad when someone goes and spends their money on me....  I would rather just get a nicely written card or something.
Do you stock a gift closet, or box, and purchase gifts throughout the year?
I used to, but not so much anymore now that money is a bit tighter.
What is your favorite type of music? Do you have one?
We pretty much only listen to Christian Radio....  Music, talk... whatever...  Maybe I would have to say Casting Crowns is a particular favorite of mine....
Do you like chick-flicks, or not?
yes and no.  I used to like them, now I don't usually like the way the relationships are portrayed, so I don't watch them.  Really we have started to watch fewer and fewer movies.  If they are not in line with what we believe, we do our best to avoid them.  If we can't watch them with all our kids... it doesn't get watched.
Do you have a hobby? Do you make time for it regularly?
lots... some more regular than others :)
I make cards.  I love to write, and bake.  Cooking is lots of fun too. I garden, can, and make jams and jellies.  I knit and enjoy needle point ( but I have not done that in a long time)
What is your favorite thing about where you live? Every place has its pros and cons. What are the “pros” about where you live?
I like the pace of life here.  In CA we lived in the SF Bay Area... there was TONS of traffic, and everything is busy busy busy.... Now, in Eastern Washington, we have horses and llamas at the end of the street, there are hobby farms, and horse trailers driving through town.  It is still a city, walmart and the mall are only 5 minutes from my house, and we have 3 high schools in my town alone.... but the slower pace still prevails.

What is your favorite kids cartoon movie?
Disney's Robin Hood.  That chicken cracks me UP!

If you choose to answer these questions on your own blog, come back and let me know you did, so I can get to know YOU better!


  1. I'll come put your floor in... I love the fall too. I wish I could come enjoy the mornings at your house. A sweater, cup of coffee and some porch time with my sister.

  2. Thanks for sharing... I enjoyed reading these.


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