Thursday, November 4, 2010

Tag, I'm it!

Marie at Our Best Daze tagged me in a meme a few weeks ago. I'm really little slow in responding, but I'll play along.

Actually, I started to respond. In the meantime, Debra at Footprints in the Butter also tagged me.

Marie answered eight questions, and then asked eight new ones of her own. Debra answered 16 questions (for the several times she was tagged). I'll try to do the same.
  1. What type of gifts do you prefer to give?  Do you prefer home-made, gift certificates, store-bought, etc? Ummm... I'm a bad gift giver. At least part of my problem is that my perfectionist tendencies mean that I keep trying to think of the absolute perfect gift to give. I often give gift certificate or gift cards because I think that's a safer way to please someone.
  2. What type of gifts do you prefer to receive? I'm not that picky. I enjoy seeing what someone picked out for me, but I also enjoy getting to use a gift card to find something that I've been looking at for a while.
  3. Do you stock a gift closet, or box, and purchase gifts throughout the year? See #1. I'm not on the ball nearly that much.
  4. What is your favorite type of music?  Do you have one? I most often listen to Comtemporary Christian music, but somedays I just like to goof off and listen to country music. If it's a country day, I like the really goofy stuff like "Who's Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?" or "Beer For My Horses." Oddly, I also like country drinking songs, even though I never drink.
  5. Do you like chick-flicks, or not? I can't remember the last time I saw a movie that wasn't during Family Movie Night with the kids.
  6. Do you have a hobby?  Do you make time for it regularly?  I'd consider reading and knitting hobbies that I make time for. (Actually, I do those while I'm sitting in the waiting room during Lauren's therapy, but I do get to do them regularly.) I also enjoy scrapbooking, but I haven't made the time for it in forever.
  7. What is your favorite thing about where you live?  Every place has its pros and cons.  What are the “pros” about where you live?  We've only lived here for a couple months so we're still adjusting a bit. I like the more relaxed pace here, and people are definitely friendlier in the south. Oh... I don't have to drive for over an hour to get to the nearest Sonic.
  8. What is your favorite kids cartoon movie? I don't know. I think I've overheard so much Max and Ruby TV shows lately that my brain has turned to mush.
  9. How did you decide to Homeschool?  When I was struggling with Addison's first grade teacher, I received a Sonlight catalog. Tim and I decided that we could homeschool until we moved later that year because it would be a whole lot more fun and whole lot less stressful than fighting against the system. Less than a year turned into "we could homeschool while we live near DC and be able to do all sorts of cool educational stuff." Somehow we turned into a homeschool family along the way, and I can hardly imagine not homeschooling.
  10. What is something about you most people would be surprised to know? I don't know how surprising, but I do have some weird stuff that I could share. I learned to ride a unicycle and to juggle, but not both at the same time. I once ate the same breakfast (Sausage McMuffin w/ Egg, no cheese) every single day for months on end. I'm not sure I want to do that again.
  11. What is your favorite praise and worship song?  It's hard to narrow it down. Right now, I'd have to say, "Dessert Song." I posted about it a few months ago. Other favorites are "Blessed Be Your Name" and "You Never Let Go."
  12. If you had no children and homeschooling wasn't necessary, what would your dream job be?  I really don't know. If/when I ever go back to work, I could see me going into some sort of medical related field (occupational therapist, dietician, pharmacist, or something). I wouldn't have become this interested in those sorts of careers if it hadn't been for my children, though.
  13. What book(s) are you currently reading?  Ummm... a bunch of stuff just for fun. I just downloaded a new Robin Cook thriller for my nook. I have a Stephanie Plum mystery (or two) and a James Patterson book from the library. I also have at least one Nicholas Sparks book out from the library. There's a parenting book in the bathroom, and a collection of vegan cookie recipes in the kitchen. It drives my husband crazy that I'll be in the middle of more than one book at a time.
  14. How has Jesus changed you?   I have hope. (Jer. 29:11 -- "For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a future and a hope.") Most importantly, I don't have to navigate through this life by myself or on my own power.
  15. How would you like to be remembered by your children? I'd like for them to remember the fun times we've had together and to remember a mom that truly loved them and was doing the best she could.
  16. How will your children likely remember you? Unfortunately, I fear that they'll remember a mom that was often too busy trying to just keep up with everything and trying to juggle this, that, and whatever.
Now, I get to tag eight people and ask them eight questions.
  1. Amy at Bow of Bronze
  2. Heather at Heather and her Boys
  3. Elyse at Following Him
  4. Meg at The Falciani Kids
  5. Tess at ~Circling Through This Life~
  6. Crafty Mom at A Crafty Mom's Life
  7. Dixie at Look Away.. Dixie Land
  8. Tim at Simple Family, Complex Life
And, finally, here are your eight questions:

  1. What is your favorite scripture or inspiration quote?
  2. What was the last book you read? Would you recommend it?
  3. What is your favorite comfort food meal to cook?
  4. If you had an afternoon with absolutely nothing that you absolutely had to do, what would you do with the time?
  5. Tea? Coffee? Diet Coke?
  6. What's your favorite candy?
  7. What weird talent (or talents) do you have?
  8. How many hours do you spend on the computer on an average day?

1 comment:

  1. Love it Cristi!! It took me forever to respond too, if that makes you feel better :)



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