Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Getting Aquainted

My friend, Amie, sent me this quiz a couple of weeks ago. I thought it was a great way to get to know your friends better, so I thought I'd share (I hope you'll share too!) :

1. What time did you get up this morning?
-Get up or wake up? ;-) Alarm went off at 5:45, but I hit snooze a few times.

2. Diamonds or Pearls?
-Do I have to choose? Can I say both? Please?

3. Last movie you watched?
-Little Women (the one with Wynona Ryder)

4.What is your favorite TV show?
-Seriously, not good at the favorites thing... Top Chef, Project Runway, House, Gilmore Girls, CBS Sunday Morning, Andy Griffith, and I Love Lucy are a few. (No, I don't watch that much TV on a regular basis.)

5. What do you usually have for breakfast?
-Strawberry smoothie, a scramble, pbj toast, or cereal. All things depend on the amount of time I have, and my mood.

6. What food do you dislike?
-Oysters and raw celery.

7. What is your favorite CD at the moment?
-Not a CD- but loving Pandora Radio online. (Free online radio where you create free 'stations' and personalize it according to what you like).

8. What kind of car do you drive?
-Nissan Altima

9. Favorite sandwich?

10. What characteristic do you despise?
-Lying/Cheating, & Apathy

11. Favorite item of clothing?
-Right now it's my sparkly, black ballet flats.

12. If you could go anywhere on vacation where would you go?
-Everywhere. I'd probably go to Europe first, though.

13. Favorite brand of clothing?
-Don't have one, so I'll say, "on sale!"

14. Where would you retire to?
-Either somewhere by water (like a beach house), or Africa. Sounds weird, but I read a book when I was a kid called, "They Called Me Mama"; and I always wanted to go to Africa after that. Especially with all the orphans from the HIV epidemic.

15. Favorite birthday?
-All of them!

16. Favorite sport to watch?
-None, but I do find rugby entertaining. Is figure skating a sport? If so, I pick that (sad, I know).

17. Furthest place you are sending this?
-Well... the web goes just about everywhere, I guess.

18. Person you expect to send it back first?
-Have no idea...

19. Are you a morning person or a night person?
-I'm an afternoon person.

20. What is your shoe size?
-It varies. Anywhere from 7 1/2 - 8 1/2

21. Pets?
-One cat, Zsa Zsa (like Zsa Zsa Gabor). That's enough for us, right now.

22. What did you want to be when you were little?
-An artist, a nurse, a scientist, a teacher, the president of the United States, a musician, a chef, a lawyer, a designer, and a social worker. (I wanted to learn to do EVERYTHING!)

23. How are you today?
-Happy! :-)

24. What is your favorite candy?
-Dark chocolate, M&M's, Reese's PB Cups, and those Restore Pomegranate-Lemonade Mints (comes in a yellow tin at the check-out counter. YUM!!!).

25. What is your favorite flower?
-I could never pick one. But, peonies are close, and tulips, and roses, and....

26. What is a date on the calendar you are looking forward to?
August 13th.

27. What are you listening to right now?
-The Michael Buble station on Pandora Radio

28. What was the last thing you ate?
-Soup (for supper last night).

30. If you were a crayon, what color would you be?

31. How is the weather right now?
-Mostly sunny & perfect.

32. Last person you spoke to on the phone?
-My hubby.

33. Favorite soft drink?
-Diet Vanilla Coke

34. Favorite restaurant?
-Don't have one, surprised? Do love HuHot's, Panera, Applebee's, Arby's, Olive Garden, and as of yesterday- La Casa Grande.

35. Hair color?

36. What was your favorite toy as a child?
-My art set.

37. Summer or Winter?
-Can I say Spring & Fall? Please...?

38. Hugs or Kisses?

39. Chocolate or Vanilla?

40. Coffee or tea?
-Coffee!!! Although learning to like some herbal fruit teas.

41. What is under your bed?
-I'm afraid to look... Usually the kitty's stash of toys & a few dust bunnies.

42. What did you do last night?
-Went to a meeting with friends, then came home to hang out with Chris.

43. What are you afraid of?
-Where do I start? Heights, spiders, things flying towards me (ie volleyballs, etc.), and getting in trouble...

44. Salty or Sweet?
-Both, but mostly sweet.

45. How many keys on your key ring?
-6 or 7.

46. How many years at your current job?
-Will be 4 in October.

47. Favorite day of the week?
-That's a tough one. Nope, can't pick.

48. How many towns have you lived in?

49. Do you make friends easily?
-I wish I did. I'm too shy. I want to be friends with people, easily...

50. How many people will respond to this?
- It'd be fun if it were lots!

Happy Tuesday!!!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

A Few Photos...

of my world...

Isn't it pretty? This time of year is so optimistic to me when I look around my home and yard. Especially when I do it through the lens so I don't see so many projects waiting for me...

We've been loving the flowers (even the weedy ones- in a love/hate sort of way- not that we can always tell the difference), the garden, and all the fresh produce available now. I tried making blueberry iced tea- not sure about that one yet. Kind of tastes like tea...

Monday, June 9, 2008

Sweet Melancholy Monday

I wanted to post something bright and fun, but that didn't seem very honest.

Don't worry, I'm not depressed- just a bit pensive and quiet. Enjoying working in the garden, working on my Bible study, painting, cleaning, etc. It's a good day to reflect and pray. Overall, I guess I'm just enjoying my sweet melancholy Monday.

Here's a piece of my latest project, along with a special gift from a friend. I will treasure it- but will treasure her specific, faithful prayers more.

The song that I've been playing over and over- it really speaks to my heart today...
I am also encouraged by yesterday's entry on this blog.
God is so good.