Wednesday, August 29, 2012

All about 'cha

Having been tagged by my dear blogging friend, Kirsteen who lives across the world from me but still seems like such a good friend (kindred spirits as Anne of Green Gables might say, perhaps?), I have a fun little "about me" post to make today! Thanks, Kirsteen!  See the end of my post for a couple of folks I'm tagging! You could be one of them!  :)

1) Blueberries or cherries?
Honestly, I love both when they are fresh.  And I don't mind cherry pits, I just chew carefully! I also love, love, love some good raspberries, but as Kirsteen said, those aren't mentioned here! :) 

2) Vanilla or chocolate?
While I can definitely appreciate both and each has their rightful place, I am a chocolate lover. Especially a good, not too bitter dark chocolate! YUM!

3) What is your favorite song?
I am a musician and as such I think it makes it extra difficult to pick out just one favorite song!  If I had to choose a favorite from each genre, I could probably manage a little better.  :)

4) What is your favorite activity?
Varies a bit with my mood and a lot with how much "extra" time I have at my disposal. But overall, my favorite is definitely reading a good book!

5) Have you ever left your country?
Actually, no! That is something I'd like to do at least once in my life, though, as I long to "see the world!"  It's on my bucket list (see one of the last questions! LOL)!

6) What is on the floor of your closet right now?
Well, much less than before I just had a huge cleaning spree!  I organized it, so I'd have to say the only things on the floor are shoes (and not even all of my shoes), some stationery boxes and my exercise accessories I do believe!  Yea for me!! haha  ;-)

7) What did you do last night? 
I finished cooking for supper (made a slow cooker recipe that required cooking noodles on the side), ate supper with my husband, made some photocopies that we needed, watched a movie with my husband and then checked my emails and such!  Then I slept!

8) What are you most afraid of?
I honestly do my best to battle any fears that come my way, as my Lord tells me to not fear as He is with me.  But when I do fear, it would probably be the fear of not being remembered when I'm gone, or of not being important to at least one person in this world. Thankfully, I feel I'm important to my husband, at least! So that helps me, too.

9) If you had the option, would you choose a fun drink or an edible snack?
The answer to this also depends on my mood and my hunger levels! If I'm hungry, I need the snack! If I'm not, I'd probably choose a fun drink such as a coffee drink!

10) What is your favorite day of the week?
Saturdays usually.  Mostly because as long as we don't have anything planned for that day, we are able to have a bit of a laid-back day in which we can spend time together, the hubs and me, and do what we want including relaxing.  That's nice!

11) What is your favorite breed of dog? 
I am a dog lover. I admit!  So right now, my favorite would probably be the type I have, Australian Cattle Dogs! They are gorgeous! And smart. And cute. LOL  But I also love the type of dog I used to own, a cross between an Australian Shepherd and Border Collie, both very intelligent breeds as well as lovely to look upon!

12) What is your favorite genre of literature?
Oh wow, I have eclectic tastes. But if I had to narrow it down, I suppose the general overall genre is fiction.  I like historical fiction, most Christian fiction, suspenseful and poignant fiction, etc.

13) Diamonds or pearls?
They both have their place, I'm a woman, I love jewelry! haha  But I guess if I had to choose, it would typically be pearls. They can be quite beautiful and I love how they come in different shades, not just white or cream, but that beautiful charcoal shade or the copper shade.  It's fascinating!

14) What is your favorite type of flower?
Also a very hard decision to make, as I love flowers in general!  But for a garden flower, pansies typically win.  And for cut flowers, I appreciate alstroemerias, also known as Persian Lilies.  And I love roses that have a sweet scent, but many that are cut do not compared to those grown in a garden! So I love garden roses and old-fashioned roses that have retained their wonderful aroma!  :)

15) What is one item on your bucket list?
To see the world! I love to travel and want to do it for the rest of my life!

Okay, that was fun! I'm tagging Heather from Mrs Southern Bride, Evelien from A Glimpse of Me, Rachelle from Inspiring Daring, and Carissa from lowercase letters!   Ready, set, go girls!


  1. I'll play along and share my answers too. :-)

    1) Blueberries. I'm not really a big fan of cherries. Like you said though, I prefer raspberries to blueberries.

    2) Chocolate...what kind of a silly question is that? Of course chocolate. :-)

    3) Good grief, there are a lot of songs I really like. It depends on my mood, and what may be released tomorrow. I never really get tired of Josh Groban's "February Song" though. It's very sad, but also sweet, and musically beautiful to me.

    4) Hmm...I'd probably have to say taking photos of people. I love using my camera and showing people in different lights (litterally and figuratively).

    5) I have been out of the country. 4.5 times. Ecuador, Thailand, Canada (Niagara Falls) and a few hours in Mexico. The half time was Puerto Rico. Officially it is still part of the U.S., but it's a lot like going to another country.

    6) See Rachel's answer. Shoes, I think some craft stuff. It's pretty clear now though.

    7) Last night I had super yummy Cincinnati chilli for dinner with my wife. Ran a couple errands with her, and watched the movie "Gone."

    8) There isn't a lot that really, truly scares me. Losing loved ones like my wife, parents, and sister are way up there though.

    9) That's a tough one. I love snack foods, so I'd probably say that. I'm always good with water. I won't usually turn down a really good mudslide though. :-)

    10) Saturday is my favorite day. Usually no work. There is time to relax or do something fun or do something around the house that needs attention. Time to spend with my wife. It's all good.

    11) Hmmm...I like small to mid-size dogs. I really like our Australian cattle dogs.

    12) I like thrillers, suspence, fiction. Think Frank Peretti, Joel C. Rosenberg, and the like.

    13) Being a guy, jewelery isn't quite as important to me, but I'd say diamonds. I'd rather have a ring with diamonds than pearls. Or diamond watch rather than a pearl watch.

    14) I like orchids quite a bit. Lillies too.

    15) That's a tough one for me. There are lots of things I want to do. Probably the biggest one though is to see Europe with my wife. I want to see Italy, Greece, France, Spain, Germany, England, Ireland and more, all with her.

  2. Even though I've know you forever (well, it feels that way...haha) I still loved reading your answers. I think that's neat that you like Australian shepherds! Don't think I was aware of that answer, hee hee. And you know I love me some good chocolate and coffee too. I like your answer for books. No wonder we have so much in common! LOL

  3. Me, me, you picked meeee!!! :D So exciting!
    I LOVED reading your answers :) It's such a nice way to get to know people better, I mean, who would ever just go ahead and ask "hey girl, what's on the floor of your closet?" haha!

  4. @Joe: Thanks for sharing! I didn't expect that and it was a very nice surprise. :) I think you and I have a lot in common!! That's not a surprise!! LOL

    @Mrs. Pedersen: I know you've known me almost forever, but it's true, there are always always things you can still learn about friends! Surprising, huh? Thanks for stopping in and for commenting! Why yes, I do like Australian Shepherds and I definitely like coffee and chocolate!! :)

    @Evelien: Yes you were one I chose! Anyone is welcome to do it, I just felt like tagging a few I guess. I'm so glad you chose to be chosen!! And happy you enjoyed reading my're right, most of us wouldn't ask that question about the closet floor!! :)