Today I am stealing my RL friend La La Lisette’ post about some things I think you should know about me. The questions are a little non-traditional and I love it. I’ve tagged some bloggers at the end of the post to play along too! Look for your name.
1. Is this how you imagined your life would be?
Honestly, YES. When I was dating B back in college, I always dreamt someday we’d be happily married with a baby on the way. We’d have a house and a dog (we actually have a cat). I would be a teacher. All of this is my life. I always worry that things worked out too well, and I get scared to just embrace it all. Scared that something will bad will happen. But then I remind myself that life is too short to be afraid of the gifts you’ve been given. So I relish in all that is around me. And I am thankful.
2. What is your drink of choice when out with girlfriends?
Welllll, before I got pregnant I loved me some wine. There was a Wine Bar in Maryland that I was obsessed with. The staff there knew everything about the various wines they served, and I could always try something new and exciting. PLUS, they had a cheese plate that I would do anything for. Delicious wine and great conversation with girlfriends is something I can’t wait for come January!
3. Name something you’ve learned about yourself that has surprised you.
I am always terrified something bad is going to happen to me – but I am obsessed with watching crime television shows. I hate being alone at night. I am scared to walk to my car in a big parking lot. I always look behind me to make sure I’m not being followed. But I continue to watch scary tv shows that give me nightmares. I will never understand my obsession with Criminal Minds and googling details about murders or kidnappings!
4. What do you love about yourself?
This is a bit of a narcissistic question, but I will answer it. I love that the simple things in life bring me joy. The smell of a big Sunday dinner cooking in the kitchen. The sounds of laughter coming from my family. The first crisp winter day where you can smell a fireplace and see your breath. Children’s books. A fresh loaf of Italian bread. Telling someone new stories about my past. A snowflake. A shooting star. The thought of Christmas (it makes my heart race). When I hear B come in the door from work after a long day without him. The way Mcmuffin talks to me and sleeps next to me every night. My stuffed moose Maryanne. Driving through the countryside. I could go on and on…
5. What hobbies do you have that you don’t mention on your blog?
I just gave away one in question 3. Hmmm… I would definitely say FOOD is a hobby – since I enjoy cooking so much. Another hobby: Eating Cheese. Another hobby: People watching – especially when I am riding in the car with someone; I love staring at the people in the cars that go by. Another hobby: reading teen fiction.
6. If money were no question, I’d purchase…
Vacation homes for my family in Cape Cod. I’d let my parents and siblings each pick out their own house! Then I’d remodel my parents house in Connecticut.
Pick 6 of these questions to answer on your blog:
1. Name one good deed you did that went unseen.
2. What is the story behind your blog name?
3. What’s your biggest struggle in life?
4. What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?
5. What is your favorite song and why?
6. Why do you blog?
7. What is one thing you LOVE about yourself?
8. What’s the naughtiest thing you have ever done?
9. Do you like winter or summer better? Why?