Friday, September 24, 2010

8 Questions

I was tagged twice this week to answer 2 sets of 8 questions. I figured I'd just answer all 16 at the same time, because sometimes it's really fun to do things like this!

I'll start with the 8 questions that An Almost Unschooling Mom asked me:

1. What is your favorite children's book of all time? The Five Chinese Brothers.

2. What is it that you like most about where you live? It reminds me very much of Prince Edward Island in that is green, almost always cool weather, there are trees everywhere and a plethora of Queen Anne's Lace!

3. What is it that you like least about where you live? Well, I'm a bit more conservative than the general population.

4. Do you have any special fall traditions? We always go to a pumpkin patch and celebrate Reformation Day! I'm looking forward to both!

5. What is your favorite holiday, and why? CHRISTMAS! I like it best for many reasons. When I think of all the reasons why, one answer keeps popping to the top of my head (this morning, at any rate!) and that is that it's a widely acknowledged holiday. You wouldn't know how opposed people are to celebrating anything until you try to get them to do it. But even the Scrooges among us can't wipe out Christmas. The celebration shines through the foulest mood and there is just a general spirit of excitement in the air. It's a time when no one can really begrudge you CELEBRATING that which you love.

6. Do you still eat sugary kid's breakfast cereals? Do you have a favorite? Nope.

7. If you could pick any age to stay at (teens, 20's, 30's, 100's), which age would it be? I wouldn't, actually. Josh Harris once said that he was asked this question and his reply sticks with me. "I would wish to be each age for a little while." I think that's just about perfect.

8. What do you enjoy most, and least about blogging? I enjoy solidifying my own thoughts about what I'm reading or watching. I enjoy the interaction with others, of course, but I started in order to train my own thoughts a bit more and I enjoy that. The least about blogging? That you have to work really hard to make sure you are being accurately and properly understood. But then that kind of falls into the benefit category as well because we should have to think about what it is that we're saying or doing, regardless of who is watching.

And now onto the 8 questions that Barbara H. asked me . . .

1. What do you is the greatest benefit you receive from blogging? I think my answer above works for this one as well.

2. What was your childhood nickname? How did you get it? Are you still called that now? (Oops — I guess that’s three in one!) My mom gave me all nicknames that I ever had and she's the only one who ever uses them. When I was young she called me "Punky" (before Punky Brewster came into existence.) Then she called me "Care Bear" (before Care Bears made it to the big time.) Now she's shortened it to "Care" and she still calls me that with some regularity. I don't really think you can do very much else with my name. At any rate, please don't try!

3. Miracle Whip or mayonnaise? Neither. We use Vegenaise which may sound odd, but it's a taste you can adapt to quite easily!

4. What is your favorite season and why? The fall/Christmas season! (I suppose Christmas does fall into winter but you build up to it in the fall.) So we're in my current favorite season - yes!

5. When you are sick, do you like a lot of attention and pampering, or do you like to be left alone? =) I like a lot of attention. And Jonathan doesn't like any. Guess what we had to figure out when we got married? ;)

6. Share one pleasant childhood memory. We lived in Texas when I was growing up, right next to the beaches. When I was 7-8 or so, we lived in a little town that was build right on the water. There was a city park that consisted of hard sand dunes that you could run around on and there were all kinds of hallowed out "caves" that we could hide in. Mom would take my brother and I to the dunes and we loved running aorund the sand mountains. We also lived 2 blocks away from the water and I enjoyed going to play on the beach when the tide would go out. That town holds some of my favorite childhood memories. It was a safe, small little place where kids could ride their bike all over creation without fear of coming to any harm. Neighborhood friends, parents who looked out for us, fun by the water . . . yup! Good memories!

7. Share a time a hymn ministered to you in a special way. Well, my favorite is not technically a hymn - yet. But it's a favorite and I've mentioned it here a time or two. It particularly ministered to me when I was attempting to deliver Bookworm1 and ended up having an emergency c-section. This song was the one I had playing in the room and the words spoke comfort and assurance of God's promises to me (in the midst of chaos.) It still makes me cry every time I stop to really listen to the words. (I like it best with the Passion of Christ video because it reminds me of Christ's sacrifice for us.)

8. Describe your favorite coffee mug (or show us a photo of it). Why do you like it?Not a coffee drinker but I do have a favorite mug I found once (and seldom use) with a quote from Shakespeare quote on it about lawyers. It's kind of degrading to lawyers but I went to law school and worked for attorneys for some period of time so I think it's kinda funny.

Next I'm supposed to tag 8 people to play along and come up with my own 8 questions but I'm kinda bad at that so feel free to answer 8 of the above questions if you like and come back and let me know it! I'll go see what YOUR answers are/were!

Have a wonderful weekend, folks!



An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Vegenaise!?! Now I HAVE to try some :)

Barbara H. said...

So do you feel like you have been interviewed? :-)

I did find the coming up with questions much harder than answering them.

I loved the Five Chinese Brothers when my boys were small.

I grew up on the coast of TX as well! We lived near Padre Island and visited there often, and I was so used to sand dunes that I was astounded to go to other beaches that were just a strip of sand next to the road and have people call that a beach.

Love Josh Harris's answer about age.

In Christ Alone is one of my favorites as well.

Stephanie Kay said...

I love In Christ Alone. Vegenaise?! Really?! Really?!

bekahcubed said...

Thanks for the open tag. I'm playing along because it's Saturday--and for bekahcubed, that means meme time! My responses are here

Carrie said...

Barbara H. - a little like an interview, yes. ;)

SMB - Vegenaise. Yes. ?

Bekah, Bekah, Bekah - Thanks! I just hopped over and read your answers. =)

Krista said...

Can I just answer a few in the comments? :)

My favorite children's book is Jamberry! My husband got sick of hearing it and I think so did my son, but I never get tired of reading it!

I don't eat kid's breakfast cereals either, and neither does my son. Bleh!

My only childhood nickname was my dad calling me Widget, which he still does. Otherwise all my nicknames came in high school, from teachers, friends, and a camp name. KB, Bibbonator (courtesy of my last name) and Chaos. :)

I will definitely take mayo or nothing, NEVER Miracle Whip! Never heard of Veganaise either...

When sick: my hubby just wants to sleep and have me leave him alone. I want to have him ask me if I need anything (when I'm not sleeping), but he usually leaves me alone and of course that makes me a little upset... yeah, learning curve! ;)

"Hymn" that spoke to me lately: Befor the Throne of God Above by Selah. I've been meaning to blog about it, but had too much going on this week.

Hope you're having a good weekend!

Janet said...

Great hymn pick -- I love that one too. And thanks for the heads-up about Vegenaise. Never heard of that!

I enjoyed this and decided to play along too.

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