8 Random Things…


Yesterday I was tagged by Georgiana D for 8 Random Things. You all know I’m a homeschooling, stay-at-home mom that loves cappuccino, writes, reads, cooks, survived an octopus “attack”, etc. I guess I can add a few new things to that list. That being said, here are the rules:

1. Each player starts with 8 random facts/habits about themselves
2. People who are tagged write a blog post about their own 8 random things and post these rules
3. At the end of your blog you need to tag 8 people and post their names
4. Don’t forget to leave them a comment and tell them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

Are you ready? Here are my 8 random things/habits:

  1. Dh and I rarely get to bed before midnight. On the rare occasion that we do, it’s ALWAYS 11:22 P.M.
  2. My least favorite chore is cleaning the ceiling fans.
  3. I crave jalepenos when I’m pregnant.
  4. My favorite summer treat is strawberries dipped in sour cream and then in brown sugar. Yum!
  5. I’m like the mouse in Mouse Cookie. If I bring in the step-ladder to clean the ceiling fan, I get sidetracked and stop at the kitchen light fixture to replace a light bulb. Then while I’m up there, I see that some cobwebs have collected, and pretty soon I’m washing the ceiling…
  6. I’m always running late and I hate it. (Perhaps tis the mouse’s fault?)
  7. I’ve been in all the states except Hawaii. My favorite one is Alaska maybe because I was old enough to really appreciate it. My parents loved to travel and we jaunted cross country in the Oldsmobile every chance they got. Have I mentioned here yet that I get violently carsick? (Just ask Deborah)
  8. I started blogging a year ago when friends at a writer’s conference said it was a good way to keep the writing muse exercising…I’ve found it to be a spiritual blessing as well. I really appreciate all of my bloggie friends!

So now I have to tag 8 people. I tag: Deborah, Brandi, Ann-in-Grace, Amy Melton, Amy @ Knight’s Acre , Jessica, Rhonda, and Larry

The Questions Game

Bethanie at The Desire of My Heart blog wanted volunteers to play the “Questions Game”. I volunteered to answer any 5 questions of her choosing, wasn’t I brave? Turns out she went easy on me…so here goes:

  1. What was your favorite subject in school and why?
  2. What is your favorite recipe? (you could add a link here if you like)
  3. When you open your Bible do you start in the middle or front?
  4. Where do you keep your broom and/or vacuum?
  5. How many posts do you have on your blog right now?

My Answers:

I loved journalism, no surprise there, right? I was the editor of the editorial page and my most popular article was one I did on the drug Acutane for acne…overall, I’d say English Lit and Journalism were my favorite classes, and I was blessed with many gifted teachers in these areas.

This time of year, one of my favorite recipes is for steak marinade. It gets raves everytime! My favorite birthday cake is the Chocolate Cream Roll, with its coffee cream filling and satin frosting– my mom’s specialty…and nothing says summer like a great salad!

I always start reading in the New Testament, so I guess I’d have to answer that I open it to the middle. Right now I’m reading in Philippians, one of my favorite books!

I keep my broom and vacuum in my laundry room closet. It’s a walk-in closet that sadly becomes a free-for-all. Let’s just say we have way too many jackets and coats in this family.

Currently my blog stats tell me I have 233 posts, 1,472 comments all contained in 21 categories!

Now, I need volunteers to answer 5 questions of my choosing…does anyone want to step up?