Thursday, May 10, 2007

Mothers and Interviews


HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!
INTERVIEWS BY MY FRIEND'S

My friend Judi at Talking to Myself interviewed me and she was one of my first commenter's. She has 4 grown children and a grandson. I've even spoken with her on the phone and she's a terrific gal. Her questions are:

1. Name a truth you’ve learned in adulthood, e.g., an aha! moment, but one that you might not have believed as a kid or even as a young adult. You must earn your life. You get exactly what you put out there.
2. What’s the most trouble you got into as a kid?
I was hit with a belt by my mom until I could tell time because we were late for church. I was at the age you learn to tell time and I gave her the wrong time. I was pretty much a good kid but I learned how to be sneaky out of fear of retribution.
3. Where/when (what time period) would you go if you could time travel? Who would you meet? I would go back to the time when Jesus walked the earth to ask for forgiveness and healing.
4. What astrological sign are you? Does your sign resemble your actual personality?I'm a Libra and I have most of the traits. Social, easily influenced, romantic, indecisive, charming and flirtatious. Self-indulgent on occasion.
5. I know you’re a big movie buff - who are your favorite actors/actresses and what are their best films? Also, feel free to tell whom you think is overrated (e.g., for me, Meg Ryan). I stink at names but I can see their faces. Meryl Steep, Johnny Dep, Judy Dench etc. I'm such a movie fan I'll find something to like and dislike in every movie. Not a fan of funny movies and I'll watch a movie because of an actor first, plot second. The Patriot with Mel Gibson is a movie that has all I look for in movies. Good acting, history, and moves me. Many actors are over rated, like Kevin Costner. I cringe at singers who try to act and actors who try to sing. Exceptions I can think of is Coal Minors Daughter and The Color Purple. Dejavu with Denzel Washington was very good and I love movies in beautiful places like A River Runs Through It and Memoirs of a Geisha.


Tabor at One Day at a Time is another blog friend that I really enjoy. She has been working on her retirement home and is a poet with an adorable grandson. Her questions for me were:
1. When was the last time you did a random act of kindness and what was it?
I snuck my daughter's mother-in-law a CD of our grandson TK. They have kept TK from them for 4mos over a feud. My youngest does not forgive easy and since I could be next us grandmas need to stick together.
2. What do you always or most of the time make excuses for? I always make excuses why I am not using my weights, taking my pills or eating during the day. For me it's about survival and independence, not looking good. It frustrates my family and yet I don't know why I'm not doing it routinely. I am in serious denial that I will continue my lucky streak. I'm going to have a task master in August named Dave. He is planning on bringing me back to reality.
3. When do you usually get unsolicited advice? When I bring up moving around my kids. They think I'm cutting them out of their life's, but I look at it as safe distance. (2 1/2 hr drive).
4. What is the best thing you learned in school? Socialization! I was sent to a private Catholic college prep school and I struggled. I learned my outgoing personality made up for my average grades. I left college after a year and went into salary sales. My socialization skills made a great living.
5. If you could change places with anyone, who would that be and why?
It would be a really healthy person and a hands on healer. I know they exist but I don't have a name. I think to be able to heal would be very cool for obvious reasons.
Great questions ladies! Have a fantastic weekend.

25 comments:

Pam said...

Very interesting. I keep learning new things about you.

Love,
Batman

Star said...

Love your RAK--you can't get those moments back as kids grow up.

Eileen said...

I love that you are so open about yourself! You have a beautiful blog, it is so tranquil and peaceful. Makes me just want to hangout, read and breath. Thanks for sharing and Happy Mother's Day.

Becca said...

These were great interview questions, and your answers share so much about you. I already knew you had great social skills, though~ that's pretty evident!

Fun reading :)

Kelly said...

gosh, you just get smarter every time I read you :-D

emmapeelDallas said...

Great answers! I'm glad I got to ask my questions. Thank you and Happy Mother's Day!

Judi

Bongga Mom said...

That quote about being a mother was so beautiful and true. Happy Mother's Day!

tinker said...

Heehee - good for you, Grandma's gotta stick together...
Hope you have a happy Mother's day, Tammy! XOXO

Liza's Eyeview said...

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TAMMY

Regina Clare Jane said...

Happy Mother's Day, Tammy!

paris parfait said...

Fascinating stuff about you, you fascinating woman! Bonne Fete Maman! xo

pepektheassassin said...

Hope you are having a great Mother's Day!

pepektheassassin said...

Fine interviews, by the way!

Kamsin said...

Those babies feet are just adorable! Happy Mother's Day!

Chris said...

Great questions but great answers too!

I'm a libra too:)

Happy Mothers' Day!
Chris
My Blog

turquoise cro said...

HOPE you're having a SWEET Mother's Day lil darlin!!! XOXO BACK AT CHA!

Clare said...

I really enjoyed reading your answers. You have an incredible heart!

Jane Poe (aka Deborah) said...

Thanks for sharing ... happy mom's day, Tammy! xx, JP

Colorsonmymind said...

Happy Mothers day Tammy!

XOXOXO

Rach said...

That opening statement is so true. I don't think I have been particularly sane since the honeys arrived. lol

Waspgoddess said...

I love the new look of your blog, I was having real problems seeing the previous one, and so I haven't been by for a while. Really enjoyed this post, but I'm sorry you had to learn telling time in such a way.

I hope you're doing well, and lots and lots of love to you.
x

Jolene said...

I love your little quote at the beginning, it's so true!

I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day and that your girls let you know how special you are!

Amber said...

These were great questions! i never come up with good ones like these.

But I was sad you got spanked for not telling the right time. :( I remember I got smacked for not being able to read cursive writing one time as a kid, by my grandma. Must be the era of those women.

:)

daisies said...

'you must earn your life, you get what you put out there'. wow. so simple and yet is sticks inside my head like a mantra ~ thank you my dear for all your beauty that shines out of these pages of you ...

xox

Jimmy said...

Sorry I'm late for Mother's Day, but I can see you had a good one :)

The interviews are getting better, that's for sure! And so are the answers. Very candid