Friday, April 27, 2007

Fun Friday

Deb at Red Shoes Rambling has created a few interview questions for me.

1. Imagine there was a fire in your house. You, your husband, and pets are all safe and your basics (like furniture and so on) are all covered by plenty of insurance. You have just enough time to grab and save three things that insurance can't replace. What are they?
Wedding scrapbook
Picture CD's
My important paper files- I'm very organized so I would have time to add mom/grandma's crocheted bedspread.

2. Of the poems you've written, which is your personal favorite and why? (I know that's a bit like asking you to name your favorite child, but try anyway! :::grinz:::) This was written out of pain when my daughter used my grandson to hurt me. It was a horrible month but I learned that poetry can help you release emotions. Not my best piece but it helped me find my own power.

3. When I say the word "comforting" what's the first thing you think of?
Being warm and comfy in my bed, at the end of the day, with Dave by my side. That moment before you drift off to sleep feeling safe and everything is left in that day.

4. What's something about your everyday life that you think would surprise most people who only know you through your blog?
I go most days on a cup of coffee and a power bar until dinner. No liquids and I'm always forgetting my pills. My weight is stable its just a bad habit that my body adjusted too from being home alone. Dave said that will stop when he retires.

5. What's something about being a mother that is completely different (for better or worse!) than you imagined it would be before you had kids?
It's really an emotionally tough job and they don't appreciate me. ( I was a really good mom!)I'm still waiting on that one at 22 & 23. Still catching the blame for everything, but being a grandma was the best surprise.

Tammy at Mimmsical Creations asked these at Create a Connection. (

1. If you could have any magical power for only one hour, what would it be and why?
I would take my grandson to the park, run, jump, swing and twirl him around.

2. You've won a pair of round-trip airline tickets to anywhere in the world. Where would you go, with whom, and why?
I'd take Dave to Alaska and stay at a really nice rustic lodge on a river. I want to celebrate his retirement. I answered this question before and chose Austria for me, so its Dave's turn.

3. You are stranded in a library or bookstore for 24 hours. In what section do you spend the most time? Why?
New release section, but you know I'd sneak over to poetry.

4. If you were to be on a reality TV show, which one would it be? Why would you be a good fit for that particular show?
That room designer show? (Top Design on HGTV?) I love home decorating.

5. What did you most recently dream or daydream about?
Finding the right buyer for my house with them offering more than its worth :)

Photo is at sunrise in my backyard :)


paris parfait said...

Love your answers, Tammy - and the photo! xo

Anonymous said...

great answers here. i have no doubt you are a good mama. thank you for your comment yesterday - knowing that there are other strong women i admire that have survived less than stellar childhoods makes me feel less alone. xo

Deb R said...

Thanks so much for volunteering to be interviewed, Tammy. I really enjoyed reading your answers!

Anonymous said...

Very cool questions and VERY COOL answers!
What a fun read!

Tammy said...

Wow Tammy! I loved reading your answers! Your magical power answer got me all teary. What a sweet thing!!!

I loved reading about your house in the above post too. I know you'll love your new house, but the sentiment is strong for your house now too!

daisies said...

wonderful answers ~ i am doing an interview by deb r as well, hopefully today but most likely tomorrow ;)

i have been taken over by the busy, lol ..

Amber said...

I wish I could talk to your girls, and get them to understand how lucky they were to have a good mom. I take it personally when kids don't appriciate good parents-- although I know it is only my own junk. ;) But still...Maybe someday they will know. I know I would have felt lucky.(Not that you are old enough to me my mom! Big sister, maybe.) ;)


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