Thursday, November 29, 2007


I think November should be NaMeMo (National Meme Month). Because of NaBloPoMo I think there are more memes done in November than any other month.

Here’s one more. (taken from
Beth’s blog)

1. What is your idea of perfect happiness?


2. What is your greatest fear?

One of my children dying before me.

3. Which living person do you most admire?

I don’t admire any one person. I’ve met a lot of great people. Of course I admire my mom. I mostly admire people who are genuine and kind.

4. What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

I guess it’s not something I do, but rather something I don’t do. I feel like I’m not assertive enough sometimes.

5. What is the trait you most deplore in others?


6. What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

Being open-minded about everything . There is nothing wrong with having values and sticking to them.

7. On what occasion do you lie?

I really try not to lie. I’ve been told before that I’m honest to a fault. But, being the southern girl that I am I will usually lie to spare someone else’s feelings. Unless I am asked point blank what I think I’ll usually just keep my mouth shut to keep from lying.

8. What do you dislike most about your appearance?

My skin.

9. What is your greatest regret?

Honestly, I can’t say that I regret anything. Every decision, good or bad, has made me who I am today.

10. What or who is the greatest love of your life?

Michael. I can’t imagine my life without him.

11. Which talent would you most like to have?

I would love to be able to sing well.

12. What is your current state of mind?


13. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

Just one thing? I would like to be more organized.

14. What do you consider your greatest achievement?

My two boys. I think they are both pretty good, well-mannered kids.

15. If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be?

With my luck I’d come back as an insulin syringe or a lancet where my job would be to stick a little kid all day. OK, let me think. I think I’d come back as me.

16. What is your most treasured possession?

I’m not big on possessions. Let’s see. I have Santa Clauses that my grandmother collected and gave to me. I would hate to see anything happen to them. They are decorating my mantel right now.

17. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?

OK, these questions get kind of deep don’t they? I think realizing all the bad things that are done to children and not being able to change it. This answer is probably going to make me sound crazy, but if I hear of a child being abused or abandoned it makes me cry, not just tears well up in my eyes, but full-blown boo-hooing with soaked tissues and everything. When I think of all the children out there right now who are being abused, starved, beaten, molested, when I think of all the children that don’t have anyone to look out for them it makes me very sad. I’m crying now as I type this. Children are so innocent. Adults are supposed to protect them and nurture them. When that doesn’t happen it just breaks my heart.

18. Where would you like to live?

I probably wouldn’t go far; just a few hours west of where I live right now would be fine.

19. What is your most marked characteristic?


20. Who are your favorite writers?

Ayn Rand, Laura Ingalls Wilder

21. Who is your favorite hero of fiction?

Atticus Finch

22. Who are your heroes in real life?

Those who do good for others, not for accolades or money, but because they truly care and want to make a difference in someone’s life. Those who stand up for what they believe is right even if no one understands why.

23. What is it that you most dislike?

People who think they are better than someone else.

24. What is your motto?

I don’t really have one.

25. Favorite Journey?

A family trip we took to the mountains of NC the summer of 2005. We had such a wonderful time. Riley was diagnosed a couple of months later. We will never have another vacation quite as carefree as that one. We all went down Sliding Rock, even 3 years old Riley went down it with Michael. It was the coldest water I have ever been in, in my life. We’d stop and picnic when we were hungry and we’d stop to sleep when we were sleepy. There where no schedules, nothing we HAD to do, just things we wanted to do.

26. What do you value most in your friends?

Honesty. Dependability.

27. Which words or phrases do you must overuse?
Freaking. For example: Riley’s freaking blood sugar is 400!

I say “OK” a lot too, but in a sarcastic way. Like if Michael says, “My left great toe is itchy.” I’ll say, “OK” as if to say, “That was something I really didn’t need to know.”

28. Which historical figure do you most identify with?


29. What is your greatest extravagance?

Food. We eat too nice around my house. I cook a full on meal pretty much every night. We could really cut back and save if we’d eat sandwiches every once in a while. And, if we go out to eat I always want to go somewhere nice (nice=expensive). Yes, I spend way too much money on food.
30. If you could change one thing about your family, what would it be?
Diabetes wouldn’t live there anymore.

31. What is your favorite occupation?
stay at home mom

32. What is the quality you most like in a woman?
Being strong in the face of adversity

33. What is the quality you most like in a man?
Genuinely caring about other people.

34. How would you like to die?

In my sleep at a very, very old age, possibly after a wonderful day with my kids, and their kids, and possibly their kid’s kids.

35. If you could chose what to come back as, what would it be?

A very well taken care of house cat. Eat, drink, sleep, ah, that’s the life.


Anonymous said...

Yay! Fun answers. I used to go to sliding rock at least once a year as a kid... it was always so much fun! That picture is great :)

Naomi said...

I *like* meme month. I'm learning a lot about everyone! It's fun to see that we have more in common than diabetes!