A while back Debby posted her answers to these 48 questions, and then a while after that Nancy Grayce posted her answers. It looked like fun, and it certainly was a neat way of learning more about both of those sweet bloggy friends … so I decided to
steal borrow the idea and post my answers to the 48 questions.
1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?
No, my dad just chose Kathleen. (Of course, no one calls me Kathleen … at least no one had better call me Kathleen!)
2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?
Honestly I cannot remember – I’m not much of a crier (unless I see someone else crying … especially if it’s someone I really care about).
3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?
No. I used to, but somehow as I’ve gotten older, my handwriting has gotten uglier. Maybe I’m out of practice.
4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT?
I have a ham sandwich most every day for lunch. Yes, I’m a creature of habit. My oldest grandson is just like me … if it were up to him, I’d fix the same meal for the grands whenever they’re here for dinner. My oldest granddaughter gets tired of the same thing all the time, so I have to mix it up every once in a while.
5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS?
I have one beautiful daughter who has blessed me with 4 of the sweetest grands you’d ever want to meet.
6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON, WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
I’d like to think so, but I don’t know. I’m pretty introverted and shy around strangers, and sometimes that can be misinterpreted as aloofness.
7. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT?
Having been on the receiving end of hurtful comments thinly disguised as sarcasm (“What? I was JUST kidding.”), I try not to indulge in it very often.
8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS?
No, nor my adenoids, my appendix, nor my gall bladder.
9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?
No, no, no! I am NOT a risk taker … and bungee jumping is way too risky for me.
10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL?
Steel cut oats … with a hint of brown sugar, some applesauce and cinnamon. Almost tastes like apple pie.
11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF?
I rarely wear shoes that I have to tie … it’s either slip-ons in the winter or flip flops in the summer. But if I am wearing shoes that have to be tied, I will untie them when I take them off.
12. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG?
No, but I have a strong God. When I am weak, He is strong! (Sorry, Nancy, I just had to
steal borrow that.)
13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM?
Edy’s Grand vanilla with chocolate chips. Yum!
14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE?
15. RED OR PINK?
Red – Cardinal red, of course! ;-
16. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF?
How long do I have? I am my worst critic. <sigh>
17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST?
My Grandma Rosie.
18. WHAT IS THE TECHNIQUE THAT YOU NEED TO WORK ON THE MOST?
How long do I have (see #16)?
19. WHAT COLOR SHOES ARE YOU WEARING?
Black Sketcher slip-ons.
20. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE?
A handful of animal crackers.
21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
The sound of typing on my keyboard and the hammering on the house under construction across the street.
22. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE?
Blue … I like blue and think that it is such a pretty color, bright and cheerful.
23. FAVORITE SMELLS?
The smell of pluff mud as we cross over onto Hilton Head Island. Freshly baked bread. Lilacs in bloom.
24. HOW IMPORTANT ARE YOUR POLITICAL VIEWS TO YOU?
Important to me - not so much to anyone else, I’m sure.
25. MOUNTAIN HIDEAWAY OR BEACH HOUSE?
Oh my goodness! There is absolutely NO choice here … a beach house, ON the beach so I can open the windows and hear the waves crashing onto the shore.
26. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH?
Baseball (as in St. Louis Cardinals) and hockey (as in St. Louis Blues). I don’t care to watch any other sports, although I will watch March Madness if there’s nothing else on.
27. HAIR COLOR?
Dirty blonde … I’m sure there’s a lot of gray in there but there’s not enough contrast between the dirty blonde for me to see it … or maybe I’m just fooling myself.
28. EYE COLOR?
29. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS?
No, glasses. I used to wear contacts, and I miss them so much. But I developed a chronic eye issue that makes it impossible for me to wear contacts without fighting recurring eye infections. So I had to switch back to glasses.
30. FAVORITE FOOD?
Fresh sea food.
31. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS?
Happy endings definitely.
32. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED?
Cars 2 (yep, the grands were here).
33. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING?
34. SUMMER OR WINTER?
Summer – not a moment’s hesitation.
35. FAVORITE DESSERT?
Carrot cake with cream cheese icing.
36. STRENGTH TRAINING OR CARDIO?
Cardio … and I need to start back up!
37. COMPUTER OR TELEVISION?
For watching programming/movies? TV. For just about anything else? Computer.
38. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW?
Book #3 in the Psalm 23 Mysteries series Lie Down in Green Pastures. Like Books 1 and 2, the book is getting off to a slow start, but I’m expecting that I won’t be able to put it down after a few more chapters.
39. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?
40. FAVORITE SOUND?
My grands saying “I love you, Nana”.
41. FAVORITE GENRE OF MUSIC?
Christian praise & worship. I especially love just about anything from Chris Tomlin.
42. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME?
I guess St. Maarten. I’m going to assume that it’s further away than the Oregon coast?
43. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT?
I can quilt, but I don’t think of it as a particularly special talent.
44. WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
45. WHERE ARE YOU LIVING NOW?
About 15 minutes to the west of Highland.
46. WHAT COLOR IS YOUR HOUSE?
Cream siding and red brick.
47. WHAT COLOR IS YOUR CAR?
My car is black.
48. DO YOU LIKE ANSWERING 48 QUESTIONS?
Yes, I rather enjoyed this … not as much as I enjoyed reading Debby’s and Nancy’s answers, though.
I’ve been MIA lately … things have been busy here at Chez Nana. We spent Wednesday at my dad’s; yesterday we had all four Ts here; today we’ve got the younger two here.
Spring was here in all her glory earlier this week … warm, breezy, sunny days. Unfortunately a storm front moved through Wednesday evening, bringing chilly, breezy, cloudy days. Fortunately the meteorologists are promising a return of spring and her warmer, sunnier days.