Friday, May 28, 2010

20 Questions

I just love Q&As and quizzes and such! It is nearly impossible for me to get an email or stumble upon a web quiz without immediately responding. I should probably seek therapy for this, but...well...I love this "fault" of mine too much to work to get it gone. :)

So...if this post is just for me, I guess that's ok since its my blog and everything. Haha!

1. when you looked at yourself in the mirror today, what was the first thing you thought?
"I wonder if I have to go get the kids this afternoon..."

2. do you miss anyone right now?
Yes. I miss the kids. I miss my friend Charity. I miss my friend Mandy. I miss my dog Samantha. I miss my friend Jonathan.

3. if you could move anywhere else, would you?
Nope. Unless my whole family moved with me.

4. if you could choose, what would your last meal be?
Oh dear. I think I'd have: either onion straws with jalepeno dip or spinach & artichoke dip to start, then a steak (medium well) with a little salt, pepper and A1 sauce on the side. OR Ree's oniony topping. Yum. A huge baked potato with butter & sour cream and some Brussels sprouts (cuz i'm all about being healthy). To finish off the meal, I'd have chocolate cheese cake with raspberry sauce. Oh, and lots of sweet tea.

5. what famous person, dead or alive, would you want to have lunch with?
Jesus. I know I'll see him one day, but to get to talk with him now...i'm tearing up just thinking about it. I'd also like to meet Amy Carmichael, Elizabeth Elliot, Charles Spurgeon, Oswald Chambers, David Brainerd and John Piper.

6. what was the last book you read?
Sadly, I haven't read a whole book in a long time. I need to do something about that.

7. what was the last movie you watched?
Hmmm...don't do whole movies often. I guess it was The Princess & the Frog with the fam.

8. what was the last song you heard?
Haha...Poker Face by Lady Gaga. Yes, I'm embarrassed to admit that.

9. what is your dream vacation?'d like to take 3 months off of work and travel everywhere I've ever dreamed about. I'd like to be able to go and stay in each place for a couple of weeks and really soak up the life and culture and history...and take lots of photos, of course. The places I'd like to go are: Russia. I can't explain this. It has fascinated me since I was a child. I even tried to teach myself Russian in college. Epic Fail. But anyway...I'd start there. Then I'd go to the Mediterranean (Israel, Turkey, Greece, Italy). Then Europe (France, England, Ireland, Scotland - home of Amy Carmichael, Spain), then I'd bop around to Australia, China, India, Africa, and Ecuador - where the Elliots served. After that, I'd make my way to Alaska and then end up in Canada for a while to visit a friend who is like family. Then, finally, I'd travel around the US a bit (San Diego - where I was born, Washington State, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma - to stalk the Pioneer Woman and visit a childhood friend, Chicago, New York, Tennessee, the Carolinas, DC, Florida and then home).

10. what is the next trip you will take? will either be to the Bahamas for a wedding, to Canada to visit that friend I mentioned or to Maryland for a conference.

11. did you ever go to camp?
Yes. And, in a tent, no less.

12. have you ever been in love?
I don't think so. No.

13. what do you want to know about the future?
I'd like to know if I will ever really be a normal size...if I will ever know what it is to be loved...if I will ever grow a baby in my womb.

14. where is your best friend?
In Canada.

15. how is your best friend?
She is happy and sad and sane and mad and joyful and tearful and disciplined and chaotic and flighty and grounded and always, always, passionate and giving her very guts to someone or something.

16. who is the biggest gossiper you know?
Haha. I don't know any gossipers. None. Not one. Nuh uh. No way.

17. what does your last text message say?
Navy Band. New Orleans. 5pm.

18. what are 3 things you've always wanted to do, that you still plan to accomplish?
Lose weight. Buy a home. Get a dog. Those are the 3 things I can actually do something about. My real list is Get married. Have children. Be a stay at home mom/photographer.

19. what is one thing you learned from your parents?
Family first.

20. what is one thing you hope to teach to your own children?
That question makes my heart and ovaries throb. I'd like to teach my children to know the Love of God, to love each other without reservation, to quickly forgive, to smile and laugh lots, to create (whether it is a story or a song or a painting or a photograph or a dance), to not be afraid of life like I am so often, and to see every single thing as a gift...wisely ordered by a sovereign God.


  1. i had to laugh at # 15 and 16, since I know how you're talking about and #16 is a total lie! LOL

    #4 made me laugh, #8 made me proud of you, #15 made me TOTALLY cry, and I don't even know what else to say.... #16 made me think that you probably thought of me right away, but are such a good friend and chose not to expose me, and #20 makes me so thankful, because everytime we speak, you are constantly pouring all these qualities and truths into me....and I'm so thankful to know you.

  3. Nin...Ok, so your response made me totally cry.