August 25, 2010

Getting to Know You . . . .

The ever gorgeous Wilderness Chic has tagged me in this fun, little getting to know you post.  I was so honored and promised that I would do this yesterday.  Clearly, I failed to keep my promise.  But things have been rather hectic around here what with school starting, my shower continuing to leak, our dry-cleaning mysteriously showing up inside our locked garage instead of at the front door, fire alarms going off (yes, again)....the list is really endless.  But finally, finally I have buckled down and answered the questions.

Without further ado, here are the answers to WC's questions:

1.  At what time of your life were you happiest and why?

I would have to honestly say that the last 20 years have been.  In that time I've met and married Hubby and had Man-Child.  Yes, we've had ups and downs (and I expect that we will continue to do so until he succumbs to my will and learns to just say "Yes, dear.") but I've never felt as loved and cherished or as secure as I have during this time.

2.  Where and when did you meet the love of your life?

About 20 years ago, I met Hubby at my best friend's sister's house.  The sister lived next door to Hubby-to-Be and these two matchmakers could NOT stand the fact that we were both single and decided to fix us up.  It turned out to be one of their most successful fix-up's as we were married within six months.

3.  Favorite item of clothing or most treasured possession.

This is really a tough one - as I'm not one to usually attach emotionally to items . . . but upon serious thought, I think I would have to say that a dirty, and much loved, Pooh Bear and the remnants of a blanket that were Man-Child's "loveys" when he was small.  Whenever I run across these items in the closet or a drawer I always smile and my heartstrings are pulled, because whenever I remember MC as a little guy these items are always there.

4.  Must have makeup or beauty item?

Without a doubt, hands down that would be my lipstick.  It's nothing fancy or expensive (Cover Girl Outlast) but that stuff stays on for just about the whole day (or night) so I never have to worry about re-applying - and I have found my most perfect shade.

5.  What do you think is your worst vice or fault...honestly?

Well, Hubby would claim my shoes....but as you and I both know, that is not a vice it is a necessity!  I would have to say my impatience with fools and foolishness and the uncanny ability I have to obsess over the most trivial matters.

6.  Would you tell your friend, if you knew her husband/wife was cheating on her/him?

I'd like to say yes, without reservation.  But then I've seen too many "shoot the messenger" scenarios.  I think it would have to depend on the situation.

7.  What ambitions, wishes or desires, for your life, do you still hold close to your heart?

Travel.  I have a whole list of places I wish to see - one that just keeps expanding as I "meet" new people through blogging.

8.  Where do you see yourself five years from now?

This may come as a shock - but I'm not a "projectionist" (gasp!  I know! What with all my list-making, etc. you'd expect me to be one.  But I'm not).  In 5 years, we'll be preparing for Man-Child's senior year in college (we'd better be!) and I guess we'll just see what comes next.

Now the way I understand this, I am supposed to come up with 8 different questions and pass this on to 8 others that I wish to get to know better.

Well, we all know that sometimes I have a hard time following the rules.  So once again, I'm bucking the system (sorry WC!).  I'm going to ask anyone that follows along to answer the same questions (if you wish) that WC asked, as they were perfect getting to know you kinds of questions.  Have fun and I look forward to seeing what you have to say.  Now, I'm off to figure out how to get that contractor here to fix that leak STAT! Because if I have to shower in MC's bathroom one more time. . .


  1. So, should I not tell you that this post has no title? :P

    Good way to get to know people, I never knew how you and the hubby met!

  2. I've got to try that lipstick - mine doesn't last longer than an hour!

  3. Well as you know by my past post, which you can no longer see LOL - I hate lipstick. That crap never stays on my lips. But I do enjoy eye liner. Great post. Nice to see how you and hubby met.

  4. I love the drawer answer. I can imagine the sweet smile from the memories.

  5. I would answer the questions but I figure I would be stumped on the 'beauty question'. But this is a nifty peek into you.

  6. Oh, honey....this was lovely. I don't think any of your answers really surprised me, though.

    I totally see you as the pragmatic type who wouldn't be attached to a material thing...but can see you smiling tenderly when coming across a childhood lovey of MC's. The travel didn't surprise me, either.

    It just goes to show (once again) that you and I are twins!