Saturday, June 30, 2007

My Very First Meme

First of all, can anyone tell me where the word "meme" comes from? I'm just wondering because, for the life of me I can't figure it out! Anyways, Shannon over at Rocks in My Dryer posted this fun meme where you answer 5 completely random questions. So here we go!


1. If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Hmm, well, I'd have to say sandwiches. You get your whole grains with the bread, your protein with your meats and you even get some veggies with the lettuce, onion and tomato. Plus I just like sandwiches. They are simple and yet versatile.

2. What's the most nerve-racking "close call" you've ever had?
When my daughter was about 10 months old, we flew out to Arizona for my brother's wedding. Our first night in the hotel, I put her on the floor while my husband got in the shower and I settled in. After about 15 minutes, I picked her up to nurse her on the bed. She rolled over and threw up - in neon blue! Apparently the housekeeping staff had missed several pills that a previous occupant had dropped on the floor, but my baby didn't miss them! We called poison control and had to rush her to the hospital where she was put into restraints and her stomach was pumped. It was horrendous as you can imagine.

3. Name five features your ultimate dream house would have.
Well, it would have to have a spacious front porch with a swing and rocking chairs. A master bedroom large enough for a sitting area so hubby and I can have someplace private where we can chat. A large rec room (with all the accoutrements - pool table, big screen tv, etc) so the kids can have all the neighborhood kids over to hang out. A hot tub in a private area of the back yard. Hmm, what else? Oh, a large pantry. I would just love to be able to take advantage of great bargains, but currently am limited in how much I can store. A huge pantry would be wonderful!

4. Who has been the most influential non-relative in your life?
My vote for this would be Christian author Elizabeth George. She has been such an inspiration to me over the last 5-7 years. She challenges women to be their best and not to settle for mediocre. My favorite saying of hers is, "Good, better, best; never let it rest until your good is better and your better is best." My friend, Laurie, will get a good laugh out of this. Once, her husband told her she wasn't being "very George-ian." Harrumph to him!

5. What one non-physical feature would you most like to change about yourself?
Wow, this is a hard one. I could list a bunch of physical things...Probably my lack of discipline. It shows it's ugly head in every area of my life - my housekeeping, homeschooling, my weight, my spiritual life. If I could learn to subjugate my desires to my will, that would be a wonderful thing.

And now you know 5 things about me that you didn't know before.

1 comments:

Charity said...

I love Elizabeth George. Well, I love Beautiful in God's Eyes (read it twice), maybe someday I will read one of her other books. Any recommendations?

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