Monday, May 5, 2014

Answer Me This #1

I can't believe I haven't participated in any of Kendra's "Answer me This" posts yet!  Check them out at her blog.

Are you becoming your mother?
I don't think so really.  I was probably more like her when I still lived at home, because we shared various interests and past-times.  The one area I've definitely noticed myself becoming like her, though, isn't a good one: I totally hear my mom in my voice every time I get overwhelmed and yell at the kids.  But I still love my mom, so hopefully my own kids won't hold it against me too much!

Coffee or tea?
Definitely coffee.  It took until I was  eighteen to develop a taste for it, but it's just so much richer and more powerful (caffeine-wise) than tea. And I need that most days!  I do have to put cream and sugar in it, though.

While we're on the subject, though, I need to point out a pet peeve of mine.  I do drink the occasional cup of tea, but I like *real tea*.  You know, black tea.  Made with tea leaves.  And caffeine.  In the past few years, anytime a friend offers me a cup of tea and pulls out their extensive collection of tea choices, I almost never find black tea.  It's all green or other herbal varieties.  And most friends who come to my house are very disappointed when all I have to offer are various flavors and varieties of black tea.  I guess I should go pick up some herbal teas for guests, but I keep forgetting to do it.

What foreign country would you like to visit?
France, because I took French in high school and sorta remember some of the language, so I'd be able to get by a little better than in other non-English-speaking countries.  Also, in my study of the language, we learned a lot about the culture and history of the country, and I'd love to experience some of it in person.

Do you cry easily? depends on the time of the month ;-)

At times when I'm already stressed, I sometimes cry fairly easily when something else doesn't go my way.  I don't tend to be a sappy person - sad movies or stories don't usually produce tears.  But if I'm pregnant, I start crying over all sorts of ridiculous - not even sad at all - things.

Or anytime my kids ask me to read one of these books.

How often do you wear heels?
Pretty much never, to my husband's great disappointment. 

Since about eighth grade, I've had a hate-hate relationship with shoes.  Because that's the age when my feet reached their current size: 11.  It is very difficult to find shoes that big.  And when you do, they're either way too expensive, or look like clown shoes.  So I don't really have pretty shoes, just practical ones - ones purchased out of desperation, because they were the only pair at the store that fit me and were the right color.

Also, high heels just hurt so bad.  I'm tall enough already.  It's not worth it.

Do you play an instrument?
Not really.  I took lessons in piano and flute for four years each when I was younger.  But I'm no good at either of them.  Hopefully, our kids will go further in music than I did.


  1. I feel you on the black teas! I do like some herbal varieties (and we have a TON because Keith buys them) but I feel like they just don't .... *taste* ... as much as black teas. You know?

    1. Yes, I absolutely agree! Especially white tea - it's basically scented water.

  2. Haha I've been crying a *lot* the past week or two. I don't think its a hormone thing so much as just from being tired, and therefore not being able to process things well.

    And you know I'm with you on the big feet and heels. Plus, they would make me taller than Chuckie.

  3. Oh my gosh I feel you on being a size 11. I am one too. Nordstrom seems to have them more often than not but when I go hunting for the perfect pair I am always too late. This weekend I was able to find a pair of girly sandals and when I put them on the FIRST thing I thought was "Oh wow they don't make my foot look like a boat" SOLD.