If your house was on fire, what would you rush in to save?
Everything is material. As long as my family and I were safe, and our pets, I could live without the "stuff." However, I think it would be hard to lose pictures and mementos. A week ago I went through a shoebox of old items I'd had since childhood. Horse show ribbons, a little toy animal lamb that belonged to the cat I had when I was a child, a cross bookmark my mom crocheted for me, a handwritten letter from my grandmother, my diary from when I was 9 years old, a magazine from 1986 that featured my published work. These are things I can not replace, when they are gone, they are gone. Until I pulled them each one by one from the box and recollected the circumstances and memories in which surrounded their presence in my life, I might not have remembered them. That is what mementos do, they remind you of special times in your life and keep them part of you.
Do you enjoy your work? If you could pick any career, would you do what you are doing now, or would you pick something else?
I like what I am doing (education.) It is rewarding. It is also exhausting, hard work and it is easy to burn out. I do not know if I will teach forever. I still have many other dreams and pursuits. Truly? Sometimes I wish I didn't have to work, and that I could just pursue creative pursuits that didn't also have to be my livelihood. I would like to be a novelist...own my own vintage home decor shop.....blogging.....photography.....crafting.......
I don't know about the questions, maybe just exactly WHAT you have against mayonnaise. Why do you hate it so, what did it ever do to you? Just kiddin!!!
Really, I don't know! I don't dislike it all of the time. I'm moody about it. Some days I like it. I tolerate it mixed into most food, like tuna.
What is your dream for the future?
To be happy, to live simply. To have a family, and always have horses in my life.
If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
On a ranch. I do not know where, that would be a hard decision. But I'd love to have property, with pastures, fields, woods, a barn, and a cozy cabin!
No question - just a comment that my daughter and I have spent many a happy afternoon with Lorelei and Rory. Don't you wish they would bring back that series?
Wait, that IS a question, hee hee! YES! It's always sad when a favorite series goes away. Often, it's time- a show has ran it's course. I really liked Men In Trees and Everwood, two other great shows that didn't last long. I love those ensemble cast style of "dramedies."
If there was one thing you could change what would it be? Besides not having writers block, that is.
Probably my financial situation.You know- less debt/more income.
Wow! A lot of good questions!! Here's mine! Who is the one person in your life that has influenced you the most in what kind of person you have become??
I honestly can't say there is just one person. I think many members of my family, mentors, and friends, have shown me bits and pieces of themselves, which has helped me become who I am. My parents were always open and trusting and supportive. I have loving relatives who enjoy each others company and we have family traditions- ways to spend meaningful time together. I have friends that I know are always there for me, even the ones I don't see on a regular basis.
One more...if you could spend one more hour with one person that has gone to be with the angels who would that person be?? AND "If you could go back and talk to someone that you've lost, who would it be and what is it that you need to say to them."
I would want to see my Nana Vi. She was my father's mother. She passed of a heart attack after Thanksgiving dinner when I was a senior in high school. I never really knew her when I was actually a mature adult. At 18, I still saw everyone as invincible. There was always tomorrow, because I need to be more worried about prom now. Looking back as an adult, there are many things I wish I would have talked to her about, or could talk to her about. That chance is gone.
What song would you sing at Karaoke? Do you like the Bee Gees? And what is the grossest food you've ever eaten?
Grossest food? I'm not a fan of calamari.
I do NOT karaoke. Believe me, you would not want to hear me behind the microphone. I have done it once, with a group of girlfriends. We sang "Miss American Pie." It's a long song. Not a good karaoke song. and that is all I'm gonna say about that.