I really enjoy reading blogs and getting to know others better from the questions they sometimes answer. I thought it might be interesting to ask and answer a few here. I'd love if you'd play along and give your answer in a comment, or on your own blog.
These questions are really random,
off the top of my poor feeble mind.....
some might be funny.....
some more serious!!!
Okay, here we go:
1. What are your first and middle names?
Do you have any nicknames?
Debra Faye is my given name.
I'm most often called Debbie, or Deb, Mom, and Nannie. Poovie was a nickname at one time (don't know where that actually came from.....Andy Griffith, maybe.....I'll have to research that)
2. Have you always lived in the same area?
I've always lived in Strawberry Plains, TN, within a mile of where I grew up. I lived there until I was 22, married Pappy (who wasn't a Pappy then....;-)......
lived in a mobile home for a few months, then to a rental home, then to our current home where we've been planted for over 36 years. Sounds somewhat boring, huh?
3. What is your favorite color?
but not just any shade of purple.
The more muted, dusty shades.
4. Do you color your hair?
Is that too personal?
I colored mine for years, but said if I ever had grandchildren, I would quit. It became too expensive, and the home colors NEVER turned out right for me, always made my hair red. So, I went gray. There are LOTS of times lately that I wish I hadn't quit, though. I look soooooo old with gray hair. :(
5. How long have you been married?
Pappy and I have been married almost 39 years. We have one daughter, a son-in-law of going on 15 years, 4 precious grandchildren......
and no greats yet, since our oldest grand is only 9 1/2!!!
6. Favorite foods?
Chocolate, grilled chicken, blueberries, chocolate, eggs, salads, chocolate, pasta, bread.....
(in my defense, I prefer dark chocolate)
7. Sleep habits?
For the most part, I don't sleep well.....
I take a Tylenol PM (usually only take a half).
I know I shouldn't rely on those, but it's a toss up.....
to sleep, or not to sleep.....
that is the question?
8. Car you drive?
It's not a car, but Pappy's Toyota Tundra and I feel like I'm driving a semi. I've driven it now for 2 years and have thought we would get another SUV, after selling ours to a young couple who needed a vehicle.
$$$$$ is an object.
9. Favorite season of the year?
I enjoy all 4 seasons, for different reasons.
(oh, that rhymed.....;-)
But, I would probably have to pick autumn (fall) as a favorite. Love, love, love that time of year when all things are pumpkins, and sweaters, and cooler temps.....
oh, yes, fall!!!
10. If you blog, how long have you had your blog?
My very first post was August of 2007.
Wowsers, that was moons ago!!
11. Do you have a very best friend whom you can pray with and share "secrets" with?
I've gotta answer this in two ways.
I do those things with my husband.
We didn't always pray together, that's something that only started about 10 years ago, sad to admit. But, now it's just second nature for us to pray before we eat, and go to sleep, and if we get a prayer request we try to immediately pray right then and there (getting older prompts immediate prayers because of memory issues.....LOL).
As for a female friend I have several, but I share those things I mentioned with my friend, Dawn. We pray together, talk about the Lord, share things He's done for us both, sometimes simultaneously. It's awesome to see His hand at work in our lives!!!
12. Do you have a hobby?
I love to crochet, which was why I first started blogging, to sell some of my creations. I still do that occasionally, but for the most part I like to just make things and give to people. Crocheting is cheaper than paying for therapy!! Ha! Ha!
13. Did you do well in school?
This will probably come as a HUGE surprise to some people, but I was actually Salutatorian of my Senior class in high school and had to get up in front of God and everybody and give a speech. I would have been tied for Valedictorian, if not for my grades in PE! (do they still even have that in school?) I'm basically an introvert and didn't like the things we were required to do back then......
tumbling, dodge ball, etc.....
sports that required "dressing out" in front of others and wearing those terrible white shorts and tops.
So, yes, I barely passed Physical Education, which affected my final grade. I didn't go on to college (big mistake), but did get a good job at TVA in Knoxville, TN. I worked there for almost 15 years and was able to get a severance package when I quit which paid off our home. God is good!!!
14. Is there something about yourself that might come as a surprise to others?
Besides my answer to #13 above, I've loved to color for years, long before adult coloring books became all the rage. I also love owls (but I don't think that's a surprise), and cardinals.....
actually, I like most birds.....
15. Do you have any major fears?
and loved ones dying.
16. Are you an outdoors, or indoors type of person?
I love working outside in the yard, don't mind mowing the yard, sewing grass, etc......
enjoy my flowers and my walks around the neighborhood, weather permitting.
17. And, finally......
If you could sum up your life in one word,
what would it be?
So there's a few things about me,
and I'd love for you to share a few about yourself!!!
HOPE everybody has a great Wednesday!