Thursday, August 25, 2011

We Want To Know Wednesday-Thursday Edition


Sue me--I'm late! In my defense, I don't get to blog until after the boy goes to bed. But I like these questions and the nice ladies who come up with them, so I try to participate when I can.

1. What is the best advice someone has ever given you?

As an introvert, I tend to get most of my advice from books and movies. One of the quotes that has stayed with me over the years came from the movie The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: "When you gotta shoot, shoot. Don't talk." That meant that people shouldn't just talk about doing things; they should just DO them. Actions speak louder than words! It drives me crazy when people sit around and talk about what they are going to do, but never put their words into actions(hello, Congress!).

The other piece of advice that has stuck with me over the years is that the secret to a happy marriage is separate bathrooms.

2. What is your greatest accomplishment?

Well, I haven't accomplished it yet, so I don't know! But in the meantime, I think that becoming someone's Mama has been pretty great. You really start to think about what you do, how you do it, and why you do it when you're the center of someone's universe. There are things that I've done that I regret now simply because of how I think that my son would view my behavior, even though those things helped make me into the person that I am now.

3. Who do you admire?

I admire my husband for his infinite patience, especially with our son. But I also admire anyone who refuses to be a victim, anyone who takes responsibility for their actions without whining, and anyone who is willing to work hard for their dreams instead of demanding that someone else give it to them.

4. If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?

I would like to be able to hide my feelings better. I am one of those people who does not suffer fools very well--it shows in my face as well as my voice. It would be better for everyone if I could keep that sort of information to myself. Since my son was born, I seem to burst into tears at the slightest provocation, or for no reason at all. This drives me nuts. Being able to hide my emotions would also allow me to play poker and win lots of money, and that would be pretty cool.

5. How do you want to be remembered?

I think that I would be happy to just be remembered, good or bad. Yeah, I know that is kind of morbid, but people die every day with no one to mourn them. That is just impossibly sad.

1 comment:

  1. OK, while I do love all of your answers...number 2 knocked it right out of the park! You deserve cookies...and baking them might sadly be my accomplishment for the day!


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