Monday, February 18, 2013

Self Portrait Challenge + 11 Things

Been busy around here lately!  Nick pointed out I hadn't done a new post in foreverrrr.  I just haven't had any ideas lately.  Enter Nurse Loves Farmer.   She did a fun challenge today so I'll join in.  I have the day off for President's Day and IT HAS BEEN HEAVENLY! 

Rules:

1.Post a photo of yourself


2. Answer the questions set for you in the original post.

3.Create 11 new questions and ask people to answer them.
 
Sorry this pic is OLD OLD OLD but it is a cute one!
 

1.How did you choose your first child’s name? (If you don’t have any kids yet, what do you want to name your first born?)    I had a list of boys named I liked and Nick hated every single one of them.  So we got some baby name books from the library and found the name Blaine there.  I had only ever heard of one before [Blaine Wilson] and having my son have a rare name was important to me.  YAY! AGREEMENT!


2.If money wasn’t an option, where would you love to live?  Without a doubt, Montana!

3.What is the most embarrassing thing you have ever done?  I'm still too embarassed to share. LOL.

4.What catch-phrases annoy you?  No catch phrases I can think of, but lots of things my students say annoy me!    Oh and when Nick says Kindergarten he says "KENDER-garten" and that is annoying.  ;)

5.Do you have any phobias?  Frogs.

6.What’s the best concert you’ve ever been to? Fernando Ortega.  HE IS HILARIOUS and awesomely talented.

7.Do you believe in love at first sight?  Yes.

8.High school – loved it? Or hated it?  Hated it soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much.  So I went back and have been employed at my high school for 9 years now.   I am insane.

9.Do you have a funny auto correct story to share?  I don't do texting lol.

10.If you could witness any event past, present or future, what would it be?  I want to live in this township back in the 1800's for a year or so to see what it looked like and what life was like then.  I love local history when it deals with the same exact area where I live now.

11.What is the hardest thing you’ve ever done?  Surviving Blaine's toddler years with a husband who is gone so much.  Somedays I just don't think I will make it!  I've had several meltdowns.


My questions for you are [please play!]:

1.  Are you close with your parents?

2.  If you could go back and rewrite a chapter in your life, is there anything you would have done different?

3.  If money was no object, how many kids would you have?

4.  Could you survive a year living "Amish" ?  No electric, no cars, etc.

5.  Could you change a flat tire?

6.  Did you love math in high school?

7.  How many great grandparents were you able to meet?

8.  Do you  have any neat family traditions?

9.  Beach or mountains?

10.  Is there snow outside right now where you live?

11.  What is one thing on your bucket list?


If you decide to play along please come back, comment, and leave me the link!







3 comments:

Sarah [NurseLovesFarmer.com] said...

Thank you SO MUCH for doing this, I loved reading your answers and I love the name Blaine! Scared of frogs? Me...crabs!

Colleen Hyman said...

Answering your questions!

1. Are you close with your parents? Super close. I'm lucky because they live down the street from me. I relish my time as they are older 79 and 83. I'll be lost without them when their time is up.

2. If you could go back and rewrite a chapter in your life, is there anything you would have done different?
I probably would have switched career choices and studied biomedical engineering sooner than I did.

3. If money was no object, how many kids would you have?
2- is plenty!

4. Could you survive a year living "Amish" ? No electric, no cars, etc.
Absolutely not. I don't even camp. LOL

5. Could you change a flat tire?
That's what road side assistance is for! But I guess if I truly had to I would figure it out.

6. Did you love math in high school?
Not love, but liked.

7. How many great grandparents were you able to meet? Sadly none.

8. Do you have any neat family traditions?
Christmas at my parents with the whole family. Thanksgiving at my parents with the whole family.

9. Beach or mountains?
I like both, but not a skier so if I had to pick one, probably the beach.


10. Is there snow outside right now where you live?
Residual. It was flurrying a little this morning.

11. What is one thing on your bucket list?
I want to go surfing someday. And preferably in Hawaii or Australia.

Melissa said...

You are tough for raising Blaine with your husband gone a lot. I DIE when my husband is gone and I can't imaging doing it often. You're one strong mama!