Missional Mama did a fun little post a while back and I'm finally getting around to doing one as well. She posted her answers to another bloggers questions, and then she posted questions of her own (which I'm answering below). At the end of my answers, I'll ask my own - you can either write a blog post and send me the link, or you can respond in my comments section. Either way, please play along - I love to learn about people!
Name a book you could read over and over and why.
This was a hard one for me, but I finally picked three books that I do read over and over (and have also posted about on the blog): The Westing Game, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, and Murder on the Orient Express. Random enough for you? I also decided that I should add the entire Anne of Green Gables series as well as the Little House books. Certainly re-readable books for me.
What is your favorite part of the day?
It was difficult to pin that down - I love the feeling of getting all cozy in bed, feet nice and warm, a good book on the nightstand, and a few minutes before the drowsy feeling totally overtakes me (trust me, it doesn't take long!). However, I think I would have to vote for early in the morning, just after hubby has left for work (around 7:00), which is when I grab my breakfast (turkey bacon and eggs over hard that Peter made before he left - yes, he is amazing) and a big mug of hot coffee and head into the office to check out some of my favorite blogs, Facebook, and emails. I have the whole day ahead of me - fresh and clean and I get a new opportunity to make the best use of my time (which I rarely succeed at - sadly).
What was your favorite subject in school?
History and Reading. No contest.
What is a Bible verse that has meant a lot to you recently?
When I answered this on Missional Mama's blog, I said the financial verses in Proverbs (all in NLT - which just reads so well), but I have to go to my old fallback verse because it's fresh and encouraging each time I read it or think it, Isaiah 41:10. "So do not fear, for I am with you, do not be dismayed for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will uphold you with My righteous right hand." Thank you Father.
What advice would you give a new mom?
As I'm not a mom myself, I would just have to advise them to do what my mom did with all five of us - she taught us about Jesus from day one, she loved us unconditionally, but she disciplined us (by spanking - or sometimes worse - telling us we had disappointed her) consistently when we were naughty. I'm so thankful for her consistency.
What was the last album you purchased?
Diana Krall: Christmas Songs and Diana Krall: All For You (A Dedication to The Nat King Cole Trio)
What is one website that you like that others may not know about?
Plugging my own first: the book site (http://www.littlebrotherstories.com/), then my Zazzle shop (http://www.zazzle.com/couponcarriek) and my Cafe Press shop (http://www.cafepress.com/BusyNothings). If you're talking blogs - I would say the one that I stumbled on a few weeks ago and drool over each time I visit is Delicious, Delicious, Delicious.
And now my questions!
Favorite vacation/holiday spot?
What is the best gift you have ever received for Christmas and/or birthday?
If you could have any pet in the world, what would it be and what would you name it?
What was the last book you finished reading?
What does your ideal day look like? What would you do? Wear? Go?
Fess up - what is that one thing you love to eat that's so bad for you?