Sunday, January 18

More Than You Really Need To Know

What is it about others lives that make them so interesting? Could it be part of the grass-is-greener theory, perhaps? Or maybe it's just a welcome diversion from our own life!

My friend Kat from Poetikat's Invisible Keepsakes was recently interviewed by a fellow blogger. She agreed to provide a short interview for me and has tagged me with five questions of her choosing. If you're interested in keeping the interview ring going, see the info at the bottom of this post.

1.What is your philosophy in life?
Keep moving! I'm a bit driven--knowing what needs to get done and driving everyone insane while getting it done. My parents are depression babies, so I was raised with fundamentals of integrity, accountability and responsibility. I was taught to rely on myself, trust my gut instincts and live honestly--expecting no less from those around me. If you strive to live with a clear conscience, it keeps life from becoming complicated.

2.Which plant do you look forward to the most in the Spring?
I'm always in awe of the strength of daffodils and tulips, standing tall against those harsh last traces of winter.

3.What is your absolute favorite thing to cook?
My favorite thing to cook is stir fry. It's quick, nutritious and so colorful. I do enjoy the smell of simmering onions and/or garlic.
But the best part of cooking is the gratitude and appreciation from those who sample the outcome.

4.Tell me one of your most-treasured memories of you and your daughter.
When I was pregnant with my second daughter, the city-girl was just a little over 12 months. I remember how sick I was that first trimester! As I was experiencing the throes of morning sickness, the city-girl daughter would be like an echo, mimicking every sound as I made it. It was pretty funny! It made me realize what a huge responsibility was ahead of me, too.

5.Where were you married?
I married JB right here in our living room beside the Christmas tree in 2001. The local justice of the peace performed the ceremony. We wore jeans and had 2 wedding pictures taken by 1 of the 3 guests that attended.
I've had 2 traditional weddings and have come to the conclusion that it's really not about how it gets done--its more about the two people that are getting married.

Here are the rules:
Here are the instructions if you wish to be interviewed by me:
1. Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me".
2. I will respond by e-mailing you five questions (I get to pick the questions)
3. You will update your blog with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.
I will post a list of those who have agreed to an interview so everyone can follow along.


Poetikat said...

Mizmell, these are great answers! I love the anecdote about your daughter(s)!

Stir-fry is a great dish, that's for sure. I thought you'd go for something Mexican for some reason.

Yes, daffys and tulips are strong aren't they? I love pasque flower - it's hardy, yet so delicate looking.

I didn't realize you were married so recently. (Guess I need to read some of your older stuff to catch up.)

I'm pretty self-reliant too - we must come from similar stock.

Thanks again for answering my questions. These were really good.


Jen on the Edge said...

I just got interviewed by someone else, so I'm not looking to get interviewed again. I just wanted to say that I love your philosophy on weddings.

Linda and her Twaddle said...

I love how you got married.

Like you, I often think that other people's lives are so much more interesting. Of course I realise that it is only that they are doing different things that makes the interest greater.

(un)relaxeddad said...

I really rather like the idea of being married in your living room! We should look into that, though I have a nasty suspicion that UK law won't allow it...

(P.S. Did you send me a Facebook f.r.?