Well, I don't know about you, but I have a lot to do today. Eggs to boil, cool, dry, AND dye. Baskets to stuff. My little altar server to take to vigil rehearsal and the vigil tonight. Shrimp salad (my grandma's tradition) to make, strawberries to hull . . .
So how 'bout a quick Saturday 9?
1. Tell us about the last time you really got hurt.
The last time I got really hurt was when I was stepping off of a neighbor's front stoop and landed on an uneven seam in their slate walk . . . my ankle buckled, I broke it, and fell to the ground. BUT the real hurt came when I realized I had dropped my 9 month old son on my way down to the ground. (Thankfully, he was not hurt -- not even a bruise.)
2. What's your oldest possession?
I still have the very first thing I bought out of my own money. I was probably only 5 years old. It is a tiny, little porcelain bird. I bought it on a day out shopping with my grandma with money I "won" during our late-night double-solitaire playing.
3. Do you have any phobias?
Bugs. However, having a 9 year old boy who loves nature has gotten me to see the beauty in a few of them. I must admit, a praying mantis is an amazing little creature.
4. What values did your parents instill in you?
To always work hard and not let myself believe anyone owes me anything.
5. What are your plans for Easter?
Easter egg hunt, Easter baskets for the kids, church, Easter meal consisting of all the traditional favorites.
6. I like sun more than snow.
I'm actually allergic to the sun. Too much of it, even on a cool day, and I begin to feel sick. My husband has observed that I enjoy the same climate as an earthworm. I'm not sure how to take that.
7. Tell us about 3 fads from your teenage years.
Big hair, big shoulder pads, bright colors. The 80s, I loved 'em!
8. Tell us what is the most important attribute in a lover.
I don't talk this way with other people. I will tell you that my husband is all I could ever want, and I knew that before he ever touched me.
9. What new piece of technology have you resisted buying and what would it take for you to change your mind?
I have become quite a technology curmudgeon. Planned obsolescence just infuriates me, and I wish people would resist being led around like sheep, following the latest must-have gadget that will require them to rebuy all their music, books, movies, etc. Television used to be free. Now we must all pay for most of the channels we enjoy. Radio used to be free. Here comes satellite radio . . . baaaah.
As always, my thanks to Crazy Sam for her Saturday 9. You can find a list of other participants -- or participate yourself -- by clicking here.
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