Jen over at Jen's Ink Pen posed a group of questions and rather than tagging different people to answer them, left it openended. Anyone who felt like answering them could. I enjoy reading people's answers to these types of questions, so I thought that I would answer them myself. Here goes...
1. What was your favorite subject in schoool?
Reading and English were definitely my favorite subjects. I was always an avid reader. I have very clear memories of coming home from school, grabbing a bowl of chocolate ice cream, and reading Beverly Cleary books (especially any of the Ramona series!)
2. Do you prefer the Ocean or the Mountains?
I am not much of an ocean girl. It's Ok - but I'm kind of freaked out by not knowing or being able to see what's in the water, and I don't really enjoy baking in the sun. But, give me cool, crisp mountain air, a sweater, and a campfire anyday.
3. What is your birth order... or are you an only child, like me?
I am the oldest of 3 girls (yup my parents had all girls and now I have all boys). My sister closest in age is about 4 years younger than me. My youngest sister is 12 years younger.
4. What is your most productive time of the day?
Probably the morning. Although I don't feel very productive lately at any time because my kiddos need me and when I get pulled away from a project it's hard for me to regain my motivation and focus.
5. Describe the perfect Saturday.
Hmmm. This would all be contingent on having childcare for the full day. So, I guess it would start with Friday night and the children sleeping overnight at one of the grandparents. Then I'd love to start the morning with a couple strong cups of coffee and swing by some yard sales early in the morning. Maybe come home and complete a project or two around my house that never gets done. Then, meet a friend for lunch and a trip to Barnes & Nobles or some other bookstore with a cafe (because again, coffee must be included). Maybe go get my hair done since I pretty much never do that. Come home to read for a bit and a short nap. Then, get dressed up and go out with my hubby for dinner and a movie.
6. Do you get the Flu vaccine?
No. I don't get it for my children either. I know everyone has differing opinions on this. And, I'm not completely anti-vaccination. I'm glad there is a vaccine for polio and other serious childhood illnesses (I'm iffy about the chicken pox vaccine). But, for the flu, I think it's important for our bodies to be given the chance to build up immunity and allow it to fight things off like the flu on it's own. Plus, I really do think that by making flu vaccines we could be creating a 'superbug', one that no vaccine could protect us from.
7. Is there anything that you really wish you could do?
I wish I could play an instrument. I took piano lessons as a child, but never got very far with it. I would really like to learn to play the guitar.
8. If you could be a contestant/participant on any reality show, which would it be?
Oh boy, probably one of the Real Housewives of... series. I would love to be the first real real housewife.
Now, if you'd like to participate, why don't you go ahead and take those same questions and answer them in your own post? Leave me a comment letting me know that you're doing it so I can swing by your blog and read your answers.