So here are the official rules complete with Barbie's "tweaks":
- Thank and link back to the person who nominates you.
- Answer the questions give by the person who nominates you.
115 other bloggers with 200 followers or lessbig or small.
115 new questions for the nominees to answer.
- Let the nominees know they have been nominated!
Here are the questions Barbie asked and my answers:
1. What's in your mug? Coffee? Tea? Something else?
I love the smell of coffee when I come through the doors of our local Target and seeing all the wonderful frothy and whipped cream topped beauties at their Starbucks counter. But the taste? Not for me - not even all "doctored up". I am a tea drinker through and through. Green matcha is a staple but I also love Tazo green tea with lemongrass and spearmint (and it is wonderful iced!). I have so many varieties of tea that my husband made me a tea chest to keep them in - yep, tea is in my mug : ) But it doesn't stop me from really wanting a coffee station in my kitchen with one of those beautiful espresso machines...maybe I could just brew it to smell...
2. If you could sit and talk to one person who lived during Bible times, other than Jesus, who would it be and why?
Wow, so many great choices. Depending on what is happening in my life at the current time this changes for me. My current choice would have to be Job I think. He suffered so much and I know so many who are walking such hard paths, facing such giant obstacles in their lives. He is such an amazing example of unwavering faith despite immense suffering and trials in his life. He was real about his doubts and hardships but didn't question God's purposes. He is a great example of integrity and an eventual overcomer. I have much to learn from his story.
3. How many pairs of heels to you have in your closet and how high are they?
I only have two traditional pairs of heels (pumps) and they are probably only 2 1/2 inches high. I have a pair of 4 inch high sandals with a T-strap (that I can only wear to church or somewhere that involves a lot of sitting) and a pair of Tom's wedges (love them) at about 3 1/2 and another sandal wedge at 3. I have two pairs of boots at about 3 inches each. Wedges and boots are definitely what I prefer for a bit of height (and at 5' 1.5" I can use all the help I can get) rather than traditional heels. Alas, I am getting older...
4. How do you unwind at the end of a long, stressful day?
A long, hot bath with time to think and pray followed by a cold (because I stayed in the tub too long and am now hot) diet soda with ice. Next up is fleece pants, a t-shirt and fuzzy socks. When I cool back down I might add a cozy throw. Talking it out with my husband and or daughter helps immensely and if my mind still won't shut off I can be distracted with a good book.
5. What is one thing on your bucket list?
Strangely enough this felt like my hardest question to answer. I don't have an actual bucket list and creating one feels like pressure to create the perfect one and then pressure to complete it. (yeah, I have issues...) I do like hearing and reading the lists of others with grand places to visit and daring adventures to accomplish. Thinking in terms of "things I would like to accomplish before I die" I have to say that I would love to be a part of providing fresh vegetables to our local food banks. I guess you could say that my bucket list item involves a literal bucket, ha!
So, there you have it, a bit more about me. Now it's time to turn the tables and nominate 5 other bloggers to answer a different set of 5 questions. If you are a nominee it is because I think you are amazing and I would like to get to know you even better. (Please know there is no pressure to participate and have fun with it if you do.)
Here are YOUR five questions:
What is something that makes you smile?
Aside from the Bible, what is a book you have read more than one time?
What hobbies/activities do you like to do in your free time?
In what ways do you like to serve others?
Favorite vacation spot?
BONUS QUESTION: What are you thankful for? (I had to ask people, I had to!)