So my friend, Amy, told me that I should do this 20 Questions thing that has been going around. I love surveys. So much. But I feel like my answers are always the same so I haven’t posted one here on the blog in years. Side note: do you guys remember all those email forward surveys that used to go around back in the late 90’s early 2000’s? I thought some of my answers to those things were so clever. I loved filling out all 100 of those questions and then forwarding it to every single person I knew. Because clearly all of those people cared to know my favorite color and what type of socks I was wearing. 😉 It sounds crazy now, but it was just what everyone did at the time. Or at least what everyone I knew did.
But I digress.
On to the survey!
1. Favorite food
Oh gracious. Of course we start with this question. If I had to only pick one. Just one. Then it would still be a tie between two. Ha! I’d have to pick pizza and spaghetti. But seriously, I love all Italian food. And Tex-Mex food. And good ol’ southern cooking. There is nothing like the comfort of my grandmother’s recipe for chicken ‘n dumplin’s at the end of a hard day. It’s like a big bear hug from the inside. Really it might just be faster if I tell you what foods I don’t like: fermented anything, super spicy food, celery, and most nuts (but I love nut butter! I just don’t like crunchy nuts). There you have it. I like pretty much everything else, ha!
2. Flip Flops or High Heels
Yes, please. Both. Wearing flip flops means I’m at the pool or the beach. And that’s a huge winner. And high heels most likely means I’m headed out for a hot date with my handsome man. So both are winners for me. Day-to-day, I wear strappy sandals all summer and boots all winter.
3. Favorite place to shop for yourself
Thrift Stores, Plato’s Closet, and Target
4. Standard coffee order
Grande decaf skinny mocha with coconut milk. My fav!
5. Road trip must have snack
We almost always head out of town on Fridays after work so we stop by Chick Fil A for dinner as we hit the road. Halfway through the trip we always find a Starbucks for a pick-me-up. And then in between we snack on beef jerky, granola bars, and whatever fruit I brought along. Not that we travel a lot or anything… 😉
6. DIY or Hire it out
DIY. By the way, we are in the middle of adding to our kitchen counters and I can’t wait to share it all with you! Christopher built these amazing cabinets and we spent all of last weekend sanding and staining them. They look awesome!
7. Top 5 TV shows
Oh my gracious, there have been so many great ones over the years. But if I had to narrow it down to only 5 then I’d have to pick the shows that I watch reruns of more than any others. So that would be: Friends, Gilmore Girls, Modern Family, Perfect Couples, and Big Bang Theory.
8. Favorite Book
If I have trouble picking five TV shows, there’s no way I can pick one favorite book. But I can tell you that the books I have read and reread the most. Definitely the Bible (especially Psalms, Isaiah, and the first four books of the NT. I love stories about how revolutionary Jesus was during His time on Earth). I blogged about my favorite YA fiction books here. Yup, I read like a teenager. Love that stuff. 😉 And I love, love, love Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers. If you haven’t read it – do. It’ll make you cry. In a good way. That and her Mark of the Lion trilogy stand as four of my favorite books of all time ever.
9. Favorite form of exercise
Laughter. That totally counts as an ab work out, right? 😉 I also love family walks or hikes. Being active out in nature is my favorite!
10. How tall are you
11. Do you try something new at a restaurant or stick to favorites
Always favorites. Always. Christopher finds this the funniest thing. Every restaurant I go to, I already know what I’m going to order before I walk in. Because I know what foods I love. So that’s what I order. Christopher, however, believes in trying new things. So he rarely orders the same thing twice. Which means I always get to sample whatever is on his plate. Definitely a win-win for me. 😀
12. One make up item you can’t live without
I’ll be honest, I don’t wear make up very often. Maybe once a week or so. Very rarely in the summer when I have a tan. I have noticed, as I’ve aged, that my skin is more sensitive than it used to be. So last winter I experienced a little bit of dry skin and redness on my face for the first time. So I found myself grateful for a good foundation that could help even out my skin. I’m sure this winter I’ll be grateful for it again so I suppose I’d have to say that!
13. What’s on your nightstand
A sparkly vase filled with fun date night ideas for us to pull out at random, a Tervis filled with water, a tiny tiffany blue bowl that holds my wedding rings, my Bible, and journal.
14. What’s one thing that motherhood has taught you
That when my human children arrive, I can’t spoil them like I do my fur-child. I adore that mutt, but if he were a human and acted as petulantly as he does, no one would think it was cute. As it is, when he “talks back” to us with his whining/moaning voice, we find it kind of hilarious. Hopefully we’ll do a better job with the human version of kids when that day comes.
15. Music that reminds you of high school
N’Sync, BSB, Westlife, and 98 Degrees. All of which were really big before my “high school” time, but I was living in China at the time and those groups were HUGE there in the early 2000’s.
16. If you could live anywhere in the world besides your current city, where would you live
The beach. Oh yes, the beach. Or maybe Rome. I fell in love with Rome.
17. Tell us something we might not know
You might not know that we are currently in the planning stages for another big trip (think Europe) for next year! 😀
18. Website you read/browse besides blogs
Probably Instagram the most. I still check Facebook almost every day just to do a quick scroll through to catch up with my friends who don’t use Insta. And I go on total Pinterest kicks. I won’t use it for weeks or even months and then all the sudden I am obsessed with it again (usually when I’m looking for something in particular).
19. Morning person or night owl
My stay-up-all-night college self would be so embarrassed to hear this, but I’m a total morning person now. I wake up with the sun every morning and am crashing in bed between 10 and 11 every night. #oldpeopleprobz
20. What’s your best feature
I love that I empathize so easily with people. It’s hard on days when I hurt with them, but I love the days when we get to rejoice together.
Do we have anything in common? Or are we opposites? It’s okay, I’ll still be your friend!