Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Lynnette's Spring Blog Party

How would people describe your personality? (If they could only use ONE word.) Are they right?
I think most people would describe me as quiet (although those who know me well would probably disagree). Unless I feel very comfortable with the people I'm with, it's pretty much true. I get really nervous around new people and it takes me a long time to feel like I can be myself.

What celebrity/celebrities would create a “Star-Struck” feeling if you saw them in real life?
I'm going to go with Lynnette on this one! :) I think she's amazing and I would love to meet her in person (so, Lynnette, if you're ever in Southeastern Oklahoma, let me know!). Just after I first started reading her blog, my family and I visited the Sedgwick County Zoo. I kept thinking, "wouldn't it be so cool if we ran into Lynnette and her kids while we're here?" Ha! The funny thing is, I probably wouldn't have even been able to say anything if I had seen her! I would have just stared at her uncomfortably from a distance. Ha!

Who is your favorite blogger? Why?
Do I really have to pick just one? There are so many that I love! I think the one that I enjoy the most, though, is Pamela from Troop Petrie. I think she and I would be good friends if we ever got together in real life.

What is your comfort food/drink?
I think I've posted this before, but my comfort food is birthday cake. It must be a bakery cake with buttercream frosting. But, I'm not really supposed to have it anymore, so it's a very rare treat for me.

My favorite drink is Diet Pepsi. I was reading a post a while back by Stacey at I'm a Lazy Mom where she describes the first time she tried Diet Pepsi and heard "a heavenly host of Diet Pepsi angels singing." Yep, me too. I hear them every time I drink it. The best way to enjoy a Diet Pepsi is from a fountain with crushed ice and a straw. Yum! Unfortunately, most places around here don't have Diet Pepsi in their fountain drinks (what's up with that anyway?). I have only found on gas station in this town so far that has both Diet Pepsi and crushed ice. They are my new best friends! Sure wish Daniel was here to watch the kids right now so I could go to town and get me a Diet Pepsi! :)

Be brave – tell us something very random and weird about yourself.
Okay, my family thinks this is weird, we'll see what you all think. I LOVE leftover mashed potatoes! It's one of my favorite foods (especially if they're potatoes that have cooked with a roast, mmmm!). And, if that's not already weird enough for you, I like them for breakfast. Was that random and weird enough?

Do you have a strong desire to do something you’ve never done? What is it?
The only thing I can really think of for this one is that I would love to get a massage. I've never had one, but it sounds so nice!

Movies: Action, Drama, Romantic Comedy, Documentary, Comedy? What are your favorite genres?
Definitely Romantic Comedy! My favorite is How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days. I live Drama too, but I have to be in the right mood to enjoy it.

Books: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Romance, Biographies, True Stories, Self-Help, Devotional/Study? What are your favorite types of reading material?
Fiction is my favorite. I got on a Nicholas Sparks kick last summer and read all of his books that our library had. Since we've moved, I haven't had much time to spend reading for fun. Maybe once I get this homeschooling thing under control, I'll get back into it.

Music: Funk, Rock, Country, Jazz, Classical, Film Score, Blues, Classic Rock, Crooner, Alternative, Heavy Metal, Techno? What are your favorite types?
Well, I live in southeast Oklahoma, so country is a given. But, lately, I've kept the radio on KLOVE. I started actually listening to some of the lyrics of the country songs I liked and decided that they weren't really what I wanted my kids repeating. :)

If you inherited a million dollars, what is the first thing you would do with your money?
The first thing I would do is to pay off all our debts, including our mortgage. How awesome would that be? Next, I would make sure that my kids and my SIL's kids had college savings. If there was anything left, I would take a fun trip with my family.

Name one weakness of yours (confession is good for the soul).
My biggest weakness right now is having faith that God will work things out for me. I KNOW without a doubt that He CAN do it. I just don't know whether he'll do it for me. It's something that I am struggling with. I can always look back at things and see that He has taken care of me, but when the next thing comes along, I find myself right back in the place of doubt.

If you could live anywhere at all (and take all your loved ones with you), where would you go?
I never thought I would say this, but I'm pretty happy right where I am.

Strange Talent? Can you juggle basketballs, put your legs behind your head or some perform some other strange feat?
No strange talents here.

What’s something you consider yourself to be good at? (Don’t worry, it’s not bragging, it’s acknowledging a God given gift).
I really wish I could think of something for this one, but I think this stuffy nose has affected my brain.

What is one of your favorite things to catch a whiff of?
Pretty much anything baking in the oven-bread, cake, cookies. I just made some chocolate chip cake cookies and I so wish I could smell them! Darn cold!

When you leave a social gathering, do you wish: You would have talked more or You would have talked less?
I always wish I would have talked more. I think of a million things that I should have said as soon as I leave. But, in the moment, I get tongue-tied. What I do say usually doesn't come out right, so I just keep quiet.

If money wasn’t a factor, what stores would you shop in?
There aren't a lot of choices in this town, so money and time would have to no factor. I would love to have the time and the money to go shopping (real shopping where you actually buy things, not window shopping) in Tulsa. Maybe someday.

What is your greatest fear?
Something happening to one of my kids and me not being there. I hate sending my kids off with other people. Not because I don't trust them, but because I'm so afraid that something bad might happen and I wouldn't be there with them.

What is your greatest accomplishment?
Each one of my kids is my greatest accomplishment.

What are your favorite animals?
I'm not a big animal fan, but I've always liked horses. They are beautiful. As long as I'm not the one responsible for taking care of them. :)

Are you a hopeless romantic?
Hahaha! NO.

What movie or book character can you most relate to?
I had to go look this up on youtube to make sure I had the right movie. It's been a long time since I've seen in it. :) I can definitely relate to the part where the teacher says, "Hi Lily! Aaaaaaaaand Lily's friend." I was always so-and-so's friend. No one ever knew my name. Also, the part where the boy sits on her. Ha! I am usually the invisible person in the room.

Woohoo! My post is ready! I am going over right now to link up (if my internet connection will cooperate). Then, I am going to go take a nap. I'll be back to party with Lynnette and friends later tonight. Can't wait!


h. rae said...

Hello! I'm visiting from the blog party and just dropped in to say hello! Your family is absolutely beautiful!!

Heather said...

Nice to meet you!! I'm also in Oklahoma. :)

So you finally got your boy too huh? ;) JUST KIDDING! That's a comment I get a lot as a mom with three girls and then a boy. Lovely family!!

Bonnie said...

WE seem to very alike when it comes to meeting new people "shy" but once we get to know someone not so much (:

Cute family by the way!

Stephanie said...

Hi!! You're right! I'm not a stalker; I'm a blog reader ;-) thanks! You're kids are gorgeous!!!

Michelle said...

You have one the most beautiful families I think I've ever seen! Your children are darlings. I enjoyed your post immensely. You are so honest and full of heart. I can relate to you and we have some things in common too. It was very nice to meet you! I hope you get to feeling better very soon. Colds are icky. Rest, rest, rest. Stay hydrated and have some chicken noodle soup. :-)

Carrie said...

Love the Princess Diaries movies - and can totally relate. In other news, although I was born in Tennessee, the rest of my family called Oklahoma the land of their birth. My mom grew up in Tulsa and my dad was from Tahlequah (capital of the Cherokee nation) and all four of my older siblings were born somewhere in OK. When I was 6 months old, we went back for a visit and my dad and 21-year-old sister "baptized" my feet with Oklahoma dirt to make me an Okie. ;-)

Anonymous said...

Hi Tiffany. Thanks for coming to visit my blog. I'm always happy to return the favor. I too am shy at first and tend not to talk unless I really know someone well. Though just last night I realized I am becoming more outgoing and my husband joked that he is worried I am going to become a social buttefly and leave him all alone. Or a chatty Kathy like my mom-propably the reason I don't say much...cause I never could get a word in edgewise. Ha! I tend to get lost in big groups but do better with just one or two people. Or a computer screen cause I can get all my thoughts out like this without anyone interrupting me... Like my almost four year old who is asking me to read a book now-so maybe not...

Anonymous said...

(After the book interruption) Oh and I too get "You finally got your girl!"Finally? It's only the third try. If anyone cares to read a very ranting post about this issue go here.

Christina said...

great post, nice to meet you!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

we had a lot of common things....enjoyed getting to know you better

Linda said...

Tiffany, I feel like I know you better after reading this. You seem like a sweetie. That was cute that you said Lynnette was the celebrity you would like to meet. Since I am her mommy...I can assure you that you would love her...but she would crack up that you thought of her as a celeb!

I have never had a massage...I am too bashful! And modest. But it does sound good.

I like leftover mashed potatoes too. When I was a kid my mom would make patties from them and dip them in egg and milk and then flour and fry them....mmmm it was good seasoned up with lots of salt and some pepper. I am allergic to eggs so I don't use those but I do make them without the eggs.

Well I must go mingle with some other party guests.

Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

Lynnette Kraft said...

Do you know what you just did for me? I'm totally blushing. :) Okay, was it you that said you were going to be here for something in April? I would LOVE to meet you for coffee or something. You know how I love Starbucks! So, if it was you, pop me an email!!!

I don't like potatoes unless they are disguised with lots of stuff. My favorite mashed potatoes are loaded with cream cheese and sour cream - oh and tons of salt! (I do LOVE them that way) Am I weird or what? My dad never liked potatoes either.

A girl after my heart though - frosting. I like cake with buttercream, but I'm almost like - who needs the cake! (Almost)

I know it took me a while to get over here. I am working my way through all the party posts and at 218 - well, I'm moving at a snails pace.

Well, I better run. I think I'll pop by a couple more then hit the hay.

Love to you Tiffany!