Some lighter fare...

You all have kindly reassured me that you weren't at all bogged down by the last series of posts, but I feel a little bogged down myself what with all the emotional upheaval of late on the blog. ~smile~

With that in mind, some lighter fare this morning... My friend Mrs. M tagged me for this meme (months ago?), so here goes:

1. Were you named after anyone? Nope.

2. When was the last time you cried? Wednesday night, for missing Baby, and for challenges I've had with one of our children.

3. Do you like your handwriting? Like it? Yes. Do I wish it were nicer? Also yes.

4. What is your favorite lunch meat? Salami.

5. Do you have kids? Yes. LOVE them.

6. If you were another person would you be friends with you? Yes.

7. Do you use sarcasm a lot? No.

8. Do you still have your tonsils? Yes.

9. Would you bungee jump? No way.

10. What is your favorite cereal? Grape nuts is the *only* cereal I consistently eat. And I could eat it every morning for the rest of my life and be completely content. Mm. I could have a bowl right this moment. Grape nuts, with homemade yogurt drizzled with honey. Delish!

11. Do you untie your shoes when you take them off? Nope.

12. Do you think you are strong? Yes.

13. What is your favorite ice cream? Do I have to choose just one? How about this: if I could have a bowl of ice cream right this second, it would be Tillamook's Marionberry Pie. But I can't say that's my all-time favorite or anything. I simply can't narrow it down.

14. What is the first thing you notice about people? Warmth-- as in, friendliness, approachability.

15. Red or pink? Red

16. What is the thing that you like least about yourself? How quick I am to react in anger or impatience with my kids.

17. Who do you miss the most? Michelle.

19. What color pants and shoes are you wearing? Trouser jeans, so... a dark blue denim. Shoes? I never wear shoes in the house. I'm barefoot at the moment.

20. Have you ever re-gifted? Yes. But only for stocking stuffers.

21. What are you listening to right now? My son, playing quietly.

22. If you were a crayon what color would you be? Yellow. Because it's cheery.

23. Favorite smells? Lilacs, the satsuma scent at The Body Shop, bread baking, and garlic. Oh- and in the fall, pumpkin-spice anything (candles, bread, cake...).

24. Who was the last person you talked to on the phone? Um... I spoke with a social worker yesterday morning. I think that was the last time I was on the phone.

25. Do you like the person who sent this to you? Yes! Mrs. M, we should definitely do a breakfast date, each with our respective bowl of Grape nuts! ~smile~

26. Favorite sports to watch? I am actually quite proud to say that after *years* of "hating" football, I married a man who loves the sport and finally, I love to watch it with him. If his team is playing, that is. Second runner up? Baseball.

30. Favorite food? There is NO way I have just one. At the top, though, would be chips with guacamole dip, ice cream, bread, meat and potatoes, salads, fruit, salsa, ... and I'll stop right there because clearly I sound like a piggy.

31. Scary movies or happy endings? NO scary movies. I LOVE happy endings.

32. Last movie you watched? ~grin~ The word "watched" would be a bit generous, since I fell asleep about 20 minutes into it, but the other night we watched Letters from Iwo Jima. (And the fact that I fell asleep may have more to do with my sleep deprivation, not the movie itself.)

33. What color shirt are you wearing? Orange-y. Coral?

34. Summer or winter? Summer.

35. Hugs or kisses? Hugs.

36. Favorite dessert? I think this has probably been made clear. Ice cream. Next runner up? Cheesecake or berry pie (but not blueberry.)

39. What book are you reading now? I just finished a book called The Book Thief. There's also a stack of books by my bed that I'm in process on, but their names escape me at the moment.

40. What is on your mousepad? No mouse pad. Laptop.

41. What did you watch on tv last night? We don't watch TV.

42. Favorite sound? The voices of my husband and children.

43. Rolling stones or Beatles? Neither.

44. What is the furthest you have been from home? The Ukraine.

45. Do you have a special talent? No. (But just so you know, when I read that question aloud to Mark for help, he said: "Anything you do is special and talented." Awww... what a guy. He means it, too. That's the amazing thing.)

46. Where were you born? Washington.

If you've made it all the way through this meme, consider yourself tagged. I'd love to read your responses! :)

OH! And I *promise* my next post will be all about our sweet Addie! :)


  1. I'm so curious...why were you in the Ukraine??

  2. Carrie-
    On a summer missions trip in college. We went first to Germany and Belgium. And then- we took a train into the Ukraine. But what I remember most were the troop of orphaned boys who followed us around while we were there.
    And that was the *second* time I'd been to Europe, even! (I went with my family when I was in 8th grade-- my dad was speaking over there-- and we went all over the place. LOVED it, and would love to go again someday!)

  3. I think your answers are wonderful and you sound like such a delightful person. And cheery of course! (Even in the midst of a heartache...)

    God bless-

  4. It was fun to read your answers.
    But this post made me hungry! :)

    Also, I am surprised by your answer to number 7. Don't we always joke sarcastically? I laugh so hard when we talk about how much we LOVE the leech, or plastic red caps, or stirrup pants or something.

    Love you!

  5. AMY LEE ANN-- (Why am I forgetting the spelling of your middle name all of a sudden? Two words, right? It's clearly been too long since I've used it.)


    I can't BELIEVE you typed "plastic red caps" on my blog. Aack!!!! But you got it backwards: it was "red plastic cap". And that's all I'm going to say about that.

    Okay, yeah.. but that was in HIGH school (and college) when we were so sarcastic. I used to be way moreso but I would say the majority of my conversation is NOT sarcastic anymore. Only when we're really goofy.



  6. Ok then. Let's be goofy more.
    How about when we go out to Starbucks! Thank you Kendra and Lisa!

  7. #16-me too. The victory seems so hard to come in this area. Anything that has helped you out?

  8. This was fun! I enjoyed reading all your answers :-)

  9. This was fun! I enjoyed reading all your answers :-)

  10. You are loved, Stacy, *exactly* as you are...
    I am catching up here... Adelia Hope is perfectly beautiful... (We have a Hope-girl, and I wanted to name our last little girl Adaya and call her Addie)... Squeezing your hand and thanking Father for the gift of your Addie Hope...

    All my love, friend...

  11. I took your "tag" This was a pretty easy and fun one.

  12. Very fun to read!
    But I am with Amy....I laughed OUT-LOUD -VERY -LOUD when I read #7. I might have even said "yeah, right!"

    And, by the way, your name would be my answer to #17!



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