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Friday, December 1, 2017

Fun Questions

My friend Dee at "Pointy Little Sticks" blog over on my sidebar had these questions on her blog last week and they were lots of fun.  I thought it might be a wonderful way to get to know my friends that visit me here on my blog.  If you have time, and I know that's a short commodity, especially in December, but...if you have time, would you play along?  I'll include my answers too.  Have fun!

1.What is your middle name?  Beth.  But my "real" first name is Mary, not Betsy. :-)  I've been called Betsy since I was a baby.  Dennis didn't know my real name until we got engaged.  I didn't know it until I had been in kindergarten for several weeks and the teacher thought I was ignoring her when she called my name.  I just didn't know what my name was!  :-)

2. What was your favorite subject at school?  History
3. What is your favorite drink?  Water or Diet Coke or Diet Pepsi
4. What is your favorite song at the moment?  "Amazing Grace" always
5. What is your favorite food?   DARK CHOCOLATE if that's considered food, otherwise pizza.
6. What is the last thing you bought?  Pizza for dinner last night with our Bible study group.
7. Favorite book of all time?  the Bible.  It has all you need to know in life.
8. Favorite Color?  lavender
9. Do you have any pets?  One.  Our rescued British lab, Chloe.
10. Favorite Perfume?  Japanese Cherry Blossom from Bath and Bodyworks.
11. Favorite Holiday?  Christmas

12. Are you married? Yes, to Dennis for 39 years last September.
13. Have you ever been out of the country, if so how many times?  Yes, many times.  Mexico, Honduras, Belize, Canada, France, England, Japan

14. Do you speak any other language? Nope
15. How many siblings do you have? Three siblings.  Two brothers and a sister all in Iowa.  They live within a few miles of each other.  I miss them.
16. What is your favorite shop?  Online-Amazon,  Sticks and Bricks-Hobby Lobby
17. Favorite restaurant? Applebee's
18. When was the last time you cried?  Within the last week.
19. Favorite Blog?: Too many to mention.  Please check out my sidebar to see my favorites.
20. Favorite Movie?  White Christmas
21. Favorite TV shows?  NCIS, (the original one)
22. PC or Mac?    PC, but I have an iPad too
23. What phone do you have? iPhone
24. How tall are you?  5'10"
25. Can you cook?  Yes.  I used to cook a lot, not so much anymore with just the two of us.
26. Do you have children?  If yes, how many?   Yes, 3.   Mandy, Jamie and Alex
I hope you enjoyed the questions and that you'll play along.  I've never done this kind of thing before but thought it might be a fun change of pace.  I hope you all have a lovely weekend.

"Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast sprit within me." Psalm 51:10



  1. The thing I love about Bath and Bodyworks is that you can smell good at a reasonable price. Most perfumes are way more than I would like to spend.

    It was fun getting to "know" you.

  2. Bath & Bodyworks has some good scents.

  3. This is fun! I missed this on Dee's blog (I was off-line for several days around Thanksgiving). So, here you go (there were an awful lot of questions where I could not choose just one - lol):
    1. What is your middle name? Ellen
    2. What was your favorite subject at school? Math & English
    3. What is your favorite drink? Red wine (dry, not sweet), coffee & herbal teas
    4. What is your favorite song at the moment? “The Mist” by Anjani
    5. What is your favorite food? Oh, so many. I’ll eat pizza and think: I could have this every day, or Mexican food, or anything. At the moment I’ll say pizza.
    6. What is the last thing you bought? Some Christmas gifts on line.
    7. Favorite book of all time? Again, so many. “Ahab’s Wife” by Sena Jeter Naslund and “The Poisonwood Bible” by Barbara Kingsolver are two of my favorites.
    8. Favorite Color? Turquoise
    9. Do you have any pets? Yes – Tyg, our rescue kitty
    10. Favorite Perfume? I love Fig Leaf & Cassis by Thymes (also Eucalyptus) and Pure Grace by Philosophy
    11. Favorite Holiday? Christmas, but I love them all
    12. Are you married? Yes, to Fletcher for 37 years
    13. Have you ever been out of the country, if so how many times? Yes – Mexico and Canada – can’t remember how many times. Used to go to Canada annually.
    14. Do you speak any other language? No (despite 5 years of French in school)
    15. How many siblings do you have? Three brothers – one in DE, one in FL and one in CO.
    16. What is your favorite shop? Online-Amazon. In person, HomeGoods/TJ Maxx/Marshalls
    17. Favorite restaurant? We don’t have a lot of restaurants near where we live. Locally it would be Tosco’s (pizza, steak sandwiches, etc.); within a half hour Stove & Tap.
    18. When was the last time you cried? Within the last week.
    19. Favorite Blog? So many!
    20. Favorite Movie? Out of Africa and Gone With the Wind
    21. Favorite TV shows? I don’t watch regular TV. On Netflix I’ve enjoyed The Crown (new season as of 12/8!!) and on Acorn TV “A Place to Call Home” (sort of an Australian Downton Abbey)
    22. PC or Mac? PC
    23. What phone do you have? Samsung Galaxy
    24. How tall are you? 5'10"
    25. Can you cook? Yup and I really enjoy it.
    26. Do you have children? One - Colin

  4. I enjoyed reading those things about you.. funny about you not knowing your name when called on! I can relate as my friend changed my name when I changed schools.. never responded when people would call me "Terri!". ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  5. I must have missed Dee's questions when I was in Oklahoma for Thanksgiving. THANK GOODNESS you posted. I love your answers . You are 5 foot ten!!!!! Im barely 5 foot 2 and so jealous.

  6. 1. Middle name: Amelia. It was my grandmother's name and her grandmother's name. The original Amelia was from Prussia.
    2. Subject: Art-can you tell?
    3. Drink: Zero Cherry Coke...I know shame on me.
    4. Song: Fields of Gold by Sting. Makes me cry every time.
    5. Food: Macaroni salad. It's my crack. Can't have it in the house.
    6. Bought: $40 worth of parrot food. No fun there.
    7. Book: The Little Prince. I have collected it in every language I can get my hands on.
    8. Color: Gray-yep you read that right.
    9. Pets: 2 dogs, 7 cats and a very spoiled parrot.
    10. Perfume: White Shoulders. I don't wear it by grandmother did and I thought she smelled wonderful.
    11. Holiday: The one I am celebrating at the moment! I love them all.
    12. Married: Yep. Twice now. I think this one is a keeper.
    13. Traveled: Mexico and Canada
    14. Language: I think I speak French but I'm pretty sure I really don't.
    15. Siblings: Two sisters but we don't speak. Long story.
    16. Shop: It used to be our corner vintage pharmacy and then they turned it into a CVS. Never been in it since.
    17. Restaurant: Jose Andres's Jaleo. Daughter took us there and the food was amazing.
    18. Cried: Every damn day. Until Daddio is resolved I will live with a broken heart.
    19. Blog: Yours and all the other lovely bloggy friends I have made over the years.
    20. Movie: The Ghost and Mrs Muir with Rex Harrison and Gene Tierney. I wanted to be Mrs Muir when I grew up.
    21.TV: I try to never miss The Middle, Modern Family and Blackish.
    22. PC-Chromebook to be exact. I would never have a real computer again.
    23. Phone: A cheapo LG something or other.
    24. 5'4"
    25.Cook: Not anymore. With just the two of us we graze instead of making meals.
    26. Kids: Two boys-mine. A girl-his. Another girl-ours
    And only 2 grandsons out of the lot of them!

    Happy Weekend!

  7. Hello, I found you over at Regina's blog. This is cool. Thank you for sharing...
    Blessings, Renee @

  8. :-) Following you, here is mine

  9. Oh, it was wonderful learning more about you, sweet friend! I loved reading this!! I trust you are feeling well and enjoying God's blessings on this Lord's Day! Much love to you!

  10. 1. Sherimell
    2. Home Ec
    3.Tea in a pretty teacup
    4.O Come, O Come Emmauel
    6.Fragrant Whiffs of Joy by Dorcas Smucker from Amazon
    7. The Bible and Vera's Journey by Judy Yoder
    9.Cat named Kirstie
    10.None, don't wear perfume
    11.Easter Sunday
    12.Yes, married to Tim
    13. Yes to Mexico and Baja California

    Will continue in another comment. It's getting late here.

  11. Okay, I got tagged to do this from TR over at My Life 0utside the Box so I will start again on my blog.