Friday, April 27, 2012

Tag I'm It {and So Are You!}




tagged me!


Rules:
1.  Post these rules.
2.  Post a photo of yourself and then write 11 things about your life

3.  Answer the questions for you set in the original post.

4.  Create 11 new questions and tag people to answer them.

5.  Go to their blog/twitter and tell them you have tagged them.


11 things about my life:
  1. Flag Day 2012 will mark 16 years of marriage to my best friend and soul mate RW.  (I love you!)
  2. We have three boys ages 10, 9 and almost 4.
  3. I never ever ever thought I would have boys much less love having boys this much!
  4. I am an ENFP - writer, teacher, communicator, dreamer, super sensitive, homebody.
  5. Turning 40 (in October) is the most fantastically freeing feeling I have had in my adult life.  I am leaning into it and letting my inner eccentric out to play!
  6. Middle school is my favorite age group to teach and I have taught everything 6th -12th (English and Spanish).  
  7. I have been a SAHM since 2002 and just began blogging in 2011 at mistysmornings.com as a creative outlet.  It has transformed my inner life.
  8. I won my college's poetry contest with my poem entitled Roy-G-Biv,  shocking myself and all those "real poets" also in the English program. ;)
  9. As a youngster I vowed never to drink coffee.  Then I went to Spain.  Cafe con leche changed my mind forever.
  10. My dad passed away when I was 2 1/2 years old. 
  11. Staying home is preferable to travel to me.  Nothing compares to the peace I find in my own home, routine and quiet life. 


Now to answer the questions created by the Happy Housewife...


1. What is your favorite room in your home to be in?
It is not even in my house! I love being outside on the deck especially in the late afternoon with a glass of wine and a beautiful magazine to read.  The birds, the breeze and the warm sunshine puts me in a blissful state of mind. (ok so does the wine...)


2. If you were sick in bed, what one book would you like to have with you?
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon.  I first read it nearly 20 years ago and I can still get more out of it each time I go back to it.


3. What is your favorite household job/chore and why?
Cooking.  There is nothing more fun for me than listening to my iPod, chopping veggies and watching my kids play soccer in the backyard while I prepare dinner. It is my daily therapy session. A close second is doing laundry and third has to be grocery shopping.


4. If you were to give birth to a baby boy tomorrow, what would you name him?...I'm getting a bit selfish with these questions...I really do need these answers...
Believe me I have thought about this - Jace Ryan for sure.


5. Hot weather or cold?
Can I say mild? Sixties all day long is my dream day.


6. What is your favorite blog post that YOU wrote?


7. Candy: chocolate or non-chocolate?
Chocolate, preferably dark.  I have always disliked fruity candies and anything that sticks to my teeth.  


8. What is your favorite thing you grow in your garden (non-edible)?
Gardenia bushes - they are beautiful and scent the air like crazy.  Also limelight hydrangeas - perfect for cutting and bringing inside.   


9. What holiday do you look forward to the most?
Whichever one is next on the calendar.  I am a seasonal person and I love change.  Ok, that's not totally true.  Christmas. It's all about Christmas.


10. What are you asking for for Mother's Day (if anything)?
An iPad.  Stay tuned...


11. What is your favorite time of day?
Early, early morning.  That is when I have the most energy and the day seems full of  possibility.  If it's dark I light candles and when the sun begins to rise I open the window by my computer so I can hear the birds begin to sing.



My 11 New Questions:
  1. How did you get started blogging?
  2. Describe your favorite childhood memory.
  3. If you were known for one killer recipe you make what would it be?
  4. If you have a few hours to yourself, how would you love to spend them?
  5. Describe an aha moment that defined your life in some way.
  6. If you have money to spend on yourself do you buy shoes, clothes, books or something else?  Why?
  7. What was the worst job you have ever had?
  8. What is the last TV show you watched for yourself?
  9. Name a guilty pleasure (or two).
  10. Recommend one book that you think other people must read.
  11. Name five things you are grateful for right now.

I am tagging some of my favorite bloggers...


Jennifer :: Studio JRU
Liz Lamoreux :: be present, be here
Elisa :: Elisa Loves
Mary Jo :: Seeds of Peace
YOU! :: @yourblog Please consider yourself tagged if you feel like joining in.  Just leave me a comment when you post your response and I will add you to this list :)  









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5 comments:

  1. What a fun post! I loved learning more about you Misty! Thanks for tagging me... I will see if I can find some time to do it! ;)

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  2. Beautiful photo of the flowers. I don't know if I'll get around to posting it. I appreciate you tagging me and I loved reading yours. =)

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  3. Thanks for playing! I love that cafe con leche converted you- it converted me too! I also love their idea of decaf: warm milk with instant decaf- so soothing! And I love that you're hoping for an iPad for Mother's Day. Mr Happy gave me one last week as an early Mother's Day/new baby present. I love it! Thanks too for the book recommendation- I'll check it out! Have a great weekend!

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  4. What a fun post! I loved learning more about you. :-)

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~Grace and peace to you~

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