Wednesday, April 27, 2011


1. What is something that bothers you if it is not done perfectly?
I thought it would be fun to ask my Loverbrains this question...just to see what he'd say since he was sitting next to me...At first he said, "Everything."  When I told him that wasn't very nice and he gave it a bit more thought he said, "Hanging things...drapes, pictures!"  Oooo...that is SO true...I'm nuts about placement.  When we first moved here things were hung too high...and I recently went around and moved them down...and the tops of drapes have to be pulled up and evenly pleated. 
2. What is one of your best childhood memories?
I used to have a little play house with red shutters...with my initials in them.  It had creeping vines painted on it.  I played in there for hours.  I even made an addition from a big snowball bush that grew in our yard.  I was an only child for 10 odd years...and I had a great imagination!
3. Do you plan to watch the Royal Wedding and when was the last time you wore a hat?
Yes, yes and double yes.  I don't know that I've ever seriously worn a hat...other than a camping/gardening/ball cap.  It sure would be fun.  I'm really looking forward to sharing Friday's event with my little Emmer-bean.  She'll love it!
4. Where do you fall in the birth order in your family? Do you think this has influenced your personality?
I'm a first born...and I'm a textbook case of both the strengths and weaknesses.  I googled it...
Greater level of confidence, taken seriously, patient, organized, strong powers of concentration, confidence to dream and plan, feel supported, and feel they will be respected for what they do.  
Have an innate fear of being dethroned, perfectionists, overachievers, feel as though they are never good enough, tend to be selfish with possessions and attention.
5. Where do you think you spend most of your money?
For practical or pleasure?  Practical...probably groceries.  Pleasure...(money I should probably be saving)...probably crafting and fabric.
6. When you need to confront someone would you rather communicate in person, on the phone, by email or by letter? Why?
I think most people like emails and letters when they are frightened of the person's reaction...and won't have to deal with them in the future.  My experience says (ahem) "just muster up some strength and talk to them in person" though.  I believe that's probably the more Biblical way too.  It might be unpleasant but at least you showed the chutzpah to be straight forward.  There have been times I haven't...and although I'd like to justify my actions with real fears...I have often regretted it since.
7. Dodge ball, freeze tag, kickball or jump rope? You have to pick one.
Aw Joyce, come on...Pick ONE!?  Well, I guess...kickball.  All ages can play and it's lots of fun.  I have good memories of playing kickball at church picnics...with toddlers, elderly, and everyone thrown in.
8. Does anyone else LOVE Triscuits?
My little Caleb is chicken to try new things.  He'll tell you it "makes him sick"...because he is allergic to many things.  BUT, he's also just stubborn and very THREE.  Anyhew, I talked him into trying a Triscuit...and it turns out he LOVES them. 
I have occasional dorky moments...where I break into song for no apparent reason...and I made up a silly song, "A Triscuit and Trasket...a green and yellow basket..."  My poor Loverbrains, who sometimes misses my humor...corrected me and said, "You know, it's Tisket and Tasket..." Duh, in my opinion it should be Triscuit and Trasket because, as much as I love them, they do look and have the texture of a BASKET.  HA!


Joyce said...

I don't have a big temper but what happens to me during confrontation is I often end up crying. It distracts from the point that needs to be made. Some things need to be said/done in person though...can't get by with a letter or email all the time.

Enjoy the wedding! I'm looking forward to watching too!

Barbara H. said...

Those Triscuits do look like baskets!

I agree about confrontation. I avoid it if I can, but it's usually best handled in person.

I have most of the firstborn traits except confidence.

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

After reading the description of a first born, I'll be looking for my older sibling. I don't meet ANY of those :-O

I agree with you on the Triscuits!!

Anonymous said...

Your playhouse sounds wonderful! What a terrific memory from childhood!

Jill said...

I love Triskets, too, but my husband says they taste like twigs!

Expats Again said...

What a wonderful childhood memory, the little red playhouse. Triskets, I have forgotten them. Just one more thing I miss from the U.S. I will have to bring some back next time I visit home.

Anonymous said...

I like the sound of your playhouse!! And those triscuits look good. What are they? Breakfast cereal or a snack or something? They look tasty!

Natalie at Mommy on Fire said...

Bobbi, I loved reading these little nuggets about you! You and I, we are the same kind of peeps.

I also have a thing about stuff being hung too high and I'm SO with you on the "face to face" thing with conflict as I've learned this year! :)

Your Trisket song just made me laugh out loud.

Hope you are well, sweet friend. Summer is coming - do we need to schedule a playdate?