Sunday, July 13, 2014

Answer Me This: Mommy Needs Her Wine

It's time for another edition of Answer Me This!

1. How did you get your name?

photo by my dad when I was...7?  younger? parents gave it to me?


I'm named after a friend of my mom's who was killed by a drunk driver as a teenager.  I'm not sure where my middle name came from, to be honest, but I've always loved it and I used to say that if I became a performer, I'd go by my middle name.

2. Do you have a set time for prayer in your day?

at Chief's baptism when she was 3 weeks old (and we were very very tired)
  Sadly, no.  The only time I pray regularly every day is at meals.  I tend to lie in bed at night and think about all the things I have to get done the next day and worry that they won't get done, which I guess is kind of like praying.  I should work on that.

3. Did your mom work or stay home (or both)?

my favorite photo of my mom and me, taken by my dad when I was in middle school
 My mom stayed at home and worked incredibly hard.  In addition to wrangling the three of us, she watched the neighborhood kids for a few years when we lived in Kentucky.  She was also involved in everything- she was a PTA member, Girl Scout leader, youth group leader, marching band booster, dance mom, CCD teacher...everything.  We used to tease her that she was incapable of saying no, and that once she joined an organization, she wasn't finished until she was in charge.  My mom is the most incredible woman I've ever known, and I can only hope to be half the mom she is.

4. Do you vote?

Independence Day 2013
 In presidential elections and elections for Congress, but I'm more ambivalent about local elections.  I know, I know, I should probably care more about state government, but nowadays the thought of getting up early enough to vote before work is kind of intimidating.

5. What's your favorite drink?

baby's first wine festival!
 Right now I drink more water than anything else.  I'm still maybe 90% caffeine-free (I'll take the occasional soda if I'm at a fast food restaurant, but still no fully-caffeinated coffee) so I'm all about the decaf mocha every now and then.  But if we're talking adult beverages, pretty much the only thing I drink nowadays is wine.  My true favorite grown-up drink is still Maker's Mark and 7-Up (though if I'm ordering it at a bar like a hip young person, I have to settle for Sprite).

6. How are your photography skills?

Chief thinks I'm an okay photographer
 I'm getting better.  I only ever shoot on manual anymore, and I'm slowly learning how to manipulate all the settings.  Chief is definitely my primary subject nowadays, but she doesn't seem to mind.  (Although getting her to sit still for her monthly photo is becoming a challenge...)

Go on- give your answers and link up over at Catholic All Year!

Much love,
The Geeks

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