Friday, August 11, 2017

A Meme - thanks to Ella!

Ellaeverafter has started an August meme.  Here you go!

1.Name a tender song that can almost make you cry. 
I cry every time I play Mariah Carey - Always Be My Baby. Each new stage of life my son entered, from crawling to college, I would play this song and think of him.  Still gets me today.

2.  What is your favorite shade of lipstick?  What about nail polish?  If you do not wear lipstick or polish, what do you like or dislike about the shades you see others wear?
I like red nail polish, always on toes but sometimes on fingers too.  Lipstick bugs me so I usually go with a Beeswax colored chapstick instead.

3.  Name a children's nursery rhyme or song that you loved and to which you remember all the words. I'm not sure if this would count as a nursery rhyme but I always sang Cats in the Cradle to my kids.

4.  What outfit would you put on in the morning if you wanted to feel happy and well dressed?  Something in which you think you look pretty damn good! Believe it or not, white shorts and a bright teal t-shirt. The blue matches my eyes and the shorts show off long tan legs.  For work, though, a red dress with black blazer.

5.  If you had enough money to buy just one, would it be a cottage by the ocean or a cabin in the mountains? OCEAN, OCEAN, OCEAN!

6.  If you are old enough, which one of the Beatles did you have a "thing" for?  If you are not that old, tell us a musician that really did it for you. Who are the Beatles?

7.  Name a smell that you love - could be kitchen, outdoors, person, your choice. I love baking bread (not doing it, the smell of it) and cookies.  When Eric is traveling for work, I wear his t-shirt to bed so I can smell his cologne.

8.  How often do you defuzz your legs.  Wax, razor, or electric? Daily. Razor in shower.

9.  How/why did you choose your blog name? Eric and I were really looking for a partnership when we got married. He was attracted to the strong independent me and I was tired of doing everything on my own, but am ultimately very independent.  So, Eric gets 51% and I get 49%.  We love ttwd and have thoroughly enjoyed the weight he has been able to take off my shoulders without changing who I am.

10.  What do you like to eat for breakfast?  To drink?  Coffee or tea? When I'm bad, chocolate chip pancakes. When I'm good, egg white and spinach scramble.  Caffeine makes me crazy so I stick with tea but am more a water with lemon kind of girl.

11.  How many siblings do you have?  Or are you an only child?  Are you the oldest, a middle, or the youngest child?
One sibling, two years younger, who will be my closest friend for life.

12.  What is your favorite salad dressing?  No dressing required.  I tend to juice my veggies rather than chew them.

13.  If you could sit next to anyone (alive) on a long plane trip, who would you pick?
My answer would have been Maya Angelou but unfortunately she is no longer living.  I love the way she wove words together.  I suppose I'd go with Oprah instead.  She knew Maya quite well.  I'd enjoy hearing their stories.

14.  Have you ever gone shopping just to cheer yourself up?
Yes, but I find I always regret it later - hence my last post.

15.  If there is one thing that can make you lose your temper, what would it be?
I flare up when someone has hurt my child or someone I love. I also lose it if my feet get too hot.  Odd, I know.

16.  Tell us about the best photograph you have ever had taken. The last birthday I spent alone at the beach before I met Eric, I took a series of rocks and shells that had been shaped by the water. They all looked like hearts.

17.  Have you ever gone skinny-dipping and where?
As much as I love the ocean, you'd think I would have done this, but not yet.  It's on the to-do list for sure.

18.  What do you like on your pizza?  What don't you like on your pizza?
Pizza is an all time favorite.  I eat anything but onions and anchovies on my pie.


  1. Hi Amy, nice to find out a bit more about you :)
    love Jan, xx

  2. I always love reading these...we should share a cabin at the beach..and we can each fulfill our skinny dipping wish...but neither or our men would complain. hugs abby

  3. It makes me so happy to have someone do my memes. Thanks for all the great responses, too. I always think they paint a little picture of someone's personality.

    Hugs From Ella

  4. Hot feet, huh? Very interesting! Loved your answers.

  5. Amy, I enjoyed reading all your answers and learning some more about you.
    Hugs Lindy xx

  6. I love these memes. Enjoyed reading your answers.



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