a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Plowing Through Life

has done it now!  Martha has invited me to answer eleven questions and tell eleven random things about myself.  She tried to bribe me with an award but it didn't work! or did it?  I have no idea what a Liebster is unless it's a Canadian lobster...kidding.
If you want to meet an interesting lady, dedicated mother and an over-the-moon-in-love-with-her-husband woman who also has a brain and a good sense of humor, stop by Plowing Through Life.

And so my elevens begin:
1] Which literary genre do you prefer?
I love a variety.  I read the book that calls my name.  I lean toward mysteries and horror like King but shy from sappy romances and porno.
2] Why did you start blogging?
We had moved to the farm a few years before to help with Dad after Mom died.  My sister suggested I blog as an outlet.  I have been blogging almost eight years.
3] Order or chaos?
I crave order with flexibility.  I am usually surrounded with chaos.
4] Where would you like to live?
Have never given that much thought...always felt at home here surrounded by nature.  Two other places have touched me but so different from here and from each other: the desert Southwest and Savannah, Georgia.
5] Starry sky or sunset?
Sunset since there is still enough light for me to take a picture.  I love to view both.
6] Paper book or e-book?
Without hesitation, Paper!  There is just something about the heft of a book, the smell of a book, that is all part of the reading experience.
7] What is the writing for?
I had to really think about this one.  Now, I don't know the answer.  I used to have grand humorous stories to tell about farm life and life in general.  I used to think of myself as a writer...was born with a pencil in my hand.  Now at sixty-one I ask myself the same question. 
 8] TV or not TV?
I can live with out.  Senseless tv watching is a mind killer, I think.  I do have a tv but I rarely sit long enough to watch a movie since I'm always thinking of something else to do.
9] What do you think about social networks?
Blogging and emails is as socially networky as I get.  I have seen too many idiotic things go on inside social media...not my cuppa tea.
10] Favorite food?
My favorite flavor is chocolate but I have no favorite food.  I love Chinese cuisine.  I cook for family the things they like.  If it were just me I would eat what ever stopped my stomach from growling, something I didn't have to cook.
11] Favorite music genres?
I enjoy a little of all.  I love some of many styles but not all of any style.  I lean toward rock and roll and blues.  I've yet to wrap my head around the nasty rap songs and do not plan on trying.
or you may not know about me.

 1.  Elastic is my best friend.  Any kind of restrictive clothing drives me crazy!

 2.  I like honesty and prefer it to bull.

 3.  I am squeamish doctoring a human but can do anything with an animal, including suturing a wound.

 4.  I have been told I am an empath especially with animals.  I basically "feel" their thoughts and work with that.

 5.  I love all things in Nature except scorpions and ticks and mosquitoes and cock roaches and slugs. I don't have anything against them just don't want them around or on me.

 6.  Like Martha's sleep paralysis, I have experienced a few things that were not explainable.  These experiences fascinate me but I do not seek them.  My mother had the gift of "seeing" so maybe I have a touch of that or maybe I'm just "touched".

 7.  I can't believe Martha and I do the same thing with food!  I find my favorite flavor in a plate and invariably save that for a final delicious bite.

 8.  I feel closer to God or The Creator in the middle of the woods far more than I do in a church.

 9.  I am bullheaded, impatient, creative and determined.  I work hard and have no patience with slackers.

10. I am never, ever bored.  I write.  I paint.  I imagine.  I create.  I sew.  I crochet. I quilt. I explore.

11. I love history of the land, people and places. 

Well, Martha, thanks a lot.  This has been fun. 

Be sure to visit Martha and the others she has awarded challenged to lay it all out for every one to see.  The purpose of this is to meet new bloggers with common interest and, in my case, you can laugh at my answers too.  I forgot to say I do have a sense of humor.


Sandra said...

you and i have spoken many times about how much we are alike. the only ones we are different on is Kindle all the way for me, i love TV and movies, and Savannah is where i am from and never want to go back. the rest we are agreed on and this really proves we are sistas

I am bullheaded, impatient, creative and determined. I work hard and have no patience with slackers.

10. I am never, ever bored. I write. I paint. I imagine. I create. I sew. I crochet. I quilt. I explore.

Country Gal said...

Girl you already know we are very much alike . 11 years for your blogging has it been that long already for you ? WOW !! time goes by fast doesn't it ? Great post . thanks for sharing , oh and I love the part where you wonder what Liebster is and said unless it's a Canadian lobster BAHHAHA ! I like that one lol ! Us Canadians are wacky like that lol ! but then you already know that lol ! Have a good day !

Sketching with Dogs said...

We have so much in common, especially our thoughts - for example feeling empathy for animals and feeling closer to god in the woods or on the beach.
Elastic is my best friend - that has got to be one of the funniest sentences I ever read :D
Like, you there are never enough hours in the day to do everything I want and I am okay with tv as long as it is an hour or so a night, then it drives me mad!
Lynne x

Karen S. said...

What fun this was, and I kind of knew much of this about you already, having the wonderful chance of blogging with such a true dear spirited dog loving-nature gal like you!

Lowcarb team member said...

Well done Gail ...

All the best Jan

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

This was fun! It was great learning more about you and I am amazed at how similar we are in so many ways. I kept nodding my head and going "yup, u-huh, that's me..." as I read along. Great minds think alike? :)

Thanks for all the nice things you said about me. That is very kind. And thanks for playing along. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Hopefully others will join in.

Enjoy the evening. We had a lot of snow come down today. Winter has truly finally found us.

Lynne said...

I learned some new things . . .
I do think I am tapped into what you are about . . .
As I am sure you already know . . .
Loved the 'elastic' comment . . .
Congratulations . . .

Michelle said...

I appreciate reading that you are never bored. I am the same! So many things to do and learn in life!

Susan Anderson said...

What fun to read these answers from you! And I also enjoyed your list.

BTW, I also felt an odd connection to Savannah when we visited. It was so charming to me.


Josie Two Shoes said...

Reading this is comes as no surprise that we get along so well. :-)

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