Friday, January 27, 2012

I was Tagged - Take 2

I was tagged today, for the second time.  I must be pretty awesome.  :)  

I probably would not participate again, except for the fact that I adore the gal that tagged me.  If you don't know Moo, go to her page - immediately - because she is the (hehe, cyber-humor!).  

So...I am to answer her 11 questions, make up 11 new questions, & tag 5 people.  But....naturally, I'm a rule breaker.  So, I'll answer Moo's questions.  THEN, I'll dip out.  :) 

1. What one event in your life would you say has shaped you into the person you are today?

One event.  That's a toughie.  I'm gonna go with the day my parents drove an hour and a half to go to church with me when I first went to church with my now husband.  When our relationship was first blooming, I was not living right at all.  I was doing some pretty horrible things, and eventually got to the point where I knew I was going to lose Mr. Robinson if I didn't pull myself together.  He had invited & invited & invited & invited me to come to church with him.  I always declined.  I was a waitress and had to work Sunday's.  When I realized I was about to lose the first good man I had ever been interested in, I told my boss I would no longer be working Sunday's.  She needed to know why.  I told her I was going to start going to church.  She looked me in the eye and said to me, "I know the live you live.  Going to church?  Yea, right.  I don't believe you.  No, you cannot have Sunday's off."  I was hurt, I was upset, I felt like I was trying to make a change - an improvement - and wasn't allowed.  So, I threatened to quit.  Even though I was fully supporting myself at the time & my parents were very adamant about not supporting the life I was living, they offered to help me out if it came down to me quitting.  I think it's because they knew that this time was different.  So I got the whole work-thing straightened out and didn't have to quit or be fired after all.  I picked a day to go to church with Mr. Robinson - but was TERRIFIED.  So my parents drove an hour and half to be there with me.  My mom was crying a little, I think.  My dad shook his hand and said, "Anybody that gets my girl to walk through the doors of a church is alright by me."  It was a turning point in my life, and I'm so glad my parents were there to encourage me.  I wasn't received a lot of encouragement from my drug-dealer or bar-hopping friends.  If that day hadn't happened, I probably wouldn't be Mrs. Robinson today.  

2. Do you truly like people? (haha. I think this is funny)

Um, no.  No, I do not.  I am easily annoyed by people in real life.  BUT, I am praying about it and trying to do better!  I am trying to have a more compassionate heart.  I am really nice to people in blog-land because writing gives me time to THINK before I speak.  I'm trying to carry that over into real life.

3. Do you read someone's blog you don't necessarily like? We all know we do it... :)

In a way, I guess I do.  I don't KNOW any bloggers in real life, so technically, no.  I do read some blogs that I don't really love.  I can think of three blogs right off the top of my head that I find painfully boring.  I do, however, read them anyway.  Why?  I think the girls who write them are nice.  

4. Is there anything in your life that you wish you could take back?

Well, I did learn almost all of my lessons the hard way.  I wouldn't give up the lessons I learned, but I do wish I hadn't insisted on learning so many things "the hard way."  

5. If you are married- did you write your vows or do traditional vows? 

Ooooh - good question!  Neither!  We opted for spiritual vows and they were AWESOME.  I've been meaning to sit down and watch our wedding video so that I can write them down and frame them.  When I do, I'll add that to my "wedding posts" so come back! 

6. What would you say is your ONE guilty pleasure?

Smoking a Camel Menthol Silver cigarette.  I have actually pretty much quit.  BUT when I'm super mad or when I'm drinking, which is ultra-rare, I can't help myself.  I know it's unhealthy.  I might smoke two glorious cigarettes a month.  Don't judge me, yo.  Old habits die hard.  

7. Do you want to work? Would you not work if you had the opportunity to do so?

I have a job.  I work in the family business and have the opportunity of running it and being the VP in probably the next 5 years.  I wouldn't trade that opportunity for anything, but if not for the family better bet your bottom dollar that I would be a house-wife!  

8. What would you say is your biggest accomplishment so far in your life?

Becoming a Christian.  It's the best part about me.  Arguably, it's the root of everything good about me.  The accomplishment there is knowing, believing in, and investing is what I know to be true.  & trying my best to live a life that reflects that.    

9. Do you want children? 

Maybe...some day.  Not any time soon, I know that much!  We've talked about not having kids at all, maybe having kids later in life, and adopting when we are ready.  There sure are lots of options!  I know that I occasionally get bit by the baby-fever-bug.  And if we do ever adopt, I would also want to TRY to make a baby as well.  There is just something amazing about taking a part of me, a part of him, and creating a person.  I want to look into the face of someone who has his father's eyes or her mother's complexion.  How awesome that must be.

10. Do you agree with the statement "less is more"?

Sometimes.  I like simplicity as well as loud, tacky, quirky, gaudy.  It depends on my mood.  It depends on the topic.  Um...less is more in terms of calories, earrings unless they are diamonds or jewels, and the height of my heels.  Less is NOT more in terms of spoiling me, expressing love, flavorful foods, and so on.  :)  It's really hard to say.  I'm a walking contradiction.      

11. Name your favorite day that you've lived so far in your life. EVER.

My wedding day.  Duh.  Click here.  


Meg @ said...

oooo excited for #5 - love reading/hearing about other people's vows.

♥ ♥ Just a Girl in Love w/ a Soldier ♥ ♥ said...

I think I might do this as well, I was tagged again and have been so busy haven't had a chance to answer her questions. But I am going to catch up this weekend and prob. just answer the questions.
PS: hope im not one of your boring blogs you read.

Amber in South Carolina said...

It only took me all week but I put the information for the devotional I was talking about on my blog! :)

lilmoomoo said...

You are too sweet to actually go ahead and do another post and answer my questions- and I am SO GLAD you did!!! I feel like I've "got to know you" so much better now!
So happy you made your big life choice and went to church that day so that you could have your Mr. Robinson :) :) :)
Also- I asked the question of "do you truly like people" because sometimes I just feel like I don't. HAHA I mean, I do love people, but sometimes I just prefer my dog.
AND I cannot wait to hear about your vows :) I'm hoping to do a post about ours too fairly soon! He and I actually wrote the "sermon" for the ceremony, but did traditional vows.. so, we kind of did both?!