I was reading Something Wagging This Way Comes this morning, and Pamela introduced herself to her readers. Evidently there’s a one day blog hop, Meet the Bloggers. I love a good blog hop, as well as a good trivia game, so I’m playing along. Here’s my version of Meet the Bloggers, the Good Flea Edition. Thanks, Pamela!
Here I thought y’all knew everything about me. I’m not exactly shy online (or in person, even though I’m an introvert). So I chose five questions from a fun list to break the ice, get the ball rolling.
Of course, I think most of you know the answers to the first question. Really? Here it is:
What one word would people who know you use to describe you?
Quirky. Duh. Or eclectic. I’ve asked my FaceCrack friends to describe me in one word. They usually come back with some variant of quirky. Really? Moi?
Other than blogging, what are three things you do that bring you joy?
Interacting with my kids. They’re nearly grown, all three of them, but I love just hanging out with them. They make me laugh SO HARD. The youngest had his Christmas band concert last night and the other four of us were in the balcony, gritting our teeth over the crying babies. When Squatch sat down on stage, we got his attention. Then the four of us did the wave. He doubled over laughing, which made all of us laugh.
Hanging out with the chickens and Jimmy. It’s quiet and peaceful in the backyard, just sitting on the ground some days, letting Jim nibble my hands. A deep, quiet joy.
So many things bring me joy. It’s tough to single out three. I read my Bible every morning. I wish I could say that brings me joy all the time – sometimes it does – but sometimes it’s very disturbing. Right now it’s especially disturbing. But joy? Making my Hunny smile and laugh brings me joy. He struggles with depression, so being light and laughter for him brings me great joy.
What do you like to do in your free time?
Free time? What the heck is that?!? I actually do have free time. I just feel like that’s how a good American would answer that question. Isn’t that sad? But in my free time, I like to read. A lot. Mystery, history, fantasy, sci fi, apologetics – anything but horror or romance. Ew. And I like to hang out on FaceCrack. I’m a very social introvert.
If you could change one thing about your life what would it be?
Wow! Tough questions! I think I’d be a lot more active and assertive. I have a tough time selling myself. Things like the leash I made for Sugar Golden Woofs, or the wood burning I love to do. I used to smock. But I don’t charge enough or give myself enough credit. I know that. Yes, that’s what I’d change.
What’s your favorite non-animal related book?
First off, I don’t think I have a favorite animal related book. Second, you’re going to ask me to pick a favorite book? Y’all are going to think my answer is silly. I mean, I have a ton of favorite books, some quite erudite. But my all-time favorite is C.S. Lewis’s Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Seriously. I relate to Eustace, an intelligent boy with zero common sense. He’s angry, belittling, beneath it all he’s scared. Afraid of who he is and who he’s not. Ultimately he finds out who he is and who he’s not and it’s redeeming, the way he discovers himself. The way he discovers who he’s not. I love this book.
And that’s it! Happy Good Flea Day! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
Until I write again …