Monday, October 29, 2012

Eleven Facts, Eleven Questions and a 2-in-1 outfit

Here's the deal. I like answering questions and thinking of things about me. And I like reading other people's answers to questions and things about them. But I don't like following survey type rules. So when my cousin LeAnna posted a survey she'd answers I knew I'd be in, but in a half assed sort of way :)

So 11 things about me:

1. I watched the first episode of Downton Abbey on Saturday and loved it. I would like to watch the rest of the show - I found it on American Netflix and am wondering if our Netflix as it as well. 
2. I make the same lunch every single day for myself and for Karen. Salad with lots of chopped up veggies, turkey breast, slivers of Parmesan cheese and a tablespoon of fried onions. Once I get to work I top it with 2 tablespoons of low fat dressing. I really enjoy it every day.
3. I like eating salad for lunch because then I get to eat awesome and "real" foods for dinner. Warm, cheesy, garlicky goodness in all forms. 
4. Making Paul's lunch is a bit stressful for me since he does not like taking the same thing every day for lunch - trying to make meals that are varied enough and filling enough that he won't need to buy more while he's at school is a bit of a challenge. 
5. I drink more beverages than most people I think. I always have at least once beverage on the go, and often I have more than that. Currently I have three drinks at my desk. 
6. One of my favorite things to do is to read a great novel and eat Salt & Vinegar chips. 
7. One of my other favorite things to do is read a great novel while eating alone at a restaurant. 
8. I see my ADD as a superpower and not a hindrance
9. Last night Paul and I laid in bed for an hour talking about the fundamental differences in how we see money; once I have spent money on something the item is now just my belonging and I no longer associate it with it's monetary value. Once Paul has spent money on something he continues to see that item as worth it's value, either this many dollars or this many work hours. It helps explain some of the different ways we see our possessions. 
10. I post almost daily about what I wear and yet I would never in a million years consider this a fashion blog in any sense of the word - I cannot imagine that what I wear could be considered fashion. I believe I can dress cute and look good, but fashion? I don't know.
11. I follow many fashion bloggers. Half the times I don't understand why or what they are wearing. But I can't stop looking, it's like watching a car accident or something. 

11 Questions to Answer:

1)      What is the best book that you’ve read this year?
I read the Hunger Games last spring and LOVED them, I read Cathy Kelly's new book, House on Willow Street, and also loved it. 

2)      What is your favorite mealtime (breakfast, lunch, or dinner) to eat out, and why?
Dinner is my favorite to eat out since that is my biggest meal of the day. Breakfast is always fairly typical, I could make it just as well/easily at home and lunch is such a small meal for me that it seems wasteful to spend a lot on it. 

3)      Out of all the places you've lived, and I’m assuming most people reading this have at least lived in two, which place feels most like home?
Where I am now - though if my parents still live in our Port Alberni home, I would assume that would still feel like home. 

4)      Describe your faith, and how you came to it. Or if you believe in nothing, why?

I am a Christian. Specifically I guess I am a protestant, I guess you'd call me a charismatic evangelical or something like that. I am part of a movement or denomination called Every Nation. 

I came to my faith twice, I grew up always knowing and believing in God and had a real experience of Him and relationship with Him in High School, but I was also selfish and tempted by the world, so I walked away from that for 3 years in college but at 23 came back to God and that is where my faith began again. I believe that we are all born sinners, that the penalty for our sin is death. I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and that he lived the perfect life I should have lived, and died the death I should have died. I believe that Jesus Christ rose from death on the third day, and in his conquering death I am saved from the penalty of my sin. 

But practically, every day I know I am weak, wicked and sinful. I know my thoughts. I know this to be true. Every day I am saved and loved by God. I know that left to my own devices if I were to try and do good it would fall flat or I would be trying to make myself the hero of the story; but I know that through Christ I can love and serve people around me. I know that God made me on purpose, with a plan for my life - and I love the adventure of learning to be all that He created me to be, and getting to see what He has in store for me. Because Man, it keeps getting better and better!

5)      Are you a cat person or a dog person?

Technically cat, but really kitty. And actually I hate fur and cleaning up poop so I'm a no animal person for now. 

6)      What is one thing you’d like to do before you die?
Shout for help! 

Just kidding, seriously though I want to have and raise children.

7)      Favorite pizza toppings?

Mushroom, chicken and bacon. Oh man. With Ranch or Garlic Dip. 

8)      Best childhood memory?

Wow - that's a tough question. I had a great childhood (outside of school, which sucked!). 

I loved our week each summer at Lake Retreat camp, I loved family movie nights and I loved time with my sister, when we weren't fighting. 

9)      What do you like most about Christmas?

That feeling that it's a special time; like something awesome is happening. It's food, family, laughter, games....and a time that feels paused.

10)  Where is the farthest that you've traveled?

I've been to Europe, that must be the furthest.

11)  What is your favorite old hymn, and why?

I am not a fan of Hymn's, though they are my husbands favorite. But if I had to pick, I'd probably say Amazing Grace, purely because I find it very beautiful. Come Thou Fount would be a close second though. 

I'm too lazy to make up new questions for you, so you can just answer these if you want to join in :) is what I wore today, Monday. It's a two part inspired outfit. 

First the bottom half or under layer - black with black and neutrals.

I love it on it's own! And I can't wait to try this in a dress like the inspiration shot. 

But my office cold and I need sweaters, so I noticed a bunch of pins had chunky colorful sweaters with boots. Tada! Insert Pink sweater. 

I also love it.

Getting dressed is a lot of fun.
And I love boots now, officially.


The Porters' Lodge said...

You've clinched it -- Hunger Games is now on my reading list :)

Tara said...

I was on the fence for ages - then I read a blog by someone who had been on the fence, and had also loved Harry Potter, and they said how skeptical they'd been and then once they'd tried how immediately sucked into the world they'd been and how much they'd loved it. And that was exactly my experience. I feel hook, line and sinker.

If you can though prep a few days worth of meals so you can read through, it's pretty addicting ;)


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