Friday, September 24, 2010

Eight Questions I have been tagged by Susan at ByGrace
to answer these eight questions. I am to answer
these eight questions, propose eight new questions
and then tag eight bloggers to answer mine.
It sounded like if I can figure it out, I'll give it
a try.

1. What is your favorite main dish to eat or cook?
Well...that is kind of a hard one...since I love so many things.
But here goes, TO EAT...I really LOVE bbq ribs, but I
have never quite perfected cooking them. ( My husband
can make delicious ribs on the grill, though, so that works
for me. TO COOK... there is nothing like turkey and
dressing with all the fixin's. I inherited a baking pan
that belonged to my husband's Grammy McAllister, and it
makes the best turkey! I also love to make homemade spaghetti
sauce (Grandma Pallotta's recipe) Emily really loves
this sauce because it has "no lumps". It really is delicious!
It takes all day ( or most of the day) to cook!
You see, we having been living out the microwave for
over a month now. :/

2. What was your favorite pet, anytime in your life?
I guess the nicest answer would be to say the three
cats that we now have, and we are quite attached to
them, but my husband and I also had a house dog named
Sheena for about thirteen years that we really loved.
She had the sweetest disposition and did so well in
the house. She never had accidents or got into mischief.
She just stayed around where we were and kept us
company. She died when Emily was just a baby.

3. Do you have unreasonable fears?
Yes. I know it sounds crazy, but I am just
about terrified of semi trucks! Before my
husband became pastor of our church, he was
a youth pastor at a church for almost ten years.
Our church was over an hour away and we spent
much time on the interstate driving back and forth
to church. I cannot tell you how many times we
were almost run off the road by trucks!!! Now, I usually
bring a book with me in the car, so I don't notice
the trucks as much.

4. What do you love the most about your spouse?
There are so many things, he is wonderful! :)
But, if I have to choose just would have to
be how much he loves the Lord! He was saved
when he was eighteen years old, and since that
day, he has always lived for the Lord and put Him
first. In all the years that we have been married, he
has been a godly man with character. He is the same
man at home that he is in the pulpit! He has taught
me so much about what it means to be a christian!
He is the most dedicated christian that I know and
I just wish that I could be more like him.

5. Are you more of a follower or a leader?
It depends on the situation. For instance,
in our church, we have ladies that are perfectly
capable of taking care of certain things, and have
been doing them for many years. When my husband
and I came to our church, I did not feel it necessary
to "take over" and do these things my way.
However, when the situation dictates that I need
to lead, I can. I usually just "play it by ear" and do
whatever is necessary at the time.

6. What is your favorite book of the Bible?
It's funny...someone else recently asked me
this question. I have several favorites but I guess
my most favorite would be the book of Ruth.
I love the romance, for sure, who wouldn't???
But mostly, I love how it portrays our hopelessness
and how the Lord directs our paths to get us to
our kinsman Redeemer.

7. Is there a skill or hobby you'd like to learn but
have never done it, for whatever reason?
Well, quite honeestly, I can't think of anything
that I have wanted to try that I didn't try atleast
once. But there are a couple of things that I have
tried a time or two, without much success. These
things I would greatly love to master.
~ Quilting ~ Several years ago, I had a great aunt
who lived near by and wanted very much to teach me
the art of quilting. I was a young married woman and
felt that I was much too busy, what with keeping
the house, gardening, and such, to take the time.
OH, HOW I WISH I WOULD HAVE! She no longer
lives near me, and I think I will always regret not
having taking the opportunity. (Also, she needed
the Lord, and this was a failed opportunity to have
introduced her to the Savior) :(
~ Driving a "stick" or manual transmission
I have tried this on several occasions, but believe
me, I am terrible at it. I remember on one occasion
I drove my husband's car while he was at work, and
almost never made it home because it kept "dying"
on me. So, when Emily learns to drive, she is going
to learn on a stick!!!

8. What is your decorating style?
In all honesty, we've never had a lot
of money to spend on decorating per se.
I have, more often than not, bought most
of my stuff from either the thrift store or
yard sales. This being said, I do have styles
that I prefer, or that just seem to suit my taste
better than others. I am a COUNTRY GIRL
despite what my honey says ( he says that I am
a city girl who just happened to be raised in the
country) and I am a SOUTHERN GIRL!!
So, really, I have to say, that my taste runs to
very simple, country things. I really like some
of the "rustic" things, but it doesn't have to be.
In other words, the more contemporary stuff
is definitely NOT me! Emily loves glass tables
and shiny black furniture, you, know the really
contemporary stuff ~ her taste is REALLY different
from mine. ( She really may be a city girl stuck in
the country!! ) :) I love oak cabinets, frilly lacy
curtains, and comfy cozy furniture that it's okay
to put your feet up on.

Now, for my eight new questions.

1. How old were you when you became a christian?

2. What did you want to be when you grew up?

3. What is your favorite beverage?

4. If you could take a trip anywhere, where would you go? Why?

5. Do you have any special memories with your grandparents? Share one.

6. Who is your favorite author? ( this of course, does not include the Bible ) :)

7. Is there a special hobby that you and your husband enjoy doing together?

8. What is your favorite dessert?

Well...that's the easy part! Now, let's see if I can figure out how to

"tag" someone.

I would like to tag

And since Emily wanted a chance to do this, I

am also tagging her and one of her friends.

If you decide that you are going to take
part, would you mind leaving a comment so
I can read your answers.


Tammy said...

Tammy, I answered your 8 questions. How's the house coming? Haven't seen ya on my comments for a while, wasn't sure if you were still reading. I know it's been real busy for ya lately.

Anonymous said...

I answered the questions Mrs. Tammy :)

Susan said...

Thanks for playing along, Tammy! And I was so glad to see Emily and her friend wanted to play too! :)

I was out of town for the past week, so I didn't get around to reading and commenting till now. I found myself shaking my head in agreement on a lot things you said!

I take a book in the car for long trips because I get so nervous when we're driving. It's better for our relationship for me not to be constantly grabbing the door and squeaking! ;)

I'm a follower unless I have to be the leader, and then I can do that, too.

We've never had the money for me to really decorate, either, but my tastes run toward country. I like to be comfy and I like for my guests to be comfy - so no fussy stuff in our house!

Thanks again for playing!

Stephanie said...

Finally! Got it done! Just a month Late.