Sunday, January 8, 2012

I got tagged!!

I just got my first tag from aw over at My Life As I Know It.  I have never been tagged before.  This is cool!
Okay, so here is how it works:

1. Post these rules.
2. You must post 11 random things about yourself.
3. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post.
4. Create 11 new questions for the people you tag to answer.
5. Go to their blog and tell them that you have tagged them.
6. No stuff in the tagging section about ‘you are tagged if you are reading this.’ blah blah blah, you legitimately have to tag 11 people!

11 random things about me:

1)      My husband is 19 years younger than I am and I met him through my daughter.  We have been together for over 6 years now and married for over three.  We went through a rough patch late last year, but are back on track now.

2)      I have five children living and their ages are 27 years, 25 years, 21 years (the only girl), 4 years, and 2 years.  The older three were born in December (guess when MY birthday is) and the younger two are 4 days apart in April and May.

3)      I was born in Ankara, Turkey while my Daddy was a cryptographer in the Marine Corps.  I spent the first two months of my life there.  I have been told that I hold citizenship in Turkey, but I cannot verify that for sure.

4)      I am not as close to my mother as I wish.  She does not even have me listed as her daughter on her Facebook page although we are friends on there.

5)      I have three natural granddaughters and two grandchildren who were gifted to me through my oldest son’s relationship.  My oldest natural granddaughter we never get to see and it is a shame because she is a beautiful little girl.  

6)      I spent most of my teen years taking care of my younger sister and get my hardship license to drive when I was 13 years old.  

7)      I can change a tire, an alternator, or and engine in the older vehicles (the newer ones with computers in them stump me) because my Daddy want me to never have to depend on a man to do things for me.  

8)      I am too independent and feel that I have to take care of myself.  This is one of the things that caused the rough patch with my husband.  

9)      I have found that I am slightly OCD about some things as I get older.  I have to clean up the nurse’s station at work before I can start my night.  If I don’ get the chance to, I feel out of sorts all night long.

10)  I love water.  The stream close to our house always makes me feel calm when I listen to it.  I would have a fountain in every room of my house if I were able.  The sound of the running water tends to make the Lycan have to pee though, so that is not achievable.  

11)  I am double my ideal weight and although I am relatively healthy, it is catching up to me.  I am on a quest to find an exercise program that I can start that will not hurt my legs and feet, but allow me to lose enough weight that I can then get moving better.  If anyone has any ideas, I’m open!!

11 questions I get to answer:

What is your favorite color? Why?  My favorite color is green, all shades from emerald to hunter and all in-between.  I do not know why it is my favorite, but when I see the color it just resets my mood.

What is your favorite band/music?  This is a harder one for me to answer, as I do not really have one certain band or genre.  I listen to whatever strikes me depending on my mood.  I like Godsmack, ICP, Dark Lotus, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Bach, Beethoven, a lot of movie soundtracks, and, of course, pagan music of all kinds.
What is your favorite movie? Why?  My favorite movie is Ghost because I just love the thought of a love that transcends death.

What is your favorite website? Why? Right now, my favorite website is my Blogger dashboard because I am addicted to reading the blogs of those I follow.  I do not have many friends in the real world and this is my way of knowing people.

What is your favorite time of year? Why? Winter is my favorite time of year because I was raised in the south and I absolutely LOVE the snow and cold.  I have a motto that you can always do something (wink, wink) to get warm, but you can only got so naked before they arrest you.  ;)

What do you do for work?  I am a nurse in the intensive care unit at a small hospital in northern New Hampshire.  I have been a nurse for almost 17 years now and I still love my job.  Recently I saw a post asking about saving people’s loves…yes I do almost every day.  It is so rewarding to know that I have made a difference in a life, no matter how small.  And when I am there for those who are losing their loved ones, I am humbled.

Do you have a favorite set of sheets or blanket you love? Why do you love it?  I have a Tinkerbell throw that the Lycan gave me and I love it.  It is so soft! 

Do you have pets? What are they and their names? I have one ferret whose name is Typhoon.  We got him as a baby and he stormed through the house running into everything and doing the weasel wardance as if he were crazed.  He is the last of nine ferrets I have had over the years and I miss every one of them terribly.
If you could have any superpower what would it be?  I think I would like to be able to read minds.  I know that I would probably hear things that I do not want to hear, but then I would know the truth about how people really feel.

What is your favorite food/dish?  I love, love, love shrimp and fish!

What is your favorite drink (alcohol or otherwise)?  Usually sweet tea, I did say that I was raised in the south, right?

My 11 to tag are:

And my question to them are:

  1. What is your favorite family activity?
  2. What is your least favorite holiday?
  3. Where was your favorite family vacation that everyone enjoyed?
  4. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
  5. If you were able to do one extreme thing, what would it be?
  6. If you won the lottery and had multi-millions, would you continue to work?
  7. If money were no object, where would you take your significant other?
  8. If you could go back re-do one action in your life, would you?
  9. What ancient man-made structure would you like to visit?
  10. Who is your favorite author?
  11. Which do you prefer:  werewolves or vampires (not a Jacob vs. Edward question)?
 Thank you to my tagged 11 in advance for participating!


  1. Just wrote down your questions... will be doing this in just a sec!

  2. Here's the link to mine:

  3. Thanks for playing. I love the fact that you would not change anything in your life. I have always felt I would not change anything either. After all, if I changed something I would not be the person I am today.

  4. Thanks for sharing!

    As for an exercise regime that is not too hard on the joints - you could take up swimming. And usual walking should not be too hard on the knees, either. (I always recommend taking fish oil supplements, they help my knees marvellously.)

  5. Wow, finished! LOL here's mine:

  6. I understand on the things you listed about being closer to your mother, although that is how I feel about my father. He doesn't have a facebook so at least I don't have to worry about that.