Mama Diaries

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

I'm It. Again!

Guess what?  I was tagged again.  Yep, the eleven-question tagger got me again.  This time is was Melanie over at Mel:  The Positive Pessimist.  I love the name of that blog!  It must be a good trick to be a positive pessimist.  Be sure to visit Melanie's blog to find out how she does it.

Okay, so the real rules are that I'm supposed to share 11 things about myself.  Then I'm supposed to answer 11 questions, and then I'm supposed to tag 11 other bloggers.  But you know me.  I don't follow the rules.  I'm going to skip the first part, because I think you all know enough random facts about me, and if you read these questions I have to answer, you're going to learn even more (probably more than you want to know).  I'm also going to skip the tagging 11 bloggers, since I've been tagging a lot of you folks with stuff like this.  If you have a burning desire to do this, go ahead and tag yourself.  You can answer these questions and then make up your own.  Enough said.

Here we go:

1.Would you travel to outer space if you could? Why or why not? Absolutely!  I love exploring new things.  If that Virgin Atlantic space tour wasn't so expensive, I would've signed up long ago!

2.Are you as happy in your current relationship as you could be? What could make you happier? I am very happy.  I have a wonderful husband who is a good person, dependable, honest, and has a great sense of humor.  I couldn't ask for anything more. 

3.If you could have any animal as a pet (and the accommodations for this pet were included) what would it be? Oh man, I have way too many pets!  I don't want any more.  Please!  But I know my son would love to have a turtle.  Grandpa wants to get him one for his birthday, but daddy says no way!  

4.If you could find out the day you were going to die and how, would you want to know? No, I wouldn't want to know.  I'd end up spending the rest of my life worrying about it, counting down the days.

5.Would you rather jump out of an airplane with a parachute or jump off a cliff into deep water?
Jump out of an airplane with a parachute.  In fact, that's on my bucket list.  I would not want to jump off a cliff into deep water.  I'd be afraid of hitting some unseen rock and killing myself.

6.What event or events in your life helped build your belief system (religion)? Wow.  Now that's a deep question.  I was raised as a Christian, but I've always been one to question things and learn about other ways of thinking.  So, I have spent a lot of time studying other religions.  I have concluded, that while I believe in "God" and a life after this, I do not know the exact nature of God, nor do I know what will happen after I die.  I just live each day, the best I can, and hope that my being here helps make the world a better place.

7.What is your biggest regret in life? Would you change it or has it helped you become a better person? Another deep question!  I honestly don' t have any regrets.  Yes, I've made mistakes, but I don't regret making them.  I've learned from them, and I think they've made me a  better person.

8.What is your best quality that other people notice, remark on, obviously enjoy, or say defines you? Why is it so important to you and do you work on it or is it natural (examples: humor, sexiness, easy to talk to, verbally astute, etc.)?  To answer this legnthy question, let me tell you a story that happened just today.

"Mama, I wish we had my buddy's babysitter," my son said. 

"Oh yeah?" I asked.  "Why?"

"Because she's just like you."

"Huh?  What do you mean?"

"She plays the violin, and she has a good temper." 

Yeah, I have a good temper.  LOL!  What the boy was trying to say, was that I have an easy-going temperment.  Not too many things ruffle my feathers (except for Schultz).  I've been told that I have a lot of patience, and that I'm a good listener.  No, I don't work at these things.  It's just how I am.

9.If you could re-live one full day of your life, what day would it be and why?  Goodness.  One full day?  There are lots of moments I'd like to relive.  But I guess if I had to pick a day, it would have to be my wedding day.  I was surrounded by family and friends, and I married a wonderful man.

10.If you could visit with one deceased person (that you actually knew), who would it be and what would you talk about?  Another tough question.  I guess I'd talk to my grandfather who died a few years ago.  I'd ask him what it is like on the other side, and reminisce about when we were younger.

11.Would you rather debate religion or politics and why? Neither, thank you very much.  I try not to rock the boat.  But if I had to, I would go with politics, because one's views could be supported by facts.  I like dealing with facts.

How was that?  I'd say those were some pretty tough, thought-provoking questions.  Thanks Melanie, for sending them my way!   


  1. Yeah think you are better off with no more pets, stepped in enough poo hahaha and outer space would be fun, then you can avoid the taggers.

    1. I'm sure the taggers would find me, even in outer space!

  2. I admire people who have lots of patience. I have a friend like that; nothing seems to rile her. I, on the other hand, lose my temper quite easily. I'd love to me more like my friend—and like you!

    It was fun reading this. Mel tagged me as well, but I probably won't get to my answers until after my vacation. :)

    1. Good luck answering the questions! They're deep ones, aren't they?

  3. i thought you were probably easy going---so love that haha--and loved reading your answers :)

  4. Thanks! I wish I were easy-going. My mother had 5 kids and she was so laid back, and my husband is now, but I am very tightly wound and always wish I wasn't! Sorry for all the serious questions. Making up 11 things is hard!

    1. Hey, I was fine with the serious questions. It's a nice change from the usual, "What's your favorite food?" LOL!

  5. Hi Sherry! Enjoyed reading your answers to the questions.

    1. Glad you enjoyed them. Now you know even more about me.

  6. Holy crap! I get tagged with questions like, "What's your favorite color?" and "Licorice: red or black?" It's pretty obvious you run with a much higher caliber group than I do. HA!!

    Loved your (deep) answers. Well done.

    1. Haha! I usually get those kind of questions, too. It was actually kind of fun to answer these more thought-provoking ones.