My inbox has been filled with sunshine! Thank you to Robin (Teaching Tomorrow’s Leaders), Betsy (Teaching Young Writers), Linda (Teacher Dance), and Terje (Just for a Month) for the award. I am a bit overwhelmed, but I shall try my best to pass this on and relate some little known facts about myself.
I have made the decision (after reading several other blogs, that I will answer a few of the questions from each person nominating me.
How would you describe yourself as a child? An explorer and avid reader
What are you avoiding? Exercise
What are the advantages of getting older? Developing patience, I’m not in such a hurry to speed life along.
If you could eat any dessert, what would it be? This is a hard question, but I think it would be a pie. I seem to love all types of pie. It would be a toss up between coconut cream (whipped cream topping, not meringue) and key lime.
Do you like to travel and stay busy going and going, or travel and relax, read, be still? Explain. Can I say yes? I love, love, love to travel and see new places. I love to explore, but I’m perfectly happy to relax and hang out with a book. Just take me away!
What is a favorite book from childhood? Why do you believe it’s a favorite? The Five Chinese Brothers by Claire H. Bishop was my favorite book. I think the idea that someone could survive the attempts to kill them fascinated me.
Where did you grow up? I lived in the Chicago area until I was eleven. Then I lived in Houston, Texas for a year, and Kansas City, KS for another year, finally I ended up going to high school in Springfield, MO.
What do you want to be when you “grow up?” Rich would be nice.
Where would you love to vacation? Right now I’d love a vacation someplace warm, since it is -8 here today. I have a few places on my bucket list: Great Wall of China, Great Barrier Reef, pyramids, cruise down the Amazon, tour Ireland, and spend time in northern Italy are a few of my places to visit.
My OLW for 2014 is light. Tell about something that brings light into your life? Easy question, my son brings light into my life. I had some dark moments, but in the end he has made me proud of the person he has become.
You sit down at your computer. What is the first thing you are likely to do? (Turning it on does not count!) I must check email. Who knows what surprises may show up there.