My two blog friends, Shannon at Tales from a Fairy Blogmother and Sognatrice at Bleeding Espresso were excellent participants in the interview game. I shied away at first but after Shannon threw her hat in the ring, I knew I had to participate. So, Shannon sent me the questions and I, typically, sat on them for a week or so because I had to chew them over and oh yeah, because I'm lazy. Anyway, on with the interview:
1. What's your one guilty pleasure or your guiltiest if you have multiple ones?
Since I received the questions a few days ago (blogging has been taking a backseat to the garden lately), this one has played a starring role as I mulled over possible answers. And do you know what conclusion I have come to? I am possibly the most boring person I know. I have no current vices or guilty pleasures! I don't watch any reality t.v., I don't read teen magazines or watch B movies, I don't even eat bad snacks (too often). I used to watch Coronation Street every night but even that, my most famous and consistent of guilty pleasures, has been abandoned. I asked John what he thought. Sometimes the person closest to you has a more objective perspective (read: no blinders on). He quickly responded that chai lattes are my Achilles heal. He is right if I was answering this a month or so ago but since I stopped spending money, my chai latte/red tea latte/anything latte has come to an abrupt halt. Sigh. I guess what I'm trying to say is that I'm open to suggestions for finding a new vice. Clearly I need one.
2. What's one thing you do with your kids that before you had kids you swore you'd never do?
Easy. Lick my finger and clean their faces. Total yuck! I swore I would never do that to my kids after enduring years of it from my mother. And yet, I stand beside the car with nary a wet wipe in sight and in goes the finger and onto Emily's ketchup covered face. What does she say? Thanks, Mummy!
3. You've moved around a bit, which place do you miss the most?
I have two answers. I miss Peterborough because of the place we lived. We lived right on the Otonabee River. There were otters playing right off our lawn, herons visiting daily, bullfrogs lulled us to sleep. It was where I fell in love with gardening and also where I firmed up my desire to live in the country with more than a postage stamp lot. The other place I miss is Kitchener because some of our closest friends and best memories were made there. We'd really like to move back there.
4. What type of vacation is more appealing, camping or a luxury resort?
Ooh, tough one. I'd have to say camping simply because I love it and John hates it and therefore I rarely do it anymore so it seems unattainable and something I would have to do whenever I am given the chance.
5. You've won a shopping spree at a store of your choice, which do you choose?
This question also took a lot of thought: would it be a garden store, hardware, furniture, does a travel agency count? But I settled for what I need right now. I would choose L.L. Bean. I know, the clothes there are rather "mom" as Beth recently pointed out to me. But you know what? I am a mom. And I need practical clothes that are comfy and have at least a bit of style. I'm sitting here right now wearing the one pair of shorts that fit me comfortably (I'm working on it!) and a t-shirt I bought in Russia in 1997. Clearly, I'm in need of some clothes and would love to go nuts in L.L. Bean. And you wonder why I have no vices? Practicality all the way, baby.
Want to join the fun? Here are the rules:
1. Leave me a comment saying "interview me."
2. I will respond by emailing you five questions (make sure to leave your email address in your comment). I get to pick the questions.
3. You will update your blog with your answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.