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All About Me Meme...

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Me on the front lawn, in front of the farm home where we all grew up...

This meme was stolen from Kim's blog, What I Really Think, who stole it from Palma's blog, Palmabella's Passion, who stole it from Marta's blog, Postcards from the Trail. A long line of thieves here! I'm in good company, then.

1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?
Yes, my mother named me after the little girl who lived next door to my Great-Aunt Edna and Great-Uncle Fred.

2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?
Two nights ago, when I finished reading The Secret Life of Bees by Susan Monk Kidd.

3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?
Absolutely! Lefties have amazingly creative writing styles. ;-)

4. DO YOU HAVE KIDS?
Yes! Joyously, yes!
Children - 2 Grandchildren - 5 (Sounds like an Oiler's game score!)

5. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON, WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
Of course! I am my own best friend.

6. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT?
Sometimes, not a lot.
I use it mostly when someone steps on my toes or behaves rudely to me or someone around me, and they don't listen when I've spoken to them the first time. Sometimes it is necessary to bring out a bigger stick...

7. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS
Amazingly, yes, in spite of repeated hospitalizations for tonsillitis when I was little.

8. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?
Nope, not in this, or any other, lifetime.

9. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL?
Hot rice cereal cooked with assorted dried fruits, almonds, pecans, walnuts for Omega 3. Serve with a huge heaping spoonful of demerara sugar and vanilla soy.

10. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF?
(Deep sigh....) Yessss, Mommy...


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My shoes with my feet inside, standing at the entrance to the labyrinth in Chartres cathedral, Chartres, France


11. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG?
I'm very strong mentally, emotionally and spiritually; I'm less strong physically, as each year passes.

12. FAVORITE ICE CREAM?
Haagen-Daaz Sticky Toffee Pudding

13.WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE?
Their eyes...I get a good sense of a person's character and soul by looking into their eyes.

14. RED OR PINK?
Pink, always.

15. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF?
The barely-noticeable but ever-present signs of slowing down physically as I get older.

16. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST?
My grandmother and grandfather, my mother and my brother...every single day.

17. WHAT COLOR SHOES ARE YOU WEARING?
Pale pink leather moccasins...wearing these slippers feels like walking in bare feet

18. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE?
My gluten-free hot rice cereal with cranberries, apricots and raisins, a glass of fresh apple juice and my vitamins.

19 WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
CBC radio's As It Happens, about the conflict in Gaza

20.IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE?
Royal purple!

21.FAVORITE SMELLS?
Vanilla, early summer mornings, apple pie, fresh bread baking, scent of pine and spruce in the mountains

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22. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?
Sophia

23. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH?
NHL hockey.
Oilers, of course.

24. HAIR COLOR?
Brown

25. EYE COLOR?
Brown

26. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS?
Nope, can't. My eyes dry out way too fast with contacts in 'em.

27.FAVORITE FOOD?
Toast with liquid honey and cinnamon, and a cup of hot vanilla soy milk, with lots of Bailey's in it. LOTS.

28. SCARY MOVIES OR SAPPY ENDINGS?
Sappy endings, only...I like to sleep fear-free!

29. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED?
A Mighty Heart with Angelina Jolie

30. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING?
Pink with brown and copper sequins and a hot pink cotton-knit hoodie

31. SUMMER OR WINTER?
Both, for different reasons.

32. HUGS OR KISSES?
Both, in profusion.

33. FAVORITE DESSERT?
Anything that doesn't have mincemeat or any kind of melons in it.

34.WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW?
When Christ and His Saints Slept - Sharon Kay Penman
The 13th Tale - Diane Setterfield

35. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?
My RE/MAX balloon logo is on one, Slowtrav logo is on the other, my laptop has no mousepad, so I use the desktop!

36. WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON TV LAST NIGHT?
Larry King Live, John Edward's Crossing Over, Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan

37.FAVORITE SOUND?
The sound of my children and grandchildren when they talk! Mmmm-hmmm!

38. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES?
Neither! Not a lover of Stones or Beatles at all.
Ask me about Elvis, though...

39. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME???
Venice and Santarcangelo, Italy

40.DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT?
I have a pilot's license.
I'm very intuitive, psychic like my maternal grandmother. Seems that I've picked up where she left off when she passed.

41.WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
Toronto, Ontario - St. Michael's hospital


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Canal in Venice...

Comments (3)

sandrac:

Brenda, that photo of you as a child is delightful! In fact, all of your photos are delightful.

Your favourite cereal sounds so delish, and the Bread and Roses bread looks divine. And I did not know you hold a pilot's license, very interesting!

See? New things that you learn about people every day!
My cereal is delish! I had do develop a super-nutritious cereal to give myself a good start to my day, because I was not able to absorb the nutrients in my food for awhile. Making each bite of food as nutritious as possible was my goal, and this cereal was the result of that search for a good breakfast.

Very interesting Brenda. Pilot's license, ha?
I love the smell of fresh baked bread too,it reminds me of my grandmother, well and mother too I guess.

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