Sunday, June 10, 2012

Finally have my laptop back, more memory, other updates and it works so fast!  And except for two inservice days next week, school is over until August. I have tons of outdoor chores to complete in the next week to get ready for my daughter's graduation party, but my evenings will be free for writing and blogging.  Call me excited. I'm going to start off my summer blogging by thanking Jan over at begin...begin again for tagging me in a recent post of hers.

If you don't know Jan, you are missing being acquainted with an incredible person.  Read about her recent mission trip and you'll become her fan for live.  She journaled her trip with a storytelling skill that makes you feel like you were with her. 

Jan posed some questions at me as when she tagged me so I guess I'll have to reveal a little about myself.

What are you most excited about in your life right now*?
Right now I'm very excited about the start of summer and getting my daughter ready to attend Boston University in the fall.

What is it that gets you down?
See above.  My only daughter, the youngest of my children, is leaving for college in the fall.  I can put into words how much I'll miss her. 

If you had a million dollars, what is the first thing you'd use it for?
I would use it to help my children achieve their dreams and after that the rest of my very large family.

Do you believe in the power of prayer? Why or why not?
I believe in praying and hope the power is what I wish it to be.

What is your one big regret?
There are many but I do regret not starting my writing career earlier.  Then again, I wouldn't have wanted to miss any of those hours with my children when they were younger.

What or whom are you most grateful for in your life right now*?
I am grateful every day that my children are healthy and have grown into good people.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? Why?
I would start with those parts of the states I haven't seen yet. 

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? Why?
I would like to find a way to not worry so much about so many things out of my control.  I know it's not healthy.

Are you a loner or a groupie? Why?
I grew up in a large family and have a large one of my own. I love alone time and wish for more.  I'm never bored when I'm by myself.

Thunderstorm or snowstorm, if you had to pick? Why?
This one is difficult.  I love the power of thunderstorm but I don't care for rain.  I love snowstorms that are without wind and fall straight down in silence. There's nothing like the hush of the countryside when its convered in a new layer of pristine white.

What is one thing you feel you must still accomplish in your life?
I mostly want to see my children happy and settled into careers. If somewhere through those years ahead, they meet and marry wonderful people and give me some grandchildren, I'll be really thrilled.

Thanks, Jan, for tagging me.  I'm not going to pass along the tags at this time, but I'll be doing some interviews with fellow authors over the course of the next month and try to come up with interesting questions like Jan did.

So care to share any of your own answers to the questions above?  Did you visit Jan yet?


  1. What wonderful answers. So many of my answers would revolve around my children, too. I know the college days will eventually be here, so I do what I can to enjoy every moment.
    Happy Sunday to you.

  2. Susan--Thanks so much for playing tag and sharing a little about yourself. And thanks so much for your kind words! I am humbled.

  3. Thanks, Susan. Children do take up lots of the space in my brain, and my house, and my laundry...
    Jan, it's so easy to find great things to say about you.

  4. It was great to learn more about you!

    I love the way you described snowstorms. :)

  5. Its great to meet Jan! And that's one big doggie who probably thinks he's just a lap dog and tries to sit on people's laps.

  6. Loved your answers, Susan. I would have responded much the same.
    I envy you your summer time!

  7. It's funny how many of my answers would echo yours, except that I'm a generation ahead of you and wishing all those good things for my grandkids.

  8. Hi Jan and Susan! I'd like to find a way not to worry so much, too.

  9. wow we sounded a lot alike---good luck with your daughter going off to college

  10. I wish I could stop the worrying over things out of my control too! I think part of it is being a mom :)

    We still have 3 weeks of school to finish - so I'll be jealous for a bit :)