Liebster Award

Hey..I’ve been nominated for the Liebster Award…where I answer questions and pass them along to other bloggers.

So..because and in spite of this being a shitty day…I am going to raise my writing fist in triumph and answer. Here goes. Melissa from She’s_so_nc blog–I hope you like my answers lol!

My Questions for my nominees
If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?  If I could live anywhere…right now, I’m thinking outside San Diego, as I think that would be good for my son. For me personally…I would live where I could write..and be with the person that touches my face when he talks to me–and I’m hoping that’s a warm place.
Who has been the greatest influence in your life? This is difficult…my mother? In all her craziness? Probably not..but..maybe so…as every step I take..every outburst I make…I cringe and wonder if this is her influence, at last, manifesting itself in me…the ob gyn doctor I saw one time that told me that my strength comes from within? Too many influences…you will all have to wait for my book(s) to decide…

Who is the last person you think of before you go to sleep at night? Ahhh…awkward pause. Pass on this one.
What’s your greatest life goal? I don’t think I have completed this yet. I have a BSN…but I want to be published. Certainly being a parent is great, and I love my children. But I want to be published. As in books.
What has been your biggest achievement so far? Beating cancer. Adopting my children from Sierra Leone and getting them out while going thru chemo. Raising a child with autism that will graduate from high school in a month. Pick one, any one.
Are you a cat person, a dog person or neither? I love pretty much all animals, so both. Except possums. They kind of freak me out. They are just creepy looking. Just saying.
What’s your biggest fear? That something will happen to my children, followed by something happening to me so that I cannot care for my autistic son. Then spiders. Freaking hate spiders.
If you could go back and meet your 10 yr old self, what advice would you give yourself? I would tell me that I was pretty (this is another story). And I would tell me that I was smart enough and that I would be ok and to go to college no matter what anybody told me– that marriage wasn’t the only solution or answer.
If you were given the opportunity to be president right now, would you? Hell fuck no. Listen-I’m fairly political. However…I want a private life, a personal life…I want a life. And, given the political climate…I don’t think I could enact the kind of change I would wish to see.

What’s your favorite color? AAAHHH!!! Butter yellow. Red. Depends on my mood. Sigh.

What’s one simple thing that makes you happy? Water from my sink. A hot shower. Ice cubes from my ice maker. A glass of red wine. My son Noah kissing me. My son Daniel laughing. My daughter Sarah calling me. My daughter Sophie texting me.

Ok…so…my questions for my nominees are:

1. If you could go back in time and change one thing in history, what would it be?

2. If you could come back in your next life as your opposite gender, would you and why?

3. Tell me your hidden talent

4. What have you always wanted to do but have always been afraid to do?

5. What song describes you?

6. What is your favorite age?

7. Were you ever fired from a job and why?

8. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

9. Did you ever climb a tree?

10. If you could own any automobile, what would it be?

11.  If you could have a dinner party–who would you invite?

So, since I suck at getting people I don’t know to respond, and it’s been one hell of a freaking day…feel free to respond. Me…I’ve had a glass (or 3) of wine…and I’m all in.

Thanks for nominating me. I appreciate this. Especially today.

And for the record–Mean people suck.

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