Monday, July 2, 2007


Qtpies 7 tagged me with the following 5 random questions. Curious daughters just want to know, I guess.

1. What was it about your spouse that made you decide he/she was the one? This will be tough, since I've decided 4 - yes, 4 times that this one was the one.
a. Hubby #1 - dd's daddy. I was 16 - my mom died when I was 15, I was roaming from dad to sister to sister to dad and just wanted to be loved and have a "normal" home. I meet this guy who rides a Harley, has the most amazing, crooked smile, an absolutely buff bod, he was joining the army, ended up a hero, wounded in Viet-nam. All of his friends were marrying my friends and through letters we "fell" in love. I just knew he was the one for me and would make me happy and I could make him happy. I was 17 when we married. Lasted 5 years, best thing - 2 beautiful children.
b. Hubby #2 - He drove a really nice car, took me to fancy places to eat, always include my 2 beautiful children, found out he had been in a hospital for severe depression - attemped suicide, and I was his new tranquilizer - he needed me. I could change/help him. I just knew he was the one for me. Lasted 14 years - a lot of verbal and mental abuse, didn't want to fail a second time - best thing - another beautiful child.
c. Hubby #3 - The marlboro man - cowboy from Wyoming (he really didn't smoke). He worked for American Express, had been wounded in Viet Nam, lost a son in a tragic shooting accident, and had a daughter with mental and physical disabilities. He needed me and he'd give me respectablity and financial security. I just knew he was the one for me. I was in my mid-forties and ready to settle down. Lasted five years, he didn't have it in him to smile and didn't get along with my son - best thing I saw a lot of Arizona and Wyoming that I never would have seen, and learned a little about money management.
d. Hubby #4 (present one, and hopefully last one) - The Sea Captain - now, how romantic does that sound? I was attracted to him at first by overhearing him talk to his grandchildren on the phone - what a character! He can really make me laugh. We went on a vacation to Maine from Virginia, and toured some old cemeteries. He is a neatnik and wants to be placed in a vault and have his children come and clean and dust it all of time. I said I didn't care, any plot would be fine for me. He said he would come and talk to me every day - made me cry. I just knew he was the one for me. We started planning our retirement - which of course is off track now because we have custody of the grandchildren.
Obviously I sure don't know *#@**&**#!.

2. What was your favorite pet in your entire life? And why?
This is a hard one. I would have to say my pomeranin "Randi" Her name was Miranda Cecile. She slept with me, when I was pregnant with my youngest she would only eat soda crackers. We had routines for begging. I bawled for days when she died. I swore not to ever get close to a pet again. But now I have Mika - and she is a real gem.

3. What one thing should you give up? (coke, cookies, computer?)
This a no-brainer. I need to give up playing solitaire on the computer. It is my drug of choice. I don't play on-line. But I can get on for just a few minutes, only one game each of my favorite 3. The next thing I know, it's been 3-4 hours and I haven't accomplished anything at home and missed out on much needed sleep.

4. What is you most embarrassing moment? Ok, at lease name an embarrassing moment.
I'm glad I don't have to name the REAL most embarrassing moment. But I was embarrased when I sent off an insurance payment (late) for our business and forgot to sign the check. The next month, I did the same thing.

5. What is your favorite/most interesting/weirdest job you've ever held?
I would have to say Scalloping with The Captain. It was the most physically hard work I have ever done, but also the most interesting and profitable. I'll have to blog about that experience and share some pictures.

Whew!! That's done - Now to tag you all -- anyone who reads it - consider yourself tagged with these five new questions.

1. What is your fondest childhood memory?
2. What accomplishment are you the most proud of?
3. What is one thing in the past that you did that you are the most ashamed of?
4. What was your worst nightmare?
5. What is your favorite hymn or scripture and why?


Qtpies7 said...

I can see how you got hooked up with dad, aside from the fact that he's terrifically handsome. I always wanted you to get back together with him, but I think Jeannie is a great match for him now.
I was rooting for Hubby #3. I prayed for him to come along, and I was sure that God had put him there for you two to help each other.
I say good riddance to #2, though!
#4 I'm still up in the air about. I never did think it was a good idea, but I think he has what it takes to make you happy, if he'd just learn to get through his own baggage. (I don't believe in getting married while you have baggage, because marraige brings new baggage! I wish I'd known that before I got married)

I loved Randi, too. Except when she got old and would get so excited and pee on my leg. I don't miss that. I do miss her excitement when we sang "Mighty Dog!"
(now, don't you start crying!)

I thought for sure you'd bring up the de-beaking turkeys! That is one nasty job!

Qtpies7 said...

I'll answer your tag in here.
1. I think my favorite childhood memories are linked to Nikki and Dori. The car ride with the "magic" and one time when Debbie was mean to us, Nikki and I hopped the back fence and went to 7-11 and spent all our money on candy and locked ourselves in the bathroom until it was all gone so we wouldn't have to share any with Shane, because Debbie spoiled him and hated us!

2. I really think it is an accomplishement, I am proud of learning to forgive and to love when I've been hurt. I'm also proud of my kids, but that goes without saying!

3. When I was "looking for love in all the wrong places" I let a guy think I was pregnant, even though I didn't know that. I told him I lost the baby, but later he saw me pregnant and I didn't tell him that it wasn't his. Even though it couldn't have been. I did talk to him years later and told him.

4.When I dream of my kids dying and I can't stop it! Mostly drowing deaths. I won't let my kids on the frozen lakes in vehicles!

5. "God can do exceedingly more abundantly than you can think or imagine." I'd have to go searching to find the exact reference. I love it because God gave it to me when I was praying to come to your wedding and I knew there was no way I could do it as quickly as you decided to get married. God told me He could make it happen, and He did!

yofed said...

1. What is your fondest childhood memory?
MY third birthday. I remember my grandfather so clearly, and it was the last time I saw him. My daughter shares his birthday, which makes it even more special.

2. What accomplishment are you the most proud of?
Raising good kids. I am told so often how wonderfully good and polite my son is, that I guess I might possibly have something to do with it. He is such a great helper! But maybe it's just luck. If so, then my greatest accomplishment would be my daughter's birth, at home, 9lbs14oz, in 2 hours, with shoulder dystocia (stucked). That was INTENSE!!!

3. What is one thing in the past that you did that you are the most ashamed of?
There is more then 1 thing I am ashamed of! So I'd say the times when I pretty much lost my mind after being treated badly by a boy and started fooling around with boy I didn't even like. I didn't do it for more then a few months, but it brakes my heart to realize I even did it.

4. What was your worst nightmare?
Loosing my teeth. It's so bad even nightmares about seeing my kids die don't affect me as much when I wake up in the morning!

5. What is your favorite hymn or scripture and why?
From the book of Ecclesiasr. I'm not sure why, but to me it seems like I could apply it more in my daily life! :)
To every thing there is a season, and a time for every purpose under the heavens:
a time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pull up what is planted;
a time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;
a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
a time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
a time to get, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to throw away;
a time to tear, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
a time to love, and a time to hate;
a time of war, and a time of peace.

Qtpies7 said...

Dad was telling me about a time when you loaded up your motorcycles, on in the trunk one in the back seat of the car, to go ride them. And then you ended up on a wild ride through a field??
He also mentioned something about rodeos?