Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Blog Party with Abigail Kraft

I've been having a lot of fun lately reading different blogs. There are some that really inspire me, some that make me laugh, many that leave me challenged. One family I particularly enjoy is the Krafts. They're the kind of people I wouldn't mind having as neighbors. I think it would be a blast to just sit down over a cup of Starbucks coffee with Lynnette and her daughter Abigail, and just spend an afternoon chatting. I believe my son Joshua and Jared Kraft would have a blast at the piano together, playing and composing together.

This week Abigail is having a blog party. Having never participated in a blog party before, or even knowing what it was, I had some homework to do. After perusing some of the partygoers' blogs, I got the idea. So without any further ado . . . here's my addition to the fun.

1. What's your favorite time of the day, and why?
For me it would have to be the moment my husband walks through the door after work! I love it when he comes home. He always hugs and kisses me and lets me know he's happy to be with me. My hubby brings sanity back into my life after a day of home schooling my children while also trying to work from home.

2. If health wasn't an issue, what food could you live off of?
Because of the idea that health isn't an issue, I naturally think of fun foods like cheesecake, brownies, chocolate chip raisin cookies, and decadent chocolate cake. But I'm very practical, and I know those sugary foods would get boring after just a few days--or even only one--if that's all I was able to eat. So I'm going to pick a salad since it can be varied every single time. New ingredients tossed in at each meal. I think fresh, green salad would be great, especially with avocados!

3. If you could have one wish granted (besides wishing for more wishes), what would it be?
A clutter-free, tidy, organized, beautifully decorated, and downright cute house with my very own craft room! When we moved into our home, we only had two little boys (1 & 3 yrs old). Within one year, my daughter was born. My guest/craft room was turned into a little girl's room. Now I have no place to put my scrapbooking materials! They get moved from corner to corner, further contributing to the clutter in my home.

Don't you just love this scrapbooking room?

4. What's one thing that you get teased about a lot?
I tell looooooooong stories! I cannot tell the abbreviated version without thinking I've neglected the most important part. The listener must have all the details and the background to fully understand. One time I told a friend about a two-hour movie; it took me almost three hours to tell her about it. Now don't get me wrong. I know how to tell the abridged version as well, but it's just not as fun. On the receiving end, however, I love a long story just as long as I know the bottom line first. I need to know where you're going with the story so I can put all the details into the right perspective. Fortunately, my husband understands this about me.

5. If you could choose one movie, book, or TV show to spend your life in, which would you pick? What type of character would you be?
I think it would have been wonderful to be Priscilla in the Book of Acts. She worked alongside her husband making tents, had a ministry from her home, helped train disciples, and lived during the explosion of the early Christian Church. She and her husband knew Paul and assisted in his ministry and helped train Apollos. Wow! Now she was a woman that God used mightily!

6. If you could have one talent that you don't already have, what would it be?
I wish I had never stopped taking piano lessons. I can plink out the melody line from sheet music, but I cannot really play. All three of my children are learning, and we've got some beautiful music in our home as a result. Music is truly an expression of the soul, and sometimes my soul just wants to express itself.

7. If money were no object, where would you go on vacation?
Europe, especially to Germany, the Czech Republic, and the British Isles. My mother-in-law has taught English in the Czech Republic off and on for the past 16 years, and we have yet to see the places that she fell in love with over there. I traveled in Europe for five weeks in 1988, and my husband and I dream about going there together some day.

8. If you were an awesome singer, which genre would you sing?
Country-gospel . . . it's the style I veer toward when I'm singing. My choir director has had to remind me about that on more than one occasion.

9. If you could have a $10,000 shopping spree to one store, what would it be?
I really liked the idea of since we can buy just about anything there.
If it had to be a brick-and-mortar store, then it would be Home Depot so we could do some work toward #3 above.

10. If you could live in any point in time, when would it be?
The not-so-distant future. The exact moment when we hear the trumpet call:

"For the Lord Himself
will come down from heaven,
with a loud command,
with the voice of the archangel
and with the trumpet call of God,
and the dead in Christ will rise first.
After that, we who are still alive
and are left will be caught up together
with them in the clouds
to meet the Lord in the air.
And so we will be with the Lord forever."
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17

11. If every outfit in your wardrobe had to be one color, what would it be?

All shades of BLUE . . . from teal to violet,

and everything in between.

12. If you were one of the seven dwarves, which one would you be?
(Doc, Grumpy, Sneezy, Sleepy, Bashful, Happy, or Dopey)
This is a hard one because I can identify with almost all of them. I could see myself as Doc because he was a take charge kind of guy, an organizer; that's me! I tend to be Grumpy way too often, and lately I have been very Sneezy due to a cold. Oh, yes! And yet Sleepy is my name because I love to sleep in, and when my thyroid plummeted following my daughter's birth, all I did was sleep! Even though my hair has gotten darker with age, I am a true blonde at heart, and so I can be extremely Dopey in that I look at things very literally and am absentminded now and then. (I love blonde jokes, by the way!) When I get to spend time with my friends, alone with my husband, or with my children teaching, I am definitely Happy! I guess that leaves Bashful, which is just not me!

13. What's the last album you listened to?

14. What's something we'd be surprised to know about you?
I used to drive a motorcycle in my single days. It only cost me $350 at the time used and was a very economical way to get around in the late 70's when there was a gas crisis going on.

Well, that's me! Head on over to Abigail's blog for more party fun, and find a blog you just might connect with.

For the family,

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