My 25 year-old daughter is a massage therapist and the mother of my beautiful grand-daughter. They live with me, so I get to spoil my grand-daughter and my daughter gets to spoil me. I am the oldest of six children. Our family loves getting together on Sundays and any other chance we get. I have been blessed with a loving, caring, and supportive family.
This was taken as a Mother's Day Gift for my daughter. The book is "I Say a Little Prayer for You", which I gave to my daughter several years ago.
Q: What would you be doing if you weren’t a teacher?
A: I would probably be a librarian. I still have hopes of opening my own small-town bookstore/coffee house, too.
Q: What are your hobbies?
A: Sewing, scrapbooking, arts and crafts, and photography.
Q: When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A: I wanted to be a teacher until I started high school. Then I wanted to be a fashion designer.
Q: What are your guilty pleasures?
A: Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Dr. Pepper, the show; Weeds, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, blogging and blog stalking, my wine of the month club, and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts.
Q: What is your biggest fear?!
A: OMG! Caterpillars, slugs, snails, worms, and driving across long bridges. It's crazy that snakes and flying don't bother me.
Although caterpillars give me the creeps, I couldn't pass up a photo op.
Q: When you’re on vacation, where do you like to go?
A: Quiet, non-commercialized beaches. We would go to the Outerbanks 1-2 times a year when my sister lived there. The waves would put me to sleep at night and drown out the rowdy children during the day, so I could read. I loved watching the dolphins in the mornings, and sitting at the top of the world on Jockey's Ridge. I also love the beautiful waters of the Bahamas. One day I would love to go to Italy.
Q: What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
A: Do something nice for yourself. That's one reason I take off for my birthday every year.
Q: What do you value most in others?
A: Integrity and a sense of humor.
Q: If you could choose one of your personality traits to pass down to your kids, what would it be?
A: My optimism. I try to steer clear of negativity.
Q: If you could have lunch with anyone in the world….living or dead…who would it be?
A: I would love to have lunch with Ron Clark, and spend the rest of the day with him at his school.
I have Ron Clark's book. I was able to hear him speak last March. His energy is contagious.
Now tell us one random thing about yourself:I've been hang-gliding, and would like to do it again. As a matter of fact, I want to learn to fly a plane.