Her blog Mamasalwayswrite is one of my favorite reads. It was even nominated as a 2009 favorite blog by Parent's Pick by Nickelodeon for Favorite blog in Portland, Maine. She's playing a fun little bloggy game called "5 questions"
B, over at Cuttings on a Blog, answered five questions from Sussanah (of Unravelling and Ink on my fingers fame), and offered to send five other questions to anyone who wanted to play. Kathleen at Mamasalwayswrite was next and sent me these questions.
Here are my five questions from Kathleen:
What was your first favorite book?
What summer experience do you recreate every year?
We don't have one of those family traditions where we go the the same beach house or destination vacation every year. We tend to have "little things" that add up as our traditions.
I want them to be happy. I think they will both become mothers, good friends, and hopefully live close enough to me (but not with me) that I can play with them often.
I plan to make this happen by being the best mother that I can be to them so they will want to keep me around and hopefully not stick me in a nursing home too quickly!
I think the Frog Princess will pursue something creative or "artsy" because she is such a natural fountain of creativity. She loves medicine and science, I would not be surprised if she becomes a doctor (she says she would like to be a pediatric emergency room doctor.) I know she also really wants to become a mother and artist. Only time will tell.
As far as the Mini-Saurus goes it's harder to predict since she's only two and her little personality is just coming through as her language is sky-rocketing. I will say that she is the most polite child I have ever met. "Please" and "Thank You" were some of her earliest words. Maybe she'll become the new "Miss Manners" columnist.
When/why did you start writing your blog?
You have a whole day to yourself. What do you do?
Picture a quiet rainy day with the house all to myself. Not down-pour -- just drizzly -- It's my favorite weather since all of the greens are greener and the pavement, tree trunks, and stones look prettier wet.
I would wear jeans and a tank top and spend the morning sipping coffee on my deck under the canopy reading the paper. Then I would move into my art studio, have a big yummy salad for lunch, work on whatever projects I felt like. There would be an excellent mix of music on my ipod.
Ideally, by mid-afternoon a traveling flea market/garage sale filled with wonderful vintage linens and glassware would set up shop on my street so I could just walk over and browse and find some old (new to me) goodies. The dealers would find me to be so charming that they would want to give me everything at a greatly reduced cost.
I would also have an appointment for a facial that would be free of charge so as not to incur any
"budget guilt" on such indulgences.
Then my dear hubby would come home to snuggle up with me and watch a movie (a romantic comedy) We'd have wine and something yummy like pasta for dinner that I didn't have to make. The children would be sleeping over at grammy and grandpa's for the night. We would be able to enjoy some "grown-up time" without little ones in the house and (of course) he would have taken a massage class and would have a massage table set up for my evening rub-down. purrr....