I’ve been tagged by the wonderful blog All Things Southern and Preppy to answer a few questions. She is a kindred spirit because we are both members of that very unique, sometimes bossy, usually opinionated group: retired high school English teachers.
Give us a list of 10 simple questions, and you are probably going to get more than you may have expected.
1. Who is your style icon?
My three daughters, without a doubt- I have shared before about their wordless looks of “No, Mother,” when I have held up something that I think is really cute, but I keep trying because their approval is hard to beat.
2. What is your favorite socialite lit book?
If this counts, I love anything by Julia Reed, a writer for Vogue ,who has written several wonderful books about growing up in the south and the cooking and entertaining that entails. Her tales about funeral food and chafing dishes are great.
3. Favorite party theme?
Anything based on one simple premise: what can I do to knock their socks off and use all of my dishes?
4. Go to Halloween costume?
I’m not wild about Halloween costumes that make you look worse than you did before you put it on.
5. Extravagance you cannot live without?
I have simple needs: Ross, TJ Maxx, Marshalls, flea markets, junk stores, my yard.
6. Living person you admire?
Anyone who wakes up each day with a sweet and generous spirit and does the next right thing- even when they don’t feel like it.
7. Greatest Fear?
At this point in my life, with all of its glorious attention deficit distractions, it is the flavor of the day: Where are my keys? What causes vertigo? Are all of my loved ones safe and sound? Why did I walk into this room? What if my new plants die while I am out of town? Is it so wrong to just want to be in my house? What can I write about today?
8. Trait you dislike in yourself?
Thinking I can read people’s minds.
9. Which talent would you most like to have?
I would like to sing like Aretha and feel comfortable making small talk at social gatherings.
10. Greatest Achievement?
Aside from the blessings of a loving, generous husband who makes me laugh every single day, a God in my life that rolls his eyes and has a sense of humor, the wonder that my three daughters are mine, and the fact that I have 2- count them 2- to die for grandsons,
it would have to be suiting up and showing up with my game face on and my brain cells crashing ,while I faced a room full of 30 high school students, multiple times a day, for 30 plus years, trying to inspire them to snap out of it and think, read, and write for themselves, all the while wondering where we were going to go for lunch.
If you are reading this, I invite you to create your own list and post it for all to see.
Plus- I would like to give a shout out to 3 South Texas bloggers who happen to be good friends, and this is an invitation for them to do so as well!
Karen @ Ladybug Creek
JB@ JB’s Jibberish
Nancy @ Nancy’s Notes