Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Old School Blogging / 12 Questions

Are you young at heart or an old soul?
I'm kind of a mix of both, but I'd have to say I am more young at heart.  I don't think I'm too old for just about anything except maybe a bikini.

Tell me about a movie/book that has changed your life.

I don't know that I would say it changed my life, but the book that made a big impression on me was The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch.  If you haven't read it, it's a great read.  I bet I look at it every few months and have lots of things in it highlighted.  It's about a man who is dying from cancer and his life lessons.  While it probably sounds sad and morbid, it truly isn't.  It's amazingly uplifting.  He was an inspiring man.

Would you like to reconnect with any friends you’ve lost contact with?

Facebook has been a great tool in reconnecting with old friends, but I do have one friend that I miss and would like to see again.  We were really good friends in school through about 9th or 10th grade.  Oddly enough, her name was Nancy too.

Where was your favorite place to go when you were a little kid?

I loved going to my grandma's house about an hour away and spending a week with her in the summer.  I had cousins there that I never saw often enough and we had so much fun together.  Such good memories.

Do you enjoy being with only one or two friends, or with a large group of people?

That really depends on my mood.  I can go either way, but it seems like the older I get, the more I like smaller groups of just a few people.

What’s your “quirkiest” habit?
Wow, this is a tough one.  Maybe going back to check and make sure I turned off the straightener in the morning even when I am sure I did?

What part of the past year sticks out in your mind?

Definitely my trip to Arizona with my youngest daughter.  We left her dad (my husband) and her fianc√© home and went on an adventure together before she gets married in July.  We had an amazing time and made some pretty terrific memories.
What do you use more often: your intuition or logical reasoning?
Hands down it's intuition.  I'm a logical person, but I don't usually take the time to sit and reason things out. 

Where is your favorite place to go out and eat?
Locally, it's a place called Craft House.  They have a salad there that I absolutely love.
If we are going into Chicago, there is a place we like called Sweetwater Tavern.  They have the best fish tacos ever.

What was the last song that was stuck in your head?

Uptown Funk and thank you for asking because now it will be stuck there again.

What is your ethnic heritage?

Polish, Polish and more Polish!  I can make awesome stuffed cabbage and sausage and kraut.

Give me the story of your life in six words.

A life well lived and loved!!

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  1. Do you live in Illinois? I grew up in Illinois! My parents still live there. I love Chicago. That is so fun you took a mom/daughter trip. And yes the group versus few friends definitely depends on my mood too.

    1. I live in northwest Indiana, but love to take the train into the city. It's only about an hour ride.

  2. Nancy, I could eat that salad right off your screen! Looks so good! And I love that you're polish. One of my aunts is polish and she made great food! And yes, that darn Uptown Funk is SO catchy!

    That book does sound really good. :)

  3. Arizona is incredible - love that picture :)


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