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rhonda

Hang in there:) Crying is perfectly acceptable. Praying for you all!

Pam Romo

What color are your socks right now? (none - not a big sock-wearer)

What are you listening to right now? (fans running)

What was the last thing you ate? (chocolate donut and coffee)

Can you drive a stick? (not sure - it's been 20 years....)

Last person you spoke to on the phone? (my neighbor)

How old are you today? (53 today - it's my birthday)

What is your favorite sport to watch on TV? (none - but I do like some sports live)

What is your favorite drink? (definitely coffee in the morning, and then iced tea)

Have you ever dyed your hair? (every 3 weeks!)

Favorite food? (pizza and chocolate chip cookies)

What is the last movie you watched? (Knight and Day)

Favorite day of the year? (Christmas)

How do you vent anger? (exactly the same as you - quiet, followed by yelling, some scribbling. And tears.)

What was your favorite toy as a child? (my dolls)

Favorite Season? (Summer, because I teach, and have always had summers off)

Cherries (cherries)

Living situation? (living in the home my husband and I bought when I was 21)

When was the last time you cried? (last night)

What is on the floor of your closet right (a lot! Files....Boxes...Sewing basket...)

What are you most afraid of? (failure...I hate doing the wrong thing)

Plain, cheese, or spicy hamburgers? (cheese)

Favorite dog breed? (golder retriever)

Favorite day of the week? (Sunday - it's often pajama day)

How many states have you lived in? (California and South Dakota)

Diamonds or pearls? (diamonds)

What is your favorite flower? (orchids, hydrangeas, gerbera daisies)

Did you get an H1N1 vaccine? (I did...)

Kate

I did it! It's on my blog

Rachel

What color are your socks right now? White. I love wearing socks. But generally I only like white cotton ones that don't wrinkle.

What are you listening to right now? Silence.

What was the last thing you ate? Yogurt and a toaster biscuit.

Can you drive a stick? Yep. Do so pretty much every day and that's all I've ever driven.

Last person you spoke to on the phone? My quasi dad.

How old are you today? 33

What is your favorite sport to watch on TV? Lakers!!!!!!!

What is your favorite drink? Iced tea or water is pretty much all I drink anymore.

Have you ever dyed your hair? Yes. Many times. Currently it's a dark brown. I like it better than my normal color (lightish medium brown)

Favorite food? Depends on the day.

What is the last movie you watched? Toy Story 3

Favorite day of the year? Christmas

How do you vent anger? Quiet. Yell in my head. Maybe tears.

What was your favorite toy as a child? My dolls

Favorite Season? Fall.

Cherries or Blueberries? Cherries

Living situation? Live in a house I bought.

When was the last time you cried? Don't remember

What is on the floor of your closet right now? Shoes

What are you most afraid of? Failure. Fear itself. And being alone.

Plain, cheese, or spicy hamburgers?cheese

Favorite dog breed? Lab

Favorite day of the week? Sunday.

How many states have you lived in? California. Colorado.

Diamonds or pearls? Both.

What is your favorite flower?  Daisies.Roses.

Did you get an H1N1 vaccine? No.

Kimberly

What color are your socks right now? Bearfoot

What are you listening to right now? History channel

What was the last thing you ate? Chocolate Bread from Breadsmith

Can you drive a stick? yes

Last person you spoke to on the phone? my sister...hurricane alex is hitting where they are on vacation!
How old are you today? 39

What is your favorite sport to watch on TV? the Olympics.

What is your favorite drink? Strong Coffee and red wine

Have you ever dyed your hair? Yes the gray on the edges...matches my rest of my head

Favorite food? brats and cheese curds I am on vacation in Wisconsin

What is the last movie you watched? Can't even remember...want to see Toy Story 3

Favorite day of the year? Anyday I am on a date with my husband

How do you vent anger? quiet then try and talk

What was your favorite toy as a child? Tonka van wtih a pop up trailor with a family

Favorite Season? Spring

Cherries or Blueberries? Both

Living situation? Own a home in Houston TX...but on vacation for month in Green Bay WI

When was the last time you cried? Can't remember...been holding it together for the kids...daddy has been gone a month in Ghana, Africa

What is on the floor of your closet right now? Hopefully nothing...since I am gone and the cleaning lady cleaned.

What are you most afraid of? Failing in raising my kids...to be healthy...I always pray my sin has a minimal effect on them.

Plain, cheese, or spicy hamburgers? Juicey

Favorite dog breed? Not a animal person

Favorite day of the week? Saturday...family and To DO LIST

How many states have you lived in? Wisconsin, Indiana, Virgina, Oregon, ST. Thomas USVI, Texas
Diamonds or pearls? Both.

What is your favorite flower? Gardinas Hydrangeas

Did you get an H1N1 vaccine? No

MidwesternChica

Nice break in the day to play along.

Holly @ Crownlaiddown

My eyes are all bloodshot from computer work today, so I will answer two questions.

PICNIC? YES!!
I don't know how to drive a stick shift...so, if someone's life depended on it, they would not make it.

Praying for you, friend! And ANXIOUS to see you again...as I said, I have a few thoughts and things floating in my mind for you!

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