Friday, September 24, 2010

Eight Questions . . .

Barbara at Stray Thoughts tagged me for this 8 Questions meme. She asks 8 questions, I answer them, propose 8 new questions, then tag 8 other bloggers to answer my questions. Here are Barbara's questions:

1. What do you is the greatest benefit you receive from blogging? Definitely meeting so many people. I have been blessed by comments, emails, and real-life meetings with people I'd never have known other than through blogging!

2. What was your childhood nickname? How did you get it? Are you still called that now? (Oops — I guess that’s three in one!) My mother's family all called me Susie (obviously from my name, Susan!). The only ones left who call me that are my two uncles and their wives. My mother called me Susie Q, Doodly, or Doodlebug when I was little, but stopped as I grew older, so none of those stuck. I don't know why she called me the last two. Probably the same reason I call Beth Lucy. Just because.

3. Miracle Whip or mayonnaise? Definitely mayonnaise! Miracle Whip tastes too sweet to me.

4. What is your favorite season and why? I love fall because of the rich colors and the cooler weather. My least favorite season is summer - I just can't handle the heat - so fall is always welcome to me!

5. When you are sick, do you like a lot of attention and pampering, or do you like to be left alone? Oh, I love to be pampered and waited on hand and foot! LOL But my husband doesn't like to be pampered when he's sick, so he thinks he's taking very good care of me by leaving me alone! :-/ Fortunately, neither of us is sick very often, so we don't have to worry about it too much.

6. Share one pleasant childhood memory. Making homemade ice cream! My dad loves homemade ice cream, so we made it at every opportunity - our favorite flavors to make were strawberry and banana. We had an old-fashioned crank churn, and I always got to churn till the ice cream started getting firm, when my dad would take over. Once, my dad had just gotten his huge bowl of ice cream - I'm talking a serving bowl here - and settled into his folding lawn chair to enjoy it. The chair folded up on him and he began to fall. He ended up flipping backwards out of the chair and the chair went flying  . . . but Daddy didn't spill one drop of that ice cream! :D

7. Share a time a hymn ministered to you in a special way. This song is technically not a hymn, but it blessed me so much when I sang it! For years, I wrestled with doubts about my salvation, and finally, on March 8, 1993, I truly trusted Christ as my Savior. We were already active in our church, and one of our activities was singing in a quartet with our pastor's wife and the song leader. The song we sang within a couple of weeks after I got saved was It Is Finished. The last verse says, "Yet in my heart, the battle was raging; not all prisoners of war had gone home. They were battlefields of my own making. I didn't know that the war had been won. Then I heard that the King of the Ages had fought all the battles for me; and victory was mine for the claiming, and now, praise His name, I am free!" Then we went into the chorus - "It is finished! The battle is over . . . " All I could do was cry as we sang that verse and chorus! I think that's the most deeply I've been moved by any song in my life.

8. Describe your favorite coffee mug (or show us a photo of it). Why do you like it? My favorite one right now is the stainless steel thermal cup that came with our one-cup coffee maker. It holds about 2 cups of coffee and has a rubber handle and bottom on it. It's not pretty, but it keeps my coffee hot for a lot longer than a regular cup! And I can't get Blogger to upload any pictures. Some new way of doing it that doesn't work! Grrrrr . . . .

Now for my 8 questions . . .

1. What is your favorite main dish to eat or to cook?

2. What was your favorite pet, anytime in your life?

3. Do you have any unreasonable fears?

4. What do you love most about your spouse?

5. Are you more of a leader or a follower?

6. What is your favorite book of the Bible?

7. Is there a hobby or skill you'd like to learn but have never done it, for whatever reason?

8. What is your decorating style?

I tag these 8 people, if you don't mind participating. Leave me a comment and let me know if you play along!

Melody, Sharon, Deborah, Kami, Tammy, Aliene, Bren, Kelly


  1. Great questions! Almost makes me want to do this again! I definitely feel more comfortable following, but God has put me in leadership a few times and I can do it by His grace. I've always wanted to learn how to paint (decoratively, not house painting), play the piano and the cello.

    Loved the ice cream and hymn stories! And it seems almost everyone who has answered has said they are the opposite of their husbands in how they want to be treated when sick. I very much prefer to be left alone. Jim is kind of in between.

  2. The ice cream story really cracked me up - I could just picture it happening in my mind. It sounds like something that would happen around here.

    This has been fun to read. Thanks for tagging me! I'd love to do the meme. The only problem is some of the people I'd normally tag declare their blogs "tag free zones" - so I'm not sure I can find a full 8......we'll see.

  3. Wow! It's my first time to be tagged on one of these things! It sounds like fun, so I'll give it a try. ( Not sure I can figure out how to tag others, I am still learning how to do this stuff )
    ;)Thanks for thinking of me.

  4. Feel free to do it again, Barbara! ;) Beth loves the cello and says she'd like to learn to play it someday. She's very tall, so I think it's one instrument that doesn't feel too small to her. I wonder why most of us marry such opposites, even on things like how we like to be taken care of when we're sick?!

    Melody ~ My dad takes his ice cream very seriously! I had a really hard time finding 8 people to tag, too. I was beginning to think I was going to just have to give up on it. I'm looking forward to reading your answers.

    Tammy ~ It's not hard to tag someone. I just typed the name of the blogger, then highlighted it, clicked on Link at the top of the compose window, and pasted the link to their blog in the space for the link in the dialog box. Have fun with it!

  5. I haven't done a meme in ages...I'll play along...just not sure when I'll get it done. I'll let you know!

  6. These were fun to read Susan..I know I wasn't tagged..but can I go ahead and do this one, next week?....I have a sister named, Susan...we still all call her Susie so it is weird when I hear someone call her Susan...

  7. Deborah ~ Whenever you have time - or even if you have no time or interest - not a huge deal!

    Deby ~ I can't imagine being called Susie. A few people have tried, but it never stuck other than with my uncles. You are more than welcome to play along! :)

  8. Hi Susan, I've posted mine....want to do it again!?


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