Monday, January 16, 2017

The Ten Random Questions Tag

I was tagged by Marissa at Hidden Treasures for the Ten Random Questions Tag.
Here it goes!

#1 What is your favorite snack food?

Well...Hmm... This one is hard, I don't eat a whole lot of snacks these days.
But I would probably say celery with peanut butter?? I think... :P
or...a plate of cheese,, fresh veggies and ranch.

#2 Who is your favorite author and why?

I don't really have a favorite author. I love so many and it is hard to choose just one.
I'll say Louis L'Amour, but not his westerns. I LOVE his depth and insight. I love the romance in his words, how his stories unfold as if it were you experiencing everything with the character. My favorite books would be Last of the Breed ,Sackett's Land, Jubal Sackett  and Fair Blows the Wind.  But I am not saying I don't like his westerns at all, just saying that his westerns aren't my favorites.

#3 If you had to change your first name, what would it be?

I always wanted to be Anne (for Anne Shirley) or Loretta (for Loretta Lynn :P). I hated my name when I was little and still wish it was something more "normal".

#4 What is your first memory?

I think my earliest memory would be playing with my nephew Colten on some exercising equipment, I remember looking down as I tried to crawl across part of it (I don't know what it was.. ). I think Colten got hurt because I remember my mom and sister Mindy running in and picking us up. I remember being quite upset that we couldn't play anymore.

#5 What is something you're passionate about?

I love baking and cooking! I love experimenting in the kitchen. Trying new recipes, making up recipes and just seeing if I can make it "better" than before. I especially love old "historical" recipes that make me feel like I am experiencing something from the past. Kneading bread dough helps me relieve stress, so I often would bake when I was feeling anxious (I don't bake very often right now). I dream of opening a bakery where I can sell different kinds of healthy and allergy-free bread. Special sweets and just a big mix of items.

#6 If you were to move from where you live, where would it be?

I think either Idaho or Eastern Oregon. All for different reasons... hehe.

I am attached to Oregon, the place I grew up. I love the long dry summers and the snowy winters. I love the mountains, the trees, the wildflowers and just about everything about it! Well...not the rattlesnakes or bees, but those I am used to. I think I would want to live there over anywhere else.

Idaho because it (law-wise) is the ideal place to raise a family. What I have seen of Northern Idaho reminds me of Eastern Oregon some, but I don't like Southern Idaho much. I dream of buying a small farm (when/if I get married) near a small town and raise my children there. I want to live almost solely off the land because that is just what I've dreamed about my whole life. I want my children to have memories like mine, of growing up barefoot in the mountains with no care in the world.

#7 What is your dream vacation?

It would be the same as Marissa, a paid trip around the world.
Ideally I would  like to spend a LOT of time at places around the world studying everything about them. Hehe!

#8 Where is your favorite hangout place?

Elisa and Leon's... :P I love spending evenings there, going there after church or for a BBQ in the summer. It has always been my second home. I also enjoy going out to Shari's for coffee or breakfast with my friends.

#9 Favorite style of music?

I love most music between 1900-1960's and some select singers from 1980-2000. I love old songs recorded during WWI, the Depression and WWII. I love the old Jazz/Swing. I love the crooners (Bing Crosby, anyone?!). I love old country. I love classic rock. Such a variety!

#10 Do you read more than one book at a time?

Umm... I start more than one book at a time??? I usually then choose one and read it through before continuing with the others I've started.  Through the years I have started so many any still haven't picked them all back up again! Right now I have three books on my "nightstand" that I am reading and two I am reading aloud to Marissa, the other is Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis. I have taken awhile to read that as I tend to ponder on it quite a bit. As I am reading those I have read other books on the side. So I supposed the answer would be yes... :P

I don't feel like tagging anyone or change the questions as it already has taken me awhile to write this. So if you want to do it go ahead and use the same questions if you like.. ;)

<3 Marita


  1. As I am sitting here I am eating dried pears, I would say they are a favorite snack! :P

  2. haha! I loved this post! <3

    Eastern Oregon! *sigh*

    I have come to find out that Louis L'Amour is THE BEST writer ever. Period. ;P

  3. These are fun posts to read :) Enjoyed it all!!!

  4. *panic* *pass out* *choking* *not breathing*
    I just do not understand how you don't like westerns?! They are like.. my entire life!
    But hey, that's ok. *giggle*

    Eastern Oregon *sigh* LOVE.

    Enjoyed this a lot!

  5. Enjoyed 😊 I think you and Colten were somewheres around 10-12 months old when that happened and yes Colten had gotten hurt πŸ˜‰

  6. Same here. I don't really have a favorite author. I enjoy such a wide variety of books. :)

    1. Ok, so maybe not a variety of books so much as variety of authors. ;)

  7. I enjoyed this post! :P I LOVE having you come over!
    Been missing you though ;)