Monday, November 02, 2009

Ask Me Anything Answers - Part Three!

It's time for the third installment of my Ask Me Anything answers.

Are you ready?

Because I'm ready.

These questions come from Erica from JOYous Jabberings.

1. What is your all time favourite snack?

I love cookies. Soft chocolate chip cookies are my favourites. Hard ones are not as enjoyable in my opinion. I love peanut butter cookies too. Hard or soft, it doesn't matter because I love them with all of my heart. I used to hate them but not now, my friends.

2. What do you like to do to relax?

I enjoy blogging and reading other people's blogs. There are some truly great blogs out there! I like reading and watching tv in bed.

3. What household chore do you despise the most?

I hate, hate, HATE washing floors. In case you missed that, I HATE it.

4. What do you love most about being Canadian? (coming from a fellow Canadian)

Free health care! And the fact that we are loved no matter where we go.

5. What is your favourite movie?

I love Father of the Bride 1 & 2 and I couldn't possibly admit to the number of times I've watched them. I adore Pride and Prejudice and I love Mr. Darcy like you wouldn't believe. It doesn't matter how often I watch this movie, I still get sucked in and cry at the the same parts.

Thanks Erica!

Next up...Jackie from A Step At A Time!

How has the Lord amazed you recently?

Great question, Jackie. I've typed my answer a few times but it just isn't coming out the way I want to express it. I'd love to be eloquent and reverent and what-all, but I'm just still so blown away by Him, so I'll just spit it out.

I spent most of this year feeling resentful that Ian was laid off and I had to go back to work. I'd love to say that I was gracious and selfless but I wasn't. I was angry and I cried a lot. I felt a lot of fear and uncertainty about the future. I doubted that God really cared about me, because if He did, surely He wouldn't let so much stuff happen to us. I almost let go and walked away from Him. Almost. Even in the midst of my feelings, I clung to His promises in the Bible. That He intended good for me.

A few weeks ago He answered one of my prayers. I won't go into detail on it here and I hope you will forgive me for that. For me, this is huge. He has shown me that even though I doubted, even though I raged against Him and stopped praying and all but let go, He showed me that He cares about the deepest desires of my heart and that He wants His best for me. He showed me that there is nowhere I can go where He isn't.

I'm slowly making my way back and He and I are growing closer. I missed Him and I think He missed me too. I feel a lot of shame for doubting Him like I did.

Now we are faced with a new situation, an uncertain future. I am scared, but I am trusting in Him. Whatever happens, He has us.

Thanks Jackie!

Tamara from The(Un)Experienced Mom asked me what got me into blogging. I answered that question for The Pineapple Princess here.

Thanks Tamara!

Amanda from Belli's Place - Living Life With Larsen's asked:

I always hear a lot of animosity from people in other countries towards Americans. What do you think are American's biggest downfalls? What are some stereotypes that people from Canada think about America?

Tough one, Amanda. Can I plead the fifth here? Please??

I am not politically savvy, so I don't think I will answer this very well and will possibly alienate some of my American readers here so I apologize in advance.

I think the biggest downfalls are moral ones: Abortion, same-sex marriage, owning firearms, if it feels good do it, taking God out of the classrooms, the death penalty, euthanasia. Everything is permissible and it's frightening because Canada goes along with whatever the US does.

I don't know what all Canadians think about Americans, I can only say what I think. I think that Bush was a very ill-advised and dangerous man. I think that America bullies other countries. I think the purpose of your troops - and ours - going to Afghanistan and Iraq is long over and they need to pull out.

That (poorly) said, I love your Walmarts. And Target is pretty good too.

Thanks Amanda! (I think!)

And last but not least, Mindi asked:

1. What is your favorite book and why?

I love The First Time, by Joy Fielding. There aren't many books that truly move me, but this one sure did. The first time I read it I was on vacation and I couldn't put it down. I was in the bathroom, sitting on the side of the tub reading it at 3am until it was finished. And I cried like a baby. I even sent an email to the author telling her how much I loved her book and I never write fan letters. The characters were so real and I was pulled right into the storyline and I felt invested in what happened. It's a lovely book and I recommend it highly.

2. What is your favorite thing to cook?

Turkey. There's just something about the effort that goes into cleaning it out, stuffing it, basting it and carving it that I love. I love a nicely browned bird.

And let's face it...I love eating it too.

3. What was your biggest splurge! Ridiculous amount of money for SOMETHING. (Like a Ralph Lauren sweater or something silly like that :)

Back in the day when I was in highschool I desperately wanted something from a store called le Chateau, and I ended up buying a pair of low black heels with uber pointy toes for $80.00 They were really, really pointy and my toes hurt whenever I wore them. But man did I feel stylish.

Thanks Mindi!

Well, that's a wrap! Thank you so much to everyone who asked me questions! I love that you enjoy my blog enough to keep coming back to read!



  1. I loved your answer!!! And I completely and totally agreed with it!

  2. Good answers! I cant say I would have been as tactful :)

  3. Thank you Kate! I love reading your answers, you crack me up! I'm going to have to go out and purchase 'The First Time' now!

  4. Good answers! I thought I was the only one who loves both Father of the Bride movies! Smiles to you today:)

  5. A good read, as always!!!