I love this picture. It is so representative of rural life in Iowa. Wide open spaces, railroad tracks, a wind turbine in the distance. Home.
I haven’t forgotten about the blogger challenge through A Little Unhinged. I’ve just been really busy with stuff like, receiving AWARDS (yes, people like me for some reason), not sleeping, and getting ready for the holidays. Now I’m back to finish it up. Today I’m answering all of the questions that I know won’t take a whole blog post to answer. I realized that after we started the challenge that the questions were changed a little, so I may be answering some that aren’t on the list any longer!
What are your fears?
One of my biggest fears is something happening to my children. I have lots of dreams where I’ve lost them. I mean, like I can’t find them. Dreams for me are so strange anyway. I also dream about losing my husband. Now as an ADD person, losing things is highly typical. Just not children.
My other fear is natural disasters-specifically the more weather related ones. I probably am afraid of these because it is something totally beyond my control. My whole life seems beyond my control these days! I actually have legitimate fear of tornadoes. As a child we traveled home to see relatives during tornado season. We were held up during one part of our route, and that turned out to be a good thing. If we had been on schedule we would have been smack dab in the middle of a horrible tornado. It was a scary night-I remember it vividly to this day. The eerie cast to the sky, seeing all the destruction as we drove-telephone poles in the road. And the radio broadcast-the stories they told. One woman got in her bathtub for safety and took a little ride in it.
A few years later when we were living in Maine my mother and I went shopping an hour and a half away from where we lived. On the way back, a fuse went out and we were left in our Toyota in the dark, waiting for my dad to come help us. It was a night of horrific weather with spectacular electrical storms. This was very scary for me, even though we were probably in the safest place that we could be. A lot of it probably had to do with that night in Iowa, but in Maine, thankfully tornadoes are very rare.
I can’t watch those shows about the super volcanoes or about the giant earthquakes or about giant asteroids smashing into the earth. I just can’t! They scare the bejeezus out of me.
What are your hobbies?
I scrapbook. Or at least I used to. Then life got in the way. It was my release. I am hoping getting my printhead ordered tomorrow so I can get back into it. Much like my blogging, it takes up a lot of time because I am a perfectionist about it!
The last couple of questions I saved for last. This is because I am not real technically savvy when it comes to blogging. If I hadn’t hooked up with A Little Unhinged, I’d probably still be walking around like a blindfolded person!
What are a couple of your favorite blog tools that you use?
Top blog tools that I use? Ummmm… a laptop? Maybe I should just say Bonnie Franks, she’s awesome at answering questions and helping you get things figured out on your blog!
Social Networks/Blog Communities that you want others to know you’re a part of.
Social Networks that I am a part of? I have a fan page on Facebook, I use Twitter but not as much as I probably should (it is fun to do what I call “Twitterdropping”, where you read conversations that other people have on there.) I have a Pinterest account that I’ve had for a long time, I just haven’t quite figured out how to link up to it yet. I’ve joined SITS. I’ve done a couple of Blog Hops. I have an account on BlogHer and Networked Blogs. I’m a member of the Bearded Iris’s #PMSClub on Twitter, does that count? I created an account on Circle of Moms, but haven’t done anything else with it. I have an account with SparkPeople through my other blog, Aluminum Girl, that I NEED to do more with but haven’t. If you know of a social community that I SHOULD be a member of, or you WANT me to be a member of, please feel free to tell me about it!
And that’s all I’ve got for this challenge. It’s been a lot of fun sharing. It has also really helped me out-I’ve been inspired to change my blog to work better for me, and am trying to implement some changes that will help all of us connect better. I have icons to load on there, and I am trying to make a blogroll on my sidebar that includes the blogs I read every day, not just the WordPress ones! I like giving credit to people who have great blogs!
If you haven’t been participating in the challenge and want to, there’s plenty of time! I couldn’t get the button right on my blog, but you can click on the link to A Little Unhinged and it will take you to the page where you can get going on it.
I hope you have enjoyed reading all of this! 😀 I leave you with this:
ALL THE CHALLENGE POSTS RIGHT HERE!:
This Could Be Fun: I’m Doing The 15 Day Getting To Know The Blogger Challenge, Where I Grew Up, Favorite Childhood Memories, School, Work, Life, Friends, Family, Goals, The Why and the What, The Top Posts, The Blogs I Visit