Friday, June 1, 2012

Tag, You're It!

This post written in response to GBE 2 week #54 prompt - self; and also because I was tagged in Blog Tag.

     I haven't played tag since my son was little and he will soon be 39.  Needless to say, I'm a little rusty.  Luckily, the type of tag I was tagged in this week requires absolutely no running, and believe me, that's a good thing.  It wouldn't be pretty if it did!

     I was tagged in Blog Tag by Caroline over at four under 4 (plus two) .   It looks like a fun way to get to know each other so I decided to play along.  Since I am required to tell you several things about myself, it also qualifies for this week's GBE 2 prompt.  Because of the requirements of the game this may prove to be a rather long post and I apologize for that.  Here are the rules of the game (which I lifted from Caroline's post).

     Each per­son must post 11 things about them­selves on their blog. Answer the ques­tions the tag­ger set for you in their post and cre­ate 11 new ques­tions for the peo­ple you tag to answer. You have to choose 11 peo­ple to tag and link them on the post. Go to their page and tell them you have linked him or her. No tag backs.

11 Things about me.  Since I have already shared pretty much my whole life in previous
      posts it was really hard to come up with something I haven't already told you.  

1.   I am the second in line of 4 sisters.  No brothers.

2.   If I could live anywhere in the world I would live on a quiet, private beach.  

3.   I started my blog in August, 2011 while laid up with a broken ankle.  I started it as therapy
      to keep my sanity following the month of July in which I not only broke my ankle but also
      had to deal with the unexpected  death of my mother.

4.  Before I started my blog I had only read one blog, my niece's.  I knew absolutely nothing
     about blogging.

5.   I was a certified EMT serving on our volunteer emergency squad until my first back
      surgery prevented me from re-certifying.

6.   I love flowers.  I wish I could have them everywhere, inside and out.  Unfortunately,
      there is a very good reason I can't.  I have a black thumb and I can kill them quicker
      than I can get them out.

7.   Two of my sisters and I owned a gift shop for 6 years called Three Sisters.

8.   There is nothing I love more than spending time with my family and friends but also enjoy
       my alone time.

9.   Cats or dogs?  I am definitely a cat person.

10.  Seeing a rainbow is a spiritual experience for me.  There is something calming and
        reassuring about the beauty of it.

11.  The legacy I would like to leave behind is to be remembered as a kind person who
        loved her family and friends.  If I accomplish this I will have lived a successful life.

Now for Caroline's questions I am supposed to answer.

1. If you could have supper with any three people, be they currently living or not,
    who would you choose?
    A.  Mark Twain, Mother Teresa, and my grandmother Williams

2. Why?
    A.  Mark Twain because I think his writing and his wit are genius and he would be
          so interesting.  
          Mother Teresa because I so admire her selfless generosity.
          My grandmother because she died when I was only 4 and I never really got to know her.

3. Complete this sentence: The world needs more ______________ in order to be a better place.
     A.  compassion

4. If you won the lottery, what are the first 3 things you would do?
    A.  Hire a financial planner.   Set up a  trust fund for my grandkids.  Take the whole family on
          a vacation.

5. What are three items on your bucket list?
     A.  For Kenneth and I to take a vacation together to a beautiful beach in Florida. (If you've
           read my blog for a while you know Kenneth seldom takes vacations but he does 
           want to go to Florida.)
           Have something I've written published.
           Win the lottery!  (I can dream, can't I?)

 6. If you attended Hogwarts, to which house would you belong?
     A.  I am probably the only person in the world who doesn't know one from the other,
           or even their names for that matter, but I would want to be in the one Hermione is in.

7. If you had to choose only 3 words to describe yourself, what would those 3 words be?
    A.  Loyal, sincere and  compassionate

8. Complete this this sentence: the world needs less/fewer ______________ in order to be a
    better place.
     A.  prejudices

9. Does knowing that someone has had body modifications (tattoos, piercings other than in the
    ears, plastic surgery, etc.) alter your perception/opinion of them?
    A.  No, my opinion of someone is formed based on their words and actions.

10. If you had only one day left to live, how would you spend that time?
      A.  I would want to spend the whole day with my family and closest friends just having a
            good time.

11. What is the most thrilling experience you have ever had? (NOT pertaining to relationships or
       giving  birth.)
       A.  I would have to say going on my first ever cruise and seeing St. Thomas and St. Maartens
             back in January was the most thrilling experience of my life, excluding all family and
             relationship events.

Now it is time for me to tag other bloggers whom I would like to know more about.  Some of you that I would have chosen have already been tagged by Caroline, so Daphne and Kelly, I apologize, but I'm tagging you anyway.  I love you guys and just want to know more about you.  So, here are my taggees.

Daphne at my distant husband
Kelly at Diminishing Gene Pool
Laura at "Stoopin It" In the Suburbs
~k~ at Bloggit Write
Brenda at Fact vs Truth
Jo at My Wandering Mind
Beth at Word Nerd Speaks 
 Kathy at The Giggling Truckers Wife
Amy at From the Mom Cave
Linda at Linda says...
Paps at Thoughts of PAPS

And now for the questions I want you to answer.

1.  Why did you start a blog?
2.  When watching a movie, do you prefer comedy or drama?
3.  What author, dead or living, would you most like to spend an afternoon with?
4.  Describe yourself in 3 words.
5.  What book are you currently or have recently read?
6.  Are you a morning person or a night owl?
7.  What would be your fantasy dream job, excluding writer?
8.  If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
9.  Favorite childhood memory?
10. What one word could change the world if more people believed in it?
11.  What is your biggest pet-peeve?

My apologies that this turned out to be so long, but I think I have fulfilled all my obligations.  My next post I promise to go back to a normal post.  In the meantime, check out Caroline over at four under 4 (plus two).
In the meantime, I can't wait to learn more about some of my favorite bloggers, if they choose to play along. For anyone who chooses not to play along, I promise not to love you any less.  This is fun, but time consuming so play along only if you want.  I hope you will.

Until next time...that's my view.


  1. UGH...I love you and I love your posts and I did really enjoy reading this, BUT I really think I have told everyone everything they wanted to know and much more about me!
    I will play, but not promising to pass it on to 11 more because honestly, I think most of the people I know have already been tagged. And I really don't usually do these, but for YOU, I will sort of participate!

    1. Jo, I know I can always count on you. Thank you for participating so quickly. Love you too! XOXO

  2. I'd bet my bottom dollar that all who know you see you as a kind person, so I think your legacy is all set.

    Oh, and thanks for tagging me!

  3. Thank you Beth. You are a very kind person yourself. You are most welcome.

  4. Enjoyed reading about you. it is always interesting to know different people from different cultures though underneath we all are the same. :) Very nice read.

    1. Thank you. I agree. I love reading about the bloggers I read. It is really interesting.

  5. wow...that must have been tough..losing your mom..hobbling along and then to get kicked with THAT..ugh..i adore you Kat!! ((hugs))

    1. Thank you Brenda. I adore you too!

  6. And now that you blog, can you imagine NOT doing it? Don't you just love cruising? I didn't think I would but my sister forced the family to go on a cruise and I've been hooked ever since. Thanks for sharing ( I hopped over from K's blog.. she spoke so highly of you, I had to come see.

  7. I finally did it--sorry it took me so long!


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