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Do you prefer eating foods with nuts or no nuts?
I like it either way. I have to be picky about the nuts that I eat. I went my whole life loving cashews (and still love them!), then, a few years ago, I had an allergic reaction. Now, I’m scared to eat them. My lips swelled up really huge, cracked open, got all oozy and stinky and it was just a horrible mess. I love pecans, almonds, and peanuts, and a host of other nuts, too. I sometimes like pecans on a banana split, but only if they are not over-toasted. I don’t like them with a bitter taste.
If someone made a movie of your life would it be a drama, a comedy, a romantic-comedy, action film, or science fiction?
They already have, at least, in part. “It’s A Wonderful Life” is, in many parts, a story of my life, too. George Bailey had big plans and things kept changing them. He felt trapped in his hometown of Bedford Falls and wanted to go out and see the world. I felt trapped in my hometown in Anderson County, South Carolina. I wanted to go out and see something new, do things I’d never done before. In that, I guess I did better – on the surface – than George because I left South Carolina and came to Texas. However, on the surface is where it stops. Sometimes we find out what we really want, where home really is, when we no longer have it anymore.
My life has always been full of drama, including the day that I was born. My mama and my aunt (mama’s oldest sister who was also pregnant at the time) were out on a walk. My mama fell into a hole, which put her into labor. My mama had no preparation for childbirth, as I understand it. She was terrified beyond belief and fought it. Her blood pressure went through the roof and she passed out. When she woke up, she had no clue whether I had been born or not. She was scared my aunt was going to tell her that I was still in there. Thankfully, for us both, I had been born while she was passed out. We spent the next two weeks in the hospital because she was sick and I was born sick and at least a month early. When it was time for Daddy to pick us up, the hospital wanted money that he didn’t have before they would release us from the hospital. He couldn’t pay them, so he told the hospital that they could take care of us better than he could, so he’d just leave us there. NOTE: I am not writing this from a hospital nursery. 🙂
Who talks real sense to you?
My daddy was right on a lot of things that I didn’t give him credit for back when I was a kid. My best friend, who I call “Sis”, is a wise woman and a great guide. My grandparents made sense to me. In a lot of ways, David makes sense to me. In others, well, he’s a boy and boys have cooties!
Do you have a favorite board game?
I love to play Scrabble! I also enjoyed Chinese Checkers and Parcheesi, which I often played with my Grandma Spence. She loved to play games. I like Monopoly fine, especially the My Little Pony version the kids have. Scrabble, though, is my most favorite. I love words. 🙂
Optional Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
I am thankful that we had both of our girls here for Thanksgiving and wish that Davey could have been here, too. I am thankful that our 700+ miles of driving last week were, for the most part, uneventful. We had safe trips in both directions. Our oldest daughter got some potential good news and we’re waiting to see how that goes for her. I am grateful for the happiness that this brought her.
I am looking forward to getting caught back up with my blogging stuff. I am way behind on everything and haven’t been able to visit the blogs of others like I should. I will try to make up for that this week, y’all!
I am also looking forward to figuring out what I am going to post for my post-a-day goal in December! At the moment I have NO CLUE!