Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Ten on Tuesday

1. What is your favorite breakfast pastry?

To be honest...I'm not a big pastry fan. Especially if it has any filling in it -yyyyuck! I freak out if I bite into something and some mound of "goo" comes squirting out of it.

But if I'm going to have something, it would be monkey bread.

2. Were you ever in a Thanksgiving or Christmas play?
Oh jeez. PTSD here. When I was in ?1st? grade (something like that) - our church did the annyual Christmas Nativity play for the Children's mass.

ALL the little girls in my class got to be angels. Pretty white dresses. Wings. Their mom's probably curled their hair.

They had me dress as....I don't even KNOW what I was??!! I wore an all-black cloak. With a hood. Maybe I was a sheppard? I felt like the fricking grim-reaper. On Christmas. Me and one other girl had to do this. It was purely devastating. My teacher must not have liked me very much. :-(
3. What is your favorite clothing accessory?
Definitely scarves! I also like belts - but not for the "fashion" reason...I like those for their neccessity in keeping my pants on my waist....I cannot wear jeans without one.
4. What is your favorite item of clothing?
Sweaters! I wish we could wear them year-round! And work-out shorts.

5. What is your favorite color and why?
Green - and I guess I've never thought of a profound reason as to why I enjoy this color. I think because it reminds me of "life" (grass, trees)
6. What is your favorite type of Christmas cookie?
Gingerbread. They have to be soft, though! There is a belief on molasses/gingerbread cookies that they should be crispy. Not in my kitchen.

Gingerbread cookies must be soft, with lots of cinnamon-red-hots on them, and the cookie NEEDS to be personified with a face, buttons, and clothing.
7. What is your favorite scent (food, perfume/lotion)
Cinnamon, cloves, vanilla, fresh-brewed coffee, Chlorox, a freshly-bloomed lilac tree, fresh-baked bread.

8. What is your favorite household cleaner?
Pinesol. It's kind of ridiculous how much of this stuff I go through in a month.
9. When you were a kid what did you want to be when you grew up? And what did you actually grow up to be?
I went through a long "architect" phase. Very random.

Then it was music teacher, nurse, music teacher, Occupational therapist, nurse (in that order).

10. What is the last song or album you bought?
It has been years since I've bought an album or song!! I honestly can't remember the last one I bought!


Mama Nastase said...

Poor thing! That Christmas play situation was terrible! Were there not enough boys to play shepherds?

When Sophia was a month old, she played Baby Jesus in the Nativity play. The other Sunday school teacher had taken over the casting and directing for the play as I had been recovering from my c-section. Alexa was NOT happy (and suffers from PTSD about it) to be the "star holder", while the other teacher's daughter got to be Mary and held Baby Jesus. Those plays can be TRAUMATIC!

Marlys said...

I DO remember that Christmas "event" and how traumatic it was for you. And like Lora said, it can affect one for a lifetime! I guess it teaches one a lesson in humility, but when you are little, it is such a hard lesson to learn. Believe me, it is hard on parents, also, and we cry inside when our children are in pain.

B and B said...

Now, what was that teacher even thinking? Wouldn't you like to ask?

I remember wanting to be "Mother Mary" in the Christmas play at school in first grade. Instead, I was merely one of the "adorers" at the manger. And, I got in trouble because I didn't/couldn't kneel there that long without looking around, sitting on my heels, etc. And I WILL NEVER FORGET. I honestly remember thinking, "Well, Mary got to sit in a chair for the whole deal. If I could have done that, I would have made it through."

My struggles as a child in a school/church setting affected my decisions in the classroom throughout my 35 years as a teacher.

You would have been a lovely angel, Abby.

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

If you ever go to Paris, you have to try pain au chocolat. It's dark chocolate wrapped in a delicious pastry and I swear it si the best thing. :) Not ooey or gooey, so I think you'd like it. :)

Ah, Christmas plays... I don't miss that phase of my life. At all. Sheesh. Stupid jerks!

I skipped the questiosn thsi week since I was doing my thanksgiving posts, but this was a fun set of questions!

Jess said...

Crunchy gingerbread cookies = very, very wrong! Anytime I've eaten one, I always just feel like I'm eating a stale cookie. There's something about a soft gingerbread cookie that just seems so Christmas-y to me.

I actually fully wish I could wear sports shorts all the time. So comfortable!! What's not to love?

Marlys said...

By the way, your Grandpa McDougall loved soft molasses cookies and I've never used any other recipe than the one Mom made. I love them soft, too!

Mama Nastase said...

"Believe me, it is hard on parents, also, and we cry inside when our children are in pain." Marlys, isn't that the truth?! And it never changes...not even when they are parents themselves!

Barb, I'm sure the multitude of students whom you taught over 35 years were very blessed to have you.