I've been tagged a couple times in the Elevens post that's been going around. You've seen those posts, right? They're long. Dauntingly long what with the things about me, questions for me, and questions for you. I usually read them a section at a time, so I decided to just post them a section at a time.
It would make sense to do the eleven things you might not know about me first, but eleven things is a lot! I'm still thinking. So to start out, here are the questions from April.
1. What fictional character do you most identify with?
I don’t often connect to a book so much I continue to think of the characters for a while afterward. I’ve read 22 books so far this year and while I could still give you a synopsis of each of them, I pretty much never think about the characters. Plus it’s been yeeeeears since I’ve read well-known series of books people might use here (like Anne of Green Gables or something). So I’m coming up blank. If I try to think of any female character I *might* identify with, the best I can come up with is Hermione, especially in the middle school years. We were both good at school and annoying know-it-alls about it. Plus, not very attractive in that ‘I don’t know HOW to fix my hair or makeup so I just don’t’ way.
2. What have you always wanted to do with your life?
I’ve always wanted to be a stay-at-home-mom and homemaker. I love house-y stuff. Cooking, cleaning, organizing (if I have plenty of time to do it and aren’t rushing around desperately trying to throw things together). Now that I actually have children I can appreciate some time away from them during the week (while at work), but I still think I’d enjoy being a SAHM. Sometimes.
3. What did you want to “be when you grew up”? (these really are two different questions, although I suppose they could have the same answer)
A teacher, I think? I’d still kind of like to be a teacher. I love schools. From late middle school on, though, I’ve always said I wanted to be an accountant and hey! That’s what I am!
4. What is your favorite thing about yourself?
Since getting on a three-day washing cycle, my hair has been fabulous on days 1 and 2. Day 3 is iffy, but at least I have good hair 2/3 of the time! (If I wash it every other day, day 2 evolves into the bad day. It’s inescapable.)
If you’re talking about intangible things, I love that I’m a really fast reader.
5. Are you giving anything up for Lent? What?
I’m not. I thought about it for a while, but couldn’t really come up with anything.
6. How devoted are you to politics? Do you follow politics? (this question is not to ask about your particular views)
Along with accounting, I majored in Political Science. I’ve always loved politics. I’m much more into historical politics, though. My favorite class was on Nixon. As far as current politics go, I pretty much checked out four years ago because it frustrates me so much. I get enough information to choose a candidate and ignore the campaign process as much as I can. Then I read all about it when it’s over:) (Did you read Game Change? SO INTERESTING.)
7. How about sports? Do you follow any particular teams or specific sports?
Nope. My husband is a big baseball fan, so he keeps me up to speed on the St. Louis Cardinals whether I like it or not (I usually do), but I’m not really into sports otherwise.
8. What is one hobby that you have always wanted to take up but haven’t, and why not?
Sewing. I’ve dabbled in it, but can pretty much only sew a straight line.
9. What is one of your favorite things to do when you have the time/money/energy?
Read. See: 22 books already this year.
10. What is your very favorite recipe or food to make?
To make? I suppose banana bread. I make it often and have my own little shortcuts and preferences.
11. What is the most rewarding thing in your life?
My kids. Especially when they look at me like I’m their favorite person in the world.