Sunday, September 22, 2013

More Answers to ASK ME ANYTHING

Okay then!
Had enough yet?
Shall I continue?
You know I have to show you at least 
ONE PICTURE from this trip.
Look at this lush little flower. Cute, huh?
Anyway, moving right along.
You sure asked a lot of questions.
Here are some EASY answers to some FUN questions.
What fragrance do you wear?
I know you are gonna laugh about this, Liz!
I wear HAPPY by Clinque in the summer-seriously-lol
Or-BEACH by Bobbi Brown.
In Fall I switch to 
Tuscany per Dona by Estee Lauder

What's your favorite food?
What do you like to cook?
Eating Sugar?
I love French food  but don't eat it often.
Don't snicker but the BEST French food I ever had
was at The Bistro in Epcot (Disney).
I like to cook but I like cooking for a crowd
better than just cooking for the two of us.
My FAVORITE though is baking.
I LOVE to bake-pies, cookies, cupcakes,tarts...
you name it- I will bake it.
When we built this kitchen we put in a huge
Bosch double oven and I love it.
Bosch 800 Series - Electric Oven (Double Oven) - Built-in - 30" - ...
Which brings me to sugar-my weakness.
I went for 7 out of the last 10 years 
without eating sugar.
5 years in the first stretch and 
then off an on for the last  five years-
As of this week I am off again 
and hoping to stay off this time.
Sugar to me is like cocaine to an addict.
One piece of candy is too much 
and the whole box
is not enough.  
I could LIVE on sugar.
My blood sugars are good but 
I know it is not good for me.
So, here in front of God and Bloggers 
I am telling you
that I am going to do my best to 
I feel 100% better when I don't eat it.

What would be the most surprising thing about you
that we don't know?
Hmmmm....A few things
I won the state (PA)
FHA (Future Homemakers Award)
as a senior in high school and they called a 
special assembly to present it.
Ummm...My HomeEc teacher hated me
and had to sit on the stage when it was presented.
I wore the pin to school every day.-lol
I married MyHero after only dating him for
I would not recommend this for any sane person.
I drive everywhere.  
MyHero never drives when we go anywhere.
He reads or works on his computer.
I am not a good rider and 
he is not a good driver-lol-and admits it.

Where haven't you visited 
that you would like to go?
What is your heritage?
I would love to visit Ireland.
My father's mother came to the US from Ireland.
Her name was Rose Owen. 
So, I am English/Irish on my father's side.
I am Pennsylvania Dutch on my mother's side and French.

Okay- Think that's enough for today.
Remember that sweet little lush flower I showed
you at the beginning?
Well, here is where it grows.
Yes- It grows right below 
No wonder it's so lush.

More answers coming tomorrow.
Y'all come on back now, ya hear?
your photo name


Gypsy Heart said...

Hey Sunshine,
I'm loving reading your answers to all the questions! I'd love to stay off sugar too...just so hard for me!

Glad you are enjoying or enjoyed your trip! :)


Musings from Kim K. said...

I'm smiling at all your fun trivia about yourself. I'm assuming you will reveal your trip destination in the future. I'm guessing you don't want all the paparazzi right now following you. said...

How much fun to get to know you better! My sweet hubby and I got engaged 3 weeks after our first date, got married 9 months later, and have been happily married now for almost 18 years. When you know - you know :) And, the plant is hilarious! Life to the full! Melissa

Karen said...

Diana you are brave to be so open and honest in answering these questions. It is really fun and interesting getting to know you better.

Tete said...

Ok, those are the easy ones. Let's see how you do on the sistah's questions...bwahahahahaha!
Have a good day and stay out of trouble.

Chatty Crone said...

I loved all your answers. I am so glad to get to know you better. I love the miscellaneous things too. I need to give up sugar so bad! I know I would feel better too.


Barbara said...

What a fun way to get to know you Diana. I love your answers and I too have been wearing Happy for the fragrance. In the fall and winter months I will also wear Happy for men...more of an earthy scent. Was wondering where you grew up in Pa. I am also a home grown Pennsy gal...grew up outside of Philly and lived in Bucks county before coming to New Jersey.

So funny you showed up your Home Ec teacher...good for you for wearing your pin to school everyday!

Wishing you a wonderful week!
XO Barbara

Susie said...

Diana, I love knowing more about you. But just knowing you are nice is enough really. That toilet sign, makes me think of my daughter Karen...she had to go to every bathroom, if we stopped anywhere at any time. I always asked her if she was secretly a plumbing inspecter.:) Hope you are having a wonderful Sunday. xoxo,Susie

Anonymous said...

gosh I love hearing about you, and your answers do not surprise me, YET!

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Love that you wore that pin everyday! hahaha! So you!
You must have serious will power to avoid sugar with all the baking and the littles around. I am weak...I admit it.

Nonnie said...

Good for you! A special assembly!! Wow!

No sugar. But it must be difficult baking so much when all the things you bake have sugar in them!!

When we were talking about how great my Grandpa's home grown tomatoes were, he told us he had planted them in the ground where the outhouse used to be. I sure hope he was kidding us.

Anonymous said...

I love this! Glad you wore than pin every day, too.

I dated John only 6 mos. but you beat me on that one, too. Of course, we were 35 and 39, too.

Beth said...

I am still laughing over the origin of the beautiful flower.

Dewena Callis said...

Yeah, Diana's off sugar, so is Claudia of Mockingbird Hill Cottage! Now I really won't feel so lonely. It will be 6 weeks tomorrow since I've eaten any desserts, except for one sleepless night when I got up and ate 3 pieces of my husband's chocolate cherry candy. My blood sugar numbers are much better and I do feel better, except those times like last night when I walked into our laundry room (where our snack area is) and saw his pack of Fig Newtons lying there. I didn't even pick them up but I went straight to the raisin box and ate 5 of them. That did the trick.

How will you handle the holiday baking thing, Diana? I'm hoping that by then I'll be strong enough to bake some for family dinners and not eat a bite of it. Now homemade rolls might be more difficult to resist. Oh, I just remembered--the pecan pies I make for Thanksgiving, I don't dare bake them. I'd never be able to resist them.

How good to you plan on being in the holidays, Diana? That's my first question in this series.

20 North Ora said...

You are so funny Diana!! Love all of your answers except the one about not eating sugar. That's no fun.


Patty Patterson said...

I guess that flower gets plenty of fertilizer, huh?
And I don't feel well when I don't eat sugar. I've tried cutting back - but I think sugar agrees with me. It's kind of weird how different things seem to work for different bodies. And - you doing without sugar makes me wonder how you can stand drinking coffee. I put lots and lots of sugar in mine. With no sugar, I'd have no coffee. LOL

Kelly said...

I have some irish in me too. I think that's where my freckles and curly hair come from. LOL! I enjoy baking more than cooking too. I also love sugar. It is my weakness. I've never tried going off of it before. I'm sure I would have withdrawals or something. You have more willpower than me! In fact, I'm baking a cake as I write this. LOL!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

SO NEAT- great post, and lol about the flowers.

Love your answers. So nice getting to know you better.


Nellie said...

Once again, enjoying reading your answers. Love that you won the state FHA award!

I have Irish ancestry, too. Perhaps we are related.:-)

xo Nellie

Cristina Garay said...

you're a joke! I'm still laughing about the flowers! It's fun reading about you, well, not the sugar thing ;)

Japolina said...

The most fascinating part of this post was the driving. That is amazing. Enjoy your vacay!

tammy j said...

your home ec teacher was simply insanely jealous of you.
and i'm loving your question and answer game! xo

Merlesworld said...

So many questions some I would have had to think about but you did well.
That poor little flower, I was picturing it in a lush garden but it does look happy where it is.

Blessed Serendipity said...

It just goes to show you that a bit of loveliness can grow anywhere. It's been fun reading about you Diana.

xo Danielle

must love junk said...

Love where those pretty flowers are blooming! (That gives 'bloom where you are planted' a whole new meaning-ha! ;)
I'm a sugar addict, too! Would love to wean myself off, but it ain't happenin.

Katie Clooney said...

Top of the mornin' to ye, Diana! That's why I think the world of you. Maybe we are cousins!! Have a wonderful week.

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Diana,
I loved reading this post. Love all the stuff we are learning about you. Wow I give you so much credit and you are my hero that you can stay off of sugar. That is my weakness and I am not sure I could do it. Good luck you are amazing and I know will be able to do it.

Busy Bee Suz said...

YOU are so funny!
So, when will I get my husband to admit he is a bad driver???? {I'm thinking NEVER!}
Love all your answers!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

You always get a snicker from me...!!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

You make my day. You are so funny.
Have a great trip.

lynn said...

7 yrs without sugar? that is so impressive to me! i don't know if i've ever gone a day...:( the toilet flower--too funny!

Donna said...

I think we will soon know just about everything about you, Diana:) Wow, I couldn't go that long without sugar, that would be pure torture!! Hope you are enjoying your trip.

Linda said...

Oh my.....I won the Betty Crocker award when I was in high school....not quite the FHA award....but at least you can relate. LOL It's very interesting reading the questions and answers and getting to know you.

Red Rose Alley said...

I can't eat sugar either right now, and I am really missing it. I LOVE SUGAR TOO, AND ESPECIALLY CHOCOLATE!!

A lot of interesting things that I learned today about you. What a fun thing you're doing for your blog friends.


Jettie said...

And I won the Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow pin when I was a senior in high school, not for the state though. I beat the next girl by 1 point, and she still hates me for beating her, lol.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

And here is my laugh for the at your house must be really fun.


Maureen Wyatt said...

Can I go to Ireland with you? I'm not a big sugar fan so I won't tempt you with sweets while we're gone. You don't drink so you won't coax me to drink wine. We could consider it a trip necessary for our health. lol

andrea@townandprairie said...

D- I'm a total sugar addict. Bad. Kudos to you for being able to avoid it. I gave up chocolate for lent this year...ALL OF IT... and promptly gained about en pounds back as soon as lent was over, b/c I cleared the shelf of the leftover bunnies.

We're just getting our computer de-bugged from a virus. It's been really hard to even get on the internet some days. I thought it was the kids downloading games and crap, but then once we found the virus I knew it was Dan. He did it. DJ mix-it. Still have to download this new protection stuff.

Hope you are having a great get-a-way!

Peace, A

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

That just cracked me up (the toilet sign)! Love that you married hubby after 30 days - you must be a woman who really knows what she wants! I'm not a good rider, either, but hubby still does most of the driving. I'm just enjoying this entire Questions series! Keep it coming...and good luck with the "no sugar" thing.

Gert said...

Love all your fun to learn more about our friends!


Stephanie said...

I love how you can make me laugh, sweet lady :) I am having fun reading these posts. Hugs to you!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Goodness...this is a wonderful and quick way to get to know someone better. I love it. And you, of course! :)
Love'n hugs!

Ginger Knox said...

That was a fun read! Great love story...30 days. The lady knows what she likes.
I wish Bob would let ME drive sometimes. He really doesn't need to be driving at all and I don't know how we will get the keys.
So funny about the plant, It's getting some kind of fertilizer.
Come by and see my surprise.

Melanie said...

Have enjoyed reading your answers to Ask Anything! Visiting your blog always makes me smile and often times laugh out loud!

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

I enjoyed reading your answers! You're so funny! I have the same sugar problem! I haven't crossed the bridge to not eating it yet! I'm so proud of you; that's a commitment! Love the toilet flower- lots of fertilization!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's been great to learn so much more about you...and your family! I don't eat makes me feel weird when I do. It's hard to explain to other people but I feel better when I don't. You are ONE brave woman to answer all these questions. I don't know if I could do it or not! lol Sweet hugs!

ImSoVintage said...

You and I are definitely sugar twins. My sugar levels are great, but sugar makes me feel terrible. SIGH!!! I have been eating it again lately and paying the price, so I just vowed today (after a chocolate chip cookie) to stop again. xo Laura

BlueClearSky Elizabeth said...

I am enjoying the ask me questions and answers. Thirty days, wow. Too funny about the flower's location too.

Patty Antle said...

funny pic. Hey, I want to tell you I am off the sugar too. I have struggled with it all of my life and am grateful to have been off of it for two months. It really messes me up. thanks for your honesty.

Miss Kitty said...

That blog post was really fun to read! You married Your Hero after dating him for 30 days? Amazing! Thanks for sharing all those interesting things with us.