Titus 2:11-13

"For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus."

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Blog Party: Meet Me!

Lynnette at Dancing Barefoot on Weathered Ground is hosting a blog party that begins today and goes through March 8th, and I'm linking up!  If you would like to get in on meeting some other bloggers and even be entered in a drawing for some fabulous prizes, click on the button below to see how!


Welcome to Eternal Outlook!  I'm Angela, and this is my blog.  I love to write, I love to learn, and I love to share; and, I strive to do it all in the light of eternity.  You can learn more about me and about this blog by clicking on the About Me link near the top of this page, by perusing the archives, and by checking out the answers to Lynnette's party questions which follow!

How would people describe your personality (if they could use only ONE word)?

What celebrity/celebrities would create in you a "star-struck" feeling if you saw them in real life?
Michael Jackson would have.  And, I think Lynnette would, too, because she is well-known in Blogland while still being real and approachable. :-)

Who is your favorite blogger?  Why?
Of course, I love Lynnette.  I don't know her in real life, but her blog tells me that she is loving, sincere, wise, and fun.  But, how can I pick just one favorite blogger?  I also love September--another sweet, smart, caring woman whom I would love to know personally--and Amber--my best friend in real life.

What is your comfort food/drink?
I suppose that would be chocolate, although I try not to eat much of it these days.

Be brave--tell us something very weird and random about yourself.
I wash and reuse Ziploc baggies.

Movies:  Action, Drama, Romantic Comedy, Documentary, Comedy?  What are your favorite genres?
I like Dramas, especially those that are based on some historical truth or event.

Books:  Fiction, Non-Fiction, Romance, Biographies, True Stories, Self-help, Devotional/Study?  What are your favorite types of reading material?
I enjoy Bible study books, certain non-fiction books (if the topic is right), and some Christian fiction (specifically, Francine Rivers!).  Several of my favorite books are listed under the My Bookshelf tab near the top of this page.

Music:  Funk, Rock, Country, Jazz, Classical, Film Score, Blues, Classic Rock, Crooner, Alternative, Heavy Metal, Techno?  What are your favorite types?
I mostly listen to Christian music for the sake of lyrical content; but I do enjoy the sound of pop, rock, and some country.  Oh, and I recently discovered that I love the sound of African music!  (Check out this song by the Soweto Gospel Choir.  I love the harmonies, the energy, and the way it builds!)

If you inherited a million dollars, what is the first thing you would do with your money?
After taking at least ten percent off the top for a tithe, I am certain that my husband would agree that we would immediately pay off the remainder of our mortgage!  Then, we would be completely debt-free!

Name one weakness of yours.
I tend to get lost in my own thoughts--especially when I am writing--and not hear others who are speaking to me.  I am aware of this and have been working on it, because I know it hurts those whom I love the most.

If you could live anywhere at all (and take all your loved ones with you), where would you go?
I would love to live where the temperatures are in the 80s all year round.

Do you have a strange talent?
I suppose my strange talent is that I can write with both hands.  When I was in college, I slowly and mysteriously began losing the ability to write right-handed (I was eventually diagnosed with a focal point dystonia of the forearm, more commonly known as "Writer's Cramp."); and, out of necessity, I taught myself to write left-handed.  I am thankful to say that the effects of my dystonia have now greatly subsided to the point that I am able to once again write with my right hand.

What is something you consider yourself to be good at?
I consider myself to be a good writer.

What is one of your favorite things to catch a whiff of?
My husband. :-)

If money wasn't a factor, what stores would you shop in?
Honestly, I'm not really aware of the stores that are outside my current price range since they aren't an option; but there are a few specific items that I would buy right now if money were no object. :-)
  • a right-hand ring
  • fashion jewelry from Lia Sophia
  • a gym-quality treadmill

What is your greatest accomplishment?
Well, I recently potty trained my 20 1/2-month old twins in a total of eight days, and I think that's pretty amazing!  Oh, and... my husband and I just became debt-free (besides our mortgage) at the young age of 27!

What are your favorite animals?
I love horses.  I grew up with them; and, as much as I enjoyed riding, I even more enjoyed just being with them.  I used to think that I would one day try to work part-time in a stable.  I also thought I was going to go to Law school.... :-)

What movie or book character can you most relate to?
I don't know that I necessarily relate to her, but my all time favorite movie character is probably Meg Ryan in You've Got Mail.


Farmer's Wyfe said...

Hi! Enjoyed the read. I was my baggies, too. Thought I was the only strange one. :) Glad to know I'm not alone! :)

Carrie said...

I loved Meg Ryan in "You've Got Mail" - she's so fun and quirky and full of life. And she dresses cutely too! ;-) Nice to "meet" you!

Jenilee said...

Chocolate. I love it too :) and Meg Ryan... good choice! :)

Lynnette Kraft said...

You made me smile bigger than EVER! ha!! It feels good to be loooved. :)

I never understood washing baggies. Seems... so... tedious! lol! But don't worry - since you just got out of debt, I sort of get it.

I absolutely adore... and try to avoid chocolate too. I can handle it in very small amounts, but otherwise it gives me headaches.

It was fun reading more about you Angela.

PS I would totally love to meet you too!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Angela. I enjoyed getting to know you...and am so jealous of your potty training abilites as I just finally got around to training my eldest who will be four in May. Also read about the baby you lost and we lost our first in 2006 on July 16th. Her name is Sarah Eve and I plan to share her story later this week. Nice to meet you. I may have to come back here!

Life Is Crazy Beautiful said...

Hi Angela...just partying with you. I kinda like Lynnette, too {since she's my sister} ha ha. Congrats on being debt free! Lisa

Christina said...

You are the second person I know that washes ziploc baggies. So do you just use them until they break???

Lyn said...

Hi Angela,
Congratulations on potty Training within 8 days!!! You are a super mom! :-) We have something in common, I like Meg Ryan in "You've Got Mail" also, she is so cute, I love her hair. And I love horses too, I used to dream of owning one or working with them one day...
It was nice to meet you!
Lyn @ Homeschooler's Journey

Anna Gray said...

Oh goodness I LOVE chocolate! I consider it a sin for people not to eat chocolate. ;D

Lynnette is such a wonderful lady and you are right, she is so very sincere with every single one of her posts!

It's great meeting you! :)

Amy said...

Being positive is a great thing, I love being around people like you. :) I also wash and reuse ziplocks (but I do live in Bolivia and they are expensive here - they do have many uses in them though) Congratulations on being debt-free, there is so much freedom in that.
I enjoyed your post,
Amy @ Missional Mama

TIFFANY said...

It has always bothered me to throw away ziplock baggies, but I've never been able to bring myself to wash them. Maybe I'll start now that I know I won't be the only one. :)
Congratulations on being debt free. We are working at that as well, but it's been slow going so far.

Jenny said...

Nice to meet you!

I'm thinking potty training 2 20-month-olds in 8 days goes beyond accomplishment into the realm of superpower! So impressive! I haven't had a child potty trained before 3 yet, and even then it's only one at a time.

GrammyK said...

Hi Angela! I'm here from Lynnette's blog party. Enjoyed reading your answers and wanted to tell you how much I "envy" (in a good way!) you having twins since I have been praying for twins since my first pregnancy 29 years ago!! I'm 44 now so the chances are ever dwindling. But I can't complain since I've got 10 kiddos here on earth and love them all to pieces!!

It was nice to "meet" you! :-)


Kelly @ Sufficient Grace Ministries said...

Yay for potty training your twins! Your ziplock baggie comment made me smile. Nice to meet you...

Linda said...

I like Meg Ryan in several of her movies...but I really love..."You've Got Mail".
I love her quaint little bookstore in that movie. And I hate it that the big FOX store ran her out of business. (:>)

I always thought twins would be fun. Bravo for the quick and successful potty training!

I am glad you joined the party!

Linda (Lynnette's Mom)

Coby said...

Hi Angela! Nice to meet you! I'm a fellow mom of twins and I am AMAZED that you potty trained yours in 8 days! You rock! It took us a month, and they were 3! I'm hoping my 17 month-old will just potty train himself!

Congratulations on being debt-free! How wonderful!


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