Tuesday, June 30

twenty questions: all about the blogger

Happy last day of June, Sweet Friends!

Can you believe July is already here? I'm struggling a little to grasp that concept. We've been in quarantine since March, and as of right now, it looks as though I'll continue working remotely through the month of July. Even though things are starting to open back up in Kentucky, our daycare is still only open to essential employees. Surprise, finance is not deemed essential, and honestly, I'm okay with that. I am also incredibly thankful to work for a company that is willing to accommodate its employees and their families during times like these.

I digress... moving on.

Now, let's get to know one another better. I realized it had been ages since I'd done an about me post, and since those kinds of posts are some of my favorite kinds to read, I decided to throw a little party. I hope you'll join us. Grab the image and add your link below. Not a blogger? Share your answers in the comments. The more the merrier!

1 - Introvert or extrovert?
I am naturally an introvert. I have to will myself to make introductions first or strike up conversations with folks I do not know well. Thanks to church, I've improved over time. Making a point to welcome visitors or encourage others even though I feel insecure has helped me become more confident in coming out of my shell.

2 - Favorite movie?
I truly have so many. I mean, who came up with these questions? Can you really only choose one? Tombstone. Shooter. Shawshank Redemption. A League of Their Own. Sixteen Candles. Twilight. The Hunger Games. Pitch Perfect(s). Two Weeks Notice. Sweet Home Alabama. Never Been Kissed. Okay, so I should have said movie(s).

3 - Arrive early or late?
There was a time in my life that I was early or at least punctual. Then, three Little Farmers later and I'm happy to show up within 15 minutes - give or take - of when I'm supposed to. It's truly a toss up on whether leaving the house is a three-ring circus or a perfectly choreographed routine. We'd make a great reality TV show.

4 - Last book you read?
The last book I finished was The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes. Excellent book. I highly recommend it. I am currently reading Reunion by Karen Kingsbury and listening to Suprise Me by Sophie Kinsella.

5 - Favorite holiday?
Again, who came up with these questions? I can't just pick one - there are things that I love and don't love about each holiday. If I must choose, however, I will go with the 4th of July. My Farmer's family holds their annual reunion on the weekend of the 4th every year. This year will be our second year to host the celebration, and I have come to love it. Great food, wonderful family, heritage, fireworks, American Flags, and nothing but pure joy on everyone's faces.

6 - Pet peeve?
Loud sounds. Dirty laundry lying beside the basket. Socks turned inside out. Failure to pick up after yourself. Finding nail clippings in random places.

7 - Food you refuse to eat?
Melons of any kind and Sushi.

8 - Favorite fast food chain?

9 - How do you keep fit?
I started running in August of 2018. I'm not keeping up with it as consistently as I'd like during this quarantine, but I'm still logging a few miles each week. I recently shared how I became a runner here.

10 - Morning person or night owl?
Definitely a morning person. I may be able to put in a late night with the aid of caffeine, but I will pay for it in the morning. I'm not wired to sleep in, and without enough sleep, my ability to function decreases drastically.

11 - Favorite drink?
Diet Mountain Dew.

12 - Irrational fear?
Stink bugs. They are completely harmless. Yet, anytime I come across one, my Oldest Little Farmer comes to the rescue. Their little bodies of armor are creepy. The way they buzz above and around you and then slam into you as though they have no sense of direction is disturbing. Plus, they stink.

13 - Go-to snack?
I have recently become a huge fan of Snickers' Peanut Butter candy. They bring me so much comfort and joy when I'm stressed and bored. It's probably a good thing that I can't always find them.

14 - Strongest sense?
Smell. No joke - if the person in the vehicle in front of me is smoking, I can smell it. I promptly turn the air off in my car and roll up the windows to avoid smelling the smoke. Did someone miss the toilet? They claim they can't smell it, but I sure can. Even after I've scrubbed. #BoyMom

15 - Fictional place you’d like to visit?
Stars Hollow. Lorelai and Rory Gilmore are holding a room for me at the Dragonfly Inn.

16 - Kindle or actual book?
In a different world, an actual book. In my world, the Kindle. The Kindle allows me to read at impromptu moments of convenience, while lying in bed, and with one hand.

17 - Last movie you went to see?
Frozen II. I loved it. We honestly don't get to the movie theater that often, but the boys really wanted to see this one and so did I!

18 - Favorite season?
Fall, and even to some extent, Winter. As much as I love the long days, flowers, warmth, and life of Spring and Summer, they also usher in a lot of work. With the onset of Fall, those things tend to settle for a bit. Plus, I also prefer running in the Fall. I can just run and run in those cooler temps.
19 - Beach or mountains?
For a vacation, give me sunshine, sand, and waves any day of the year. To reside, I'll take snow capped mountains.

20 - Favorite cereal?
Cheerios with a dash of sugar.

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  1. Lovely post! I love the movie Never Been Kissed too! And I wish we had four seasons here, if we did I would absolutely love Fall! By the way, thank you for stopping by my blog and for your lovely comment! xx

    Life is a Shoe

    1. You are so welcome! And I can’t imagine not having a Fall!

  2. We have so many of the same answers... LOVE it!! This was a fun post, Trista! Thanks for hosting it!!!

  3. This was so much fun! Yummmm to all the Chic-Fil-A and I hear ya on not being on time after having kids. It's SO hard to get out the door now, I can't even imagine what it's like with 3 kiddos. Get it girl <3

  4. Saw this at Once Upon a Time and Happily Ever After where Leslie wrote about it. Thought I'd join in. It was fun and I enjoyed participating and reading your answers. Now off to visit others.

  5. Such fun!! My post is up! Thanks, Dee, for mentioning me and joining in. Will stop by your house now. Glad to see some of my other pals here, too!!

  6. Got a kick out of your answers. The toilet smell...yup! And smoking in a no-smoking rental car. I can smell that every time.

    Love that you have a room awaiting you at the Dragonfly Inn. I have never watched Gilmore Girls. Probably need to remedy that.

    My book club will be voting on a new read in a few weeks. Will investigate The Giver of Stars. We have read a lot of heavy books over the past few months. We need something a little lighter. Not sure that book is a lighter fare, though.

    Sure enjoyed this. Hope you will do it again!! Come join me for 10 on the 10th!!

    1. You definitely need to take a spell and binge watch Gilmore Girls. It is hands down my favorite show. If I could only be as quick witted as those two.

      The Giver of Stars is not light but it’s not terribly heavy either. It just has a few heavy moments.

      Thanks for stopping by and joining in on the fun!

  7. Love your answers! Never Been Kissed is such a great, feel good movie. I've probably watched it 50 times! I love cheerios with a dash of sugar, too -- rice krispies are also good with a dash of sugar. Well, most things are. ;) Thanks for sharing!

  8. I will be answering these next week. I know it is late, but I love these and getting to know others more. I am the same with reading...in a different world, I would read an actual book each time. I am not a cereal person. My kids and husband are though.

  9. This was fun, Trista! Thanks for hosting. I'm late to the party (and claimed in my answers that I'm always early!!) but glad I joined in! Totally forgot about cigarette smells. Hyper sensitive to that! And, no thank you to sushi. Ugh. Have a great weekend!!


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