Friday, September 21, 2012

Five Question Friday

1. What is one grammar issue you cannot let go without correction?
All of them. I am a grammar stickler. If I had to narrow it down, these are a few that make my eyes twitch: misplaced or missing apostrophes, people who say things like this, thinking it makes them sound smart, "Thank you for your kindness to Edgar and I," (in other words, a general lack of knowledge on when to use I, me, or myself) and general sloppiness. Everyone makes mistakes, but there should be some effort made to improve. (Grammar Girl is a good website if you'd like to improve your grammar skills.)

2. What's your favorite thing about fall?
Cooler temperatures and the smell of wood smoke.

3. What's your favorite dish to take to a potluck?
A big salad or fruit salad. Or a dessert. You can never have too many desserts.

4. When do you start Christmas (Holiday) shopping?
Around Thanksgiving and no, we do not "do" Black Friday. For one thing, we are usually in TN on Black Friday, which means we would have to pay extremely high sales tax, plus get the stuff home to OH. Not to mention that getting up early is one of my least favorite things to do.

Philip and I do buy a few things through the year for our girls but we don't for other people. We have a strict budget and we have a method to our shopping. (Yes, a spreadsheet is involved.)

5. Did you move homes a lot growing up?
Nope. We lived in one house until I was four and then we lived in the next house (in another state) until I was 18. Then I got married & moved to an apartment with my husband while my parents and siblings packed up and moved out of state. (True story.)

Philip and I have lived in two different apartments and then we bought this house. It's for sale right now, because we have really outgrown the space, but it's bittersweet because this is the only home my girls have ever known.

That's it for this week. If you'd like to share your answers, come join up at My Little Life or you can fire away in the comments.

3 comments:

Elisabeth said...

I understand you bittersweet-ness about selling your house. This is the only house Brad and I have lived in. Our dogs and kids, and us really, have grown up here! Makes me sad just to think about leaving!

Gram said...

The answer to number 5 is testimony to you being part of a pastor's family both then and now. We go where and when God leads. Good thing He led us where He did when you were 4 to set the events in motion that led up to that wedding at 18.

I'm thankful He never saw it necessary to bounce us around like rubber balls. (I hate moving.) What a great God we serve!

Love,

Mom

retired not tired said...

We have live in the same house for 35 years and now that we are both retired we keep saying we should move however we love the neighbourhood and we hate to give up the space.

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