Tuesday, January 18, 2011

And you thought you knew me!

 My sweet friend, Leanne tagged me last week to answer the following 19 questions. Whew...that's a lot but fun, too! Please don't feel like you have to read every one of these...but pick a few...you may learn something about me you didn't know:)

1. if you have pets, do you see them as merely animals, or are they members of your family?  We do have pets...Gizmo is our Mini Pom, Tiger and Little our our cats and Bo is our Black Lab. They are all members of the Ackman family...especially this little spoiled brat:)
Gizmo our baby



2. if you can have a dream to come true, what would it be?
I have so many dreams. And so many dreams for my family. But when talking about just me...my DREAM is to inspire and encourage women around the world on a larger scale. I would love to be writing for a major magazine or have a blog that reaches thousands daily. I would also love to be a motivational speaker! Of course I would had creativity in there, too.

3. what is the one thing most hated by you?  Rude people. I can't stand them. I have no patients for them. I cannot stand people who make fun of others, either. Makes me sick to my stomach.

4. what would you do with a billion dollars? Well, a BILLION dollars...that's a TON of money! Just a few things...give to St. Judes Hospital in Memphis, pay off my home, buy a summer home in Utah, send my kids to any school they wanted, take an incredible trip with my Mom...anywhere she wanted to go and buy every CD I've ever wanted. I love music!! Oh and hire a professional organizer and decorator to come and help fix up our home!

5. what helps to pull you out of a bad mood?
  Music, my family, creating, writing, long walks and friends.

6. which is more blessed, loving someone or being loved by someone? I gotta tell  ya'...I still thank my Heavenly Father for the life I have. Having my amazing family that loves me...there is peace and comfort in that.
7. what is your bedtime routine? I wash my face and moisturize, take my 2 Excedrin Migraine tabs, put a swipe of "Head-On" on my forward and...don't laugh...I Vicks Vapo-Rub on. The smell helps my head if it's hurting and helps me fall asleep!!

8. if you are currently in a relationship, how did you meet your partner? We met where I worked...KNIM radio station. That is great story...I need to share!!

9. if you could watch a creative person in the act of the creative process, who would it be? Melody Ross. She is one of my mentors. Love her!!

10. what kinds of books do you read? I rarely read fiction...but when I do it is always Stephen King. I am currently on page 352 of "Under the Dome". Love this book! Reminds me of my all-time fave book "The Stand". Otherwise I read inspirational type books, books on writing, etc.

11. how would you see yourself in ten years time? Well, my kids will be 26 and 23. I may be a Grandma...that sounds crazy! I am still writing. I am in better shape then than now. Dave and I are taking trips. Still blogging, creating and trying to inspire:)

12. what’s your fear? That I will get cancer or someone else I love. My Dad, Aunt and Grandma all died of it.

13. would you give up all junk food for the rest of your life for the opportunity to visit outer space? I am so stinkin' scared of heights...I don't know if I could go in space!

14. would you rather be single and rich or married, but poor? Hey, being rich would be fantastic!! But I love and adore Dave and we have been both very well off and in the pits. So I would say poor and married.

15. what’s the first thing you do when you wake up? I lay in bed and talk with Heavenly Father. I thank him for all that I have and ask His blessing on the day.

16. if you could change one thing about your spouse/partner what would it be? I really lucked out in the husband department. Dave is one amazing man! Seriously!! Maybe that he would not be quite so quick to give our money away. Now I know that sounds bad...like I am selfish...but this wonderful man has given to the point it has hurt us. He is learning!!

on our way to 8.28

17. if you could pick a new name for yourself, what would it be? My name of the moment is Tenille. My girlfriend from HS names her daughter that and I LOVE it! All through school I wanted to be Stacey.

18. would you forgive and forget no matter how horrible a thing that special someone has done?
I have and I would again.

19. if you could only eat one thing for the next 6 months, what would it be? I LOVE watermelon!!


Okay...so, I hope you learned a bit more about me! Now the fun...I get to pass this on to a few of YOU! So here goes...


My friend Jen You must stop by and see all her beautiful WORD creations!! 
Then there's Joyce. We just found each other a few months ago
and already we are blog friends. Her blog is so uplifting! 
Don't miss out on my friend in blog land and here as well {we go to church together and our daughter's share a birthday}
Amber. Yep, her blog is a worth read. 
She is raising 7 kids!! Let me tell you she has writing skills!!
For real!! You will love her and the photos of her ADORABLE children!!
And last but not least...Becca.
Becca was on my Design Team back in the day 
when I owned an on-line scrappy store and community. 
She is a very talented scrapper. 
Why not see for yourself?

And before I forget...Our Word of the Week is...
SMILE

–verb (used without object)
1.
to assume a facial expression indicating pleasure, favor, or amusement, but sometimes derision or scorn, characterized by an upturning of the corners of the mouth.
2.
to regard with favor: Luck smiled on us that night.
3.
to have a pleasant or agreeable appearance or aspect, as natural scenes, objects, etc.: The landscape smiled in the sunlight.


Promise yourself that this week you will SMILE at everyone you meet and you will SMILE in all situations! A SMILE really can make a difference!

4 comments:

  1. What a great post! I secretly love surveys, so this will be my next blog post. Funny, I met my hubby at work too! :-)

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  2. Awe... just when I think I know everything out you - you pull out some other great stuff!!! So cute - thanks for playing along with my tag! Love ya!

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  3. Ok then Ms. Tenille... :-)
    That's a cute name. I think you are just lovely. You have such a sweet spirit. Oh, and girl...I would give up eating all together if it meant I could go to outer space - LOL

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  4. you got me giggling at some of your answers especially the going into space one !! :) and thankyou for the extra word prompt just reading your blog survey has made me smile :)

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