The Post Without a Name

First of all, I’d like to take this opportunity to wish all the mothers out there a very happy Mother’s Day! And thanks to my own mother, I discovered many years ago that mothers always know best. Here’s to you, Mom!

In celebration of Mother’s Day, P.D. Workman put together a fantastic list of book ideas for moms. Books are always a great gift idea. I’m honored to say that my book is also included on the list! I’m hoping that you’ll check it out, so here’s the link below. But finish reading this post first! #demanding

Give yourself books for Mother’s Day!

Other than that, not much has happened this week. The Winnipeg Jets did make it to the semifinals. So I’m pretty happy about that!

A few posts back, I mentioned that I sometimes have trouble remembering what day it is. Well, earlier this week, I thanked a fellow indie author for retweeting my book for me. In thanking her, I wished her a beautiful Tuesday. Little did I know that it was actually Wednesday. It was my hubby who pointed out the difference to me.

Then later on Wednesday, I told my hubby that the final game between the Winnipeg Jets and the Nashville Predators was at 9.00 p.m. (or was it 8.00 p.m. – I don’t remember haha) that night. So we were both excited and waiting for the game to start – only it didn’t. So then we were wondering what happened to the game! Neither of us wanted to miss it.

Finally, I decided to check google one last time – google it, just a little bit. Anyways, that’s when I realized my mistake. The game was on Thursday night! We were just a day early – that’s my story and I’m sticking to it. 😉

Needless to say, we didn’t miss it on Thursday night – being a day early and all. It was another fantastic win for the Jets! Now don’t get me wrong, I happen to like and admire the Nashville Predators. They’re a team with speed and skill. And during regular season, I could see me cheering for them – provided they’re not playing against Toronto, Montreal, or Winnipeg. What can I say?

Some of you may be surprised that I’m talking about hockey. I mean, I’ve never mentioned it until my last post. But I’m still trying this new thing where I share parts of who I am. So here’s a few things about me that you might not know. 🙂 The questions are bolded for increased readability. It’s getting harder and harder for me to read without my glasses.

•Name 3 celebrities you most admire: Ellen DeGeneres, Oprah Winfrey, Maya Angelou (the first 3 names that came to mind)
•What’s your favorite thing about one of your grandparents? Both of grandmothers’ cooking. My grandfather Bungay’s pipe as he rocked in his chair. My grandfather Strowbridge’s salt and pepper hat and kind laugh.
•What is the sound you love the most? The sound of coffee percolating in the mornings.
•If you could shop for free at one store, which one would you choose? LeChateau
•Which of the Seven Dwarfs is most like you? Bashful. I’m actually very shy. Although I don’t remember being shy as a young child. I remember the time my bike was stolen. It didn’t go over right with me, so I scoured the neighborhood one dinner hour in search of my beloved bike. I found it and went up to where it was beneath someone’s kitchen window. As I reclaimed my bike, I could see what looked like the entire family at the dinner table . I was fully prepared for a fight, but it never happened. I rode home on my bike for dinner. Then there was the time when my on again/off again friend said something mean to my younger sister. I walked up to her door and politely asked her dad (my beef wasn’t with the dad) if I could speak to his daughter. And when she came outside, I pinned her to the house (no kidding!) and warned her in no uncertain terms to never, ever say anything mean to my sister again. She never.
•If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? I’d be a lot less shy and a lot more like the much younger me.
•Who’s your favorite superhero? Superman
•Would you rather live for a week in the past or the future? The future. If I spent a week in the past, I’d just add to my list of mistakes. The list is long enough.
•What’s your most embarrassing childhood memory? Pulling the fire alarm in Kindergarten. I resisted for weeks before giving in to the sweet temptation. Did I just admit that? I suspect my teacher had an inkling it was me who had pulled the alarm as I slipped in among my classmates who were headed outdoors. But she never said anything. She did question me, but I was five and not about to accept the consequence for my poor choice. In my defense, I did learn from my mistake and never pulled another fire alarm.
•What’s your favorite holiday? Christmas. And now my daughters blame me for loving Christmas as much as they do. True story!
•If you could eat only 3 foods for the rest of your life, what would they be? Leafy green salad with loads of fixings, seafood (the question doesn’t say I can’t include an entire group of foods), pasta of any kind.
•What’s the most courageous thing you’ve ever done? Publish my book. Seriously, publishing your first book is scary stuff.
•If you could choose your own nickname, what would it be? Awesomeness – just kidding! Some of my nieces call me aunty B. I’ve always loved it.
•When you’re having a bad day, what do you do to make yourself feel better? Listen to music. I can’t imagine a world without it.
•What’s your favorite smell in the whole world? Coffee! Coffee!

And if you’d like to compile your own list of fun questions, all (but the superhero question) were compiled from this site. The answers are all mine.

Well, that’s it for this week! Until next time, be kind to yourself. And don’t forget to check that list of book gift ideas! #superdemanding 

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