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Monday, January 10, 2011

Five Question Friday (Monday edition)

Last Friday I logged on to Mama M's "My Little Life" to get a sneak peak and realized it was already Friday and not Thursday! Shame on me.  I answered the questions on her blog and decided to post the answers here as well.  It  has taken me until now to get around to "editing" this post.  One of my greatest fears about going to work full time outside the home is I'll NEVER get back to my blogging! boo-hoo-hoo.  I'll just have to try hard to squeeze in a post or two on my days off.  Anyway, back to the whole 5QF deal...

1. What is your current favorite book, and why?

I love all of Patricia Cornwell's Kay Scarpetta novels. Just finished Port Mortuary. Scarpetta is a medical examiner and Cornwell's detail to medical attention (not to mention all of the wonderful Italian food she describes in detail) fascinates me and keeps me coming back for more.

2. Do you go to the dentist regularly?

I do go to the dentist every 6 months like clockwork. I don't know what I'll do when my dentist retires, but I'm sure I'll have to think of something soon since I've gone to Dr. Bridgwater for over 30 years!
3. What is your worst memory from High School?

Worst high school memory involved flubbing my illustrated talk on child car seat safety at the Future Homemakers of America conference (talk about uber-geek!) The only thing I really remember about it is I got really nervous when I tried to quote some statistic about the number of infants and children who are injured in automobile accidents annually.  I started spouting out a number and couldn't stop myself.  It went something like this: "652 million thousand kazillion hundred billion children are injured every year..." Hopefully it was at that point that I glanced down at my trusty 3x5 notecard and quoted the correct number. My public speaking skills are much improved, thank you very much!
4. What do you hope to be remembered for in your life?

I want to be remembered as a compassionate person (mom, wife, daughter, friend, nurse, etc.). I truly believe the words of the hymn "If I can help somebody as I pass along...then my living will not be in vain."  I tried looking it up on YouTube but didn't quite know how to post the link or add it to a "playlist" so I hope you know what song I'm talking about.
5. Are you superstitious or do you have any superstitions?

Finally, I stopped at the grocery store for a couple of items. My total was $6.66 and I almost flippped out and grabbed a pack of gum I didn't want just to change the total, so I guess I am a little superstitious LOL!  I have been known to knock on wood to avoid jinxing myself in certain situations.  All in all, I don't really consider myself to be superstitious though.
That was fun and now I'm done.  Have a blessed night blog buddies and I'll try and get back soon or stop by your blog for a visit. Until then...


  1. Hi Eastlyn...I was worried about never blogging again too when I started work again, but then I created a schedule I was able to follow (even if it is only two or three times per week). Even though we never met in person, I would easily describe you as a super compassionate person...(mother, wife, nurse, relative, friend, blog friend, etc. etc.) I never think of myself as a supersticious person, but I'll admit that I've been known to knock on wood to avoid jinxing myself too. Congrats again on starting your new position this month...I'm so incredibly happy for you!

  2. Hi Eastlyn! Always interesting to learn more about you. :) Have a great day!

  3. I'm crying as I type. I'm laughing at your mad Speech skillz! You're too funny!