Thursday, January 29, 2009

5 Things

Last night as I was blog surfing (is that the correct term?), I came across an interview entry on Lee's blog. So, I asked her to "interview" me. She e-mailed me the questions the same night. I've been thinking about them all day and I'm ready to answer, so here I go. Thanks, Lee.

1. You have received an incredible gift: a kidney; what is the greatest gift you have ever bestowed upon anyone?

Of the 5 questions, this one has been the hardest to answer. Recently, I had the opportunity to give someone the gift of a Cricut die cutting machine. Most scrapbookers will know what I'm talking about. It was right before Christmas so the timing was perfect. The recipient was so happy-she had NO idea it was coming to her. That's the best gift to give and receive-totally random.

2. You run a busy household, what is one or two of your “go to” recipes that makes everyone happy – kids eat, quick to make, easy to clean?

This was the easiest of the questions. Chicken and noodles. It's nothing fancy-just brown some chicken tenderloins, add cream of chicken soup and a can of milk, boil noodles and call it dinner.

3. How would you like to be remembered? What is your legacy?

Another tough one. I want to be remembered as a good friend, wife and mother. I have tried really hard to be all 3 of these things. Most people tell me that I am very organized and thoughtful-there aren't too many dates I forget.

4. What is your favourite movie and why?

Another easy one. The Lion King. Yes, believe it or not a children's animated move is my favorite movie. I love the "lessons" that are in this movie-how we all belong to the "Circle of Life". That sometimes we just have to say "Hakuna Matata" and keep on moving. I have seen this movie so many times in the theater and on DVD. I traveled to NYC when I was 5 months pregnant to see it on Broadway and just last year I took my children to see it-and they love it just as much as I do.

5. What lessons has your work life taught you?

I have been a teacher for almost 20 years so I have experienced a lot both in and out of the classroom. I think the one thing that I have learned is that you should treat the children you teach as if they were your own. It took me a long time to learn that lesson.

Rules:And now the rules for this little meme…which is a challenging one by the way because you just don't know what's coming your way….If you want to participate:

1. Leave me a comment saying: "Interview me"
2. I will respond by emailing you five questions. (I get to pick the questions).
3. You will update your blog with the answers to the questions
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.


Cori said...

I love reading blogs. You gain such insight into people you think you *know*.
I love the Lion King too!!! Can't wait to finally meet you in March.

Cori said...

Interview Me :-)

Lee said...

I'm so glad you participated, Benita! I couldn't give you all tough questions, now could I? Gotta ease into this whole blogging process. Glad you "surfed" over my way. Have a wonderful weekend!

Beth said...

Hey, B! Interview me (be nice!)

Meg said...

Interview me please!