Whoo-Hoo! I was so excited to wake up this morning and find that I had been tagged in this fun, little adventure of Mrs. Sparkly’s Ten Commandments. From now until the end of this post, or rather as soon as I post it, I will be “IT!” Thank you, thank you, thank you, adollyciousirony at allaboutlemon for tagging me in this delightful activity!
“I am certain that Mrs. Sparkly, a woman of high expectations, commitment and integrity would agree with this approach. She is notable, respected in her own community and likely to be peering down upon us; possibly spell checking and taking notes that feed into a mammoth government information data collection system (MGIDCS). She may have been recruited because of her discretion and integrity even behind closed doors.”
The rules of engagement are:
Ten Questions must be answered with complete honesty or Mrs. Sparkly will find you. Mrs. Sparkly-we love you. We Do! Manners and behavior, words beyond reproach… Then tag five other people.
The Ten Questions:
1.Describe yourself in seven words.
Honest, Creative, Loyal, Inquisitive, Imaginative, Intelligent, Procrastinator
2. What keeps you up at night?
My Penn State University Studies and Molly, our 11-year-old Boston Terrier
3. Whom would you like to be?
I would like to be a Psychologist in the gay community. I am working on getting there and have no doubt I will succeed.
4. What are you wearing now?
Wearing? I’m supposed to be wearing something?
5. What scares you?
Falling, Rodents, and the Wind (I know! How sad, huh?)
6. What are the best and worst things about blogging?
The best thing, of course, is that I love to write! Blogging gives me an avenue in which to write anything I want to at any time of day or night. The worst thing is that I love to blog—when I don’t have the time, because my school work is my priority right now, I become over-anxious.
7. What was the last website you looked at?
Well, since I am on WordPress.com right now, then the last website I was on was either psu.edu or dictionary.com—I am not quite sure, as I had been alternating between the two when my computer crashed at 3:30 AM, thereby releasing its grip on me and allowing me to go to bed finally.
8. If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?
Yikes! This is a serious question, and because I do not want to disrespect Mrs. Sparkly, I will give it a serious and honest answer. My life has not always been pretty. Through abuse in my past marriage, extreme anxiety, seven years of active drug use, which caused me to experience poverty and homelessness, I was not a good mother to my children. My boys are now 19 and 14 and live with their half-siblings in Washington, while I am here in Pennsylvania continuing my education and working diligently on bettering myself, not only for my sake, but for theirs as well. The most psychological and emotional damage has fallen to my youngest son, and though he is content and we are closer than we have been in a very long time, I still feel that I am failing him. The one thing I would change about myself, and I am actually working on it, is to become the mother I should have been from the beginning. I try not to dwell on the past, which cannot be changed, but to remain in the here and now, as that is where I can make change happen.
9. Slankets, yes or no?
Very interesting question and I must say, I am intrigued. As others before me have said, I do not know what this word, slanket, means. So, I too. looked the word up on dictionary.com and had to do a little investigating. The closest thing I could come to, other than ‘blanket’ was that the word ‘slank,’ the past tense of ‘slink’, which means, in its various forms (verb, adjective, noun)—
verb (used without object)
1. to move or go in a furtive, abject manner, as from fear, cowardice, or shame.
2. to walk or move in a slow, sinuous, provocative way.
verb (used with object)
3. (especially of cows) to bring forth (young) prematurely.
4. a prematurely born calf or other animal.
5. born prematurely: a slink calf.
Confused yet? Ha-ha! Don’t worry, it gets better. Next I looked up the suffix –et which is also grouped with –ette, and is generally used on the noun tense of the word, which according to msu.edu, this suffix means small one, group (midget, octet, baronet). So, where does that bring us to? It looks like ‘slanket’ means a small premature calf. But wait! The question says, ‘slankets,’ which means plural, or in this case means small premature calves. And with that, my answer is a resounding NO!
10. Tell us something about the person who tagged you.
I know her as adollyciousirony (he-he…that is a pretty good start of a description already!). She is fun, creative, energetic, and happy. I enjoy visiting her blog because there is always something new and different and reading her posts regularly put me is such a good mood, and inspires me to write more myself. This wonderful blog, allaboutlemon, has a very positive effect on me, as it will you. Just click the link and I promise, it will be a very enjoyable experience!
I’m passing Mrs. Sparkly’s Ten Commandments on to:
bipolarmuse, because…no, she is Too amazing for words. Click, read, and you will see what I mean.
Kellie See, because I am studying psychology, while she is studying art, so it is here that I can obtain many art lessons. Not to mention, she is truly talented!
The Write Transition, because this blog reads like the author is sitting right in front of you having a conversation…so real!
Thypolar’s life, because she is funny, serious, open, and honest.
Seasons Change, and Change…, because we have so many things in common and I can relate more than she realizes.