Sunday, 11 January 2009

Interview Me.

Yesterday I was the doing the usual weekend entertainment thingy and going around the blogosphere reading what my favorite bloggers had been up to when I came across a game that I liked the looks of on Shadow's blog, she is, on my side bar. It is called Interview Me.
Here are the rules.
1. Leave a comment saying Interview me.
2. Comments with email addresses will not be published to preserve privacy.
3. I will email you 5 questions. I get to pick the questions.
4. You can answer the questions on your blog.
5. post rules on your blog with an offer to interview anyone else who emails you wanting to be interviewed.
6. Anyone wishing to be interviewed should be sent 5 questions on their blog.
7. It would be nice if the questions were individualized for each blogger
Shadow sent me these questions.
Describe your favourite season of the year.
Spring of course. I love spring because after the cold of winter when everything has been dormant and damaged by frost as it is in this part of the country is reborn. Spring is the season of our worlds rebirth. It is chance of a fresh start when plants come to life and animals and birds breed because they know the world is kind to them then. It is the reassurance that no matter what the world is still turning and going through the annual cycles that keep us all alive. It is kind of like the movie A Secret Garden when it shows the scene in time lapse photography of the progressing of plants and animals awakening and coming to life. I love that scene.

If there was something you could change about where you live what would it be?
The cost of housing. We are priced out of the market as far as purchasing a home of our own and the rent we pay is a lot of money out of our weekly earnings which cuts our disposable income level down to much much lower than it was before we moved here. Maybe I am too fussy or too spoilt because of what we had in Junee with a lovely yard to dig and plant in and a small mortgage payment each week which was much less than what we pay in rent here. As we are getting older we are scared to stick our necks out too far because we wouldn't be able to afford a mortgage here when we retire. So that means leaving here when we do retire. I don't really want to have to do that because I like it here.

Every child gets asked the question"What do you want to be when you grow up?" What was your answer to that and did you get to do it?
The very first answer to that question I can remember giving was "I want to be a mummy". Well I did get to do that but there have been lots of times where I have doubted that I have done a good job and that makes me feel useless.
Other things I thought I would like to be were a secretary because when my Dad took me to work with him I liked playing on the typewriters in the office. He he. Then later on I had this day dream that I wanted to be a photographer and travel around the outback taking photographs of animals and birds and scenery in one of those funny old slide on the back of a truck camper vans. Ah yes, I am a dreamer. I still like the sound of a nomadic lifestyle but nowadays I have adapted it to traveling with a caravan but with a base to come home to.

What is better Christmas or Birthdays and why?
I don't really know. Though I think birthdays are less trouble than Christmas with all the commercialism and hype that it has attached to it for just one day. Christmas is nice too though because it is commemoration of our religions beliefs, even though it has been proven that it was not set on the actual birthday of Jesus.

Tell me about how you met and fell in love with your partner?
When we were young I used to go out to the discos at the local clubs in Wagga. They were on probably 3 nights each week at different places around town, we would met up with friends and dance etc even though disco was not my favorite choice of music. I was 17 bat the time which means I used to have to sneak in there underage. Peter used to sit with some other friends we knew and he used to always be looking my way when I looked in his direction and he would wink at me and I thought is that bloke winking of has he got a twitch in his eye, so every time I looked around he would wink again, I couldn't work it out, but I thought he was pretty cute anyway. I still love bright blue eyes and reckon you can tell a lot about someone from watching their eyes. Anyway we were introduced and danced etc, which was a big thing for him because he still hates dancing. He he. When we started going out he used to have this big black panel van with the back all fitted out with a mattress etc and I was really scared he would drive it into Mum and Dad's driveway and they would take one look at it and say "What The.... no bloody way are you going out with that bloke". But they didn't and the first time he came home to meet my parents I couldn't get a word in edge ways and they liked him straight away which is more than I can say about some of the other blokes I took home.
We had warm summer days playing in the water, and lots of cold winter nights and days steaming up the windows of that old van , and sunny afternoons laying part naked on a secluded river bank in the long grass and driving around just because we could be by ourselves together.
Anyway things progressed and I was really bored and sick of him one day and I was thinking of dumping him and then I thought O.M.G. I can't. I must love him. Light bulb moment. We were driving along in his van, I remember the exact place and even what song was on the radio. A remake of the old song "My guy".
When he asked me to marry him the first time I was not ready for it and said "Don't ask me yet, ask me later". Then later I told him I was ready, He he. I really though long and hard about that because I never wanted to be labeled the girl who just wanted to get married, and I had seen too much pain caused by people who had married wrong to take that risk. We are still together after nearly 4 years courting and 28 years married. there have been times though when I could have and probably should have walked out. We grew up together during those years. I am so glad I stuck it out and took the risk. That light bulb moment stuck.
That is my questions answered. If you would like to participate please let me know so I can send you your questions.
Love Linda.


Shadow said...

you love story is beautiful! and your description of spring echoes loudly with me. thank you so much for playing. it's nice to get to know you!

Robin said...

The nomadic lifestyle (with a well fitted out caravan) really appeals to me as well, especially if it goes along with a camera and beautiful things to shoot. My parents actually did travel by caravan for a full year when they retired, though they've since settled down again.

You're really sweet to have come by and checked on me. Thankfully my home is far enough away from the South to be safely beyond the range of the rockets. Here in the center of the country at least life goes on. I've still been blogging avidly, but these past few months I've been a lot more focused on photography than writing. They don't seem to coexist well within me, it's always either one or the other :).

Giggles said...

I think this is a great meme idea! Loved your answers and your love story is precious! If you stuck it out you are one of the lucky ones!! Enjoyed all your answers!

Interview me!

Hugs Giggles

Mountain Mama said...

These meme's sure give us an interesting peek into the lives of our blog friends.
You did a great job of telling how you and your hubby met. I wonder if this is how many romance novel authors get ideas for their books?

miss*R said...

oh my god, the panel van! what a blast from the past.. how I remember them and the mattresses in the back.. and my parents reaction would be the same as yours would be..

great reading Linda! thanks xo

(ps Maddy is up here at the moment)



Merle said...

G'day Linda ~~That meme sounds much too difficult for me. It has taken me weeks to write 10 honest things about myself which I hope to post later tonight. Your answers are very good - well done. I am glad you will get to see 2 of your cousins when you go to Sydney. Cousins are really special. I didn't think Canberra ever had extremes of heat.
We have 39C predicted for Monday, but at least I will have my cooler on. Take care, my friend, Love, Merle.

Merle said...

Hi again Linda ~~ Just a quick message to tell you that I have passed on an award to you which I hope you will like. Love, Merle.