I didn’t think I was going to participate in the interview meme going around the blogs–for multiple reasons–including a bit of a worry that no one would want me to interview them and fear of some hard to answer question. However, when Margene said she would interview one person only–and I was the first to comment…well, it seemed like fate. I adore Margene and have great respect for her and her needlework. So, the rules are as follows…and someone, please request.
- Leave a comment saying "Interview Me". I will list your questions on THIS blog.
- You will give answers on YOUR blog.
- You will include this explanation and offer to interview someone else in the same post.
- You should ask 5 questions.
- You have lived in Alaska and speak of it often in comments on my blog. Would you like to live there again? Simply, no. It was the most beautiful place I have ever lived. The beauty was overwhelming and brought me such peace. However, it is a very hard and isolated life. Irrespective of Owen’s autism, I wouldn’t want to raise any of my children there. I always hoped Kevin and I would volunteer there after retirement and the kids were settled.
- Your mother is a knitter extraordinaire and most likely taught you to knit at a young age. When did you decide you love to knit and that it would be a part of your everyday life? While I did learn to knit at a young age and enjoyed it, I struggled with casting on. Even in Alaska, I had the residents of the shelter cast on for me. A few months after Owen was born a little yarn shop opened in our town, a friend got me into the overcrowded class and I learned the kindergarten cast on. In my sleep, a few weeks later I dreamed how to do a long tail cast on and it has been a passion since the summer of 2000.
- We have the same philosophy on housekeeping. Does it bother you or (like me) do you think a ‘lived in’ house is A-ok? It doesn’t seem to bother me enough to do something about it. I do wish I were tidier and enforced my children tidying as well. The dust bunnies, crumbs and disorganization drive me crazy–especially since we have a teacher at our house Monday through Friday. In MA, I tried to schedule playdates for the kids on cleaning person day.
- If you decided to work outside the home what would your dream job be? I struggle with this thought quite a bit. Before Gracie came along, I wanted a combined Master of Divinity and Master of Social Work. Since then I have considered Library Science, Special Education and Law. I think I am leaning toward Special Education advocacy. I would love to advocate on behalf of families like my own.
- What is one thing you would love to do that you haven’t done as yet? I have tossed and turned this question in my head many, many times. I sometimes think a lot of doors are closed because of taking care of Owen. I thought of travel related things…like Africa or New Zealand. Thrill seeking things…like bungee jumping or skydiving. One of the things that I most wanted to do in this life was adopt a girl from China.
Margene, thanks for asking such fabulous questions and for being such a wonderful blog friend.
Added later…wow, I hardly expected one person to ask and now I have several. I don’t think I can handle more than that. I am quitting at 4, possibly 5 if I learn how to read Finnish.