BLOGGING GRANDMOTHERS SERIES 2 WITH AMY FROM AMY’S CREATIVE PURSUITS
The 19th blogging grandmother to be featured for the Blogging Grandmothers Series 2 is Amy.
NAME OF YOUR BLOG: AMY’S CREATIVE PURSUITS
WHAT IS YOUR FAV SAYING: Women will never be equal to men until they can walk down the street with a bald head and a beer gut, and STILL think they are sexy!
WHAT IS THE MOST UNUSUAL THING IN YOUR WALLET OR PURSE: I can’t think of anything as I try to carry only the absolute necessities to keep my bag clutter free and light.
DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF: Well I don’t wear a lot of shoes with laces but unless I’m in a hurry I untie them first.
DOES WISDOM COME WITH AGE: Although I have met a few wise young people in my life, my daughter being one of them, I would say the norm is that wisdom does indeed come with life experience.
WHAT IS ONE THING THAT DRIVES YOU CRAZY: Mainstream media and the constant daily twisting of the truth, and obvious biases.
WHEN YOU WERE A CHILD, WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GREW UP: A movie star.
WHAT IS ONE THING YOU REALLY LIKE ABOUT YOURSELF: My honesty.
DO YOU HAVE A GREEN THUMB: Yes! I love to flower garden and have large flower beds. I get drivebys all summer long of people who hear about my flower gardens and want to see them.
HAVE YOU GONE THRU MENOPAUSE? IF SO, WAS IT HARD TO DEAL WITH: I’m still officially “in” menopause and so far I haven’t found it as difficult of an experience some women have had. The hot flashes aren’t that big of a deal, although I have had some doozies! The worst part has been my weight shifting to my waist, bust, and upper arms. I feel like I look like a penguin!
IF YOU COULD CHANGE ANYTHING ABOUT YOURSELF, WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE: I wish I could forgive and let go more easily those who hurt me and won’t acknowledge it.
WHO IS THE ONE PERSON WHO HAS HAD THE GREATEST IMPACT ON YOUR LIFE AND WHY: My husband. He helps me to keep an eternal and spiritual perspective on whatever happens in life.
COULD YOU TAKE A VACATION AWAY FROM ALL TECHNOLOGY AND IF SO FOR HOW LONG: No. I couldn’t. I need to keep in contact with my kids. They don’t live near me so we text constantly.
DO YOU KNIT, CROCHET, OR QUILT: I quilt, but poorly. I’ve taken quilting classes but I can never do it perfectly. I also never finish my quilts! I have 4 unfinished quilts at the moment
IF YOU WERE STRANDED ON A TROPICAL ISLAND, WHAT 3 ITEMS WOULD YOU WANT TO HAVE WITH YOU: My bible, lip balm, hand lotion.
ARE YOU EMBRACING OR FIGHTING GRAY HAIR: Fighting it every step of the way!
IF YOU HAD A TIME MACHINE AND COULD USE IT ONLY ONCE, WOULD YOU VISIT THE FUTURE OR THE PAST AND WHY: The future. I’d love to know how long I live and see how my kids and grandkids turn out.
DO YOU BELIEVE IN EXTRATERRESTRIALS: Not sure. I think it’s possible that God could have created other forms of life and not tell us about it.
IF A MOVIE WAS MADE OF YOUR LIFE, WHAT ACTRESS WOULD YOU WANT TO PLAY YOU? WOULD THE MOVIE BE AN ACTION FILM, COMEDY, DRAMA, HORROR, ROMANCE, OR SCI-FI: It would definitely be a drama, but I can’t think of an actress I would like to portray me as I find most celebrities behaviors disappointing.
HOW OLD DO YOU FEEL: I feel every bit of my age!
WHAT ADVICE WILL YOU OR HAVE YOU GIVEN TO YOUR 18 YEAR OLD GRANDCHILD/GRANDCHILDREN WHEN THEY GRADUATE FROM HIGH SCHOOL: Don’t waste your $ on a 4 year college unless it’s for a job that requires it. Too many kids today go to college and major in things they can’t get a job in and end up in debt and working at Starbucks.