BLOGGING GRANDMOTHERS SERIES WITH DIANNA FROM DOGWOOD LANE DIARIES
The 35th blogging grandmother to be
featured for this series is Dianna from Dogwood Lane Diaries.
QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR BLOG
NAME OF YOUR BLOG: DOGWOOD LANE DIARIES – HAPPILY MARRIED & SOMEWHERE BETWEEN A FULL HOUSE & AN EMPTY NEST
WHERE DO YOU LIVE: Tennessee
WHAT DO YOU WRITE ABOUT: Right now I am trying to shift my blog focus to downsizing, organizing and saving money. I want to still focus on midlife and being a mom of grown kids since that is where I am right now in my life. I feel that this is such an underrepresented segment of the population in the blogging world.
HOW DID YOU COME UP WITH THE NAME FOR YOUR BLOG: The town I live in is all about dogwoods. We even used to have a Dogwood Festival. There are dogwood trees everywhere.
WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO START BLOGGING: I have always loved to write and sometimes I just feel as if maybe some of my thoughts and experiences might benefit someone else.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN BLOGGING: A little over a year.
WHAT DO YOU FIND MOST CHALLENGING OR FRUSTRATING ABOUT BLOGGING: Time!! Most definitely time!!
HOW OFTEN DO YOU BLOG: I would love to blog every day or at least 3 times a week. I took a long time off and am hoping to get back in the swing of things.
DO YOU PARTICIPATE IN LINK PARTIES: Absolutely!!
THE BEST THING ABOUT BLOGGING: I have made some awesome friends in blogging groups. I also love to share things that make my life easier because it may make someone else’s life easier!
QUESTIONS ABOUT YOU AS A GRANDMOTHER
WHAT DO YOUR GRANDCHILDREN CALL YOU: Mimi
HOW MANY GRANDCHILDREN DO YOU HAVE: 2 grandsons
HOW OFTEN DO YOU GET TO SEE YOUR GRANDCHILDREN: As often as I can. They live only 7 minutes from me, yes I have timed it. LOL!
WHAT IS THE BEST THING ABOUT BEING A GRANDMOTHER: That moment when my grandsons see me and run to me for hugs and kisses.
QUESTIONS ABOUT YOU
MARRIED, SINGLE, DIVORCED, WIDOWED: Happily married to my husband of 34 years.
HOW MANY CHILDREN DO YOU HAVE: 5 (Ages 31, 28, 24, 22 and 20).
DO YOU WORK OR ARE YOU RETIRED, WHAT IS OR WAS YOUR PROFESSION: I have a BS in Human Resources Management but actually work as a Library Assistant in a high school.
WHAT IS THE BEST AND WORST THING ABOUT GETTING OLDER: The best thing is the older I get the more I feel I have come into my own. I have a pretty good idea of what I want, what I don’t want and what’s really important to me. The worst thing about getting older is health issues.
WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY: I CHOOSE to be happy.
WHAT 3 WORDS BEST DESCRIBE YOU: I asked my husband and son this question, my son said, “Mom.” Really?? I guess I would have to say funny, honest (you decide if that is good or bad), determined.
WHAT ARE 3 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT YOU: 1) I’m a craft hoarder. I love to do crafty stuff. 2) In addition to blogging and my “day job” I also co-own an eBay reselling business. 3) I don’t like movies that make me cry. When it comes to movies I would rather see guns than roses. My favorite movies are comedies and there are a few that I could probably recite.
HOBBIES: Crafty stuff, thrifting, reading, and my pets: 2 Great Danes – Titus and Murphy.
FAV ICE CREAM: Mint Chocolate Chip
FAV COLD DRINK: Water or Cherry Dr Pepper
FAV FOOD: I don’t think I can choose. Seriously, I love food.
FAV AROMA: I have no sense of smell 🙁
FAV PERFUME: When I could smell I liked Chanel No. 5
FAV AUTHOR: Dee Henderson
FAV MUSIC: I like most music – Christian, Adult Contemporary, 80s Rock.
FAV TV SHOW: This is hard. I have a lot of favorites. I think it is probably a toss up between Criminal Minds and Real Housewives of New Jersey. I could probably name more.
FAV TV SHOW WHEN YOU WERE A CHILD: The Munsters
WERE YOU A GIRLY GIRL OR A TOMBOY AS A CHILD: I have always been a girly girl.
SPRING, SUMMER, FALL, OR WINTER: Fall, spring, winter, summer in that order.
DO YOU HAVE A TALENT: Is snark a talent?
WHAT TALENT WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO HAVE: Play the piano.
EARLY BIRD OR NIGHT OWL: Night owl definitely.
HOW DO YOU RELAX: My husband and I are in a car club. Most of us have Volkswagens and we go on cruises on all the back country roads. I love going on cruises. If I’m stressed and it’s nice weather I can usually convince my husband to take me for a drive. I have a 1991 Cabriolet Convertible and driving or riding with the top down is just so relaxing.
MOVIES OR BOOKS: Both
CELL PHONE – APPLE OR ANDROID: Apple. I’m an iPhone girl!!
CALLING OR TEXTING: I hate talking on the phone.
*This is the last feature for this series! It was great with 35 awesome grandmother bloggers!
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