Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Finally !! - Part 2

Many thanks to Rachel for sending me 5 interview questions. Here are questions 2 - 5 as promised.

2. What is one thing you want to do before you die? (That's kind of a morbid question, sorry)

Before I die, I want to go to Europe - specifically Ireland and England.

My father's ancestors came from Ireland. I have been to the homestead where my grandfather and his sister were born. I want to see where his ancestors came from. We have been told that my grandfather's grandfather came to the US during the Great Potato Famine and settled in Vermont.

My mother's ancestors came from England. Her uncle has spent a good portion of his lifetime (he is in his 90's and still alive) researching geneology of his family. He has traced the line back to the Mayflower when it landed on the shores of Truro, Massachusetts. And even before that in England .... Imagine this, I have ancestors named Patience and Prudence !! I want to see where her ancestors came from.

3. Do you worry more or less about your kids when they are adults?

I think I worry more about them now that they are adults. I am not there every day to fix things for them like I was when they were young. I don't mean "fix" things literally, but I had a hand in what they did. I was there for support if they needed it and I didn't have to pick up the phone or get in my car to give it. They both have families of their own now and don't live in my house with me (well ... we won't go there ... he hasn't been here for a while). Sometimes, I just want to tell them what to do and how to do it, but I can't - they have to make their own decisions now and suffer the consequences if they make the wrong ones. They both have encountered many "bumps" in the road, but I think they pretty much are doing OK. I still worry about them though, what Mom doesn't (at any age!) AND they had better not forget their Mom on Mother's Day !!!

4. Are you hoping for more grandkids?

One can never have enough grandchildren to spoil ! But, I honestly think that the ones that I have are enough for their parents. Kids aren't cheap to raise !!

Josh has 2 sons (ages 13 and 2 1/2) and that precious little girl that was born in March.

She sure has changed, hasn't she? This pic was taken just this past weekend - Gramma had to stop by for her baby fix !!

Matt has a son (16 - he was adopted 2 1/2 years ago after being one of their foster children) and a daughter (4 1/2 but thinks she's at least 16 also!)

The best thing about grandchildren?? You love them, you spoil them, you send them back home !! (I've paid my dues and at my age, I need my beauty sleep ...)

5. What type of work do you do?

I am an Administrative Support Specialist (and also provide backup support to the Budget Analyst - doing procurement and property management).

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FINALLY ... I'm done !

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1. If you want to do this meme, although I think most already have, leave me a comment saying, "Interview me." (If I don't have your email address already, either leave it in the comment or email me at

2. I will respond by emailing you five questions. I get to pick the questions.

3. You will update your blog with the answers to the questions.

4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.

5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.


SJ said...

So I have an idea! Why don't you and I go to Europe and see Ireland and England together because this is something that I've always dreamed of doing one day too...imagine that!

Great answers to your interview questions, I can't believe how BIG all your grandkids have gotten!

Amy W said...

I think you and my Mom do the same job...

Your granddaughter looks so much different then when she was born. What a cute little girl!

Rachel said...

I just loved all your answers! Of course now I will worry about worrying about my kids more, lol!

You have beautiful grandkids!!!

CPA Mom said...

I want to go to England and Ireland with you!