Old School Blogging: 5 Things

This month Old School Blogging is being hosted by Elaine and Alison. They are asking us to tell them five things about us.
5 Things I Have a Passion For:
  1. My family.
  2. Writing.
  3. Cooking.
  4. Uplifting others.
  5. Making people happy. 

5 Things I'd Like to do Before I Die
  1. Use every ounce of talent God has given me.
  2. Figure out what that talent is. 
  3. Write 3 books: a cookbook, a novel, and my memoirs. 
  4. Travel the world.
  5. Celebrate my 50th wedding anniversary with Hubby, our kids, and grandkids.  (Only 31-1/2 years to go!)  

5 Things I Say a Lot

  1. I love you.
  2. Adios. (Because that's how people greet each other in Mexico.) 
  3. Hijos de la chilindrina! 
  4. Honey, I've been thinking.... (I have no idea why these 4 simple little words have the ability to make my Hubby cringe.)  
  5. Awesome! 

5 Books/Magazines I've Read Lately

  1. El Vidente by Paul Feranka (Just started reading it.) 
  2. O magazine
  3. HGTV magazine
  4. Forever, Erma by Erma Bombeck
  5. Bobby Flay's Burgers, Fries & Shakes

5 Favorite Movies

  1. It's a Wonderful Life
  2. When Harry Met Sally
  3. Christmas with the Kranks
  4. Miracle on 34th Street (original) 
  5. The Family Stone

5 Places I'd Like to Travel

  1. Paris
  2. New York City
  3. Tuscany, Italy 
  4. A B&B in Vermont or New Hampshire
  5. Oh, Canada! 

5 People I'd like to tag...
  1. Valarie from This Is Life (Because my BFF hasn't posted in like forever!) 
  2. Jennifer from Life in the Armpit
  3. Nicole from Destination Unknown
  4. Emily from The Real Housewife of Ciudad Juarez
  5. Elizabeth from Hillbilly in Mexico  (Because she really needs to blog more!) 
I hope you join in the old school blogging fun. I would love to learn more about you.



  1. I would really love to go to Tuscany too. I had a trip all planned out a few years ago - then I got pregnant. :)
    Thanks for linking up!

  2. B.Brittain-MarshallJuly 16, 2013 at 8:27 PM

    Love the pic of writing in a journal. Perhaps you are reflecting on your many talents. Please come to Canada! We would love you to come. I lived in Aguascalientes for about 3 months several years ago. Loved my time in Mexico. Visiting via OSBlogging from over at www.ritewhileucan.com where i gush about everything paper.

  3. I had to giggle when I saw the progression of #1 and #2 for things you’d like to do. Though I’m much the same way…still trying to figure out all my talents!

  4. Definitely get to Canada! I just went there and it's so beautiful (I was in Jasper, AB). And I adore the original Miracle on 34th Street!

  5. Definitely need to go back to Canada!

    Really funny that folks in Mexico greet with "Adios"! Think I might try that out and see how it works. Suspect I might get a side-eye or two!