I was tagged a few weeks ago by the lovely Mummy Matters in a questions and answers meme. I’ve been so busy over the past couple of months that I’ve only just gotten around to doing it (sorry). Basically all I have to do is answer the following questions as truthfully as possible:
Which living person do you most admire, and why?
My son! The more I learn about Aspergers and Autism the more amazed I am by J and his ability to get through each and everyday. Starting school, moving countries, dealing with a bully, seeing lots of new people (therapists/doctors etc) and even just going shopping are hard enough for anyone …………….. but for a 5 year old……………. with Aspergers…………. WOW I’m in total awe of you little man. xxx
When were you happiest?
If I think of the past I was always happiest listening to my beloved Nan talk about days of old, her life and things that she had done. Right now I’m always happiest when I am with my Husband and Son. I love watching them play together, it always puts a smile on my face and makes me feel warm inside.
What was your most embarrassing moment?
There’s far too many of them to choose just one!
Aside from property, what’s the most expensive thing you’ve bought?
What is your most treasured possession?
My Son! Although he’s not really a possession. My photographs are probably my most treasured possession, especially those of my family and close friends.
Where would you like to live?
If I could choose anywhere in the world it would have to be Florida, it’s warm, the people are friendly, there’s lots to do and it’s not too long a flight away from family and friends
What’s your favourite smell?
I have no idea! I love the smell of babies, my son, freshly washed sheets when you bring them in off the line, fresh bread, a sunday roast…………………
Who would play you in the film of your life?
Not to steal Mummy Matters’s actress but I think I would also choose Sandra Bullock.
What is your favourite book?
I don’t really have a favourite book but I love reading. I’m a huge fan of the Twilight series, Harry Potter and Danielle Steel books. I have also recently started to build a big collection of books about Autism and Aspergers, I’m currently reading The Autism Experience.
What is your most unappealing habit?
mmmmm probably biting my nails, I know very unappealing but I only do it when I’m feeling a little stressed!
What would be your fancy dress costume of choice?
I guess that it would be something from the 50′s/60′s era or maybe a hippy from the 70′s, all eras that I love.
What is your earliest memory?
Singing Humpty Dumpty with my Uncle
What is your guiltiest pleasure?
Ice cream, I love it!
What do you owe your parents?
Thanks for bringing me into the world, thanks to my Mum for bring me up and thanks to my Dad for not turning me away. Most of who I am I owe to my Nan, it is her that I owe everything to, so Thankyou Nan x
To whom would you most like to say sorry, and why?
My Nan, I’m sorry I was the one to hurt you so badly by telling you that Granddad was gone and most of all I’m sorry that we had to say goodbye to the both of you.
What or who is the greatest love of your life?
My son is and always will be the greatest love of my life.
What does love feel like?
As Mummy Matters says there are different types of love and they all feel different, the love I have for my son is indescribable, it’s a feeling you have for someone or something that you would literally do anything for, it’s a feeling that can make you feel on top of the world and yet at other times break your heart in two, it’s a feeling that I never want to lose!
What was the best kiss of your life?
The one my son gave me this morning when he said “morning Mum, I love you”
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
Probably Oh My God! - J has started saying quite often too, mmmmm think he may have picked it up from me! I can often be heard telling J “Use your words”, which is probably a little overused.
What is the worst job you’ve done?
mmmmm I’ve had a few, probably McDonalds!
If you could edit your past, what would you change?
Nothing, everything in life happens for a reason.
What is the closest you’ve come to death?
I’m not sure, probably with one of my miscarriages, I lost quite alot of blood or maybe one time with my Asthma.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Becoming a Mum!
When did you last cry, and why?
I don’t know probably a few days ago out of frustration and tiredness, it’s hard work dealing with meltdowns, a school that doesn’t listen and a child begging you not to send him!
How do you relax?
Listening to music, watching my favourite programs on TV, going for a walk, reading a book or just watching J sleep.
What single thing would improve the quality of your life?
Right now good health for all my family would be very welcome. Other than that a large sum of money would be great and enable us to buy a house here in Oz, pay for a specialist tutor for J, a variety of therapies when the funding runs out, a specialist to sort Hubby’s back out and of course to simply provide financial security not just for us but for J.
What is the most important lesson life has taught you?
Don’t waste a moment, make the most of everyday, always remember to tell those that matter how you feel about them because you may never get another chance.
Now its my turn to do the tagging: