So… before something happens to jinx that, let me introduce you to this week’s fantabulous Canadian blogger extraordinaire. We first met on Twitter, which seems to be the place to be these days, and then we got to meet in real life, which is an honour in this business.
I am so glad that I was able to secure a spot for her at Tenderflake’s “Year of the Pie” tweet-up and even better yet… we got to car pool! I love meeting bloggers who live close by!
1. What drew you to blogging? I don’t have to leave the house to make my opinions known to the world 🙂
2. How do you characterize yourself? I am a Christian woman, fumbling through parenting, marriage, and life in general, trying to smooth out the rough patches and leave life a little better than the way I found it.
3. Are you married? Kids? Married 10 years this November, Three kids Elliot, 5; Elyza Jane 4; Easton 17 months
- Food – nachos – hold the jalapenos
- Colour – green
- Movie – My Blue Heaven
- Book – Anne of Green Gables, Jane Karon series
- TV Show – I shift around a few shows, mainly cooking and decorating inspiration, NCIS and NCIS:LA are good.
- Blog – www.thepioneerwoman.com
5. What is your most embarrassing moment? Most of high school – and we went for 5 years, back in the day!
6. What’s your pet peeve? Poor business/social skills, followed very closely by poor grammar/spelling
7. What is your favourite quote? “Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds” Albert Einstein; hangs on my laundry room wall in a huge 20X24″ frame; second place? “Those who can’t do – manage” – the entire reason I got my MBA
8. What is the best compliment you’ve ever received? Wow, you actually know what you are talking about.
9. What playlist/cd is in your CD player/iPod right now? – more of a talk radio kinda gal, but our CD player is full of Charley Pride, Kenny Rogers, and Dolly Parton – go ahead, it’s OK to laugh.
11. What is the meaning behind your blog name? After six long years of post secondary education, I obtained my double Hons. B.A. and my Masters of Business Administration.
I married Jason (Goose) a few months later and worked at an industrial material handling company and then managing Radio Bible Class (Canada) before making the surprisingly easy decision to stay home and raise my children. I don’t have a corner office anymore, but I do have the corner market on play dates and finger paintings and what makes their little selves tick.
There are days when I miss talking to adults on a regular basis, but then I remind myself that they didn’t necessarily listen to me either.
12. What’s your favourite Canadian city? Port Dover – my hometown. Not much of a city. 4,000 people in the winter, 6,000 in the summer when the tourists come. But home nonetheless. My soul soars every time my feet hit my native sand.