Sharon over at Elizabeth & Co. has passed an award on to me. Thanks Sharon!!
1. Maybe this is one isn't so unknown. I am and have been a HUGE reader since I was young, starting with Nancy Drew, Trixie Belden, The Island of the Blue Dophins and the list goes on. When I was young, I'd read anything, even the back of the cereal box at breakfast. I can remember walking around the house, while reading.
My first love is mysteries and fast paced thrillers... not horror, although I have been known to read Dean Koontz and managed to get through a few Stephen Kings back in the day. And it's not a secret that I am a Kindle convert... now I ALWAYS have a book in my bag.
2. I don't like snow. It snowed for my wedding and for at least half of my children's birthdays. We don't get a lot of snow but it always seems to come when there are plans that then get cancelled. Soooo, I only like to vacation in sunny, beachy places... I know it's not healthy but the sun shining down on me on a beach somewhere makes me HAPPY. And yes, I am going to Toronto next month so I will probably be breaking the "I only vacation in sunny, beachy places" thing, but maybe they'll have a little warm spell.
3. My two favorite movies of ALL times are North by Northwest and The MoonSpinners. I think I like the fact that they are mysteries and take place in the 50's to 60's. I love the era of people dressing up for dinner, wearing gloves and hats, matching shoes and handbags...
The first is an Alfred Hitchcock movie with Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint... hence my desire to see Mt. Rushmore, although I'm pretty sure they've updated the cafeteria/viewing place by now. I love that scene almost as much as the climbing on the actual faces scene.
The second is an old Disney movie with Haley Mills, it is a mystery (of course) that takes place on a Greek Isle... my dream vacation would be Greece (see #2).
4. When I hear our National Anthem, it brings tears to my eyes. Of course, I also cry at movies, while listening to a country song, when reading books and once cried in an episode of Hawaii 5-0... not the new version but the old one with Jack Lord... now that's just plain embarrassing.
5. I am a grande, non-fat, latte from Starbucks girl.
6. My real name is not Chris, but Ruth. I think I was in elementary school before I found out that my name was actually Ruth Christine. I hated my name for many years (i.e. high school)... being on the short side, I heard a lot of Baby Ruth in my time. I was named after a great aunt... now my sisters had contemporary, well at least for the sixties, names and here I was, named after a great aunt? Can you tell I was the 3rd of 3 girls? I'm sure my parents were figuring it would be a boy this time.
7. Growing up, my only goal was to go to college and be a lawyer. When I was a junior in high school I met my husband at a fast food restaurant where we both worked. Yep, my husband and I were high school sweethearts. I was 16 and he was 17. This April will mark the 30th anniversary of our first date.... and I don't regret that I'm not a lawyer.
Now aren't you glad you stopped by?
Chris at Red Gate Farm
Oops... but before I go... I'm supposed to pass this on to fellow bloggers, so I hope you accept this little award from me...here goes...
Krysta at Dropped Stitch Knitter - my daughter who currently lives in Toronto, ON - enough said...
Andrea at Rural Revival - my very FIRST real follower, you got this little blog of the ground - A huge thanks to you Andrea! Your writing is witty, touching and your pictures are beautiful. One of the blogs I look forward to seeing a post from.
Lisa at Suburban Retreat - the nicest person in Canada, no North America... Lisa always leaves the most sincere and heartfelt comments. Since we have a 3 hour time difference, I can get up almost every morning and read a message from Lisa, first thing... and they always make me smile.
Amy at Verde Farms - although we live on different sides of the U.S., I think we should have been sisters. I love your farm, your animals, your house, your cottage.... ok, I'm embarrassing myself...
Shannan at Flower Patch Farmgirl - the second blog I started to follow AND the first person to leave me a comment, although I didn't notice it for an entire month! Sigh...
Holly at I wish I were a Walton - cuz she lives in my "neighborhood"... here in the Northwest part of Washington state.
Theresa at Meadowbrook Farm - because I love everything she takes pictures of, builds, grows, owns... and she has the most beautiful greenhouse I've every seen!! Ok, I'm embarrassing myself again...
Jen at The Cottage Nest - the first blog I started to follow, as a "lurker"... and I love that fact that she and her family jumped into their dream and are making it a reality.
Annie at Firefly Hill Style - one of my never miss blogs... and I love that she signs out with and "x" and an "o"
Maura at Lilac Lane Cottage - because she's from the closest Canadian province to me, now lives in Kansas of all places and has a lilacs... oh, how I love lilacs.