1. Do you prefer to read the book or see the movie?
Watch the movie AT HOME. I really don't like going to the movies. It's loud, the seats are not comfortable, the food is awful, the company is often not the best and it's cold in there. At home I can have on my pj's, eat what I like, it's warm, and the company is the best. Plus, when the boring part of the movie comes, I can get up and move around.
2. What is your favorite holiday and why?
Christmas! I love to decorate and get the cards ready to go out. I wear Christmas sweaters all month and can in fact wear a different sweater every day from Thanksgiving all the way to Christmas and never wear the same sweater twice. I love the sounds of Christmas, the smells and cheer.
3. Which do you like better - the mountains or the beach?
Mountains all the way. Leave me there (by a lake) and I will tell you that my part of heaven will look like that.
4. If money were no consideration, what vehicle would you drive?
Cars have never been a big deal to me. They are useful for getting from point A to point B but they are not a status symbol so I would stay with car I have now. KIA Sportage maybe a newer model.
5. What is your favorite cold-weather beverage?
Hot Coco with whipped cream on top. Our daughter makes her own recipe and I love it!
6. How do you communicate most often with your friends: phone, email, text, face-to-face, or Facebook?
Boy I really enjoy Facebook and email/text. I can see what they are doing and they can see what I'm doing at our own leisure and it will not interfere with dinner, or plans.
7. How do you receive your mail? Mailbox on the porch, at the end of the driveway, down the street, or post office box?
We have a mailbox at the end of the driveway.
8. Of the four basic personality types - sanguine, phlegmatic, melancholic, and choleric - which is your strongest? Which is your least evident? (See definitions below.)
My strongest I think would be Melancholic. Sanguine is my weakest.
9. What do you miss the most about being 20?
I had small children and we were traveling in the Air Force. It was a time of children's parties, moving around this great country, eating all the local food, having lots of energy and I was a full time wife, mom and homemaker which is who I am at my core. I love being in my 20's.
10. How long from the time you get up, does it take you to get ready to walk out the door in the morning?
I lay out my clothes the night before so in the morning I can hit the shower, get dressed, pack my lunch for work and have my coffee in my hand in just over an hour. I allow myself a few hours however so that I can do some house work and cook breakfast for Hubby. I'm not as fast by time I get home so I really do try to get a lot done in the morning.
11. Who handles the car maintenance and pays the bills in your family?
Hubby takes care of all of that, he even takes my car and fills it with gas for me. Love him.
12. For those in the US, how many states have you visited? For those outside the US, how many provinces/other countries have you visited?
We visited: NM, TX, CA, OK, AR, LU, MI, AL, GE, TN, KT, WV, MY, NJ, NY, CT, RI, VT, ME, NH, MA. Countries: England, Canada.
Personality type definitions courtesy Wikipedia:
The Sanguine temperament personality is fairly extroverted. People of a sanguine temperament tend to enjoy social gatherings, making new friends and tend to be quite loud. They are usually quite creative and often daydream. However, some alone time is crucial for those of this temperament. Sanguine can also mean very sensitive, compassionate and thoughtful. Sanguine personalities generally struggle with following tasks all the way through, are chronically late, and tend to be forgetful and sometimes a little sarcastic. Often, when pursuing a new hobby, interest is lost quickly when it ceases to be engaging or fun. They are very much people persons. They are talkative and not shy. For some people, these are the ones you want to be friends with and usually they become life long friends.
A person who is choleric is a doer. They have a lot of ambition, energy, and passion, and try to instill it in others. They can dominate people of other temperaments, especially phlegmatic types. Many great charismatic military and political figures were choleric. They like to be leaders and in charge of everything.
A person who is a thoughtful ponderer has a melancholic disposition. Often very considerate and get rather worried when they could not be on time for events, melancholics can be highly creative in activities such as poetry and art - and can become occupied with the tragedy and cruelty in the world. A melancholic is also often a perfectionist. They are often self-reliant and independent; one negative part of being a melancholic is sometimes they can get so involved in what they are doing they forget to think of others.
Phlegmatics tend to be self-content and kind. They can be very accepting and affectionate. They may be very receptive and shy and often prefer stability to uncertainty and change. They are very consistent, relaxed, rational, curious, and observant, making them good administrators and diplomats.
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