Sunday, January 25, 2009


Anjeny interviewed me. I thought this would be a challenge for her- because she already knows me so well. Here are her questions for me:

1. You are back in school again after all these years. How's that coming along? It has been fun so far. I started off slow. Just two- one credit classes.

2. You've become quite the blogger and of course, I love reading all the ideas you have on your blog. Tell me, what motivates you to start blogging? I've read blogs for a year or so and really enjoyed reading& meeting other people. I love how blogging connects "would be strangers" together and now... I have some dear friends that I never would have known! (Also- reading the blogs of my friends helps me get to know them better too!)

3. The sandwritten deed you're doing for your sister was a really sweet and generous thing. How did you come with idea to write these kids' name on the sand and taking pictures of them to send to your sister? My sister and I try to be very close- (It can be a challenge living millions of miles away.) I honestly don't remember the exact details of how I got the idea. But every year I try to honor my nephew: Angel Gabriel on his angelvsersary. Writing his name in the sand - taking a picture- and sending it to my sister was one small thing I've done. I am so glad I can share this simple gift with other grieving moms. I am so glad my sister had the idea to share this with other mom's.

4. You have just been featured Mom of the Month for the month of February. In the article, it mentioned your BookClub4Boys and what you're doing to help motivate boys to read. Has the featured article been able to bring more people to your BookClub4Boys website to get help/ideas on how to either start their own boys book club or how to get their boys to read? You know- the article has... but I am eager to get word out! Hosting a book club really is such a great way to motivate reluctant readers! Another testimonial:
My neighbor started a book club for her daughter and they hosted their first book club meeting and had a blast! In their group- each girl gets to host the book club and pick the book. (A great idea!) Well- yesterday her 3 year old son was rounding up other 3 year old boys in our townhouse complex to come to HIS book club! It was all his idea! It was adorable to see him go door to door and invite other kids to bring a book and come to his house for a story time. His mom ran inside to grab the video camera and tape as he gathered his friends- she was just speechless! It was adorable! (And chalk up yet another eager reader!)

5. Last but not least....I know that your family would love to make Hawaii a permanent place to live but if you ever ended up leaving... what would we miss most? Wow that is hard. I don't want to think about leaving... I would miss the weather, beach, the laid back feel of the culture ( you can be 5-10 min late to a dentist or doctors appointment and they don't rip your head off. I'm from the East Coast- if you are 5 min late- you better just plan on rescheduling.)

I would miss meeting and making friends from all over the world! My kids being exposed to so many different cultures...
I am sure I am forgetting something.

If you are interested in being interviewed simply:
1. Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me."
2. I will respond by emailing you five questions, so make sure you leave me your email address. (I get to pick the questions).
3. You will update your blog with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview others in the same post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.
You post them in your blog and link it back to mine and at the end of your post insert the rules...

Can't wait to get to know you better!


Kristina P. said...

I wouldn't want to leave Hawaii either!

Anjeny said...

I love your answers. I had to think really hard to come up with those questions to make it sound like I'm a pro at it...LOL.

Thanks for indulging me. Now I need to come up with 5 questions for ur sisters..can't wait to see what her answers would be.

Sandra said...

I just barley read your Sandwritten link the other day. For some reason I didn't get that it was you that was doing it. That is the coolest thing I have seen in a long while. I want one. It's been 17 years since my stillbirth, but I have NO memorabilia--only one small picture. That would be the coolest thing to put with it. Could you do one for me?
And, I hate to tell you, but I asked R to look at your stuff. He's business savvy, but is becoming less and less tech savvy everyday. He didn't have many ideas. He thought your site was well done though.

Sandra said...

Her name is Julia Rose. Thank you. You are the best.

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