One of my favorite blogs, The Blended Blog, is asking questions about love, and this is what I have to say about it.
- Who is your oldest friend/how did you meet? I have three sets of oldest friends, all from the block I grew up on. One is Eileen, she lives in Florida. One is Jodi, she lives in Florida as well. Something about the NY weather scares people into warmer climates. And Paula, who lives in upstate NY
- Who are your people? My people are my family and my friends. My biggest person is my mom. She is my best friend, and she has kept me alive and thriving in more ways than she knows. Amazingly she’s moving in with me in a few months, after literally years and years of asking her! She just retired last month.
- How did you meet your partner? My husband and I met in college. Funny enough, I was dating his roommate at the time. He always tells the story about how when he first met me, he was shocked and thought I was way too good for his roommate. He was right, btw 😉
- How is Valentine’s Day celebrated in your home? My husband and I used to make a big fuss for each other on Valentine’s Day, but since we’ve had kids, the focus it more on them. Ain’t that always the way? We buy them candy, and write them notes. And then of course we help make the Valentines for school.
- What is your love language? I want to say my love language is cleaning, because let’s be honest, who doesn’t swoon when their husband cleans all the things. But what I really love is surprises. Especially if they truly are surprises. My brain works overtime and I normally see things coming a mile away. If you can really surprise me, I am a happy woman.
- Do you prefer receiving chocolate or flowers? Chocolate is my favorite thing. Like, of all the things. But these days I’d rather get flowers, since I am trying to eat better and lose weight. Roses are my favorite.
- What is the most meaning full gift you have received or have given? I honestly can’t think of the most meaningful gift I’ve ever been given, but I do remember giving a college friend a ring that I always used to wear on my thumb. I put it in a little plastic Easter egg with a note that I gave her during our last day on campus together. Now, over 13 years later, she still has it and she recently told me how much it meant to her.