Thursday, June 19, 2008


Most of the time, my work doesn't feel like work. Because I like my job, what I do, the people I work with- some of them have become my closest friends. I have met some AMAZING people here ... and I'm blessed.

But my attitude has been in the toilet lately. I just feel really down and really like I need a vacation. I feel likeI'm in competition and I'm not even sure what for. Amazing that when you make the decision not to have children, as a woman, you suddenly BECOME what you DO.

I'm struggling.

Today's Blog Spotlight: Darlene Harris - one of my AR buddies! Porch-monkey extroidinaire


1. Please state your FULL name and your relation to me or how I know you
Anna Darlene Harris...We know each other as friends forever to be!! (Anna? I did not KNOW that!!!!)

2. How and/or when did we meet?
On my porch with the other "porch monkies"...Tracy & FLW brought you to me!! (Yes and I will love Tracy forever for bringing you to me)

3. What were your first thought upon meeting me
I like this girl...she can hang with us!! (I totally CAN!)

4. Are you satisifed with our current relationship?
Wish we could see each other...@ least every couple of months..... (I know, I miss you so much. You always bring me such comfort ... and also liquor. But then liquor =comfort.)

5. If no, then what I can do or what can WE do to improve it?
DUH...Come see me! (I'm coming- September!)

6. Are you happy?
Not always...not sad, just not really happy with my current situation. (Me either, as today's post implies)

7. If no, why not?
Did not plan to be here @ this age & stage!

8. Do you drink?
Yep (I KNEW the answer to this one ... who loves the Electric Cowboy?!)

9. Do you feel you have a purpose?
I wondered...till I studied 'The Purpose Driven Life' @ makes God's plan for all of us clear & the is great

10. Where do you live?
Bentonville...with my sister (now that is a BLOG all to itself)!! (Yes .. it is. God Bless your soul. You should get an audience with the Pope)

11. Name some of your hobbies, or all of them, whatever...
Have started a renewed interest in family Genealogy...who are we & where did we come from?? (Ah... a woman after my own heart!!!!)

12. Do you think I'm funny?
Hilarious (that is my 6 yr old, Olivia, grandgirls' favorite word!) ...(True. I am)

13. Do you think YOU'RE funny?
I can be!! Especially while 'sittin on the porch'! (You kill me- one of the funniest humans on the earth!)

14. Any kids?
1 son with a wonderful wife...1 daughter with a wonderful husband & 3 beautiful grand girls! I am blessed!!

15. Do you like them?
See above...what do you think!

16. Do I like them?
You do...mainly because friends love the ones their friends love...I already love Conrad & have never met him. (Ah, the best answer yet ... yes, if you love, then I love them. It also helps that they are grown. I find children to be sticky and loud ... I like dry and quiet)

17. Care to talk about how you feel about the upcoming election? The candidates? The in-fighitng? The war?
Tired and confused...says it all.

18. Do you think the Queen of England was rude for not responding to the invitation to our wedding?
I think most people from England are rude/stuck-up...they are NOT Southern! I think she missed a good party! I also wonder what she carries in that purse??? (Probably a gun. She's big on hunting you know ...)

19. Are you surprised I was in my 30's when I finally got married? were looking and God was leading you to the right man. (It sure did take Him long enough! I almos had to hobble down the aisle on a cane)

20. Do you think Conrad is a lucky man?
I think he is a blessed man...and he is a blessing to you. What a great combination. (You haven't met him yet ... you will see I am more blessed than he. I still can't figure out how I deserve him)

21. Chocolate or Vanilla?
Chocolate...always. (LOVE you!)

22. Morning person or not?
I HATE Mornings..... ( LOVE LOVE LOVE you! I hate them too )

23. Are you addicted to anything- coffee, relationships, shopping, alcohol? rocks! (OMG!I know! I love HGTV ... I love Color Correction, Design on a Dime, Devine Design, Deserving Design, House Hunters, House Hunters International ... can you tell I'm a fan?!)

24. Do you trust me?

25. Do YOU know your heritage? If so, what is it ....
As stated...I am now researching that. It is leading toward England...yuk! (Well now, that's not all that bad. This means are YOU are from the big island- you know- UK, Ireland and Scotland. It also may mean you have a penchant for the drink and a nasty temper ... but I say go get a pint and forget what everyone else thinks!)



Lindsey said...

Question- where did you find your blog layout? It's cute. I won't steal it though. Just wanna know! :)