Interview Jill - Conclusion


This has been so much fun! Thanks again to all of you for submitting questions, reading my answers, and leaving comments. If you ever need some good blogging material, I suggest you put a call out for questions.

Susan asked: What is your strongest/best trait? And what is your weakest/worst trait?
This is the question I contemplated the most. You see, I realized I'm probably not as strong in my strongest traits as I am weak in my weakest. But I guess realizing that is the first step in the process, huh? :o) That said, I think most people who know me would agree I am steady and true. I'm a friend for life and rarely venture very far off center in the "moodiness" department. Someone once told me I shine the brightest when the chips are down. On the other hand, I am working at being less judgemental, both of people and situations. I've got a stubborn streak, and often feel I'm right, even when I'm not. It's safe to say you'd want me on your side on a debate team. God's dealt me a good lesson in working on this. He gave me a son whose favorite words are No! Nope! No ma'am! and Oh geesh!

Lauren asked: How is your life similar/different from the way you dreamed it would be? Would you change anything?
I always thought I would have had more children at this stage in life, and I probably wouldn't have guessed that I would be an "older" parent. This is a positive, though! I got three children and only had to actually give birth to one! I also imagined I'd be working at a large company in a very corporate environment. Instead, I work with a bunch of carpenters and guys who gild frames and track sawdust into my office first thing in the morning. And, I honestly never thought I'd be living in the South, for goodness sake. I'm a Midwestern girl at heart, but I love where I've been planted. And, I wouldn't change a thing.

Kat asked: If you could change professions, what would you love to do?
I'll list several "dream jobs" here. I'd love to be an interior designer. I dabble just a bit in it with my job now, and I really love it. I also tend to do much better with other people's design projects than my own. I also would like to be a forensic psychiatrist. Any psychological thriller or "who done it" scenario is right up my alley. And finally, I think it would be rewarding and very challenging to be a book editor. My love for the written word is endless.

Stacey asked: What is your all-time favorite book?
Hands down The Grapes of Wrath. I've read it at least ten times, and I fall more in love with the story and the people every time. I love it because it's about everyday people searching and striving for a better life. There's no glitz or glamour, but it overflows with a heart-warming (and heart-wrenching) message. If it's been awhile since you've read the Grapes of Wrath, or if you've never read it, do yourself a favor and invest in a copy.

VAIL asked: What is your favorite movie of all time? and why?
Grease because John Travolta dances. The end.

Bell-ah asked: What do you (as a non-native Southerner) like best about the Southland?
Oh, Bell-ah, let me count the ways. After 29 years enduring winters that seemd to last half the year, I love the weather here in the South. We enjoy all four seasons, but rarely endure a pile of snow that's more than ankle deep. I love the people; Southern hospitality is a tangible thing. And most of all I love the Southland because I've made a life here now. I was married here; my son was born here. And, if it weren't for the South, I never would have uttered the words, I'll have blacked-eyed peas, collard greens, okra and a tall glass of sweet tea.

Jody asked: Would you ever move back to Iowa if the opportunity presented itself?
Yes. In a heart-beat. And I'd invite you over for some collard greens.


Beaufort Belle :

I just gave you an award...hop on over and check it out.

Lauren@Baseballs&Bows :

I enjoyed reading more about you! Thanks for answering my question!

Angi :

Grease huh!? Yeah, John Travolta was something singing and strutting around! I really enjoyed your Q & A!

Knit-Wit :

I love Grapes of Wrath! Such a gripping story I haven't read it for a few years now, but every now and then something brings those characters to mind. I should give it another read.

Sue :

What a great interview. A great way to get to know you better! I enjoyed it.

Given Grace :

Thanks so much for answering all the questions, it was great learning more about you.

I will pick up The Grapes of Wrath, I have yet to read it.

Lyndy :

Jill, I loved your q & a. What a great idea it was and I loved learning more about you.

Susan :

These were fun. Thanks for answering both of mine!!!

justabeachkat :

This has been fun!


Nadine :

This was a great idea for a post. I loved your answer to my question. My loves John Travolta too.

Dianne :

I love this Jill...what a great idea! I have a friend from Kentucky and she would move back there in a heartbeat too!

Susan :

Great answers, Jill!! I love the fact that you are blooming where you've been planted. And you're right you're in an area where it's a great balance of seasons.

I LOVE GREASE...although I don't know if it's my all time favorite. It's certainly up there though.

I'm loving these answers...

:-) susan

Vader's Mom :

They really did make you think didn't they? I really do want to come have a meal with you. Sweet Tea is one of the reasons we quote people when they say Texas is Southern. "Do you serve sweet tea here?...No...Well then this isn't the south!"

Robin :

I'm reading The Grapes of Wrath right now, and I love it!!

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