Friday, August 16, 2013

Six Things

Well, I'm still recovering from the oral surgery I had on Tuesday that left me four teeth lighter. I'm feeling better each day and my husband is taking good care of me, but these puffy cheeks and this sore jaw still aren't 100% back to normal. So I was excited to see that lovely Sarah invited me to participate in a "Six Things" post. She asks the questions, and I answer. I wasn't feeling up for blogging this morning, but Sarah has made it simple for me! So here we go.

(My Dad sent me these photos yesterday and said this is what I really look like with chubby cheeks.)

What book or movie best describes how you view life?

This is actually a difficult question (I take back what I said about this being easy!) because I find that most of the time, books and movies take us out of our lives and into a foreign experience or time period or perspective. I think I'd have to say Pride and Prejudice, though, mainly because of the purity and wholesomeness of the love between Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy, and because she can't imagine settling for anything less than head-over-heels passion in her marriage. She wants true love, and even though she lived in a time when marriages were often about things other than love, Elizabeth knew she couldn't be happy in a marriage like that. I've always admire the grace she maintained throughout the novel. 

Let's talk brunch. If we were to hit up one of DC's finest, what would you be ordering off the menu?

Eggs Benedict and a hot coffee with cream.

Tell us about a time you surprised yourself (could be in a good or bad way).

Another hard question! I suppose I surprised myself in a good way last week when I went to a new yoga class and opened up to a stranger about some of the things I'm feeling. I typically am more reserved than that. But it felt good and natural to talk openly with this woman, and I must have really needed the encouragement she offered.

If you could live in a different time period, what would it be and why?

I really do love living in the 21st century. Especially now that I've had my wisdom teeth yanked out and have allowed myself to imagine how horrifying an experience it would have been sans anesthesia. However, I think I would have fit in pretty well in Mozart's time, in Enlightenment-era Vienna or Paris. 

What gives you inspiration?

Lots of things! Lately, Tim Keller's sermons have been incredibly inspiring to me and my husband. 

Quick! What's the last thing you Googled?

"800 mg ibuprofen." I'm just about out of the painkillers from the oral surgeon so I'm going to be using over-the-counter meds until I feel better. Don't worry, I didn't take 800 mg of ibuprofen. I guess I just wanted to know my absolute limit? 

Thanks for inviting me to join in on the fun, Sarah!


  1. Hope you feel better soon! I'm probably getting mine out at the end of the year, so I may have to come to you for some insider info :)

  2. I'm so glad that you joined in! I love your responses. :) I'm with you on the eggs Benedict and hot coffee... it's just not a proper brunch without eggs and caffeine. I hope that the ibuprofen kicks in for you! I remember ice water feeling good, too, and it has the benefit of numbing your gums a little bit.

  3. I've been in your situation before, due to the highly demanding wear of braces! Hope you feel better soon. I love that you chose Pride and Prejudice for your favorite book. I love Jane Austen, my favorite of hers is Emma.

    Simply Akshara

  4. glad you're feeling a bit better! it always helps to have someone there to take care of you :)

    I love the "when/where would you live" question - but in all of my answers I couldn't be poor or sick or it would be MISERABLE. (you want to be living on the street with consumption in late 19th c Paris? nope.) in my dreams I'm healthy and wealthy and wearing petticoats!

  5. I just realized that I didn't answer #2 correctly. I mentioned a restaurant and not what I would order :-) Sorry Sarah :-)

    Hope you are recovering and feeling better!

  6. Thanks Hannah, I'm certainly here for moral support if/when you have to go through this!

  7. Thanks Sarah! This was a fun post to write :)

  8. Oh I loved Emma too. I've read all of her books and I think she's so brilliant. Thanks for stopping by!

  9. Seriously! I know, we take modern medicine for granted I think. The awful things they used to deal with back then...

  10. Going to check out your answers now! And thanks for the well wishes :)


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