Questions for kids

A friend posted these questions on FB and I grabbed them for my kids. 

Starting with Faith

  • What is your name? Faith
  • How old are you? 5 and a half
  • When is your Birthday? December
  • What is your favorite colour? I don’t know. Blue or pink
  • What is your favorite food? Sausages and chocolate ice cream and Choco (chocolate milk drink)
  • Who is your best friend? I don’t know I have a lot of friends. Noa. 
  • What is your favorite song? Something on a minecraft video and Let It Go
  • What is your favorite animal? Lions
  • What are you scared of? I don’t want to tell (whispers snakes and spiders)
  • What makes you happy? My taggies and stuffed doggy
  • Where is your favorite place to go? To the Gymboree 
  • What do you want to be when you grow up? I don’t know. I want to do everything 
  • What does love mean? That you love people. 


And now for Aaron

  • What is your name? Aaron. Jacobson. 
  • How old are you? Do I say 8 and a half or 9? Ok 8 and a half. 
  • When is your Birthday? 5 November
  • What is your favorite colour? Red
  • What is your favorite food? Pizza!
  • Who is your best friend? Noam
  • What is your favorite song? I don’t know what it’s called. It’s a Minecraft song. I think it’s called I’ll Make A Cake. 
  • What is your favorite animal? Hamster
  • What are you scared of? The internet dropping 
  • What makes you happy? That I see Noam all the time
  • Where is your favorite place to go? Uncle Matthews house
  • What do you want to be when you grow up? That’s very hard. Oh easy! Youtuber!
  • What does love mean? For me? I dunno. Nothing. 

Me me meme

So I’ve seen this floating around Facebook recently and since I havent posted anything this week, I figured why not…

  • Are you named after someone? Yes, I am named after my dad’s late sister, Natalie. My actual name is Gina-Natalie.
  • When was the last time you cried? I actually cant remember the last time I had a real snot en trane (snot and tears) cry. I do tear up at least once a day because of something I’ve read online or because something reminds me of someone I’ve lost, but no real tears.
  • Do you like your handwriting? Sometimes. If I’m not rushed.
  • What is your favorite lunch meat? Thin sliced turkey breast.
  • Do you have any kids? Aaron and Faith 🙂

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  • Do you use sarcasm? Me? Use sarcasm? Never!
  • Do you still have your tonsils? Nope.
  • Would you bungee jump? Hell no!
  • What is your favorite cereal? I don’t really eat breakfast and never cereal. It gets soggy and that’s just yuck.
  • Do you untie your shoes when you take them off? No.
  • What is your favorite ice cream? Plain ol’ vanilla.
  • What is the first thing you notice about people? Their smile and if its genuine or not.
  • Red or pink? Red.
  • What is the least favorite thing you like about yourself? I am not patient enough with my kids.
  • What was the last thing you ate? Mac & cheese for dinner last night.
  • What are you listening to right now? The sound of the aircon in my office.
  • If you were a crayon what color would you be? Something in the blue range.
  • Favorite smell? The first rain of the season.
  • Who was the last person you talked to on the phone? The mom of one of Faith’s friends.
  • Hair color? Really? I have no idea. Reddish, brown with blondish tips??
  • Eye color? Green.
  • Do you wear contacts? No.
  • Favorite food? Sushi.
  • Last movie you watched? Captain America: Civil War.
  • What color shirt are you wearing? Black with a white lace pocket.
  • Summer or winter? Neither, I prefer Autumn and Spring. But if I HAD to choose it would be summer. I hate being cold!
  • Hugs or kisses? Depends who’s giving them.
  • What is on your phone lock screen? A picture of my family taken a year ago at Rosh Hashanah.

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  • What did you watch on T.V. last night? Star Trek: The Next Generation. Season 5 Episode 18 to be precise.
  • Favorite sound? Gentle rain on a tin roof.
  • Rolling Stones or Beatles? Stones!
  • What is the farthest you have traveled? Between South Africa and Israel.
  • Do you have a special talent? Not letting the stupid drive me crazy?
  • Where were you born? Johannesburg, South Africa.

A stolen meme

I’ve seen this going around and thought I would steal it…

1. Are you named after someone?

Yes. My late aunt Natalie, my fathers sister. She was born with a hole in her heart. and she died when she was just 15. She was one of Dr Chris Barnard’s first patients. My full name is Gina-Natalie.

2. When was the last time you cried?

Frustrated tears – A few days ago.

Sad tears – A few months ago.

3. Do you have kids?

Two. Aaron, who is almost 8 (!!) and Faith who is almost 5 (!!).

 

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4. If you were another person, would you be a friend of yourself? 

I think so. I tend to make friends easily.

5. Do you have a guilty pleasure?

Books. I cant stop reading. I walk and read. I walk into things and read.

6. Do you like handwriting?

Mine, not so much. Doctors, definitely not. 

7. What is your favorite cereal?

Frosties! 

8. What is the first thing you notice about people?

Their face. No, really. Are they happy, sad, twitching like a crazy person?

9. What color are your eyes?

Green. Dark green.

10. Scary movies or happy endings?

Happy endings. I don’t like horrors but I will watch a psychological thriller. If I’m not alone.

11. Favorite TV show?

Way too many to choose. Right now we are watching Doctor Who, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Flash, Arrow and Supernatural.

12. Summer or winter?

Summer. Much prefer being hot. I can never get warm enough in winter.

13. Hugs or kisses?

Neither? I’m not really a touchy feel-y person. I kiss and hug my children and husband but even then it should be short and sweet.

14. What’s the furthest you’ve been from home?

6462km. That’s the distance between Johannesburg, South Africa and Jerusalem, Israel.

15. Do you have special talents?

Cooking/baking.

16. Where were you born.

The Marymount Maternity home, Kengsington, Johannesburg.

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17. What are your hobbies?

Reading, cooking, baking.

18. Do you have any pets?

No, but I would like to adopt an older rescue dog soon.

19. Favorite movie?

Pretty Woman, Rocky Horror Picture Show, anything super hero.

20. What color is your car?

No car. My last car was white though.

21. What did you want to be when you grow up?

An archaeologist.

21 Questions

Thank you Janice for nominating me, I haven’t done one of these in ages and I love them 🙂

1. What is your current fashion obsession? – Slops! I haven’t worn anything but slops since summer started. I love that people don’t bat an eye when you go to work in slops here.
2. What are you wearing today? – Levis, a grey, short sleeved, cowl neck tunic dress and pretty black slops.

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3. Hair? – I’ve given up straightening my hair during the week, I just dont have time, so its up in a high, messy bun with lots of waves and curls all over the place.
4. Do you nap a lot? – My husband says yes. If I can get a nap or two in on the weekend I am a happy girl.
5. Why is today special? – My son is graduating 1st grade. Its his last day of school and after 8 weeks of summer vacation he will be in 2nd grade. So proud of him!
6. What would you like to learn to do? – I would like to continue learning Krav Maga, I want to be able  to take down someone bigger than me.
7. What’s for dinner today? – Mystery container of leftovers from the freezer. I keep forgetting to label what I put away so its always a surprise.
8. What are you listening to right now? – The hum of the aircon in the office and the clacking of computer keys. I’m about to put on the new Mumford & Sons though.

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9. What is your favorite weather? – Hot. I cant abide the cold, especially when it is cold and rainy.
10. What’s the last thing you bought? – Milk and grapes.
11. What are your essentials when traveling? – Kindle, iPad, chargers, clean undies.
12. What’s your style? – Casual. I don’t do uncomfortable in any way shape or form. Life is too short to be miserable.
13. What is your most challenging goal right now? – Learning Hebrew. I’m getting there slowly and I know it will happen but its going to take hard work.
14. If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished anywhere in the world, where would you like it to be? – Near my family. I really don’t care where I live as long as my family is with me.

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15. Favourite vacation spot? – Mountains. In SA it was the Drakensburg. I need to find my favourite spot in Israel still but it will probably be somewhere up north.
16. Name the things you cannot live without? – My husband and coffee. Not necessarily in that order.
17. How was your childhood? – Regular. Happy. Sad. Stressful. Fun. Family orientated. Normal. Or at least I think so.
18. What would you like to have in your hands right now? – My book.
19. What are you most excited for? – My mommy coming to visit in August. I cannot wait to see her!
20. If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go? – Heaven (yes I know, not really ‘in the world’) to see my dad and my brother.

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21. Which countries have you visited? – South Africa and Israel.

Whats in my handbag?

 

I have started using a small handbag as opposed to my little ‘purse‘ I was using before.  Its not much bigger, maybe twice the size but it it has a shoulder strap and leaves my hands free.

Here is what’s in it…

  • My purse that I was using before.
  • My glasses in their case.
  • An iPhone cable and an adapter so I can charge my phone if when I need to.
  • A nail file.
  • Apen.
  • A cupcake shaped birthday candle (don’t ask).
  • Mascara.
  • Aarons asthma pump.
  • My house keys.
  • A piece of cotton wool.
  • Lipice.
  • Two lipsticks.
  • A piece of foil (??)
  • A tag from a McDonalds kiddie meal toy.
  • Not pictured: My cell phone is usually in my bag too 🙂

All in all not too bad for a small handbag.

Handbag. What handbag?

The gorgeous and fabulous {Jodene} from {Project Me} posted about the {contents of her handbag} and I couldn’t resist posting mine.

Well, I don’t actually use a handbag any more.  I haven’t for a while now.  It started out with me using a very small, hand embroidered bag that my mom-in-law made for me, but I would just grab my wallet, phone and keys if I had to dash out during the work day.  Then {Core/iStore} sent me a gorgeous {Knomo wristlet purse} and since then I haven’t used a bag at all.

The purse has place for my cards, cash and my phone.  The only thing it doesn’t have is a dedicated space for coins.

And even though its so small, I still manage to collect some crap that shouldn’t be in there (although I actually cleaned it out on Saturday so its looking pretty good today)…

So, what’s in my ‘handbag’?

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  • My bank card
  • My medical aid card
  • My drivers licence
  • My Pick n Pay Smart Shopper card
  • My Vitality Healthy Food card
  • My MySchool card
  • A random SpeedPoint slip
  • A slip of paper confirming my gym contract cancellation
  • Two tickets to a fundraiser at Aarons school that was cancelled
  • Two temporary {Tattoo-a-thon} tattoos that I was supposed to give to my kids
  • A 10c piece
  • A cherry Lip-Ice
  • And my cell phone (not pictured because I took the picture with it)

What’s in your handbag!

 

A meme? Why not?

Found this on Angel’s {blog} who found it on Tanya’s {blog} 🙂

1. Been pulled over?   Once but I wasn’t driving

2. Plucked your eyebrows?   All the time, between waxing

3. Pulled an all-nighter?   Yup

4. Baked a cake?  Many, I love baking

5. Fallen down in public?   That would be affirmative, I’m a bit of a klutz

6. Been caught making out?   Oh yes, on the roof parking of a mall, in the back seat of my car o_O

7. Taken a pregnancy test?   Many

8. Broken a bone?   My nose and my toes

9. Had braces?   yes, I had horrible teeth as a kid

10. Gone skinny dipping?   yes

11. Made a prank call?   yes, when I was a kid.  Is your refrigerator running?

12. Screamed during a scary movie?   Nope.

13. Gone out without underwear?   No, I dont see the appeal

(Angel, Im falling over laughing) Heeeyyy!! What happened to #14…?

15. Opened Christmas presents early?   Dont celebrate Christmas but if I did I would open early, I have no patience

16. Been in the hospital?  yup, mostly as a kid, teeth out, nose fixed, adanoids, holes in my eardrums fixed, birth of my kids

17. Had food come out your nose?   No

18. Toilet papered someone’s house?   Nope.

19. Laughed so hard you cried?   yes

20. Burned yourself with a curling iron?   many many times. Klutz remember?

(Tee hee) No #21…?

22. Eaten food that fell on the floor?   I have kids, so yes…

(Snort) And no #23!??!

24. Shared a sucker with your dog?   No, but my kids have…

25. Been in an accident?   Klutz!!!!

26. Spied on your neighbours?   No, my neighbours are so loud we don’t need to spy on them

27. Lied about your age?   Nope.

28. Fired a gun?   Yes

29. Been drunk?   Yes.

30. Gotten a tattoo?   4!

2012 – It was good!

This has fast become my year end meme 🙂 Thank you Wenchy for starting me off on it.

Running a smidgen late for 2012 but here it is!

You can take a look at {2009}, {2010} and {2011} if you like.

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1. What did you do in 2012 that you’d never done before?

Petted baby {lions}!

2. Did you keep your New Years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

I have stopped making resolutions, that way I cant disappoint myself when I break them 🙂

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

Nope, although a lot of Twitter friends had babies.

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4. Did anyone close to you die?

My Uncle and my moms best friend and 1st cousin.

5. What countries did you visit?

I didnt leave South Africa.

6. What would you like to have in 2013 that you lacked in 2012?

More me time.

7. What dates from 2012 will remain etched upon your memory?

December 21st, the day I survived the Apocalypse 😉

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8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

Taking the time and making the effort to be closer to Paul!

9. What was your biggest failure?

I cant really think of any ‘failures’.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

Besides having THE WORST winter of colds and flues in the history of, ever? Nope, no major illness or injury.

11. What was the best thing you bought?

Flowers for my garden.

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12. Whose behaviour merited celebration?

My kids. They have been stars this last year. They are maturing, are polite, play together so nicely. Im very very proud of them.

13. Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed?

No one I can think of.

14. Where did most of your money go?

Petrol. 2012 was a killer!

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?

My brother Matt finally got engaged!

16. What song/album will always remind you of 2012?

{Goodluck}. A fantastic local band.  I have their album on repeat in my car.

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17. Compared to this time last year, are you:

  • Happier or sadder? Happier
  • Thinner or fatter? Fatter
  • Richer or poorer? About the same.

18. What do you wish you’d done more of?

Cooking.  I did a lot of baking but not that much cooking.

19. What do you wish you’d done less of?

Wasted time. I want to be more efficient.

20. How will you be spending Christmas

We spent the day with family having a braai.

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21. Who did you spend the most time on the phone with?

Paul and my mom.

22. Did you fall in love in 2012?

No.  Im still in love with my husband and my children though.

23. How many one night stands in this last year?

None.

24. What was your favourite TV program?

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25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?

No.

26. What was the best book(s) you read?

I read so much that I honestly cant tell you what was my best.

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27. What was your greatest musical discovery?

{Mumford and Sons}.

28. What did you want and get?

A new Kindle Touch.

29. What did you want and not get?

Nothing I can think of.

30. What were your favourite films of this year?

Sjoe! I cannot actually remember any of the films we saw last year o_O

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31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?

Good grief! I have absolutely no idea. That is either a very very bad or a very very good thing!

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?

Not having any family grief.

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2011?

Casual.

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34. What kept you sane?

Cipralex! And my amazing husband. Always!

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?

Prince Harry.

36. What political issue stirred you the most?

None, I am so not into politics.

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37. Who did you miss?

My brother Cliffy.

38. Who was the best new person you met?

Gosh, so many wonderful people have come into my life.

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2012.

Kids will make a mess, leave it until they go to sleep, then, clean up. You will drive yourself crazy trying to clean up while they are still making a mess playing.

Photo by Jeanette Verster Photography
Photo by Jeanette Verster Photography

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year?

{ If you’re happy and you know it…} – I have sung this song till my face turned blue and every time, no matter what, I was so much happier after singing it 🙂

2012 – It was good!

This has fast become my year end meme 🙂 Thank you Wenchy for starting me off on it.

Running a smidgen late for 2012 but here it is!

You can take a look at {2009}, {2010} and {2011} if you like.

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1. What did you do in 2012 that you’d never done before?

Petted baby {lions}!

2. Did you keep your New Years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

I have stopped making resolutions, that way I cant disappoint myself when I break them 🙂

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

Nope, although a lot of Twitter friends had babies.

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4. Did anyone close to you die?

My Uncle and my moms best friend and 1st cousin.

5. What countries did you visit?

I didnt leave South Africa.

6. What would you like to have in 2013 that you lacked in 2012?

More me time.

7. What dates from 2012 will remain etched upon your memory?

December 21st, the day I survived the Apocalypse 😉

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8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

Taking the time and making the effort to be closer to Paul!

9. What was your biggest failure?

I cant really think of any ‘failures’.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

Besides having THE WORST winter of colds and flues in the history of, ever? Nope, no major illness or injury.

11. What was the best thing you bought?

Flowers for my garden.

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12. Whose behaviour merited celebration?

My kids. They have been stars this last year. They are maturing, are polite, play together so nicely. Im very very proud of them.

13. Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed?

No one I can think of.

14. Where did most of your money go?

Petrol. 2012 was a killer!

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?

My brother Matt finally got engaged!

16. What song/album will always remind you of 2012?

{Goodluck}. A fantastic local band.  I have their album on repeat in my car.

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17. Compared to this time last year, are you:

  • Happier or sadder? Happier
  • Thinner or fatter? Fatter
  • Richer or poorer? About the same.

18. What do you wish you’d done more of?

Cooking.  I did a lot of baking but not that much cooking.

19. What do you wish you’d done less of?

Wasted time. I want to be more efficient.

20. How will you be spending Christmas

We spent the day with family having a braai.

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21. Who did you spend the most time on the phone with?

Paul and my mom.

22. Did you fall in love in 2012?

No.  Im still in love with my husband and my children though.

23. How many one night stands in this last year?

None.

24. What was your favourite TV program?

GrimmSupernaturalHawaii Five-0, Arrow

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?

No.

26. What was the best book(s) you read?

I read so much that I honestly cant tell you what was my best.

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27. What was your greatest musical discovery?

{Mumford and Sons}.

28. What did you want and get?

A new Kindle Touch.

29. What did you want and not get?

Nothing I can think of.

30. What were your favourite films of this year?

Sjoe! I cannot actually remember any of the films we saw last year o_O

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31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?

Good grief! I have absolutely no idea. That is either a very very bad or a very very good thing!

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?

Not having any family grief.

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2011?

Casual.

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34. What kept you sane?

Cipralex! And my amazing husband. Always!

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?

Prince Harry.

36. What political issue stirred you the most?

None, I am so not into politics.

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37. Who did you miss?

My brother Cliffy.

38. Who was the best new person you met?

Gosh, so many wonderful people have come into my life.

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2012.

Kids will make a mess, leave it until they go to sleep, then, clean up. You will drive yourself crazy trying to clean up while they are still making a mess playing.

Photo by Jeanette Verster Photography
Photo by Jeanette Verster Photography

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year?

{ If you’re happy and you know it…} – I have sung this song till my face turned blue and every time, no matter what, I was so much happier after singing it 🙂

How do you read?

Julia over at Unwritten posted this meme and I thought I would give it a bash 🙂

How do you organise your books?

Oh hell, seriously? I try and keep fiction and non-fiction apart, I try keep books by the same author together and books in a series together, I also have an issue getting rid of books so at the moment my books are an utter mess because there just isnt enough space for all of them.

Do you prefer series books or stand alone books?

Both, I just love to read 🙂

Do you have a favorite time of day and/or place to read?

Whenever and wherever I can.  I love my new Kindle that I got for my birthday, its small enough to pop in my hand bag so I can read wherever I am.

Are you the type of person that only reads one book at a time or can
you read more than one at a time?

I would love to be able to read more than one book at a time but I just cant, I tend to loose myself in a book and I just cant concentrate on more than one at a time.

What is the last book you bought?

Hmmmmmm, the last book I bought was a fairytale book as a birthday present for one of the kids friends.  For myself, I bought The Dragon Who Loved Me by G.A. Aiken, book 5 in a series of books about, you guessed it, dragons.

What are you currently reading?

Witches Under Way (Book 2 in the Witchlight series) by Debora Geary.  Its a spin off series from her A Modern Witch series which I have read.  These are also the first books that have been shared via Kindle with me.  You have a few days to accept the loaned book and once you accept it you have 2 weeks to read them in.  I heart Kindle!

If you come across an unfamiliar word, do you stop to look it up right away?

If I am near my computer then yes, if not I try to remember to check when I have access to my computer.

Do you snack while you read? If so, favorite reading snack?

I pretty much snack all the time, so yes, I snack when I read.  Its usually whatever is handy.