Thursday, January 22, 2009

Five Questions

Squelly at The Dreamer's Day is passing along this interview meme, and graciously sent along these five interview questions for me. Here are the rules:
1. Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me".
2. I will respond by emailing you five questions. (I get to pick the questions).
3. You will update your blog with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.
5.When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.

Here are Squelly's questions and my answers:

1. If you could be a fly on the wall at any time and in any room where would it be?
Only one choice? Well, the high-minded answer is that I'd like to have been perched on the rafters of the garret room where Our Lord celebrated the first Mass. The less high-minded answer is that I'd love to be a fly on the wall when my oldest son finally pops the question to his dearly beloved.

2.If you could ask FIVE QUESTIONS to any saint who would you choose and what questions would you ask?
At this point in my life, I'd like to have a conference with St. John Bosco. I'd talk to him about teenage boys. I'd like to have his point of view on cell phones, computers, teenage "crushes," and whether or not a young man should feel "called" to go to college or if he should go just because it appears to be the wise course.

3.What makes you proud to be Catholic?
The times my 'heart swells': When my boys are serving at the altar; when I can hear my children's voices singing in the choir; anytime I hear the Magnificat; the bells ringing in Easter on Holy Saturday; at all my children's Baptisms, First Holy Communions, and Confirmations; watching my toddlers' first attempts at genuflecting before entering the pew; when I see my grown sons unapologetically cross themselves and pray the blessing in restaurants; any time I consider the safety of my soul. I feel blessed to be a Catholic every day of my life.

Sons, Kevin, Jon, Dominic and friend, Tim singing The Magnificat.

4. How would you spend an ideal evening?
There is a biergarten in Ouray, Colorado called The Billy Goat's Gruff where I would love to have dinner and watch the sun set with my husband, after a long day of hiking or four-wheeling in the San Juan mountains. But, just an evening home with all the kids, eating popcorn and watching movies is lovely, too.

5. What do you like best about blogging?
I love the creative outlet. But, I've also been blessed by the friends I've met here ~ from all stations of life, with so many gifts of inspiration, from all over the world!

*Anyone who might like some interview questions, leave me a comment telling me so!


Soutenus said...

The answers to "What makes you proud to be Catholic?" made me cry.
Each of those examples hit home.
Blessings to you and yours!


His Servant: Ann Kraeger said...

You are truly a wonderful individual. I don't think that I could be so thoughtful about answering such questions but I am willing to give it a try.

Bia said...

I'm totally with you on the St. John Bosco thing.

SQUELLY said...

What amazing and beautiful answers! Thank you for turning my questions into a vessel for such fantastic responses. I was choked when I read "What makes you proud to be Catholic?" too. It sent a little shiver down my spine. Thank you!

Lisa said...

OK, Ann! Coming at ya! I'll put the kids down to bedand deliver them to your door tonight. &:o)

Enbrethiliel said...


Interview me!!!

Lisa, your questions are bound to be as fantastic as your answers. =)

Lisa said...

Comin' up, Enbretheliel! (You're SO nice, but, boy, I feel pressssure now! &;o)

Suzy said...

I just loved these answers so much Lisa! They give such insight into your heart, which is a very unique and very special one indeed :0)

MightyMom said...

oh sure, this could be fun!! what questions can you come up with??

His Servant: Ann Kraeger said...

You have but to ask. I just don't usually find myself someone who is very exciting or interesting. I only started my blog to be able to keep in touch with my sons who are far away from home.