Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Tell us a little about yourself! No pressure!

Remember when I said I was going to do a questioner? Well here it is.
Now there is noooo pressure here. You can answer or you don't have to. It is up to you. This is just for fun.
What is your full name (maiden also)? Linda Cathleen Reid Stubbs
What is your age? (answer only if you want to) 57, can't believe I am. Where were you born and raised? Juneau, Alaska
When did you meet your husband? Anchorage, Alaska 37 years ago.
How many children do you have? 5 here on earth 2 in heaven
How many out of the house? 3 sons
How many in the house? 2 daughters
How many grandchildren, if you have any? 9, 6 boys and 3 girls
Do you do the cooking or does your husband? I do, unless he does the grill
Do you live in the city or in the country (farm)? On a farm
If you could live anywhere other then where you live where would it be? Back in Juneau, Alaska
Do you dye your hair? You don't have to answer this. Hehe No, I earned every grey hair.
What is your favorite past time? Stitching on something outside in one of my old fashioned lawn chairs.
What is your favorite color or color combinations? Cranberry
What kind of crafting do you like to do? Anything, really love it all.
What is a day like for you? I start my day with the Lord. During the school year I teach our daughters. In the summer I would be gardening.
If you could have something made for you what would it be? I would have windows put in my little barn that we had built for our business years ago. It was used as a storage place for the different parts of our patterns. We would do 5000 at a time. Now it will be used as a Refuge Cabin. Needs windows!
What is your favorite season? Why? Spring and Fall. Because it is not so hot. I love to entertain outside.
What was the best Christmas gift you have ever received? I know this is silly, but when Phil and I were first married and the boys were little he bought me this stained glass window. The boys all went with him when he went to buy it. They didn't know how to wrap it ,so they had me close my eyes and walked in with it. I can still see them now. Wonderful memory! They were so small then. Sad.
Do you have some story that would make us all laugh? Well one that I remember was when my husband and I were at International Quilt Market in Houston, Texas. I had just bought those nylons that hold up by themselves with elastic at the top. I don't even know if they still make them now. Anyway. I didn't know that they were suppose to only go above the knee. I must of bought the biggest size and I am not that big. Anyway. I put them clear up to my thigh (I didn't know). Well the first costumer came. It was a man. My catalogs were in a basket on the floor, so I went to bend down to get one and you guessed it. Now I had a jumper on that was just below my knees. When I started to get up I felt the nylon start to roll down my thigh. I just panicked! I thought it was going to shoot down to my ankles. It stopped at the top of my knee. After he left I went to the bathroom and pulled them back up. Yes, all the way to the top of my thigh again. Well, it did it again. The only thing I thought I could do was to go to the fabric company that we were with and get some double face tape, that I had bought for them at Walmart the day before. Yep, I taped those hose to my leg at the thigh. Now, I will tell you, if it was today I would of thrown them away and gone bare legged, but no not me, when I was so fashion conscious. Okay don't ever put doubled face tape on any part of your body. That night at the hotel when I took my hose off, the tape took a whole bunch of layers of skin. It hurt and burned so bad. What was I thinking? I guess I wasn't.
Thank you so much for doing this. Thought it might let everyone have some fun and we could get to know each other a little better. Blessings to each one of you. It has been a pleasure reading all the posts.


Becky said...

Linda...I too have little ones in heaven. One of my own, who has been there for 13 years now. And one that just joined him, that we were hoping to get to adopt in Feb, but that was born at 15 weeks and didn't make it. Lost him on the first. What a hard thing to deal with. More people have that in common with us than I ever imagined.

Linda Stubbs said...

I am so sorry Becky. I will never forget the pain and sorrow that my husband and I felt. We cried and cried. I am so grateful for my 5 and will one day see my other two in heaven. Thank you so much for sharing with me. It means a lot and now I know better how to pray for you.

Still haven't been to town to get your aqua material. I am anxious to get started. It is in my mind though.
Blessings, Linda

Iva said...

Linda, what took you from Alaska to Kansas? Was it a straight shot or were there detours along the way?

Linda Stubbs said...

I met Phil up there. He had just graduated from Yale and his brother from Air Force and had always dreamed of going on a big hunt in Alaska. They did and both married Alaskan girls. I always say he bagged his dear. Really he got a moose, but I don't want to be a moose. smile

I cried the first year. I was so homesick for ocean and mountains. I love the farm though. It is wonderful to be able to go out in my nightgown in the morning and pick my veggies in the garden or bring in a bouquet of flowers. It is very quite on my farm.
Thank you for asking Iva.