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Twelve Truths: The Answers to the Guessing Game

Hello, friends!

A week ago, I posted a guessing game with 10 truths and 2 lies about myself, and I challenged people to guess which was which.  Today, I give you the answers!

1. I am married.

     It's true!  I am pouring my love and passion and prayer into my marriage, and seeing it blossom delightfully.

2. I am 5 ft 3-3/4 inches tall.

     Nope.  Guess again.

3. My mother self-published a book when I was a child.

     That one is true!  It is called Bring Them Up.

4. I have read Plenilune by Jenny Freitag.

    True.  I like the "bigness" of Jenny's writing style.  And I relate to her main character more than I usually relate to female protagonists.

5. I wear glasses.

     Yep.  It's not exactly a super-power.  But...almost.

6. I ran over a toad with a car.

     Sad day!  I was still a new teenage driver.  It was a lovely summer night -- still cool from a passing rain shower.  The windows on my car were open.  The tires made a lovely swishing sound on the damp road.  And then...I saw him jump through my headlight beam and a second later I heard the pop as my tire ran over him.  I was pretty upset...calling back emotional apologies through my open window to the flattened shape on the road.  Very sad day.  This one was true.

7. I love the sound that crickets make.

     Totally true.

8. Clear blue skies are my favorite.

     False.  I like storms and dark clouds.  I like a sky covered with big puffy clouds.  I even like those little swirly clouds.  Give me adventure, give me brushstrokes, give me epicness!!!!

     Clear, blue skies are boring.

     That is my personal opinion.

     (I will say, for all you clear sky people, that clear blue skies are my husband's favorite).

9. I like dark green colors. her shirt.  Mmmhmm.  I would wear that.

10. I am a midwife.

     Aannd, the answer is yes! (photo shared with permission)  This is one reason my life can never be boring.  Nor can it ever be normal.  Lol.  But I love being able to bring my skills and experience and calmness to a mother as she is doing one of the most amazing things she will ever do.

11. I used to live in Alaska.

     I did live in Alaska for 1 year.  It was amazing.  I could tell you about it but it would probably take me another year...yeah...I can be wordy sometimes.  :/  When I was little, I used to always ask, "Can I tell you a story?" and whoever knew me would sigh and ask, "Is it a long one?"

     Yes.  Yes, it is.

12. I love to eat spinach.

     Of course I do!  Who doesn't?  This stuff is yummy.  I like it fresh, in salads, on sandwiches.  I like it cooked.  I like it in dip.  Yummmm!!!!!  Good stuff!

So there you have it!  A little bit more about me.  Everything was true except #2 and #8.  And the fact that both Skye and Julian guessed #8 blew my mind.  How did you know?  You guys did great!  It was so much fun to see your answers!!!!  If you want to try it on your own blog, make sure to leave me a link so I can come comment!

See you later this week!


  1. I'm glad I got at least one right.
    I like cloudy skies too!

  2. Well...writers tend to like stormy/rainy days, so I just guessed....wildly....


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