What’s the first thing you’d do if you won the lottery or came into a huge fortune? 

This answer changes based on the season; today I vote to change lives in our area. I’d pay off every child’s lunch account and load their card balance for the rest of the school year. I’d reestablish our local food bank then set up a trust fund to ensure it doesn’t go under again, and I’d include a mobile component so food can reach those who can’t get to the physical location. I’d hire an architect to design a beautiful, functional, state-of-the-art building for families and make it available for sliding scale rent to people who are home insecure. Last, I’d search out the folks who tried and failed to move into a house – due to loan issues, job concerns, unforeseeable emergencies, whatever – and see that they get into the right home.

I dream big.

Which decade do you think had the best sense of style?

Maybe the 2000s? Probably because I think of that as the age of jeans and a t-shirt, and y’all know how I feel about perfectly broken in jeans with a downy soft tee.

Would you rather be half your height or double your weight?

I suppose I’d rather be double my weight. Being less than three feet tall would require serious lifestyle adjustments.

If you wanted to get away from everyone totally, where would you hide?

We live in a pretty small town so even if I hide at a back table at Panera the chances are good I’ll run into somebody. If I really truly TRULY wanted to get away from everyone – totally – my best bet is heading out. Out into the woods, into a park, onto a walking trail with the dogs. My basement couch is awfully comfy, too, but the kids tend to find me eventually if I say in the house.

What do you do that you love? 

I love to write, sing, snuggle my animals, and even (yes, it’s true) cook. Will wonders never cease.

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