Monday, March 9, 2009

Mommy Blogger Rose!

Well, the first MoBlogMo went off without a hitch and so many of you enjoyed getting to know Rose... So, as you can imagine...I am thrilled to bring you the SECOND MoBlogMo! Ladies, please join me in welcoming Rose, blogging since, get this...LAST MONTH! Cincinnati, Ohio Standing Between the Worlds Rose is the proud mom of twin teenage boys...PUH-lease give this woman her very own "standing O!" Twins. Teenagers. Boys. Need I say more? Whew! So, Rose...what raise your eyebrow about blogging and made you want to jump in with both feet? I wanted to write as a clairvoyant medium, something many people seem to see as "odd," leading a very "normal" life--how to balance the spiritual side of myself (talking to dead people, meditating, doing readings, etc) with the mundane side of life (dealing with my kids, my husband, my business, my writing, etc). So, now you have our interest peaked...I was fascinated reading your interview questionnaire...keep going, tell us more! *somebody pass the popcorn, please!* I am, in many ways, a Jack of All Trades. I am a licensed massage therapist, a clairvoyant medium, a published author (two books, SO YOU WANT TO BE A MEDIUM? and METATRON: INVOKING THE ANGEL OF GOD'S PRESENCE, with another, SPIRIT FAQ, due for publication in 2010), a Spiritualist minister, and an instructor. I work most days of the week doing one or many of these jobs. On top of that, I've been married for nearly 19 years and have identical twin 13-year-old boys. I am constantly trying to juggle the demands of my work life and my spiritual life (which is very attached to my work life) with my family and home. My hope is that I can do all of these things, do them well, and still have time to relax and enjoy life. Most of the time, that's not possible...but I'm not about to give up trying! Rose and I have a little in common. I would never consider myself clairvoyant, but my mother's intuition spoke this same message to me that Rose commented about when I asked her about her best MOM memory... Just a year or so ago, I remember sitting on the couch with both of my sons, one on each side of me. We were watching a DVD, and they both snuggled up to me. As I put my arms around them, I thought to myself, "Enjoy this, Rose. They're growing up; there won't be many more moments like these." I drank in every second, and I cherish them. What are some of your favorite blogs? I have several, and they're very diverse: Wine me, Dine me (in Cincinnati) Pub Rants Just Eat Your Cupcake Reiki Catherine Knutsson: Word Wanderings Alice's CWIM (Children's Writers & Illustrators Market) Blog Kevin Levine I really enjoyed peeking into all of Rose's favorite blogs...don't hesitate - they are all awesome, especially if you have the knack for writing (which I think most of you do...I mean, you ARE bloggers, right?)

As they say, misery loves company. So, I am assuming someone reading today has had an embarrassing moment in their recent past...can you share one of yours with us?

When I was younger, I was asked to serve at a church spaghetti dinner. I somehow managed to dump an entire tray of spaghetti down the back of a man wearing a pristine white dress shirt. I've never been so mortified in my life. Thankfully, he was quite gracious about the whole situation.

Yeah, I was a waitress once...that "career" lasted 2 weeks...had it lasted longer I probably could have outdone "The Great Spaghetti Incident!"

So, while we are talking "dork"...what would you say is the dorkiest thing about you?

I am a total fangirl when it comes to The X-Files. I used to write fanfiction online. Ask me anything about Mulder and Scully--I can tell you that the truth is still out there!

Alrighty, I probably shouldn't embarrass you throughout your whole interview. Let's move on to more positive details of Rose! What do you consider your greatest achievement?

I am very proud to be an author. But I'm even prouder that both of my boys are on the Power of the Pen team at school, and that one of them won 4th place in the district writing competition.

What can you, under no circumstances, tolerate?

I cannot tolerate Intolerance! I am a big believer in personal responsibility and allowing others to make their own choices and to live their own lives.

With the chance of evoking another embarrassing moment, what is your most vivid high school memory?

I met my husband in high school. Our first kiss is a very vivid memory, because it was a big mistake! We were talking, and I impulsively leaned over to kiss him on the cheek. He turned his head at just that moment, and that kiss landed on his lips. I guess it was good for him, too, because we've been married for almost 19 years.

Rose, it has been wonderful having you over to My Semblance, I am thrilled you were willing to allow us a peek into your World! One more question, and then I promise, I will let you go!

What do you always hope people see on YOUR inside?

I hope that they see a shining light. And a good sense of humor. One of my favorite quotes probably sums this up: “If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning.” -Catherine Aird

In a world that sometimes doesn't seem to know right from wrong, I think that quote is fitting!Rose, thank you for joining us. This is so fun! I have always enjoyed "collecting friends!"

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Lora said...

How interesting! I'm going to check out Rose and her favorites right now!

Bonggamom said...

Rose, I have twin 5-year old boys and I'm so impressed at what you've accomplished while raising yours!

Rose Vanden Eynden said...

Thanks so much for checking out the post, ladies!

Bonggamom, you WILL survive! I believe the younger years with twins are the hardest because you're just so exhausted all the time. I will say, however, that as they need you less for physical reasons as they grow older, they need your support more than ever as they undergo their own physical, emotional, and psychological changes. Good luck to you!

Anonymous said...

Cool post :) off to check her out :)

jewelryandgiftsbyrebecca said...

Cool post, very interesting. I can't wait to see who is featured next!!!

Farmer*swife said...

Another Great Interview!

Rose Vanden Eynden said...

Thank you, everyone, for checking out my blog, And thanks to Michelle, for introducing me! Hope you all have a fabulous day!