Hola! Glad you stopped by! I am Dulce, married for over a decade to my Amado, loving life with my four kidlets: Ariana (7), Joel (5), Elena (2) and Amaya (8 months).
How would people describe your personality? (If they could only use ONE word.) Are they right? Happy. (I smile a LOT). And yes, I usually am. If not, you will know it.
What celebrity/celebrities would create a “Star-Struck” feeling if you saw them in real life? Truthfully, I am not that into celebrities. Even when I got to meet several gold-medal athletes, I was only mildly excited. I would be thrilled about meeting one of my favorite chefs, but I would reserve the real "star-struck" feelings for some of the moms I've read, like Crystal Lutton or Dr. Momma.
Who is your favorite blogger? Why?
Ooh, that is hard. I read several. Peaceful Parenting, Pieces of My Mind, and Code Name: Mama always make me think. And when the baby wakes up in the middle of the night, I am irresistibly drawn to check if there is a new post by Under the Olive Branch. But there are dozens of others, too.
What is your comfort food/drink?
Iced coffee. By the gallon. (OK, that might be an exaggeration. Then again, maybe not.) Chocolate. Tacos (real ones--carnitas, cilantro, onion and salsa verde on soft, fresh corn tortillas. NOT a couple of spoons of ground beef, lettuce and cheese on an oversized chip.)
Be brave – tell us something very random and weird about yourself.
I can twist my tongue so that the bottom part is on top and the top part is on the bottom.
Do you have a strong desire to do something you’ve never done? What is it?
I would love to visit some places I have never been, like Australia, New Zealand, Africa and Asia. I like trying new things and enjoying fresh adventures. I would love to go sky diving.
Movies: Action, Drama, Romantic Comedy, Documentary, Comedy? What are your favorite genres?
I can enjoy just about any of those--it depends on the individual movie. I like movies about smart people, with plenty of adventure and some laughs. I want happy endings, always. Real life has enough tragedy.
Books: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Romance, Biographies, True Stories, Self-Help, Devotional/Study? What are your favorite types of reading material?
All of the above. I am a compulsive reader--to the point that by the time I was eight, I had memorized all the ingredients on our shampoo bottles, and read the list of ingredients in most of our foods. I am not materialistic with shoes, clothes or things like that, but I must have books! Some of my favorite fiction authors are Robin Jones Gunn, Elizabeth Peters, Tamora Pierce, Laurie R King, and Charlotte MacLeod. Most of my favorite parenting books are under the recommended reading category here, although I need to update it.
Music: Funk, Rock, Country, Jazz, Classical, Film Score, Blues, Classic Rock, Crooner, Alternative, Heavy Metal, Techno? What are your favorite types?
Anything except country, which is practically against the law in Oklahoma. I enjoy a lot of CCM oldies, like Rich Mullins, old Petra and DC Talk (I know, I am stuck in the early 90s, music-wise). My favorite, though, is praise and worship music in Spanish. Nothing else quite reaches inside me in the same way. I've been listening to a lot of Danilo Montero recently.
If you inherited a million dollars, what is the first thing you would do with your money?
Pay off our house, and help our parents out of debt. Give some away to people who need it. Travel.
Name one weakness of yours (confession is good for the soul).
Just one? I am a terrible housekeeper. I dislike cleaning and rarely do it.
If you could live anywhere at all (and take all your loved ones with you), where would you go?
All over. We would definitely have a home in Puebla, Mexico and one in Puerto Rico, but I would love to live in other countries, too.
Strange Talent? Can you juggle basketballs, put your legs behind your head or some perform some other strange feat?
Ummm...nope. The tongue thing that I mentioned earlier is about it.
What’s something you consider yourself to be good at? (Don’t worry, it’s not bragging, it’s acknowledging a God given gift).
Languages come easily to me. Seeing patterns in things.
What is one of your favorite things to catch a whiff of?
My family. I love burying my face in their necks, or nuzzling their hair. With all of our allergy issues, we don't do much in the way of fragrances. However, a friend gave me some Doterra essential oils, and I absolutely adore their Citrus Bliss and Breathe oils.
When you leave a social gathering, do you wish: You would have talked more or You would have talked less?
It could go either way. Social skills are not my strength, and I tend to either freeze up or chatter about a topic beyond the interest of the person I am with.
If money wasn’t a factor, what stores would you shop in?
I would do all organic, healthy food stuff.
What is your greatest fear?
I don't have an always-there fear, but I do get panicky when my kids get really sick.
What is your greatest accomplishment?
I am not sure. With everything, I can see how much I was helped by others. I would say the natural births of Elena and Amaya. I followed what I believed God was telling me, and I am so glad that I did. (And a huge hug to littlemama for making it possible!)
What are your favorite animals?
I am allergic to anything with hair, and I don't really like dogs, anyway--too slobbery and jumpy. I like snakes, but if we had one, neither of our mothers would ever step foot in our house again. I like dolphins, but I don't have any experience with them.
Are you a hopeless romantic?
Yup. But my sense of humor interferes a lot.
What movie or book character can you most relate to?
Almost any well-written character draws me in and makes me see certain aspects of myself. I actually found Bella from the Twilight series to have a lot in common with me: clutzy, easily accepting of the supernatural and differences in others, a tad too self-absorbed...
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