Friday, August 20, 2010

Friday's Five: Karen

Welcome to Friday's Five, my weekly feature that asks a fabulous follower 5 random questions.

Every so often, I come across a blogger with whom I just know I could become fast friends in real life. Karen from Karen's Journal is one of those bloggers. She's an elementary teacher who writes from the heart, and her honest posts about various past experiences, her disabled son, and her faith have touched me. She's not just Miss Serious, though—she vlogs, hosts give-aways, and participates in fun memes and link-ups. She's a faithful commenter on other blogs, which has paid off in a quickly growing readership at her own site.

1. How old is your son and can you inform my gentle readers a little about Fragile X Syndrome? My son is 21 years old. He will be 22 in February. If you were to look up the definition of Fragile X it would say that it is the most common form of inherited mental retardation. This syndrome is carried on the X chromosome, and there are two parts. The gene on the long arm (I think) is pulled; it looks like it is going to break, hence the name.

2. What's your favorite room in your house? I like my son's room the most. There is just a sweet spirit in there and it is about the only room in the house that I had something to do with decorating.

3. This may be a silly question, because we all know blogging has a way of taking over our lives, but—besides blogging—what keeps you busy? Housework keeps me busy, and when I am working (teaching 2nd grade), correcting papers and planning lessons takes all of my time.

4. What's the name of a really good book that you've read? I will have to say the Scriptures because that is really all I have been reading.

5. You knew this was coming . . . what did you have for dinner last night?! My mom and my niece were here, so Tom [my husband] cooked. We had chicken, rice, salad, and cantaloupe.

Thanks so much, Karen! Much of my free time is also spent on housework. Not so much on the actual work as thinking about how I should be cleaning the house. I spend a lot of time planning to sanitize the toilets and organize the closets, but I never seem to get around to following through on those plans. I also spend a lot of time prying into other bloggers' lives, so come back next Friday when I interrogate my next victim!

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Mother Mayhem said...

A blogger I haven't "met" yet! :o)

Sweetums was tested for Fragile X. Her dx is Sotos Syndrome.

Karen Mortensen said...

Wow. What a honor. Your introduction really touched my heart. Thanks so very much.

Unknown said...

Free time? What's that?

Roo @ NiceGirlNotes said...

Oh, what a sweet blog! And a sweet lady, too!