Friday, April 16, 2010

Meet The Blogger: or our resident Islander--ANJENY!


Name: Anjeny

Age: 38

Kids #, age & sex: 7 kids, three girls and four boys, ages 18, 16, 14, 12, 9, 7 & 3

Marital status: married

1. How many years in your current relationship: 18 years...will be celebrating 19th year next month
2. Have you ever been divorced?: Nope

***If so how many times?:

3. What do you do for work: I'm a stay-at-home mom

4. Education: Two year college

5. Blogs you contribute to: The Real World: Venus vs Mars, Book Club 4 Kids, & Laie Elementary
main blog: Ramblings of an Islander

6. Religion: LDS

7. Political affiliation- (republican, democrat, libertarian): Republican

8. Basic philosophical leanings (liberal, conservative, confused): Conservative

9. What is your motto in life?: "Live a honest and respectful life"...this is too broad but it entails a lot more meaning than enclosed.

10. Who has had the most influence in your life?: Jesus...after all I'm trying to live my life the way he taught and lived and of course my mom...I've never realized what a wonderful, self-sacrificing woman she was until I've moved away from home.

11. Why did you start Blogging? (100 words or less): I started blogging November of 2008. One of my best friends started blogging and she loved it so much she kept telling me to start one for myself. I admit, I had no clue what blogging is until I started reading her blog, and then started reading another friend who I found out blogged too and then next thing I know, I was reading other people's blogs on their blogroll and then decided to start one just to unload some of the thoughts that go through my head (which I haven't been doing lately). I also love the fact that if I'm blogging about how my family is doing here, I don't really need to write one of those yearly letters to relatives and friends, if they want to know what's happening in my family's life, they can just go online and get updates. Actually, I wrote a post about this very question so if interested, go here.

*What is the most favorite post you have written on any blog you contribute to?: I wrote a tribute post on this blog created by the infamous Crash last February on my mom's birthday...that I found to be my most favorite.

12. Tell us in 100 words about your current relationship:
My current relationship...hmmmmm, that is a book to write about....LOL. I am currently married as I've already stated. I married the only guy I ever fell in love with. I always describe our marriage as a roller-coaster ride..we have our ups and downs, there are points in our marriage where we feel like we're diving into the unknown, such adrenaline rush..LOL and then there are times where we actually thought we've figured it out but of course, the cycle starts all over again, we go up and then we come down. Although my hub and I agree on a lot of major views, like our kids for example, our personalities tend to clash sometimes and there are certain issues we don't agree upon. Sometimes we compromise on certain things, other times we just agree to disagree.

One of the difference in personalities we have is where my hub gets angry easily, he is also easily to forgive and forget. I, on the other hand, can be very emotional at times may take me a while to get angry but once I did, it would take me a long time to forgive and forget. Yes, our marriage is definitely a working progress, we have our good and happy times and then the not so good and sad moments but we're both willing to keep working at it.

13. BONUS or OPTIONAL: Tell us something we need to know about you that we haven't covered above. 50 words or less: mean I have to voluntarily give you more informations about me...come on Shelle, you're going to have to do better than that. LOL

Since this is optional, I'm opting to not tell more than you asked but if you're looking for bonus, I'm gonna let you throw some questions my way...heck, get real dirty or gory if you want...if you throw it my way and dare me, I'd definitely be obligated to accommodate you...hahahah.

Shelle Edit: Well you HEARD her guys! Ask Anjeny questions and get dirty or gory but just remember to wash your mind and tongue out with soap afterwards ;) Anjeny I can explain in one word-HOME. I know weird right? But it is how I feel when I read her writing. I feel a constant. Don't get me wrong, she is completely unpredictable when she writes, you never know what experience she will put in her writing to relate it to the topic at hand... but she's constant in the fact that she's real. I relate to her relationship. She's happy and loves her husband but she shows that it isn't all roses, but that marriage comes with thorns and she's not afraid to tell us about them, but she also remembers to tell us how she overcame them...constant, safe the best kind of HOME. We love you Anj... thanks for contributing for us!!!



TQ Writer said...

Hello! Nice to have a face to the name!

Chief said...

I LURRRV! Anjeny! ex oh ex oh

T said...

love Anjeny already - and as for the tough questions I'm stumped right now... although I'm may hold onto that carte blanche "ask anything" for awhile whilst I mull it over :)

Anjeny said...

TQ..hello to you too and thanks.

Chief..awww, me nove you big time too, you know that, yeah?

T..mahalo plenty, love ya too girl. I will be happy to answer anything you come up with.

For Shelle's edit: HOME, uh? You know it's weird you said that in your edit cuz my 16 yr old said that very thing to me the other day. Something about how she can't really predict how I will react to things sometimes but yet she feels safe all the same to tell me anything, some secret of hers that she doesn't want to share with anyone. I think that was the best compliment she ever gave me.

The Crash Test Dummy said...

Oh, you're so famous, Anjeny! I loved reading this. And Shelle is right, one of the things I love most about you is your honesty. You are so real. I love what you said about your work-in-progress relationship. Ain't it the truth. Anjeny, since I moved to Utah I have to say that I miss that most. The just keeping-it-real factor of the islanders. I used to crack up when people would stand up at church and say "I wish I could divorce my husband. I really hate him." or "I feel bad I've been hitting my kids so much lately."

Those aren't words that would ever be muttered in public here. Here everyone is married to the most wonderful man in the world.

I also have to say that of all the people in Hawaii that I miss, for some reason you are near the top, even though we didn't do much together. I miss you and Swirl a lot. And Martha too. And Iwa.

Great interview.


Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

Anj it is the best of compliments!!!

I love how you explained your husbands and yours explains a relationship perfectly!

Daddy Geek Boy said...

Hiiiii AAnjenyyyyyy!!!

IWA (e - va) said...

Anj.. That pic of you is HOT!

Love the commentary!

Crash... We're only honest, because we live way tooo close together! because if we got up and expressed how perfect our marriages are, the next person would get up and tell how were not! heehee!

Anjeny said...

Oh came!! Thank you, I can always count on your support. We're missing you too over here, losing a fellow island blogger to Utah is just not that great of a deal..eheh. I guess it is hard not to be able to say what is really on your mind when you're surrounded by people who are supposed to be positive and up-beat all the time.

And hey, you are married to the most wonderful can utter it in public, k? eheh

Anjeny said...

Shelle, thank you.

Hi right back at ya DaddyGeekBoy..does that mean you are still trying to figure out what dirty question you want to ask me? LOL

Anjeny said...

Iwa..aww, thanks.

Crash, Iwa here got it close, everyone can hear what's coming from each other's house, how can anyone stand up in church and say how perfect their marriage is if the next person is going to stand up and contradict them? LOL

Miss you too Crash and Iwa, I'm so glad to read you on here. Hope all is going great with ya.

Just Jules said...

Hi there pretty lady - love that picture of you! Looks warm

heelsnstocking said...

[waves from over the pond] hi!

nice to know the finer detail and have to say 7 kids!!! id be in a mental institution not an advert for a great Mom.

Nice meeting xx

Anjeny said...

Hi Jules, thank you.

~~waves back at heels~~
LOL..sometimes my house does feel like the mental institute, thank goodness for blooging..LOL.


wow ! Beautiful Aunt...


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