Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Questions, questions....

A friend sent this to me in an email and I thought it'd make a neat meme. It's a little long, but at least it helps you get to know a little more about me, my family, etc. Quirks and all. Because we definitely have quirks. Lots.

1. Do you like blue cheese salad dressing? yep - the chunky kind

2. Do you own a gun? yes, The Main Man has several & I've practiced shooting the pistol some.

3. What's your favorite drink at Starbucks or other specialty coffee shops?
Caramel Machiatto with whipped cream and extra caramel drizzle on top. That or a Chai Latte.

4. Have you ever been arrested?
Ummm...yeah. Underage drinking about 2 months before my 21st birthday. Woopdidoo. But that was the one & only time, thank goodness.

5. What do you think of hot dogs?
I try not to think too much about them. But I'll eat one. If it's Kosher and served in a steamed bun. Five Guys Burgers & Fries in Atlanta has the best dogs ever....yum! We overdose on their stuff every time we go see my, seriously - on our last trip we at there 3 days in a row & even the kids are crazy about it too. Three days in a freaking row!! It's really that good. Click their logo below & see if there's one in your neck of the woods. Hey - I just realized this is Question #5....and I mentioned FIVE GUYS...hmmmmmmmm, lol

6. Favorite Christmas song? Little Drummer Boy - barumpabumpum

7. What do you prefer to drink in the morning? Coffee. Then a tiny glass of chocolate milk with breakfast. And then more coffee. And probably a little more coffee after that.

8. Can you do push ups? Barely.

9. What's your favorite piece of jewelry?
It's a tie between the round, modern style diamond necklace that The Main Man gave me on our 4th Christmas together or the pave' diamond butterfly that my Dad & his wife gave me on my first Mother's Day.

10. Favorite hobby? Designing & sewing, which are now turning into my business/occupation.

11. Do you have A.D.D.? Of course not. I'm just "creative".

12. What's one trait that you hate about yourself?
Personality: can procrastinate & quick to criticize sometimes
Physical: the good 'ole much bigger than it used to be.

13. Middle name? Renee'

14. Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment?
I've got to get some sewing done this week.
I hope we get to homeschool this year.
I'm going to the beach at least twice in one week after we get back from Tennessee.

15. When was the last time you cried? About 3 weeks ago.

16. Current worry right now?
If I will be successful at homeschooling/teaching and if it's definitely what will be best for our kids and family.

17. Current hate (dislike) right now?
96 degree temps with 100% humidity. It makes us have $350.00 power bills which means less $$ to do fun things with the kids or less fabric, etc. for me. Not to mention that the second I step outside - and I mean just to walk to the van and get in it - I'm dripping with sweat. So whatever makeup I just put on before walking out the door is running off my face and then by the end of the day I have at least 2 new zits. Fabulous.

18. Favorite place to be?
At home sewing & looking out the window to see the kids playing in the backyard on the awesome fort their daddy built for them.

19. How did you bring in the New Year?
We had a big bash at our house with lots of friends, some family, a few neighbors, yummy food, lots of liquid happy for some of us and a ton of fireworks. (There are awesome advantages to living outside the city limits - we get to have giant firework shows! All done very safely by my ADD husband, of course. He even soaks down the ground and has 4 giant hoses ready to go at any moment. This is a time where ADD is a good thing. )

20. Do you like to travel?
Love it. But if it's more than an 8 hr drive or so I'd like to do it in an RV. My family tends to get a little deafening in your average minivan.

21. Name three people who will complete this?
Dawn (Because I Said So), Jenn (Fabric Bliss), Kristen (We Are THAT Family) - at least I'm gonna tag these girls and HOPE they'll do it. ;)

22. Do you own slippers? Oh, sure. But do I wear them? Not so much. It's either flip flops or barefeet for me, usually.

23. What color shirt are you wearing? coral-ly orange

24. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets?
Not really. I tend to sweat whenever I come in contact with them. Satin nightie...fine. But the sheets just don't work for me. I go for the most expensive/highest thread count sheet I can afford. Whenever I catch Egyptian cotton ones on sale I have to restrain myself.

25. Can you whistle? Not a lick. Or a hoot. Or tweet.

26. Favorite color?
I really love color in general....but I guess I'd have to say I gravitate toward apple green. Or aqua blue. Or maybe coral red. See, told ya.

27. Would you be a pirate? Heck yeah! As long as I could go back to being a regular wench when I tired of the all the arrrrr-ing.

28. What songs do you sing in the shower? Gwen Stefani - Rich Girl. Don't laugh. At least not too hard.

29. Favorite girl's names?
Audrey Ruth, my sweet almost 4 yr old's name; Naomi Jewel, if we had another girl.

30. Favorite boy's names?
Isaac Emmanuel, my oldest son; William, my almost 6 yr old; Oliver, if we had another boy.

31. What's in your pocket right now? No pockets....pajama bottoms.

32. Last thing that made you laugh?
Earlier tonight - William speaking in a very husky grown-up man kind of voice while he was pretending to be a magician and turn his sister into a princess and himself into a prince. Of course, I didn't let him hear me laughing but it just cracked me up. Too, too cute.

33. Best bed sheets as a child? Strawberry Shortcake

34. Worst injury you've ever had?
8 yrs old, riding my bike. Turned my head to look behind me and see if my step-brother was on my tail and ran into the mailbox. The corner of it dug into my arm pretty badly. Still have a scar on my arm.

35. Do you love where you live? yes

36. How many TVs do you have in your house? 2 - the den & our bedroom

37. Who is your loudest friend?
A tie between Amy & Michelle

38. How many pets do you have? 3, currently....10 at one point.

Dog - Taco Beaux Thompson, yellow lab that was a stray we picked up - and yes, my kids more often than not call him by his full name they bestowed upon him. Lucky, lucky dog, lol.

Peacocks - Peabody & Petunia, male & female - they're a cute little couple but poop more than what I think is peacockly possible.

We had some chickens and two guniea fowl. All our chicks turned out to be roosters - not one layer in the bunch. They've all met their demise over the past year or so in one way or another. RIP to roosters Pinguini, Linguini, Big Daddy, Mamma, Ginger & the Guineas Squirt & Spot.

39. What is your favorite book? The Bible, The Queen, Charlotte Mason Home Companion, A Hatful of Seuss - sorry - can't pick just one.

40. Do you brush your teeth with cold or warm water?
ewwww.....warm water? who does that?? Cold, of course.

41. What is your favorite candy?
Candy - Sprees....Candy BAR - Twix, original one.

42. Favorite Sports Team?
well, ummm....The Main Man is all about the Roll Tide. Me, not so much.

43. What were you doing 12 AM last night? Reading blogs, checking email, editing photos.

44. What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up?
"How much can I get done before the kids wake up? Ohhhh....maybe I'll just go out on the deck with my coffee and read some more about the Charlotte Mason method and then I'll get started in the house."

45. Did you fully accomplish at least one thing you wanted to today?
Yes. But it was pointless. I really scrubbed down all my kitchen countertops and the stove, etc. And swept/mopped the entire kitchen/dining area all in one fell swoop. I was a non-stop cleaning machine for about 1 hr straight and man was it shiny. But then people did things like prepare food and eat and live in those rooms. It lasted all of maybe 30 minutes before something was spilled, pencil shavings were on the floor and PB & J was smeared on the bar because William decided to make himself a sandwich and Audrey found the cheesecake in the fridge, pulled it out and proceeded to sit on the freshly clean floor and eat it with her hands, dropping crumbs all around her - all while I was in the laundry room switching out a load and folding/putting up the towels in the bathroom & answering one phone call. Yeah - pointless.

Did someone ask if I had ADD? heh heh....Mommy-Brain, ADD,'s all the same to me.


Kim said...

You are so funny Jennifer! It was fun reading more about you - I can relate!