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20 Nov 2010

Flawless Saturday Question

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Thanksgiving is Thursday and I’ve already asked a “Thankful”-type question, so this time I’m going to ask you about… FOOD. The Thanksgiving feast is by far and away my favorite meal of the year. I love everything about it. To me, it’s comfort food times 100, and I wish we could do it more than once a year. Biscuits? Roast turkey? Pumpkin fritters? Cranberry sauce? Sweet potatoes? Mashed potatoes? White Trash Krab Salad? Gravy? AND STUFFING?????? ¬†Oh, and pie. And mulled wine. BRING IT.

So my FSQ is this: What is your favorite meal? If you could have anything on a plate, what would it be? Even if it’s a combination of foods you’ve never had before. What do you wish you were eating right now?

Oh my god. Thanksgiving is so close. I can almost taste it.

And now, I’ll take this opportunity to say that I hope your Thanksgiving is filled with great joy, people you love, and unbelievable food. ūüėČ

13 Nov 2010

Flawless Saturday Question

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Inspired by yesterday’s post and Thanksgiving, I want to know about a woman who you’re very thankful for. It can be your mom, best friend, aunt, teacher, etc. Think past or present. Feel free to list several, if you’re moved to do so. And, to make it extra special, have that person (if they are still with us) read what you wrote. Never underestimate the power of telling someone how much they mean to you.

My mom is amazing. She taught me the power of a smile and a hello. She taught me to never, ever break a promise. She admitted her flaws as I was growing up, teaching me the importance of imperfection. She is honest, sometimes to a fault. She is strong, sometimes to a fault. She always tells me the things I do that she admires. When I got married, she gave me a great gift. The night before the wedding, she and my father came to my hotel room and she said, “You’re getting married tomorrow. That means Russ is your family now. He comes first. Your father and I will never come between you, or ask to come before him. He will be your husband, and you will be his wife, and we will still be your parents. But we will not overstep our boundaries.” That still means the world to me. ¬†Since my dad passed away, my mom has been mourning with grace, great sadness, and great purpose. She expects too much of herself, to be okay too soon. But she listens when I tell her that. She is beautiful and flawed and funny as hell and I love her.

I’d like to mention a few others, but it might have to wait for another post, or I’ll add it here later today. Can’t wait to hear your answers!!

06 Nov 2010

Flawless Saturday Question

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What did you want to be when you grew up?

I remember wanting to be a vet, because I loved animals so dang much. I never really thought about the fact that you had to be super smart and go to school for a really long time. I probably gave up the dream as soon as I found that out.

I also remember wanting to be a clothing designer which, if you know me, is HILARIOUS because I can barely dress myself and I can’t put an outfit together to save my life.

When I was 11, I knew I wanted to be a performer and when I was 12, I knew I wanted to make people laugh. So, I guess I’ve done a decent amount of that stuff and I hope to do some more in the future.

When I was 35, I wanted to be a Mom when I grew up. It’s my favorite job so far.

30 Oct 2010

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What’s your morning or evening routine? (Or both?) I’m kind of obsessed with finding out if everyone does the same thing every morning & evening like I do?

MORNING:

Wake up with the first “Mommy!” being called from the next room, around 6:45.

Put on my turquoise robe with white polka dots. (sexy!)

Play in son’s room for a bit.

Start coffee.

Make son breakfast.

Drink a cup.

Make my cereal: Kashi Go Lean & Cheerios with Stevia, frozen blueberries, and almond milk.

Play dinosaurs on the floor with son.

Unload dishwasher.

Get son and myself dressed. (Some mornings quick shower, some mornings shower after drop off)

Brush our teeth.

Say goodbye to Daddy.

Drive son to school.

Home for second cup of coffe, shower, put on makeup and start the day.

NIGHT:

Put son to bed somewhere between 8:00 and 9:00PM.

Wash face.

Clean kitchen.

Clean Living Room.

Check emails, tweets, comments, etc.

Get a bowl of cereal (same as from morning)

Watch something on TiVo.

Brush and floss + ProActiv routine (I’ve used it for about 12 years)

Make morning coffee so I only have to turn in on when I wake up.

Get a glass of water.

Tip toe into Garrett’s room to see his lovely, sleeping face.

Bed between 10:30 and midnight.

Crossword puzzles for 15 minutes.

Sleep

Those are some EXCITING routines, no? No. What’s YOUR routine?

23 Oct 2010

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What is your favorite childhood Halloween memory?

Mine is of my dad, MY DAD, making my Raggedy Ann costume. I don’t know exactly how old I was, but I think around six or seven. I desperately wanted to be Raggedy Ann for Halloween, and for some reason my father made me the costume. It was so perfect. I don’t remember feeling anything but great pride that he had made it for me. The hair was a shower cap with red yarn. The outfit was exactly right. I had the striped socks and everything. I remember that year I started trick-or-treating around 4:00 in the afternoon because I couldn’t wait to get my costume on. I think my dad humored me by coming out with me. No one was ready. No one had candy. Several people laughed. We went back home and went out again at dark. I remember feeling very lucky.

16 Oct 2010

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What is something (or what are some things)¬†you do now that you never thought you’d do?

For example, do you skydive and you used to be afraid of heights? Are you a vegetarian now after years of eating meat?

Here are some things I never thought I’d do:

*Bake. I always had a huge aversion to it because it’s such a precise medium. Know what? It’s not that precise.

*Wipe pee off of the toilet and floor every day, several times a day, without blinking an eye.

*Wake up at 6:30 AM all the time.

*Clean the kitchen every night before bed. I used to not care at all. Now I can’t sleep with dishes in the sink.

*Tell a toddler I’m going to count to three and he better do (whatever it is) or he’s in big trouble.

*Write a blog.

I’m dying to hear what you have to say! Hope you’re having a great weekend!

09 Oct 2010

Flawless Saturday Question

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Well, it’s Saturday which means two things:

I’ll be taking a nap and not many people are reading blogs.

SO here’s a question for those of you who ARE reading this today: What makes you a great mom, wife, or friend?

Here’s an example: I’m a great mom because I slept on Garrett’s floor last night without him even knowing. ¬†He was coughing a lot and I wanted to be close in case he needed me. ¬†Awwwww, ain’t that sweet?

I want to hear anything you have to say. ¬†Even if it’s, “I’m a great wife because I bring my husband beer and food while he watches college football” or “I’m a great friend because I like to listen” . Comment, tweet or call me if you have my number. But not while I’m napping. ¬†I’m really tired from being such a great mom last night!

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