I have linked up with the fabulously talented Meg from The Patchwork Paisley for a series
called Ask Away Friday. If you're wondering, "who the heck is meg" well you need to stop
right there and go check her out. Literally like top to bottom check out her blog. Meg, has been
featured on Blogher for her amazing budget friendly nursery and has DIY-ed her cabinets
from ah to ahhhhmazing. Oh and she's an art teacher in her spare time, but if crafts and art
aren't your thing, just look at her pics of her baby girls they are gerber baby cute :p
So here are the ten questions that she came up with for me..... (my ten for her are featured HERE)
1- What are 3 random facts about you?
1. I did not have sugar until I was 5 1/2 years old. I am also the biggest sugar addict anyone has
2. I taught myself how to float and swim in my 20s.
3. I can bear getting a shot, but having my blood drawn is one of the worst things you can do to me,
other than an IV. I would rather be put under than have an IV.
2- I hear the you have a unique perspective on weddings. Care to share?
I want to be married, but I'm terrified of the wedding. I want gorgeous pictures but I don't want the
hassle of the "big day". I also don't want pictures with brown paneled walls in a courthouse. Or a
curse to be put on me if I elope by my grandmother. If it were up to me I'd snap my fingers and we'd
already be married and it would be done with.
3- Who is your celebrity crush?
Josh Duhamel is up there in the top 3. He's tall and handsome..2 of my requirements.
4- Take a pic or describe one of you most cherished possessions. Why is it so special?
I have a set of porcelain ducks that I gave my grandpa when I was younger. I had purchased them at
our elementary school's santa shoppe when I was pretty young. we had a thing for ducks, he and I.
When I went away to college he wrote me a letter and gave me the big duck, but kept the little duck.
When he got sick he kept that little duck next to his bedside for months. After he passed that was the
one thing that I NEEDED to have with me and it sits in my jewelry box.
5- Finish this sentence: The last time I laughed until I cried...
I often laugh until my eyes water. I think the most recent was last night. I've been re- watching all of
the episodes of Arrested Development (one of the few shows that make me literally, laugh out loud)
and John has never seen it. I was re-enacting a scene for him and he just wasn't laughing so I kept
doing it and the more I acted out the RIDICULOUS line the harder I laughed. He never did laugh
, but he cracked a smile.
6- If you could afford one luxury item to splurge on, what would it be?
A personal masseur to be on my beck and call 24/7. I am constantly cracking my neck and stretching.
It would be heavenly to have massages on demand.
7- If you could trade lives with anyone for one day, who would it be?
My cat, I'd like to know what the hell she is thinking. To quote John, "She's a cat only a mother
could love." she has even been on an unsuccessful round of antidepressants, Minnie has a mood
disorder we think.
8- How would you describe your style?
I either look like I just got back from the gym ( I probably didn't) or I'm in a sundress or some sort of
scarf and jeans ensemble.
9- Do you have any traditions? (holiday, family, friends etc.)
So, so many. My family is deeply rooted in tradition and I've passed that on to my family. We have
always read "The Night Before Christmas" on Christmas Eve, we have 3 holiday movies that we
HAVE to watch every season, thanksgiving morning is supposed to be spent watching the Macy's
parade and drinking hot cocoa (I've lapsed the last few years) Lots of specific special foods &
cookies for each holiday and the list goes on for each holiday and birthday .....
10- What is your favorite blog post?
Hmm my favorite post ever is not my greatest. It's not one where I shared something I was proud that
I made or cooked. It didn't get the most hits and I don't even know if it contained a picture to be
honest with you. It was very early on in my first month of blogging and visually it looks pretty worse
for wear. But it was from my heart and it was a sweet memory of a typical day with E. It showcased
his sweet side and our friendship. I talked about how life with a then 4 year old can be hard and the
questions that they ask can sometimes be daunting but you answer them with honesty and to the best
of your ability. And yet, they can also hit YOU like a ton of bricks. . I don't know if I touched upon it
per se in the small little space but at the time of the convo we were having about heaven, E had no
idea my Grandpa was sick and he began talking to me about how when we die our new home is in
heaven. I know right, he was four!?!? HIS words somehow helped me a few weeks later as I sat in a
funeral home and tried to choke back a eulogy. To me, that's some pretty heavy stuff.
Thank you to Meg for letting me play along!