Friday, April 29, 2011

5 Question Friday

Yes, I know. I promised blog posts and I didn't deliver. But think about things this way. 5 more days. May 9th, is my last day of school until August. So you know what that means right? Yes, I will give you things to read. Hopefully I will come up with enough awesome ideas to save a few things for the fall so I can write a few, and squeeze a few saved ones in. Yes, it's cheating, but as long as you have something to read you won't show up on my front porch and threaten bodily harm. So sometimes, beggars can't be choosers.

So be patient for 1 more week and a day. You guys are so full of awesome, it's scary.  I have a busy weekend planned, I have to head to my hometown, where my parents still live to deliver a Scentsy order on Saturday, then it's just gearing up and studying for finals. I'm going to do some cleaning one of those two days, and I have some plants that I bought that I must replant before they croak. Yeah, that wasn't a brilliant idea on my part. Oops.

1. If you could buy any car, money not an option, what would it be?

Hmmm, this is tough. I like my truck that I have now. It screams I am woman hear me roar! But I miss having a truck. A place to put items other than the tiny back seat that my "extended" cab has.

So I would probably end up with an SUV. I like the Traverse and the Corvette. But the corvette isn't exactly an SUV, but if money weren't an option, then I could afford to pay the speeding now it's a whole new ball game. Hmmmm.

2. What was your worst first date ever?

Brace yourself people. This is BAD.

When I was dating the guy that introduced me to my husband, our very first date. He didn't make a good impression. It's a good thing that he was a nice guy, otherwise I might not have ended up with my husband.

We met up (we lived in 2 different towns at the time) and hung out for a while. I had some errands to run in the big city and he went with me. Then he took me to meet his friend John (my now husband). Then we went to a local supermarket where Brandon (bad date) bought lunchables.

Now, I know what you are thinking - "that's not so bad. Lunchables aren't good, but they aren't that bad." And your right. He asks me my opinion about which flavors I liked, and we got ready to check out, and he turns and looks at me and asks if I wanted some too, I better get them. Because the 4 he bought, those were for HIM.

So after that, I only used him for John. So even though it was the absolute worst first date ever, it ended up being the beginning of a relationship with John. Because John went on every date Brandon and I had. Even our first one.
3. How old were you when you fell in love for the first time?

I have sat here pondering this question for a good 20 minutes. There have been crushes and there have been those teenage years where it changes on a weekly basis. But as I sat here pondering this question, I realized that I have only honestly been in love twice.

The first time, I was probably only hours old. He was a much older man, around 57 years old. But, I adored him. I followed him everywhere. I went to work, I went to town, I went everywhere that I could. There were times when he wasn't my favorite person in the world, and there were times that I was pretty sure my world revolved around him. And until 8 years ago, when he left this world for his eternal home, did I fully understand that my world did revolve around him. And how empty parts of my life have been without him. On the other hand, I can almost feel him walking next to me when I walk around TTU everyday. Because I just know that he is sitting somewhere watching  me and pointing out to everyone around him, "See that girl right there, the one in the pink shirt. That's my grand-daughter. Isn't she amazing?" You can hear the pride, and the awe in his voice. And see the Beech-Nut pouch in his hand.

The second person - my husband. Who, after the events of the last few weeks (more on those later) has shown me a new side of himself that has reminded me why I wanted to spend the rest of my life with him in the first place.

4. When was the last time you reconciled your checkbook?

I do it weekly. It's called online banking. Welcome to the 21st Century! We also have these new-fangled things called computers, and cars that talk to you, and....

I only write like 4 checks a month, everything else is on our Debit card. So I just get online and look to see what's made it through and how much money there is in our account and poof, I'm done. Does anyone really actually do this anymore?

Now at work, unfortunately I have to do it every month. It's one of the few things I hate about my job.

5. If you were going to fashion a "Wanted" Ad for a best friend, how would you word it?

Wanted: Best Friend.
Looking for candidate who likes to do something crafty so we can on occasion get together and cross stitch or whatever together. Needs to have sense of humor and handle sarcasm well (must pass sarcasm test as part of pre-qualification screening). Must like to cook and get together for dinner and hang out. Prefer someone who is married or at least in a committed relationship so my husband has someone to hang out with too, but willing to negotiate (my husband has single friends who can blind date). But the right person would be funny, patient, give great advice, inform me when I'm being unreasonable, and be there when I need a shoulder to cry on. She must love my husband and my fur babies like they were her own, and she must always be willing to get up at 3am drive to an undisclosed location and dig a hole approximately 3 feet wide by 7 feet tall and not ask any questions while doing so.
Happy Friday!


  1. You are so full of awesome. I love you so much. I love the comment about digging the hole. I know of a few things that would fit in that hole perfectly. I love you!!!! :)

  2. Stopping by from 5QF-

    Score on the checkbook- I do the same thing only not once a week... sometimes once a month and even then its sad. Don't know that I would call it balancing.. more like making sure I didn't go into the red.

    LOVE,,, LOVE your answer to the best friend. Priceless!

    Stop by anytime.



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