Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Yet again...

another week has gone by and I have only blogged one time.  I hang my head in bloggy shame and as that you forgive me.  Again.

hang on--gotta take care of (read:  clean up after) the diva.....

Thank you.  Currently girlie and I are outside enjoying this lovely Indian summer weather and cursing the coming winter.  Ok.  Maybe not the whole cursingthecomingwinter thing, but nonetheless.

So.  Here's what has happened since last we met:

Thursday:  I really, really wished that it was Friday.

Friday:  I was really, really glad it was Friday.

Saturday:  Went to Annapolis with my good friend Freddie.  Ate fro-yo at Menchie's.  Enjoyed the lovely weather.  Bought some big-girl make-up.

Sunday:  Discovered DuPont Circle.  aaaannnnndddd a new yarn store.  And because I am a yarn ho, bought some more yarn.  Hey--the first step is admitting your addiction, right?  Cursed the Cowboys because they SUCK OUT LOUD ALL DAY LONG this season.  Ok.  Again with the whole...

hang on.  gotta find the diva.  think she is flirting with the boyfriend.  her boyfriend, not mine.  you know, because i don't have one.

no cursing thing because I really don't.  Usually.

Monday:  Paid a visit to Manworld, aka Lowe's (or Home Depot) if you prefer.  The area in front of my house (under the lovely bay windows of my kitchen) is a mosquito breeding area.  The water does not drain off well so I needed to get some rocks to help with the process.  Grossly underestimated the number of bags of rocks I needed and will have to go back and get some more this weekend.  Also bought large bag of mulch, some edging brick thingies, and a lovely purple mum.  Came home and worked in the yard for a little over an hour.  See:

Tuesday:  Back to work will a bazillion lovely issues were waiting for me.  Any ideas on how to deal with bullies?  Feel free to send them my way.  I want to protect my babies as much as possible but I am only one person and can't be around all of them all the time.  Sigh.

There.  Now you are all caught up to speed and I get on with more important things like these questions that I need to answer because I was tagged by Erin.  I can't even begin to tell you how much of a big-girl blogger being tagged makes me feel.  (Holy awkward sentence, Batman!)

Here are my 8 questions and there (mostly) truthful answers:

1.  What has been the most surprising aspect of motherhood in your experience?  If you're not a mom, what is it like to go to the bathroom in privacy?
Going potty in private is a wonderful experience that I highly recommend.  Wait.  Does it count if the dog sits outside the bathroom and watches?

2.  How often do you shave your legs in the winter?
Honestly, I can't stand having hairy legs.  I shave 2-3x a week regardless of the season.

3.  What's your favorite thing to do online?  If shopping, what site?
Obviously my favorite thing to do is blog because I am so faithful at it.  Ahem.  I like Facebook and reading other people's blogs.  I don't do a huge amount of shopping online but when I do I generally hit Amazon first.

4.  If you already possessed the necessary education and experience level what would you choose for your dream job?
I would absolutely love to open a bakery/coffee/craft shop with my BFF.

5.  Share a "last-minute" dinner recipe.  No pancake balls, please.
I'm single, so naturally that means that I am a gourmet cook.  Or not.  Hmmmmm....I am a big fan of soup or breakfast at night if I can't think of anything else to make for dinner or if I didn't plan ahead of time.  Which is most of the time...However, now that I know about pancake balls.....

6.  Do you speed or drive the speed limit?
Depends on who's behind me. ;)

7.  If you could live anywhere, where would you choose?
Texas.  Or you know, somewhere with a beach and cute, available, single men.

8.  What kind of new vacuum should I buy?
One that sucks.  I have a Dirt Devil.  On the rare occasions that it finds it's way out of it's home in the spare room closet, it works wonderfully.  It sucks.

Now I am supposed to tag 8 people and have them answer my very own made-up 8 questions.  The problem is I don't know 8 people to tag.  So instead I will post 8 questions in the hope that someone (or more than one someone) will feel a burning desire to answer the questions in my comments:

1.  What is your favorite go-to dessert?  Posting the actual recipe gets you bonus points.
2.  What is your favorite Christmas memory?
3.  What was the last book you read and did you like it?
4.  Who was your favorite teacher in grade school?  Why?
5.  What do you think your best friend would say is your best quality?
6.  Law & Order or CSI:?  Or do you care?
7.  If you had to choose between summer all the time or winter all the time which would you choose and why?
8.  What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?

And here, because I would hate for you to leave feeling at all deprived:
Have a Happy Wednesday! :)


  1. 1. What is your favorite go-to dessert?
    Posting the actual recipe gets you bonus points.

    -Dad's homemade ice cream w/Mom's chocolate sauce! I really don't think that recipe is necessary, do you?

    2. What is your favorite Christmas memory?

    -Sitting in your bedroom in utter frantic anticipation and cursing the wait time for Nana's Lasix to kick in!

    3. What was the last book you read and did you like it?

    -What the hell is a book?

    4. Who was your favorite teacher in grade school? Why?

    -Mrs. Patty. Nuff said.

    5. What do you think your best friend would say is your best quality?

    -Probably the same thing everyone else says, my ability to make people laugh.

    6. Law & Order or CSI:? Or do you care?

    -Rat's butt. Couldn't give one.

    7. If you had to choose between summer all the time or winter all the time which would you choose and why?

    -Summer. I live in Texas. You do the math.

    8. What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?

    -Fudge peanut butter chunk! (Ah dammit!! I just gained 3 pounds sayin' it!)

  2. 1. Brownies. Homemade. Thick. With chocolate chips.
    2. Christmas Eve with my family.
    3. Gone with the Wind and Yes!
    4. Mrs. Straw. I thought she was beautiful.
    5. I have no idea. Maybe I am a goof?
    6. Don't care.
    7. Summer. Duh.
    8. Chocolate Peanut butter. Duh.

  3. I'll start off by saying Matt you are too funny!
    And dear BFF I TOTALLY agreeeeee with your dream job! Maybe one day!
    I am dog tired so I am goin to only answer a few of your questions....
    1. Starbucks
    5. That I have the incredible ability to pick such a wonderfull BFF!!!!!
    6. CSI
    7. SUMMER!!!!!!!!!! And throw in a beach!!! :)
    8. Any pint or 1/2 gallon that I am sharing with my BFF!!!!!!