Tuesday, February 28, 2012

You're It

I have been such a sporadic blog updater lately that I was stunned to get a tag from Barb. I love you Barb! This may be the just thing to help me find my blogging mojo.

Here are my answers to her questions.

1. Where is your dream vacation?

Easy, Oregon Coast.

I can wander the beach for hours, or hike the gorgeous and rare temperate rainforests depending if I go west or east coming out of my hotel room. A unique and beautiful experience.

That being said, I have been stuck in UT for so stinkin' long I'd settle for a tent vacation to Sagebrush Flats, Nevada.

I would also love to go to Europe and the Seychelles.

2. What is your favorite movie that has Hugh Jackman in it?

I love him in X-Men Origins, who wouldn't? But, for me it's The Fountain, I love the symbolism and the Tattoo's and his passion for his woman.

3. What book could you read over and over and never be sick of it?

Twilight!! Ha! I jest people! Can you believe I didn't take a picture of this awesome apple cupped in two hands Twilight book cover style.

Seriously does such a book exist?

I love books, don't get me wrong, but over and over without boredom??? Sorry.

4. What's the last movie you saw in the theater?

Umm...hmmm, oh yes, Chronicle! I enjoyed it, and the popcorn.

5. Why did you start blogging?

My sister-in-law got me started and the Because I said So lady. I must admit that it is now painful to keep the Because I Said So lady on my sidebar but I give credit where credit is due.

6. What store would be your favorite for a shopping spree?

The Garden store.

Yes, it's true, I would compromise every moral fiber for a Garden Store Sugar Daddy.

Trellises, benches, decking materials, water features, plants, hoses, shovels, bulbs, rocks, seeds, fertilizer, pots, gnomes...ahhhh!

7. If you were 'Queen for a Day' what rules would you impose?

LOL I'm really hung up on this one, "with great power comes great responsibility" I guess.

Thinking...nope, nothing is coming... what am I queen of?

Oh, I know!

Every single urine drop must land in the toilet water, doesn't matter what direction you aim, if you aim, how old you are, if it's 3:00 AM and you are cuddled between your clean sheets, EVERY DROP! And, if my rules are broken then, "Off with their...ummm, heads!"

8. Heels or flats?

I'm a cute flip flops girl.

9. Do you have a traditional Sunday dinner?

Yes! We're the freakin' Walton's when it comes to family togetherness on Sundays.

10. What's your favorite song right now?

By Paula Cole Paula Cole

11. What's your dream job?

Don't laugh... Tavern owner.

Stop laughing!

I love having people over to visit, eat, and feel they have a place where, whatever they are and wherever they are in life's journey they are accepted and loved. I've fed door-to-door salesmen, cable installers, neighbor kids, friends and family for years, I might as well start serving them ale and stabling their horse for the night, right?

The other option was sultry jazz singer...

This was fun! Thanks, Barb!

OK, I tag

Tiffany at Families are Forever

Cathy at Ridin' The Range

Ginny at Mark and Ginny Stewart

LaShel at Reality Hits the Fan

Amy at Adams Family

Jenny at Alternate Readality

Techno Grandma at The James Family

Mama Lovelock at Mama LoveLock

Mummy at Mummy McTavish

Suz at Jason, Suz and the Grunts.

And Mandoo, you know who you are, girl.

All these names are on my side bar if I wait till I get them linked this is never going to get posted so there you go.

And here are some questions for you.

1. Pets, Love em or hate em?

2. Favorite Household cleaning product.

3. What is your most guilty, guilty pleasure?

4. Chocolate, Dark or light.

5. The best parenting tip you've ever got.

6. If you were secretly a super hero what would your name be and what super power would you have.

7. I just gave you 100 dollars, how do you spend it?

8. Are you addicted to a TV show? Do tell.

9. Who's your movie star crush?

10. Who is the most inspirational person in your life?

Friday, February 17, 2012

My Guilty Valentine

They say confession is good for the soul.

My Mom's birthday is January 30th.

I happened to be at the England Store in Salt Lake City earlier that month and bought her a huge Cadbury chocolate bar with filberts, her very favorite nut.

Mom has moved from across the street to a town a couple hours away so I tucked her chocolate bar away and waited for her to visit. On her birthday I mentioned that I had the chocolate and told her to come visit soon before she ended up sharing it with me.

On Valentines day I ate it! The whole thing.

Thanks for the Valentine, Mom...

it was delicious.


Thursday, February 2, 2012


So many things to catch up on.

December: Sick Boy Mom, dang nose, and lungs, much empathy for sinus/asthma sufferers everywhere. Missionary number three headed out on the 28th, many hours and dollars of preparation during a very busy month but he LOVES it. Christmas sat in bins and boxes until a near Adorable Hubby meltdown. Presents were simple kinda, #2 wanted to give his brothers a going away XBox 360 and TV, we split the cost and his brothers were thrilled.

Boy Mom and #2 at the Salt Lake City Temple.

January: No snow. More sinus crud, seriously? OK I get it, be nice to sinus sufferers, enough already. Christmas finally put away after a near Adorable Hubby melt down, poor, patient man. Managed to sprout the live Christmas tree which creates a dilemma, I just can't throw a living breathing plant out on the street. Three missionary letters a week and packages for meds, and holidays and birthdays is taking over my life. Broken dryer, broken dishwasher, limping along washer, broken microwave. Where the crap is the snow?? I love snow!

Sprouting a Christmas tree has been a secret goal of mine for years. Makes the saying, "Be sure you want what you wish for", take on new meaning.

And now for your reading pleasure...

A Conversation With #7.

Scene1: Boy Mom and Adorable Hubby's bed for a 5 minute cuddle before bedtime.

Players: Adorable Hubby, Boy Mom, #7, #6, #5, the dog.

Mood: Boy Mom has seriously called for silence, it's half-an-hour past bedtime and the 5 minute cuddle has lasted 20 minutes.

After 4 minutes of silence...

#7: It would be really great to be a balloon...

Boy Mom Adorable Hubby, #5, #6: ??

#7: ...until you POPPED!

Boy Mom: (covering up a laugh) Shhhh

#7: Of course you wouldn't have hands so you couldn't eat.

Boy Mom: Fortunately balloons don't eat much.

#7: Duh! No hands!

#7, #6, #5, Boy Mom: giggle, chuckle, snort.

Adorable Hubby: Alright, everybody into their own bed...chuckle.

Scene 2: Next morning wake up time.

Setting: Boy Mom and Adorable Hubby's bed, #7 has wandered back in at some point in the night.

Mood: Frustrated Boy Mom, #7 complains about school every morning.

Players: Adorable Hubby, Boy Mom, #7, the dog.

#7: I'm not going to school, I'm sick, I have no friends, my teacher hates me, I'm too tired...

Boy Mom: Hey, #7, last night I dreamed I was a big yellow balloon and I was really hungry because I didn't have any hands. But, then you came along and fed me...

#7: ??

Boy Mom: ...With a FORK.

Boy Mom, #7: Giggle, chuckle, snort.

Adorable Hubby: Really? I'm trying to sleep here...chuckle.

#7 is really into balloons lately. I think being able to weight a balloon so that the feet actually maintain proper anatomical alignment is kinda cool. However, it's really creepy to have a green balloon with anatomically correct feet wandering around your house.

Good to be back.

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