Skip to main content

Five Question Friday! 2/19/10

My Little Life


Howdy friends! I dunno 'bout you...but I am sooooo glad that the weekend is here!

No plans, no dates, no commitments...just me and my fam! (And, it's my Gram's birthday! Happy Birthday Gram! And, Happy Birthday K. Aloysius B. yesterday!!!)

Those are the best weekends, in my opinion, of course!

Oh!!! And, have you checked out my new "Personals" page? Pretty fun stuffy, if you ask me ('course, I'm a little biased...but, still!!)...click here to see what it's all about!

But...enough about that, let's get down to bidness! It's Friday...and that means it's time for *insert booming MC voice here* Five Question Friday!!

Rules for this fun little gig...copy and paste the following questions to your blog, answer them (like, duh!), c'mon back, link up and grab the MckLinky Blog Hop code (you know, if you want the code...)! I would kiss ya on the lips and be your best friend if you'd link back to me, Mama M.!

Here we go!

Questions for Friday, February 19th: (Thanks to Renee, Christy, Heidi, Lisa P, and Robin for their question suggestions! Would YOU like to be linked in a future 5QF? Just offer up your best questions here, in my community!)

1. Have you ever hit an animal with your vehicle?

2. When you see a string on your clothes do you pull it off or cut if off?

3. Did you have your own room or share a room when you were young?

4. Would you rather wear the same thing for the rest of your life or eat the same thing for the rest of your life?

5. What was your favorite TV show as a child?

--------------------------------------

1. Have you ever hit an animal with your vehicle?

Oh my gosh...I saw this question and immediately thought "YES!!"...not that, you know...I hunt down animals and kill them with my car.

It seems more like...well...like they hunt down my car and throw themselves beneath it.

The first time it was a cat. I was a young driver...and it totally freaked me out! It didn't die, so we scooped up this poor cat and drove it to the police station (I know, what were we thinking?!!).

They wanted nothing to do with it.

Nothing.

So, we headed back to where I hit it (and I say "we" 'cuz I had a coupla friends with me...) and we made the "boy" in the car go door to door to see if anyone had a cat that was missing.

No one did.

We then made that poor boy put the cat out of it's misery. And, I don't think he's ever been the same since.

Poor boy.

Poor cat.

Next up? A dog.

A dog that was the size of a semi-truck...I swear! Black as night...and the night was black too, didn't see the darn thing 'til it turned it's head and BAM, there were the eyes...but too late.

That dog was old...and technically, I didn't hit it...the Mr. was driving...but, a bit traumatic nonetheless...'specially when I saw the sheer size of the thing (shmucked up our van, too!).

And, lastly...was a deer. Did our van in good that time (photo here). That was the hunting season my hubby got skunked...I teased him incessantly that I was the one who got a deer that year (never found it, tho...).

2. When you see a string on your clothes do you pull it off or cut if off?

Will you laugh if I tell you it depends on the clothes?

'Cuz it totally does!

I mean, if it's my ratty ol' college sweatshirt...yup.

But, if it's a fancy new pair of jammies like I just picked up at my (still) favorite store, aerie, nope. Not gonna pull it!

I'd tie it off, then snip it all nice and tidy like.

3. Did you have your own room or share a room when you were young?

Well...I've gotta admit.

I was the princess of the family...the only girl amongst four children. So, yup...had my own room always!

And, my parents let me do all up in purple. Not a fun, funky purple...but, lavender. For real, I even had lavender carpet (which proves my parents are way nicer than me, 'cuz no kid of mine's puttin' purple carpet in their room! Paint? Maybe. Carpet? Heck no!)

I hafta say, there were many, many perks to being an only girl!

But, one big drawback.

I never had a sister. And that makes me kinda sad...

4. Would you rather wear the same thing for the rest of your life or eat the same thing for the rest of your life?

Seriously, Lisa P.? I hafta choose?!!!

Um...ah...well. Let's see.

I think I'd rather wear the same thing for the rest of my life. I love to eat.

I love to eat lot's of different things...all the time. Everyday.

Always and forever, amen.

Oh...oh...but I love to wear cute stuff! And cute jammies, and cute shoes, and cute jackets!

Arrrrggghhhhh!! You're killin' me!

I can't take it...

I plead the Fifth.

5. What was your favorite TV show as a child?

Oh...okay...hold on a sec while I dig deep into the recesses of my brain to try to remember.

Alright! I'm back now! Sorry to have kept you waiting!

Okay, so...here's what I came up with..."Smurfs"..."Roadrunner"..."Saved by the Bell" (A.C Slater was sooooo dreamy...)...and then, of course, there was "90210", that I lived for as an "older" child (and, folks...I'm talkin' the real 90210...the original, not this new-fangled one!)

And, yes...I know that was plural TV shows...but I have a hard time making decisions...and besides, I didn't want to discriminate! I mean...gosh! How would Wile E. feel if he knew I picked the Papa Smurf over him? And, the SBTB crew? They might be devastated if they knew I chose those 90210 rich kids...

See my dilema? No? Oh...well then...ahem. Sorry.



MckLinky Blog Hop

Comments

  1. Geez, animals beware, Mama M is on the prowl!!! ;-) Actually, I've hit a few in my day too! The deer story is the best, though!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I was the only girl too...but I never got to do any of that! JEALOUS!

    ReplyDelete
  3. some of those were hard... I should have considered pleading the fifth too

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hi, I am following from friday follow!I am following you!
    Stop by and visit me at,
    http://www.smartandtrendymoms.com/
    http://rockincupcake.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  5. Right there with you on Saved by the Bell! Oh, I picked way more shows than that as my fave! You did good narrowing it down!!

    Watch out. Now you're going to have a kid want some crazy color carpet! I've actually been thinking about pulling up the carpet in my daughter's room and painting the floor purple!

    ReplyDelete
  6. OH I totally forgot about saved by the bell! Slater was dreamy.. but so was the blonde... Zack I think!?! Loved some saved by the bell!

    I hear ya princess with purple carpet. We wont be doing that in our house fo'sho'! I can handle the walls like you said.. but carpet?! umm no thanks!

    Have a great weekend sunshine!

    ReplyDelete
  7. haha....fun questions and fun answers!

    Blessings & Aloha!
    (I am still "re-couping" from your amazing, wonderful Valetnine's extravaganza! I still can't believe I was able to post 5 out of 7 posts with you! but so glad I did...it was fun!)

    ReplyDelete
  8. I totally had not only a purple room with purple carpet but also a pink room with pink carpet. It's great to be the youngest!

    Now I don't even want my hubby painting our bedrooms anything but neutral colors...

    ReplyDelete
  9. Yeah...so I forgot about all those shows! I told you my brain doesn't go back that far!

    As for being actually HIT by an animal...My father totaled two trucks because deer ran into the side of them!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Seriously...number 4 should be easy, a nice comfy pair of yoga pants! :)
    I LOVED Saved by the Bell...don't tell anyone but I totally still stop and watch for a second if I see it on. :)
    We'll miss you this weekend but have a wonderful weekend with your family!!

    ReplyDelete
  11. I have also hit a cat...traumatizing!!!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Good Grief, keep your animals away from Mama M! lol

    I have never even tried to watch the new 90210! I watched Saved by the Bell a few times, but I totally watched the other shows.

    It won't let me link up. :(

    ReplyDelete
  13. I was the only girl in my entire family-cousins included on both sides! Loved being the princess of the family but I still wish I had a sister, thankfully my cousins are older and married, and ironically all have daughters! haha :)

    ReplyDelete
  14. That's so funny about the strings on clothes. I went ahead and did my answers before I read yours. I laughed when I saw your answer because it's pretty much the same as mine! Haha!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Lock up your pets, peeps!!!

    The original 90210 was the bomb.

    ReplyDelete
  16. How can one chose between food and clothes?!! GAH!

    ReplyDelete
  17. I completely agree about being the only girl. There are some great perks, but when I look at peopole who have sisters . . . it DOES make me sad. I also ended up having only boys, so I've wondered what my children are missing not having a sister . . . especially to boss them around like I did to MY brothers! LOL

    ReplyDelete
  18. Hi There! I'm still hopping around Friday Follow reading great blogs! It's my first Friday Follow! Hope you can visit mine. I now follow and subscribe.

    Bridgette Groschen
    Groschen Goblins
    http://www.groschengoblins.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  19. I'm following you back! Thanks for visiting my blog on Following Friday!

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

I love comments! And, I welcome your thoughts that aren't in agreement with mine...as long as they are respectful!

Popular posts from this blog

Our Colorado Trip

One week ago today, I had skied myself down a mountain (several times) and survived.

Oh, you guys...Colorado has captured my heart. I loved our vacation like you wouldn't believe and while I am not (nor will I ever be) a world class skier (let's be honest, greens are where you'll find me...and I won't be whizzing down them, either!), the mountains and the skiing and the fresh air and the walking everywhere? I grabbed a hold of me and doesn't seem to be making any moves to let go!


Check out this view from our hotel room!!


I just told someone today, "If I had had my kids with me, I'm not sure I would've come back." I felt so healthy and vibrant and alive...ugh, I wanna go back!

Funny story, the first evening we were in Beaver Creek, we walked down to the village and I got my first real look at the ski runs...I thought, "Huh. They don't look so bad." and we went about our business and had supper and went ice skating and tucked ourselves in…

Sludge.

Grief...it's like a thick sludge, hard to wade through, difficult to know which way is up, feeling like you'll never get out of it.
Today was a rough day. I'm not sure if it was just setting in, or that grief coupled with today being Baby Girl's and my birthday, was just a bad combination, but whatever it was, I found it hard to keep the tears at bay.
Just when I thought I'd have it pulled together, I'd hear or read the words, "I'm sorry", or field a phone call, or think about the amazing outpouring of love and support...and the tears would flow. Fast and furious.
I've discovered that my rock, my strength, comes from being around family; specifically, my husband. When I'm alone, the thoughts and memories coming flooding in and the tears come pouring out. My brother-in-law, Verd, was an amazing man. Actually, "amazing" doesn't even do him justice, I wish I could find a word great enough to describe the kind of man he was.

My heart…

What I've learned.

Tomorrow marks the return to a "new reality" for our family.
After a couple of good days, I know everyone is apprehensive about what tomorrow will bring. I guess we'll just have to see.
This past week has taught me a lot...not the least of which was how many lives my brother-in-law had touched. Over 2,500 people waited in line, each for about 2 hours, to pay their respects to him at his wake. I was blown away...we were ALL blown away. At his funeral, the church held more people than it had ever held before...Christmas mass and Easter Sunday included.
Our priest was even amazed.
I also learned, probably most importantly, just what an amazing family I married into. Just how wonderful they all are, how strong they all are, how faithful they all are. As I spent this week "disconnected", I realized I was more connected than I had ever been...to my family.
I learned that the things that matter most in life are those that can't have a value placed on them. It's no…