Monday, March 23, 2015

Kicking It Old School

Hey, look at me! I'm doing it! I'm kicking it old school bloggy style, y'all! It has been a while since I've done this and I've been meaning to join in, so here I go!

If you could be on a reality tv show which one would you choose?
I am a reality show buff. None of the Housewives shows or any other crazy show where people just fight and act like idiots, but shows like Survivor, American Idol, The Bachelor (yes, I am embarrassed by this one), Dancing with the Stars (when there are actually people I like to watch- not this season), House Hunters, Top Chef, Project Runway, and the Amazing Race. I love that stuff. My friends used to try to get me to audition for American Idol but that never appealed to me and now I'm too old. HA! I would LOVE to be on Dancing with the Stars but alas I am not a star. I am super competitive so I think it would be a toss up between Survivor and The Amazing Race. My husband and I often said how much we would love to go on The Amazing Race together. So good. But ultimately I would love to be on Survivor. I would love to push myself and test my limits and play a game that I have been watching for close to two decades. It would be AWESOME.

Name one thing you have saved from your childhood. 
I have kept many things from my childhood. I have old journals, books, stuffed animals, a rosary, a statue of Mary, toys, all kinds of stuff. A little while ago my kids went over to my mom's house and came home with a ton of my old toys. Now I have an old school play telephone, Lincoln Logs, MORE legos, an old Fisher Price dollhouse, and more stuffed animals sitting around my house. Oh dear. I think the one thing that was always with me even before I had kids was my penguin stuffed animal that I got for Christmas when I was little. I love that little guy. It is currently sitting in Joey's room. The kids love him too.

If your life had a theme song which one would it be?
Ha! It would probably change all the time. I have a few songs that I have sung to the kids since they were tiny (Baby Mine) and they consider that their song. Right now Count on Me (Bruno Mars) always makes me teary when I hear it on the radio and the kids know that is kind of our family song. However, lately our lives have been crazy busy and the kids are driving me a little cuckoo so I think my current song is Lose My Mind (DMX).


Where is your happy place?
Somewhere realistic? My bed. Seriously.  I love my bed. Even when I'm not sleeping I just love sitting in my bed and reading. I just love my bed and my bedroom. It is so peaceful. It makes me happy.

Somewhere unrealistic? A beach. A nice, hot, tropical beach where I don't have to do much of anything but lie there and relax, preferably with a drink in my hand. And then when I get too warm I can just go jump in the ocean and then go back to the beach and lie there some more. Ahhhh. The beach.
(Mexico, baby!)

What is the one thing about your home that you and your spouse disagree on?
Probably just stuff. I am always wanting to declutter and get rid of stuff and Todd likes toys. He is constantly looking at the next "thing". I find it all very annoying but it is a very man thing. Boys and their toys, and all that. It doesn't help that we have four kids who all have too much stuff too. It just seems like I am always surrounded by stuff and I am a minimalist so it annoys.
Other than that, Todd and I agree on most things "house" related. We have similar tastes in furniture (although he insists on having two recliners in front of the tv instead of a nice couch we could all snuggle on) and styles and such.

What is your favorite fruit?
I love fruit. I mean LOVE. But, my favorite fruit, by far, is Bing Cherries. LOVE. I can't get enough. When summer rolls around that is basically all I'm eating. But, I do love all summer fruit. Watermelon, nectarines, honeydew, pineapple, peaches. Love them all, but cherries win.

Bowtie or regular tie?
This question made me go:

I guess I agree with Elaine. Little boys look cute in bow ties but mostly I prefer ties on men. Unless it is wedding day and then a bow tie looks nice. But I really think a white dress shirt, with no tie or bow tie, just a couple buttons open, is the sexiest. Yowsa.

Mexican or Italian food?
Umm... both? Seriously. Both. I love Italian and Mexican food. I crave both on a regular basis. And our city has three outstanding (one of them an award winner) Italian restaurants and an amazing Mexican restaurant too. That means trouble for me. Mmm. Now I'm hungry.

Where do you want to go on summer vacation?
Seriously? Did you not hear me before? The BEACH! It is my happy place. Luckily, we have lots of nice beaches around here. Unfortunately, we are at the mercy of Mother Nature. Last year it barely got hot enough to enjoy the beach at all. I hope we have a scorcher this year.
Ok. That isn't really a vacation. Umm... we had a blast when we went to Chicago with the kids. I think we'd like to do that again. It is close and easy.
Spring break is quickly approaching and we are taking our very first BIG spring break with the kids. Todd's mom has rented a condo down in Florida for the winter and we are driving (heaven help us) down there to visit her. Of course we are making all the required stops (Disney, Legoland, Universal) and since we get to stay with grandma it is going to be super special (not to mention economical). We are all very excited about it. So, since we are doing it big on spring break I think any summer vacation would be something small.

What are your go-to shoes in your closet?
I wear my white Keds often. They are comfy and go with everything. I wear running shoes when I am playing with the kids or working outside. In summer I pretty much live in sandals (or bare feet) and ballet flats. When I go out with Todd (when was the last time that happened?) I like to rock some fun heels. These are one of my favs:
They look super cute with a pair of skinny jeans.

Yeah! That was fun! Anyone else want to join in? Hurry up! You only have a few more days!


Mom24 said...

Very fun! I'm glad you did this. I learned some things. :)

Have a wonderful time on break. Sounds amazing.

Love those heels.

Elaine Alguire said...

I have a tone of stuff from my childhood too.

That song is perfect, I should have picked that one too! ;)

Let's got to the beach together!! :D

betty said...

Cute to read :) Oh my gosh, Wisconsin to Florida! How long will that take? But it sounds fun (once you get there :) Of course we always drove on vacations, ridiculously long trips too :)

I bet your mom was really glad to let the kids have toys from your past :) (gave her a good chance to clear things out I do believe :)


Bijoux said...

I love old school blogging! I think you need to watch Southern Charm on Bravo. It's my fave reality show ever and really, very little arguing.

Have a super trip!

Julia Hunter said...

That song kills me, love it. That song reminds me of so many things, I still blare it when I hear it.

Tabor said...

No longer do memes, but it was fun learning all your dark secrets. That bedroom is stunning and would be my favorite room as well.

Words To Live By

Be grateful for each new day.
A new day that you have never lived before.
Twenty-four new, fresh, unexplored hours to use usefully and profitably.
We can squander, neglect, or use them.
Life will be richer or poorer by the way we use today.
Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day.
You shall begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be
encumbered with your old nonsense.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson