This weekend Chloe was supposed to go with her dad, but "something came up" and she is with us. I broke the news to her this morning that we were going to do tux rentals tomorrow and she'd be tagging along doing "grown-up" stuff all day, and that we wouldn't get to look at toys, not a one. Her response? "Mmmm! Where we gonna eat?!?!" She is her Mama's daughter.
OK enough blah blah blah. Let's get to the good stuff.
1. Have you ever testified in court? For what?
I was supposed to testify once when I was in middle school because a neighbor's dog bit my other neighbor friend, but the guy didn't show up, so we just got out of school and all dressed up for nothin'!
The only other thing I've ever "testified" for was my divorce. Since I was the one who filed, I had to be sworn in and answer a lot of questions about my identity, my income, my child, etc. etc. It wasn't very fun.
2. Do you still have your wedding dress?
I still have my dress from my first wedding, yes. Well, I guess I don't technically have it. It's hanging at my mama's house. And obviously I have my current wedding dress, because it has yet to be worn!!! SOON! It's one I plan to keep, take good care of, and hope that someone will find it vintage and "way cool" when I'm like eighty and beg me to take it in for her and let her wear it in her own wedding. We shall see. It's classic enough I think it could stand the test of time.
3. Is there a special place you like to go when you're happy, sad, stressed, etc.?
If I'm happy, I'm going about my business, doing my thing, with a little pep in my step. There isn't one particular place I go. I enjoy life and you might find me doing anything from cleaning the house to riding around next to my Mister listening to country music. I might go shopping or take Chloe to the park, or do all of that in one day on a good day.
When I'm uspet/mad/stressed/overwhelmed? You'll find me in my bed. Earbuds in. Sharpie notebook and Sharpies nearby. I'm usually quiet, shut-down, and aloof. I turn off the lights, snuggle down in my covers and let my troubles sink into the memory foam with my ass. :)
My Mister has said, on more than one occasion, "I can't figure out if the sheets smell like you, or if you smell like the sheets." :)
Sometimes, if it's just stress or angst, or if I need to clear my mind, or think about something, you'll find me on my church walk. There's a cute little church exactly a mile up the road from my house, and if I need time to think and get away, I'll grab my phone and my earbuds and head for the top of the hill. I don't stay at the church or anything, just walk there and back, and always feel better when I get home.
4. If you have kids, do they sleep with you? If you don't have kids...will you let your kids sleep with you when/if you have them?
Chloe does not sleep with us. Ever. We have a full-size bed, so there just isn't room. In the time between her dad moving out and The Mister coming into the picture, she slept with me almost every night. I think it was a good thing for both of us. She went back to her own bed easily, and that's the time I actually transitioned her from crib to bed. She's always been a good independent sleeper, and I like that about her.
Since I've been an at-home Mama, we have a routine, though, of sleeping in, then snuggling in my bed before we get up and make breakfast and get ready. She'll come in here sleepy-eyed carrying her blankie and say, "Good mornin' Mama!" she climbs in bed with me, puts her cold toes on my legs, and we snuggle until they're warm :)
5. Do you watch late night TV?
It depends. My Mister goes to bed pretty early, because he gets up pretty early, and is just plain worn out at night! So I usually go to bed when he does, around nine. We talk, snuggle, and get our quality time in for the day. When there's a long pause, I'll say, "Are you going to sleep?" He says, "Mmhm," in his sleepy voice, and then we kiss goodnight. If I'm in a normal sleep pattern, I roll over and go to sleep as well. If my mind is still racing, I'll get up and watch tv until I get sleepy. I really like to watch Chelsea Lately. It's my favorite "late night" show (I usually miss it at 10 and watch it at 11:30). If there's nothing else on, I'll watch Jay Leno until Chelsea comes on.